- KBOP-CA redirects here. For the television station in Dallas, Texas, see KBOP-LD.
|San Diego, California|
|Channels||Digital: 42 (UHF)|
|Owner||Commercial Broadcasting Corp.
|Founded||December 5, 1990|
|Former callsigns||K25DU (1990-2000)
|Former affiliations||Shop At Home
|Transmitter power||4.666 kW|
KSEX-CD is a low-power Class A television station in San Diego, California, broadcasting locally in digital on UHF channel 42. Founded December 5, 1990, the station is owned by Commercial Broadcasting Corporation. KSEX currently broadcasts informercials in English 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
KBOP-CA was a Spanish language station known as Mi San Diego TV, programmed by KNSD, an NBC affiliate co-owned by NBC Universal and LIN Television. Much of the programming for KBOP-CA originated from Los Angeles Spanish independent station KWHY-TV, including its newscasts, Noticias 22, weekdays at 5 PM and weekends at 7 PM and 10 PM. However, KBOP-CA aired its own newscasts, Noticias Mi San Diego TV 43, weekdays at 7 PM and 10 PM. The station also provided Spanish-language broadcasts of San Diego Padres baseball games during the season and San Diego Chargers pre-season football games. In overnight hours (approximately 12:30 AM to 6:30 AM), KBOP-CA carried the Shop At Home shopping channel feed. In addition, to reach more viewers, KBOP was seen on digital cable on Cox channel 143 and Time Warner Cable channel 343.
In July 2007, it was announced that KNSD would discontinue its management of KBOP, including the end of Spanish-language programming on KBOP, effective September 1, 2007. Its news programs, Noticias Mi San Diego and Otro Vistazo, have moved to KNSD—the former is now seen weekdays at 4AM on KNSD; the latter on Sundays at 5AM on KNSD. KNSD is still continuing to maintain the Mi San Diego TV branded web site, but without the channel 43 designation, at http://www.misdtv.com/ for use with the limited number of Spanish-language programming (the two news shows) that have moved to the early morning hours on KNSD. () KNSD subsequently canceled Noticias Mi San Diego on December 5, 2008 as a result of budget cuts.
The reason for this discontinuation of KNSD's management of KBOP and therefore the end of KBOP's Spanish-language programming is due to KBOP's limited availability—on one low-power station and on digital cable, while the other stations have analog cable coverage, a full-powered signal, and/or several low-powered transmitters.
After the discontinuation of Mi San Diego TV on September 1, 2007, KBOP replaced its programming with an all-infomercial format. Shop at Home programming was discontinued as well. KBOP currently has no website of its own. Also, Cox and Time Warner has since dropped the channel, following the format change.
On January 5, 2011, KBOP swapped callsigns with Dallas low-power TV station KSEX. On July 18, 2012, the station changed its call sign again to KSEX-CD. Per the FCC database (linked below), it now broadcasts on digital channel 42.
- Peterson, Karla (December 6, 2008). "KNSD/Channel 39 drops 3 local-news shows, lays off 12". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved December 7, 2008.