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San Francisco/Oakland/
San Jose, California
United States
Channels Digital: 28 (UHF)
(to move to 21 (UHF)
Affiliations CRTV
Owner CNZ Comnunications
(Poquito Mas Communications LLC)
Founded April 25, 1986
Former callsigns K30BI (1986-1999)
KBIT-LP (1999-2001)
KBIT-CA (2001-2004)
KFTL-CA (2004-2010)
KFTL-CD (2010-2017)
Former affiliations The Box (1986-1995)
Spanish Independent
Family Educational Television
Transmitter power 15 KW digital
Class Class A
Website None

KCNZ-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 CNZ Communications.

KCNZ-CD airs CRTV (OnTV4U) on 28.1, HSN on 28.2, and Evine (a shopping channel) on 28.7


KCNZ-CD 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 assumed the call sign KFTL-CA in February 2004 after being taken over by Family Stations, Inc. Family Stations previously used the KFTL callsign on analog channel 64, licensed to Stockton, which is now UniMás network affiliate KTFK-DT.

KFTL-CA flash cut to digital on June 27, 2009.

Family Stations sold KFTL-CD to LocusPoint Networks in November 2012.[1]

The station station was purchased by CNZ Communications subsidiary Poquito Mas Communications in mid-2017 and changed the call sign to KCNZ-CD on August 7, 2017.

Digital television[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Digital channels
Channel Programming
28.1 CRTV(OnTV4U)
28.2 HSN
28.7 Evine (Shopping)

See also[edit]


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

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