KBEO

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KBEO
Jackson, Wyoming
Channels Digital: 11 (VHF)
Affiliations Defunct
Owner KM Communications, Inc.
(Pocatello Channel 15, LLC)
First air date March 30, 2001
Last air date July 16, 2010
Former channel number(s) Analog:
11 (VHF, 2001-2009)
Former affiliations America One (2001-2004)
The WB (2004-2006)
The CW (2006-2009)
RTV (2009-2010)
Transmitter power 30 kW
Height 603 m
Facility ID 35103
Transmitter coordinates 43°38′14″N 110°38′3″W / 43.63722°N 110.63417°W / 43.63722; -110.63417 (KBEO)

KBEO was a full-power television station serving Jackson, Wyoming. The station was owned by KM Communications Inc. and broadcast on VHF channel 11 in Wyoming's Jackson Hole area.

History[edit]

KBEO signed on March 30, 2001. The station originally operated separately as an America One affiliate, but became a satellite of Pocatello, Idaho station KPIF, after that station opened in March 2004.

Because it was granted an original construction permit after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) finalized the DTV allotment plan on April 21, 1997,[1] KBEO did not receive a companion channel for digital television stations. Instead, on June 12, 2009, which was the end of the digital TV conversion period for full-service stations, KBEO was to have turned off its analog signal and turned on its digital signal (called a "flash-cut").

On July 16, 2010, KBEO ceased broadcasting due to financial problems. However, it had failed to apply for a digital license to cover or extension of the construction permit; furthermore, the analog signal had left the air for good, also for financial reasons, on September 24, 2008. As a result, on July 27, 2010, the FCC canceled KBEO's license.[2][3]

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