KILM

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KILM
Inglewood/Los Angeles, California
United States
CityInglewood, California
ChannelsDigital: 24 (UHF)
(shared with KPXN-TV[1])
Virtual: 64 (PSIP)
Affiliations64.1: Ion Plus (O&O)
OwnerIon Media Networks
(Ion Media License Company, LLC)
First air dateAugust 15, 1987 (31 years ago) (1987-08-15)
(in Barstow, California; license moved to Inglewood in 2018[2])
Call letters' meaningK-FILMOn TV
(former LMA partner/programmer)
Ion Life
(backronym for network's former name)
Sister station(s)KPXN-TV
Former callsignsKVVT (1987–1992)
KHIZ (1992–2012)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
64 (UHF, 1987–2009)
Digital:
44 (UHF, until May 2018)
38 (UHF, June–December 2018)
Former affiliationsIndependent (1987–1989)
ABC (1989–1992)
America One
AMGTV
RTV
Multicultural Independent
FilmOn TV
My Combat Channel
SonLife
Punch TV
Corner Store TV (paid programming)
Transmitter power1000 kW
Height900 m (2,953 ft)
Facility ID63865
Transmitter coordinates34°12′36″N 118°4′2.2″W / 34.21000°N 118.067278°W / 34.21000; -118.067278Coordinates: 34°12′36″N 118°4′2.2″W / 34.21000°N 118.067278°W / 34.21000; -118.067278
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
Websiteionlife.com

KILM, virtual channel 64 (UHF digital channel 24), is an Ion Plus owned-and-operated television station serving Los Angeles, California, United States that is licensed to Inglewood. The station is owned by Ion Media Networks, as part of a duopoly with San Bernardino-licensed Ion Television owned-and-operated station KPXN-TV (channel 30). The two stations share offices on West Olive Avenue in Burbank and transmitter facilities atop Mount Wilson.

History[edit]

The station's logo as KHIZ, used until 2012.

KILM began broadcasting in 1987 as KVVT, originally licensed to Barstow. It was the only independent commercial television station in the Mojave Desert region to provide local news programs. In 1989, the station switched to ABC as a result of the Mojave Desert at the time not receiving a good signal from KABC-TV in Los Angeles. It became KHIZ in 1992; that same year, KABC boosted its signal to the Mojave Desert, causing channel 64 to disaffiliate with ABC. (A similar situation occurred in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio where WEWS-TV and then-ABC affiliate WAKR/WAKC (now sister station WVPX-TV) both aired ABC programming until 1996). In the mid-2000s, the station changed its format and service area to be transmitted in both the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area and the Inland Empire region. Multicultural Broadcasting purchased Sunbelt Television, Inc. in 2007.[3] KHIZ eventually incorporated ethnic programming into its schedule.

At one time, KHIZ aired a weekday morning news program, Inland Empire Live, that was produced from the facilities of WSEE-TV in Erie, Pennsylvania and distributed to KHIZ via satellite transmission.[4]

FilmOn took over the station's operations under an LMA on September 1, 2012, at which point it became KILM.[5] On November 25, 2013, FilmOn TV was removed and replaced with paid programming. On July 12, 2014, KILM dropped the all-paid programming lineup and replaced it with programming from the SonLife Broadcasting Network, a religious network owned by televangelist Jimmy Swaggart. On August 1, 2017, another LMA was made with a new network, Punch TV, which mainly consisted of public domain and brokered programming.[6]

On June 1, 2018, KILM began channel sharing with Ion Television owned-and-operated station KPXN-TV (channel 30). As KPXN's broadcast radius does not adequately cover Barstow, KILM changed its city of license to Inglewood.[2] Several weeks later, Ion Media Networks agreed to a $10 million purchase of the station, continuing a nationwide pattern of Ion buying out their channel sharing partners to retain full control of their spectrum.[7][8] Multicultural terminated the Punch TV LMA at the start of August 2018, and began to carry a full schedule of paid programming from Corner Store TV while the sales process with Ion continued. The sale was completed on September 17, 2018, with Ion immediately converting the station to taking over the former channel space of KPXN-DT3 and its Ion Life feed under KILM's 64.1 virtual channel, which allows Ion to utilize KILM's must-carry status for full-market coverage of Ion Life.[9]

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[10]
64.1 480i 4:3 KILM Ion Plus

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

On February 17, 2009, KHIZ began broadcasting in digital only on UHF channel 44, and discontinued analog transmissions on UHF channel 64, using PSIP to receive KILM on virtual channel 64.

Former translator[edit]

On May 6, 2009, KHIZ added a low-power analog translator K39GY channel 39 (now KHIZ-LD, channel 2), a former TBN translator in Victorville. It was sold in 2015 to DTV America.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Modification of a Licensed Facility for DTV Application
  2. ^ a b KILM Form 2100 - COL Change Request (Reduced Final)
  3. ^ http://www.mrbi.net/tvgroup.htm
  4. ^ Inland Empire Live News, archived from the original on 2011-07-13, retrieved 2019-03-21
  5. ^ Johnson, Ted (August 11, 2012). "Fox sues startup over broadcast streaming". Variety. Retrieved September 4, 2012. …FilmOn is launching its first broadcast channel in the country, KILM-TV Channel 64, in Los Angeles starting on Sept. 1.
  6. ^ "Punch TV Studios Begins Broadcasting on KILM Los Angeles / Southern California..." (Press release). PR Web. 28 July 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  7. ^ Hsieh, Dan (June 13, 2018). "Application for Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  8. ^ "Station Trading Roundup: 2 Deals, $10.7M". TVNewsCheck. 19 June 2018. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Consummation Notice". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. September 17, 2018. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  10. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KILM

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