KTFO-CD
Channels
BrandingUniMás Austin
Programming
Affiliations
Ownership
Owner
KAKW-DT, KXLK-CD, KLQB, KLJA
History
First air date
March 28, 1988 (36 years ago) (1988-03-28)
Former call signs
  • K30CE (1988–2001)
  • K31FM (2001–2002)
  • KDAS-CA (2002–2005)
  • KAKW-CA (2005–2007)
  • KTFO-CA (2007–2010)
Former channel number(s)
Analog: 30 (UHF, 1988–2001), 31 (UHF, 2001–2010)
Univision (1988–2009)
Call sign meaning
Telefutura
Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID35882
ClassCD
ERP15 kW
HAAT372 m (1,220 ft)
Transmitter coordinates30°19′33″N 97°47′58″W / 30.32583°N 97.79944°W / 30.32583; -97.79944
Translator(s)KAKW-DT 62.2 (13.2 VHF) Killeen
Links
Public license information

KTFO-CD (channel 31) is a low-power, Class A television station in Austin, Texas, United States, serving as the local outlet for the Spanish-language network UniMás. It is owned and operated by TelevisaUnivision alongside Killeen-licensed Univision outlet KAKW-DT (channel 62). The two stations share studios on North Loop Boulevard in Austin; KTFO-CD's transmitter is located at the West Austin Antenna Farm north of West Lake Hills.

Although KTFO-CD identifies as a separate station in its own right, it is officially licensed as a translator of KAKW-DT. In addition to its own digital signal, KTFO-CD is simulcast in high definition on KAKW-DT's second digital subchannel (62.2) from a transmitter in unincorporated Williamson County (approximately halfway between Austin and Killeen). KAKW-DT, in turn, is simulcast on KTFO-CD's second digital subchannel.

History

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The station first signed on the air on March 28, 1988, as K30CE, broadcasting on UHF channel 30. In 2001, the station changed its call letters to K31FM, and relocated to channel 31. In 2002, the station's calls changed again to KDAS-CA, and became a repeater of KAKW-TV in Killeen, after that station switched its affiliation to Univision. It later changed its call letters to KAKW-CA in 2005, and then to KTFO-CA in 2007. In 2009, the station was relaunched with as a separate outlet from KAKW and affiliated with Telefutura (now UniMás). In 2010, the station converted to a digital signal and modified its callsign to KTFO-CD.

Technical information

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Subchannels

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The station's signal is multiplexed:

Subchannels of KTFO-CD[2]
Channel Res. Aspect Short name Programming
31.1 720p 16:9 KTFO-CD Main KTFO-CD programming / UniMás
31.2 KAKW-DT Univision (KAKW-DT)
31.3 480i 4:3 GetTV getTV
31.4 16:9 Escape Ion Mystery
31.5 DABL Dabl
  Simulcast of subchannels of another station

References

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  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for KTFO-CD". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ "RabbitEars query for KTFO-CD". www.rabbitears.info. Retrieved April 10, 2023.