KJNK-LD
KJNK-LD Logo.png
MinneapolisSaint Paul, Minnesota
United States
CityMinneapolis, Minnesota
ChannelsDigital: 25 (UHF)
Virtual: 25
BrandingTelemundo Minneapolis
Programming
Affiliations
Ownership
OwnerHC2 Holdings
(HC2 Station Group, Inc.)
K33LN-D, KMNV, KMNQ
History
First air date
1984; 38 years ago (1984)
Former call signs
K58BS (1984–1994)
K65GC (1994–1997)
K65GV (1997–1998)
K58BS (1997 & 1998–2005)
K25IA (2005–2009)
K25IA-D (2009–2014)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
58 (UHF, 1984–1994 & 1998–2005)
65 (UHF, 1994–1997 & 1997–1998)
  • Analog/LD1:
  • TBN (1984–2013, November 2013–November 2014)
  • Informed TV (September–November 2013)
  • LD2:
  • Doctor Television Channel (2014–2015)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID67955
ERP15 kW
HAAT243.3 m (798 ft)
Transmitter coordinates44°58′34.0″N 93°16′21″W / 44.976111°N 93.27250°W / 44.976111; -93.27250
Translator(s)K28OH-D St. James
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
Websitewww.telemundomn.com

KJNK-LD, virtual and UHF digital channel 25, is a low-powered Telemundo-affiliated television station licensed to Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States and serving the Twin Cities television market. The station is owned by HC2 Holdings. KJNK-LD's transmitter is located at the IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis.

KJNK-LD also serves the Mankato market (via K28OH-D in nearby St. James[1] through the local municipal-operated Cooperative TV (CTV) network of translators[2][3]), as that area does not have a Telemundo affiliate of its own.

History

The station began as K58BS upon signing on the air for the first time in 1984 as a local translator for the Trinity Broadcasting Network. It became K65GC in 1994 when it was moved to UHF channel 65. It returned to channel 58 and reverted to their first callsign in 1997 and again in 1998. The station was K65GV from 1997 to 1998.

They got their original K58BS callsign back in 1998 and it stayed with them until 2005, when the station moved to UHF channel 25 and became K25IA. Their digital counterpart, K25IA-D, signed on in 2009 in order for the station to upgrade to digital.

On April 13, 2012, TBN sold 36 of its translators, including K25IA-D, to Regal Media, Inc. Regal Media is headed by George Cooney, the CEO of the EUE/Screen Gems studios.[4]

Following its acquisition by Regal Media, K25IA-D continued to carry all five TBN services. This ended in September 2013, when all TBN services were dropped in favor of Informed TV, a series of video lectures from Alan Roebke, a former Congressional candidate from Minnesota's 7th Congressional District. Informed TV's programming is also carried on a subchannel of K21GN-D, a Selective TV translator in Alexandria, where the organization's headquarters are located.[5] This ended in mid-November 2013, when K25IA-D resumed carriage of TBN and its subchannels.[6]

Regal Media sold K25IA-D to King Forward in 2014.[7] On June 9, 2014, the station changed its call sign to the current KJNK-LD. The station became a Telemundo affiliate on November 23, 2014, with Sunrise, Florida-based company DTV America Corporation becoming the operator of the station. That same day, KJNK's second subchannel began featuring programming from Doctor TV, a new upstart healthy-lifestyle network featuring the latest in medical breakthroughs, fitness programs, and other healthy living programming, with some programming from The Worship Network being shown during parts of the overnight hours. In terms of Spanish-language programming, KJNK now competes with WUMN-LP, which is affiliated with Univision, one of Telemundo's main competitors.

On February 12, 2015, Comcast cable began carrying KJNK on Xfinity channel 100 and Xfinity Digital channel 624.[8] Later that year, DrTV was replaced by the Sonlife Broadcasting Network on channel 25.2, with 25.3 carrying Hmong language programming for the local Hmong-American community. King Forward sold its stations, including KJNK-LD, to HC2 Holdings in 2017.[9]

Digital channels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[10][11]
25.1 1080i 16:9 KJNK-LD Telemundo
25.2 480i 4:3 Sonlife Broadcasting Network
25.3 Cozi TV
25.4 Lx
25.5 beIN Sports Xtra en Español
25.6 GetTV (Story Television to be announced)

Translator

City of license Callsign Channel ERP HAAT Facility ID Transmitter coordinates Owner
St. James K28OH-D
(in the Mankato market)
28 0.5 kW 298 m (978 ft) 125747 44°06′25.0″N 94°35′45.0″W / 44.106944°N 94.595833°W / 44.106944; -94.595833 (K28OH-D) Cooperative TV

References

  1. ^ RabbitEars - Digital TV Market Listing for K28OH-D
  2. ^ The Webpage of Cooperative TV (CTV)
  3. ^ CTV Channel Listing via the Cooperative TV (CTV) Website
  4. ^ "FCC document: "Asset Purchase Agreement: Trinity Christian Center Of Santa Ana, Inc. / Trinity Broadcasting Of Arizona, Inc. (Sellers) and Regal Media, Inc. (Buyer)". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved December 2, 2009.
  5. ^ As reported by www.northpine.com on September 28, 2013.
  6. ^ As reported by www.northpine.com on November 21, 2013.
  7. ^ "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. May 5, 2014. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  8. ^ Telemundo Minnesota Launches on Comcast cable | DTV America
  9. ^ "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 2, 2017. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  10. ^ Digital TV Market Listing for KJNK-LD
  11. ^ KJNK-LD MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ RabbitEars.Info