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Calipatria/El Centro, California/Yuma, Arizona
United States
CityCalipatria, California
BrandingUniMás El Centro
ChannelsDigital: 36 (UHF)
Virtual: 54 (PSIP)
Subchannels54.1 UniMás
54.2 LATV
54.3 TBD
54.4 Stadium
AffiliationsUniMás (2013–present)
OwnerCalipatria Broadcasting Company, LLC
OperatorEntravision Communications
First air date2000; 18 years ago (2000)
Sister station(s)KVYE, KWST, KSEH, KMXX
Former channel number(s)Analog:
54 (UHF, 2000–2009)
Former affiliationsIndependent (2000–2002)
TeleFutura (2002–2013)
MundoFox/MundoMax (2012–2016)
Transmitter power155 kW
Height476 m
Facility ID40517
Transmitter coordinates33°3′5.3″N 114°49′43.2″W / 33.051472°N 114.828667°W / 33.051472; -114.828667
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile

KAJB, virtual channel 54 (UHF digital channel 36), is a UniMás-affiliated television station serving El Centro, California and Yuma, Arizona, that is licensed to Calipatria, California. Owned by Calipatria Broadcasting Company and operated by Entravision Communications via a joint sales agreement, the station is operated as part of a virtual duopoly with El Centro-licensed Univision affiliate KVYE (channel 7), which is owned by Entravision outright. KAJB maintains transmitter facilities located atop Black Mountain and both stations share studios located on North Imperial Avenue in El Centro.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
54.1 1080i 16:9 KAJB-HD Main KAJB programming / UniMás
54.2 480i 4:3 LATV LATV
54.3 TBD TBD (TV network)
54.4 Stadium Stadium (sports network)

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KAJB was originally assigned UHF channel 50 for its digital companion channel, however, with Mexican television station XHRCS-TV broadcasting on the same frequency from San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, KAJB could not build its facilities without causing interference. The station released its allocation and participated in the FCC second round elections, selecting UHF channel 36 for its digital allocation instead. After years of efforts to obtain Mexican coordination for the use of channel 36, KAJB was granted a construction permit to build digital facilities in August 2008, nearly nine years after requesting authorization, and began airing in March 2009. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 54, which was among the high band UHF channels (52-69) that were removed from broadcasting use as a result of the transition.


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