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Abilene, Texas
United States
BrandingMeTV Abilene
ChannelsDigital: 26 (UHF)
Virtual: 40 (PSIP)
TranslatorsKTXS-DT 12.3 (20.3 UHF) Sweetwater
AffiliationsMeTV (2014–present)
OwnerSinclair Broadcast Group
(Sinclair Media Licensee, LLC)
First air date1995 (24 years ago) (1995)
Call letters' meaningTExaS
Former callsignsK40BM (1995–2001)
KTES-LP (2001–2018)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
40 (UHF, 1995–2018)
Former affiliationsTelemundo (1995–2010)
This TV (2010–2014)
Transmitter power15 kW
Height317 m (1,040 ft)
Facility ID64972
Transmitter coordinates32°24′48.4″N 100°6′26.3″W / 32.413444°N 100.107306°W / 32.413444; -100.107306
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile

KTES-LD, virtual channel 40 (UHF digital channel 26), is a low-powered MeTV-affiliated television station licensed to Abilene, Texas, United States. Owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, it is a sister station to Sweetwater-licensed ABC affiliate KTXS-TV, channel 12 (and its San Angelo-licensed satellite KTXE-LD, channel 12). The two stations share studios on North Clack Street in Abilene and transmitter facilities near Trent, Texas. In addition to its own digital signal, the station is simulcast in standard definition on KTXS' third digital subchannel.


The station was founded in 1995. It previously carried Telemundo, but switched to This TV on September 1, 2010.[1] Telemundo programming moved to KTAB-DT2 in 2014.


  1. ^ Adame, Jaime (August 27, 2010). "Telemundo giving way to This TV in Abilene". Abilene Reporter-News. Retrieved September 5, 2010.

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