KQDK-CD

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KQDK-CD
Aurora, Colorado
United States
Branding MundoFox 39
Channels Digital: 39 (UHF)
Virtual: 39 (PSIP)
Subchannels 39.1 MundoFox
Affiliations MundoFox (2012–present)
Owner Casa Media Partners, LLC
(operated by Fusion Communications)
(Casa en Denver, Inc.)
Founded October 30, 1990 (1990-10-30)
Sister station(s) KQCK
Former callsigns K16CM (?–1999)
K62FW (1999–2000)
KDEV-LP (2000–2008)
KQDK-CA (2008–2013)
Former affiliations Lick TV
RTN
AMGTV
@SportsTV
VasalloVision (2009–2012)
Transmitter power 35 kW
Height 165 m
Class Class A
Facility ID 29455
Transmitter coordinates 39°40′31.2″N 104°52′24.1″W / 39.675333°N 104.873361°W / 39.675333; -104.873361Coordinates: 39°40′31.2″N 104°52′24.1″W / 39.675333°N 104.873361°W / 39.675333; -104.873361
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS

KQDK-CD, virtual and UHF digital channel 39, is a MundoFox-affiliated television station located in Aurora, Colorado, United States. The station is owned by Casa Media Partners, LLC. KQDK maintains transmitter facilities located on East Iliff Avenue (near Colorado Highway 83) in southeastern Denver. The station operates as a low-power translator station of Cheyenne, Wyoming MundoFox affiliate KQCK (channel 33).

History[edit]

The station was founded on October 30, 1990. In 2008, under Equity Media Holdings ownership, KQDK became an affiliate of the Retro Television Network (RTN). On January 4, 2009, a contract conflict between Equity and Luken Communications (which had acquired RTN in June 2008) resulted in many RTN affiliates losing the network's programming.[1] As a result, Luken moved RTN's operations to its headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and dropped its affiliations on all Equity-owned affiliates, including the then-KQDK-CA, immediately.[2] RTN would eventually sign with KCDO-TV that May.[3] KQDK then switched its affiliation to AMGTV, and later to @SportsTV.

KQDK was sold at auction to Valley Bank on April 16, 2009.[4] Valley Bank, in turn, filed to sell KQDK and KQCK to an ownership group connected to Fusion Communications on September 9.[5]

KQCK/KQDK-CA logo during its affiliation with VasalloVision

In January 2010, VasalloVision announced that it would affiliate with parent station KQCK.[6] KQDK-CA was acquired by Casa Media Partners in April 2012.[7] The station switched its affiliation to MundoFox on August 13, 2012.[8] Concurrent with the launch of the station's digital signal, on February 12, 2013, the station modified its call sign to KQDK-CD.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[9]
39.1 720p 16:9 KQCK HD Main programming / MundoFox (simulcast of KQCK)

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KQDK-CD shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 39, on February 12, 2013. The station flash-cut its digital signal into operation on its pre-transition UHF analog channel 39.

References[edit]

  1. ^ What’s Wrong with MyTV?
  2. ^ TV Newsday: "Financial Dispute Disrupts RTN Diginet", 1/5/2009.
  3. ^ "KCDO Denver Adding Retro TV Network". TVnewsday. May 7, 2009. Retrieved June 21, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Takers found for 60 Equity stations". Television Business Report. April 18, 2009. Retrieved April 20, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Equity Media props spin again". Television Business Report. September 9, 2009. Retrieved September 11, 2009. 
  6. ^ "'VasalloVision Network' in Las Vegas, Nevada" (Press release). VasalloVision Television Network. January 14, 2010. Retrieved February 6, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Denver TV, Cheyenne LP Go For $9 Million". TVNewsCheck. April 11, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  8. ^ Ostrow, Joanne (August 6, 2012). "Mundo FOX coming to Denver on Channel 33". Denver Post. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  9. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KQDK

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