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KDTL-LD
Channels
Branding4.7: First Alert 4 Weather NOW
Programming
Affiliations
  • 4.6: Corner Store TV
  • 4.7: Local weather
Ownership
Owner
KMOV
History
FoundedApril 2, 1990
First air date
September 28, 1992; 31 years ago (1992-09-28)
Former call signs
  • K64DT (1990–2004)
  • KDTL-LP (2004–2012)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog: 64 (UHF, 1992–2008), 16 (UHF, 2008–2012)
  • Digital: 16 (UHF, 2012–2022)
  • Virtual: 17 (until 2023)
Call sign meaning
Daystar Television/St. Louis, for former owner
Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID69791
ClassLD
ERP15 kW
HAAT250.5 m (822 ft)
Transmitter coordinates38°31′47″N 90°17′58″W / 38.52972°N 90.29944°W / 38.52972; -90.29944
Links
Public license information
LMS

KDTL-LD (channel 4.6) is a low-power television station in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. It is owned by Gray Television alongside CBS affiliate KMOV (channel 4). The two stations share studios on Progress Parkway in suburban Maryland Heights and transmitting facilities in Lemay, Missouri.

History

The station began operations as K64DT on September 28, 1992. The station increased its power, changing its callsign to KDTL-LP in 2004 after being sold to Word of God Fellowship, Daystar's commercial license arm, to broadcast Daystar's programming. The station converted to digital operations at the end of 2011, and changed its callsign to KDTL-LD on January 5, 2012.

On May 9, 2022, it was announced that Daystar parent company Word of God Fellowship would sell KDTL-LD to Atlanta-based Gray Television, which had acquired KMOV the year previous after purchasing Meredith's broadcast division and its stations, for $1 million;[2] the sale was completed on July 1.[3]

As Daystar's programming has been carried by full-power station WPXS (channel 13) since it purchased the station in 2010, and the programming is duplicated in the inner core of St. Louis on in-market repeater KUMO-LD (channel 51), no arrangement to keep the network on the station was needed or made, and it currently broadcasts an automated feed of current weather conditions, forecasts and observations from KMOX's weather computers in high definition on its second subchannel (mapped to channel 4.7, using KMOV's channel position), while its main channel (mapped to 4.6) currently carries Corner Store TV, an all-paid programming network, in a transition period while Gray acquires programming to place on it with its former affiliated network Circle winding down at the end of 2023.

Subchannels

Subchannels of KDTL-LD[4]
Channel Res. Aspect Short name Programming
4.6 480i 16:9 Corner Corner Store TV (infomercials)
4.7 720p WXNow First Alert 4 Weather Now

References

  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for KDTL-LD". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ "Assignments". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission. May 9, 2022. Retrieved May 10, 2022.
  3. ^ "Notification of Consummation". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission. July 5, 2022. Retrieved December 3, 2022.
  4. ^ "RabbitEars TV Query for KDTL". RabbitEars. Retrieved October 9, 2023.