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Translator of KERO-TV
Bakersfield, California
United States
ChannelsDigital: 28 (UHF)
(shared with KDBK-LP[1])
Virtual: 28
Brandingsee KERO-TV
Affiliations28.1: ABC
28.2: Court TV (O&O)
OwnerE. W. Scripps Company
(Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC)
FoundedNovember 23, 1999 (21 years ago) (1999-11-23)
Former call signs
K42EJ (1995–2002)
KPMC-LP (2002–2006)
KZKC-LP (2006–2020)
Former channel number(s)
42 (UHF, 1999–2020)
Azteca América (until 2019)
Court TV (2019–2020)
Call sign meaning
K AZteca América
Kern County
(refers to former affiliation)
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID65763
ERP15 kW
HAAT1,055.3 m (3,462 ft)
Transmitter coordinates35°27′13.8″N 118°35′40.3″W / 35.453833°N 118.594528°W / 35.453833; -118.594528
Public license information

KZKC-LD, virtual and UHF digital channel 28, is a low-powered television station licensed to Bakersfield, California, United States. It is a translator of ABC affiliate KERO-TV (channel 23) which is owned by the E. W. Scripps Company. KZKC-LD's transmitter is located atop Breckenridge Mountain; its parent station maintains studios on 21st Street in Downtown Bakersfield.


Logo as an Azteca América affiliate, used until 2019.

The station was originally owned by Cocola Broadcasting, where it served as a repeater for Fresno's KMSG-LP (channel 43), an Azteca América affiliate; McGraw-Hill bought it in 2006 and made it a stand-alone station. McGraw-Hill announced on October 3, 2011 that it would sell KZKC-LP, along with its other television stations, to the E. W. Scripps Company as part of its exit from broadcasting.[2] The deal was completed on December 30, 2011.[3] KZKC-LP became an owned-and-operated station of the relaunched Court TV during 2019. Azteca América programming has moved to KBBV-CD (channel 19), and is also available via its national feed on satellite and IPTV providers.[citation needed]

KZKC-LP was converted to digital in 2020 as a translator of KERO-TV, allowing homes with issues receiving KERO-TV's VHF signal or only a UHF antenna to receive KERO-TV in some form.

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[4]
28.1 720p 16:9 KZKC-HD Simulcast of KERO-TV / ABC
28.2 CourtTV Simulcast of KERO-DT2 / Court TV


  1. ^ "KDBK-LP Displacement Amendment (Settlement)". 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. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KZKC

External links[edit]

  • KZKC in the FCC TV station database