KECA-LD
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Channels
Branding29.1: CW 9
29.2: My 33
Programming
Affiliations29.1: CW+
29.2: MyNetworkTV
Ownership
Owner
History
First air date
2014 (8 years ago) (2014)
Former call signs
K67GU (1995−2010)
K29IR (2010−2012)
KECA-LP (2012−2013)
Call sign meaning
Eureka, California
Technical information
Facility ID26852
ERP15 kW
HAAT460.5 m (1,511 ft)
Transmitter coordinates40°43′38.3″N 123°58′21.1″W / 40.727306°N 123.972528°W / 40.727306; -123.972528
Links
Websitewww.krcrtv.com

KECA-LD (channel 29) is a low-power television station in Eureka, California, United States, affiliated with The CW Plus and MyNetworkTV. It is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group alongside Arcata-licensed ABC affiliate KAEF-TV (channel 23) and low-power Univision affiliate KEUV-LD (channel 35). Sinclair also provides certain services to Fox affiliate KBVU (channel 28) under a local marketing agreement (LMA) with Cunningham Broadcasting; however, Sinclair effectively owns KBVU as the majority of Cunningham's stock is owned by the family of deceased group founder Julian Smith. The four stations share studios on Sixth Street in downtown Eureka; KECA-LD's transmitter is located along Barry Road southeast of the city.

History

The CW first appeared in Eureka on KUVU-LP (channel 9) as a part of the Eureka Broadcast Group, which owned CBS affiliate KVIQ and several other stations with affiliations to Fox, UPN, MyNetworkTV and others. KUVU was dissolved in 2014 and Bonten Media Group launched KECA for the Eureka market.

On April 21, 2017, Sinclair Broadcast Group purchased KBVU as part of a four-station deal.[1] The sale was completed September 1.[2]

In June 2020, Sinclair upgraded the station's facilities to HD.

Subchannels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[3]
29.1 720p 16:9 KECA-LD Main KECA-LD programming / CW 9
29.2 MYTV MyNetworkTV

References

  1. ^ Houston, Will (4 April 2017). "Media giant Sinclair Broadcast Group to buy four Eureka stations". Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  2. ^ Consummation Notice, CDBS Public Access, Federal Communications Commission, Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  3. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KECA-LD