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Phoenix, Arizona
Branding IZ TV
RitmoVision (DT1)
IZ Tuff (DT2)
IZ Videos (DT3)
IZ This (DT5)
IZ Retro (DT6)
IZ Revn (DT7)
Slogan IZTV;
La Tradición Continúa
Channels Digital: 38 (UHF)
Subchannels See below
Affiliations Independent
Tuff TV (DT2)
The Country Network (DT4)
This TV (DT5)
Owner Adrián Quiñones
(Spanish Independent Broadcast Network)
Founded August 19, 1988
Former callsigns K53GF (2002-2008)
K67FE (1991-2000)
K69FM (1988-1991)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
53 (2002-2009)
67 (1991-2000)
69 (1988-1991)
Former affiliations KWHY-TV translator; inTV
Transmitter power 20 kW
Height 511 m
Website http://www.38iztv.com

K38IZ-D, is a low-power television station serving Phoenix, Arizona, United States, providing over-the-air service in digital on UHF channel 38 from its transmitter on South Mountain. It is owned by Spanish Independent Broadcast Network of Phoenix and operates as a Spanish-language independent station.


The station began with an original construction permit for K69FM channel 69, granted to Broadcasting Systems, Inc. of Phoenix on August 19, 1988. The station was licensed on January 11, 1990, with city of license of South Phoenix. Early programming is unknown. In February 1991, the station was sold to Polar Broadcasting of Arizona, a San Francisco, California-based company, who shortly thereafter applied to move the station to channel 67 and change the city of license to Phoenix. The station licensed its new facilities and its callsign was changed to K67FE in December 1992.

In June 1996, Polar Broadcasting sold the station to Paxson Communications (now ION Media Networks and the station became part of Infomall TV Network, or inTV. Paxson Communications sold the station in August 1999 to Spanish Independent Broadcasting Network, who changed the programming to Spanish-language independent, rebroadcasting station KWHY-TV channel 22 of Los Angeles, California. The next year, needing to vacate the upper-700 MHz band (channels 60 - 69), the station applied for and was granted a permit to move to channel 53. The station was licensed in June 2002 as K53GF. Since then, the station has dropped the KWHY-TV rebroadcast and operates as an independent station, airing mostly movies and infomercials for local car dealers.

53-KGF logo used from 2002 - 2010

In May 2005, K53GF received a request to vacate channel 53 from Aloha Partners, who were winners of the FCC auction for the spectrum now occupied by channel 54.[1] However, with the DTV conversion still in process, there were no suitable in-core channels to which K53GF could move their analog operations. Instead, they requested to operate as a low-power digital TV station (LPDTV) on channel 38 and the FCC granted a construction permit in October 2005 to build LPDTV station K38IZ-D. In the meantime, Aloha Partners has not launched its proposed service to Public Safety,[2] and K53GF remained on the air on analog channel 53 until May 2010. Aloha Partners and its channel 54/59 spectrum were acquired on February 4, 2008 by AT&T Mobility.[3]

On October 27, 2008, the station filed for special temporary authorization (STA) to continue broadcasting the analog signal until 2009.[4] The station began digital operation under program test authority on October 30, 2008.

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Format Programming
38.1 480i RitmoVision
38.2 480i Tuff TV
38.3 480i IZ Videos
38.4 480i The Country Network
38.5 480i This TV
38.6 480i RetroTV
38.7 480i Rev'n


K38IZ-D airs a mix of locally produced shows, public domain movies and paid programming in Spanish. On 38.2 the station broadcasts the Tuff TV network under the brand IZ Tuff, on 38.3 the station broadcasts classic 70's/80's music videos under the brand IZ Videos and on 38.4 the station broadcasts ZUUS Country under the brand IZ ZCTN. In April 2015, the station added This TV programming on channel 38.5, and became the sole affiliate when KTVK dropped ThisTV on April 13.[5]

From February 2, 2009 – January 21, 2012, the station broadcast public domain movies in English on 38.2 under the brand IZ Classics, and on 38.4 the station broadcast religious programming and music videos under the brand IZ Hope.


  1. ^ "Displacement Application Technical Exhibit". FCC CDBS database. 2005-07-11. Retrieved 2007-03-04. 
  2. ^ "Aloha demos Lucent technology". Wireless Industry News. 2005-10-14. Retrieved 2015-04-10. 
  3. ^ "Memorandum Opinion and Order" (PDF). FCC CDBS database. 2008-02-04. Retrieved 2015-04-10. 
  4. ^ "Engineering STA". FCC CDBS database. 2008-10-23. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  5. ^ Jennifer Thomas (2015-04-09). "Changes coming to KTVK digital subchannels". azfamily.com. Retrieved 2015-04-10. 

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