KDCU-DT

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KDCU-DT
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Derby-Wichita, Kansas
United States
Branding Univision Kansas (general)
Noticias Univision Kansas (newscasts)
Channels Digital: 31 (UHF)
Virtual: 31 (PSIP)
Subchannels 31.1 Univision
Affiliations Univision
Owner Entravision Communications Corporation
(operated under a JSA
by Schurz Communications)

(Entravision Holdings, LLC)
First air date August 20, 2009 (2009-08-20)
Call letters' meaning Kansas and Derby City Univision
Sister station(s) KWCH-DT, KSCW-DT, KBSD-DT, KBSH-DT, KBSL-DT
Transmitter power 1,000 kW
Height 345 m
Facility ID 166332
Transmitter coordinates 37°48′1″N 97°31′29″W / 37.80028°N 97.52472°W / 37.80028; -97.52472
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website univisionkansas.com

KDCU-DT, virtual and UHF digital channel 31, is a Univision-affiliated television station located in Wichita, Kansas, United States. The station is owned by the Entravision Communications Corporation; Schurz Communications, which owns CBS affiliate KWCH-DT (channel 12) and CW affiliate KSCW (channel 33), operates KDCU under a joint sales agreement. KDCU maintains offices and master control operations based at KWCH and KSCW's joint studio facilities on 37th Street in northeast Wichita; KDCU maintains transmitter facilities located in rural northwestern Sedgwick County (northeast of Colwich. On cable, the station is available on Cox Communications channel 15 and AT&T U-verse channel 31 in standard definition, and in high definition on Cox digital channel 2015 and U-verse channel 1031.

History[edit]

Original KDCU logo, used from August 20, 2009 to December 31, 2012.

The station first signed on the air on August 20, 2009,[1] becoming the first (and so far only) full-power Spanish-language television station to sign on in the state of Kansas; [2][3] because it signed on after the June 12 digital television transition that year, KDCU was also the first full-power television station to sign-on in the Wichita/Hutchinson Plus market without a companion analog signal.

Prior to the station's sign-on, Entravision entered into a joint sales agreement with KWCH and KSCW owner Schurz Communications, in which Schurz would provide advertising, production and promotional responsibilities as well as back office and master control services for KDCU. Schurz also leased a transmission tower located near Colwich to house the station's transmitter facilities; KSCW, which previously used the tower, moved its transmitter facilities to a tower near Hutchinson in Reno County. Since KDCU is licensed as a full-power station, it is able to mandate carriage on cable and satellite providers in the Wichita/Hutchinson Plus market.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[4]
31.1 1080i 16:9 Univisi Main KDCU programming / Univision

Newscasts[edit]

KDCU-DT presently broadcasts 2½ hours of locally produced newscasts each week (with a half-hour on weekdays); the station does not air newscasts on Saturdays and Sundays. In April 2011, KWCH began producing a half-hour nightly Spanish-language newscast for KDCU, Noticias Univision Kansas, airing at 10:00 p.m. each weeknight (which competes against KWCH's own local newscast in that timeslot).[5]

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