K47DF-D

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K47DF-D
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Corpus Christi, Texas
United States
BrandingTelemundo Corpus Christi
Noticiero Corpus Christi (newscasts)
ChannelsDigital: 22 (UHF)
Virtual: 47 (PSIP)
TranslatorsKZTV-DT 10.2 (VHF) Corpus Christi
(For others, see below)
Affiliations47.1: Telemundo (1989–2010, 2010–present)
47.2: Independent
OwnerE. W. Scripps Company
(Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC)
FoundedOctober 31, 1989
Former callsignsK68DJ, K22JA-D
Former affiliationsAzteca América (2010)
Transmitter power21.7 kW
Height51 m (167 ft)
Facility ID51376
Transmitter coordinates27°43′2.00″N 97°23′19.00″W / 27.7172222°N 97.3886111°W / 27.7172222; -97.3886111
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
Websitetelemundocc.com

K47DF-D, virtual channel 47 (UHF digital channel 22), branded on-air as "KAJA", is a low-power Telemundo-affiliated television station licensed to Corpus Christi, Texas, United States. Owned by the E. W. Scripps Company, it is sister to NBC affiliate KRIS-TV (channel 6) and low-power independent station K22JA-D; Scripps also operates CBS affiliate KZTV (channel 10) through a shared services agreement (SSA) with owner SagamoreHill Broadcasting. The four stations share studios on Artesian Street in Downtown Corpus Christi; K47DF-D's transmitter is located in Robstown. The station is simulcast in high definition on KZTV's second digital subchannel to increase its broadcasting radius.

On cable, K47DF-D is available on Charter Spectrum channel 16. From December 13, 2011 to May 2012, then-owner Cordillera Communications and the cable company (as Time Warner Cable at the time) were under a dispute regarding carriage fees, leaving TWC's Corpus Christi area customers without Telemundo.[1]

It originally carried programming from the Telemundo network. As of September 26, 2010, it carried programming from Azteca América. However, on September 30 it flipped back to Telemundo.

K68DJ had applied to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for permission to move to UHF channel 43. As a low-power station, K68DJ was not required to broadcast digitally. On February 20, 2013, the FCC cancelled the station's license, citing operating on an out-of-core channel (52 to 69).[2] As a result of this notice KAJA had ceased transmissions on K68DJ on January 2013 and went digital on a new channel with new call letters of K22JA-D. In 2014, K22JA-D became the digital companion channel for K47DF as K47DF-D. KAJA can now be seen on K47DF-D 47.1 in 720p.

Transmitters[edit]

KAJA
RF Channel Virtual Channel Call Letters Location Notes
09 47.1 K30EG Beeville, Texas LD (Low-Power Digital) Formerly analog on UHF 30, Construction Permit for digital operations on VHF 9
20 ANALOG K20EK Kingsville, Texas CA (Class-A) Analog
46 49.1 K46LW-D Beeville, Texas Digital companion for K49DV
22 47.1 K22JA-D Corpus Christi, Texas LD (Low-Power Digital) companion for K47DF; formerly K68DJ, then K22JA-D
48 47.1 K48LL-D Kingsville, Texas LD (Low-Power Digital) companion for K20EK
49 ANALOG K49DV Beeville, Texas TX (Broadcast Translator)

K22JA-D formerly had an analog repeater, K38EB (Channel 38, later 32) in Kingsville, but due to arrival of KUQI on UHF 38, the repeater in Kingsville can now be seen on K49DV in Beeville.

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