KDTP is a Daystar owned-and-operated television station licensed to Holbrook, Arizona, United States. The station broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 11 (also the station's virtual channel via PSIP) from a transmitter located on the northeast side of Holbrook.

KDTP operates one translator station: KDPH-LD (channel 48) in Phoenix. The station relays KDTP's programming to the Phoenix metropolitan area, as KDTP's signal is blocked by mountains and operates on only 3.2 kW.

History[edit | edit source]

An original construction permit for KDTP was issued on January 10, 2000 to Community Television Educators for a station to broadcast on channel 39, a non-commercial allocation in Phoenix. It replaced low-power K39BI (now KFPH-CD), which had been the local Daystar station, but had been moved to channel 35 and sold. The station was licensed on November 14, 2001, airing Daystar programming. In June 2006, the station was part of a facilities swap with KPHZ (now KTAZ), which moved the station from Phoenix channel 39 to Holbrook channel 11.

License swap[edit | edit source]

In 2004, NBC Telemundo, owner of a Class A LPTV station in Phoenix, KDRX-CA (now KDPH-LP), reached an agreement with KDTP that would allow the Telemundo network to secure a full-service station in order to compete on even terms with the leading Spanish-language station in town, Univision-owned KTVW-TV. NBC Telemundo would move its full-service station KPHZ channel 11 from Holbrook to Phoenix, taking the channel 39 allocation held by KDTP. In return, Daystar would move its full-service station KDTP channel 39 from Phoenix to Holbrook, taking the channel 11 allocation held by KPHZ. As compensation, NBC Telemundo would transfer KDRX-CA to Daystar, plus additional consideration, which turned out to be LPTV station KPHZ-LP (now KDTP-LP).

Complicating the issue was that KDTP was on a non-commercial reserved channel in Phoenix, and for the plan to go forward, the FCC would need to remove the non-commercial reservation from channel 39, something that it is extremely reluctant to do. Nevertheless, and in spite of Univision's objection, the FCC concluded that the addition of a competitive Spanish-language service outweighs the loss of a second non-commercial allocation, and approved of the plan (text) (PDF). By July 2006, the transfer was completed.

TV stations in Arizona
Religious: Other stations
KPCE-LP, Green Valley K19FD, Camp Verde KPAZ, Phoenix KTVK, Phoenix K35OU-D, Tucson
KDTP/KDPH-LP, Holbrook/Phoenix KAZT, Prescott
KKAX-LP, Kingman
TV stations in Phoenix metropolitan area
KNAZ 2 (NBC)
KTVK 3 (Ind)
KPHO 5 (CBS)
KMOH 6 (AZA)
KAZT 7 (Ind)
KAET 8 (PBS)
KSAZ 10 (Fox)
KDTP 11 (Daystar)
KPNX 12 (NBC)
KFPH 13 (UMas)
KNXV 15 (ABC)
K18DD-D 18 (Evine)
K19FD 19 (Hope)
KPAZ 21 (TBN)
KTVP-LD 22 (3ABN/Hope/LLBN)
K18JL-D 25 (AFTV)
KTVW 33 (UNI)
KKAX-LP 36 (Youtoo)
K38IZ-D 38 (Ind)
KTAZ 39 (TLM)
KEJR-LD 40 (AZA)
KPDF-CD 41 (Rel)
KVPA-LD 42 (ESTRELLA)
KPHE-LD 44 (LATV)
KUTP 45 (MNTV)
KDPH-LP 48 (Daystar)
KFPB-LD 50 (Nuestra)
KPPX 51 (Ion)
KASW 61 (CW)
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