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Bakersfield, California
United States
Branding Univision 39
Slogan La que nos une
(The one that unites us)
Channels Digital: 39 (UHF)
Virtual: 39 (PSIP)
Subchannels 39.1 Univision
39.3 Bounce TV
Owner Univision Communications, Inc.
(Univision Bakersfield, LLC)
First air date 1989; 29 years ago (1989)
Call letters' meaning Aquí en Bakersfield Estamos
Sister station(s) KUVI-DT
Former callsigns K52DJ (1989–1998)
KSUV-LP (1998–2002)
KBTF-LP (2002–2004)
KABE-LP (2004–2010)
KABE-LD (2010–2013)
Transmitter power 15 kW
Class A
Facility ID 18747
Transmitter coordinates 35°27′14″N 118°35′37″W / 35.45389°N 118.59361°W / 35.45389; -118.59361
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
Website www.univision39.com

KABE-CD, virtual and UHF digital channel 39, is a Univision owned and operated station located in Bakersfield, California, United States. The station is owned by Univision Communications. KABE maintains studio facilities located on Truxtun Ave in the western section of Bakersfield, and its transmitter located near Walker Basin, in Breckenridge Mountain.


K52DJ Launched on 1989 as a repeater of Fresno’s Univision station KFTV. It was renamed KSUV-LP and moved to channel 39 in 1998 after Univision purchased UPN affiliate, KUZZ-TV (now KUVI-DT) from Buck Owens. It was renamed again to KBTF in 2002 during the launch of Telefutura. It was renamed again to KABE in 2004 after a callsign swap with the original KABE-CA (channel 31 now KBTF-CD). In 2013 the station obtained Class A status. The station had a news department in the mid 2010s. It now silmucasts KFTV’s newscasts

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
39.1 1080i 16:9 KABE-LD Main KABE-CD programming / Univision
39.3 480i 4:3 BOUNCE Bounce TV

The Justice affiliation was moved to KUVI-DT on 25/09/2017, at which point, the 39.2 subchannel went dark for an indefinite period.


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