|Grants Pass, Oregon|
|Branding||Better Life TV|
|Slogan||Bringing Hope Into Your Life...|
|Channels||Digital: 30 (UHF)|
|Owner||Better Life Television, Inc.|
|First air date||October 15, 2001|
|Call letters' meaning||Better
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
30 (UHF, 2001-2009)
|Transmitter power||2 kW|
KBLN-TV digital channel 30 is an affiliate of the Three Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN) based in Grants Pass, Oregon, serving the Medford, Oregon television market. The station, owned by Better Life Television, is seen in five counties in southern Oregon, plus Siskiyou County in northern California.
Because it was granted an original construction permit after the FCC finalized the DTV allotment plan on April 21, 1997 , the station did not receive a companion channel for a digital television station. Instead, at the end of digital TV conversion, KBLN turned off its analog signal and turned on its digital signal (called a "flash-cut").
Class "A" Translators:
- K22FC-D Channel 22 Grants Pass
- K47GI Channel 47 Grants Pass (converting to Digital)
- K23EX-D Channel 23 Medford
- K17EZ-D Channel 17 Rogue River
- K18GB-D Channel 18 Medford
- K25IM Channel 25 Hornbrook, California
- K33GJ-D Channel 33 Merlin
- K33HH Channel 33 Redding, California
- K48GO-D Channel 48 Cave Junction
- K48HV-D Channel 48 Klamath Falls
- K49IG Channel 49 Yreka, California
- In 2007, KBLN announced plans to purchase a full power station in Roseburg and a low-powered repeater station in Eugene, to expand coverage to more than 500,000 viewers in the Eugene market. In 2009, the stations, KTVC and Eugene translator KAMK-LP, were sold to KBLN during a bankruptcy auction for Equity Media Holdings. Plans for this expansion were announced by Better Life before Equity's economic woes came to light.
- In 2009, according to its website, Better Life "negotiated and signed an agreement to purchase a low power digital station in the Portland area." However, the site then failed to mention which station it was intending to purchase. It was not clear if the station was in talks with a particular station, or with many stations in the region. On March 23, 2010, the FCC granted Consent to Assignment for KEVE-LP channel 36 from Fiori Media, Inc. to the Southern Oregon Conference Assn. of Seventh-Day Adventists. KEVE-LP, at the time licenced to Longview, Washington, held a construction permit to move to the Portland area, while changing its city of license to Vancouver, Washington. The station would sign on October 24, 2010 as KEVE-LD.
- In 2011, Better Life acquired a low-powered station in Redding, California, K33HH channel 33, from the Northern California Conference Association of Seventh-Day Adventists; previously, the translator carried 3ABN programming directly via satellite. Also that year, Better Life leased a subchannel on FMI Media's KNRC-LD in Reno, Nevada, where it can be seen on subchannel 14.5.
- KBLN website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KBLN
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KBLN-TV