call_letters = KRCA
station_slogan = Tu Ciudad. Tu Equipo.
"(Your City. Your Team.)"
station_branding = Noticias 62
analog = 62 (UHF)
digital = Temporary 68 (UHF) 35 (UHF) After 2/17/2009
affiliations = Spanish-language Independent
December 17, 1988
Los Angeles, California
callsign_meaning = Riverside, CAlifornia
(no relation to the Radio Corporation of America)
former_callsigns = KSLD (1988-1990)
licensee = KRCA License, LLC
effective_radiated_power = 2630 kW (analog)
500 kW (digital)
HAAT = 895 m (analog)
907 m (digital)
facility_id = 22161
coordinates = coord|34|12|47.8|N|118|3|44.2|W|type:landmark_scale:2000
KRCA Analog UHF Channel 62, Digital UHF Channel 68 is a Spanish language
television stationin the Los Angeles, Californiametropolitan region, formerly broadcasting Asian programming and home shopping. The station now airs Spanish-language programing, along with some late night English infomercials. KRCA is owned by Liberman Broadcasting. After the digital conversion on 2/17/09, KRCA-DT will move to UHF Channel 35.
The station is not related to
KNBCor RCA, although NBCused the KRCA call letters on its Los Angeles station in the 1950s.
The station began telecasting the Asian mix of programs (in Mandarin Chinese and Korean) in 1988 as KSLD-TV, replacing a low-power translator for PBS station KVCR. It changed to KRCA, running
Home Shopping Networkprogramming, in 1990. It converted to Spanish programming in 1998 after being sold to its current owners, Liberman Broadcasting.
In May 2005, KRCA was the subject of controversy due to billboards advertising its "Noticias 62" news program with "Los Angeles, Mexico" and a picture of the
angelon the Paseo de la Reformasuperimposed onto a picture of the Los Angeles skyline. The billboard was deemed provocative by some and protests erupted outside Liberman Broadcasting studios. California Governor Arnold Schwarzeneggerspoke on the popular John and Kenradio talk show requesting that the Libermans remove the signs. After negotiations between the station and Clear Channel Communications, the owner of the billboards, the messages were replaced with a more generic advertisement.
On May 30, 2007, Liberman Broadcasting filed an application with the FCC to purchase
KPNZin Ogden/Salt Lake City, Utah for $10 million.
KRCA's broadcast day begins at 6:00 AM and ends the next late night/morning at Midnight (most days, the Midnight-6:00 AM schedule is filled by English infomercials).
KRCA on Digital Television
KRCA-DT operates on
Digital Televisionchannel on 68. It carried its San Diego sister station KSDX-LPon 68.2. However, while the video feed for KSDX can be seen, no audio was transmitted on this subchannel for some reason. KRCA has since discontinued its digital subchannel and instead runs a test patternwith a streaming audio of a local Spanish-language radio station.
Both the analog and pre-transition allocations for KRCA are outside the core TV spectrum (channels 2-51), so the station is required to find an in-core channel from which to operate. It originally elected to operate on UHF channel 45 after
February 17 2009, but, anticipating difficulty getting coordination from Mexico to use that channel, instead requested and was granted use of UHF channel 35, and will switch over at that time. [cite web |url=http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/cdbsmenu.hts?context=25&appn=101233784&formid=387&fac_num=22161 |title=DTV Transition Status Report |work=FCC CDBS database |date= 2008-02-15|accessdate=2008-06-03] [cite web |url=http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-08-1185A1.pdf |title=Report and Order (Doc. DA 08-1185) |work=FCC CDBS database |date= 2008-05-21|accessdate=2008-06-20] It will continue to identify to television tuners as channel 62, which is its virtual channel.
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