KKAX-LP

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KKAX-LP
Kingman, Arizona (COL: Hilltop)
Branding Tri-State Television Network, Network 36, TV36
Channels Analog: 36 (UHF) 602-608 MHz
Digital: 38 (UHF) 614-620 MHz
Translators K23BJ Lake Havasu City AZ, WPYN246 Bullhead City AZ
Affiliations Youtoo America
Owner Tri-State Broadcasting, LLC.
Founded November 18, 1985
Call letters' meaning KKAX from K36AX
Former callsigns K36AX
Transmitter power 7.5 kW
Height 1365 m
Facility ID 25422
Website http://www.kgmn.net/TSTN - TV.htm

KKAX-LP is a low-power television station in Kingman, Arizona, licensed to Hilltop, an unincorporated area within Kingman. It is an Youtoo America affiliate, and is locally-owned by Tri-State Broadcasting, LLC. KKAX-LP broadcasts on UHF channel 36 from its transmitter located on Hayden Peak, and serves Kingman, Golden Valley and surrounding area. The signal reaches Bullhead City and Mohave Valley, AZ via microwave link located on Black Mountain near Oatman, and is repeated on K23BJ in Lake Havasu City.

History[edit]

An original construction permit was granted on November 18, 1985 to Group Seven Communications of New York, New York. The initial callsign was designated as K36AX, to operate on channel 36. The station was to serve the Kingman area, although its city of license was to be Hilltop, and the transmitter was located on a bluff overlooking downtown Kingman. The station was licensed on August 25, 1987. Initial programming is unknown, but Group Seven Communications was recognized for its marketing emphasis toward the Hispanic community.

In September 2000, Group Seven Communications sold K36AX to Tri-State Broadcasting. In April 2002, the station moved to a new transmitter location on Getz Peak, increasing its signal coverage. And in the July 2002, the station unveiled new call letters, KKAX-LP, based on the old callsign — K K36AX. KKAX moved once again in September 2003 to Hayden Peak in order to have a clear microwave path to feed its translators in the neighboring communities of Bullhead City and Lake Havasu.

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