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(semi-satellite of KCVU
Paradise/Chico/Redding, California)
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Eureka, California
United States
Branding Fox 28 (general)
North Coast News (newscasts)
Channels Digital: 28 (UHF)
Virtual: 28 (PSIP)
Subchannels 28.1 Fox
28.2 Cozi TV
Owner Cunningham Broadcasting
(Eureka (KBVU-TV) Licensee, Inc.)
Operator Sinclair Broadcast Group
Founded July 10, 1991
First air date July 20, 1994; 23 years ago (1994-07-20)
Call letters' meaning Best VU (as in "view")
possible rhyming variations of San Francisco Fox affiliate KTVU)
Sister station(s) KAEF-TV
Former callsigns KZJA (CP)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
29 (UHF, 1994–2009)
Former affiliations Both secondary:
UPN (1995–1997)
The WB (1995–1998)
Transmitter power 50 kW
Height 513 m
Facility ID 58618
Transmitter coordinates 40°43′41.9″N 123°58′21.4″W / 40.728306°N 123.972611°W / 40.728306; -123.972611
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information:
semi-satellite of KCVU
Paradise/Chico/Redding, California) Profile

semi-satellite of KCVU
Paradise/Chico/Redding, California) CDBS

KBVU, virtual and UHF digital channel 28, is a Fox-affiliated television station located in Eureka, California, United States. The station is owned by Cunningham Broadcasting and operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group through a local marketing agreement as part of a virtual duopoly with ABC affiliate KAEF-TV (channel 23), which is owned by Sinclair, and is also sister to low-power CW and MyNetworkTV affiliate KECA-LD (channel 29). KBVU and KAEF share studios located along Sixth Street in downtown Eureka, and its transmitter is located along Berry Road west of Kneeland Airport. Although it identifies as a station in its own right, KBVU is considered a semi-satellite of KCVU (channel 20) in Paradise/Chico/Redding. While it shares studios with KAEF in Eureka, some internal operations are based at KCVU's studios along Auditorium Drive in Redding.


On April 21, 2017, Sinclair Broadcast Group purchased KBVU as part of a four-station deal.[1] The sale was completed on September 1.[2]

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[3][4]
28.1 720p 16:9 KBVU-DT Main KBVU programming / Fox
28.2 480i 4:3 Cozi TV Cozi TV

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KBVU shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 29, on December 22, 2008, along with KCVU, due to lack of funding.[5] The station's digital signal broadcasts on its pre-transition UHF channel 28.


KBVU currently airs 2½ hours of newscasts each week, all on weeknights at 10 p.m., as "North Coast News on KBVU Fox 28 at 10". The newscasts are produced by sister station KAEF.


  1. ^ Houston, Will (4 April 2017). "Media giant Sinclair Broadcast Group to buy four Eureka stations". Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  2. ^ Consummation Notice, CDBS Public Access, Federal Communications Commission, Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  3. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KCVU
  4. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KBVU
  5. ^ "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.