KUNW-CD
Channels
BrandingKUNW Univision
Programming
Affiliations
Ownership
Owner
KIMA-TV, KEPR-TV, KLEW-TV
History
Founded
  • March 4, 1996 (original incarnation)
  • January 12, 2007 (current incarnation)
Last air date
November 7, 2012 (original incarnation)
Former call signs
  • Original incarnation:
  • K66EU (1997)
  • K52EQ (1997–2001)
  • KKFQ-LP (2001)
  • KKFQ-CA (2001–2008)
  • KUNW-CA (2008)
  • KUNW-LP (2008–2012)
  • Current incarnation:
  • KKFQ-LD (2007–2008)
  • KUNW-LD (2008–2012)
Call sign meaning
"Univision Northwest"[1]
Technical information[2]
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID167797
ClassCD
ERP15 kW
HAAT287 m (942 ft)
Transmitter coordinates46°31′40.0″N 120°33′6.0″W / 46.527778°N 120.551667°W / 46.527778; -120.551667 (KUNW-CD)
Translator(s)
Links
Public license information
Websitekunwtv.com

KUNW-CD (channel 2) is a low-power, Class A television station in Yakima, Washington, United States, affiliated with the Spanish-language Univision network. It is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group alongside CBS/CW+ affiliate KIMA-TV (channel 29). The two stations share studios on Terrace Heights Boulevard in Yakima; KUNW-CD's transmitter is located on Ahtanum Ridge.

KUNW's logo prior to January 1, 2013

On April 11, 2013, Fisher Communications announced that it would sell its properties, including KUNW and KIMA, to the Sinclair Broadcast Group.[3] The deal was completed on August 8, 2013.[4]

Technical information

Subchannels

The station's signal is multiplexed:

Subchannels of KUNW-CD
Channel Res. Aspect Short name Programming
2.1 1080i 16:9 KUNW-CD Univision
2.2 480i Comet Comet
2.3 TBD The Nest
2.4 Charge Charge!

Translators

KUNW's programming is also seen on two additional stations, both serving the Tri-Cities area of Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick:

Station City of license Digital channel Former callsigns First air date Facility ID ERP HAAT Transmitter coordinates Public license information
KVVK-CD Kennewick 15 (UHF)
  • K60FX (1995–2001)
  • KVVK-LP (2001)
  • KVVK-CA (2001–2010)
March 15, 1996 25358 15 kW 349 m (1,145 ft) 46°5′50″N 119°11′33″W / 46.09722°N 119.19250°W / 46.09722; -119.19250 (KVVK-CD)
KORX-CD Walla Walla 16 (UHF)
  • K16DD (1992–2001)
  • KORX-LP (2001)
  • KORX-CA (2001–2015)
2001 71072 1 kW 407.8 m (1,338 ft) 45°59′3.4″N 118°10′11.8″W / 45.984278°N 118.169944°W / 45.984278; -118.169944 (KORX-CD)

An additional station, KWWA-CA (channel 49, originally K49EI from 1996 to 2001 and KWWA-LP from 2001 to 2003), previously served Ellensburg. However, the station signed off April 17, 2008, after suffering antenna failure.[5] Fisher opted to return the license to the FCC instead of repairing the antenna, and KWWA's license was canceled on June 4, 2008.[6]

References

  1. ^ "KKFQ Yakima, WA, Changes Calls To KUNW". TVNewsCheck. April 10, 2008. Retrieved November 17, 2021.
  2. ^ "Facility Technical Data for KUNW-CD". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  3. ^ Malone, Michael (April 11, 2013). "Sinclair to Acquire Fisher Stations for $373 Million". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved April 12, 2013.
  4. ^ "Sinclair Broadcast Group Closes On Fisher Communications Acquisition". All Access. August 8, 2013. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  5. ^ Alford, Kelly (April 25, 2009). "Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved June 20, 2009.
  6. ^ "Station Search Details (DKWWA-CA)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved June 20, 2009.[permanent dead link]