K21GE

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K21GE
Camp Verde, Arizona
Channels Analog: 21 (UHF)
Affiliations 3ABN
Owner The Camp Verde TV Club
Founded April 30, 1979
Former callsigns K61BG (1979-2001)
Transmitter power 0.789 kW
Height 990 m

K21GE is a low-power television station serving Camp Verde, Arizona. It broadcasts on analog channel 21 from its transmitter located on Squaw Peak south of town, and is locally-owned by The Camp Verde TV Club. The station broadcasts programming from Three Angels Broadcast Network, or 3ABN, a Christian television network.

The station is required to be broadcasting in digital format by September 1, 2015, which is the end of the digital TV conversion period for low-power stations. If it is not, K21GE will be required to turn off its analog signal and would likely have to shut down.[1]

History[edit]

An original construction permit was granted to The Verde Valley TV Club (now Camp Verde TV Club) on April 30, 1979 to build a low-power television station K61BG on channel 61 to serve Camp Verde. It was intended to be a translator for KPHO-TV in Phoenix. The station was licensed on February 24, 1982. In 2001, the FCC granted the station permission to move to channel 21, as it was necessary to abandon channel 61, which was in the 700 MHz band that the FCC was planning to auction off for other purposes. In September 2004, the station was licensed as K21GE.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ayers, Steve (July 8, 2012). "Mixed Signals: Over-the-air television in Camp Verde threatened". Camp Verde Bugle. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 

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