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    Arizona TV Station Update - November 2018 {Part 1 of 2)

    There are so many updates, November's TV station update exceeds the site limit of 18K characters. This is part 1 of 2.

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

    New Licenses


    • KUVE-DT 46.x (34) Green Valley (Univision Tucson LLC) has requested a license to cover its repack construction permit. Technical specifications: Ch 34; TL 32° 24' 54" N, 110° 42' 58" W (Mt. Bigelow); ERP 185 kW directional (1.8° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 1124 m.
    • KWBA-TV 58.x (21) Sierra Vista (Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC) requested and has been granted a license to cover its repack construction permit. Technical specifications: Ch 21; TL 31° 45' 32" N, 110° 48' 6" W (Cedar Flat); ERP 525 kW directional (0.75° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 332 m.
    • K19KV-D 15.x Prescott (Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC) has been granted a license to cover its displacement construction permit. Technical specifications: Ch 19; TL 34° 29' 25" N, 112° 32' 3" W (Mt. Francis); ERP 1.2 kW directional; HAAT 487 m.
    • K30OI-D Camp Verde (The Camp Verde TV Club) has been granted a license to cover its displacement construction permit to flash cut to digital. 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.
    • K32ME-D Camp Verde (The Camp Verde TV Club) has been granted a license to cover its displacement construction permit to flash cut to digital. Technical specifications: Ch 32; TL 34° 28' 13" N, 111° 52' 24" W (Squaw Peak); ERP 0.122 kW directional; HAAT 670 m.
    • K33NZ-D 15.x Cottonwood (Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC) has been granted a license to cover its displacement construction permit. 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.
    • K42AC-D 8.x Cottonwood (Arizona Board of Regents for ASU) has requested a licnese to cover its displacement construction permit. Technical specifications: Ch 35; TL 34° 41' 12" N, 112° 7' 2" W (Mingus Mtn.); ERP 4.37 kW directional (1.75° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 758 m.
    • K19LV-D 9.x St. George UT (Utah State Board of Regents) has been granted a license to cover its displacement construction permit. Technical specifications: Ch 19; TL 37° 3' 50" N, 113° 34' 23" W (Webb Hill); ERP 0.4 kW; HAAT 82 m.
    • K20GJ-D 5.x Bloomington UT (Bonneville International Corporation) requested and has been granted a license to cover its move to a different tower and power increase. Technical specifications: Ch 20; TL 37° 3' 49" N, 113° 34' 20" W (Webb Hill); ERP 0.4 kW directional (1.75° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 70 m.
    • K32MH-D 9.x Washington UT (Utah State Board of Regents) has been granted a license to cover its displacement construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Technical specifications: Ch 32; TL 37° 9' 19" N, 113° 52' 59" W (West Mountain Peak); ERP 0.2 kW directional (1.75° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 1086 m.
    • K34OV-D 14.x Washington UT (University of Utah) has been granted a license to cover its displacement construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Technical specifications: Ch 34; TL 37° 9' 19" N, 113° 52' 52" W (West Mountain Peak); ERP 0.12 kW directional (1.75° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 1086 m.



    Programming Changes


    • KDFQ-LP 47 Prescott (HC2 Networks Inc.) has filed notice of resumption of operations as of 11/12. The station's analog signal was not available on RF channel 27 in Cottonwood that evening.
    • KDOS-LD 29.x Globe (KTVW License Partnership GP) is silent.
    • KFPB-LD 50.x Globe (Globe LPTV LLC) has a blank screen on channel 50.5 where the Liquidation Channel had been previously.
    • KGRQ-LD 29.x Gila River Indian Community (Gila River Telecommunications Inc.) is now broadcasting on RF channel 21 from its new Sacaton Peak location. Programming and virtual channel remain the same: First Nations Experience (FNX} on 29.1.
    • KPHE-LD 44.x (16) Phoenix (Lotus TV of Phoenix LLC) has replaced The Family Channel on channel 44.5 with CTYC TV. CTYC, which stands for Connect To Your City, is an urban Christian music video channel. Channel 44.6 is now the new home to The Family Channel.
    • KPSN-LD 12.x (22) Payson (Multimedial Holdings Corporation) is silent.
    • K21CX-D Tucson (Ventana Television Inc.) is silent.
    • K21GE Camp Verde (The Camp Verde TV Club Inc.) has resumed operations, rebroadcasting KNXV-TV 15.1 Phoenix.
    • K23FZ Camp Verde (The Camp Verde TV Club Inc.) has resumed operations, broadcasting AFTV.
    • K25MK-D Camp Verde (The Camp Verde TV Club Inc.) has resumed analog operations, rebroadcasting KPNX 12.1 Mesa.
    • K30OI-D Camp Verde (The Camp Verde TV Club Inc.) has resumed analog operations on channel 30, rebroadcasting KAET 8.1 Phoenix.
    • K32ME-D Camp Verde (The Camp Verde TV Club Inc.) has resumed analog operations on channel 32, rebroadcasting KTVK 3.1 Phoenix.
    • K38IZ-D Phoenix (Spanish Independent Broadcasting Network Inc.) is silent.
    • K38LW-D Payson (Good News Broadcasting Network Inc.) is now broadcasting on channel 34, both actual and virtual, with GNTV on channel 34.1, GNTV Latino on channel 34.2, GNTV Kids on channel 34.3 and AFTV on channel 34.4.



    Call Sign Changes


    • K42AC-D 8.x Cottonwood (Arizona Board of Regents for ASU) has changed its call sign to K35MU-D following licensing of its displacement facilities.
    • K44CN-D 15.x Cottonwood (Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC) has changed its call sign to K33NZ-D following licensing of its displacement facilities.
    • K47DJ-D 15.x Prescott (Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC) has changed its call sign to K19KV-D following licensing of its displacement facilities.
    • K47IK 8.x Camp Verde (The Camp Verde TV Club) has changed its call sign to K30OI-D following licensing of its displacement facilities.
    • K49HP 3.x Camp Verde (The Camp Verde TV Club) has changed its call sign to K32ME-D following licensing of its displacement facilities.
    • K32FQ-D 9.x St. George UT (Utah State Board of Regents) has changed its call sign to K19LV-D following licensing of its displacement facilities.
    • K47OA-D 14.x Washington UT (University of Utah) has changed its call sign to K34OV-D following licensing of its displacement facilities.
    • K50KC-D 9.x Washington UT (Utah State Board of Regents) has changed its call sign to K32MH-D following licensing of its displacement facilities.



    Transactions


    • NW Communications of Phoenix Inc. is being transferred from 21st Century Fox Inc. to New Fox Inc. in a pro forma restructuring of Fox broadcasting assets. The restructuring has been approved by the FCC but not yet consummated. NW Communications of Phoenix is licensee of the following stations:
      • KSAZ-TV 10.x Phoenix
      • K07OJ-D 10.x Snowflake
      • K22JD-D 10.x Madera Peak
      • K25OM-D 10.x Prescott
      • K26NG-D 10.x Flagstaff
      • K31NE-D 10.x Williams
      • K36AE-D 10.x Clarkdale

    • Fox Television Stations LLC is being transferred from 21st Century Fox Inc. to New Fox Inc. in a pro forma restructuring of Fox broadcasting assets. The restructuring has been approved by the FCC but not yet consummated. Fox Television Stations is licensee of the following stations serving Arizona:
      • KUTP 45.x (26) Phoenix
      • K14HC-D 45.x Prescott
      • K14HG-D 45.x Kingman
      • K15CR-D 45.x Lake Havasu City
      • K16BP-D 45.x Cottonwood
      • K18CB-D 45.x Bullhead City
      • K28CW-D 45.x Flagstaff

    • KVOA 4.x (23) Tucson (KVOA Communications LLC) has been proposed to be sold from Cordillera Communications LLC to Quincy Media Inc. Cordillera has proposed to sell its stations to Scripps Media, however, since Scripps already owns KGUN and KWBA in the Tucson market, Scripps could not buy KVOA. The sales agreement is pending FCC approval.
    • K04QP-D 4.x Casas Adobes (KVOA Communications LLC) has been proposed to be sold from Cordillera Communications LLC to Quincy Media Inc. The sales agreement is pending FCC approval.
    • K20FO Sierra Vista (KVOA Communications LLC) has been proposed to be sold from Cordillera Communications LLC to Quincy Media Inc. The sales agreement is pending FCC approval.



    Construction Permits and Special Temporary Authorizations (STAs) Granted


    • KASW 61.x (49) Phoenix (Nexstar Broadcasting Inc.) requested and has been granted an STA to operate from an alternate antenna on its tower on its post-repack channel while it installs its main post-repack antenna. Technical specifications: Ch 27; TL 33° 20' 1" N, 112° 3' 47" W (South Mountain); ERP 112 kW directional (1.05° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 483 m.
    • KTVP-LD 22.x Phoenix (HC2 LPTV Holdings Inc.) has been granted a construction permit to change towers within the antenna farm when it changes RF channels. Technical specifications: Ch 23; TL 33° 19' 57" N, 112° 3' 59" W (South Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional (1° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 442 m.
    • KDOS-LD 29.x Globe (KTVW License Partnership GP) requested and has been granted a Silent STA until 5/29/2019. The station was notified that it was producing unacceptable interference to KTAZ 39.x (29) Phoenix, and has gone silent until it can find another channel.
    • KEJR-LD 40.x Phoenix (HC2 LPTV Holdings Inc.) has been granted a construction permit to change towers within the antenna farm when it changes RF channels. Technical specifications: Ch 32; TL 33° 19' 57" N, 112° 3' 59" W (South Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional (1° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 442 m.
    • KVPA-LD 42.x Phoenix (KRCA License LLC) has been granted a displacement construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Technical specifications: Ch 34; TL 33° 19' 57" N; 112° 4' 0" W (South Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional (2° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 465 m.
    • KDFQ-LP 47 Prescott (HC2 Network Inc.) has been granted an STA to remain silent through 5/12/2019. It filed a resumption of operations notice the following day.
    • K16EO-D 9.x Oro Valley/Tucson (Scripps Broadcast Holdings LLC) requested and has been granted an STA to construct facilities on RF channel 27 while it awaited Mexican concurrence. The construction permit was granted later in the month, making this STA moot.
    • K16EO-D 9.x Oro Valley/Tucson (Scripps Broadcast Holdings LLC) has been granted displacement construction permit to move off of RF channel 16, which was assigned to KHRR in the repack. Its new call sign will be K27OP-D. Technical specifications: Ch 27; TL 32° 12' 52" N, 111° 0' 21" W (Tumamoc Hill); ERP 9 kW directional (1.5° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 189 m.
    • K18JL-D 25.x Phoenix (HC2 LPTV Holdings Inc.) has been granted a construction permit to change towers within the South Mountain antenna farm. Technical specifications: Ch 23; TL 33° 19' 57" N, 112° 3' 59" W (South Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional (1° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 442 m.
    • K21CX-D Tucson (Ventana Television Inc.) requested and has geen granted an STA to remain silent through 5/28/2019. It is awaiting approval of an STA to build displacement facilities on channel 35 while it awaits Mexican concurrence for its displacement construction permit.
    • K30MM-D Gila River Indian Community (Globe LPTV LLC) has been granted a modification to its construction permit, allowing it to relocate to the South Mountain antenna farm, where it will become the displacement station for KFPB-LD. Technical specifications: Ch 30; TL 33° 19' 57" N, 112° 4' 0" W (South Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional (2.5° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 480 m.
    • K42IQ-D Flagstaff (Edge Spectrum Inc.) requested and has been granted a modification to its displacement application, changing its orientation from 180° to 140° and its emissions mask from stringent to full service, likely to mitigate potential interference to K21GE Camp Verde. Its new call sign will be K21ON-D when licensed, replacing K33NU-D. Technical specifications: Ch 21; TL 35° 14' 28" N, 111° 36' 38" W (Mt. Elden); ERP 1 kW directional (1.75° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 103 m.
    • K19LV-D 9.x St. George UT (Utah State Board of Regents) requested and has been granted a construction permit to increase power and to change its antenna, adding electrical beam tilt. Technical specifications: Ch 19; TL 37° 3' 50" N, 113° 34' 23" W (Webb Hill); ERP 0.7 kW (1.75° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 82 m.
    • The Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) has voted to allow the State of Sonora to expand the coverage of Telemax station XHSGU-TDT 15.x (18) Guaymas SON to the entire state. Presumably, stations owned by the Government of Sonora on other RF channels would move to channel 18, but that would not be possible for XHRCS-TDT San Luis Rio Colorado SON, as it would interfere with XHMEX-TDT Mexicali BCN, which already operates on RF channel 18. If the State of Sonora is contemplating adding a station in Nogales SON, it may not be able to use RF 18 due to Class A station KFTU-CD in Tucson.



    Construction Permits and Special Temporary Authorizations (STAs) Requested


    • KASW 61.x (49) Phoenix (Nexstar Broadcasting Inc.) has requested an extension of its repack construction permit. It is operating from temporary facilities and constructing its permanent facilities. Technical specifications: Ch 27; TL 33° 20' 1" N, 112° 3' 47" W (South Mountain); ERP 112 kW directional (1.05° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 483 m.
    • KUVE-CD 42.x Tucson (Univision Tucson LLC) has requested an extension of its STA to operate its interim post-repack facilities. The station will then convert its main site to post-repack operations on RF channel 36. Technical specifications: Ch 36; TL 32° 14' 57" N, 111° 7' 1" W (Tucson Mountains); ERP 14 kW directional (1.5° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 601 m.
    • K16FB-D 35.x Globe (Unimás Partnership of Phoenix) has requested an Engineering STA to operate its licensed facilities while providing excessive interference to KHRR 40.x (16) Tucson. Univision and Telemundo, owners of the two stations have signed an agreement whereby Telemundo agrees to accept the excessive interference to KHRR for a period of 90 days while Univision attempts to find another channel on which to operate K16FB-D. At the end of the 90 days, Telemundo can agree to continue accepting interference or require K16FB-D to go silent.
    • K21CX-D Tucson (Ventana Television Inc.) has requested an STA to begin operations on its requested displacement channel while awaiting Mexican concurrence. Technical specifications: Ch 35; TL 32° 24' 54" N, 110° 42' 58" (Mt. Bigelow); ERP 9.2 kW directional (3.3° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 1105 m.
    • K31LZ Camp Verde (The Camp Verde TV Club) requested a six-month extension to its Silent STA. The request has since been dismissed.
    • K43GQ-D 12.x Klagetoh (KOB-TV LLC) has amended its displacement application to specify a different channel, which would clear a mutual exclusivity with K38AU-D Tohatchi NM, which also sought displacement to RF channel 25. Technical specifications: Ch 27; TL 35° 40' 29" N; 109° 12' 25" W (1/4 mi. S. of Jct. AZ-264 and IR-201); ERP 0.205 kW (1.5° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 146 m.



    Canceled, Dismissed, Expired and Expiring


    • K31LZ Camp Verde (The Camp Verde TV Club) requested its Silent STA extension be dismissed.



    New Allocations


    • The IFT has announced a new allocation for a social non-commercial television station in Agua Prieta SON. A social license allows a station to broadcast cultural and educational content, but is not owned by a government entity. The station would be authorized to broadcast a UHF signal to a 35 km (20 mi) radius. The actual frequency is yet unknown, but with only nine UHF channels assigned or in use in the area by primary rights broadcasters, there are plenty of available channels from which to choose. A window will be open from May 6-17, 2019, for interested parties to apply.
    • The IFT has announced that a new public television station has been requested for Nogales SON, contingent on FCC concurrence. The band, frequency, coverage and dates to apply are not known at this time, but the announcement mentions using old analog assignments that had been released with the move to digital. Nogales had analog stations on channels 2, 7, 22, 38 and 50, and since channels 38 and 50 are no longer available for television use, and VHF channels have been less desirable than UHF, it is plausible that the new station will be on RF channel 22. It is my opinion that the State of Sonora wants this allotment for a Telemax station. Telemax has stations in Santa Cruz to the east, Imuris to the south and Sasabe to the west, but has been surprisingly absent from Nogales.
    Dave

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    K38IZ-D has applied for a license to cover as K14RK-D.

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    A few thoughts on the Mexican stuff...

    -The Telemax/XHSGU item creates what I call a common-concession state network, which can be defined two ways:

    * a television station whose statutory coverage area is an entire state;

    or

    * a mostly single-frequency state network.

    (In the case of Telemax, the term common-concession isn't quite right still, because XEWH Hermosillo, one of three publicly owned commercial stations in the country, is not included in the rollup. However, this is a unique quirk of Telemax.)

    In a common-concession conversion, the state is required to give up the concessions for the other TV stations it has. (This means that common-concession state networks have one callsign in all areas.)

    What are the benefits of doing this (Sonora is not the first state, Nuevo León and Chiapas have done the same)?

    There is a reduced paperwork load, for one. The Ley Federal de Telecomunicaciones y Radiodifusión introduced new accreditation requirements for public media (namely, citizen involvement, so on and so forth). The Sonoran state government gets to shed paperwork load for more than 50 separate transmitters (though it must move many of them to channel 18).

    (The state government could apply for a shadow XHSGU in Hermosillo and then sell XEWH if it wanted, by the way!)

    It also turns the process of adding transmitters anywhere in the state from "put it in the PABF, apply for it, wait" to "apply for a shadow/repeater". (That's much less cumbersome!)

    In the list of applications that the IFT published, the Sonora public applications are dated February 15. Also, they are all adjacently numbered. This means the applicant is the same one that filed for Etchojoa, Huatabampo and Navojoa. These were published as one station assignment on VHF. It is worth noting that Telemax does not have existing transmitters in these localities. However, with the common-concession conversion, I expect them to end up simply building new transmitters there instead (Nogales might be trickier)

    -If I had to guess who the Agua Prieta social station is, my guess is it will be tied to the Centro Evangelístico de Agua Prieta which, through the pastor's wife, obtained a social FM station (XHAGP-FM 92.7) and signed it on recently. They do have "Alcance TV" on cable in some parts of Sonora.
    Last edited by Raymie; 12-07-2018 at 01:30 AM.
    "You're gorgeous, you're beautiful, you're on Stereo 99...Phoenix's B-B-C!"

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    K14RK-D is on the air with their 7 subchannels, using virtual channel 38.

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    Yes, a Tucson-based question...and kinda, sorta on topic.

    K16EO-D 9.x Oro Valley/Tucson (Scripps Broadcast Holdings LLC) requested and has been granted an STA to construct facilities on RF channel 27 while it awaited Mexican concurrence. The construction permit was granted later in the month, making this STA moot.
    K16EO-D 9.x Oro Valley/Tucson (Scripps Broadcast Holdings LLC) has been granted displacement construction permit to move off of RF channel 16, which was assigned to KHRR in the repack. Its new call sign will be K27OP-D. Technical specifications: Ch 27; TL 32° 12' 52" N, 111° 0' 21" W (Tumamoc Hill); ERP 9 kW directional (1.5° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 189 m.
    Anyone with insight on when this may be on the air?

    My parents are probably one of the very few in NW Tucson attempting to deny cable/DBS services any of their hard-earned dollars. Of course, being octogenarians and having never paid for video services...when mom called and said "I can't see channel 9 any more!", I knew what the issue was and how to solve. Ha...so much for my idea.

    Thanks.

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