KQDK-CD
Translator of KQCK, Cheyenne, Wyoming
Denver, Colorado
United States
ChannelsDigital: 16 (UHF)
Virtual: 39 (PSIP)
BrandingRocky Mountain CTN
SloganEnjoy Life. Consider Eternity.
Programming
Affiliations
  • 39.1: CTN
  • 39.2: CTN Lifestyle
  • 39.3: CTN
Ownership
OwnerChristian Television Network
(Christian Television Corporation, Inc.)
KQCK
History
FoundedOctober 30, 1990 (1990-10-30)
First air date
November 15, 1999 (21 years ago) (1999-11-15)
(in Aurora, Colorado; license moved to Denver in 2019)
Former call signs
  • K16CM (?–1999)
  • K62FW (1999–2000)
  • KDEV-LP (2000–2008)
  • KQDK-CA (2008–2013)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
39 (UHF, until 2013)
Digital:
39 (UHF, 2013–2019)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID29455
ClassCD
ERP2 kW
HAAT85.5 m (281 ft)
Transmitter coordinates39°40′31.2″N 104°52′24.1″W / 39.675333°N 104.873361°W / 39.675333; -104.873361Coordinates: 39°40′31.2″N 104°52′24.1″W / 39.675333°N 104.873361°W / 39.675333; -104.873361
Links
Public license information
Profile
[http://www.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/tvq?list=0&facid=29455 29455 LMS]
Websitewww.rockymountainctn.com

KQDK-CD, virtual channel 39 (UHF digital channel 16), is a low-powered, Class A television station licensed to Denver, Colorado, United States. It is a translator of Cheyenne, Wyoming-licensed CTN owned-and-operated station KQCK (channel 39) which is owned by the Christian Television Network. KQDK's transmitter is located near East Iliff Avenue and South Emporia Avenue (near SH 83) in southeastern Denver; its parent station maintains studios on East Lincolnway (near US 30) in Cheyenne.

History

The station was founded on October 30, 1990. In 2008, under Equity Media Holdings ownership, KQDK became an affiliate of the Retro Television Network (RTN). On January 4, 2009, a contract conflict between Equity and Luken Communications (which had acquired RTN in June 2008) resulted in many RTN affiliates losing the network's programming.[1] As a result, Luken moved RTN's operations to its headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and dropped its affiliations on all Equity-owned affiliates, including the then-KQDK-CA, immediately.[2] RTN would eventually sign with KCDO-TV that May.[3] KQDK then switched its affiliation to AMGTV, and later to @SportsTV.

KQDK was sold at auction to Valley Bank on April 16, 2009.[4] Valley Bank, in turn, filed to sell KQDK and KQCK to an ownership group connected to Fusion Communications on September 9.[5]

KQCK/KQDK-CA logo during its affiliation with VasalloVision
KQCK/KQDK-CA logo during its affiliation with VasalloVision

In January 2010, VasalloVision announced that it would affiliate with parent station KQCK.[6] KQDK-CA was acquired by Casa Media Partners in April 2012.[7] The station switched its affiliation to MundoFox on August 13, 2012.[8] Concurrent with the launch of the station's digital signal, on February 12, 2013, the station modified its call sign to KQDK-CD. In late 2014, KQDK dropped MundoFox for the Christian Television Network.[9][10] Casa Media Partners filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on April 14, 2015.[11] On April 12, 2017, CTN's parent company, the Christian Television Corporation, agreed to purchase KQDK-CD outright for $750,000; CTN had earlier agreed to purchase sister station KQCK.[12] The sale was completed on June 30, 2017.[13]

Sometime in 2019, KQDK-CD's city of license was moved from Aurora, Colorado to Denver.

Digital television

Digital channels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
39.1 1080i 16:9 KQCK TV Main KQCK programming / CTN
39.2 480i 4:3 CTNi CTNi (Christian programming in Spanish)
39.3 CTN CTN national feed
39.4 Lifesty LifeStyle Family TV (Christian-based family entertainment)

Analog-to-digital conversion

KQDK-CD shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 39, on February 12, 2013. The station flash-cut its digital signal into operation on its pre-transition UHF channel 39.

References

  1. ^ What’s Wrong with MyTV? Archived 2009-01-13 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ TV Newsday: "Financial Dispute Disrupts RTN Diginet", 1/5/2009.
  3. ^ "KCDO Denver Adding Retro TV Network". TVnewsday. May 7, 2009. Retrieved June 21, 2009.
  4. ^ "Takers found for 60 Equity stations". Television Business Report. April 18, 2009. Archived from the original on April 24, 2009. Retrieved April 20, 2009.
  5. ^ "Equity Media props spin again". Television Business Report. September 9, 2009. Archived from the original on September 26, 2009. Retrieved September 11, 2009.
  6. ^ "'VasalloVision Network' in Las Vegas, Nevada" (Press release). VasalloVision Television Network. January 14, 2010. Retrieved February 6, 2010.
  7. ^ "Denver TV, Cheyenne LP Go For $9 Million". TVNewsCheck. April 11, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  8. ^ Ostrow, Joanne (August 6, 2012). "Mundo FOX coming to Denver on Channel 33". Denver Post. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  9. ^ "FCC 398 Children's Television Programming Report". KidVid Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. October 6, 2014. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  10. ^ "FCC 398 Children's Television Programming Report". KidVid Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. January 9, 2015. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  11. ^ Bandell, Brian (April 17, 2015). "Miami-based owner of radio and TV stations files Chapter 11 with $13M in debt". South Florida Business Journal. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  12. ^ "Application for Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. January 19, 2017. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  13. ^ "Consummation Notice". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. June 30, 2017. Retrieved December 24, 2017.