KCWT-CD

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KCWT-CD
KSFE-LP Logo.png
La Feria, Texas
City of license La Feria, Texas
Branding Rio Grande Valley's CW 21
Channels Digital: 23 (UHF)
Virtual: 21 (PSIP)
Translators KFXV-LD 67.2
KNVO 48.4
Affiliations The CW via The CW Plus
Owner Entravision Communications
(Entravision Holdings, LLC)
Founded March 10, 1989
First air date 1998
Call letters' meaning K The CW Texas
Sister station(s) KNVO-TV
KFXV-LD
KTFV-CD
KXFX-CA
XHRIO-TV
Former callsigns K30FF (1997–2000)
KFTN-LP/CA (2000–2012)
KCWT-CA (2012–2014)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
30 (UHF, 1998–2014)
Former affiliations Telefutura
Transmitter power 15 kW
Facility ID 40058
Transmitter coordinates 26°8′28″N 97°50′4″W / 26.14111°N 97.83444°W / 26.14111; -97.83444
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website www.yourcwriograndevalley.com

KCWT-CD, virtual channel 21, is a low-power CW affiliate in McAllen, Texas, owned by Entravision Communications.

Previously, KCWT was a low-powered translator of KXFX-CA and KTFV-CA.

Until 2014, KCWT broadcast on analog channel 30. KCWT launched a digital feed on RF channel 23 that March;[1] however, through the use of Program and System Information Protocol, the station maps to virtual channel 21, as nearby Mexican station XHAB-TV in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, whose digital broadcasts use RF channel 30, also maps to virtual channel 30 rather than its analog channel 7 due to Mexico not fully following the PSIP standard. (Channel 23 is itself unavailable to KCWT as a virtual channel, as it is used in the Rio Grande Valley by KVEO-TV.)[2] Even before then, KCWT, as had previous CW affiliate KSFE-LD (channel 67, now KFXV-LD), has long branded as "CW 21" in reflection of its channel 21 slot on area cable systems.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Application for Class A Television Station Construction Permit or License". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. March 3, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ Hashemzadeh, Hossein (September 30, 2013). "Re: KCWT-CA, La Feria, TX…" (PDF). CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 

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