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Carencro/Lafayette, Louisiana
United States
SloganUniquely Acadiana
ChannelsDigital: 22.1 (UHF)
Virtual: 22 (PSIP)
AffiliationsHeroes & Icons (2015–present)
OwnerDelta Media Corporation
FoundedFebruary 1996
Call letters' meaningK Dupre Carrier Godchaux (co-owned insurance agency)
Former callsignsK22EP (1994-1996)
Former affiliationsAntenna TV (2012-2015)
RTV (2007-2012)
Pax (1998-2003)
The Sportsman Channel
America One (2005-2009)
America's Voice
Pandamerica Shopping Network
This TV (2012-2016)
Transmitter power10.9 kW
Websitehttp://www.kdcg.com, http://www.deltamediacorp.com

KDCG-CD, Channel 22 in Carencro, Louisiana, is a Class-A television station affiliated with Weigel Broadcasting's Heroes & Icons. It signed on as a local independent TV station serving the Opelousas, LA area in 1996 with a focus on family entertainment programming and broadcasting local news. The station gained its first network affiliation by affiliating with Pax in 1998. It has had numerous affiliations, primary and secondary, ever since. It was previously associated with Antenna TV, Retro Television Network, America One network, along with programming from The Sportsman Channel, FamilyNet, America's Voice, and the Pandamerica Shopping Network. Although KDCG served as Lafayette's Pax affiliate from the network's start in 1998, but dropped the network when the Lafayette cable system chose to add Pax's national feed to its lineup instead of the local station due to signal reception issues.

KDCG logo while RTV was branded RTN

On November 8, 2007, KDCG joined the Retro Television Network and changed branding to "RTN KDCG". At this time, programming from the Sportsman Channel was reduced to a limited basis, whenever the signal from RTN is off the air, plus some scheduled programming weekdays and Sunday mornings. The branding was changed again to "RTV 22.1" upon RTN's own rebranding to RTV and KDCG's flash-cut to digital broadcasts.

On August 15, 2006, after a long and drawn-out negotiation process, KDCG has been be added to Cox Communications Acadiana cable system on cable channel 9 (22 in Franklin), reaching viewers in Abbeville, Crowley, Franklin, Lafayette, New Iberia, and St. Martinville.[1][2] KDCG previously offered a live video feed of its programming over the Internet, a practice that ended in the late 2000s.

On March 30, 2012 Delta Media purchased KDCG from Acadiana Cable Advertising and added the station to a subchannel of KLWB (50.2). On August 1, 2012 KDCG changed its affiliation from RTV to Antenna TV on 22.1 and 50.2 KLWB. RTV was switched to KLWB 50.3 subchannel thereafter and eventually dropped from the station altogether a few months later. On July 1, 2015 KDCG changed its affiliation again, this time adding Weigel's newest diginet Heroes & Icons on 22.2 with This TV(simulcast off sister station KXKW-LD) broadcasting on 22.1, however Delta Media kept Antenna TV by launching it on sister station KXKW-LD 32.2 with Tribune's other owned diginet This TV. When Delta Media dropped its affiliation with This TV on June 30, 2016 and affiliated with American Sports Network, KDCG's second subchannel went silent.

Sometime in 2017 Delta Media moved KDCG-CD from its location on LA 182 in Opelousas to their main office in Carencro, Louisiana.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[3] Notes
22.1 480i 16:9 KDCGH&I H&I simulcast on KLWB (TV) 50.2

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