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Marshalltown, Iowa
United States
ChannelsDigital: 17 (UHF)
Virtual: 45
Affiliations45.1: Decades (O&O)
45.2: Movies! (O&O)
OwnerWeigel Broadcasting
(TV-49, Inc.)
First air date
February 2, 1987; 34 years ago (1987-02-02)
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
ERP1.8 kW
HAAT32 m (105 ft)
Transmitter coordinates42°4′17.3″N 92°55′18.6″W / 42.071472°N 92.921833°W / 42.071472; -92.921833
Public license information

KDIT-CD, virtual channel 45 (UHF digital channel 17), is a low-power, Class A Decades owned-and-operated television station licensed to Marshalltown, Iowa, United States. The station is owned by Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting. KDIT-CD's transmitter is located on Reed Avenue north of the city. On cable, the station is available on Mediacom channel 16.

On July 29, 2021, it was reported that Weigel Broadcasting would purchase KDAO-CD for $195,000, pending approval of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The sale does not include the KDAO-CD call sign, which will be 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]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[4]
45.1 480i 4:3 Decades
45.2 Movies!


  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 KDAO