KWNL-CD

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KWNL-CD
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Winslow / Fort Smith, Arkansas
United States
Branding Univisión Arkansas
Channels Digital: 31 (UHF)
Virtual: 31 (PSIP)
Subchannels 31.1 Univision
Affiliations Univision
Owner Pinnacle Media
Call letters' meaning WiNsLow
Sister station(s) KXUN-LD, KKYK-CD
Former callsigns K63EG (1989-2000)
K09XE (2000-2003)
KBBL-CA (2003-2006)
KWNL-CA (2006-2011)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
63 (UHF, 1989-2000)
Virtual:
9 (2011-2013)
Transmitter power 15 kW
Height 117 m
Facility ID 52426
Transmitter coordinates 36°08′50.0″N 94°11′13.0″W / 36.147222°N 94.186944°W / 36.147222; -94.186944
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website http://espanoltvarkansas.com/

KWNL-CD, virtual channel 31, is the Univision-affiliated television station, serving the Fort Smith area, licensed to Winslow, Arkansas. Owned by Pinnacle Media. The station broadcasts its digital signal on UHF channel 31.

History[edit]

The call letters were changed from KBBL-CA to KWNL-CA on July 6, 2006. As of July 14, 2006, the KBBL-CA call letters reappeared on Channel 56 in Springfield, Missouri, curiously the namesake of the Simpsons' fictional hometown. However, that station is a translator of KWBM, Equity's MyNetworkTV station in that market, and likely not inspired by the KBBL-TV of The Simpsons.

At one point, KWNL aired local newscasts; they were produced out of Little Rock, Arkansas, with reports produced in Fort Smith. The newscasts were canceled in June 2008, after then-owner Equity Media Holdings instituted a companywide suspension of news programs.[1]

After failing to find a buyer at a bankruptcy auction,[2] KWNL was sold to Pinnacle Media in August 2009 (after having initially been included in Silver Point Finance's acquisition on June 2 of several Equity stations[3]), with Pinnacle assuming control under a local marketing agreement on August 5.[4]

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[5]
31.1 1080i 16:9 KWNL-DT Main KWNL-CD programming / Univision

References[edit]

  1. ^ Manthey, Toby (2008-06-14). "Equity ends newscasts; N.Y. station buy teeters". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Retrieved 2008-06-19. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Equity stations still on the block". Television Business Report. April 20, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2009. 
  3. ^ "APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO ASSIGNMENT OF BROADCAST STATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. June 15, 2009. Retrieved August 25, 2009. 
  4. ^ "APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO ASSIGNMENT OF BROADCAST STATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. August 14, 2009. Retrieved August 25, 2009. 
  5. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KWNL

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