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I removed TopTV from the ethnic stations list -- it's been off the air for a couple months, and its website hasn't been updated since last year. I doubt it would return. It had a very limited selection of programming that it would repeat over and over again.
I also wonder if KHIZ should be added to the ethnic stations section. I can't receive this channel, but I've heard that its prime-time programming is in Mandarin and Cantonese. Hope someone would verify it. Chamaca.cosmica (talk) 00:53, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

I added the two full-time low-power translators for the Antelope and Victor Valleys: K12AO is an ABC station and K19DB is a spanish-speaking station of Azteca America. The digital conversion last month may changed this statistic out of my knowledge. Victorville is part of the Los Angeles market and easily received San Bernardino TV signals, but has several Los Angeles area translators of it's TV stations. The Antelope and Victor Valleys has a history of independent TV stations and an ABC? affiliate: KHDT 38/64 in the 1970s to early '90s. KHIZ 12/64 is a reincarnation of that station in the mid 1990s to operate with UPN/WB programs, later fell under control of AIN and A-1 networks in the late 1990s. The ethnoracial diversity of Antelope/Victor valleys produced a high need for Spanish-language and Asian-oriented programs, thus KHIZ adapted a multicultural theme in the 2000s as it became an Inland Empire and now L.A. area TV station. Another High Desert TV station KVMD 23/31 based in Yucca Valley began as local, then religious and now a part ethnic format. KIJR 47 is a low-power translator for the Palm Springs area (including Yucca Valley) of KVMD or KHIZ (I'm not sure which one), other than KSCI 18 San Bernardino is one of the most renowned TV stations to serve the High Desert in addition to the L.A. metro area. + 71.102.2.206 (talk) 11:28, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

Questioning of format[edit]

What reason is there that some station IDs are bolded and others are not? Initially, I thought it was to note significant stations but then again, what standard are we using to label from another?--Kencaesi (talk) 20:27, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

The reason the channel is bolded is because it shows that the channel is a network O&O, which for example, KCBS is owned by CBS, KNBC is owned by NBC, KABC is owned by ABC, etc. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.225.220.83 (talk) 17:08, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

New Digital television channels[edit]

Should we modify the template to include Digital UHF signals, in addition to the PSIP channels of each TV station of the Los Angeles Market? For example, KTLA 5.1 PSIP and 31 Digital, though most people with regular TV sets just watch KTLA on channel "5" the trademark of the former analog channel before the digital conversion took place. + 71.102.3.86 (talk) 00:00, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Proliferation of ethnic stations[edit]

I tried to make the ethnic stations section clearer by first listing the main multilingual stations, then listing subchannels according to their language. Since there are just 5 languages other than English and Spanish that have stations devoted to them, I thought listing each language once might be more legible than listing them individually for each subchannel, ending up in a bunch of wikilinks. (Sorry about my first edits of this template; I got confused and thought I was editing a copy in my sandbox.) Chamaca.cosmica (talk) 02:20, 21 September 2009 (UTC)