KUNW-CD
KUNW logo 2019.png
Channels
BrandingKUNW Univision
Programming
Affiliations2.1: Univision
2.2: Comet
2.3: TBD
2.4: Charge!
Ownership
Owner
KIMA-TV, KEPR-TV, KLEW-TV, KUNS-TV, KOMO-TV, KATU, KUNP, KMTR, KVAL
History
FoundedMarch 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)
Unknown (1996-1999)
Valuevision/ShopNBC (1999-2007)
Call sign meaning
"Univision Northwest"[1]
Technical information
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)KVVK-CD 15 Kennewick
KORX-CD 16 Walla Walla
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 affiliate KIMA-TV (channel 29). Both stations share studios on Terrace Heights Boulevard in Yakima, while KUNW-CD's transmitter is located on Ahtanum Ridge.

KUNW's logo prior to January 1, 2013
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.[2] The deal was completed on August 8, 2013.[3]

Technical information

Subchannels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming
2.1 1080i 16:9 KUNW-CD Main KUNW-CD programming / Univision
2.2 480i Comet Comet
2.3 TBD TBD
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 ERP
KVVK-CD Kennewick 15 (UHF) K60FX (1995–2001)
KVVK-LP (2001)
KVVK-CA (2001–2010)
March 15, 1996 15 kW
KORX-CD Walla Walla 16 (UHF) K16DD (1992–2001)
KORX-LP (2001)
KORX-CA (2001–2015)
2001 1 kW
Previous logo from January 1, 2013 until mid-2019.
Previous logo from January 1, 2013 until mid-2019.

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.[4] Fisher opted to return the license to the FCC instead of repairing the antenna, and KWWA's license was canceled on June 4, 2008.[5]

References

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