KNEX-LP

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KNEX-LP
Laredo, Texas
Channels Digital: 14CP (UHF)
Affiliations Dark / Testing
Owner Eagle Creek Broadcasting, L.L.C.
(Eagle Creek Broadcasting, L.L.C.)
Founded October 16, 1997
First air date 1999
Sister station(s) KVTV
Former callsigns K55HW (1999–2002)
Former channel number(s) 55 (Analog)
Former affiliations Mas Musica
MTV Tr3s
Azteca America
KQUR audio
Transmitter power 15 kW (digital)
Facility ID 40244
Transmitter coordinates 27°24′6″N 99°26′55″W / 27.40167°N 99.44861°W / 27.40167; -99.44861 (KNEX-LP) (analog)
27°31′12″N 99°31′19″W / 27.52000°N 99.52194°W / 27.52000; -99.52194 (KNEX-LD) (digital)

KNEX-LP channel 14 is a low-powered television station in the Laredo, Texas market. It is owned and operated by Eagle Creek Broadcasting. KNEX is currently testing its signal on channel 14.3 sometimes repeating the same programming as its sister station KVTV.

The station was off-the-air for almost a year, as all broadcasting on channels above 51 was ended by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on December 31, 2011; KNEX applied to operate in digital on channel 42 but later applied to operate on 14 on December 2012 FCC approved this request. Since late December 2012 KNEX has been testing its signal on channel 14.3.

When KNEX first went on the air in 1997 it was owned by Border Media Partners and was affiliated with Mas Musica and later MTV Tr3s before it switched programming to Azteca America. The station later disaffiliated from Azteca America and the station started broadcasting audio from KQUR-FM on a rotating-color screen with its call sign and channel number. In 2009, Border Media Partners LLC transferred the station to Border Media Business Trust pursuant to a forbearance agreement between Border Media Partners and its lenders.[1]

In March 2012, Eagle Creek Broadcasting agreed to purchase KNEX-LP from Border Media Business Trust.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deals - 2009-08-01 06:00:00 | Broadcasting & Cable". Broadcastingcable.com. Retrieved 2012-10-21. 
  2. ^ Seyler, Dave (March 28, 2012). "Laredo CBS affiliate scores a little LPTV sister". Television Business Report. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 

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