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Affiliations28.1: Grit
28.2: Buzzr
28.3: Majestad TV
28.4: LATV
OwnerStryker Media LLC
OperatorCNZ Communications
First air date
September 1, 1997 (26 years ago) (1997-09-01)
Former call signs
KTRG (1997–2010)
Former channel number(s)
10 (VHF, 1997–2009)
10 (PSIP, until 2018)
Independent (1997–1998)
UPN (1998–1999)
Religious (1999–2005)
VasalloVision (2010–2012)
MundoFox/MundoMax (2012–2016)
Silent (2005–2010, 2016–2018)
Call sign meaning
Your Vasallo Vision (former affiliation)
Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
Facility ID55762
ERP1,000 kW
HAAT100 m (328 ft)
Transmitter coordinates29°20′40″N 100°51′40″W / 29.34444°N 100.86111°W / 29.34444; -100.86111
Translator(s)KWEX-DT 41.3 (24.3 UHF) San Antonio
28 (UHF) Bandera (application)
Public license information

KYVV-TV (channel 28) is a television station in Del Rio, Texas, United States, affiliated with the digital multicast network Grit. The station is owned by Stryker Media, and maintains transmitter facilities on US 277 southeast of Del Rio. Its signal is relayed in widescreen standard definition on the third digital subchannel of Univision owned-and-operated station KWEX-DT (channel 41.3) in San Antonio.


On July 10, 1991, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted a construction permit to Republic Broadcasting Company for a new TV station on analog channel 10 in Del Rio. The company, headed by Thomas Robert Gilchrist, chose KTRG as call letters for the station.[2] However, the station was not on air by December 1996, when the construction permit was sold to Ortiz Broadcasting Corporation. Under its ownership, channel 10 began broadcasting on September 1, 1997.[3] On April 6, 1998, KTRG joined UPN.[4] It also briefly aired a local newscast.[5]

In May 1999, KTRG was switched to programming from the Faith Pleases God church owned by Ortiz (who also founded the Fe-TV and La Familia Network channels). This continued until 2005, when Ortiz Broadcasting Corporation took the station silent for financial reasons, having gone into bankruptcy. It was then sold to SATV 10, LLC, in 2006; this company was owned by Barbara Laurence.[6] SATV10 undertook the lengthy process of finding a suitable site to resume operations, as the tower site lease was not included in the assets of the bankrupt estate. This was accomplished, but SATV10 filed for bankruptcy protection itself in 2009, emerging the next year.

In 2010, KTRG and another Laurence-owned station, KMCC in Laughlin, affiliated with VasalloVision, which they aired until August 13, 2012,[7] when KYVV-TV (having changed its call letters to reflect the VasalloVision programming) became an affiliate of MundoFox (later MundoMax). The station went silent on May 12, 2016.[8]

final logo under MundoMax affiliation

Stryker Media agreed to purchase KYVV-TV from SATV 10 for $450,000 on October 12, 2017.[9] CNZ Communications, a sister company to Stryker, has operated the station under a local marketing agreement since June 26, 2017. The sale was completed on April 6, 2018. KYVV-TV returned to the air on July 1, 2018, as an affiliate of Grit.


The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[10]
28.1 1080i 16:9 Main KYVV-TV programming / Grit
28.2 480i 4:3 Buzzr
28.3 Majestad TV
28.4 LATV


  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for KYVV-TV". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ Garcia, Gus (February 28, 1994). "Del Rio will have its own TV station". Del Rio News-Herald. p. 1. Retrieved August 20, 2021.
  3. ^ Iltis, Angelica (August 22, 1997). "New local TV station, KTRG, geared to family viewing". Del Rio News-Herald. Retrieved August 20, 2021.
  4. ^ "KTRG joins UPN network today". Del Rio News-Herald. April 6, 1998. p. 3. Retrieved August 20, 2021.
  5. ^ Sancic, Bianca A. (August 16, 1998). "Queen City's own Del Rio News premiers Monday". Del Rio News-Herald. p. 3A. Retrieved August 20, 2021.
  6. ^ "APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO ASSIGNMENT OF BROADCAST STATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE BAPLCT-20060120ABR". Federal Communications Commission. January 20, 2006. Retrieved August 20, 2021.
  7. ^ "'VasalloVision Network' in Las Vegas, Nevada" (Press release). VasalloVision Television Network. January 14, 2010. Retrieved January 15, 2010.
  8. ^ FCC-filed Children's Television Programming Report for Q2 2016: "KYVV went silent as of May 12th, 2016. All broadcasting ceased at midnight"
  9. ^ "Application for Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. October 18, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  10. ^ Digital TV Market Listing for KYVV-TV

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