KXLA

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KXLA
KXLA-IDC.png
Rancho Palos Verdes/Los Angeles, California
United States
City of license Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Channels Digital: 51 (UHF)
Virtual: 44 (PSIP)
Affiliations independent
Owner Rancho Palos Verdes Broadcasters, Inc.
(Ronald Ulloa)
First air date December 2000
Call letters' meaning KX Los Angeles
Former callsigns KRPA (2000–2001)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
44 (UHF, 2000–2009)
Transmitter power 1000 kW
Height 937 m
Facility ID 55083
Transmitter coordinates 34°13′35.3″N 118°3′57.7″W / 34.226472°N 118.066028°W / 34.226472; -118.066028
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website www.kxlatv.com

KXLA, virtual channel 44 (UHF digital channel 51), is an independent television station serving Los Angeles, California, United States that is licensed to Rancho Palos Verdes. The station is owned by Rancho Palos Verdes Broadcasters, Inc., whose president and majority owner is Ronald Ulloa, who also owns Twentynine Palms-based KVMD (channel 31). KXLA's studios are located on Corinth Avenue in West Los Angeles (near Interstate 405), and its transmitter is located atop Mount Wilson.

Overview[edit]

The station first signed on the air in December 2000 as KRPA as an affiliate of America One. The station changed its call letters to KXLA on August 8, 2001 with ethnic programming. The KXLA call letters were previously used by the Pasadena radio station now known as KDIS and in fictional form by the television station featured in the film The China Syndrome. KXLA also aired America's Collectibles Network Monday through Friday from Midnight to 4pm and Saturdays and Sundays from Midnight to 6am until March 2010.

KXLA's transmitter was originally located on Catalina Island at 33°20′59.5″N 118°21′9.4″W / 33.349861°N 118.352611°W / 33.349861; -118.352611, but in 2004 it was moved to Mount Wilson, where most of the other stations in the Los Angeles market transmit.

KXLA telecasts ethnic programming in Korean, Japanese (English subtitled), Mandarin Chinese, and Vietnamese, Tagalog, Persian, Armenian, Arabic, Hindi, Russian, French, Italian, German, Greek, Portuguese, Spanish and English. KXLA also broadcasts public affairs and this station also airs Liquidation Channel Monday thru Sunday at 12am to 7am and Monday through Friday 9am to 3pm.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
44.1 480i 4:3 KXLA-DT Liquidation Channel, Magicbell [1], FCI[2] (Japanese), KBS America[3], YTN[4] (Korean), Saigon TV [5] (Vietnamese)
44.2 VieTV H&S (Korean)
44.3 KHMERTV Skylink-3 (Mandarin)
44.4 SKY-CAN Skylink-2 (Cantonese)
44.5 ARRANG Arirang TV (Korean/English)
44.6 AVC ICN (Mandarin)
44.7 NTDTV New Tang Dynasty TV[6] (Mandarin)
44.8 ICN ICN (Mandarin)
44.9 GETV G&E (Mandarin)
44.10 16:9 amga TV AMGA (Armenian)

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KXLA-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 44, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 51.[2] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 44.

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