KXKW-LP

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KXKW-LP
Lafayette, Louisiana
United States
BrandingEl Sabor 87-7 & 105-3
SloganHot Latino Mix
ChannelsAnalog: 6 (VHF)
Digital: Sister Station KXKW-LD 32.1 Stadium, 32.2 AntTV (UHF)
Virtual: 32 (PSIP)
OwnerDelta Media Corporation
First air date1991
Sister station(s)KXKW-LD, KSLO-FM, KSLO, KLWB-FM, KOGM, KYMK-FM, KFXZ, KFXZ-FM, KVOL, KDCG-CD, KLWB
Former callsignsK21DM (1990–1995)
KLFT-LP (1995–2009)
KXKW-CA (2009)
Former channel number(s)21
Former affiliationsThe Box (1991–1999)
Pax, via KDCG-LP (1999–2004)
UATV (2004–2006)
The Sportsman Channel (2006–2009), ThisTV (2011–2016), SSN (2013–14)
Transmitter power3000 watts
Height284 m (932 ft)
ClassA
Facility ID33177
Transmitter coordinates30°20′32.00″N 91°58′32″W / 30.3422222°N 91.97556°W / 30.3422222; -91.97556Coordinates: 30°20′32.00″N 91°58′32″W / 30.3422222°N 91.97556°W / 30.3422222; -91.97556
Websiteelsaborradio.com

KXKW-LP is a low-powered television station serving the Lafayette, Louisiana area. The station is locally owned. The station's primary content is the audio programming on the aural carrier of 87.74 MHz and using a 19 kHz stereo pilot carrier with 75 kHz deviation. This can be received on many FM broadcast receivers, and as a result KXKW-LP markets itself as an FM radio broadcast station. The station is airing a Regional Mexican format under the brand "El Sabor 87-7/105-3."[1] To meet the legal requirements for visual content, the station runs a feed of the local National Weather Service radar.

KXKW-LP's studios are located on Evangeline Thruway in Carencro, and its transmitter is located northeast of Lafayette.

History[edit]

KXKW-LP signed on in 1991 as K21DN from Sunset. At the time, it was one of many low-powered affiliates of the now-defunct Video Jukebox Network, which later became known simply as "The Box." K21DN changed its calls to KLFT-LP in 1995, and moved from Sunset to Lafayette shortly thereafter.

In 1999, KLFT-LP dropped its music video format when programming time was leased to KDCG-LP which used the station to simulcast its Pax programming. After not having a strong enough signal to warrant must-carry status on the Lafayette cable system, KDCG ended the LMA in 2004. Without any programming to air, the station aired nothing but a webcam image of its transmitting equipment with a posterboard reading "KLFT-LP LAFAYETTE" attached, intended to keep the station from losing its license for not properly identifying itself or being off the air for a long period of time. In October 2004, KLFT began airing programming from the Urban America Television network. After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the station ran community service information 24 hours a day. UATV suspended operations in May 2006, upon which The Sportsman Channel replaced its feed.

On October 1, 2007, programming was changed at the station, including old sitcoms like The Andy Griffith Show and a showcase for old horror movies called Boogeyman Theater. On April 2, 2009, the station changed the call sign to KXKW-CA. The -CA denotes the station is a class A low-power television station, giving it protection to its signal area (which normal low power stations do not have).

Upon the Digital TV transition on June 12, 2009, Delta Media simultaneously moved the visual programming of KXKW-CA to KXKW-LD (which, despite sharing call letters, does not simulcast KXKW-CA's programming), moved KXKW-CA from channel 21 to channel 6, and launched the station as a simulcast of KSLO-FM radio. Two months later, the station gave up its class A classification and became KXKW-LP.

On December 26, 2012, the current "Mustang 87.7" format launched on KXKW-LP, simulcasting KOGM 107.1


In 2011 KXKW-LD would go from Independent to This TV, when KLWB signed on with Weigel's MeTV. On July 1, 2015 AntTV moved to 32.2 when Delta Media Corporation launched H&I on KDCG-CD and a year later (July 1, 2016) ThisTV was dropped on 32.1 being replaced by Sinclair Broadcasting Group's ASN.

Digital Channels on sister station KXKW-LD below.

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[2] Notes
32.1 720p 16:9 KXKW-LD Stadium Replaced This on July 1, 2016
32.2 480i 4:3 AntTV Moved here when H&I launched on KDCG-CD

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turk, Leslie (May 17, 2010). "Snap 103.7's classic rock enters market". The Independent Weekly. Retrieved June 15, 2010.
  2. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KXKW-LD

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