KKEY-LP

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KKEY-LP
Bakersfield, California
Branding Telemundo 17.3
Slogan Atrévete a Más!
Channels Digital: 13 and 25.3 (KGET/UHF)
Virtual: 13.1 and 17.3 (PSIP)
Affiliations Telemundo
Owner Nexstar Broadcasting Group
(Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.)
Founded 1997
First air date 2003
Call letters' meaning KErn CountY
Sister station(s) KGET-TV
KGET-DT2
Former callsigns K14IK (1997-2003)
Former channel number(s) 14 (UHF) (1997-2003)
Transmitter power 3 kW
Height 377 m (1,237 ft)
Facility ID 694093
Transmitter coordinates 35°26′17.00″N 118°44′22.00″W / 35.4380556°N 118.7394444°W / 35.4380556; -118.7394444
Website http://www.telemundo17-3.com/

KKEY-LP is a low-power television station in Bakersfield, California, that transmits over digital channel 13, it is also a subchannel of KGET. The station is owned by Nexstar Broadcasting Group and is a Telemundo affiliate.

On April 20, 2007, Clear Channel Communications entered into an agreement to sell its entire television stations group to Newport Television, a broadcasting holding company established by the private equity firm Providence Equity Partners.[1] This deal closed on March 14, 2008. However, due to Providence Equity Partners' partial ownership stake in the Spanish-language network Univision, the owner of MyNetworkTV affiliate KUVI-TV, KKEY-LP was sold along with KGET-TV and five other stations (KGPE in Fresno, California, KTVX and KUCW in the Salt Lake City, Utah DMA, WOAI-TV in San Antonio, Texas and WTEV-TV in Jacksonville, Florida) to High Plains Broadcasting. However, due to KKEY's low-power status, it was excluded along with KTVX from the deal, which was finalized on September 15, 2008. Newport Television continued to operate KGET through a shared services agreement. The analog signal went off the air on July 31, 2009, and for a year KKEY only existed as a subchannel of KGET and was even rebranded "Telemundo 17.3". On July 23, 2010 the analog signal on channel 11 came back on the air—just nine days before the station's analog license was to be cancelled by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In April 2014, the analog signal on channel 11 went off the air and a high definition digital signal went on the air on channel 13.

Newport agreed to sell KKEY and KGET, as well as KGPE in Fresno, California, to Nexstar Broadcasting Group on November 5, 2012.[2] The sale was completed on February 19, 2013.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clear Channel Agrees to Sell Television Station Group to Providence Equity Partners" (Press release). Clear Channel Communications. 2007-04-20. Retrieved 2007-04-20. 
  2. ^ "Nexstar Adding Stations In CA, VT". TVNewsCheck. November 5, 2012. Retrieved November 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/65597/nexstar-closes-on-three-calif-stations

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