K15CU-D
Salinas/Monterey, California
United States
CitySalinas, California
ChannelsDigital: 15 (UHF)
Virtual: 15
Programming
Affiliations15.1: Cozi TV (2014–present)
15.2: TeleXitos
15.3: Lx
15.4: Oxygen
Ownership
OwnerNBC Owned Television Stations
(Comcast/NBCUniversal)
(NBC Telemundo License LLC)
KNTV (San Jose)
KSTS
History
First air date
February 16, 1990; 32 years ago (1990-02-16)
(as translator of KSTS)
Former call signs
K15CU (1989–2011, 2011–2014)
DK15CU (2011)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
15 (UHF, 1989–2014)
Telemundo (1989–2014)
Call sign meaning
Sequentially assigned by FCC
Technical information
Facility ID64979
ClassLD
ERP5.74 kW
HAAT664.9 m (2,181 ft)
Transmitter coordinates36°45′22.8″N 121°30′8.7″W / 36.756333°N 121.502417°W / 36.756333; -121.502417
Links
Websitewww.cozitv.com

K15CU-D, virtual and UHF digital channel 15, is a low-power Cozi TV owned-and-operated television station licensed to Salinas, California, United States, and serving the Monterey Bay area, relaying the second digital subchannel of KNTV from San Jose. The station is owned by the NBC Owned Television Stations subsidiary of NBCUniversal. K15CU-D's transmitter is located on Fremont Peak in the Gabilan Mountains above San Juan Bautista, California, over 3,100 feet (940 m) above sea level.

History

The station was put on air on February 16, 1990 (by Telemundo, then under separate ownership), as a translator of KSTS in San Francisco.[1][2][3][4] The translator briefly had a local operation in Salinas, including a news bureau, which was closed in a cost-cutting move in 1992.[5]

On February 8, 2010, the station went dark for technical reasons.[6] The station returned to the air on March 11, 2010. On March 10, 2011, the license was canceled by mistake of the FCC.[7] On April 8, NBC filed an Engineering STA and a Petition for Reconsideration to restore the station.[8][9] The STA was granted on April 18, 2011.[10] On May 8, the Petition for Reconsideration was granted and the license was reinstated.[11]

On December 3, 2013, the FCC approved a request by NBCUniversal to convert the analog low-power station to digital, as a translator of KMUV-LP, the local Telemundo affiliate owned by the News-Press & Gazette Company.[12]

In 2014, the station became a primary affiliate of Cozi TV, listed in FCC records as a translator of NBC owned-and-operated KNTV, which airs Cozi TV on a subchannel.[13]

In October 2019, K15CU-D added TeleXitos as a second digital subchannel.

Subchannels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[14][15]
15.1 1080i 16:9 Cozi Cozi TV
15.2 480i TeleX TeleXitos
15.3 NBCLX Lx
15.4 Oxygen Oxygen

References

  1. ^ Burleson, Marty (February 17, 1990). "Salinas gets more Spanish-language TV". The Californian. p. 6B. Retrieved October 19, 2020.
  2. ^ Call sign history of K15CU-D - Federal Communications Commission
  3. ^ Application Search Details (BPTT-19890310N4) - Federal Communications Commission
  4. ^ Public Notice Comment (BPTT-19890310N4) - Federal Communications Commission
  5. ^ Burleson, Marty (May 21, 1992). "KCU closes Salinas news bureau". The Californian. p. 1B. Retrieved October 19, 2020.
  6. ^ Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA - Federal Communications Commission
  7. ^ Imported Letter - Federal Communications Commission
  8. ^ Petition for Reconsideration - Federal Communications Commission
  9. ^ Engineering STA - Federal Communications Commission
  10. ^ Imported Letter - Federal Communications Commission
  11. ^ Imported Letter - Federal Communications Commission
  12. ^ Applications for Authority to Construct on Make Changes in a Low Power TV, TV Translator or TV Booster Stations - Federal Communications Commission
  13. ^ Current FCC status for K15CU-D
  14. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for K15CU-D
  15. ^ TV Reception By Channel (Low Power TV Stations and Translators) - Global Communications