KGTV Tower

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KGTV Tower is a 235-meter-high (771 ft) self-support Ideco Dresser television tower in La Jolla, California, United States.

History[edit]

KGTV Tower (originally KFSD-TV tower, later KOGO-TV) was built in 1953, by then owner Thomas Sharp (founder of Sharp Healthcare). The main tower is also identical (although shorter) to former sister station KFSD/KOGO AM 600's twin 416 foot Ideco Dresser towers.

Radio Stations on KGTV Tower[edit]

The main tower is also home of the ERI combined FM antenna containing KMYI, KYXY, KSON and KIOZ.

Also at the site is a custom built "H" shaped tower used for microwave, and also serves as the main tower for KSSX.

  • KMYI (formerly KFSD-FM/KOGO-FM) moved to the KGTV site in 1974 from the Emerald Hills KOGO 600 facility.
  • KSSX moved to the KGTV site from the lower Soledad site of UCSD in 2007.
  • KYXY moved to the KGTV site in 2007 from the KFMB Channel 8 tower site.
  • KSON (originally KSDO-FM) was licensed to the site in the early 1960s.
  • KIOZ moved to the KGTV site in 1999 from the KFMB Channel 8 tower site.

KGTV and the Mount Soledad transmitter site are presently owned by Scripps Broadcasting.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • "Listing 1015930". Antenna Structure Registration database. U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

Coordinates: 32°50′20″N 117°14′59″W / 32.83889°N 117.24972°W / 32.83889; -117.24972