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San Luis Obispo/Santa Maria/
Santa Barbara, California
United States
CitySan Luis Obispo, California
ChannelsDigital: 34 (UHF)
Virtual: 33
BrandingTelemundo 33
Telemundo Costa Central (secondary)
Noticiero Telemundo Costa Central (newscasts)
AffiliationsTelemundo (2001–present)
OwnerRaul & Consuelo Palazuelos
First air date
February 7, 1997 (24 years ago) (1997-02-07)
Former call signs
KADE (1990–1997)
Former channel number(s)
33 (UHF, 1990-2009)
K07TA Santa Maria
K09UF Morro Bay
Univision (1997–2001)
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID12930
ERP80.4 kW
HAAT453 m (1,486 ft)
Transmitter coordinates35°21′37.9″N 120°39′24.6″W / 35.360528°N 120.656833°W / 35.360528; -120.656833
Public license information

KTAS, virtual channel 33 (UHF digital channel 34), is a Telemundo-affiliated television station licensed to San Luis Obispo, California, United States and serving the Central Coast of California. The station is locally owned by Raul and Consuelo Palazuelos. KTAS' studios are located on Carmen Lane in Santa Maria, and its transmitter is located atop Cuesta Peak.

KTAS was previously seen on now-defunct repeater stations K07TA in Santa Maria and K09UF in Morro Bay.


Channel 33 first signed on in January 1990 as KADE, owned by the owners of KADY in Oxnard, California (now KBEH), rebroadcasting its sister station in Oxnard with the exception of nightly Fox network programming. KADE signed off in 1993.

Channel 33 returned to the air in 1997 as KTAS, a Univision affiliate. KTAS switched to Telemundo in 2001 when KPMR signed on the air.

K07TA began as a translator of then-independent station KCSO 19 (now KUVS-DT in the Sacramento, California area) based in Modesto in the 1970s and 1980s.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
33.1 1080i 16:9 KTAS-HD Main KTAS programming / Telemundo

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KTAS shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 33, on February 17, 2009, the original target date in which full-power television stations in the United States were to transition from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate (which was later pushed back to June 12, 2009). The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 34.[2] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 33.


  1. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KTAS
  2. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.

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