|City||Rancho Palos Verdes, California|
|KSGA-LD, KVMD, KJLA|
First air date
Former call signs
Former channel number(s)
44 (UHF, 2000–2009)
51 (UHF, 2003–2019)
|America One (2000–2001)|
Call sign meaning
|KX Los Angeles|
1,000 kW (CP)
|HAAT||947 m (3,107 ft)|
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 KRDC.
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
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.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|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)|
|44.9||CGNTV||Christian Global Network Television (Korean)|
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. 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.
- RabbitEars TV Query for KXLA
- "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.