28.2, 28.4–28.6: Infomercials
28.3: Shop LC
28.7: Classic Reruns TV
First air date
|January 29, 1988|
Former call signs
Former channel number(s)
56 (UHF, 1989–2000)
28 (UHF, 2000–2000s)
40 (UHF, 2000s–2009)
|As translator of KLTJ:|
Azteca America (2002–2007)
As a separate station:
Central American programming (2010–2011)
CBN News (20??–2021)
Call sign meaning
|Uniglobe (former branding)|
|HAAT||487.33 m (1,599 ft)|
Public license information
KUGB-CD, virtual and UHF digital channel 28, is a low-power, Class A Novelisima affiliated television station licensed to Houston, Texas, United States. The station is owned by HC2 Holdings. KUGB-CD's studios are located on South Main Street in Stafford, and its transmitter is located near Missouri City, in unincorporated northeastern Fort Bend County.
KHMV moved to channel 28 around 2000, and was moved to channel 40, to make space for its digital signal.
The station's call sign was changed to KHMV-CA on March 6, 2006.
Due to Pappas Telecasting's continuing financial problems, KHMV was taken off the air November 2, 2007, and the station remained silent until after it was sold to Uniglobe Central America Network in March 2010. The new owners adopted the call sign KUGB-CA on April 2, 2010. Under Uniglobe's ownership, the station broadcast programming from Central America, notably El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica and Guatemala.
Citing a temporary loss of transmitter site, KUGB-CA temporarily went off the air April 25, 2011.
Under Thomas Abraham's ownership, the station has begun broadcasting religious programming on multiple subchannels.
The station changed its call sign again on August 17, 2012, to the current KUGB-CD.
On November 27, 2012, Uniglobe Central American Network Inc. LLC sold KUGB-CD to OTA Broadcasting, LLC, a company controlled by Michael Dell's MSD Capital, for $2,3 million in cash. OTA Broadcasting assumed control of KUGB-CD on February 13, 2013. In November 2017, the station was purchased by HC2 Holdings for $1.5 million.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|28.7||Classic Reruns TV|
- Digital TV Market Listing for KUGB-CD
- "Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2010-08-19.
- "Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2010-08-19.
- "Application for Consent to Transfer Control of Entity Holding Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License". Retrieved January 12, 2011.
- "Broadcast Actions". Federal Communications Commission. March 2, 2011. Retrieved March 2, 2011.
- "Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved May 11, 2011.
- "OTA Broadcasting is buying the low-power station from Uniglobe Central American Network". November 27, 2012.
- "FCCInfo Facility Search Results".
- "OTA Sheds TV Properties That Didn't Move in Incentive Auction | Radio & Television Business Report". 14 November 2017.
- "Digital Television: DTV - HDTV Channel List".