|Grants Pass/Medford, Oregon|
|City||Grants Pass, Oregon|
|Channels||Digital: 30 (UHF)|
Virtual: 30 (PSIP)
|Branding||Better Life TV|
|Slogan||Bringing Hope Into Your Life...|
|Owner||Better Life Television, Inc.|
First air date
|October 15, 2001|
Former channel number(s)
30 (UHF, 2001-2009)
Call sign meaning
|HAAT||654 m (2,146 ft)|
Public license information
KBLN-TV, virtual and UHF digital channel 30, is a 3ABN-affiliated television station serving Medford, Oregon, United States that is licensed to Grants Pass. The station is owned by Better Life Television, Inc. KBLN-TV's studios are located on Northeast 9th Street in Grants Pass, and its transmitter is located 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. The station managers are Ron and Marta Davis.
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|30.1||480i||4:3||KBLN-DT||Main KBLN-TV programming / 3ABN|
Because it was granted an original construction permit after the FCC finalized the DTV allotment plan on April 21, 1997, 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.
Class A Translators:
- K17EZ-D Channel 17 Rogue River
- KDOV-LD Channel 18 Medford
- K25IM Channel 25 Hornbrook, California
- K33GJ-D Channel 33 Merlin
- K33HH Channel 33 Redding, California
- K49IG-D Channel 36 Yreka, California
- K48GO-D Channel 48 Cave Junction
- K48HV-D Channel 31 Klamath Falls
- 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. In 2009, the stations, KTVC and Eugene translator KAMK-LP, were sold to KBLN during a bankruptcy auction for Equity Media Holdings. 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.
- 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.
- RabbitEars TV Query for KBLN
- "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.
- "God is working out this miracle!". KBLN Better Life TV. Retrieved April 20, 2009.[dead link]
- "Takers found for 60 Equity stations". Television Business Report. April 18, 2009. Archived from the original on April 24, 2009. Retrieved April 20, 2009.
- "Better Life TV: "Better Life Adds 2 New Stations!"". Archived from the original on 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2012-05-19.