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Roseburg, Oregon
United States
BrandingBetter Life TV
SloganBringing Hope Into Your Life...
ChannelsDigital: 18 (UHF)
Virtual: 36 (PSIP)
Subchannels36.1 3ABN
TranslatorsKAMK-LD 49 Eugene
Affiliations3ABN (2009–present)
OwnerBetter Life Television, Inc.
FoundedMarch 13, 1992
First air dateJuly 18, 1994; 24 years ago (1994-07-18)
Former callsignsKROZ (1994–1998)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
36 (UHF, 1994–2009)
Former affiliationsIndependent (1994–1995, 2009)
The WB (1995–1998)
Pax TV (1998–2002)
UPN (2002–2006)
RTN (2006–2009)
Transmitter power50 kW
Height212.8 metres (698 feet)
Facility ID31437
Transmitter coordinates43°14′9″N 123°19′16″W / 43.23583°N 123.32111°W / 43.23583; -123.32111 (KTVC)
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile

KTVC is a religious television station serving the Eugene, Oregon area. The station is licensed to Roseburg, and is owned by Better Life Television. It can be seen over-the-air on its digital signal on UHF channel 18. Its transmitter, also located in Roseburg, covers only the central portion of Douglas County. Viewers in the Eugene and Corvallis area can see KTVC on Comcast/Charter Communications cable 12, DISH Network 36 & 7185, or on digital low power station KAMK-LD channel 49.


The station began broadcasting on UHF channel 36 on July 18, 1994, under the call sign KROZ. It changed its calls to the current KTVC on September 4, 1998.

Under ownership of Equity Broadcasting, KTVC became an affiliate of Equity's Retro Television Network on September 16, 2006, when UPN ceased broadcasting. A newly created digital subchannel of NBC affiliate KMTR carries the CW Television Network, a merger of the two disbanding networks' programming assets, while KEVU-LP is affiliated with MyNetworkTV, a network from News Corporation, the parent company of Fox.

On January 4, 2009, a contract conflict between Equity Media Holdings Corporation and RTN interrupted the programming on many RTN affiliates.[1] As a result, Luken Communications restored a national RTN feed from its headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with individual customised feeds to non-Equity-owned affiliates to follow on a piecemeal basis. As a result, KTVC lost its RTN affiliation immediately, though Luken vows to find a new affiliate for RTN in the area.[2]

KTVC was sold at auction to Better Life TV on April 16, 2009.[3] Upon the closure of the sale, the station began to air religious programming from new sister station KBLN, including 3ABN programming.[4]

The KTVC calls were previously used on what is now KBSD-TV in Dodge City, Kansas, from 1957 to 1989.

KAMK-LP history[edit]

KAMK-LP began as translator station K53EA in 1993 broadcasting The Box, and later, MTV2. In 1996 K53EA began rebroadcasting KROZ which would change to KTVC. On January 1, 1998 K53EA became low power KAMK-LP. Calls reflected owner Gerald D. Kamp's last name.

The FCC has issued a construction permit to move its signal to channel 49, since all stations must abandon channels 52-69.

On January 30, 2012 KAMK-LP switched to digital as KAMK-LD channel 49, using a PSIP of 36.1, to match the PSIP of KTVC. (It is not related to KXOR-LP, a defunct Azteca America station in Eugene that broadcast on UHF channel 36, though that channel carried 3ABN programming in the past.)

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[5]
36.1 480i 4:3 KTVC-DT Main KTVC programming / 3ABN

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KTVC shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 36, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 18.[6] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 36.

Translator Stations[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ What’s Wrong with MyTV? Archived January 13, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ TV Newsday: "Financial Dispute Disrupts RTN Diginet", 1/5/2009.
  3. ^ "Takers found for 60 Equity stations". Television Business Report. April 18, 2009. Archived from the original on April 24, 2009. Retrieved April 20, 2009.
  4. ^ "God is working out this miracle!". KBLN Better Life TV. Retrieved April 20, 2009.[dead link]
  5. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KTVC
  6. ^ "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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