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Salinas/Monterey, California
United States
CitySalinas, California
ChannelsDigital: 15 (UHF)
Virtual: 15 (PSIP)
AffiliationsCozi TV (O&O, 2014–present)
(NBC Telemundo License LLC)
First air date1989 (30 years ago) (1989)
(as translator of KSTS)
Call letters' meaningSequentially assigned by FCC
Former callsignsK15CU (1989–2011, 2011–2014)
DK15CU (2011)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
15 (UHF, 1989–2014)
Former affiliationsTelemundo (1989–2014)
Transmitter power5.74 kW
Height664.9 m (2,181 ft)
Facility ID64979
Transmitter coordinates36°45′22.8″N 121°30′8.7″W / 36.756333°N 121.502417°W / 36.756333; -121.502417
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile

K15CU-D, virtual and UHF digital channel 15, is a Cozi TV owned-and-operated television station licensed to Salinas, California, United States, and serving the Monterey Bay area, relaying the second digital subchannel of KNTV from San Jose. The station is owned by the NBC Owned Television Stations subsidiary of NBCUniversal (itself a subsidiary of Comcast). K15CU-D's transmitter is located on Fremont Peak in the Gabilan Mountains above San Juan Bautista, California, over 3,100 feet (940 m) above sea level.


The license was granted in 1989 (by Telemundo) as a translator of KSTS in San Francisco.[1][2][3]

On February 8, 2010, the station went dark for technical reasons.[4] The station returned to the air on March 11, 2010. On March 10, 2011, the license was canceled by mistake of the FCC.[5] On March 11, 2010, NBC filed a notice announcing a return to the air, however the notice was not filed.[6] On April 8, NBC filed an Engineering STA and a Petition for Reconsideration to restore the station.[6][7] The STA was granted on April 18, 2011.[8] On May 8, the Petition for Reconsideration was granted and the license was reinstated.[9]

On December 3, 2013, the FCC approved a request by NBCUniversal to convert the analog low-power station to digital, as a translator of KMUV-LP, the local Telemundo affiliate owned by the News-Press & Gazette Company.[10]

In 2014, the station became a primary affiliate of Cozi TV, listed in FCC records as a translator of NBC owned-and-operated KNTV, which airs Cozi TV on a subchannel.[11]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[12][13]
15.1 1080i 16:9 KCU15-D Cozi TV


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