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Yakima, Washington
United States
SloganTu Canal Local
ChannelsDigital: 30 (UHF), displayed as "2" via PSIP
Virtual: 2 (VHF)
Subchannels2.1 Univision
2.2 Comet TV
2.3 TBD
2.4 Charge!
Translators(see article)
OwnerSinclair Broadcast Group
(Sinclair Kennewick Licensee, LLC)
FoundedMarch 4, 1996
Call letters' meaningUnivision
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
ClassClass A
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)

KUNW-CD, channel 2, is the Univision affiliate for Yakima, Washington. Owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, it began broadcasting in the Yakima DMA in 2007. It is operated out of the studios of sister station KIMA-TV. In July 2007, Fisher Communications began broadcasting a regional newscast at 6 and 11pm with anchors Jaime Mendez and Roxy de la Torre from Seattle and Portland respectively, containing content from Seattle, Portland, Yakima and the Tri-Cities. In 2008, the newscast was localized to each market with Iván García as the main anchor for Noticias Noroeste Yakima y Tri-Cities. On September 11, 2009, KUNW-LP began broadcasting a low-power digital signal (KUNW-LD) along with its analog signal. The call sign for the digital station was changed to KUNW-CD on March 16, 2012.

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, Washington. 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]


  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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