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Monterey, California
United States
ChannelsDigital: 7 (VHF)
Virtual: 11
BrandingMy 11 KOTR: The Otter
OwnerMirage Media 2, LLC
FoundedDecember 6, 2006
First air date
April 9, 2007
Former call signs
K07ZK (until 2005)
KOTR-LP (2005–2018)
Former channel number(s)
2 (VHF, until 2018)
NBC (as a translator of KSBW, until 2006)
Dark (2006−2007)
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID187515
ERP100 watts
HAAT−25.9 m (−85 ft)
Transmitter coordinates36°35′10.8″N 121°51′9.8″W / 36.586333°N 121.852722°W / 36.586333; -121.852722
Public license information

KOTR-LD, virtual channel 11 (VHF digital channel 7), is a low-powered MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station licensed to Monterey, California, United States and serving the Monterey Bay area. The station is owned by Mirage Media 2, LLC. KOTR-LD's studios are located on Garden Road south of Monterey Regional Airport in Monterey, and its transmitter located on Mount Toro, 10 miles (16 km) south of Salinas.


Mirage Media acquired the broadcast license of K02DC, a translator of Monterey's NBC affiliate KSBW (channel 8) licensed to serve the Sycamore Flat area near Greenfield, California, from the Arroyo Seco Citizens Association. Shortly after the sale, the company applied to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to move the transmitter site to serve Gonzales and increase the effective radiated power from 44 watts to 3000 watts. On May 23, 2006, the station went silent pending construction of the new broadcast facilities.

On June 15, 2006, it was announced that KOTR-LP would become the MyNetworkTV affiliate for the Monterey–Salinas–Santa Cruz market.

On December 6, 2006, KOTR-LP began operation as cable channel 11 on Monterey County's Comcast system. The over-the-air station (channel 2) launched on April 9, 2007.

On March 6, 2018, it was reported that KOTR-LP's license in Santa Cruz was being sold to South Asian broadcaster Diya TV for $50,000. The station's programming and intellectual property would move to another station owned by Mirage Media.[1][2]

News operation and syndicated programming[edit]

Until 2012, the station simulcast newscasts from fellow MyNetworkTV affiliate KRON-TV in San Francisco. Newscasts aired weekdays from 6–9 a.m., and at 5, 6 and 11 p.m., and weekends at 8 p.m. Paid programming has since replaced the newscasts.

Current syndicated programming includes American Ninja Warrior and Judge Mathis, among others.[3]

Broadcast of San Francisco Giants games[edit]

KOTR-LD serves as the San Francisco Giants broadcast affiliate for mostly Friday night games carried on KNTV in the Bay Area rather than NBC Sports Bay Area.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Miller, Mark K. (March 6, 2018). "KOTR-LP Monterey, CA, Sold To DiyaTV". TVNewsCheck. NewsCheckMedia LLC. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  2. ^ Jacobson, Adam (2018-03-05). "Monterey's 'My' Station Moves With Diya Deal | Radio & Television Business Report". Retrieved 2020-09-20.
  3. ^ http://mytvmonterey.com/kotr-tv-program-schedule/ Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  4. ^ "San Francisco Giants Home Game Schedule". mytvmonterey.com. Retrieved June 9, 2017.

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