KJNK-LD

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KJNK-LD
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
City of license Minneapolis, Minnesota
Branding Telemundo Minnesota
Channels Digital: 25 (UHF)
Virtual: 25 (PSIP)
Subchannels (see article)
Translators KMBD-LD 43.1 Minneapolis
Affiliations Telemundo
Owner DTV America Corporation
(Regal Media, Inc.)
Founded 1984
Former callsigns K58BS (1984-1994)
K65GC (1994-1997)
K65GV (1997-1998)
K58BS (1997 and 1998-2005)
K25IA (2005-2009)
K25IA-D (2009-2014)
Former channel number(s) Analog: 58 (UHF, 1984-94 and 1998-2005)
65 (1994-1997 and 1997-1998)
Former affiliations TBN (1984-2013; November 2013-November 2014)
Informed TV (Sept.-Nov. 2013)
Transmitter power 15 kW = 15,000 watts
Height 250 metres (820 ft)
Facility ID 67955
Transmitter coordinates 44°58′34.0″N 93°16′20″W / 44.976111°N 93.27222°W / 44.976111; -93.27222

KJNK-LD is a low-powered television station that is licensed to and serving Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the Minneapolis/St. Paul media market. It is an affiliate of Telemundo that broadcasts over UHF channel 25 from a transmitter on top of the IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis.

History[edit]

The station began as K58BS upon signing on the air fir the first time in 1984. It became K65GC in 1994 when it was moved to UHF channel 65. It returned to channel 58 and reverting back to their first callsign in 1997 and again in 1998. The station was K65GV from 1997 to 1998.

They got their original K58BS callsign back in 1998 and it stayed with them until 2005, when the station moved to UHF channel 25 and became K25IA. Their digital counterpart, K25IA-D, signed on in 2009 in order for the station to upgrade to digital.

On April 13, 2012, TBN sold 36 of its translators, including K25IA-D, to Regal Media, Inc. Regal Media is headed by George Cooney, the CEO of the EUE/Screen Gems studios. [1] Following its acquisition from Regal Media, K25IA-D continued to carry all five TBN services. This ended in September 2013, when all TBN services were dropped in favor of Informed TV, a series of video lectures from Alan Roebke, a former Congressional candidate from Minnesota's 7th Congressional District. Informed TV's programming is also carried on a subchannel of K21GN-D, a Selective TV translator in Alexandria, where the organization's headquarters are located. [2] This ended in mid-November 2013, when K25IA-D resumed carriage of TBN and its subchannels. [3] On June 9, 2014, the station changed its call sign to the current KJNK-LD. The station became a Telemundo affiliate on November 23, 2014, with Sunrise, Florida-based company DTV America Corporation becoming the operator of the station. That same day, KJNK’s second subchannel began featuring programming from Doctor TV, a new upstart healthy-lifestyle network featuring the latest in medical breakthroughs, fitness programs, and other healthy living programming, with some programming from The Worship Network being shown during parts of the overnight hours. In terms of Spanish-language programming, KJNK now competes with WUMN-LP, which is affiliated with Univision, one of Telemundo’s main competitors.

Digital Television[edit]

Channel Label Format Programming[4] [5]
25.1 16:9 1080i Main KJNK programming / Telemundo
25.2 4:3 480i Doctor TV
The Worship Network (overnights, 1:00-3:30 p.m. C.T.)

Translators[edit]

KJNK-LD’s programming is also relayed by a 15,000 watt translator, KMBD-LD, broadcasting on UHF channel 43, also licensed to Minneapolis and transmitting from atop the IDC Center. [6] From 1998 until 2014, KMBD was affiliated with the Home Shopping Network as K43HB-D.

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