|Translator of KMGH-DT2, Denver, Colorado|
|Channels||Digital: 30 (UHF)|
(shared with KLPD-LD)
|Affiliations||7.2: Court TV Mystery (O&O)|
7.3: Laff (O&O)
|Owner||E. W. Scripps Company |
(Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC)
First air date
Last air date
|August 11, 2014(as KZCO-LP)|
Former call signs
Former channel number(s)
27 (UHF, 2003–2014)
17 (UHF, 2013–2020)
|As a stand-alone station:|
Azteca América (2003–2013)
ABC (via KMGH-TV, 2013–2021)
Call sign meaning
|AZteca América COlorado|
|HAAT||231.1 m (758 ft)|
Public license information
KZCO-LD, virtual channel 7.2 (UHF digital channel 30), is a low-powered dual Court TV Mystery/Laff owned-and-operated television station licensed to Denver, Colorado, United States. It relays the second and third digital subchannels of ABC affiliate KMGH-TV (channel 7) which is owned by the E. W. Scripps Company; it is also sister to Sterling-licensed independent station KCDO-TV, channel 3 (and its Denver-licensed translator KSBS-CD, channel 10). KZCO-LD's transmitter is located atop Lookout Mountain, near Golden; its parent station maintains studios on East Speer Boulevard in Denver's Congress Park neighborhood.
The station first signed on the air in 2003 as KCIN-LP, an Azteca América affiliate, 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-LP 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.
In early 2021, the simulcast of KMGH-TV's main channel moved to a subchannel of KSBS-CD, a translator of KCDO-TV.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|7.2||480i||16:9||MYS||Simulcast of KMGH-DT2 / Court TV Mystery|
|7.3||24/7||Simulcast of KMGH-DT3 / Laff|
- "KLPD-LD Purpose of Amendment". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission. January 9, 2019. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
- "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