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CityGrants Pass, Oregon
BrandingBetter Life TV
OwnerBetter Life Television
First air date
October 15, 2001 (22 years ago) (2001-10-15)
Former channel number(s)
30 (UHF, 2001-2009)
Call sign meaning
Better Life Network
Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
Facility ID83306
HAAT654 m (2,146 ft)
Transmitter coordinates42°22′55.4″N 123°16′33.2″W / 42.382056°N 123.275889°W / 42.382056; -123.275889
Translator(s)See below
Public license information

KBLN-TV (channel 30) is a religious television station licensed to Grants Pass, Oregon, United States, serving the Medford area as an affiliate of the Three Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN). Owned by Better Life Television, the station maintains studios on Northeast 9th Street in Grants Pass and a transmitter on Grants Pass Peak.

KBLN-TV is seen in five counties in Southern Oregon, plus Siskiyou County in northern California. It is a viewer-supported non-profit outreach organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, with a 501(c)(3) status.

Technical information[edit]


The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Subchannels of KBLN-TV[2]
Channel Res. Aspect Short name Programming
30.1 480i 16:9 KBLN-DT Main KBLN-TV programming / 3ABN
30.2 BLBN-2 Better Health TV
30.3 BLBN-3 Nature Channel
30.4 BLBN-4 Vida Mejor TV

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

Because it was granted an original construction permit after the FCC finalized the DTV allotment plan on April 21, 1997,[3] the station did not receive a companion channel for a digital television station. Instead, at the end of digital TV conversion, KBLN-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 30, and "flash-cut" its digital signal into operation UHF channel 30.[4]


City of license Callsign Channel ERP HAAT Facility ID Transmitter coordinates
Cave Junction K16NK-D 16 0.6 kW 555 m (1,821 ft) 5012 42°15′30.4″N 123°39′47.2″W / 42.258444°N 123.663111°W / 42.258444; -123.663111 (K16NK-D)
Klamath Falls K31NH-D 31 0.6 kW 697 m (2,287 ft) 5008 42°5′55.5″N 121°38′5.9″W / 42.098750°N 121.634972°W / 42.098750; -121.634972 (K31NH-D)
Medford K23EX-D 23 3.42 kW 299 m (981 ft) 5010 42°21′22.4″N 122°58′37.1″W / 42.356222°N 122.976972°W / 42.356222; -122.976972 (K23EX-D)
K25IM-D 25 0.362 kW 712 m (2,336 ft) 5005 42°3′52.4″N 122°28′45″W / 42.064556°N 122.47917°W / 42.064556; -122.47917 (K25IM-D)
Merlin K33GJ-D 33 0.226 kW 592 m (1,942 ft) 128672 42°35′58.4″N 123°21′58.2″W / 42.599556°N 123.366167°W / 42.599556; -123.366167 (K33GJ-D)
Rogue River K17EZ-D 17 0.687 kW 762 m (2,500 ft) 5004 42°32′26.1″N 123°14′56.1″W / 42.540583°N 123.248917°W / 42.540583; -123.248917 (K17EZ-D)
Gasquet, CA K25NO-D 25 1.23 kW 478 m (1,568 ft) 188826 41°49′49.7″N 123°52′41.2″W / 41.830472°N 123.878111°W / 41.830472; -123.878111 (K25NO-D)
Redding, CA K33HH-D 33 2.5 kW 31.6 m (104 ft) 49529 40°39′14.4″N 122°31′17.32″W / 40.654000°N 122.5214778°W / 40.654000; -122.5214778 (K33HH-D)
Yreka, CA K36NY-D 36 2 kW 434 m (1,424 ft) 130169 41°44′54″N 122°42′4.6″W / 41.74833°N 122.701278°W / 41.74833; -122.701278 (K36NY-D)


  • In 2007, KBLN announced plans to purchase a full power station in Roseburg and a low-powered repeater station in Eugene, to expand coverage to more than 500,000 viewers in the Eugene market.[5] In 2009, the stations, KTVC and Eugene translator KAMK-LP, were sold to KBLN during a bankruptcy auction for Equity Media Holdings.[6] Plans for this expansion were announced by Better Life before Equity's economic woes came to light.
  • In 2009, according to its website, Better Life "negotiated and signed an agreement to purchase a low power digital station in the Portland area." However, the site then failed to mention which station it was intending to purchase. It was not clear if the station was in talks with a particular station, or with many stations in the region. On March 23, 2010, the FCC granted Consent to Assignment for KEVE-LP channel 36 from Fiori Media, Inc. to the Southern Oregon Conference Assn. of Seventh-Day Adventists. KEVE-LP, at the time licensed to Longview, Washington, held a construction permit to move to the Portland area, while changing its city of license to Vancouver, Washington. The station would sign on October 24, 2010 as KEVE-LD.
  • In 2011, Better Life acquired a low-powered station in Redding, California, K33HH channel 33, from the Northern California Conference Association of Seventh-Day Adventists; previously, the translator carried 3ABN programming directly via satellite. Also that year, Better Life leased a subchannel on FMI Media's KNRC-LD in Reno, Nevada, where it can be seen on subchannel 14.5.[7]
  • A chain of low-power stations owned by One Ministries, Inc. (led by KKPM-CD) simulcast KBLN's Better Life TV programming throughout Northern California.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for KBLN-TV". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KBLN
  3. ^ "Final DTV Channel Plan from FCC97-115".
  4. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.
  5. ^ "God is working out this miracle!". KBLN Better Life TV. Retrieved April 20, 2009.[dead link]
  6. ^ "Takers found for 60 Equity stations". Television Business Report. April 18, 2009. Archived from the original on April 24, 2009. Retrieved April 20, 2009.
  7. ^ "Better Life TV: "Better Life Adds 2 New Stations!"". Archived from the original on 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2012-05-19.

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