K27LF-D

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K27LF-D
(A Class A station)
San Antonio, Texas
ChannelsDigital: 27 (UHF)
Virtual: 14 (PSIP)
Affiliations3ABN
OwnerHC2 Holdings
(HC2 Station Group, Inc.)
FoundedJuly 19, 1994
First air date1997 (1997)
Sister station(s)K17MJ-D, KISA-LD, KSAA-LP
Former callsignsK57GO (1994–2001)
K14LM (2001–2015)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
57 (1997–2001)
14 (2001–2015)
Transmitter power15 kW
Height177 m
ClassClass A
Facility ID24570
Transmitter coordinates29°16′29.8″N 98°15′30″W / 29.274944°N 98.25833°W / 29.274944; -98.25833Coordinates: 29°16′29.8″N 98°15′30″W / 29.274944°N 98.25833°W / 29.274944; -98.25833

K27LF-D is a low-power Class A television station in San Antonio, Texas, broadcasting locally in digital on UHF channel 27 (virtual channel 14) as an affiliate of 3ABN. Founded July 19, 1994, the station is owned by HC2 Holdings. It is not yet available on Charter Spectrum.

History[edit]

On July 19, 1994, the FCC granted to Gonzalo A Santos a construction permit to build a low-power television station to serve the San Antonio, Texas area. The station was given the callsign K57GO, to operate on UHF channel 57. After two extensions of the construction permit, the latter resulting in the station's callsign being deleted, but later restored on approval, Santos sold the station to Three Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN) in September 1996. Once the sale was approved by the FCC in April 1997, 3ABN immediately applied for a license for the station, which was granted June 20, 1997.

In April 1997, the FCC released its list of full-service digital television allotments, and K57GO found itself between allotments for KTBC-TV in Austin on UHF channel 56 and KMOL-TV (now WOAI-TV) in San Antonio on UHF channel 58, which increased the potential for interference on channel 57. In addition, the FCC wanted to move stations out of the 700 MHz band, which included stations on UHF channel 52 and above. K57GO applied to move to UHF channel 14 and also to upgrade its license to Class A in June 1998 and a permit was granted in March 2000. The station was licensed as Class A K14LM channel 14 on April 25, 2001.

The station was licensed for digital operation on May 28, 2015, moving operation to channel 27 and changing its call sign to the current K27LF-D.

3ABN sold K27LF-D and 13 other stations to HC2 Holdings for $9.6 million in 2017.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "3ABN Deals Away 14 LPTV Properties". Radio & Television Business Report. October 13, 2017. Retrieved January 7, 2018.

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