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|Translator of KERO-TV|
|Channels||Digital: 28 (UHF)|
(shared with KDBK-LP)
28.2: Court TV (O&O)
|Owner||E. W. Scripps Company |
(Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC)
|Founded||November 23, 1999|
Former call signs
Former channel number(s)
42 (UHF, 1999–2020)
Azteca América (until 2019)
Court TV (2019–2020)
Call sign meaning
|K AZteca América|
(refers to former affiliation)
|HAAT||1,055.3 m (3,462 ft)|
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.
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. The deal was completed on December 30, 2011. 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.
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.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|28.1||720p||16:9||KZKC-HD||Simulcast of KERO-TV / ABC|
|28.2||CourtTV||Simulcast of KERO-DT2 / Court TV|
- "KDBK-LP Displacement Amendment (Settlement)". 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.
- RabbitEars TV Query for KZKC