KQRY-LD

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KQRY-LD
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Fort Smith/Fayetteville, Arkansas
United States
ChannelsDigital: 5 (VHF)
Virtual: 36 (PSIP)
BrandingUnivision Arkansas
Programming
Affiliations36.1: Univision
Ownership
OwnerPinnacle Media, LLC
KFDF-CD
History
First air date
September 14, 1995 (1995-09-14)
Former call signs
K43EZ (1995-2004)
KXUN-LP (2004-2013)
KXUN-LD (2013-2019)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
43 (UHF, 1996-2013)
Digital:
43 (UHF, 2013-2019)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID14386
ClassLD
ERP5.8 kW
HAAT247.93 m (813 ft)
Transmitter coordinates35°26′50.0″N 91°21′54.0″W / 35.447222°N 91.365000°W / 35.447222; -91.365000
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS

KQRY-LD, virtual channel 36 (VHF digital channel 5), is a low-powered Univision-affiliated television station licensed to Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States.l, serving the Arkansas River Valley and Northwest Arkansas (including Fayetteville). Owned by Pinnacle Media LLC, it is a sister station to low-powered Class A Estrella TV affiliate KFDF-CD (channel 44). The two stations share studios on North College Avenue in Fayetteville; KQRY-LD's transmitter is located southwest of Winslow, Arkansas.

History[edit]

KXUN's logo prior to January 1, 2013

At one point, KQRY-LP (as KXUN-LP) aired local newscasts; they were produced out of Little Rock, Arkansas, with reports produced in Fort Smith. The newscasts were canceled in June 2008, after then-owner Equity Media Holdings instituted a companywide suspension of news programs.[1]

After failing to find a buyer at a bankruptcy auction,[2] KXUN was sold to Pinnacle Media in August 2009 (after having initially been included in Silver Point Finance's acquisition on June 2 of several Equity stations[3]), with Pinnacle assuming control under a local marketing agreement on August 5.[4]

KXUN was previously seen on KPBI's digital subchannel 34.2; after KPBI was sold to Local TV, LLC and renamed KXNW, the KXUN simulcast was replaced with a simulcast of new sister station KFSM-TV. On February 5, 2019, KXUN-LD swapped call signs with KQRY-LD in Sallisaw, Oklahoma.

Digital channel[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
36.1 1080i 16:9 KXUN-LD Main KQRY-LD programming / Univision

References[edit]

  1. ^ Manthey, Toby (2008-06-14). "Equity ends newscasts; N.Y. station buy teeters". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Archived from the original on February 6, 2009. Retrieved 2008-06-19.
  2. ^ "Equity stations still on the block". Television Business Report. April 20, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  3. ^ "APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO ASSIGNMENT OF BROADCAST STATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. June 15, 2009. Retrieved August 25, 2009.
  4. ^ "APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO ASSIGNMENT OF BROADCAST STATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. August 14, 2009. Retrieved August 25, 2009.

External links[edit]

  • KQRY in the FCC TV station database