KLMV-LD

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Coordinates: 27°31′29″N 99°31′21″W / 27.5246°N 99.5225°W / 27.5246; -99.5225

KLMV-LD
Laredo, Texas
United States
CityLaredo, Texas
ChannelsDigital: 15 (UHF)
Virtual: 15 (PSIP)
BrandingBuena Vida Broadcasting
Programming
Subchannels15.1/2: Religious
15.3: Movies!
15.4: [Blank]
Ownership
OwnerJ. B. Salazar
History
FoundedJanuary 12, 1998
First air date
1999; 22 years ago (1999)
Former call signs
K68FU (1999–2000)
KLMV-LP (2000–2011)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
68 (UHF, 1999-2011)
Vida Communications (1999-2000)
HSN (2000-2003)
Almavision (2003-2006)
Independent (2006-2020)
MeTV (2020)
Call sign meaning
KLaredo's Most Valuable
Technical information
ClassLD
ERP15 kW
Links
Websitemetv.com
Former analog channel 68 KLMV logo
Buena Vida Broadcasting logo

KLMV-LD, virtual and UHF digital channel 15, is a low-powered religious television station licensed to Laredo, Texas, United States and also serving Nuevo Laredo. The station is owned by J. B. Salazar.

History[edit]

KLMV started broadcasting in 1999 as K68FU on analog channel 68 and was Buena Vida Broadcasting's flagship station that aired independent Spanish Christian programming to a few repeaters across South Texas. From 1999 to 2000, channel 68 was affiliated with Vida Communications, and then HSN. From 2003 through 2006, the station was affiliated with Almavision. In September 2006, KLMV stopped its affiliation with Almavision and went independent. KLMV was Buena Vida Broadcasting's flagship station that aired independent Spanish Christian programming 24 hours a day and distributes programming to repeater stations in South Texas.[1] The network, KLMV, and the repeaters are owned and operated by J. B. Salazar. In July 2012, KLMV started broadcasting on subchannel 15.3 a local general programming channel called Televida Laredo. Potential viewership is about 600,000. In February 2011, KLMV stopped transmitting an analog signal on channel 68 and started transmitting digitally on channel 15. In late December 2012, KLMV announced that it would start broadcasting TeLe-Romantica programming on subchannel 15.2 in the first quarter of 2013. In February 2013, TeLe-Romantica programming could be seen on channel 15.2 and Vida Vision TV on 15.4. In March 2013, KLMV dropped TeLe-Romántica programming and replaced it with infomercials and switched Televida Laredo on 15.4 and Vida Vision on 15.3. In early 2014, KLMV dropped Televida Laredo programming and replaced it with color bars. In September 2020, KLMV dropped all religious programming and affiliated to MeTV[2] on its main channel, Estrella TV[3] on 15.2, Movies![4] on channel 15.3 and Jewelry TV[5] on channel 15.4. KLMV later switched back to religious programming on its main channel.

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
15.1 480i 4:3 KLMV-LP Religious
15.2
15.3 Movies!
15.4 [Blank]

KLMV also contains four subchannels: 15.1 and 15.2, which shows religious programming, 15.3 which shows Movies!, and 15.4 which is blank.

Buena Vida Broadcasting Repeaters[edit]

Buena Vida Broadcasting had four licensed repeaters and three had a construction permit in Texas and one in California, all of which are O&O by J. B. Salazar:[6][7]

Channel Call sign ERP City
19 Application 9 kW Beaumont, Texas
14 15 kW Del Rio, Texas
16 K16IY-DCP 15 kW Eagle Pass, Texas
29 K29KS-DCP 15 kW Gustine, California
27 KDJB-LD 8 kW Hondo, Texas
21 K21KW-DCP 15 kW Lubbock, Texas
6 KJBA-LDCP 15 kW San Angelo, Texas
35 KAXX-LD 7 kW San Antonio, Texas
47 KSSJ-LD 50 kW San Antonio, Texas
17 K17GL-LP 10 kW Uvalde, Texas

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