KTMW
Telemundo Utah logo
Salt Lake City, Utah
United States
ChannelsDigital: 20 (UHF)
Virtual: 20
BrandingTelemundo Utah
Programming
Affiliations20.1: Telemundo (2015–present; O&O since 2019)
20.2: TeleXitos
20.3: TheGrio TV
20.4: Lx
Ownership
OwnerTelemundo Station Group
(Comcast/NBCUniversal)
(NBC Telemundo License LLC)
History
FoundedDecember 8, 1997
First air date
March 31, 2001 (21 years ago) (2001-03-31)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
20 (UHF, 2001–2009)
Analog/DT1:
Religious Independent
FamilyNet
The Family Channel
Jewelry Television
DT3:
Grit (until 2019)
DT4:
Laff (until 2019)
DT5:
Light TV (until 2019)
DT6:
LATV (until 2019)
Quest (2019)
Call sign meaning
Telemundo Mountain West (as a backronym; "T" originally "The")
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID10177
ERP55.3 kW
HAAT1,171 m (3,842 ft)
Transmitter coordinates40°39′12″N 112°12′9″W / 40.65333°N 112.20250°W / 40.65333; -112.20250Coordinates: 40°39′12″N 112°12′9″W / 40.65333°N 112.20250°W / 40.65333; -112.20250
Translator(s)See below
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
Websitewww.telemundoutah.com

KTMW (channel 20) is a television station in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, broadcasting the Spanish-language Telemundo network to the state of Utah. Owned and operated by NBCUniversal's Telemundo Station Group, the station maintains studios are located on South Redwood Road in the northwestern section of Salt Lake City, and its transmitter is located on Farnsworth Peak in the Oquirrh Mountains, southwest of Salt Lake City.

KTMW's programming is relayed on three low-power digital translators: Class A stations KULX-CD (UHF channel 14) in Ogden and KEJT-CD (UHF channel 21) in Salt Lake City, and KULU-LD (UHF channel 16) in Park City.

History

The channel 20 allocation in Salt Lake City was originally occupied by KSTU (an independent station the time, now a Fox affiliate) from 1978 to 1987. As part of a deal that was approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the KSTU intellectual unit moved to channel 13 in 1987 and currently operates under a separate license. The old channel 20 license was deleted; KTMW's license dates back to its filing on December 8, 1997. Alpha & Omega Broadcasting, former owners of KOOG (channel 30), was granted the license in 1998. KTMW signed on March 31, 2001, with a religious format. The station would run shows like The 700 Club, Joyce Meyer, James Robison, and others; the original meaning of the calls stood for "The Master's Way". It eventually affiliated with FamilyNet and ran its classic TV shows for about a third of the day.

On April 1, 2015, Alpha & Omega Communications filed an application to sell KTMW to Serestar Communications.[1] It was approved by the FCC on August 13, 2015. The sale was completed on August 31, 2015.[2]

On July 30, 2015, Airwaves, Inc. filed an application to sell KULX-CD and KULU-CD to Serestar, who immediately took over the station's operations through a time brokerage agreement (TBA).[3] The sale was completed on October 7, 2015.[4] Later that month, KTMW switched to Telemundo, simulcasting low-power sister station KULX-CD.

Serestar agreed to sell KTMW, KULX-CD, and KULU-CD to NBCUniversal on November 28, 2018, as part of a $21 million deal;[5] that transaction closed on March 5, 2019.[6] NBCUniversal already owned the KEJT-CD license, with Serestar operating it under a TBA that was terminated concurrent with the sale.[7]

KEJT-CD was the second property in Utah to be owned by NBCUniversal as it previously owned KUTV (channel 2, now a CBS affiliate) until 1995 when it was sold to CBS alongside then-sister station KCNC-TV in Denver. KUTV is currently owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group as of 2021.

Older station logos.

Former original programming

Logo used until 2015.
Logo used until 2015.

When it was owned by Alpha & Omega Communications, KTMW's original programming had included:[8]

Technical information

Subchannels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[21]
20.1 720p 16:9 KTMW Main KTMW programming / Telemundo
20.2 480i 4:3 T-Xitos TeleXitos
20.3 LightTV TheGrio TV
20.4 LX Lx

Translators

City of license Callsign Translating VC RF Ch. ERP HAAT Facility ID Transmitter coordinates Owner
Logan K17II-D KULX-CD 10.1-4 17 0.4 kW 257 m (843 ft) 168494 41°45′20.7″N 112°1′24.8″W / 41.755750°N 112.023556°W / 41.755750; -112.023556 (K17II-D) Telemundo Station Group
Ogden KULX-CD 14 15 kW 1,215 m (3,986 ft) 168495 40°39′34″N 112°12′8″W / 40.65944°N 112.20222°W / 40.65944; -112.20222 (KULX-CD)
Park City KULU-LD KULX-CD 16 0.76 kW 826 m (2,710 ft) 168492 40°51′14.8″N 111°28′53.7″W / 40.854111°N 111.481583°W / 40.854111; -111.481583 (KULU-CD)
Salt Lake City KEJT-CD 50.1-4 21 15 kW 1,211 m (3,973 ft) 64974 40°39′36.8″N 112°12′7.8″W / 40.660222°N 112.202167°W / 40.660222; -112.202167 (KEJT-CD)

Analog-to-digital conversion

Because it was granted an original construction permit after the FCC finalized the DTV allotment plan on April 21, 1997,[22] the station did not receive a companion channel for a digital television station. KTMW shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 20, on June 12, 2009,[23] and "flash-cut" its digital signal into operation UHF channel 20. KTMW used NVerzion Automation to complete the flash cut.[24]

References

  1. ^ "Application for Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. April 1, 2015. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  2. ^ Consummation Notice - Federal Communications Commission
  3. ^ "Application for Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. July 30, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  4. ^ Consummation Notice - Federal Communications Commission
  5. ^ "Application for Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License". December 4, 2018. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  6. ^ Miller, Mark K. (March 6, 2019). "NBCU Closes On Serestar Stations". TVNewsCheck. NewsCheckMedia LLC. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  7. ^ Malone, Michael (March 6, 2019). "NBCUniversal Stations Close on Serestar Acquisition". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
  8. ^ "TV20 Originals". TV20 Family Friendly Television. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  9. ^ Bird, Andy. "Heart for the Lost". Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  10. ^ McCraney, Shawn. "Heart of the Matter where Mormonism meets Biblical Christianity". Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  11. ^ McCraney, Shawn (2007) [2003]. I Was a Born-Again Mormon: Moving Toward Christian Authenticity. New York: Alathea Press. ISBN 0976627604.
  12. ^ McCraney, Shawn. "C.A.M.P.U.S. – Christian Anarchists Meeting to Prayerfully Understand Scripture". Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  13. ^ "This Wasn't Right". Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  14. ^ Official Homepage for Polygamy: What Love Is This?, by A Shield and Refuge Ministry, the producing organization
  15. ^ a b ""TV Show, Ministry Aids Polygamists to Break Free (Davis County Clipper, March 9, 2011)". Archived from the original on April 17, 2011. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  16. ^ Billboard Offers Escape, Deseret News, 30 March 2008
  17. ^ "Former Polygamist Speaks" Archived 2011-07-08 at the Wayback Machine, Davis County Clipper, 3 March 2011
  18. ^ "The Ancient Paths". Christ Presbyterian Church. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  19. ^ Johnson, Greg. "Standing Together: Television Shows". Standing Together ministry. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  20. ^ Khokhar, Ernest. "Miracle Rock:Watch TV". Miracle Rock International Ministries. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  21. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KTMW
  22. ^ "Final DTV Channel Plan from FCC97-115". Transmitter.com. Retrieved 2012-08-10.
  23. ^ List of Digital Full-Power Stations Archived 2013-08-29 at the Wayback Machine
  24. ^ "KTMW Goes Digital with NVerzion Automation". archive.is. broadcastengineering.com. 23 February 2010. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2016.((cite web)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)