|Channels||Digital: 30 (UHF)|
(shared with KLPD-LD)
Virtual: 7 (PSIP)
|Owner||E. W. Scripps Company|
|Licensee||Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC|
|First air date||2003specify][|
|Last air date||August 11, 2014(as KZCO-LP)|
|Call sign meaning||AZteca América COlorado|
|Former call signs||KCIN-LP (2003–2005)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:|
27 (UHF, 2003–2014)
17 (UHF, 2013–2019)
|Former affiliations||As a stand-alone station:|
Azteca América (2003–2013)
|Transmitter power||15 kW|
|Height||231.1 m (758 ft)|
|Public license information|
(translator of KMGH-TV,
Denver, Colorado) Profile
(translator of KMGH-TV,
Denver, Colorado) CDBS
KZCO-LD, UHF digital channel 30, is a low-power television station licensed to Denver, Colorado, United States. It is a translator of ABC affiliate KMGH-TV (channel 7) which is owned by the E. W. Scripps Company. 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 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 signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|7.1||720p||16:9||KMGH-DT||Simulcast of KMGH-TV / ABC|
|7.2||480i||4:3||Azteca||Simulcast of KMGH-DT2 / Court TV Mystery|
|7.4||24/7||Simulcast of KMGH-DT4 / 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
- Official website
- KZCO-LD in the FCC's TV station database
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KZCO-LD