KUSE-LD

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KUSE-LD
Seattle, Washington
Channels Digital: 46 (UHF)
Affiliations Hot TV Network
Owner Mako Communications
(sale to Landover 5 LLC pending)
Founded May 31, 1990
Former callsigns K58DP
Transmitter power .5 kW (digital)
Height 934.3 m
Class LD
Facility ID 168057

KUSE-LD, channel 46, is a low power translator station in Seattle, Washington owned by Mako Communications and is currently broadcasting the Hot TV Network, a network devoted to reruns of classic TV shows (similar to Retro Television Network, Me-TV and Antenna TV).

History[edit]

On May 31, 1990 the FCC issued a construction permit to Breckenridge Broadcasting Co., Inc. bearing the call sign K58DP for channel 58 in Seattle. On February 20, 1998 the unbuilt translator station was sold to VVI LPTV, Inc. By the end of 1998 K58DP had signed on the air broadcasting the ValueVision Network. On July 28, 2005 K58DP was sold to Equity Broadcasting Corp. and became KUSE-LP also on this date. KUSE-LP was licensed under EBC Seattle, Inc.

Previously, KUSE-LP had been broadcasting the ShopNBC Network (the successor to ValueVision), but as of May 31, 2007, it was rebroadcasting the KWDK broadcast.

As of September 30, 2008 KUSE-LP was broadcasting only a black screen and silent audio. It was broadcasting an unmodulated carrier for several months.

The station ceased broadcasting on April 8, 2009 due to the economic difficulties that Equity has faced.[1]

KUSE was sold at auction to Mako Communications on April 16, 2009.[2]

On December 10, 2009 KUSE-LD started its low power digital transmitter and was broadcasting a test pattern. KUSE is currently multiplexed into 6 subchannels.[3]

On January 31, 2012, an application was filed to change to Channel 18, with double the power as Channel 46.[4] The channel change is to accommodate the move-in of K60GV from Bellingham to Maltby.[5]

In June 2013, KUSE-LD was sold to Landover 5 LLC as part of a larger deal involving 51 other low-power television stations.[6]

Digital television[edit]

PSIP Channel Programming[3]
46.1 color bars
46.2 Peace TV
46.3 SonLife Broadcasting Network
46.4 color bars
46.5 Hot TV Network
46.6 infomercials

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