|Channels||Digital: 46 (UHF)|
(to move to 12 (VHF))
(HC2 LPTV Holdings, Inc.)
|Founded||May 31, 1990|
|Transmitter power||.5 kW (digital)|
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 was multiplexed into 6 subchannels.
On January 31, 2012, an application was filed to change to Channel 18, with double the power as Channel 46. The channel change was to accommodate the move-in of K60GV from Bellingham to Maltby. The application was dismissed.
In June 2013, KUSE-LD was slated to be sold to Landover 5 LLC as part of a larger deal involving 51 other low-power television stations; the sale fell through in June 2016. Mako Communications sold its stations, including KUSE-LD, to HC2 Holdings in 2017.
|46.1||Azteca América (in 720p)|
|46.3||Sonlife Broadcasting Network (SBN)|
- "Northwest Broadcasters". Gord Lansdell. April 19, 2009. Retrieved April 17, 2011.
- "Takers found for 60 Equity stations". Television Business Report. April 18, 2009. Archived from the original on April 24, 2009. Retrieved April 20, 2009.
- Seyler, Dave (June 24, 2013). "Anatomy of an LPTV deal extravaganza". Television Business Report. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
- "Notification of Non-consummation". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. June 29, 2016. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
- "APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO ASSIGNMENT OF BROADCAST STATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. September 8, 2017. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
- 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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