|Rancho Palos Verdes/Los Angeles, California
|City of license||Rancho Palos Verdes, California|
|Channels||Digital: 51 (UHF)
Virtual: 44 (PSIP)
|Owner||Rancho Palos Verdes Broadcasters, Inc.
|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|
|Public license information:||Profile
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.
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 thru Friday from Midnight to 4PM in the afternoon and Saturdays and Sundays from Midnight to 6AM until March 2010.
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 thru Friday 9AM to 3PM.
The station's digital channel is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|44.1||480i||4:3||Liquidation Channel, Magicbell , FCI (Japanese), KBS America, YTN (Korean), Saigon TV  (Vietnamese)|
|44.2||VieTV||VieTV  (Vietnamese)|
|44.3||KHMERTV||Khmer TV  (Cambodian)|
|44.4||SKY-CAN||Skylink TV (Cantonese)|
|44.5||ARRANG||Arirang TV (Korean/English)|
|44.7||NTDTV||New Tang Dynasty TV (Mandarin)|
|44.10||16:9||amga TV||AMGA (Armenian)|
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. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 44.
- RabbitEars TV Query for KXLA
- "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.
- KXLA website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KXLA
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KXLA-TV