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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
Owner Liberman Broadcasting
(KRCA License, LLC)
First air date July 1, 1990; 24 years ago (1990-07-01)
Call letters' meaning Estrella
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

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).


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).


  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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