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This article is about the full-service Daystar station on channel 11 in Holbrook, Arizona. See KDPH-LD for the Daystar station on channel 48 in Phoenix and KDPT-LD for the silent JTV station on channel 58 in Phoenix.

Holbrook, Arizona
Branding Daystar
Channels Digital: 11 (VHF)
Virtual: 11 (PSIP)
Subchannels 11.1 Daystar HD
11.2 Daystar SD
Translators KDPH-LD 48 (UHF) Phoenix
Affiliations Daystar
Owner Daystar
(Community Television Educators, Inc.)
First air date January 2, 2001
Call letters' meaning Daystar Television Phoenix
Sister station(s) KDPH-LD
Former channel number(s) Analog:
39 (UHF, 2001-2006)
11 (VHF, 2006-2009)
Transmitter power 3.2 kW
Height 54 m
Facility ID 83491
Transmitter coordinates 34°55′5″N 110°8′25″W / 34.91806°N 110.14028°W / 34.91806; -110.14028
Website www.daystar.com

KDTP is a Daystar owned-and-operated television station located in Holbrook, Arizona, United States. The station broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 11 from a transmitter located on the northeast side of Holbrook. KDTP operates one translator station: KDPH-LD (channel 48) in Phoenix. The station relays KDTP's programming to the Phoenix metropolitan area, as KDTP's signal is blocked by mountains and operates on only 3.2 kW.


An original construction permit for KDTP was issued on January 10, 2000 to Community Television Educators for a station to broadcast on channel 39, a non-commercial allocation in Phoenix. It replaced low-power K39BI (now KFPH-CD), which had been the local Daystar station, but had been moved to channel 35 and sold. The station was licensed on November 14, 2001, airing Daystar programming. In June 2006, the station was part of a facilities swap with KPHZ (now KTAZ), which moved the station from Phoenix channel 39 to Holbrook channel 11.

License Swap[edit]

In 2004, NBC Telemundo, owner of a Class A LPTV station in Phoenix, KDRX-CA (now KDPH-LP), reached an agreement with KDTP that would allow the Telemundo network to secure a full-service station in order to compete on even terms with the leading Spanish-language station in town, Univision-owned KTVW-TV. NBC Telemundo would move its full-service station KPHZ channel 11 from Holbrook to Phoenix, taking the channel 39 allocation held by KDTP. In return, Daystar would move its full-service station KDTP channel 39 from Phoenix to Holbrook, taking the channel 11 allocation held by KPHZ. As compensation, NBC Telemundo would transfer KDRX-CA to Daystar, plus additional consideration, which turned out to be LPTV station KPHZ-LP (now KDTP-LP).

Complicating the issue was that KDTP was on a non-commercial reserved channel in Phoenix, and for the plan to go forward, the FCC would need to remove the non-commercial reservation from channel 39, something that it is extremely reluctant to do. Nevertheless, and in spite of Univision's objection, the FCC concluded that the addition of a competitive Spanish-language service outweighs the loss of a second non-commercial allocation, and approved of the plan [1] (text) [2] (PDF). By July 2006, the transfer was completed.


KDTP is an owned-and-operated station of the Daystar Television Network. Programming is generally Christian-themed, and is primarily taken from the network feed. On the weekends, KDTP broadcasts Spanish-language services from Phoenix-area churches.

Digital television[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
11.1 720p 16:9 KDTP DT Main KDTP programming / Daystar
11.2 480i 4:3 KDTP SD simulcast of 11.1

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