KZCO-LD

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KZCO-LD
Translator of KMGH-DT2, Denver, Colorado
Denver, Colorado
United States
ChannelsDigital: 30 (UHF)
(shared with KLPD-LD[1])
Virtual: 7.2
Brandingsee KMGH-TV
Programming
Affiliations7.2: Court TV Mystery (O&O)
7.3: Laff (O&O)
Ownership
OwnerE. W. Scripps Company
(Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC)
KMGH-TV
History
Founded2002[specify]
First air date
2003 (18 years ago) (2003)[specify]
Last air date
August 11, 2014 (2014-08-11) (as KZCO-LP)
Former call signs
KCIN-LP (2003–2005)
KZCO-LP (2005–2014)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
27 (UHF, 2003–2014)
Digital:
17 (UHF, 2013–2020)
As a stand-alone station:
Independent (2002–2003)
Azteca América (2003–2013)
LD1:
ABC (via KMGH-TV, 2013–2021)
Call sign meaning
AZteca América COlorado
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID168782
ClassLD
ERP15 kW
HAAT231.1 m (758 ft)
Transmitter coordinates39°43′45.9″N 105°14′9.9″W / 39.729417°N 105.236083°W / 39.729417; -105.236083
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
Websitewww.thedenverchannel.com

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.

History[edit]

Logo as an Azteca América affiliate.

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.[2] The sale was completed on December 30, 2011.[3]

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.

On August 11, 2014, the FCC canceled the KZCO-LP license, being replaced by KZCO-LD.[4][5]

In early 2021, the simulcast of KMGH-TV's main channel moved to a subchannel of KSBS-CD, a translator of KCDO-TV.

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[6]
7.2 480i 16:9 MYS Simulcast of KMGH-DT2 / Court TV Mystery
7.3 24/7 Simulcast of KMGH-DT3 / Laff

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KLPD-LD Purpose of Amendment". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission. January 9, 2019. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  2. ^ "McGraw-Hill Sells TV Group To Scripps". TVNewsCheck. October 3, 2011. Retrieved October 3, 2011.
  3. ^ "Scripps completes McGraw-Hill Stations Buy". TVNewsCheck. December 30, 2011. Retrieved December 31, 2011.
  4. ^ FCC status for KZCO-LP
  5. ^ http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/getimportletter_exh.cgi?import_letter_id=51781
  6. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KZCO

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