KFOL-CD

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KFOL-CD
HTV10.png
Houma/Morgan City, Louisiana
United States
CityHouma, Louisiana
ChannelsDigital: 30 (UHF)
Virtual: 30 (PSIP)
BrandingHTV 10
Programming
AffiliationsIndependent
Ownership
OwnerFolse Communications, LLC
History
FoundedBoth stations:
August 28, 1989; 32 years ago (1989-08-28)
Former call signs
KFOL-CD: K30EM, K60GH (CP-never used), K11SY
KJUN-CD: K07UT
Call sign meaning
KFOL-CD:
FOLse Communications (owner)
KJUN-CD: K-JUN (Cajun)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility IDKFOL-CD: 24978
KJUN-CD: 24979
ClassCD
ERPKFOL-CD: 15 kW
KJUN-CD: 0.3 kW
HAATKFOL-CD: 113 m
KJUN-CD: 100 m
Transmitter coordinatesKFOL-CD: 29°36′24.0″N 90°41′42.0″W / 29.606667°N 90.695000°W / 29.606667; -90.695000
KJUN-CD: 29°45′15.0″N 91°10′26.0″W / 29.754167°N 91.173889°W / 29.754167; -91.173889
Links
Public license information
Profile
KFOL-CD: 24978
KJUN-CD: 24979 LMS
Websitewww.bayoutimelive.com

KFOL-CD, virtual and UHF digital channel 30, is a low-powered, Class A independent television station licensed to Houma, Louisiana, United States. The station is owned by Folse Communications (owned by station manager and news anchor Martin Folse). KFOL-CD's studios are located on Main Street/Highway 24 in downtown Houma, and its transmitter is located on Hunley Court (southwest of the Saint Louis Bayou) in the city's northeast side.

KFOL's programming is simulcast on translator station KJUN-CD (virtual channel 30, VHF digital channel 7), in Morgan City, whose transmitter is located on Highway 70 in rural southern St. Martin Parish (northeast of Morgan City). Together, the two stations utilize the unified brand HTV 10 ("HTV" meaning "Houma TeleVision").

On cable, KFOL-CD is available on channel 10 on Comcast Xfinity in Houma, Charter Spectrum in Thibodaux, Raceland, and Bourg, Vision Communications in Larose and AT&T U-verse in New Orleans, and on Allen TV Cable Service channel 71 in Morgan City.

History[edit]

KFOL and KJUN both first signed on the air on August 28, 1989.

On September 1, 2008, during the height of Hurricane Gustav, KFOL's transmitter tower, located behind its studio facility, collapsed. Interrupting a live news broadcast on the station, anchor Martin Folse thought that the loud crash came from the station's tape library (located behind the studio), until an operator in KFOL/KJUN's control room informed him that the tower had fallen to the ground. Until new transmitter facilities were set up, the station temporarily streamed local news updates focused on Terrebonne Parish via its website. KFOL provided a direct feed to area cable providers, restoring service until a temporary tower was erected.

On January 20, 2014, KFOL began broadcasting from a new studio facility located on Main Street in downtown Houma, within a building that formerly housed a Dupont's Department Store location.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

KFOL and KJUN's digital signals are multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1][2]
30.1 1080i 16:9 HTV-10 Main KFOL-CD/KJUN-CD programming
(digital channel 30.3 simulcasts the main feed in standard definition)
30.2 480i 4:3 (silent).
30.3 HTV-10 in standard definition

Translator[edit]

City of license Callsign Channel ERP HAAT Facility ID Transmitter coordinates
Morgan KJUN-CD 7 2.75 kW 100 m (328 ft) 24979 29°45′15.6″N 91°10′25.5″W / 29.754333°N 91.173750°W / 29.754333; -91.173750 (KJUN-CD)

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

In 2010, KFOL flash-cut its digital signal into operation through the activation of a new transmitter tower located on the east side of Houma, operating at 15 kW. KJUN also activated its new transmitter facility, operating at 300 watts, near its existing site off of Highway 70. On January 20, 2014, KFOL began broadcasting all in-studio and field segments within its programming in 1080i high definition.

Programming[edit]

The two stations generally carry locally produced programming including news and public affairs programs. Programs broadcast by KFOL/KJUN include the weeknight news, interview and call-in program Bayou Time; the interview program One on One; the New Orleans Saints-focused sports magazine series Saints on the Bayou; the college football analysis program The Charlie Stubbs Show; the sports wrap-up program Friday Night Sports, and The Beat (a series similar in format to the long-running reality series Cops that follows local police officers).

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