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KZKC Logo.png
Bakersfield, California
United States
BrandingAzteca Bakersfield 42
ChannelsAnalog: 42 (UHF)
Digital: 28 (UHF) (CP)
(to share with KDBK-LP[1])
AffiliationsAzteca América
OwnerE. W. Scripps Company
(Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC)
FoundedNovember 23, 1999 (19 years ago) (1999-11-23)
Call letters' meaningK AZteca América
Kern County
Sister station(s)KERO-TV
Former callsignsKPMC-LP (2002–2006)
K42EJ (1999–2002)
Transmitter power150.0 kW
15 kW (CP)
Height324 m (1,063 ft)
1,055.3 m (3,462 ft) (CP)
Facility ID65763
Transmitter coordinates35°26′15.8″N 118°44′29.3″W / 35.437722°N 118.741472°W / 35.437722; -118.741472
35°27′13.8″N 118°35′40.3″W / 35.453833°N 118.594528°W / 35.453833; -118.594528 (CP)
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile

KZKC-LP, UHF analog channel 42, is a low-power Azteca América-affiliated television station licensed to Bakersfield, California, United States. Owned by the E. W. Scripps Company, it is a sister station to ABC affiliate KERO-TV (channel 23). The two stations share studios on 21st Street in downtown Bakersfield; KZKC's transmitter is located atop Mount Adelaide.

Since KZKC does not broadcast a digital signal of its own, it is simulcast in high definition on KERO's second digital subchannel (VHF channel 10.2 or virtual channel 23.2 via PSIP) from a transmitter atop Breckenridge Mountain.

The station was originally owned by Cocola Broadcasting, where it served as a repeater for Fresno's KMSG-LP; McGraw-Hill bought it in 2006. McGraw-Hill announced on October 3, 2011 that it would sell KZKC, along with its other television stations, to the E. W. Scripps Company as part of its exit from broadcasting.[2] The deal was completed on December 30, 2011.[3]


  1. ^ "KDBK-LP Displacement Amendment (Settlement)". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission. January 9, 2019. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  2. ^ "McGraw-Hill Sells TV Group To Scripps". TVNewsCheck. October 3, 2011. Retrieved October 3, 2011.
  3. ^ "Scripps completes McGraw-Hill Stations Buy". TVNewsCheck. December 30, 2011. Retrieved December 31, 2011.

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