KETD

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KETD
Estrella TV Logo.png
Denver, Colorado
United States
City of license Castle Rock, Colorado
Branding Estrella TV KETD 53
Channels Digital: 46 (UHF)
Virtual: 53 (PSIP)
Subchannels 53.1 Estrella TV
53.2 LeSEA
Affiliations Estrella TV
LeSEA (DT2)
Owner Liberman Broadcasting
(KRCA License, LLC)
First air date July 1, 1990; 24 years ago (1990-07-01)
Call letters' meaning Estrella
TV
Denver
Former callsigns KWHD (1990-2010)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
53 (UHF, 1990-2009)
Former affiliations LeSEA (1990-2010)
Transmitter power 300 kW
Height 178 m
Facility ID 37101
Transmitter coordinates 39°25′56.5″N 104°39′20.2″W / 39.432361°N 104.655611°W / 39.432361; -104.655611
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website estrellatv.com

KETD, channel 53, is a television station based near Centennial, Colorado. Its city of license is Castle Rock, Colorado, serving the Denver market on digital channel 46 (virtual channel 53).

History[edit]

The station signed on July 1, 1990 as KWHD, a LeSEA owned-and-operated station. As of 2008, KWHD claimed to be "the only full-time, commercial, independent TV station in Colorado." Its broadcast schedule was split 40%/60% between family-friendly, secular entertainment programming, Christian religious, and local sports programming. [1]

KWHD's broadcasts have been digital-only since January 16, 2009.[2]

LeSEA announced the sale of KWHD to Liberman Broadcasting in 2010; the station switched to Liberman's Estrella TV network, under new call letters KETD, after the sale is completed.[3] KWHD's previous programming remains available on KETD's second digital subchannel, as well as former semi-satellite KWHS-LD in Colorado Springs (which LeSEA continues to own).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KWHD TV-53 Programming". KWHD TV-53. Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
  2. ^ Digital deadline debate is producing brain static, Joanne Ostrow, Denver Post, January 30, 2009
  3. ^ Ostrow, Joanne (January 28, 2010). "Denver's TV market to get new Latino station". Denver Post. Retrieved February 2, 2010. 

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