|Slogan||Get It On|
|Channels||Digital: 46 (UHF)|
|Affiliations||My Network TV|
|Owner||Communications Corporation of America
(sale to Nexstar Broadcasting Group pending)
|Call letters' meaning||K LAFayette|
|Former affiliations||Channel America (1992-1995), PTEN (1993-1995), WB secondary (1995-1999) UPN (1995-2006), CBS secondary (2000-2005)|
KLAF-LD is the Communications Corporation of America-owned My Network TV affiliate in Lafayette, Louisiana, and is the sister station of Fox-affiliated KADN-TV. KLAF is carried on cable TV channel 13 on Cox cable systems throughout the Acadiana region. It brands itself as MyKLAF TV.
KLAF broadcast its analog signal on UHF channel 62 but because of its low power output and distance from the city of Lafayette it was relayed across a small network of three translator stations:
- K58GA (channel 46) in Lafayette
- K55HA (channel 55) in New Iberia, and
- K69HD (channel 69) in Church Point
KLAF's origins begin in 1991 when Delta Media (who then owned KADN) signed on low-power K62DW in Lafayette as "K62TV". In its beginnings, K62TV broadcast mostly Channel America programming mixed in with some repurposed local shows from KADN - such as Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler and In Brief - along with local USL sports and Houston Astros baseball games. K62DW was renamed to Variety TV in late 1993 and VTV shortly thereafter.
When UPN launched in January 1995, K62DW became a charter affiliate as "UPN Lafayette" and dropped Channel America programming. At the same time, Delta Media signed on translators in New Iberia (K55HA) and Church Point (K69HD) and K62DW picked up the callsign KLAF-LP. Shortly after the KLAF-LP transmitter moved to Opelousas and K46DG signed on in Lafayette. KLAF added a secondary WB affiliation in August 1995 but lost it in 1998 when the WB100+ network of cable stations was launched. KLAF went through branding changes in 1997, when "UPN Lafayette" was dropped in favor of "KLAF," then in 2004, under pressure from the network to standardize all affiliates' branding, KLAF became "UPN 17," reflecting its cable position on the local cable system.
UPN and the WB announced in early 2006 that network operations would shutter that September. Shortly after the announcement Fox created the MyNetwork TV syndication service, and on March 15, 2006, it was announced that KLAF would become Lafayette's MyNetwork TV affiliate  at the network's launch in September. During a transitional period that ran from August 15, 2006 to September 4, 2006, the on-air branding reverted to "KLAF", with no network or channel number designation.
On September 4, 2006, KLAF became a full-fledged MyNetwork TV affiliate as "MyKLAF TV."
In August 2007, KLAF began to make the transition to a single, full-market station as programming was added to KADN-TV on channel 15.2. One by one, the translators were taken off the air, beginning with K69HD (Church Point) on October 25 until only K58GA (Lafayette) remained. On November 9, 2007, K58GA became KOPP-LP, in preparation to move KLAF-LP's calls there. On July 5, 2012, the station changed its call sign to KLAF-LD, upon conversion to digital transmission.
In June 2006, owner ComCorp filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. ComCorp said in a press release viewers and staff would see no changes at the station. ComCorp emerged from bankruptcy in October 2007.
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- MyKLAF TV Website
- MyKLAF TV on Myspace
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KLAF
- Query the FCC's TV station database for K58GA
- Query the FCC's TV station database for K55HA
- Query the FCC's TV station database for K69HD