KMCW-LD

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KMCW-LD
Medford, Oregon
United States
ChannelsDigital: 35 (UHF)CP
AffiliationsSonlife Broadcasting Network
OwnerNorthwest Broadcasting
(sale to Cox Media Group pending[1][2])
(Broadcasting Licenses, Limited Partnership)
FoundedApril 22, 2003
Sister station(s)KMVU-DT, KFBI-LD
Former callsignsK14LG (2003–2006)
KMCW-LP (2006–2019)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
14 (UHF, 2003–2019)
Transmitter power4.35 kW (CP)
Height441 m (1,447 ft) (CP)
Facility ID129043
Transmitter coordinates42°17′53.4″N 122°45′1.1″W / 42.298167°N 122.750306°W / 42.298167; -122.750306 (CP)
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS

KMCW-LD is a low-power television station in Medford, Oregon, broadcasting locally on Channel 14. It is one of three Medford stations owned by Northwest Broadcasting, whose other stations in the city include Fox affiliate KMVU (Channel 26) and MyNetworkTV KFBI (Channel 48). KMCW-LD was previously owned by Sainte Partners II, L.P., which founded the station.

The station is an affiliate of the Sonlife Broadcasting Network. It was previously affiliated with Telemundo and MundoMax.

History[edit]

KMCW-LD first hit 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-LD My 48 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.

Ownership changes[edit]

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. Esteem Broadcasting now owns and operates Sainte's former Northern California full power stations in Chico and Eureka. Operated by Bonten Media under a shared service agreement with Esteem Broadcasting. KMCW and its sister station KFBI were not included in the package as well as the Sacramento KCSO Telemundo affiliate. KMCW and KFBI were sold to Northwest Broadcasting, owner of KMVU-DT 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.

(KCSO Telemundo 33 in Sacramento, California and KVIQ, a Eureka, California CBS affiliate station are now on the block for yet another Sainte Liquidation which will end the long stint of Sainte Broadcast Properties 27 in all built by the legendary Chester Smith.)

Cable and satellite coverage[edit]

KMCW became available on local cable TV via Charter Communications on channel 3 in Medford and Klamath Falls as of September 5, 2006.

The station is not shown on either Dish Network or DirecTV.

Cable Provider Area 14 (MundoMax)
Charter Jackson & Josephine Counties 74 (SD) None

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Apollo Global Management Acquires Cox's Television Stations Plus Radio & Newspapers In Dayton". RadioInsight. February 15, 2019. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  2. ^ Jessell, Harry A. (March 6, 2019). "Cox TV Valued At $3.1 Billion In Apollo Acquisition". TVNewsCheck. NewsCheckMedia LLC. Retrieved March 6, 2019.

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