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(translator of KION-TV, Monterey, California)
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Monterey, California
United States
Brandingsee KION-TV
Slogansee KION-TV
ChannelsDigital: 21 (UHF)
Virtual: 23 (PSIP)
Affiliations23.1: Telemundo
46.1: CBS
46.2: CW+
OwnerNews-Press & Gazette Company
(NPG of Monterey-Salinas CA, LLC)
FoundedMay 31, 1989 (30 years ago) (1989-05-31)
Call letters' meaningK Monterey UniVision (former affiliation)
Former callsignsK67EU (1989–1998)
K23EW (1998–2002)
KMUV-LP (2002–2019)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
23 (UHF, 2001–2019)
Former affiliationsAs stand-alone station:
Univision (1989–2012)
Telemundo (2012–2019)
Transmitter power4.5 kW
Height688.6 m (2,259 ft)
Facility ID59362
Transmitter coordinates36°45′22.8″N 121°30′8.7″W / 36.756333°N 121.502417°W / 36.756333; -121.502417
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information
translator of KION-TV, Monterey, California) Profile

translator of KION-TV, Monterey, California) CDBS
Telemundo 23

KMUV-LD, UHF digital channel 21, is a low-power television station licensed to Monterey, California, United States and serving the Monterey Bay area. It is a translator of CBS/CW+/Telemundo affiliate KION-TV (channel 46, also licensed to Monterey) which is owned by News-Press & Gazette Company. KMUV's transmitter is located on Fremont Peak; its parent station maintains studios on Moffett Street in Salinas behind the city's airport.


KMUV-LP was previously a Univision affiliate; it switched to Telemundo in 2012.[citation needed] The KMUV callsign was assigned to a former station from 1974 until 1981, on that which is now KMAX-TV in Sacramento.

Sale to Cowles Publishing Company[edit]

On April 20, 2007, Clear Channel Communications (now iHeartMedia) entered into an agreement to spin off its entire television stations group to Newport Television, a broadcasting holding company founded by the private equity firm Providence Equity Partners. The sale was finalized on March 14, 2008.[1] However, Newport Television could not keep KION-TV or KMUV-LP due to Providence Equity Partners' partial ownership of several media properties which serve parts of the market. KION and KMUV were sold to the Cowles Publishing Company, the owner of KHQ-TV and The KHQ Television Group in Spokane, Washington.[2] The sale was finalized on May 7, 2008. On that day, Cowles took over the LMA for KCBA from Newport Television.

On September 20, 2013, News-Press & Gazette Company announced that it would purchase KION-TV and KMUV-LP, as well as San Luis Obispo sister station KKFX-CA. NPG will also take over some of the operations of Santa Maria sister station KCOY-TV, which Cowles will retain, under a shared services agreement (as NPG's holdings in the area already include KEYT-TV in Santa Barbara).[3] The sale was completed on December 13.[4]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[5]
21.1 480i 16:9 SMUV Dabl
23.1 1080i KMUV-LD Full HD simulcast of KION-DT3 / Telemundo
46.1 720p KION-TV Simulcast of KION-TV / CBS
46.2 CW HD simulcast of KION-DT2 / Central Coast CW


  1. ^ "Clear Channel Agrees to Sell Television Station Group to Providence Equity Partners" (Press release). Clear Channel Communications. April 20, 2007. Archived from the original on April 25, 2007. Retrieved April 20, 2007.
  2. ^ Deals - 10/8/2007 - Broadcasting & Cable
  3. ^ "KCOY to 'share services' with KEYT parent company under planned station purchases". Santa Maria Times. September 23, 2013. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  4. ^ "NewsChannel 3 Owner Completes Purchase of Fox 11". KEYT-TV. December 13, 2013. Retrieved December 17, 2013.
  5. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KMUV-LD

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