KJEF-CA

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KJEF-LP
CityJennings, Louisiana
Channels
Programming
AffiliationsDefunct
Ownership
Owner
KHLA, KJEF, KJMH, KLCL, KNGT, KTSR
History
First air date
1989; 33 years ago (1989)
Last air date
April 19, 2013; 9 years ago (2013-04-19)
Former call signs
K13VD (August−September 1987)
K13VG (September 1987−2001)
Independent
NBC (via KPLC, March−August 2004)
Call sign meaning
from sister station KJEF
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID8170
ClassCA
ERP12 watts
HAAT67.1 meters (220 ft)
Transmitter coordinates30°12′38″N 92°39′55″W / 30.21056°N 92.66528°W / 30.21056; -92.66528
Links
Public license information
LMS

KJEF-CA, VHF analog channel 13, was a low-powered, Class A independent station television station licensed to Jennings, Louisiana, United States. The station was the only television station owned by Townsquare Media, a company that otherwise specializes exclusively in radio.

History[edit]

The station's original construction permit was originally granted on August 24, 1987,[1] as K13VD; this was changed to K13VG a month later.[2] The station was originally owned by Jennings Broadcasting Company along with KJEF radio (1290 AM, now KJEF; and 92.9 FM, now KHLA), but was sold to Cajun Country Broadcasting in 1994.[3] K13VG was again sold, this time to Apex Broadcasting, in 2000;[4] soon afterward, it obtained class A status[5] and, in 2001, changed its call letters to KJEF-CA to match its radio sisters.[2]

From March 15 until August 24, 2004, KJEF-CA suspended its normal programming and became, in effect, a temporary translator of KPLC, the NBC affiliate in Lake Charles; that station's tower had collapsed on March 4, and KJEF helped augment the lower-power auxiliary transmitter KPLC was broadcasting from upon resuming broadcasts on March 6.[6][7]

Gap Broadcasting purchased Apex Broadcasting's Lafayette stations in 2007.[8] What eventually became Gap Central Broadcasting (following the formation of GapWest Broadcasting) was folded into Townsquare Media on August 13, 2010.[9]

The station went dark at 5 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013. On April 22, 2013, Townsquare surrendered the station's license to the Federal Communications Commission, who subsequently cancelled it.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Application Search Details (1)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved July 31, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved July 31, 2010.
  3. ^ "Application Search Details (2)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved July 31, 2010.
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (3)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved July 31, 2010.
  5. ^ "Application Search Details (5)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved July 31, 2010.
  6. ^ "KJEF-CA – Exhibit 21". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved July 31, 2010.
  7. ^ Winch, Graham (March 7, 2004). "KPLC Signal Back On-Air Again". KPLC 7 News. Retrieved August 1, 2010.
  8. ^ BIA Financial Networks (September 16, 2007). "Deals". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved August 1, 2010.
  9. ^ "Townsquare Media completes roll-up of GAP". Radio Business Report. August 13, 2010. Archived from the original on January 21, 2011. Retrieved August 15, 2010.

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