KHPK-LD

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KHPK-LD
DeSoto / Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas
Channels Digital: 28 (UHF)
Affiliations (see article)
Owner Mako Communications, LLC
(sale to Landover 5 LLC pending)
Founded 27 February 2003
Call letters' meaning Named after 3 owners:
Ric Halden
Marc Pace
and Ron Knott
Sister station(s) K31GL-D, KATA-CD, KJJM, KODF-LD
Former callsigns K69BS (?-2003)
K28HU (2003)
KHPK-LP (2003-2011)
Former channel number(s) 69 (1999-2003) 3
Former affiliations Urban America Television (2003-2006)
Almavision (2006)
Genesis Television Network (2006-2008)
Transmitter power 15 kW
Website [1]

KHPK-LD is a television station serving the Dallas / Fort Worth area. It is owned and operated by Mako Communications, LLC. It is not available on either Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications, or Verizon FiOS at this time.

The station began as an independent with the callsign K69BS on channel 69, then in 2003 it has moved its broadcasts to channel 28 and was rebranded K28HU. In less than a month, the call letters were once again changed to KHPK (so named after the three principal owners (Investors) Ric Halden (H), Marc Pace (P), and Ron Knott (K) and it became an Urban America Television network affiliate, because these three owners were shareholders in Urban (UATV). The format was similar to Pax TV's (now ION TV (formerly i)) format. KHPK aired the UATV signal 24 hours a day and was programmed and designed by Fred Hutton (of American Independent Network). After UATV ceased operations on 1 May 2006 due to lack of necessary resources, KHPK became a temporary repeater for former Almavision affiliate KNAV-LP. However, when the Genesis Television Network was launched, it gave both stations a window of opportunity. KNAV aired Genesis's Spanish broadcast, and KHPK showed the same network's English broadcast.

When K31GL switched from analog to digital broadcasting in November, 2008, Genesis moved from KHPK and KNAV to K31GL, and KHPK began broadcasting K31GL's former infomercial format. In January 2009, KHPK began broadcasting a directional digital signal towards Dallas on channel 3. The infomercials which had moved from K31GL to KHPK moved yet again to KNAV. KHPK's analog channel 28 began broadcasting Spanish religious programming from RedADvenir.org.[1]

On 13 March 2009, KHPK 3.2 became an AMGTV affiliate.[2] Later, AMGTV moved to K31GL-D, then to KATA-CD 50.3, before being dropped entirely. As of December 2010, KHPK channel 3 was off the air. KHPK-LD now broadcasts on channel 28, its former analog channel assignment.

In June 2013, KHPK-LD was sold to Landover 5 LLC as part of a larger deal involving 51 other low-power television stations.[3]

Digital television[edit]

This station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Programming
28.1 480i 4:3 SonLife
28.2 Guide US TV
28.3 Almavision
28.4 Soul of the South Network

References[edit]

  1. ^ RedADvenir.org
  2. ^ AMGTV.tv
  3. ^ Seyler, Dave (24 June 2013). "Anatomy of an LPTV deal extravaganza". Television Business Report. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 

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