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BrandingMy 11
  • Mirage Media 2, LLC
  • (William J. Jaeger)
First air date
December 6, 2006; 15 years ago (2006-12-06) (on Comcast cable)
April 9, 2007; 15 years ago (2007-04-09) (over-the-air)
Former call signs
K07ZK (until 2005)
KOTR-LP (2005–2018)
Former channel number(s)
2 (VHF, until 2018)
11 (until 2021)
NBC (as a translator of KSBW, until 2006)
Dark (2006−2007)
Call sign meaning
The Otter (former branding)
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 (channel 7) is a low-power television station licensed to Monterey, California, United States, serving as the MyNetworkTV affiliate for the Monterey Bay area. The station is owned by Mirage Media 2, LLC, and maintains studios on Garden Road south of Monterey Regional Airport in Monterey; its transmitter is 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 station launched over-the-air 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]


The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[5]
7.1 480i 16:9 My Net Main KOTR-LD programming / MyNetworkTV
7.2 4:3 KOTR 7- Blank
7.3 SHOPLC Shop LC
7.4 KOTR 7- Blank

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. ^ "KOTR-TV: Program Schedule | My 11 Monterey: KOTR-TV, the Otter". mytvmonterey.com. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  4. ^ "San Francisco Giants Home Game Schedule". mytvmonterey.com. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "Digital TV Market Listing for KSBW". RabbitEars. Retrieved 18 February 2022.

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