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KFTL 28.jpg
San Francisco/Oakland/
San Jose, California
United States
Channels Digital: 28 (UHF)
Affiliations Crossings TV
Owner LocusPoint Networks
(LocusPoint KFTL Licensee, LLC)
Founded April 25, 1986
Call letters' meaning K-Family TeLevision
Former callsigns K30BI, KBIT-LP, KBIT-CA, KFTL-CA
Former affiliations The Box (1986-1995)
Spanish Independent
Family Radio TV
Transmitter power 15 KW digital
Class Class A
Website Crossings TV

KFTL-CD is a low-power digital Class A television station serving the San Francisco Bay Area. It broadcasts in ATSC on UHF channel 28 and is owned by LocusPoint Networks, LLC.

KFTL airs Crossings TV on 28.1, Creation TV on 28.2, California Music Channel on 28.3, and Retro Television Network on 28.10.


KFTL was founded on April 25, 1986 with an original construction permit granted to National Innovative Programming Network. Initially assigned to Palo Alto and Los Altos, California, and given callsign K30BI, the station's construction permit was modified and extended several times. In August 1990, Channel America acquired the station, but sold it again in July 1992 to Polar Broadcasting, who finally licensed the station on May 3, 1994. By this time, the station had been assigned to San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose.

K30BI (referred to as "KBI-TV"), was formerly affiliated with The Box, a 24-hour-a-day music network, and aired classic television during the day. Eventually, the station changed affiliations to HSN. Its call letters were changed to KBIT-LP shortly after. The station also relocated to channel 28 to make way for KQED's digital signal on channel 30.

KBIT received Class A status on August 27, 2001, and received its current call sign in February 2004 after being taken over by Family Radio. Family Radio formerly used the call letters KFTL on analog channel 64 licensed to Stockton, which is now UniMás network affiliate KTFK-DT.

KFTL flash cut to digital on June 27. Currently their analog programming is being transmitted on 1 sub-channel and a 2nd has a Home Shopping Network feed. The three translators have also all switched to digital.

Family Radio sold KFTL to LocusPoint Networks in November 2012.[1]


  • K13ZL-D channel 13, Fresno, California
  • Ku-band Satellite AMC 6 (72W) 11890 H, symbol rate 1.666, FEC 3/4

Digital television[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Digital channels

Channel Programming
28.1 Crossings TV (Ethnic)
28.2 Creation TV (Chinese)
28.3 HSN
28.4 CMC-TV
28.5 Paid Programming
28.10 Retro Television Network
28.15 TCN

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Station Trading Roundup: 4 Deals, $16 Million". TVNewsCheck. November 6, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 

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