KLUZ-TV

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KLUZ-TV
KLUZ41-012013.png
Albuquerque, New Mexico
United States
Branding Univision Nuevo Mexico (general)
Noticias Univision Nuevo Mexico (newscasts)
Channels Digital: 42 (UHF)
(to move to 16 (UHF))
Virtual: 41 (PSIP)
Subchannels 41.1 Univision
41.2 LATV
41.3 HSN
Affiliations Univision
Owner Entravision Communications Corporation
(Entravision Holdings, LLC)
First air date September 5, 1987 (30 years ago) (1987-09-05)
Call letters' meaning K LUZ (spanish word for light)
Sister station(s) KTFQ-DT, KTFA-LP
Former channel number(s) Analog:
41 (UHF, 1987–2009)
Transmitter power 321 kW
176 kW (CP)
Height 1,262 m (4,140 ft)
1,255 m (4,117 ft) (CP)
Facility ID 35084
Transmitter coordinates 35°12′41.1″N 106°26′58″W / 35.211417°N 106.44944°W / 35.211417; -106.44944
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website www.kluz.tv

KLUZ-TV, virtual channel 41 (UHF digital channel 42), is a Univision-affiliated television station licensed to Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States and also serving Santa Fe. The station is owned by Entravision Communications, which also operates UniMás-owned station KTFQ-DT (channel 14) through a local marketing agreement with owner Univision Communications. The two stations share studios on Broadbent Parkway in northeastern Albuquerque; KLUZ's transmitter is located on Sandia Crest.

History[edit]

KLUZ began operation in September 1987 and has been a Univision affiliate since then. In 2007 it added LATV as a digital subchannel on 41.2.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
41.1 1080i 16:9 KLUZ-HD Main KLUZ-TV programming / Univision
41.2 480i 4:3 LATV LATV
41.3 HSN HSN (KTFA-LP channel 48)

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KLUZ-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 41, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 42.[2] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 41.

Newscasts[edit]

KLUZ's logo prior to January 1, 2013

Noticias Univision Nuevo México: Weekdays, 5 p.m. & 10 p.m.

In 1992, KLUZ had a news program called 5 en . (cinco en punto) 5 o clock (five o clock). But in 1993, KLUZ launched Albuquerque, New Mexico's first Spanish-language newscast Noticias 41; it was anchored by New Mexico native Bonita Ulibarri along with weather Sergio Schwartz and sports was handled by Iliana Carrillo the newscast aired Monday-Friday at 10pm. But in 1994 the station launched a 5pm newscast replacing 5 en punto it was anchored by Ulibarri weather continued to be anchored by Schwartz, and a new sports anchor was added Donaldo Zepeda became news sports anchor, but at 10pm the news team changed the weather anchor Schwartz and sports anchor Zepeda stayed the same, but reporter Susana Olivares did the 10pm show. On January 30, 1994 the station hired Roberto Repreza to anchor both the 5pm and 10pm newscast, also Bonita Ulibarri anchor for just doing 5pm newscast she returned to doing the 10pm anchor duties. In 1996 the station anchor Roberto Repreza left to go to then sister-station KXLN-TV (KLUZ was sold to Entravision in 1996) and Ulibarri returned to being solo lead anchor.

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