KDEV-LP

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KDEV-LP
KDEV-LP (Me-TV Cheyenne) Logo.png
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Channels Analog: 40 (UHF)
Affiliations Defunct
Owner Stratus Media Holdings, LLC
(Cheyenne Television Group LLC)
First air date 2007
Last air date September 28, 2012
Former callsigns K40HP (2004)
KKTU-LP (2004–2008)
Former affiliations ABC (2007–2010)
MyNetworkTV (2010–2011)
Me-TV (2011–2012)
Transmitter power 10 kW
Height 61 m
Facility ID 125255
Transmitter coordinates 41°8′55.00″N 104°57′24.0″W / 41.1486111°N 104.956667°W / 41.1486111; -104.956667 (KDEV-LP)

KDEV-LP was a low-power television station in Cheyenne, Wyoming. It was owned by Stratus Media Holdings.

History[edit]

A construction permit for a low-power station on channel 40 in Cheyenne was granted on March 15, 2004 and assigned the call sign K40HP; on October 4, 2004, the station's call sign was changed to KKTU-LP. On June 24, 2008, the station's call sign was changed to KDEV-LP.

The station carried ABC programming from KTWO-TV, the ABC affiliate in Casper, after equipment failure of KQCK's analog facilities June 27, 2008.

In August 2009, KDEV-LP, K61DX in Laramie and K21CV in Rawlins were sold to Fusion Communications, after the bankruptcy of former owner Equity Media Holdings.[1][2][3]

In early September 2010, ABC programming was moved to KLWY's 27.2 subchannel. On September 15, 2010, KDEV (after being off the air for several days) reemerged as a MyNetwork TV affiliate. As of 2011, KDEV now carries Me-TV.[4] In 2012, Fusion Communications was acquired by Stratus Media Holdings.[5] KDEV-LP left the air on September 28, 2012 in order to upgrade the station's equipment to a fiber-based system;[6] it never resumed broadcasting, and on September 26, 2013 Stratus returned its license to the Federal Communications Commission, which canceled it on September 30.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McAnally: Why not WY". Television Business Report. August 18, 2009. Retrieved September 29, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Equity Media props spin again". Television Business Report. September 9, 2009. Retrieved September 29, 2009. 
  3. ^ "FCC form 345". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. June 15, 2009. Retrieved Sep 29, 2009. 
  4. ^ Where to Watch Me-TV: KDEV
  5. ^ Seyler, Dave (January 10, 2012). "Stratus ups its status with Fusion acquisition". Television Business Report. Retrieved August 11, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. October 3, 2012. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  7. ^ Reilly, Christine A. (September 26, 2013). "Re: …Notice of Surrender of Television Translator License…". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved October 26, 2013.