KXLA

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KXLA
Rancho Palos Verdes/Los Angeles, California
United States
City Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Channels Digital: 51 (UHF)
Virtual: 44 (PSIP)
Affiliations Asian Language and Infomercials
Owner Rancho Palos Verdes Broadcasters, Inc.
(Ronald Ulloa)
First air date December 2000
Call letters' meaning KX Los Angeles
Sister station(s) KVMD, KJLA
Former callsigns KRPA (2000–2001)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
44 (UHF, 2000–2009)
Former affiliations America One (2000-01)
Transmitter power 1000 kW
Height 937 m
Facility ID 55083
Transmitter coordinates 34°13′35.3″N 118°3′57.7″W / 34.226472°N 118.066028°W / 34.226472; -118.066028
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS

KXLA, virtual channel 44 (UHF digital) this station airs Asian and Infomercials. KXLA is licensed to Rancho Palos Verdes, California USA. The station is owned by Rancho Palos Verdes Broadcasters, Inc., whose president and majority owner is Ronald Ulloa, who also owns Twentynine Palms-based KVMD (channel 31). KXLA's studios are located on Corinth Avenue in West Los Angeles (near Interstate 405), and its transmitter is located atop Mount Wilson.

Overview[edit]

The station first signed on the air in December 2000 as KRPA as an affiliate of America One. The station changed its call letters to KXLA on August 8, 2001 with ethnic programming. The KXLA call letters were previously used by the Pasadena radio station now known as KDIS and in fictional form by the television station featured in the film The China Syndrome and the Bewitched TV spinoff Tabitha, with Lisa Hartman-Black in the title role. KXLA's transmitter was originally located on Catalina Island at 33°20′59.5″N 118°21′9.4″W / 33.349861°N 118.352611°W / 33.349861; -118.352611, but in 2004 it was moved to Mount Wilson, where most of the other stations in the Los Angeles market transmit.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
44.1 480i 4:3 KXLA Asian language/Paid Programming
44.2 H&S H&S (Korean)
44.3 SKYLINK Sky Link TV Channel 3 (Mandarin)
44.4 SKY-CAN Sky Link TV Channel 2 (Cantonese)
44.5 ARRANG Arirang TV (Korean/English)
44.6 IAVC ICN (Mandarin)
44.7 NTDTV New Tang Dynasty TV www.ntdtvla.com (Mandarin)
44.8 KBS24 KBS24 (Korean)
44.9 GETV G&E (Mandarin)
44.10 QVC PLUS QVC Plus (Shopping)
44.11 QVC QVC (Shopping)
44.12 EVINE Evine Live (Shopping)

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KXLA-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 44, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 51.[2] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 44.

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