KUNW-CD

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KUNW-CD
KUNW2-012013.png
Yakima, Washington
United States
BrandingKUNW Univision
SloganTu Canal Local
ChannelsDigital: 30 (UHF)
Virtual: 2 (PSIP)
Subchannels2.1 Univision
2.2 Comet TV
2.3 TBD
2.4 Charge!
TranslatorsKORX-CD 16 Walla Walla
AffiliationsUnivision
OwnerSinclair Broadcast Group
(Sinclair Kennewick Licensee, LLC)
FoundedMarch 4, 1996
Call letters' meaningUnivision
NorthWest[1]
Sister station(s)KIMA-TV, KEPR-TV
Former callsignsK66EU (1997)
K52EQ (1997-2001)
KKFQ-LP (2001)
KKFQ-CA (2001-2008)
KUNW-CA (2008)
KUNW-LP (2008-2012)
Transmitter power15 kW
Height287 m (942 ft)
ClassCD
Facility ID167797
Transmitter coordinates46°31′40.0″N 120°33′6.0″W / 46.527778°N 120.551667°W / 46.527778; -120.551667 (KUNW-CD)
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
Websitehttp://kunwtv.com/

KUNW-CD, virtual channel 2 (UHF digital channel 30), is a low-powered, Class A Univision-affiliated television station licensed to Yakima, Washington, United States. Owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, it is sister to CBS affiliate KIMA-TV (channel 29). The two stations share studios on Terrace Heights Boulevard in Yakima; KUNW-CD's transmitter is located on Ahtanum Ridge.

KUNW's logo prior to January 1, 2013

On November 1, 2012, the license for the analog station was surrendered to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the KUNW-LP call sign was deleted from the FCC's database.

KUNW's programming is also seen on two additional stations, both serving the Tri-Cities area of Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick, Washington:

Station City of License Digital Channel Began Operation Effective Radiated Power
KVVK-CD Kennewick 15 (UHF) March 15, 1996 15 kW Digital
KORX-CD Walla Walla 16 (UHF) 2001 1 kW Digital

An additional station, KWWA-CA channel 49, previously served Ellensburg. However, the station signed off April 17, 2008 after suffering antenna failure.[2] Fisher opted to return the license to the FCC instead of repairing the antenna, and KWWA's license was canceled on June 4, 2008.[3]

On April 11, 2013, Fisher announced that it would sell its properties, including KUNW, KVVK, and KORX, to the Sinclair Broadcast Group.[4] The deal was completed on August 8, 2013.[5]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
2.1 1080i 16:9 KUNW-CD Main KUNW-CD programming / Univision
2.2 480i Comet Comet
2.3 TBD TBD
2.4 Charge Charge!

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KKFQ Yakima, WA Changes Calls To KUNW". TVnewsday. April 10, 2008. Retrieved April 11, 2009.
  2. ^ Alford, Kelly (April 25, 2009). "Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved June 20, 2009.
  3. ^ "Station Search Details (DKWWA-CA)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved June 20, 2009.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Malone, Michael (April 11, 2013). "Sinclair to Acquire Fisher Stations for $373 Million". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved April 12, 2013.
  5. ^ "Sinclair Broadcast Group Closes On Fisher Communications Acquisition". All Access. August 8, 2013. Retrieved August 8, 2013.

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