WKTB-CD

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WKTB-CD
WKTB47.png
Atlanta, Georgia
United States
City Norcross, Georgia
Branding Telemundo Atlanta
Channels Digital: 47 (UHF)
Virtual: 47 (PSIP)
Subchannels See Below
Translators WPXA-DT6 14.6 (mapped to 47.1), Rome, Georgia (simulcast of DT1)
Affiliations Telemundo
Owner Korean American TV Broadcasting
First air date 1990; 28 years ago (1990)
Call letters' meaning Korean TV Broadcasting
Former callsigns W67CI (1990–2000)
W38CU (2000–2008)
W47DN-D (2008–2009)
WKTB-LD (2009–2011)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
67 (UHF)
38 (UHF)
Transmitter power 12.5kW
Height 138 m (453 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 168605
Transmitter coordinates 33°55′0″N 84°12′7″W / 33.91667°N 84.20194°W / 33.91667; -84.20194Coordinates: 33°55′0″N 84°12′7″W / 33.91667°N 84.20194°W / 33.91667; -84.20194
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website TelemundoAtlanta.com

WKTB-CD is a digital low-power class A Telemundo-affiliated TV station on channel 47 in metro Atlanta. Capital Media Group manages and broadcasts Spanish-language network, Telemundo on digital subchannel 47.1 & 47.2; conversely the 47.1 signal is rebroadcast on Rome-licensed Ion Television station WPXA-TV to provide a full-power Telemundo signal to the entire market, which also maps to 47.1 via PSIP.

Telemundo Atlanta is a premier Spanish-language television station providing award-winning local news and programming. Telemundo Atlanta is available to the Atlanta DMA on a million watts full power over-the-air signal on channel 47.1 through a simulcast on WPXA-TV. Additionally, Telemundo Atlanta is available on Comcast/Xfinity, AT&T UVerse and Dish Network on channel 18 within their local channel lineup; HD Channel 1018 on Comcast/Xfinity and AT&T UVerse in High Definition as well as Channel 18 in High Definition on Dish Network and GoogleTV. On Charter, Telemundo Atlanta is available on HD Channel 716 and SD Channel 24. Telemundo Atlanta produces essential daily local news, which can also be accessed over our website www.telemundoatlanta.com and mobile application.

In 2017, Telemundo Atlanta was the only television station regardless of language to have received the top three Emmy® Awards in the coveted Overall Station Excellence, News Excellence and Newscast categories from the Southeast Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Telemundo Atlanta has garnered over 41 Southeast Emmy Awards for excellence in journalism and newsgathering since 2014.

Telexitos is broadcast on 47.3. It also produces its own TV programming including news in Korean, airing it as Korean Television Network (KTN) along with South Korean network MBC America (Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation) on 47.4 and KTN2 is broadcast with local news and programming on 47.5. Telemundo Atlanta (47.2) is 1080i HD and all remaining channels are in SDTV (480i). The Station has Spanish language and Korean language Subchannels. WKTB-CD is owned by Korean American TV Broadcasting.

History[edit]

The station was originally on Sweat Mountain, licensed to Roswell, Georgia on channel 67, and assigned W67CI from 1990 until changing in 2000. The change came as the FCC forced all LPTV stations to move out of channels 52 to 69, as all broadcasters are being forced to digital TV, and the upper channels over 51 sold off for other purposes. Programming prior to the change was mostly in Korean. It then became W38CU on channel 38 and switched to Telemundo, and had Atlanta as its new city of license.

Former WKTB logo

As recently as 2008, it shared channel 38 with a modified construction permit for another class-A LPTV station, WYGA-CA. That station was licensed to channel 55 (which became MediaFLO mobile TV, and now AT&T LTE cellular), and applied to change its CP from channel 38 to 45, along with an application for a major upgrade in power (once analog WGCL-TV 46 was shut down in late June 2009). W38CU was listed with only 4.62 kW of ERP, apparently due to the proximity of WYGA-CA. W38CU used a somewhat directional antenna with a cardioid (heart-shaped) pattern, positioned just south of Norcross, Georgia, and with the slight null to the northeast. It does not appear to have reached as far southwest as Atlanta, its analog city of license. A CP issued for the station would have reduced analog coverage to the north and east even further. The current area coverage is widely in Gwinnett County and metro-Atlanta including Doraville, Georgia is home to large populations of Hispanics and especially Asians, which are the demographics to which the channels cater.

Digital era[edit]

This station obtained a permit to construct W47DN-D as its digital companion channel on 47. This went on the air in early July 2008, giving the station an omnidirectional antenna pattern that reaches much of the metro area. Its city of license is suburban Norcross, and its transmitter location remains just south of there on the northwest side of Interstate 85, along with the analog station. It became WKTB-LD by request in April 2009, and received a permit to increase power to 15 kW. W38CU became WKTB-CA at that time, but does not appear to be on-air since its change to digital. In January 2011, the digital station was granted its broadcast license and its class-A status, making it WKTB-CD. In August 2013 WPXA-TV's UHF frequency 31 began repeating WKTB-CD's Telemundo in 480i SD on 47.1 (using PSIP).

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
47.2 1080i 16:9 TLMD Main WKTB-CD programming / Telemundo
47.3 480i 4:3 WKTB TeleXitos
47.4 KTN MBC America
47.5 KTN2 Korean News and Entertainment

Newscasts[edit]

Telemundo Atlanta (47.1 & 47.2) WKTB has a full newscast at 5:30pm, 6pm and 11pm featuring a well-known local anchor Jorge Buzo. Noticiero Telemundo Atlanta has the most relevant newscast for the local Hispanic community in Atlanta.

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