KBTU-LD

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KBTU-LD
Kbtu-tv.gif
Salt Lake City, Utah
United States
CitySalt Lake City
ChannelsDigital: 15 (UHF)
Virtual: 23 (PSIP)
Programming
Affiliations
Ownership
OwnerHC2 Holdings
(HC2 Broadcasting, Inc.)
KPNZ
History
Former call signs
K23GP (2003-2006)
KBTU-LP (2006-2015)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
23 (UHF, 2003-2015)
Spanish Independent (2003–2012)
MundoFox/MundoMax (2012–2016)
Altavisión (2017–2018)
Call sign meaning
Bustos Media TV Utah (former owner)
Technical information
Facility ID125589
ERP95 kW
HAAT1106m
Transmitter coordinates40°39′9″N 112°12′5″W / 40.65250°N 112.20139°W / 40.65250; -112.20139Coordinates: 40°39′9″N 112°12′5″W / 40.65250°N 112.20139°W / 40.65250; -112.20139

KBTU-LD, virtual channel 23 (UHF digital channel 15), is a low powered Azteca América-affiliated television station licensed to Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. The station is owned by HC2 Holdings. The General Manager of KBTU is Ed Distel. KBTU is available over-the-air and on local cable but not on any of the satellite services.[1]

History[edit]

The original construction permit was applied by Airwaves Broadcasting LLC in Park City, Utah in 2002.

Bustos Media used to own the station. In September 2010, Bustos transferred most of its licenses to Adelante Media Group as part of a settlement with its lenders.[2] Adalante sold KBTU-LP, along with WBWT-LP in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to DTV America Corporation for $425,000 on July 16, 2015.[3][4]

Digital television[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:[5]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
23.1 480i 4:3 KBTU-LD Simulcast of KPNZ / Azteca América
23.2 Sonlife Broadcasting Network
23.3 780p 16:9 Bounce TV
23.4 480i Blank
23.5 CBN News Channel
23.6 4:3 Shop LC
23.7 Buzzr

KBTU-LD first applied for a construction permit on RF Channel 23 in August 2000, which was amended several times, and granted in 2004.[6] As of May 2020, a construction permit for a move to RF 15 is pending.[7]

News operation[edit]

KBTU provides local news for the Salt Lake Hispanic community at 5:00pm and 9:00pm titled "Noticias 23". This started on June 2, 2009. Prior to this KBTU was offering 15 minute "news capsules" [8] "Despertando Utah" (Wake Up, Utah) is a morning news show that started as a 30-minute program in 2006. It has since expanded to two hours starting at 7:00am. The show is hosted by Ely Martinez and Michelle Ortega.[9][10] In 2009 KBTU cut six jobs and returned to the "news capsules" formula.[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spanish LPTV to Offer Local News". 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-24.
  2. ^ "NAP CLOSES ON BUSTOS, LAUNCHES ADELANTE". Radio Ink. September 27, 2010. Archived from the original on December 13, 2013.
  3. ^ "APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF A CORPORATE LICENSEE OR PERMITTEE, OR FOR ASSIGNMENT OF LICENSE OR PERMIT OF TV OR FM TRANSLATOR STATION OR LOW POWER TELEVISION STATION". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. March 26, 2015. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  4. ^ "Consummation Notice". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. July 17, 2015. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  5. ^ "KBTU-LD SALT LAKE CITY, UT". www.rabbitears.info. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  6. ^ "FCCInfo Application Results". fccinfo.com. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Licensing and Management System". enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Spanish LPTV to Offer Local News". 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-24.
  9. ^ The Salt Lake Tribune, August 16, 2008
  10. ^ "Despertando Utah: Spanish-language TV show aims for family audience". 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-20.
  11. ^ The Salt Lake Tribune, March 6, 2009
  12. ^ "Spanish-language TV station changes programming: Cuts ? Six on-air personalities lose jobs". 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-07.

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