KGJT-CD

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KGJT-CD
Kgjt lp mntv.png
Grand Junction, Colorado
United States
Branding My GJ 27
Channels Digital: 27 (UHF)
Virtual: 27 (PSIP)
Subchannels (see article)
Translators KREX-DT 5.3 (2.3 VHF) Grand Junction
Affiliations MyNetworkTV (2008–present)
Owner Nexstar Media Group
Founded 1991
Call letters' meaning Grand JuncTion
Former callsigns K27CO (1991–1998)
KGJT-LP (1998–2014)
Former affiliations UPN (until 2006)
CBS (via KREX, 2008)
Transmitter power 1.94 kW
Height 913 m (2,995 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 71948
Transmitter coordinates 39°5′20.9″N 108°13′39.2″W / 39.089139°N 108.227556°W / 39.089139; -108.227556
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website www.westernslopenow.com

KGJT-CD, virtual and UHF digital channel 27, is a low-powered, Class A MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station licensed to Grand Junction, Colorado, United States and serving Colorado's Western Slope region. The station is owned by Nexstar Media Group, and is sister to CBS affiliate KREX-TV (channel 5); Nexstar also operates Fox affiliate KFQX (channel 4) through a shared services agreement with owner Mission Broadcasting. The three stations share studios on Hillcrest Avenue in downtown Grand Junction; KGJT's transmitter is located at Land's End east of the city.

History[edit]

The station was originally affiliated with UPN, until that network folded in September 2006. After KGJT's subsequent affiliation with the new MyNetworkTV programming service, its programming became available on KREX-TV's digital signal. In addition to its own low-powered digital signal, KGJT-CD also receives full-market over-the-air coverage on KREX-TV's third digital subchannel. This airs on UHF channel 2.6 from the same Grand Mesa transmitter (overlooking the Grand Valley).

On Sunday January 20, 2008 at approximately 8:45 a.m., a fire knocked KREX, KFQX and KGJT off the air. The station's building and 50 years worth of archives were a total loss. Following the fire, KGJT began to simulcast KREX-TV's signal, except for Colorado Rockies baseball games on Sundays. KGJT resumed a separate schedule with MyNetworkTV programming towards the end of 2008.

KGJT airs newscasts from its sister station, KREX-TV. The simulcasts only include the weekday morning newscast (5–7 a.m.)[1]

KGJT transmits from on top of the Grand Mesa overlooking the Grand Valley. The transmitter is located at Palisade Point, rather than at Land's End where KGBY and KJCT-LP are located.

Digital programming[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming[2]
27.1 480i 4:3 KGJT-SD Main KGJT-CD programming / MyNetworkTV
27.2 1080i 16:9 KREX-HD Simulcast of KREX-TV / CBS

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