KGJT-CD

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KGJT-CD
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Grand Junction, Colorado
United States
Branding My GJ 27
Channels Digital: 27.3 (UHF)
Virtual: 27.1 (PSIP)
KREX-DT 2.6 (UHF)
Virtual: 5.3 (PSIP)
Subchannels (see article)
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
Class A
Website www.westernslopenow.com

KGJT-CD, channel 27, is the low-powered MyNetworkTV affiliate for Grand Junction and the rest of western Colorado. KGJT is owned by Nexstar Media Group, which also owns CBS affiliate KREX-TV. Nexstar Broadcasting also operates the Parker Broadcasting owned Fox affiliate KFQX via a LMA.

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 network 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 (although, only in standard definition, digital subchannel 5.3 for those with digital converters). 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 am, 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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