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BrandingKESQ News Now
AffiliationsLocal news and events (2019-present)
FoundedJuly 25, 1990
Former call signs
  • K12OJ (1990-1997)
  • KYAV-LP (1997-2012)
Call sign meaning
YuccA Valley
Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
Facility ID2961
ERP0.99 kW
HAAT157 m
Public license information

KYAV-LD, VHF digital channel 12, is a low-power television station serving the Palm Springs, California area. Owned by the News-Press & Gazette Company, it is a sister station to KESQ-TV, KPSP-CD, KDFX-CD, KCWQ-LD and KUNA-LD.


Founded July 25, 1990, KYAV-LD has been previously affiliated with CNC, a Spanish-language news channel based in Colombia, and Mas Musica, the 24-hour Spanish-language music video channel.

In January 2003, the station relaunched with Azteca America programming; that May, Desert Television—owner of KPSP-CD—acquired the outlet.[2]

On October 18, 2009, the then-KYAV-LP went out of business and the signal ceased operations.[citation needed] On February 22, 2012, the station changed its call sign to KYAV-LD. The station became an AccuWeather affiliate, a 24-hour live weather network features weather reports and forecasts.

In January 2012, News-Press & Gazette Company acquired the non-license assets of KYAV and KPSP; a year later, it purchased the stations' licenses outright. The deals made KYAV a sister station to ABC affiliate KESQ-TV and Telemundo affiliate KUNA-LP, among other stations.[3]

As of 2019, the AccuWeather affiliation (which has been discontinued from most of its affiliates by this point) has been dropped in favor of a "News" format.

Digital channels[edit]

The station's signal is multiplexed:

Subchannels of KYAV-LD[4]
Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming
12.2 720p 16:9 Newsnow Main KYAV-LD programming / Local news and events
15.3 1080i Telemun Simulcast of KUNA-LD / Telemundo
38.2 CBSLCL2 Simulcast of KPSP-CD / CBS


  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for KYAV-LD". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ Hirsch, Lou (May 20, 2003). "Local station agrees to buy Spanish-language TV affiliate". The Desert Sun. p. E3. Retrieved October 6, 2023 – via
  3. ^ Seyler, Dave (January 22, 2013). "News-Press adds pieces to Palm Springs media group". Television Business Report. Retrieved January 23, 2013.
  4. ^ "RabbitEars listing for KYAV-LD". RabbitEars.

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