|Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|City||Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Channels||Digital: 17 (UHF)|
|Owner||Alpha Omega Broadcasting |
(Alpha Omega Broadcasting of Albuquerque, Inc.)
|Founded||June 30, 1986|
First air date
|October 12, 1987|
Former channel number(s)
32 (UHF, 1987–2009)
|GOD TV (DT2, 2007-2017)|
Call sign meaning
|AZ (Alpha Omega)|
(See article overview)
|HAAT||1,247 m (4,091 ft)|
Public license information
KAZQ, virtual channel 32 (UHF digital channel 17), is a non-commercial religious independent television station licensed to Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States. Its transmitter is located on Sandia Crest northeast of Albuquerque. Owned by Alpha Omega Broadcasting, KAZQ is sister to low-power station KTVS-LD (channel 36) and the two stations share studios on Montgomery Boulevard Northeast in Albuquerque.
The station was issued an original construction permit on June 30, 1986, began operation on October 12, 1987, and was licensed by the FCC on March 29, 1988. Initially, it aired only Christian programming, but later added family-friendly secular programs to its schedule. KAZQ has been under the same ownership since the station was founded and is one of three full-service Christian television stations in the market — the others are KNAT-TV (channel 23) and KCHF (channel 11).
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|32.1||480i||4:3||KAZQ-D1||Main KAZQ programming|
|32.2||KAZQ-D2||relays KAZQ 32.1|
In 1997, the FCC allotted UHF channel 17 for KAZQ's digital television station. KAZQ applied for a construction permit in May 2000; it was granted February 12, 2001, allowing the station to begin building its digital facilities. Special Temporary Authorization granted in March 2003 allowed KAZQ-DT to go on the air at reduced power while continuing to build full-power facilities. The station obtained its DTV license on January 6, 2006. KAZQ has elected to remain on channel 17 after the end of the DTV transition on June 12, 2009. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 32.
The station broadcasts on an educational license and cannot air any advertising or infomercials, although it airs several hours a day of family entertainment. Some of the programs on KAZQ include Life Today with James Robison, This Is Your Day with Benny Hinn, The 700 Club and The New Jim Bakker Show.
Alpha Omega Broadcasting also owns low power station KTVS-LD, UHF channel 36, which has a similar format, but originally featured more secular programming. KTVS-LD currently relays KAZQ on digital channel 36.1 with Almavision on 36.2.