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BrandingBetter Life TV
Affiliations36.1: 3ABN
36.2: Better Health TV
36.3: Nature Channel
36.4: Vida Mejor TV
OwnerBetter Life Television, Inc.
FoundedMarch 13, 1992
First air date
July 18, 1994 (27 years ago) (1994-07-18)
Former call signs
KROZ (1994–1998)
Former channel number(s)
36 (UHF, 1994–2009)
Independent (1994–1995, January−April 2009)
The WB (1995–1998)
Pax TV (1998–2002)
UPN (2002–2006)
RTN (2006–January 2009)
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID31437
ERP50 kW
42 kW (CP)
HAAT212.8 m (698 ft)
159.3 m (523 ft) (CP)
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 (CP)
Translator(s)KAMK-LD 5 (VHF) Eugene
Public license information

KTVC (channel 36) is a religious television station in Roseburg, Oregon, United States, affiliated with the Three Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN). The station is owned by Better Life Television, and maintains studios on Golden Valley Boulevard in Roseburg and a transmitter on Mount Rose northeast of the city.

KAMK-LD (channel 5) in Eugene operates as a translator of KTVC; this station's transmitter is located on Blanton Road.


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 on January 11, 1995. It changed its calls to the current KTVC on September 4, 1998. 17 days later, the WB affiliation moved to cable-only KZWB, and KTVC affiliated with the then-new Pax TV.

In 2002, the station affiliated with UPN after the network moved from KEVU-LP. 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.)

Technical information[edit]


The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[5]
36.1 480i 16:9 KTVC-DT Main KTVC programming / 3ABN
36.2 BLBN-2 Better Health TV
36.3 BLBN-3 Nature Channel
36.4 BLBN-4 Vida Mejor TV

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.


City of license Callsign Channel ERP HAAT Facility ID Transmitter coordinates
Eugene KAMK-LD 5 0.5 kW 312 m (1,024 ft) 24009 44°0′9.5″N 123°6′48.6″W / 44.002639°N 123.113500°W / 44.002639; -123.113500 (KAMK-LD)

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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