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Yuma, Arizona
United States
BrandingTelemundo 3 (cable channel)
ChannelsAnalog: 35 (UHF)
Digital: 16 (UHF)CP
TranslatorsKECY-DT 9.4 (VHF) El Centro, CA
OwnerNews-Press & Gazette Company
(NPG of Yuma-El Centro, LLC)
First air dateOctober 24, 1997 (22 years ago) (1997-10-24)
Former callsignsK35EX (CP only)
Transmitter powerAnalog: 8 kW
Digital: 4.5 kW (CP)
HeightAnalog: 80 m (262 ft)
Digital: 80.1 m (263 ft) (CP)
Facility ID19781
Transmitter coordinates32°38′31″N 114°33′37″W / 32.64194°N 114.56028°W / 32.64194; -114.56028
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile

KESE-LP, UHF analog channel 35, is a low-power Telemundo-affiliated television station licensed to Yuma, Arizona, United States and also serving El Centro, California. Owned by News-Press & Gazette Company, it is a sister station to El Centro-licensed Fox/ABC/CW+ affiliate KECY-TV (channel 9); NPG also operates Yuma-licensed CBS affiliate KSWT (channel 13) and Yuma-licensed NBC affiliate KYMA-DT (channel 11) through a shared services agreement (SSA) with owner Northwest Broadcasting. The four stations share studios on South 4th Avenue in downtown Yuma, with an advertising sales office on West Main Street in El Centro; KESE-LP's transmitter is located southeast of Yuma.


The station is the first full-time Telemundo outlet for the Yuma–El Centro market; Telemundo programming was originally seen late-nights on CBS affiliate KSWT.

Offices of KESE

The station began with an original construction permit granted on October 24, 1997. The station was assigned the callsign K35EX and was owned by Estrella License Corporation. Gulf-California Broadcast Company acquired the station in October 2000, applied for a station license in November, and changed the station's callsign to KESE-LP in December. The FCC granted the station a license on February 2, 2001.

Digital television[edit]

In September 2006, KESE-LP was identified as a singleton applicant for a companion digital LPTV signal on UHF channel 40 [1]. A singleton applicant is one whose application for a construction permit has no competition from nearby applications on the same or adjacent channels. As a singleton applicant, the station is likely to be granted a construction permit. Currently, KESE-LP can be seen (in 1080i full high definition) on KECY's digital subchannel 9.4, a full power station.

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