|Channels||Digital: 46 (UHF)|
|Affiliations||Hot TV Network|
(sale to Landover 5 LLC pending)
|Founded||May 31, 1990|
|Transmitter power||.5 kW (digital)|
KUSE-LD, channel 46, is a low power translator station in Seattle, Washington owned by Mako Communications and is currently broadcasting the Hot TV Network, a network devoted to reruns of classic TV shows (similar to Retro Television Network, Me-TV and Antenna TV).
On May 31, 1990 the FCC issued a construction permit to Breckenridge Broadcasting Co., Inc. bearing the call sign K58DP for channel 58 in Seattle. On February 20, 1998 the unbuilt translator station was sold to VVI LPTV, Inc. By the end of 1998 K58DP had signed on the air broadcasting the ValueVision Network. On July 28, 2005 K58DP was sold to Equity Broadcasting Corp. and became KUSE-LP also on this date. KUSE-LP was licensed under EBC Seattle, Inc.
As of September 30, 2008 KUSE-LP was broadcasting only a black screen and silent audio. It was broadcasting an unmodulated carrier for several months.
The station ceased broadcasting on April 8, 2009 due to the economic difficulties that Equity has faced.
On December 10, 2009 KUSE-LD started its low power digital transmitter and was broadcasting a test pattern. KUSE is currently multiplexed into 6 subchannels.
In June 2013, KUSE-LD was sold to Landover 5 LLC as part of a larger deal involving 51 other low-power television stations.
|46.1||Hot tv network|
|46.3||SonLife Broadcasting Network|
|46.5||Retro TV network|
- "Northwest Broadcasters". Gord Lansdell. April 19, 2009. Retrieved April 17, 2011.
- "Takers found for 60 Equity stations". Television Business Report. April 18, 2009. Retrieved April 20, 2009.
- Seyler, Dave (June 24, 2013). "Anatomy of an LPTV deal extravaganza". Television Business Report. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
- KUSE-LD schedule
- Hot TV official website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KUSE
- Query TV Fool's coverage map for KUSE-LD
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KUSE-LD
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