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KAJB, virtual channel 54 (UHF digital channel 36), is a UniMás-affiliated television station serving El Centro, California and Yuma, Arizona, United States and Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico that is licensed to Calipatria, California. Owned by Calipatria Broadcasting Company, it is operated under a joint sales agreement (JSA) by Entravision Communications, making it a sister station to El Centro-licensed Univision affiliate KVYE (channel 7). Both stations share studios on North Imperial Avenue in El Centro, while KAJB's transmitter is located atop Black Mountain.

Technical information[]

Subchannels[]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
54.1 720p 16:9 KAJB Main KAJB programming / UniMás
54.2 480i LATV LATV
54.3 TBD TBD
54.4 Stadium Stadium

Former Subchannels[]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
54.1 1080i 16:9 KAJB-DT Main KAJB programming / UniMás
54.2 720p MundoMX MundoMax

Analog-to-digital conversion[]

KAJB was originally assigned UHF channel 50 for its digital companion channel, however, with Mexican television station XHRCS-TV broadcasting on the same frequency from San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, KAJB could not build its facilities without causing interference. The station released its allocation and participated in the FCC second round elections, selecting UHF channel 36 for its digital allocation instead. After years of efforts to obtain Mexican coordination for the use of channel 36, KAJB was granted a construction permit to build digital facilities in August 2008, nearly nine years after requesting authorization, and began airing in March 2009. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 54, which was among the high band UHF channels (52-69) that were removed from broadcasting use as a result of the transition.

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