KFLA-LD

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KFLA-LD
KFLA logo.png
Los Angeles, California
United States
CityLos Angeles, California
ChannelsDigital: 8 (VHF)
Subchannels8.1 Corner Store TV
8.2 The Country Network
8.3 Blank
8.4 Cheddar
8.5 Jewelry Television
8.6 Blank
Affiliations(as listed above)
OwnerKFLA Television
(Roy William Mayhugh)
Call letters' meaningK F Los Angeles
Former callsignsK65AM (until 2006)
K08NZ-D (2006-2007)
Former channel number(s)65, 8, 52 (to Dec. 31, 2011)
Former affiliationsTranslator (KCAL-TV) (until 2006)
PBS (via KCET) (2006-2007)
America One (2007-2010)
WSTV (2007-2010)
Transmitter power3 kW
Height933.0 m
Facility ID28566
Transmitter coordinates34°13′55″N 118°4′18″W / 34.23194°N 118.07167°W / 34.23194; -118.07167
WebsiteKFLA Los Angeles

KFLA-LD is a digital low-power television station licensed to Los Angeles, California. It currently broadcasts Corner Store TV on its main channel (8.1), The Country Network on 8.2, Cheddar on 8.4, and Jewelry Television on 8.5[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. As of October 2018, subchannels 8.3 (formerly Retro TV) and 8.6 (formerly Revn) show color bars. The two networks have been off KFLA since October 2017.

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]

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[5]
8.1 480i 4:3 KFLA-LD Corner Stone TV
8.2 CS-TV The Country Network
8.3 TUFF Retro TV
8.4 ZUUS BizTV
8.5 JTV Ebru TV
8.6 Revn Rev'n

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Program Channels". KFLA 8 Los Angeles. Retrieved March 23, 2012.
  2. ^ https://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/cdbsmenu.hts?context=25&appn=101412051&formid=911&fac_num=28566
  3. ^ http://www.kfla.tv/Viewer_Notice_1.html
  4. ^ http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/2011/07/articles/low-power-televisionclass-a-tv/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/
  5. ^ "RabbitEars.Info". rabbitears.info.

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