KWHS-LD
KQCKCTN33.png
KWHS TV in Chapel Hills Mall.jpg
Station's studio/office within Chapel Hills Mall
Channels
BrandingRocky Mountain CTN
Programming
Affiliations51.1: CTN
51.2: CTN Lifestyle
Ownership
Owner
KQDK-CD, KQCK
History
First air date
1992 (30 years ago) (1992)
Former call signs
K51CE (1991–1996)
KWHS-LP (1996–2011)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
51 (UHF, 1995–2011)
Digital:
51 (UHF, 2011–2019)
LeSEA (1992–2018)
Call sign meaning
World
Harvest
Southern Colorado
Technical information
Facility ID74501
ClassLD
ERP3 kW
HAAT654.4 m (2,147 ft)
Transmitter coordinates38°44′41.9″N 104°51′39.4″W / 38.744972°N 104.860944°W / 38.744972; -104.860944
Links
Websitekwhstv51.com

KWHS-LD (channel 51) is a low-power religious television station in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States, owned and operated by the Christian Television Network (CTN). The station's transmitter is located atop Cheyenne Mountain.

History

The station, which signed on the air in 1992 and maintains a studio in Colorado Springs, was previously a semi-satellite of KWHD in Denver, owned by LeSEA Broadcasting (now Family Broadcasting Corporation). Both outlets shared the same programming with some exceptions. (KWHD is now KETD, carrying Estrella TV; the station does still operate a subchannel carrying a schedule of religious programming that remained identical to that of KWHS until 2018.)

In June 2014, it was announced LeSEA had inked an affiliation deal with Cozi TV, KWHS-LD was one of the stations that began carrying the channel.[3] On July 1, 2017, Light TV replaced Cozi TV on KWHS-LD's subchannel.[4][circular reference]

On February 5, 2018, it was announced that LeSEA would sell KWHS-LD, along with Class A station KEEN-CD in Las Vegas and full-power station WHNO in New Orleans, to Clearwater, Florida-based Christian Television Network for $5.7 million.[1] The sale was completed on April 23, 2018.[2]

Technical information

Subchannels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[5]
51.1 1080i 16:9 KWHS Main KWHS-LD programming / CTN
51.2 480i LIFE CTN Lifestyle

References

  1. ^ a b "LeSea Sells NOLA Indie, 2 LPTVs for $5.7M". TVNewsCheck. February 5, 2018. Retrieved February 5, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Consummation Notice". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. April 23, 2018. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  3. ^ Malone, Michael (17 June 2014). "LeSea, OTA Broadcasting On Board For Cozi TV". BroadcastingCable.com. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  4. ^ Wikipedia list of Light TV affiliates
  5. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KWHS