KILM

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KILM
Barstow/Los Angeles, California
Channels Digital: 44 (UHF)
Virtual: 64 (PSIP)
Translators K49HV Morongo Valley/Palm Springs
Affiliations SonLife Broadcasting Network
Owner Multicultural Television Broadcasting, LLC
(operated by FilmOn.TV Networks under a local marketing agreement)
(KAZN-TV Licensee, LLC)
First air date August 15, 1987
Former callsigns KVVT (1987–1992)
KHIZ (1992–2012)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
64 (UHF, 1987–2009)
Former affiliations America One
AMGTV
RTV
Multicultural Independent
FilmOn TV
My Combat Channel
infomercials
Transmitter power 1000 kW
Height 596 m
Facility ID 63865
Transmitter coordinates 34°36′34″N 117°17′11″W / 34.60944°N 117.28639°W / 34.60944; -117.28639

KILM, virtual channel 64, is a religious television station licensed to Barstow, California, USA, but with studios in Pasadena, California. The station is owned by Multicultural Television Broadcasting, LLC.. KILM carries programming from the SonLife Broadcasting Network. As of December 2010, KILM is the only television station owned by Multicultural; sister company Multicultural Radio Broadcasting is better known for its radio group.

History[edit]

The station's logo as KHIZ, used until 2012.

KILM originally began broadcasting in 1987 as KVVT, the only independent commercial television station in the Mojave Desert region to provide local news programs. It became KHIZ in 1992. In the mid-2000s, the station changed its format and service area to be transmitted in both the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area and the San Bernardino-Riverside Metropolitan Area regions. Multicultural purchased Sunbelt Television, Inc. in 2007.[1] KHIZ eventually incorporated multicultural programming into its schedule.

At one time, KHIZ aired a weekday morning news program, Inland Empire Live, that was produced from the facilities of WSEE-TV in Erie, Pennsylvania and distributed to KHIZ via satellite transmission.[2]

FilmOn took over the station's operations under an LMA on September 1, 2012, at which point it became KILM.[3] On November 25, 2013, FilmOn TV was removed and replaced with paid programming. On July 12th, 2014, KILM dropped the all 24/7 paid programming lineup & replaced it with Programming from The SonLife Broadcasting Network, a Religious Broadcasting Network that is Owned and operated by Jimmy Swaggart.

Conversion to all digital[edit]

On February 17, 2009, KHIZ began broadcasting digital only on UHF channel 44, and discontinued analog transmissions on UHF channel 64, however, through the use of PSIP, digital tuners still receive KILM on 64.

On May 6, 2009, KHIZ added a low-power analog translator K39GY channel 39 (now KHIZ-LD, channel 2), a former TBN translator in Victorville.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mrbi.net/tvgroup.htm
  2. ^ http://www.khiztv.com/programming/news.php
  3. ^ Johnson, Ted (August 11, 2012). "Fox sues startup over broadcast streaming". Variety. Retrieved September 4, 2012. …FilmOn is launching its first broadcast channel in the country, KILM-TV Channel 64, in Los Angeles starting on Sept. 1. 

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