KBPX-LD
Channels
Programming
AffiliationsSee below
Ownership
OwnerWord Broadcasting Network
WBNM-LD, WBNA, WCSN-LD, WJDE-CD
History
First air date
1990 (32 years ago) (1990)
Former call signs
K33DB (1990–2001)
KBPX-LP (2001–2011)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
33 (UHF, 1990–2011)
Digital:
46 (UHF, 2011–2019)
Call sign meaning
PaX TV (former affiliation)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID17746
ERP15 kW
HAAT578.8 m (1,899 ft)
385.3 m (1,264 ft) (application)
Transmitter coordinates29°34′16″N 95°30′38″W / 29.57111°N 95.51056°W / 29.57111; -95.51056Coordinates: 29°34′16″N 95°30′38″W / 29.57111°N 95.51056°W / 29.57111; -95.51056
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KBPX-LD, virtual channel 46 (UHF digital channel 27), is a low-power Nuestra Visión-affiliated television station licensed to Houston, Texas, United States. The station is owned by the Word Broadcasting Network. KBPX-LD's transmitter is located near Missouri City, in unincorporated northeastern Fort Bend County.

History

The station began broadcasting in 1990 from One Shell Plaza on channel 33 under the call sign K33DB as a low-powered translator for Conroe-licensed KTFH (channel 49, renamed KPXB-TV in 1998), in order to improve KTFH's analog coverage in Houston since its full-power analog transmitter site was located in the far northern suburbs of Houston. The transmitter was moved to the Missouri City tower farm in 1992. The call sign was changed to KBPX-LP on April 25, 2001.

The translator was shut down on June 30, 2009, two weeks after the digital transition, due to loss of access to the tower site.[1] Ion Media applied to move KBPX-LP to channel 46,[2] but since the full-power KPXB-TV now broadcasts from Missouri City (which was KBPX's former transmitter location), it was unclear what purpose the translator would serve. KBPX-LD resumed operations November 22, 2010 on digital channel 46,[3] carrying The Country Network.[4]

On December 21, 2017, Ion agreed to donate KBPX-LD to the Word Broadcasting Network;[5] the donation was completed on February 16, 2018.[6]

Technical information

Subchannels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[7]
46.1 480i 4:3 TCN Nuestra Visión
46.3 NuduTV New DuMont (NuDu)
46.4 HeartL Heartland
46.5 GEB GEB America
46.6 TCN The Country Network
46.7 Newsnet NewsNet

References

  1. ^ "Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved August 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "FCC Form 346". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved August 9, 2010.
  3. ^ "Resumption of Operations". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved November 23, 2010.
  4. ^ "Houston, It's Your Country!". PR Newswire. Retrieved November 23, 2010.
  5. ^ "Application for Transfer of Control of a Corporate Licensee or Permittee, or for Assignment of License or Permit of TV or FM Translator Station or Low Power Television Station". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  6. ^ "Consummation Notice". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. February 16, 2018. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  7. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KBPX-LD