KEXT-CD

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KEXT-CD
San Jose, California
City San Jose, California
Channels Digital: 20 (UHF)
Virtual: 27
Affiliations Defunct
Owner Venture Technologies Group
(Central Valley Television, LLC)
Call letters' meaning Derived from K27EX
Former callsigns K27EX (9/21/1994 to 9/17/2001)
KEXT-CA (9/17/2001 to 11/25/2014)
Former channel number(s) 22
Transmitter power 3.6 kW
Height 590 m
Class Class A
Facility ID 70900
Transmitter coordinates 37°29′58.9″N 121°52′15.9″W / 37.499694°N 121.871083°W / 37.499694; -121.871083

KEXT-CD was a television station in the San Francisco Bay Area, broadcasting on virtual channel 27.

History[edit]

KEXT began as K27EX, broadcasting to Modesto on channel 27 and receiving that callsign on September 21, 1994. It was owned by Warren L. Trumbly. In 2001, K27EX became KEXT-CA, a Class A station.

After the Class A conversion, Trumbly sold KEXT to Univision in May 2002. The name of the licensee changed to Telefutura Sacramento and later UniMás Sacramento as the station relayed KTFK.

In June 2014, two weeks after Univision filed to convert it to digital from a site in San Jose, KEXT was sold by Univision to Central Valley Television for $5,000, plus 30% of the proceeds that might be received by the purchaser as a result of relinquishing the station's license due to a spectrum auction. On August 1, 2014, KEXT analog went off air in order to begin digital construction; it returned to the air two months later and received its license to cover that December.

On April 13, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that KEXT-CD was a successful bidder in the spectrum auction; Venture Technologies would be surrendering the station's license in exchange for $55,351,366, 30% of which would be owed to Univision due to the terms of that transaction.[1] Venture Technologies surrendered KEXT-CD's license to the FCC for cancellation on July 31, 2017.

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