KFVE
Telemundo Hawaii logo.png
Channels
BrandingTelemundo Hawaii
Programming
AffiliationsTelemundo
Ownership
Owner
KGMB, KHNL
History
First air date
1988; 34 years ago (1988)[1]
Former call signs
  • KVHF (1988–1992)
  • KLEI (1992–2012)
  • KLEI-TV (2012–2018)
  • KSIX-TV (2018–2020)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
6 (VHF, 1988–2009)
Call sign meaning
Prior station using this call sign broadcast on channel 5
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID664
ERP5.5 kW
HAAT825 m (2,707 ft)
Transmitter coordinates19°43′4″N 155°55′6″W / 19.71778°N 155.91833°W / 19.71778; -155.91833 (KFVE)
Translator(s)KHNL-DT 13.6 (35.6 UHF) Honolulu
KKAI-DT 50.2 (29.2 UHF) Kailua
Links
Public license information
Websitewww.hawaiinewsnow.com/telemundo/
KLEI
Satellite of KFVE
Channels
Programming
AffiliationsTelemundo
Ownership
OwnerMango Broadcasting Company, LLC
OperatorGray Television
(via LMA)
History
First air date
June 15, 1993 (29 years ago) (1993-06-15)
Former call signs
KWHM (1991–2018)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
21 (UHF, 1993–2009)
Independent (1993–1995)
The WB (1995–1998)
LeSEA (1998–2018)
Religious Independent (2018)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID37105
ERP23.5 kW
HAAT755 m (2,477 ft)
Transmitter coordinates20°39′25.5″N 156°21′35.8″W / 20.657083°N 156.359944°W / 20.657083; -156.359944 (KLEI)
Links
Public license information

KFVE (channel 6) is a television station licensed to Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States, serving the Hawaiian Islands as an affiliate of the Spanish-language Telemundo network. It is owned by Gray Television alongside CBS affiliate KGMB (channel 5) and NBC affiliate KHNL (channel 13). The stations share studios on Waiakamilo Road in Honolulu's Kapālama neighborhood, while KFVE's transmitter is located near Kalaoa, Hawaii.

KFVE serves a 7,954-square-mile (20,601 km2) area, and covers an estimated population of 71,400.[2][3] The station's signal is relayed on satellite station KLEI, channel 21 in Wailuku (owned by Mango Broadcasting and operated by Gray under a local marketing agreement (LMA)), on KHNL's sixth digital subchannel, and on KKAI's second digital subchannel.

History

The station went on the air in 1988[1] as KVHF, a satellite of Mauna Kea Broadcasting's KMGT channel 26, and changed its call letters to KLEI on March 9, 1992.[4] The station was affiliated with Pax TV/i/Ion (as a satellite of KPXO-TV),[1] and later with The Family Channel in 2011.[5]

On October 19, 2012, KLEI was granted statewide must-carry status on the Oceanic Time Warner Cable (now Spectrum) and Hawaiian Telcom cable services, provided it delivers a good quality signal to the cable television headends.[6]

In late 2017, KLEI dropped its Family Channel affiliation and became Hawaii's first over-the-air affiliate of Spanish-language network Telemundo, filling a void in the market for a Spanish language station that opened up when KHLU-CD (a Univision affiliate) ceased operations in 2016. Shortly after assuming the Telemundo affiliation, KLEI became available on all cable systems in Hawaii for the first time.

On December 3, 2018, the station's call sign changed to KSIX-TV.

On July 8, 2020, Gray Television, owner of Honolulu-based stations KGMB and KHNL and their satellites, agreed to purchase KSIX-TV for $1 million, pending approval of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Maui-based satellite KLEI was not included in the sale.[7] The transaction was finalized on September 9.[8] The call letters of KSIX-TV and Hilo's KFVE were switched on November 13.

Subchannel

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[9][10]
6.1 21.1 480i 16:9 KFVE-DT Main KFVE/KLEI programming / Telemundo

References

  1. ^ a b c Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2005 (PDF). 2005. p. B-45. Retrieved February 2, 2012.
  2. ^ "Digital TV Market Listing for KFVE". RabbitEars.Info. Retrieved 2014-11-24.
  3. ^ "Coverage Maps KLEI-TV (25-1) BLCDT-20120424AAT". RabbitEars.Info. 2012-04-24. Retrieved 2014-11-24.
  4. ^ "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved February 2, 2012.
  5. ^ "The Family Channel - Where to Watch". The Family Channel via Archive.org. The Family Channel, LLC. Archived from the original on 14 June 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2017.((cite web)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  6. ^ "Order Denying Market Mod. Petition And Granting Must Carry Petitions". Federal Communications Commission. 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2013-07-18.
  7. ^ "Application for Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. July 8, 2020. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  8. ^ "Consummation Notice", CDBS Public Access, Federal Communications Commission, 11 September 2020, Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  9. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KFVE
  10. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KLEI