KPDF-CA

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KPDF-CA
Azteca Phoenix 41.png
Phoenix, Arizona
Branding Azteca Phoenix
Slogan Más cerca de ti
Channels Digital: 41 (UHF)
Virtual: 41 (PSIP)
Subchannels 41.1 Azteca América
41.3 LATV
41.4 OnTV4U
Affiliations Azteca América
Owner Una Vez Mas Holdings, LLC
Founded June 14, 1995
Call letters' meaning Phoenix XHDF (TV Azteca flagship)
Former callsigns KPSW-CA, KPSW-LP, K41EN, K69HJ (CP only)
Former affiliations ACN, Home Shopping Español
Transmitter power 45.9 kW
Height 471 m
Class Class A
Facility ID 73764
Website http://www.uvmtv.com

KPDF-CA is a low-power Class A television station in Phoenix, Arizona, broadcasting locally in digital on UHF channel 41 as an Azteca America affiliate. The station is owned by Una Vez Mas Holdings, LLC of Dallas, Texas, and is carried on several cable systems in the Phoenix area.

History[edit]

KPDF-CA 41 logo used from 2004 to 2011.

KPDF-CA began as an original construction permit for station K69HJ, issued on June 14, 1995 to World Television, a subsidiary of Venture Technologies Group, LLC. In October 1997, the FCC granted the station a modification to its permit to construct facilities on channel 41, with new callsign K41EN. The station was licensed on October 20, 1999 and shortly thereafter, took the call letters KPSW-LP.

The station's license was converted to Class A in October 2001, and in May 2002, Venture Technologies sold KPSW-CA, along with stations KPHZ (now KTAZ) and KPHZ-LP (now KDTP-LP), to NBC Telemundo. The following December, NBC Telemundo acquired stations KHRR and KDRX-CA (now KDPH-LP) from Television Apogeo, a company owned by Roy Disney. As part of payment for the stations, NBC Telemundo transferred KPSW-CA to Television Apogeo. In August 2003, the FCC approved the sale of KPSW-CA to Una Vez Mas, and in January 2004, the sale was consummated and KPSW-CA became KPDF-CA.

KPDF-CA 41 Logo used from 2009 to 2011.

As a low power TV station, KPDF-CA continued broadcasting in analog after June 12, 2009, which was the end of the digital TV conversion period for full-service stations. Viewing this station required either a pass through converter box, a splitter, or use of cable or satellite.

On June 4, 2010, KPDF-CA flash-cut its signal from analog to digital.

Programming[edit]

The station was an affiliate of Home Shopping Español (HSE), likely from sign-on in 1999 until HSE was shut down in 2002. The station is also listed as an ACN affiliate (now Jewelry TV); presumably for the last half of 2002 and the first half 2003. In July 2003, the station became an Azteca America affiliate.

Newscast[edit]

In early 2007, KPDF was to start a local newscast, which will be produced in Davenport, Iowa by the Independent News Network. The station planned on having at least one reporter on duty in the Phoenix area filing news reports for the new news program. [1]

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Format Programming
41.1 480i Main KPDF programming
41.2 480i "For Lease" slide
41.3 480i LATV
41.4 480i OnTV4U

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