|Cedar Rapids, Iowa|
|Channels||Analog: 17 (UHF)
Digital: 17 (UHF; not yet on air)
|Owner||Trinity Broadcasting Network
(sale to Regal Media pending)
|First air date||September 1988|
|Call letters' meaning||translator calls sequentially assigned by the FCC|
|Former callsigns||K60DJ (1988–1998)
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
60 (UHF, 1988–1998)
61 (UHF, 1998–2000)
|Former affiliations||TBN (1988–2012)|
|Transmitter power||4 kW (analog)
15 kW (digital)
K17ET is a low-power television station licensed to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It is a repeater that broadcasts programming from the Trinity Broadcasting Network, via satellite. The station broadcasts on UHF channel 17, with no digital signal on the air.
On April 26, 2006, the station was granted a construction permit to begin converting operations to digital television. Upon completion, the station will broadcast at 15 kW on channel 17. The original permit has since expired, but an identical permit was granted on July 13, 2012.
TBN took K17ET silent March 25, 2010 due to declining support, which has been attributed to the digital transition. K17ET returned to the air on April 26, 2010. On April 13, 2012, TBN sold 36 of its translators, including K17ET, to Regal Media, a broadcasting group headed by George Cooney, the CEO of the EUE/Screen Gems studios. In the meantime, K17ET left the air once more, on July 27, 2012, after losing the lease to its transmitter site; it will not return until after the sale to Regal Media is complete.
- "Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. April 26, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2010.
- "Resumption of Operations". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. June 7, 2010. Retrieved September 1, 2012.
- FCC document: "Asset Purchase Agreement: Trinity Christian Center Of Santa Ana, Inc. / Trinity Broadcasting Of Arizona, Inc. (Sellers) and Regal Media, Inc. (Buyer)
- "Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. August 27, 2012. Retrieved September 1, 2012.
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