KTVC

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KTVC
BetterLifeTV.png
Roseburg, Oregon
United States
BrandingBetter Life TV
SloganBringing Hope Into Your Life...
ChannelsDigital: 18 (UHF)
Virtual: 36 (PSIP)
TranslatorsKAMK-LD 5 (VHF) Eugene
Affiliations36.1: 3ABN (2009–present)
36.2: Religious Ind.
36.3: Nature Channel (audio)
36.4: Vida Mejor TV (Spanish)
OwnerBetter Life Television, Inc.
FoundedMarch 13, 1992
First air dateJuly 18, 1994 (26 years ago) (1994-07-18)
Sister station(s)KBLN-TV
Former call signsKROZ (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
42 kW (application)
Height212.8 m (698 ft)
159.3 m (523 ft) (application)
Facility ID31437
Transmitter coordinates43°14′8.4″N 123°19′20.2″W / 43.235667°N 123.322278°W / 43.235667; -123.322278 (KTVC)
43°14′7.4″N 123°22′58.3″W / 43.235389°N 123.382861°W / 43.235389; -123.382861 (application)
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
Websitewww.betterlifetv.tv

KTVC, virtual channel 36 (UHF digital channel 18), is a 3ABN-affiliated television station licensed to Roseburg, Oregon, United States. The station is owned by Better Life Television. KTVC's studios are located on Golden Valley Boulevard in Roseburg, and its transmitter is located on Mount Rose northeast of the city.

KAMK-LD (virtual channel 36, very high frequency digital channel 5) in Eugene operates as a translator of KTVC; this station's transmitter is located on Blanton Road.

On cable, KTVC is available on Charter Spectrum channel 12 in Roseburg, and on Comcast Xfinity channel 12 in Eugene, Springfield and Corvallis.

History[edit]

The station began broadcasting on UHF channel 36 on July 18, 1994, under the call sign KROZ. It became a charter affiliate of The WB in 1995. 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, a network created by the merger of UPN and The WB, while KEVU-LP is affiliated with MyNetworkTV, a network from News Corporation, then-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]

References[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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