|Owner||Roy William Mayhugh|
(sale to Bridge Media Networks pending)
First air date
Former call signs
|K65AM (until 2006)|
Former channel number(s)
52 (UHF, January–December 2011)
|Independent (via KCAL-TV, until 2006)|
PBS (via KCET, 2006–2007)
America One (2007–2010)
White Springs Television (2007–2010)
Call sign meaning
|KF Los Angeles|
|HAAT||884.67 m (2,902 ft)|
|Transmitter coordinates||34°13′55″N 118°4′18″W / 34.23194°N 118.07167°W|
|Translator(s)||KILA-LD 8 (VHF) Cherry Valley|
Public license information
KFLA-LD (channel 8) is a low-power television station in Los Angeles, California, United States, serving Southern California as an affiliate of the 24/7 headline news service NewsNet. It is owned by Roy William Mayhugh. KFLA-LD's transmitter is located atop Mount Wilson.
KFLA was originally owned by the Indian Wells Valley TV Booster, providing over-the-air reception of KCAL-TV to the Indian Wells Valley. On January 17, 2005, the station was sold to Roy William Mayhugh, who then moved the station to its present-day channel. Soon after, the station moved to Blue Ridge Mountain in Palmdale and began converting operations to flash-cut to digital television. The station successfully flash-cut to digital on May 3, 2006, and temporarily rebroadcast KCET.
On October 17, 2007, the station successfully moved to Mount Wilson, where other Los Angeles-based stations broadcast from, and was affiliated with the America One network on its main channel. On April 1, 2010, it changed its entertainment channel on DT3 from White Springs Television to the Retro Television Network.
On January 10, 2011, the FCC granted them a STA to operate on an out-of-core digital channel 52, to improve signal strength and to alleviate interference from San Diego CBS affiliate KFMB-TV. However, the station has stated that they must move back to VHF digital channel 8, due to all non-core channels (52-69) being taken out of service by the end of the year (December 31, 2011), and for all Class A, low-powered and broadcast translator stations to convert to digital by 2015.
On March 24, 2023, Bridge Media Networks, the parent company of NewsNet and Sports News Highlights (SNH), announced its intent to acquire KFLA-LD (including translator KILA-LD) from Mayhugh for $4 million. Upon completion of the transaction, KFLA-LD will become the largest NewsNet owned-and-operated station by market size.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|8.1||720p||16:9||KFLA-LD||Main KFLA-LD programming / NewsNet|
|8.2||480i||RAV||Real America's Voice|
|8.9||4:3||OAN||One America Plus|
|8.10||16:9||SHN||Sports News Highlights|
|City of license||Callsign||Channel||ERP||HAAT||Facility ID||Transmitter coordinates|
|Cherry Valley||KILA-LD||8||0.6 kW||756 m (2,480 ft)||129642||33°47′56.5″N 117°37′24.4″W / 33.799028°N 117.623444°W|
- ^ "Assignments". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission. March 24, 2023. Retrieved March 24, 2023.
- ^ "CDBS Print".
- ^ "KFLA Contact Page".
- ^ "FCC Sets Deadlines for LPTV, TV Translator and Class a Stations to Convert to Digital - and Gives Hints when Television Spectrum May be Reclaimed for Broadband". 19 July 2011.
- ^ Adam Jacobson (March 24, 2023). "NewsNet Parent Snaps Up L.A. LPTVs". Radio & Television Business Report. Streamline-RBR, Inc. Retrieved March 24, 2023.
- ^ "RabbitEars TV Query for KFLA". RabbitEars.info.