|Lake Havasu City, Arizona|
|Channels||Analog: 45 (UHF)|
|Owner||Jensen Media Group|
|Founded||March 18, 1982|
|Call letters' meaning||Lake HavasU|
|Transmitter power||1.4 kW|
KLHU-CA channel 45 is a low-power Class A television station serving Lake Havasu City, Arizona. It is an independent station owned locally by Jensen Media Group. The station broadcasts from its transmitter located on Goat Hill approximately five miles north of Lake Havasu City and is carried on the local cable television system.
London Bridge Broadcasting, a local company, was awarded an original construction permit on March 18, 1982 to build a low-power television station to serve Lake Havasu City and surrounding area. Given the call sign K45AJ, it was the first station in Arizona designated as "LPTV", a class of service that had recently been created by the FCC to allow low-power stations to originate programming. Its transmitter was located in an industrial park within the city limits northwest of downtown. The station was licensed on March 5, 1984.
In August 1993, London Bridge Broadcasting sold the station to Jeffrey Holmes, who in turn sold the station to James Husted (later part of TV 45 Productions Inc.) in July 1995. Under TV 45 Productions, the station upgraded its license to Class A status and changed its call letters to KLHU-CA in 2001, and moved its transmitter to the Goat Hill location in 2002.
KLHU-CA was sold in February 2004, to Jensen Investments FLP of Seattle, Washington. The purchase originally included a Time Brokerage Agreement, which stipulated that the station would broadcast in the English language and would not rebroadcast the over-the-air signal of any other station. In March 2005, Mark Jensen, Managing Partner of Jensen Investments, transferred the business to Lake Havasu City, where it operates as Jensen Media Group.
As an independent Class A station, KLHU has no network programming commitments, but is required to offer a certain amount of locally-produced programming each week. The station well meets its local content requirement, airing its own 90-minute local newscast, called Havasu 45 N.E.W.S. (News Events Weather Sports), three times each weekday. The station televises City Council meetings live, and offers local and state issues-oriented programming. They meet E/I requirements with a syndicated children's television show called "Critter Gitters" that airs weekdays after school and on Saturday morning. The station broadcasts an overnight movie, which it repeats in the early afternoon, and has an evening block of sporting events Mondays-Thursdays, some of it also locally-produced.
- "New Station to Start Up". Casa Grande Dispatch. 1982-03-30. p. 9.
- "Public Notice Comment". FCC CDBS database. 1982-03-30. Retrieved 2008-07-31.
- "Asset Purchase Agreement". FCC CDBS database. 2003-03-13. p. 6 sec. 5c, 5d. Retrieved 2007-09-10.
- "Business Frontier newsletter (June 2006)" (PDF). Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce. p. 11. Retrieved 2007-09-10.