KKHJ-LP

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KKHJ-LP
Pago Pago, American Samoa
BrandingIsland Television
ChannelsAnalog: 30 (UHF)
Digital: 30 (UHF)CP
AffiliationsIndependent
OwnerSouth Seas Broadcasting, Inc.
Founded2002
Call letters' meaningDerived from KKHJ radio
Former callsignsK30HO (2002–2005)
WVUV-LP (2005–2008)
Former affiliationsTBN (2002–2005)
NBC (2005–2012)
Transmitter power6 kW
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS

KKHJ-LP, UHF analog channel 30, is a low-power independent television station serving the U.S. territory of American Samoa that is licensed to Pago Pago. The station is owned by South Seas Broadcasting, Inc.

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Logo used until 2012

The station was founded on November 4, 2003 as TBN repeater K30HO. It changed its call sign to WVUV-LP on March 21, 2005 after its acquisition by South Seas Broadcasting; however, it branded itself as "KHJ-TV". On March 11, 2008, the station changed its call sign to KKHJ-LP, reflecting its branding.

It was the first privately owned television station and, later, network affiliate, in American Samoa—government-owned KVZK-4 and KVZK-5 carry programming from ABC and CBS, and had carried NBC before WVUV's acquisition by South Seas.

Even though the station is located on a Pacific island, it had originally taken a call sign beginning with "W". Co-owned WVUV had been established during World War II and was "grandfathered" with a W-call, and the FCC allowed channel 30 to use a "conforming" call (WVUV-LP). WVUV-LP had the distinction of being the furthest west television station with a "W" call sign in the United States and the only "W" television call sign in the Pacific.

KKHJ-LP is co-owned with WVUV-FM, KKBT-FM and KKHJ-FM. The latter is also known as "93KHJ", a tribute to the Southern California former-Top 40 AM radio station KHJ.

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