KXPX-LP

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KXPX-LP
Corpus Christi, Texas
United States
ChannelsAnalog: 14 (UHF)
TranslatorsKSCC-DT 38.2 (38.2 UHF) Corpus Christi
AffiliationsTBD (2017–present)
OwnerSinclair Broadcast Group
(KUQI Licensee, LLC)
First air date1990; 29 years ago (1990)
Call letters' meaningPaX (former affiliation)
Sister station(s)KTOV-LP, KSCC
Former callsignsK66EB (1990–1999)
KXPX-LP (1999–2000)
KXPX-CA (2000–2012)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
66 (UHF, 1990–2000)
Former affiliationsTelemundo (1990–1993)
Independent (1993–1995)
UPN (1995–1998)
Pax (1998–2003)
The Sportsman Channel (2003–2009)
Retro TV (2009–2017)
Transmitter power8 kW
ClassLP
Facility ID14678
Transmitter coordinates27°47′47.0″N 97°23′48.0″W / 27.796389°N 97.396667°W / 27.796389; -97.396667 (KXPX-LP)
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS

KXPX-LP, channel 14, is a television station in Corpus Christi, Texas, United States. It is an affiliate of the TBD. KXPX is owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, along with Fox affiliate KSCC (channel 38) and MyNetworkTV affiliate KTOV-LP (channel 21).

Due to its low-power status, KXPX-LP does not currently operate a digital signal of its own, and at the present time, there are no plans to convert the station's signal to digital. Additionally, the station's broadcasting radius does not reach the entire Corpus Christi market. Therefore, the station can also be seen through a 16:9 widescreen standard definition digital simulcast via the second digital subchannel of KSCC. This signal broadcasts on virtual and UHF channel 38.2 from a transmitter in Corpus Christi.[1]

History[edit]

KXPX's call sign derives from its former affiliation with Pax TV (now Ion Television), which commenced upon the network's launch in 1998. It switched to The Sportsman Channel in 2003, and to Retro Television Network in 2009.

GH Broadcasting announced that it would sell KXPX to London Broadcasting Company, owner of KIII (channel 3), in March 2012.[2] The sale fell through in early 2013, after which GH declared bankruptcy. On July 3, 2012, GH informed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that it would surrender its class A status, as it determined that it could not comply with the minimum requirements for the classification; KXPX had been a class A station since 2000.[3]

GH Broadcasting declared bankruptcy in early 2013, remaining as debtor-in-possession. In late 2014, the sale of the station to Corpus 18, LLC, a partnership formed by the noteholders of debt of GH and High Maintenance Broadcasting, owners of KUQI and a related business to GH, was finalized. On October 2, 2015, Corpus 18 agreed to sell KXPX-LP, KUQI, and KTOV-LP to Sinclair Broadcast Group for $9.25 million.[4] It changed the affiliation to TBD in 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KSCC
  2. ^ Seyler, Dave (March 18, 2012). "Corpus Christi TV deal brews up paper storm". Television Business Report. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  3. ^ "Re: … Reclassification of Class A Television Station" (PDF). CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  4. ^ "Application For Transfer Of Control Of A Corporate Licensee Or Permitee, Or For Assignment Of License Or Permit Of TV Or FM Translator Station Or Low Power Television Station". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. October 13, 2015. Retrieved October 14, 2015.


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