|Channels||Digital: 17 (UHF)|
Virtual: 7 (PSIP)
|Translators||KZCS-LP 23 Colorado Springs|
KZFC-LP 36 Windsor
|Owner||E. W. Scripps Company|
(Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC)
|First air date||2003specify][|
|Last air date||2011 (as KZCO-LP)|
|Call letters' meaning||AZteca America COlorado|
|Former affiliations||Independent (2002–2003)|
|Transmitter power||15 kW|
|Height||326 m (1,070 ft)|
|Public license information:||Profile|
(URL AztecaColorado.com redirects to the aforementioned subpage)
KZCO-LD, virtual channel 7 (UHF digital channel 17), is a low-powered Azteca América-affiliated television station licensed to Denver, Colorado, United States. Owned by the E. W. Scripps Company, it is a sister station to ABC affiliate KMGH-TV (channel 7). The two stations share studios on East Speer Boulevard in Denver's Congress Park neighborhood; KZCO's transmitter is located atop Lookout Mountain, near Golden.
Even though KZCO-LD has a digital signal of its own, the low-powered broadcasting radius does not reach most of the Denver market outside the city proper. Therefore, the station is simulcast over KMGH-TV's second digital subchannel in order to reach the entire market. This signal can be seen on virtual and VHF channel 7.2 from the same Lookout Mountain transmitter site.
The station first signed on the air in 2003 as KCIN-LP, and was founded by McGraw-Hill. In 2005, the station changed its call letters to KZCO-LP. On October 3, 2011, McGraw-Hill announced that it would exit from broadcasting and sell KMGH-TV, KZCO and its other television stations to the E. W. Scripps Company. The sale was completed on December 30, 2011.
In 2013, KZCO signed on a digital signal on UHF channel 17 to serve as a fill-in translator of KMGH-TV, which has experienced issues with signal reception in portions of the Denver market since the June 12, 2009 digital television transition due to that station operating its digital signal on VHF channel 7, which is prone to signal interference.
The station's digital channel is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|7.1||720p||16:9||KMGH-TV||Simulcast of KMGH-TV / ABC|
|7.2||480i||4:3||Azteca||Main KZCO-LP programming / Azteca América|
- "McGraw-Hill Sells TV Group To Scripps". TVNewsCheck. October 3, 2011. Retrieved October 3, 2011.
- "Scripps completes McGraw-Hill Stations Buy". TVNewsCheck. December 30, 2011. Retrieved December 31, 2011.
- FCC status for KZCO-LP
- RabbitEars TV Query for KZCO