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San Luis Obispo, California
United States
Channels Digital: 34 (UHF)
Virtual: 33 (PSIP)
Subchannels 33.1 Telemundo
Translators K09UF Morro Bay
Affiliations Telemundo (2001-present)
Owner Raul & Consuelo Palazuelos
First air date February 7, 1997; 20 years ago (1997-02-07)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
33 (UHF, 1990-2009)
Former affiliations Univision (1997-2001)
Transmitter power 80.4 kW
Height 453 m
Facility ID 12930
Transmitter coordinates 35°21′39.5″N 120°39′25.3″W / 35.360972°N 120.657028°W / 35.360972; -120.657028
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile

KTAS is a Spanish-language television station in San Luis Obispo, California, broadcasting locally on 34 (digital) as an affiliate of Telemundo. The station is owned by Raul & Consuelo Palazuelos. 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 of 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.


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