KHLU-CD

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KHLU-CD
KHLU46.png
Honolulu, Hawaii
United States
BrandingUnivision 46
ChannelsDigital: 46 (UHF)
Virtual: 46 (PSIP)
AffiliationsDefunct
OwnerHawaiian TV Network, Ltd.
FoundedApril 29, 1988
First air dateAugust 26, 1994; 24 years ago (1994-08-26)
Last air dateNovember 21, 2016; 2 years ago (2016-11-21)
Call letters' meaningK HonoluLU
Former callsignsK38CB (1988–1994)
K60FJ (1994–2001)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
60 (UHF, 1996–2001)
46 (UHF, 2001–2015)
Former affiliationsUnivision
Transmitter power15 kW
ClassClass-A
Websitewww.univision.com

KHLU-CD was a low-powered Univision affiliate serving Honolulu, Hawaii. The station, which was owned by Hawaiian TV Network LTD., broadcast on UHF channel 46 with an ERP of 18 kW. KHLU was licensed as a Class-A television station, and was also available to cable viewers statewide on Oceanic Time Warner digital channel 35, which added the station in March 2014.

History[edit]

KHLU signed on the air on August 26, 1994 as K60FJ and began airing Univision programming to Honolulu's growing Hispanic population.

Originally KHLU operated on channel 60, but when the FCC made that channel a full-powered allocation with more than seven companies applying for the last vacant TV signal in the market, they relocated to channel 46 and were upgraded to Class-A status.

In 2010, KHLU filed an application with the FCC to convert its status from analog to digital. It was licensed for digital operation on channel 46 on May 29, 2015. On April 13, 2017, the FCC announced that KHLU-CD would relocate to RF channel 36[1] by April 12, 2019[2] as a result of the broadcast incentive auction.[3]

KHLU-CD went dark on November 21, 2016 after its automated traffic system failed, which made it impossible to manage the station's programming and feed it to the transmitter.[4] On November 17, 2017, KHLU-CD surrendered its license.[5] While the shutdown of KHLU-CD left the Hawaii market without an over-the-air Univision affiliate, the network's national feed remains available locally on cable television.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Repack Plan". RabbitEars.info. RabbitEars.info. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Transition Schedule". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  3. ^ Meisch, Charlie. "FCC ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF WORLD'S FIRST BROADCAST INCENTIVE AUCTION" (PDF). FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Suspension of Operations and Silent Authority of a Digital Class A Station Application". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission. November 29, 2016. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  5. ^ "Cancellation Application". Federal Communications Commission. Office of Management and Budget. Retrieved 18 November 2017.