KYNM-CD

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KYNM-CD
Kynm21logo.png
Albuquerque, New Mexico
United States
City Albuquerque, New Mexico
Channels Digital: 21 (UHF)
Virtual: 21 (PSIP)
Subchannels 21.1 Antenna TV
21.2 The Action Channel
21.3 Retro TV
21.4 Rev'n
21.5 WeatherNation TV
43.7 LifehacksDRTV
Affiliations Antenna TV (2016-present)
Owner Belmax Broadcasting, LLC
First air date 1991
Call letters' meaning Your New Mexico
Former callsigns K61EQ (1988-1998)
KYNM-LP (1998-2015)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
61 (1991-2004)
30 (2004-2015)
Digital:
51 (2010-2015)
Former affiliations TVU (2001-2005)
Almavision (2005-2008)
My Family TV (2011-2014)
MundoMax(Fox) (2014-2016)
PBJ (2011-2015)
QVC (2013-2016)
Transmitter power 15 kW
Height 1283 m
Class A
Facility ID 60795
Transmitter coordinates 35°12′53.40″N 106°27′1.70″W / 35.2148333°N 106.4504722°W / 35.2148333; -106.4504722
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website kynmtv.com

KYNM-CD is a low-powered digital Class A television station in Albuquerque, New Mexico broadcasting on digital UHF channel 21. Digital channel 21.1 airs classic television programming from Antenna TV in high definition. Digital channel 21.2 airs programming from The Action Channel (formerly Tuff TV), a commercial network that broadcasts content targeted at a male audience. Digital channel 21.3 airs Retro TV, which features reruns of classic TV shows. Channel 21.4 airs the automotive network Rev'n. All three of these commercial networks are run by Luken Communications in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 21.5 airs programming from WeatherNation TV.

KYNM is owned by Belmax Broadcasting. KYNM's main channel 21.1 is also available on Comcast cable channel 21.

Local programming[edit]

KYNM has also showcased local programming such as "New Mexico Rides" a half-hour show about cars and other forms of transportation which aired on both digital channels 30.1 and 30.2. Also featured is "The After After Party" a local entertainment talk show hosted by local comedian Steven Michael Quezada with music from funk band The James Douglas Show. The program initially airs Saturdays on KWBQ but re-airings are shown mostly on Tuff TV 30.2 on weeknights. Channel 30.1 also features tourist information from around the state that airs weekday mornings as well as other local information. Beginning in January 2012, KYNM started airing local high school sports programming from ProView Networks on channels 30.1 and 30.2. The JENNi20 Countdown aired on KYNM from Jan to Jun 2012, but is now available on uTV Comcast Channel 26 Saturday from 4pm to 6pm. The JENNi20 Countdown was hosted by 15-year-old, Jennifer Smart, the youngest radio station owner in the USA at the time when she owned KALY-AM 1240 (now KDSK).

In 2016 KYNM has begun to feature two minute coverage of local events during commercial breaks on the English language channels hosted by Dana Childs a longtime local radio personality.

History[edit]

Logo from 2011-2016

From 1991-1999, this station was a low powered repeater for KCHF-TV channel 11 a religious television station based in Santa Fe, New Mexico as K61EQ channel 61. The channel began to show programming independently as KYNM-LP in 1999 as a Christian music video outlet on channel 61 branding itself as "YTV" (Your music television). It moved to channel 30 in 2004, but eventually dropped YTV for Almavision, a Spanish-language religious network. In 2008, it was again simulcasting KCHF channel 11 until February 1, 2011, when it began airing programming from My Family TV, which still featured a few religious programs but aired mostly secular general audience programs. On April 1, 2011, it added a second digital channel airing programming from the Tuff TV network. On September 27, 2011, KYNM became the second station after KSMI-LP in Wichita, Kansas to carry the newly launched PBJ network, which featured mostly classic children's programs both live action and animated. On May 3, 2012, the full My Family TV schedule had moved to channel 30.3 with PBJ moving to 30.4, as the main channel on 30.1 had been featuring more local programming. WeatherNation was added in early August 2012 on channel 30.6. QVC was added on March 3, 2013 to channel 30.5. At the beginning of 2014, KYNM became the Albuquerque affiliate of MundoFox, the Spanish-language network from Fox Broadcasting and RCN Colombia, on digital channel 30.1 in high definition. WeatherNation and rebroadcasts from KCHF and KDAZ radio were dropped from the signal to provide the necessary bandwidth for HD broadcasts (they were later added to KNMQ-LD ch. 43). On July 1, 2014, Retro TV replaced My Family TV (which was renamed The Family Channel in February) on digital channel 30.3.[1] KYNM began operating on channel 21 on July 7, 2015. On July 22, 2015 PBJ was replaced with the automotive channel Rev'n. Since late December 2015 KYNM has aired Antenna TV on channel 21.6, however Antenna TV was also shown on KNMQ-LD and KCHF. By early June 2016 Antenna TV was deleted while QVC moved to KNMQ and KCHF while also adding QVC Plus. WeatherNation meanwhile returned to KYNM on channel 21.5.

In the Fall of 2016 RCN Colombia announced the closure of MundoMax on November 30, 2016. Reasons cited were poor ratings and the loss of several affiliates as well as a lack of interest in Colombian programming among Hispanic audiences in the United States.[2] Fox had pulled its share out of the network in 2015 and was renamed MundoMax. KYNM had changed the programming on the main channel to a relay of Antenna TV on November 28, 2016. Antenna TV has been available on KCHF 11.2 and KNMQ-LD 43.1 since August 2014. The switch however now makes Antenna TV available to Comcast cable subscribers in the area.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[3]
21.1 720p 16:9 KYNM-HD Main KYNM-LP programming / Antenna TV
21.2 480i 4:3 Action The Action Channel
21.3 Retro Retro TV
21.4 REV'N Rev'n
21.5 Weather WeatherNation TV
43.7 DRTV LifehacksDRTV (infomercials)

Low-powered TV station were not required to meet the June 12, 2009 deadline.

In early September 2010, the station began broadcasting in digital on channel 51. KYNM continued to broadcast on analog channel 30 but by 2012 it would have frequent periods off the air occasionally returning to the air at reduced power.

In 2013 a construction permit was granted by the FCC to move KYNM-LD to channel 21 from channel 51, which the FCC plans to eliminate for television usage[4] as well as upgrading to a Class A television station and eliminating the analog signal. KYNM-CD was licensed for digital operation on channel 21 on June 3, 2015. At this time KYNM would begin testing its broadcast signal on channel 21 with audio from KDAZ radio until July 7 when it would begin airing the KYNM channel line-up. KYNM was still using channel 51 displayed as channel 30 with crawls on screen informing viewers the station is now on channel 21 until the signal was turned off in early August.

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