KZCO-LD

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KZCO-LD
(translator of KMGH-TV,
Denver, Colorado)
KMGH-TV Logo.png
Denver, Colorado
United States
Brandingsee KMGH-TV
Slogansee KMGH-TV
ChannelsDigital: 30 (UHF)
(shared with KLPD-LD[1])
Virtual: 7 (PSIP)
Affiliations
OwnerE. W. Scripps Company
LicenseeScripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC
Founded2002[specify]
First air date2003 (17 years ago) (2003)[specify]
Last air dateAugust 11, 2014 (2014-08-11) (as KZCO-LP)
Call sign meaningAZteca América COlorado
Sister station(s)KMGH-TV
Former call signsKCIN-LP (2003–2005)
KZCO-LP (2005–2014)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
27 (UHF, 2003–2014)
Digital:
17 (UHF, 2013–2019)
Former affiliationsAs a stand-alone station:
Independent (2002–2003)
Azteca América (2003–2013)
Transmitter power15 kW
Height231.1 m (758 ft)
ClassLD
Facility ID168782
Transmitter coordinates39°43′45.9″N 105°14′9.9″W / 39.729417°N 105.236083°W / 39.729417; -105.236083
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information
(
translator of KMGH-TV,
Denver, Colorado)
Profile

(
translator of KMGH-TV,
Denver, Colorado)
CDBS
Websitewww.thedenverchannel.com

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.

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 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]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[6]
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
7.3 LAFF-TV [Blank]
7.4 24/7 Simulcast of KMGH-DT4 / 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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