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|Channels||Analog: 14 (UHF)|
Digital: 35 (UHF) (CP, never built)
|Owner||Northwest Broadcasting |
(Broadcasting Licenses, Limited Partnership)
First air date
|April 22, 2003|
Last air date
|March 17, 2016(license canceled)|
Former call signs
KMCW-LP, UHF analog channel 14, was a low-powered Sonlife-affiliated television station licensed to Medford, Oregon, United States. Owned by Northwest Broadcasting, it was a sister station to Fox affiliate KMVU (channel 26) and MyNetworkTV affiliate KFBI-LD (channel 48).
KMCW-LD signed on the air on April 22, 2003. It was acquired by Modesto, California-based Sainte Partners II, L.P. (owner was Chester Smith) in 2006 and its new sister station KFBI would begin airing its programming in July 2006. KMCW began carrying NBC-owned Spanish language network Telemundo and aired via internet link from its California headquarters in Chico, California.
In November 2007, it was announced that KMCW and sister station KFBI were up for sale, but they were never purchased. It remained Sainte property from then on.
In April 2012, station owners Sainte Television Group (aka Sainte Partners II) entered into a local marketing agreement with Bonten Media Group, a New York-based private equity group which owns Northern California ABC and MeTV affiliates KRCR-TV in Redding, California, and KAEF-TV in Eureka, California. KMCW and its sister station KFBI were not included in the package and were sold to Northwest Broadcasting, owner of KMVU in Medford. KMCW replaced This TV (which now airs on KOBI-TV sub-channel 5.2) with Telemundo on sub-channel 48.2 while still airing on channel 14.
KMCW has changed its affiliation from Telemundo to MundoMax.