KXKW-LP

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KXKW-LD
Lafayette, Louisiana
United States
ChannelsDigital: 30 (UHF)
Virtual: 32
BrandingRadio Lazer
Programming
Affiliations32.1: Newsnet
32.2: Antenna TV
32.3: Stadium
Ownership
OwnerDelta Media Corporation
KSLO-FM, KSLO, KLWB-FM, KOGM, KYMK-FM, KFXZ, KFXZ-FM, KVOL, KDCG-CD, KLWB
History
First air date
1991; 31 years ago (1991)
Former call signs
K21DM (1991–1995)
KLFT-LP (1995–April 2009)
KXKW-CA (April–August 2009)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
21 (UHF, 1991−2009)
6 (VHF, 2009–2021)
Digital:
32 (UHF, 2009–2021)
The Box (1991–1999)
Pax TV (via KDCG-LP, 1999–2004)
UATV (2004–2006)
The Sportsman Channel (2006–2007)
Independent (2007−2011)
This TV (2011–2016)
Stadium (2016−2021; now on DT3)
Technical information
Facility ID167755
ClassLD
ERP15 kW
HAAT275.5 m (904 ft)
Transmitter coordinates30°20′33″N 91°57′46.6″W / 30.34250°N 91.962944°W / 30.34250; -91.962944Coordinates: 30°20′33″N 91°57′46.6″W / 30.34250°N 91.962944°W / 30.34250; -91.962944

KXKW-LD (channel 32) is a low-power television station in Lafayette, Louisiana, United States, affiliated with NewsNet. It is owned by Delta Media Corporation alongside dual MeTV/Telemundo affiliate KLWB (channel 50). Both stations share studios on Evangeline Thruway in Carencro, while KXKW-LD's transmitter is located northeast of Lafayette.

KXKW-LP (channel 6) is a defunct low-power television station also licensed to Lafayette. The station's primary content was the audio programming on the aural carrier of 87.74 MHz and using a 19 kHz stereo pilot carrier with 75 kHz deviation. This could be received on many FM broadcast receivers, and as a result KXKW-LP marketed itself as an FM radio station. The station aired a Regional Mexican format under the brand "Radio Lazer".[1] To meet the legal requirements for visual content, the station ran a feed of the local National Weather Service radar.

History[edit]

KXKW-LP signed on in 1991 as K21DN from Sunset. At the time, it was one of many low-powered affiliates of the now-defunct Video Jukebox Network, which later became known simply as "The Box". K21DN changed its calls to KLFT-LP in 1995, and moved from Sunset to Lafayette shortly thereafter.

In 1999, KLFT-LP dropped its music video format when programming time was leased to KDCG-LP which used the station to simulcast its Pax programming. After not having a strong enough signal to warrant must-carry status on the Lafayette cable system, KDCG ended the LMA in 2004. Without any programming to air, the station aired nothing but a webcam image of its transmitting equipment with a posterboard reading "KLFT-LP LAFAYETTE" attached, intended to keep the station from losing its license for not properly identifying itself or being off the air for a long period of time. In October 2004, KLFT began airing programming from the Urban America Television network. After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the station ran community service information 24 hours a day. UATV suspended operations in May 2006, upon which The Sportsman Channel replaced its feed.

On October 1, 2007, programming was changed at the station, including old sitcoms like The Andy Griffith Show and a showcase for old horror movies called Boogeyman Theater. On April 2, 2009, the station changed the call sign to KXKW-CA. The -CA denotes the station is a Class A low-power television station, giving it protection to its signal area (which normal low power stations do not have).

Upon the Digital TV transition on June 12, 2009, Delta Media simultaneously moved the visual programming of KXKW-CA to KXKW-LD (which, despite sharing call letters, never simulcast KXKW-CA's programming), moved KXKW-CA from channel 21 to channel 6, and launched the station as a simulcast of KSLO-FM radio. Two months later, the station gave up its class A classification and became KXKW-LP.

On December 26, 2012, the "Mustang 87.7" format launched on KXKW-LP, simulcasting KOGM 107.1.

In 2011, KXKW-LD would go from Independent to This TV, when KLWB signed on with Weigel's MeTV. On July 1, 2015, Antenna TV moved to 32.2 when Delta Media Corporation launched H&I on KDCG-CD and exactly a year later (July 1, 2016) This TV was dropped on 32.1 being replaced by Sinclair Broadcast Group's Stadium. On March 14, 2021, Newsnet launched on KXKW's main channel while Stadium moved to the station's DT3 slot.

Subchannels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[2]
32.1 720p 16:9 KXKWASN Newsnet
32.2 480i 4:3 KXKWATV Antenna TV
32.3 720p 16:9 Stadium

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turk, Leslie (May 17, 2010). "Snap 103.7's classic rock enters market". The Independent Weekly. Retrieved June 15, 2010.
  2. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KXKW-LD

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