K17DL-D

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K17DL-D
K17DL-D logo.png
Branson, Missouri
BrandingBranson Visitor TV
ChannelsDigital: 17 (UHF)
Subchannels17.1 K17DL-D
17.2 The CW
17.3 WeatherNation TV
OwnerBranson Visitors TV, LLC
(Gray Television (50.1%); Market Branson, LLC (49.9%))
First air dateJanuary 16, 1995
Sister station(s)KYTV, KSPR-LD, KYCW-LD
Former callsignsK17DL (1993–2009)
Former channel number(s)17 (UHF analog, 1995–2009)
Former affiliationsUPN (1995–2006)
The CW (2006–2009)
Transmitter power2.1 kW
Facility ID23969
Transmitter coordinates36°44′52.00″N 93°16′37.00″W / 36.7477778°N 93.2769444°W / 36.7477778; -93.2769444
Websitewww.bransonvisitortv.com

K17DL-D is a low-power digital television station licensed to Branson, Missouri, United States. It is owned by Branson Visitors TV, LLC, a company jointly owned by Gray Television, owner of KYTV in nearby Springfield, and Market Branson. K17DL-D broadcasts tourist information programming.

History[edit]

The original construction permit to construct a low-power station on channel 17 in Branson was issued on March 3, 1993[1] and issued the call sign K17DL;[2] on May 16, 1994, original owner Lorianne Crook-Owens sold the station to GEP, Inc.[3] On July 26, 1999,[4] K17DL, along with K05JQ (channel 5, now defunct) and Springfield-based K15CZ (channel 15, now KSPR-LD), was sold to Miller Family Broadcasting.[5] By this point, channel 17 had come on the air through a series of special temporary authority grants[6] and was simulcasting UPN programming with K15CZ; the station was fully licensed on January 14, 2002.[7] Miller sold K17DL and K15CZ to Schurz Communications, owner of KYTV, on March 14, 2002.[8][9] After UPN and The WB closed down to form The CW in 2006, K17DL and K15CZ affiliated with the new network.

On May 20, 2009,[10] Schurz sold a 49.9-percent interest in K17DL to Market Branson for $250,000;[11] following the sale, the station dropped all CW and K15CZ programming and began carrying tourist information.[12] The station also converted to digital television and began broadcasting in high definition;[12] consequently, the call sign was modified to K17DL-D on May 29, 2009.[2] Schurz' remaining 50.1-percent interest in channel 17[11] is included in Gray Television's purchase of Schurz' television stations.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Application Search Details (K17DL-D, 1)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  3. ^ "Application Search Details (K17DL-D, 2)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (DK05JQ)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  5. ^ "Broadcast Actions" (TXT). Federal Communications Commission. April 30, 1999. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (K17DL-D, 3)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  7. ^ "Application Search Details (K17DL-D, 4)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  8. ^ "Broadcast Actions" (TXT). Federal Communications Commission. January 31, 2002. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  9. ^ "Application Search Details (KSPR-LD)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  10. ^ "Consummation Notice". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  11. ^ a b "Operating Agreement" (PDF). CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. December 8, 2008. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  12. ^ a b Surratt, Phil (January 14, 2009). "New TV station airing in spring". Branson Daily News. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  13. ^ "Application For Transfer Of Control Of A Corporate Licensee Or Permitee, Or For Assignment Of License Or Permit Of TV Or FM Translator Station Or Low Power Television Station". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. November 23, 2015. Retrieved November 29, 2015.

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