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|City of license||Stockton, California|
|Channels||Digital: 26 (UHF)
Virtual: 64 (PSIP)
|Translators||KEXT-CA 27 Modesto|
|Owner||Univision Communications, Inc.
(TeleFutura Sacramento, LLC)
|First air date||November 12, 1987|
|Call letters' meaning||TeleFutura K|
|Former callsigns||KFTL (1987-2004)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
64 (UHF, 1987-2009)
Digital: 62 (UHF)
|Former affiliations||independent (1987-2004)
|Transmitter power||850 kW|
KTFK-DT is a Spanish language general entertainment television station owned by Univision and affiliated with Univision's younger leaning network called UniMás. It is licensed to Stockton and serves the Sacramento market. Studios and offices are shared with co-owned KUVS-DT at 1710 Arden Way in Sacramento. KTFK airs a one-hour newscast produced by KUVS weekday mornings from 7 am to 8 am.
The station began operation on November 12, 1987 as KFTL, and owned by Family Radio, which runs traditional non-commercial Christian radio stations and over the years taught Ultra Conservative Calvinistic reformed Christian Theology. The organization is non profit and headed by Harold Camping.
Because of the lack of available programming for television that complies with Family Radio's philosophy, KFTL instead ran religious programming about six hours a day, with the remainder of the day broadcasting the Home Shopping Network.
In the late 1990s, it began running a couple hours of public domain movies and sitcoms a day as well. Family Radio never grew into television as planned; as a result, Family Radio sold KFTL in 2003 to Univision, becoming a Spanish language entertainment station.
KTFK discontinued its regular analog operation on May 8, 2009 due to equipment failure with its last digital transmission, and not enough time before the June 12 as part of the DTV conversion day to necessitate repairing its analog facilities.
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KTFK
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KTFK-DT