KQDK-CD

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KQDK-CD
Translator of KQCK, Cheyenne, Wyoming
KQCKCTN33.png
Denver, Colorado
United States
ChannelsDigital: 16 (UHF)
Virtual: 33
BrandingRocky Mountain CTN
Programming
Affiliations
  • 33.1: CTN
  • 33.2: CTN Lifestyle
  • 33.3: CTNi
Ownership
OwnerChristian Television Network
(Christian Television Corporation, Inc.)
KQCK
History
FoundedOctober 30, 1990 (1990-10-30)
First air date
November 15, 1999 (22 years ago) (1999-11-15)
(in Aurora, Colorado; license moved to Denver in 2019)
Former call signs
  • K16CM (?–1999)
  • K62FW (1999–2000)
  • KDEV-LP (2000–2008)
  • KQDK-CA (2008–2013)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
39 (UHF, until 2013)
Digital:
39 (UHF, 2013–2019)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID29455
ClassCD
ERP2 kW
HAAT85.5 m (281 ft)
Transmitter coordinates39°40′31.2″N 104°52′24.1″W / 39.675333°N 104.873361°W / 39.675333; -104.873361Coordinates: 39°40′31.2″N 104°52′24.1″W / 39.675333°N 104.873361°W / 39.675333; -104.873361
Links
Public license information
Profile
[http://www.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/tvq?list=0&facid=29455 29455 LMS]
Websitewww.rockymountainctn.com

KQDK-CD, virtual channel 33 (UHF digital channel 16), is a low-power, Class A television station licensed to Denver, Colorado, United States. It is a translator of Cheyenne, Wyoming–licensed Christian Television Network (CTN) owned-and-operated station KQCK (channel 39). KQDK's transmitter is located near East Iliff Avenue and South Emporia Avenue (near SH 83) in southeastern Denver; its parent station maintains studios on East Lincolnway (near US 30) in Cheyenne.

History[edit]

The station was founded on October 30, 1990. In 2008, under Equity Media Holdings ownership, KQDK became an affiliate of the Retro Television Network (RTN). On January 4, 2009, a contract conflict between Equity and Luken Communications (which had acquired RTN in June 2008) resulted in many RTN affiliates losing the network's programming.[1] As a result, Luken moved RTN's operations to its headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and dropped its affiliations on all Equity-owned affiliates, including the then-KQDK-CA, immediately.[2] RTN would eventually sign with KCDO-TV that May.[3] KQDK then switched its affiliation to AMGTV, and later to @SportsTV.

KQDK was sold at auction to Valley Bank on April 16, 2009.[4] Valley Bank, in turn, filed to sell KQDK and KQCK to an ownership group connected to Fusion Communications on September 9.[5]

KQCK/KQDK-CA logo during its affiliation with VasalloVision

In January 2010, VasalloVision announced that it would affiliate with parent station KQCK.[6] KQDK-CA was acquired by Casa Media Partners in April 2012.[7] The station switched its affiliation to MundoFox on August 13, 2012.[8] Concurrent with the launch of the station's digital signal, on February 12, 2013, the station modified its call sign to KQDK-CD. In late 2014, KQDK dropped MundoFox for the Christian Television Network.[9][10] Casa Media Partners filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on April 14, 2015.[11] On April 12, 2017, CTN's parent company, the Christian Television Corporation, agreed to purchase KQDK-CD outright for $750,000; CTN had earlier agreed to purchase sister station KQCK.[12] The sale was completed on June 30, 2017.[13]

Sometime in 2019, KQDK-CD's city of license was moved from Aurora, Colorado to Denver.

Technical information[edit]

Subchannels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming
33.1 1080i 16:9 CTN-HD Main KQCK programming / CTN
33.2 480i 4:3 LFST CTN Lifestyle
33.3 CTNi CTNi

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KQDK-CD shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 39, on February 12, 2013. The station flash-cut its digital signal into operation on its pre-transition UHF channel 39.

References[edit]

  1. ^ What’s Wrong with MyTV? Archived 2009-01-13 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ TV Newsday: "Financial Dispute Disrupts RTN Diginet", 1/5/2009.
  3. ^ "KCDO Denver Adding Retro TV Network". TVnewsday. May 7, 2009. Retrieved June 21, 2009.
  4. ^ "Takers found for 60 Equity stations". Television Business Report. April 18, 2009. Archived from the original on April 24, 2009. Retrieved April 20, 2009.
  5. ^ "Equity Media props spin again". Television Business Report. September 9, 2009. Archived from the original on September 26, 2009. Retrieved September 11, 2009.
  6. ^ "'VasalloVision Network' in Las Vegas, Nevada" (Press release). VasalloVision Television Network. January 14, 2010. Retrieved February 6, 2010.
  7. ^ "Denver TV, Cheyenne LP Go For $9 Million". TVNewsCheck. April 11, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  8. ^ Ostrow, Joanne (August 6, 2012). "Mundo FOX coming to Denver on Channel 33". Denver Post. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  9. ^ "FCC 398 Children's Television Programming Report". KidVid Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. October 6, 2014. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  10. ^ "FCC 398 Children's Television Programming Report". KidVid Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. January 9, 2015. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  11. ^ Bandell, Brian (April 17, 2015). "Miami-based owner of radio and TV stations files Chapter 11 with $13M in debt". South Florida Business Journal. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  12. ^ "Application for Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. January 19, 2017. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  13. ^ "Consummation Notice". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. June 30, 2017. Retrieved December 24, 2017.

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