|Channels||Digital: 21 (UHF)|
Virtual: 23 (PSIP)
|Owner||News-Press & Gazette Company|
(NPG of Monterey-Salinas CA, LLC)
|Founded||May 31, 1989|
|Call letters' meaning||K Monterey UniVision (former affiliation)|
|Former callsigns||K67EU (1989–1998)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:|
23 (UHF, 2001–2019)
|Former affiliations||As stand-alone station:|
|Transmitter power||4.5 kW|
|Height||688.6 m (2,259 ft)|
|Public license information|
(translator of KION-TV, Monterey, California) Profile
(translator of KION-TV, Monterey, California) CDBS
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. 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
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. 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. 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). The sale was completed on December 13.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|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|
- "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.
- Deals - 10/8/2007 - Broadcasting & Cable
- "KCOY to 'share services' with KEYT parent company under planned station purchases". Santa Maria Times. September 23, 2013. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
- "NewsChannel 3 Owner Completes Purchase of Fox 11". KEYT-TV. December 13, 2013. Retrieved December 17, 2013.
- RabbitEars TV Query for KMUV-LD