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Yuma, Arizona
United States
Branding Telemundo 3
(cable channel)
Channels Analog: 35 (UHF)
Digital: 16 (UHF) (proposed)
KECY-DT 9.4 (UHF) (current)
Affiliations Telemundo
Owner News-Press & Gazette Company
(NPG of Yuma-El Centro, LLC)
First air date October 24, 1997; 19 years ago (1997-10-24)
Former callsigns K35EX (CP only)
Transmitter power 8 kW
Height 80 m
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile

KESE-LP is the Telemundo affiliate serving the Yuma-El Centro (Imperial Valley) TV market, located in Yuma, Arizona. It is owned and operated by Gulf-California Broadcast Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of the News-Press & Gazette Company of St. Joseph, Missouri, and shares studios with KECY-TV in 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 on KECY-TV digital subchannel 9.4, a full power station.

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