Arizona TV Station Update - June 2018
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    Arizona TV Station Update - June 2018

    As always, questions, additions, comments and corrections welcome.

    New Licenses


    • KMCC 34.x (32) Laughlin NV (Entravision Holdings LLC) has been granted a license to cover its Distributed Transmission System (DTS). Site 1 technical specifications: Ch 32; TL 35° 39' 7" N, 114° 18' 44" W (White Hills); ERP 1000 kW directional (1° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 607 m. Site 2 technical specifications: Ch 32; TL 35° 56' 46" N, 115° 2' 37" W (Black Mtn. Arden Site); ERP 4.4 kW directional (1.5° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 557 m.
    • KVTE-LP 35 Las Vegas NV (Mountain Ridge Holdings, Inc.) has been granted a license to cover its reported new facilities atop Iglesia Nueva Jerusalem at 5630 W. Charleston Blvd. It is unknown whether the station is actually broadcasting. Technical specifications: Ch 35; TL 36° 9' 35" N; 115° 13' 5" W; ERP 10 kW non-directional; HAAT -19 m. (10 m. AGL)



    Programming Changes


    • KYUM-LD 15.x Yuma (Centro Cristiano Vida Abundante Inc.) is silent due to equipment failure.
    • KEJR-LD 40.x Phoenix (HC2 Station Group Inc.) now carries the same Azteca América programming as KPDF-CA. The station has also downgraded its main signal from 720p to 16:9 480i and upgraded its secondary signal from 4:3 480i to 16:9 480i with additional bitrate to get rid of the jerky signal.
    • KFPB-LD 50.x Globe (Globe LPTV LLC) has replaced ESNE on channel 50.2 with an infomercial channel.



    Transactions


    • KMOH-TV 6.x (19) Kingman has consummated its assignment of license from Hero Licenseco LLC to HC2 Station Group Inc.
    • KEJR-LD 40.x Phoenix has consummated its assignment of license from Hero Licenseco LLC to HC2 Station Group Inc.
    • The FCC has granted the pro forma transfer of the following stations from HC2 Network Inc. to HC2 Station Group Inc.:
      • KPDF-CA 41.x Phoenix
      • KDFQ-LP 47 Prescott
      • KHDF-CD 19.x Las Vegas NV

    • KCSG 8.x (14) Cedar City UT has consummated its pro forma transfer of the station and its co-owned translators K16DS-D 8.x St. George UT and K27MQ-D 8.x St. George UT from TV-49 Inc. to KCSG-TV LLC.



    Construction Permits and STA Requests Granted


    • KFPB-LD 50.x Globe (Globe LPTV LLC) requested and was granted Special Temporary Authorization to move to a new in-core channel, having given up their request to relocate to channel 21 due to a mutually exclusive application filed by KGRY-LD. Technical specifications: Ch 25; TL 33° 19' 57" N, 112° 4' 0" W (South Mtn.); ERP 5.5 kW directional (2.5° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 469 m.
    • KJPO-LD 49.x Tonopah (Iglesia Manmin Toda La Creación USA Inc.) has been granted a displacement construction permit. It has had an STA to change location and operate on channel 25 since October 2017, but was not broadcasting as of June 3. Technical specifications: Ch 25; TL 33° 31' 55" N, 113° 6' 32" W (Burnt Mtn.); ERP 15 kW non-directional; HAAT 118 m.
    • KYUM-LD 15.x Yuma (Centro Cristiano Vida Abundante Inc.) requested and has been granted a six-month silence STA due to equipment failure.
    • K38AI-D 3.x Cottonwood (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) has been granted a displacement construction permit. It has been operating on an STA since October 2017 with temporary call sign K28OA-D. Technical specifications: Ch 28; TL 34° 41' 12" N, 112° 7' 2" W (Mingus Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional (1.8° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 772 m.
    • K39FC-D 10.x East Flagstaff (NW Communications of Phoenix Inc.) requested and has been granted a displacement construction permit. It has been operating on an STA since October 2017 with temporary call sign K26NH-D. Technical specifications: Ch 26; TL 35° 14' 25" N, 111° 35' 52" W (Mt. Elden); ERP 0.61 kW directional (1° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 576 m.
    • K39IT-D 10.x Prescott (NW Communications of Phoenix Inc.) has been granted a displacement construction permit. It has been operating on an STA since October 2017 with temporary call sign K25OM-D. Technical specifications: Ch 25; TL 34° 29' 20" N, 112° 32' 18" W (Mt. Francis); ERP 0.973 kW directional (1° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 445 m.
    • K40AD-D 5.x Cottonwood (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) has been granted a displacement construction permit. It has been operating on an STA since October 2017 with temporary call sign K29LM-D. Technical specifications: Ch 29; TL 34° 41' 12" N, 112° 7' 2" W (Mingus Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional (1.2° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 772 m.
    • K43IB-D 8.x Globe-Miami (Arizona Board of Regents for ASU) has been granted a displacement construction permit. Its new call sign will be K31NV-D. Technical specifications: Ch 31; TL 33° 20' 31" N, 110° 52' 16" W (Madera Peak); ERP 1 kW directional; HAAT 685 m.
    • K43LW-D 8.x Prescott (Arizona Board of Regents for ASU) has been granted a displacement construction permit. It has been operating on an STA since November 2017 with temporary call sign K23NJ-D. Technical specifications: Ch 23; TL 34° 29' 25" N, 112° 32' 2" W (Mt. Francis); ERP 0.407 kW directional; HAAT 479 m.
    • K44CN-D 15.x Cottonwood (Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC) has been granted a displacement construction permit. It has been operating on an STA since November 2017 with temporary call sign K33NZ-D. Technical specifications: Ch 33; TL 34° 41' 12" N, 112° 7' 3" W (Mingus Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional (1.75° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 756 m.
    • K47DJ-D 15.x Prescott (Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC) has been granted a displacement construction permit. It has been operating on an STA since November 2017 with temporary call sign K19KV-D. Technical specifications: Ch 19; TL 34° 29' 25" N, 112° 32' 3" W (Mt. Francis); ERP 1.2 kW directional; HAAT 487 m.
    • K47GQ-D 8.x Parks (Arizona Board of Regents for ASU) has been granted a displacement construction permit. It has been operating on an STA since November 2017 with temporary call sign K20ML-D. Technical specifications: Ch 20; TL 35° 12' 1" N, 112° 12' 20" W (Bill Williams Mtn.); ERP 0.575 kW directional; HAAT 768 m.
    • K47IK Camp Verde (The Camp Verde TV Club) has been granted a displacement construction permit to flash cut to digital. The digital station will have a call sign of K30OI-D. Technical specifications: Ch 30; TL 34° 28' 13" N, 111° 52' 24" W (Squaw Peak); ERP 0.122 kW directional (3° mechanical beam tilt); HAAT 670 m.
    • K48AY-D 10.x Kingman (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) has been granted a displacement construction permit. It has been operating on an STA since January 2018 with temporary call sign K29LO-D. Technical specifications: Ch 29; TL 35° 4' 53" N, 113° 54' 17" W (Hualapai Peak); ERP 0.94 kW directional; HAAT 1085 m.
    • K49HP Camp Verde (The Camp Verde TV Club) has been granted a displacement construction permit to flash cut to digital. The digital station will have a call sign of K32ME-D. Technical specifications: Ch 32; TL 34° 28' 13" N, 111° 52' 24" W (Squaw Peak); ERP 0.122 kW directional; HAAT 670 m.
    • K50HU-D 5.x Flagstaff (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) has been granted a displacement construction permit. It has been operating on an STA since October 2017 with temporary call sign K17MO-D. Technical specifications: Ch 17; TL 35° 14' 26" N, 111° 35' 51" W (Mt. Elden); ERP 1 kW directional (1.8° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 628 m.
    • KDLU-LP 26 St. George UT (CCR-St. George IV LLC) has been granted a displacement construction permit and to transition to digital on a new channel. The station qualifies for displacement, as co-owned KVBT-LP Santa Clara will be moving to channel 26. Technical specifications: Ch 4; TL 37° 3' 49" N, 113° 34' 20" W (Webb Hill); ERP 0.1 kW; HAAT 72 m.
    • KLSV-LD 50.x Las Vegas NV (Biltmore Broadcasting Las Vegas Inc.) has been granted a displacement construction permit. Technical specifications: Ch 21; TL 36° 0' 31" N, 115° 0' 22" W (Black Mtn. main site); ERP 10 kW directional (0.5° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 293 m.
    • KVBT-LP 41 Santa Clara UT (CCR-St. George IV LLC) has been granted a displacement construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band and to flash cut to digital. Technical specifications: Ch 26; TL 37° 9' 19" N, 113° 52' 52" W (West Peak); ERP 0.9 kW directional (1.75° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 1034 m.
    • K16IL-D Kanab UT (Western Kane County Special Service District #1) requested and has been granted a displacement construction permit. It will have a call sign of K34OP-D. Technical specifications: Ch 34; TL 37° 3' 35" N, 112° 31' 12" W; ERP 0.063 kW directional; HAAT 104 m.
    • K18DN-D 11.x Kanab UT (Western Kane County Special Service District #1) requested and has been granted a displacement construction permit. It will have a call sign of K31OF-D. Technical specifications: Ch 31; TL 37° 3' 35" N, 112° 31' 12" W; ERP 0.063 kW directional; HAAT 103 m.
    • K20EC-D 2.x Kanab UT (Western Kane County Special Service District #1) requested and has been granted a displacement construction permit. It will have a call sign of K26NY-D. Technical specifications: Ch 26; TL 37° 3' 35" N, 112° 31' 12" W; ERP 0.063 kW directional; HAAT 104 m.
    • K23DP-D 9.x Kanab UT (Western Kane County Special Service District #1) requested and has been granted a displacement construction permit. It will have a call sign of K30PD-D. Technical specifications: Ch 30; TL 37° 3' 35" N, 112° 31' 12" W; ERP 0.063 kW directional; HAAT 104 m.
    • K24II-D 7.x Kanab UT (Western Kane County Special Service District #1) requested and has been granted a displacement construction permit. It will have a call sign of K29MH-D. Technical specifications: Ch 29; TL 37° 3' 35" N, 112° 31' 12" W; ERP 0.063 kW directional; HAAT 104 m.
    • K40JM-D 13.x Kanab UT (Western Kane County Special Service District #1) has been granted a displacement construction permit. It has been operating on an STA since September 2017 with temporary call sign K33NT-D. Technical specifications: Ch 33; TL 37° 3' 35" N, 112° 31' 12" W; ERP 0.063 kW directional; HAAT 103 m.
    • K42KZ-D Calexico CA (Broadcast Group Ltd.) has been granted a displacement construction permit. It has been operating on an STA since April 2018 with temporary call sign K29LS-D. Technical specifications: Ch 29; TL 32° 40' 30" N, 115° 22' 41" W (Cor. Pan American St & Rood Rd.); ERP 15 kW non-directional (0.25° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 81 m.



    Construction Permits and STA Requests Requested


    • K38IZ-D Phoenix (Spanish Independent Broadcast Network LLC) has been given a new call sign for its application to move to channel 14, perhaps indicating that the application will be granted soon. The new call sign will be K14RK-D.
    • K48NH-D 12.x Globe (Multimedia Holdings Corporation) has requested Special Temporary Authority to transition to its requested in-core channel, having received a 120-day notice from T-Mobile. Technical specifications: Ch 26; TL 33° 20' 31" N, 110° 52' 16" W (Madera Peak); ERP 3 kW directional; HAAT 676 m.



    Expired, Expiring, Canceled and Dismissed


    • At the request of KFPB-LD 50.x Globe (Globe LPTV LLC), the FCC has dismissed their Legal STA to move to channel 21, to avoid a mutually exclusive scenario with KGRQ-LD.



    License Renewals


    • KVTE-LP 35 Las Vegas NV (Mountain Ridge Holdings Inc.) has been granted a renewal of its license. The license is now valid until October 1, 2022.



    NextGen TV


    • KSAZ-TV 10.x Phoenix (NW Communications of Phoenix Inc.) has requested an experimental STA to allow it to broadcast an ATSC 3.0 signal on the lighthouse station KFPH-CD.



    Spectrum Repack


    • KTAZ 39.x Phoenix (NBC Telemundo License LLC) reports having completed in-building equipment work.
    • KHRR 40.x Tucson (NBC Telemundo License LLC) reports having completed all work on its post-auction facility.
    • KPDF-CA 41.x Phoenix (HC2 Station Group Inc.) reports no progress on construction, however all permits have been requested and are pending.
    • KUVE-CD 42.x Tucson (Univision Tucson LLC) reports no progress in 2Q2018.
    • KUVE-DT 46.x Green Valley (Univision Tucson LLC) reports having received all new broadcast equipment necessary to begin construction.
    • KWBA-TV 58.x (44) Sierra Vista (Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC) reports that permits were determined to be required, and were requested and received, that it has received all equipment necessary to begin construction, and that a weather delay at the tower crew's previous job site has postponed work scheduled for May to July.
    • KASW 61.x (49) Phoenix (Nexstar Broadcasting Inc.) reports having placed orders for a main facility antenna, transmitter, transmission line, mask filter and/or RF combiner, and auxiliary antenna and related equipment.
    • KBLR 39.x (40) Paradise NV (NBC Telemundo Las Vegas License LLC) has reported no construction in 2Q2018, as its construction is completed.
    • KBLR 39.x (40) Paradise NV (NBC Telemundo Las Vegas License LLC) has requested to transition to its post-repack channel early. The language in the application implies that final transition to the new channel is requested to be on August 13, which would be 3-1/2 months early.
    • K43FO-D Las Vegas NV (HC2 Station Group Inc.) has reported no progress on construction in 2Q2018.
    • K43FO-D Las Vegas NV (HC2 Station Group Inc.) has requested to transition to its post-repack channel early. The language in the application implies that final transition to the new channel is requested to be on August 13, which would be 3-1/2 months early.
    Dave

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    KYUM has to be clobbered — not only is XHMEE on the channel in Mexicali, but XHRCS has VC 15 too. Did they stick with 15 so Yuma-area TVs show two channel 15s?
    "You're gorgeous, you're beautiful, you're on Stereo 99...Phoenix's B-B-C!"

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    I don't recall if they have ever actually been on the air since the Mexican stations moved. They were silent last time I was in Yuma back in November.
    Dave

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    KFPB-LD is still operating on RF 50. Does the FCC frown upon stations (even an LPTV) filing an STA too early?
    The views expressed are not necessarily those of my employer.

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    The FCC doesn't have a problem with LPTV stations changing channels; once authorized and if the new channel is vacant, they can change as they see fit. However, in order for KFPB to move from channel 50 to channel 25, they will need a new antenna, which will then need to be installed by a tower crew, requiring coordination. KFPB has until November 30 to complete the channel change, as that is when T-Mobile plans to commence 600 MHz operations in Maricopa County. Assuming T-Mobile remains on schedule, if KFPB cannot schedule the work by then, they will have to go silent and will more than likely need to request an STA extension, as the current STA expires December 21.

    Cottonwood and Prescott stations in a similar situation changed over in about a month or so, but with Phase 1 full power and Class A stations having to complete construction by September 14, we may not see Phoenix LPTV stations change to their new channels until October or November. They may even wait until November 30 to coordinate with the primary spectrum users, although they are not required to.
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhett View Post
    The FCC doesn't have a problem with LPTV stations changing channels; once authorized and if the new channel is vacant, they can change as they see fit. However, in order for KFPB to move from channel 50 to channel 25, they will need a new antenna, which will then need to be installed by a tower crew, requiring coordination. KFPB has until November 30 to complete the channel change, as that is when T-Mobile plans to commence 600 MHz operations in Maricopa County. Assuming T-Mobile remains on schedule, if KFPB cannot schedule the work by then, they will have to go silent and will more than likely need to request an STA extension, as the current STA expires December 21.

    Cottonwood and Prescott stations in a similar situation changed over in about a month or so, but with Phase 1 full power and Class A stations having to complete construction by September 14, we may not see Phoenix LPTV stations change to their new channels until October or November. They may even wait until November 30 to coordinate with the primary spectrum users, although they are not required to.
    As horrible as KFPB-LD’s RF 50 signal is now, they should make that move right away. But, I understand about ordering the antenna and transmitter may depend on when the T-Mobile check clears.
    The views expressed are not necessarily those of my employer.

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    I don't think they're getting a check from T-Mobile. T-Mobile is only paying to move PBS translators and stations that would have to move a second time from a temporary channel to a permanent. Neither scenario applies to KFPB at this time. KFPB should only have to move once - from channel 50 to channel 25 - however, since the FCC has approved an STA to go to channel 25, if KFPB moves there, then the FCC says they can't stay on channel 25, then I believe T-Mobile will pay for the second move.
    Dave

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