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Coordinates: 34°13′35.3″N 118°4′0.9″W / 34.226472°N 118.066917°W / 34.226472; -118.066917
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CityRancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Ronald Ulloa
  • (Rancho Palos Verdes Broadcasters, Inc.)
First air date
December 2000 (23 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[1]
Licensing authority
Facility ID55083
HAAT947 m (3,107 ft)
Transmitter coordinates34°13′35.3″N 118°4′0.9″W / 34.226472°N 118.066917°W / 34.226472; -118.066917
Public license information

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.



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 KWVE.

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 transitioned from 4:3 to 16:9, which allowed local programming and their local newscasts to be broadcast in widescreen.


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




KXLA presents eight subchannels on the multiplex shared with KJLA:

Subchannels of KXLA[2]
Channel Res. Aspect Short name Programming
44.1 720p 16:9 KXLA-DT Main KXLA-DT programming
44.2 480i 4:3 CRTV Infomercials
44.3 SKYLINK Sky Link TV Channel 3 (Mandarin)
44.4 SKY-CAN Sky Link TV Channel 2 (Cantonese)
44.5 SHOPHQ ShopHQ
44.7 NTDTV New Tang Dynasty TV (Mandarin)
44.8 EEE TV EEE TV (Spanish)
44.9 CGNTV Christian Global Network Television (Korean)

Analog-to-digital conversion


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.[3] The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 51, using virtual channel 44.


  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for KXLA". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KXLA
  3. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 29, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2012.