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BrandingCatchy Comedy Des Moines
Affiliations45.1: Catchy Comedy
45.2: Movies!
45.3: Story Television (soon)
First air date
February 2, 1987; 36 years ago (1987-02-02)
(in Marshalltown, Iowa; license moved to Des Moines in 2022)
Former call signs
  • K39AS (1985–1995)
  • KDAO-LP (1995–2015)
  • KDAO-CD (2015–2021)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 39 (UHF, 1987–2000)
  • 45 (UHF, 2000–2015)
  • Digital:
  • 44 (UHF, 2015–2019)
Retro TV (until 2021)
Call sign meaning
Des Moines Iowa Television
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID46753
ERP15 kW
HAAT557.6 m (1,829 ft)
Transmitter coordinates41°49′48.0″N 93°36′51.6″W / 41.830000°N 93.614333°W / 41.830000; -93.614333
Translator(s)KDIT-LD 17 (UHF, Fort Dodge)
Public license information

KDIT-CD (channel 45) is a low-power, Class A television station licensed to Des Moines, Iowa, United States, broadcasting the digital multicast network Catchy Comedy. The station is owned and operated by Weigel Broadcasting, and maintains a transmitter in Alleman, Iowa.

On July 29, 2021, it was reported that Weigel Broadcasting would purchase the then KDAO-CD for $195,000, pending approval of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The sale did not include the KDAO-CD call sign, which was retained by MTN Broadcasting.[1] The sale was completed on September 28;[2] and the callsign was changed to KDIT-CD on October 19.[3]


The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Subchannels of KDIT-CD[4]
Channel Res. Aspect Short name Programming
45.1 480i 4:3 Catchy Comedy
45.2 Movies!
45.3 Story Television (soon)


  1. ^ Ellis, Jon (July 29, 2021). "Weigel Buys Central Iowa TV Station". Northpine.com. Retrieved July 30, 2021.
  2. ^ "Notification of Consummation", Licensing and Management System, Federal Communications Commission, 29 September 2021, Retrieved 22 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Callsign History", CDBS Public Access, Federal Communications Commission, Retrieved 22 October 2021.
  4. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KDIT