KCVB-LD

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KCVB-LD
Channels
BrandingThe Valley Channel
Programming
Affiliations26.1: Independent
Ownership
Owner
History
FoundedNovember 30, 1993
First air date
April 1, 1994; 29 years ago (1994-04-01)
Former call signs
K12OT (1993-1996)
KVWB-LP (1996-1997)
KUTN-LP (1997-July 2001)
KCVB-LP (July-August 2001)
KCVB-CA (August 2001-2012)
KCVB-CD (2012-2023)
Network One (1994-1997)
inTV (1997-1998)
Pax/i/Ion (1998-????)
Call sign meaning
Cache Valley Broadcasting (former owner)
Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID69693
ClassLD
ERP535 W
HAAT546.1 m (1,792 ft)
Links
Public license information
LMS
Websitewww.thevalleychannel.com

KCVB-LD (channel 26) is a low-power independent television station licensed to Logan, Utah, United States. Founded on November 30, 1993, the station is currently owned by Bridge Media Networks. Its transmitter is located south of the Cache Valley, near Brigham City, Utah.[2]

History[edit]

KCVB-LD began on November 30, 1993 with the grant of an original construction permit to Valley Channel Broadcasting, Inc., later known as KUTN LLC and Cache Valley Broadcasting LLC. Originally built on VHF channel 12, it was given the callsign K12OT and was licensed on April 1, 1994. The station aired classified ads and some local programming. In November 1996, the station took the call letters KVWB-LP as a Network One affiliate [1], then changed to KUTN-LP in December 1997. When full-service television station KUTH (now KUTF) was granted a construction permit for channel 12 in October 1999, KUTN-LP was forced to find a new broadcast frequency. They applied to move to channel 3 in November 2000, and by July 2001, had applied for a license for their new facilities. At the same time, the station was again renamed, this time to KCVB-LP, which changed to KCVB-CA upon the station being granted a Class A license on August 28, 2001, along with the license to cover the move to channel 3. The station's call sign was changed again on January 12, 2012 to KCVB-CD, then on January 10, 2023 to the current KCVB-LD.

On February 15, 2023, Bridge Media Networks (the parent company of 24/7 headline news service NewsNet, backed by 5-hour Energy creator Manoj Bhargava) announced it would acquire KCVB-LD for $150,000.[3] Upon the completion of the transaction, KCVB-LD will become Bhargava's first TV station property in the state of Utah; the sale was consummated on April 4.[4]

Technical information[edit]

Subchannel of KCVB-LD[5]
Channel Res. Aspect Short name Programming
26.1 480i 4:3 Main KCVB-LD programming

Programming[edit]

KCVB-CD airs an abbreviated Ion Television schedule, with network shows only from 7 pm - 9 pm weekdays. The full Ion Television schedule is carried on owned-and-operated station KUPX-TV, which is available on cable in Logan. The majority of KCVB-CD's schedule is local programming, with infomercials overnight. Cache Valley Today is a local one-hour talk show that airs seven times during each weekday, and Let's Talk Cache Valley is a local half-hour talk show that airs weekdays, once a day, although at a different time each day. KCVB-CD shows hockey games from local Utah State University and basketball games from a local high school.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for KCVB-LD". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ KCVB FCC TV Query
  3. ^ Adam Jacobson (February 16, 2023). "NewsNet Grabs A Salt Lake City Property". Radio & Television Business Report. Streamline-RBR, Inc. Retrieved February 16, 2023.
  4. ^ "Notification of Consummation". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission. April 7, 2023. Retrieved April 7, 2023.
  5. ^ "Digital TV Market Listing for KCVB-LD". RabbitEars.Info.

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