AffiliationsSee below
FoundedNovember 20, 1997
First air date
June 16, 2000; 22 years ago (2000-06-16)
Former call signs
K64FM (1997–2004)
KBDF-LP (2004–2011)
KNWS-LP (2011–2021)
Former channel number(s)
64 (UHF, 2000–2021)
America's Store (2000–2007)
Azteca América (2007–2021)
Qubo (DT2)
Call sign meaning
KNWS-LD: callsign warehoused from KYAZ, which formerly offered news programming
KAZH-LD: callsign stands for Azteca America Station transmitted towards Brownsville–Harlingen region
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID3265
ERP15 kW
HAAT92.1 m (302 ft)
Transmitter coordinates26°9′1.5″N 97°30′58.7″W / 26.150417°N 97.516306°W / 26.150417; -97.516306
Translator(s)KAZH-LD 35 (UHF) McAllen
Public license information

KNWS-LD, virtual channel 64 (UHF digital channel 27), is a low-power Novelisima-affiliated television station licensed to Brownsville, Texas, United States. The station is owned by HC2 Holdings. KNWS-LD's programming is also seen on KAZH-LD channel 35 and KRZG-CD channel 32 in McAllen, Texas.

The Rio Grande Delta is one of three markets to receive both Azteca America and the original TV Azteca channels (San Diego, El Paso and Laredo are the others). Much of KNWS-LD's programming from Azteca America can also be seen on XHOR-TV (Azteca 7) or XHMTA-TV / XHREY-TV (Azteca 13), sometimes simultaneously.

KNWS-LD was formerly known as KBDF-LP, and KAZH-LD was formerly known as KNDF-LP; the call letters were changed in 2011, after Una Vez Mas acquired the former KNWS-TV in Houston and renamed it KYAZ. The KBDF and KNDF call letters both referred to XHDF-TV, one of TV Azteca's flagship stations.


Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[1][2]
64.1 480i 16:9 KNWS-LP Novelisima
64.2 beIN Sports XTRA Español
64.3 Buzzr
64.4 Daystar Espanol
64.5 4:3 NOST
64.6 Timeless TV
64.7 Carz & Trax


In early 2007, KBDF-LP, which was then renamed as KNWS-LP in 2011, planned to start a local newscast, which would be produced in Davenport, Iowa by the Independent News Network. [1] However, as of September 2007, it had not yet debuted. [2]