KIMG-LD
Ventura, California
United States
ChannelsDigital: 23 (UHF)
Virtual: 31 (PSIP)
Programming
AffiliationsLATV
Ownership
OwnerKVMD Acquisition Corporation (Ronald Ulloa)
(KVMD Licensee Co., L.L.C.)
KJLA, KVMD, KXLA
History
Founded1998
Former call signs
K23EQ (until 2003)
KIMG-LP (2003-2011)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
23 (UHF, until 2009)
LAT TV (2007-?)
Retro Jams (?)
ImaginAsian
HSN
Technical information
ERP1.5 kW

KIMG-LD, virtual channel 31 (UHF digital channel 23), is a low-powered LATV-affiliated television station licensed to Ventura, California, United States. The station is owned by Ronald Ulloa, who also owns KVMD (also on channel 31) and KXLA (channel 44), and is the brother of KJLA (channel 57) owner Walter Ulloa. KIMG-LD is the Ventura County repeater of KVMD.

On May 30, 2007, KIMG-LP (then on channel 23) switched affiliations to LAT TV, as part of a new deal between LAT TV and Equity Media Holdings, who owned KIMG at the time.[1] LAT TV was a Houston-based Spanish-language television network that launched in May 2006 and ceased operation two years later.

KIMG-LP switched affiliations from LAT TV to Retro Jams; it is unknown when the switch took place.

KIMG-LP signed off on March 9, 2009, in the wake of Equity's bankruptcy.[2] After failing to find a buyer at a bankruptcy auction,[3] the station was sold to Ronald Ulloa on October 30, 2009.[4] The station had previously been included in Silver Point Finance's June 2 acquisition of other Equity stations,[5] but that application was dismissed August 11, 2009.[6]

On January 24, 2011, the station's license was cancelled by the FCC.[7] However, as of November 2011, the station's license is still active, as KIMG-LD.

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. March 25, 2009. Retrieved August 26, 2009.
  3. ^ "Equity stations still on the block". Television Business Report. April 20, 2009. Archived from the original on May 2, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  4. ^ "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. October 30, 2009. Retrieved November 11, 2009.
  5. ^ "APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO ASSIGN CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE FOR TV OR FM TRANSLATOR STATION OR LOW POWER TELEVISION STATION OR TO TRANSFER CONTROL OF ENTITY HOLDING TV OR FM TRANSLATOR OR LOW POWER TELEVISION STATION". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. June 15, 2009. Retrieved June 22, 2009.
  6. ^ "Application Search Details". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved August 26, 2009.
  7. ^ http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/getimportletter_exh.cgi?import_letter_id=23989