KDYS-LD

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KDYS-LD
Spokane, Washington
United States
Channels Digital: 32 (UHF)
Virtual: 32 (PSIP)
Subchannels 32.1 Daystar
Affiliations Daystar (2010–present)
Owner Word of God Fellowship
Founded April 3, 1985
First air date 1987; 30 years ago (1987)
Call letters' meaning DaYstar Spokane
DaYStar
Former callsigns K55EB (1985–2007)
K32GS (2007–2010)
KDYS-LP (2010–2013)
Former affiliations TBN (1989–2010)
Transmitter power 12.3 kW
Height 151 m
Class Translator
Facility ID 67936
Transmitter coordinates 47°41′41″N 117°20′1″W / 47.69472°N 117.33361°W / 47.69472; -117.33361
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website http://www.daystar.com/

KDYS-LD is a low-power television station licensed to Spokane, Washington. It is a repeater that broadcasts programming from Daystar, via satellite, and broadcasts in digital on UHF channel 32. The analog signal went off the air on Saturday, May 11, 2013, and the digital signal went on the air in June.

History[edit]

The station was founded as K55EB on April 3, 1985 with a grant of an original construction permit to J-Pax Broadcasters, Inc. to build a low-power television station on UHF channel 55 to serve Spokane. Almost immediately, J-Pax entered into an agreement to sell the permit to International Broadcast Consultants, Inc.; the sale was consummated December 10, 1985. International Broadcast Consultants completed construction of the station, which came on the air in September or October 1987 and was licensed November 18, 1987. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) acquired the station from International Broadcast Consultants on July 27, 1989; the station then became a satellite repeater of TBN.

On January 16, 2007, needing to abandon its 700-MHz frequency, the station moved to UHF channel 32 and was assigned callsign K32GS.

A deal was reached to sell K32GS to Word of God Fellowship, owner of the Daystar Television Network, on March 19, 2010;[1] the deal made K32GS a sister station to KQUP. Daystar changed the call letters to KDYS-LP.

On May 16, 2013, the station was issued its license for digital broadcasting, and the call sign was changed to KDYS-LD.

At one time, TBN programming via satellite was also seen in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on K53FF channel 53. K53EF was not named in the sale to Daystar (which already operates a low-power relay of KQUP in Coeur d'Alene); on April 1, 2010 it went silent due to declining support, which has been attributed to the digital transition.[2] Its license, along with 43 other silent TBN repeaters, was canceled on December 1, 2011 for remaining silent over a year.[3]

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[4]
32.1 720p 16:9 Main KDYS-LD programming / Daystar

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