K17ET

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K17ET
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Channels Analog: 17 (UHF)
Digital: 17 (UHF; not yet on air)
Affiliations silent
Owner Trinity Broadcasting Network
(sale to Regal Media pending)
First air date September 1988
Call letters' meaning translator calls sequentially assigned by the FCC
Former callsigns K60DJ (1988–1998)
K61FF (1998–2000)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
60 (UHF, 1988–1998)
61 (UHF, 1998–2000)
Former affiliations TBN (1988–2012)
Transmitter power 4 kW (analog)
15 kW (digital)
Facility ID 68067
Transmitter coordinates 42°2′43.00″N 91°38′48.00″W / 42.0452778°N 91.6466667°W / 42.0452778; -91.6466667 (K17ET)

K17ET was a low-power television station licensed to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It was a repeater that broadcast programming from the Trinity Broadcasting Network, via satellite. The station broadcast on UHF channel 17, with no digital signal on the air.

On April 26, 2006, the station was granted a construction permit to begin converting operations to digital television. Upon completion, the station was to broadcast at 15,000 watts on channel 17. The original permit expired, but an identical permit was granted on July 13, 2012.

TBN took K17ET silent March 25, 2010 due to declining support, which had been attributed to the digital transition.[1] K17ET returned to the air on April 26, 2010.[2] On April 13, 2012, TBN sold 36 of its translators, including K17ET, to Regal Media, a broadcasting group headed by George Cooney, the CEO of the EUE/Screen Gems studios.[3] In the meantime, K17ET left the air once more, on July 27, 2012, after losing the lease to its transmitter site; it will not return until after the sale to Regal Media is complete.[4]

The station's license was cancelled by the Federal Communications Commission on July 16, 2013.

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