KXLA

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KXLA
KXLA TV Logo.jpeg
CityRancho Palos Verdes, California
Channels
Programming
SubchannelsSee below
AffiliationsEthnic Independent
Ownership
Owner
  • Ronald Ulloa
  • (Rancho Palos Verdes Broadcasters, Inc.)
KSGA-LD, KVMD, KJLA
History
First air date
December 2000 (21 years ago) (2000-12)
Former call signs
KRPA (2000–2001)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
44 (UHF, 2000–2009)
Digital:
51 (UHF, 2003–2019)
America One (2000–2001)
Call sign meaning
KX Los Angeles
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID55083
ERP670 kW
1,000 kW (CP)
HAAT947 m (3,107 ft)
Transmitter coordinates34°13′35.3″N 118°4′0.9″W / 34.226472°N 118.066917°W / 34.226472; -118.066917Coordinates: 34°13′35.3″N 118°4′0.9″W / 34.226472°N 118.066917°W / 34.226472; -118.066917
Links
Public license information
Websitewww.kxlatv.com

KXLA (channel 44) is an ethnic independent television station licensed to Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States, serving the Los Angeles area. The station is owned by Rancho Palos Verdes Broadcasters, Inc., whose president and majority owner, Ronald Ulloa, also owns Twentynine Palms–licensed KVMD (channel 31). KXLA's studios are located on Corinth Avenue (near Interstate 405) in West Los Angeles, 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 sign was previously used by the Pasadena radio station now known as KRDC.

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.

On May 10, 2018, KXLA's main signal was upgraded from 4:3 standard definition (480i) to 16:9 high definition (720p), which allowed local programming and their local newscasts to be broadcast in widescreen.

In popular culture[edit]

The KXLA call letters were used 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. The call sign was also used by a radio station in the movie Joe Dirt.

Technical information[edit]

Subchannels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[1]
44.1 720p 16:9 KXLA-DT Main KXLA-DT programming
44.2 480i 4:3 Sino TV Sino TV (Mandarin)
44.3 SKYLINK Sky Link TV Channel 3 (Mandarin)
44.4 SKY-CAN Sky Link TV Channel 2 (Cantonese)
44.7 NTDTV New Tang Dynasty TV (Mandarin)
44.8 KBS24 KBS24 (Korean)
44.9 CGNTV Christian Global Network Television (Korean)

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KXLA shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 44, on June 12, 2009, as part of the federally mandated transition from analog to digital television.[2] The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 51, using PSIP to display KXLA's virtual channel as 44 on digital television receivers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KXLA
  2. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.

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