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Rancho Palos Verdes/Los Angeles, California
United States
CityRancho Palos Verdes, California
ChannelsDigital: 30 (UHF)
(shared with KJLA)
Virtual: 44 (PSIP)
SubchannelsSee below
AffiliationsEthnic Independent
OwnerRonald Ulloa
(Rancho Palos Verdes Broadcasters, Inc.)
Sister stationsKVMD, KJLA
First air dateDecember 2000 (19 years ago) (2000-12)
Former call signsKRPA (2000–2001)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
44 (UHF, 2000–2009)
51 (UHF, 2003–2019)
Former affiliationsAmerica One (2000–2001)
Call sign meaningKX Los Angeles
Technical information
Licensing authorityFCC
Facility ID55083
ERP670 kW
HAAT901.6 m (2,958 ft) (STA)
937 m (3,074 ft) (CP)
Transmitter coordinates34°13′35.7″N 118°3′59.5″W / 34.226583°N 118.066528°W / 34.226583; -118.066528 (STA)
34°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 (CP)
Public license informationProfile

KXLA, virtual channel 44 (UHF digital channel 30), is an ethnic independent television station serving Los Angeles, California, United States that is licensed to Rancho Palos Verdes, California. 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.

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 signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
44.1 720p 16:9 KXLA Ethnic Independent
44.2 480i 4:3 H&S Sino TV (Mandarin)
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 SonLife SonLife Broadcasting Network
44.7 NTDTV New Tang Dynasty TV www.ntdtvla.com (Mandarin)
44.8 KBS24 KBS24 (Korean)
44.9 GETV G&E (Mandarin)
44.10 16:9 QVC PLUS QVC2 (Shopping)
44.11 4:3 IDJ Iglesia de Jesucristo Canaan (Spanish religious)
44.12 SHOPHQ ShopHQ (Shopping)

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.

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.


  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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