KFLA-LD

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KFLA-LD
KFLA logo.png
Los Angeles, California
United States
City Los Angeles, California
Channels Digital: 8 (VHF)
Subchannels 8.1 The Country Network
8.2 Corner Store TV
8.3 RTV
8.4 Biz Television
8.5 Jewelry Television
8.6 Rev'n Television
Affiliations (as listed above)
Owner KFLA Television
(Roy William Mayhugh)
Call letters' meaning K F Los Angeles
Former callsigns K65AM (until 2006)
K08NZ-D (2006-2007)
Former channel number(s) 65, 8, 52 (to Dec. 31, 2011)
Former affiliations Translator (KCAL-TV) (until 2006)
PBS (via KCET) (2006-2007)
America One (2007-2010)
WSTV (2007-2010)
Transmitter power 0.3 kW
Height 933.0 m
Facility ID 28566
Transmitter coordinates 34°13′55″N 118°4′18″W / 34.23194°N 118.07167°W / 34.23194; -118.07167
Website KFLA Los Angeles

KFLA-LD is a digital low-power television station licensed to Los Angeles, California. It currently broadcasts The Country Network on its main channel (8.1), Corner Store TV on 8.2, RTV on 8.3, Biz Television on 8.4, Jewelry Television on 8.3, and Rev'n Television on 8.6[1] The station broadcasts digitally on VHF channel 8, and is the first station located at Mount Wilson to broadcast solely with a digital signal.

History[edit]

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 (on 8.1) with the America One network. On April 1, 2010, it changed its entertainment channel (8.3) from WSTV to RTV.

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's KFMB.[2] However, the station has stated that they must move back to VHF digital channel 8,[3] 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-power and Broadcast translator stations to convert to digital by 2015.[4]

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