KCFG

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
KCFG
Flagstaff, Arizona
Channels Digital: 32 (UHF)
Affiliations Defunct
Owner KM Communications, Inc.
(KM Television of Flagstaff, LLC)
First air date December 20, 2000
Former channel number(s) Analog:
9 (VHF, 2000-2009)
Former affiliations America One
Transmitter power 1000 kW
Height 343 m
Facility ID 35104
Transmitter coordinates 34°58′6″N 111°30′32″W / 34.96833°N 111.50889°W / 34.96833; -111.50889

KCFG was a full-service television station in Flagstaff, Arizona, broadcasting locally in digital on UHF channel 32. It provides over-the-air digital service from its transmitter on Mormon Mountain. Founded February 10, 1997, the station is owned by KM Communications of Skokie, Illinois.

History[edit]

KCFG began with an original construction permit granted to KM Communications on February 10, 1997 to transmit from Mount Elden north of Flagstaff. Although KCFG was to be a full-service station, environmental restrictions at the transmitter site limited it to 1 kW ERP. The station went on-air December 20, 2000[1] and was licensed July 18, 2001. Immediately, KCFG applied to move their transmitter site to Mormon Mountain south of Flagstaff, intending to build both full 316 kW analog and 1000 kW digital facilities there. However, the construction permit wasn't granted until nearly two years later and the analog facilities went unbuilt.

KCFG had originally elected to remain on channel 32 after the DTV transition in February 2009, but has since applied to the Federal Communications Commission to move to digital channel VHF 9.[2]

On November 6, 2012, the license assigned to KCFG was cancelled and the call letters were deleted, due to the station's signal being silent since September 6, 2011.[3]

Children's programming commercials records[edit]

The Federal Communications Commission proposed a $10,000 fine against KCFG in March 2006 because the station did not keep adequate records on commercial limits in children's TV programs. On 9 March 2007, the fine was reduced to $8,000 on the basis that the station had "a history of overall compliance with the Commission’s rules". The FCC eventually waived the fine on KCFG, but instead, KM was admonished "for its willful and repeated violation".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Request for Extension and Waiver". Federal Communications Commission. 2006-04-28. Retrieved 2007-09-15. 
  2. ^ FCC DTV status report, October 2008
  3. ^ http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/getimportletter_exh.cgi?import_letter_id=36793
  4. ^ John Eggerton (2007-03-16). "FCC Waives Fine Against TV Station in Arizona". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 2007-03-16. 

External links[edit]