KNAV-LP

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KNAV-LP
DeSoto / Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas
Channels Analog: 22 (UHF)
Affiliations HOT TV
Owner Tuck Properties
Founded 1989
Call letters' meaning

NAVarro College

former_callsigns = K29AD (1983-1989)
K30DG (1989-1995)
Former channel number(s) 29 (1983-1989)
30 (1989-1995)
Former affiliations Educational TeleCourse (1983-2004)
Almavision (2005-2006)
Genesis Television Network (2006-2008)
Gems TV (2008)
Transmitter power 1.5 kW transmitter power
ERP: 15 kW

KNAV, channel 22, is a low-power TV station that serves the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex, operated by Tuck Properties.

History[edit]

KNAV was originally started in Corsicana, Texas in 1983 [1] as a station run by Navarro College. (hence the NAV call letters) It was sold in 2004 [2] to Tuck Properties. Tuck moved the transmitter so the station could serve the Dallas-Fort Worth television market.

The station moved from channel 29 to 30 around the time that KMPX was granted a construction permit for a full-power station on channel 29. It later moved to channel 22 after KMPX was granted channel 30 as its digital television channel.

After KNAV's move to DeSoto, it became the Almavision affiliate, showing Spanish religious programming. However, in mid-2006, KNAV abandoned Almavision in favor of the new locally produced Genesis Television Network. Despite different owners, KNAV and Mako Communications-owned KHPK-LP maintained a partnership as KHPK broadcast the English version of Genesis TV.

When K31GL switched from analog to digital broadcasting in November, 2008, Genesis moved from KHPK and KNAV to K31GL. KHPK began broadcasting K31GL's former infomercial format, but KNAV was left without programming until December, when KNAV began broadcasting Gems TV programming.

In January, 2009, KNAV changed formats again when KHPK began broadcasting in digital on channel 3. Gems TV moved to KHPK 3.1, and the infomercials which had moved from K31GL to KHPK moved yet again to KNAV.

Although KNAV-LP was not required to turn off its analog signal on June 12, 2009 which was the end of the digital TV conversion period for full-service stations,[3] KNAV quietly went off the air in early November 2009. On June 19, 2009, KNAV-LP applied for a construction permit for UHF channel 29; however, full-power station KTXA had also applied for a construction permit for channel 29 and received the grant. On 17 February 2010 (BEP-20100217AAV) the FCC granted an extension of time to complete the digital construction permit. Tuck Properties, Inc. (the owner) applied for a "digital flash cut" with an ERP of 750 watts on channel 22 on 25 May 2010, but that application was dismissed on 13 July 2010.

Tuck Properties was finally granted a construction permit on 18 October 2010 for "Digital Flash Cut" on channel 22 with an ERP of 10 kW and a transmitter power of 1.2 kW. On 18 May 2011 Tuck Properties was granted a modification of the construction permit to change the ERP to 15 kW and the transmitter power will be 1.5 kW. However, as of January 2012 KNAV had still not begun broadcasting in digital. With their authority to remain off the air expiring, KNAV returned to the airwaves as an analog station broadcasting Hot TV.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Public Notice Comment
  2. ^ Public Notice Comment
  3. ^ TV Converter Box Coupon Program Website - Low Power Stations

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