KDCG-CD

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KDCG-CD
Carencro/Lafayette, Louisiana
United States
ChannelsDigital: 22 (UHF)
Virtual: 22 (PSIP)
Programming
AffiliationsHeroes & Icons (2015–present)GetTV (2021-present)
Ownership
OwnerDelta Media Corporation
History
FoundedFebruary 1996
Former call signs
K22EP (1994-1996)
Independent (1996-1998)
Pax TV (1998-2003)
The Sportsman Channel
America One (2005-2009)
FamilyNet
America's Voice
Pandamerica Shopping Network
RTV (2007-2012)
Antenna TV (2012-2015)
This TV (2012-2016)
Call sign meaning
K Dupre Carrier Godchaux (co-owned insurance agency)
Technical information
ERP10.9 kW
Links
Websitehttp://www.kdcg.com, http://www.deltamediacorp.com, http://www.get.tv, http://www.handitv.com

KDCG-CD, virtual and UHF digital channel 22, is a low-powered, Class-A Heroes & Icons-affiliated television station licensed to Carencro, Louisiana, United States. The station is owned by Delta Media Corporation.

History[edit]

It signed on in 1996 as an independent station serving Opelousas with a focus on family entertainment programming and broadcasting local news. The station gained its first network affiliation by affiliating with Pax TV (now Ion Television) 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.

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
22.2 480i 4:3 KDCGGetTV GetTV

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