KDYS-LD

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KDYS-LD
Spokane, Washington
United States
ChannelsDigital: 32 (UHF)
Virtual: 32 (PSIP)
Programming
Subchannels32.1: Daystar
AffiliationsDaystar (2010–present)
Ownership
OwnerWord of God Fellowship
KQUP-LD
History
FoundedApril 3, 1985
First air date
1987; 34 years ago (1987)
Former call signs
K55EB (1985–2007)
K32GS (2007–2010)
KDYS-LP (2010–2013)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
55 (UHF, 1987-2007)
32 (UHF, 2007-2013)
TBN (1989–2010)
Call sign meaning
DaYstar Spokane
DaYStar
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID67936
ClassTranslator
ERP12.3 kW
HAAT151 m
Transmitter coordinates47°41′41″N 117°20′1″W / 47.69472°N 117.33361°W / 47.69472; -117.33361
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
Websitehttp://www.daystar.com/

KDYS-LD, virtual and UHF digital channel 32, is a low-powered Daystar owned-and-operated television station licensed to Spokane, Washington, United States. The station is owned by the Word of God Fellowship.

History[edit]

The station was founded as K55EB on April 3, 1985 with a grant of an original construction permit to J-Pax Broadcasters 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. The analog signal went off the air on May 11, 2013, and the digital signal went on the air in June.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF A CORPORATE LICENSEE OR PERMITTEE, OR FOR ASSIGNMENT OF LICENSE OR PERMIT OF TV OR FM TRANSLATOR STATION OR LOW POWER TELEVISION STATION". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. March 24, 2010. Retrieved March 30, 2010.
  2. ^ "Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. April 16, 2010. Retrieved April 19, 2010.
  3. ^ "Re: Applications for Assignment of License…" (PDF). CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. November 30, 2011. Retrieved December 3, 2011.
  4. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KDYS

External links[edit]

  • KDYS in the FCC TV station database