|Channels||Digital: 29 (UHF)|
Virtual: 50 (PSIP)
50.2: Telemundo (simulcast of KFVE)
|Owner||Kailua Television, LLC|
First air date
Former channel number(s)
50 (UHF, 2004–2009)
50 (UHF, 2009–2019)
|Faith TV (2004–2012)|
Call sign meaning
|KAIlua (city of license)|
|HAAT||373 m (1,224 ft)|
Public license information
KKAI, virtual channel 50 (UHF digital channel channel 29), is a religious independent television station serving Honolulu, Hawaii, United States that is licensed to Kailua. The station is owned by Kailua Television, LLC. KKAI's transmitter is located north of Kailua. Since March 2018, the station is available statewide on Oceanic Spectrum digital channel 50.
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The station first hit the air in 2004. Originally intended to sign on as a UPN affiliate, it began airing family programming from Faith TV in addition to local programming. In 2012, the station became a full-time affiliate of the Retro Television Network. In 2017, the station switched to a religious format.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|50.1||480i||16:9||KKAI DT||Main KKAI programming|
|50.2||KKAI||Simulcast of KFVE / Telemundo|
Because it was granted an original construction permit after the FCC finalized the DTV allotment plan on April 21, 1997 , the station did not receive a second (companion) channel for a digital television station. On January 15, 2009, KKAI flash-cut to a digital signal on the same channel.
- "Local Programs". KKAI 50. KKAI 50 Hawaii's Catholic TV. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
- RabbitEars TV Query for KKAI
- "Repack Plan". RabbitEars.info. RabbitEars.info. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
- "Transition Schedule". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
- Meisch, Charlie. "FCC ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF WORLD'S FIRST BROADCAST INCENTIVE AUCTION" (PDF). FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 16 April 2017.