KEEN-CD

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KEEN-CD
KEEN 17 logo
Las Vegas, Nevada
United States
Branding KEEN 17
Slogan Faith & Hope are Here
Channels Digital: 17 (UHF)
Affiliations LeSEA
Owner LeSEA Broadcasting Corporation
(Christian Media Associates International, Inc.)
Founded August 21, 1990
Call letters' meaning Keen (slang for great; wonderful; marvelous)
Former callsigns K17CT (1990-1997)
KEEN-LP (1997-2008)
KEEN-CA (2008-2010)
Former affiliations America One, Independent, TLN
Transmitter power 145 kW
Height 155 m
Class Class A
Facility ID 10498
Website keen.lesea.com

KEEN-CD is a low-power Class A television station in Las Vegas, Nevada, broadcasting locally in digital on UHF channel 17 from its transmitter site in northwest Las Vegas. It was founded August 21, 1990 and is an owned-and-operated station (O&O) of LeSEA.

History[edit]

On August 21, 1990, the FCC granted an original construction permit to Charles K. "Harry" Tootle to build a low-power television station serving the Las Vegas metropolitan area on UHF channel 17. The station was given callsign K17CT and was licensed on September 14, 1993. Early programming mostly consisted of locally produced talk shows and seminars on videotape from the Conservative "Patriot" community, which were also shown on Tootle's other licensed station, K19CS.

Logo as TLN affiate

Tootle sold the station to Innovative Technologies, Inc. of Las Vegas in August 1996. The new owners changed the station's call letters to KEEN-LP in October, 1997 and on January 2, 2001, the license for KEEN-LP was upgraded to Class A, although the station at that time kept the "-LP" suffix instead of changing to "-CA". The station was a local independent station and earned recognition for its, appropriately, innovative use of the Internet. In addition to over-the-air viewing (the station was not carried by the local cable companies), KEEN-LP broadcast over the Internet, and while that was not notable in itself, the station made it possible for viewers of any given program to participate in live chat sessions, making the experience truly interactive [1] (registration required).

VMG Broadcasting Company acquired the station in September 2003, transferred control of the station to Christian Communications of Chicagoland two months later, then sold the station outright in September 2004. On August 12, 2008, the call sign was changed from KEEN-LP to KEEN-CA, and again to KEEN-CD on August 4, 2010.

Programming[edit]

KEEN-CA broadcasts programming that can be defined as a mix between sacred and secular. As a LeSEA O&O, religious programming is interspersed throughout the day, but the station also offers classic family television programming, such as Ozzie & Harriet, Make Room for Daddy, and Little House on the Prairie. A three-hour block of Saturday morning children's programming meets the station's E/I requirements, and a two-hour block of Saturday evening Spanish-language programming, catering to the area's large Hispanic population.

The programming mix, unique for LeSEA and tailored for the Las Vegas market, has met with some success. The National Religious Broadcasters organization named KEEN-LP its Low Power Station of the Year in 2005.

As of January 2011, much of the program schedule originates from the Legacy Network.

Digital sub-channels[edit]

The following sub-channels are broadcasting since April 1, 2015.

Channel Programming
17.1 main KEEN-CD programming /LeSEA

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