KSFV-CD

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KSFV-CD
Los Angeles, California
United States
ChannelsDigital: 27 (UHF)
(shared with KPOM-CD)
Virtual: 27 (PSIP)
AffiliationsJewelry Television
OwnerVenture Technologies Group, LLC
FoundedApril 13, 1989
Call letters' meaningK San Fernando Valley (original city of license)
Sister station(s)KVHD-LD, KHTV-CD
Former callsignsK24CM (1989-1995)
KSFV-LP (1995-2009)
KSFV-CA (2009-2013)
Former channel number(s)26 (2001-2004)
24 (1989-2001)
Former affiliationsAlmavision
Transmitter power0.360 kW
Heightunknown
Facility ID191101

KSFV-CD, virtual and UHF digital channel 27, is a Class A television station in Los Angeles, California, owned by Venture Technologies Group, LLC. The station transmits from Box Springs Mountain in northwestern Riverside County. This station is an affiliate of Jewelry Television.

History[edit]

The low-power station was founded in 1989 as translator K24CM on channel 24, before changing from a translator to an LPTV as KSFV-LP in 1995, moving to channel 26 in 2001. On April 30 of that year, the station debuted Spanish-language programming targeted towards Central American immigrants. Sometime after that, the station moved to channel 6 to make room for KVCR-DT in San Bernardino, which had signed on its digital signal on channel 26. Because of this move, the station began marketing itself as an FM radio station (carrying a Spanish Religious service known as Guadalupe Radio), since the audio of analog TV channel 6 can be heard at the bottom of the FM radio dial at 87.75 MHz. The station received Class A status in 2009, as KSFV-CA.

On March 9, 2009, Venture Technologies announced that it had signed a leasing agreement with Mega Media Group to launch a Dance format on KSFV, thus ending the Spanish Religious format on the signal. Programming was to have begun on June 1, 2009, and it would have been patterned after Mega Media's New York City outlet WNYZ-LP and likewise, carry the "Pulse 87" brand.[1] However, Venture Technologies has notified Radio World that it would not take Mega Media's offer and Mega Media ceased operations in October 2009.[2]

After converting KSFV to digital, Venture Technologies maintained the channel 6 analog service by acquiring KZNO-LP in Big Bear Lake and moving Guadalupe Radio to the latter.

The station's digital channel is multiplexed.

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[3]
14.1 480i 4:3 HSN2 HSN2
14.2 480i CENTV Infomercials
14.3 480i KHMER Khmer TV (Cambodian)
27.1 480i JEWELRY Jewelry Television
27.2 480i MANA Religious (Spanish)
27.5 480i ALKARMA Al Karma TV (Arabic)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Press release from Mega Media Group (March 9, 2009) Archived July 26, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ http://www.radioworld.com/article/80378
  3. ^ "Digital TV Market Listing for KSFV-CD". Rabbit Ears. Retrieved April 7, 2019.

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