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KMSG-LD (channel 53) is a low-power television station in Fresno, California, United States, affiliated with MyNetworkTV and Azteca América. It is owned by Cocola Broadcasting alongside Merced-licensed Estrella TV affiliate KGMC (channel 43) and seven other low-power stations. KMSG-LD's transmitter is located on Bear Mountain, near Meadow Lakes, California.

KMSG's Azteca America feed is rebroadcast on KVVG-LD channel 54.1 in Visalia.

History[]

KVVG-LD started out as KVVG-LP, an affiliate of Almavision for the Visalia area in early 2005. Formerly on channel 31, it later moved to channel 54. KVVG-LP changed to Tvida Vision in mid-2005. As of 2011, the station converted to a digital signal, as KVVG-LD.

The KVVG calls were originally used on a DuMont affiliate on channel 27 in Tulare in the 1950s. The KMSG calls were originally used on what is now CW affiliate KFRE-TV (channel 59) from its sign-on from 1985 to 2001.

Until mid-2006, KMSG's programming was also seen on KPMC-LP (channel 42, now KZKC-LD) in Bakersfield, which was sold to McGraw-Hill, becoming a standalone Azteca América affiliate and later a translator of ABC affiliate KERO-TV (channel 23).

On September 28, 2020, MyNetworkTV programming moved to KMSG, after the network's previous affiliate, KAIL (channel 7), switched to TCT.

Programming[]

KMSG provides programming for the Hispanic community. Some of its most popular programming includes novelas, sports events such as First Division Mexican League Soccer, news, talk, comedy, reality, and women's magazines.

Newscasts[]

When KMSG took on the MyNetworkTV affiliation, the station aired an edition of KFSN-TV's Action News at 8:00 p.m. weeknights, which previously aired on KAIL. The newscast ended in December 2021 and the station aired NewsNet for three months following.

KMSG offers 2½ hours of news per week (30 minutes each weekday) with the San Joaquin Valley's only 8 p.m. newscast, My 53 News at 8:00, hosted by news director Austin Reed, which debuted April 1, 2022. The half-hour newscast immediately repeats. KMSG also airs the weekly syndicated program The Reed Report produced by Reed, which also airs on KWVT-LD.

Technical information[]

Subchannels[]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Subchannels of KMSG-LD
Channel Video Aspect Short Name Programming
15.4 480i 4:3 KFVD SD Daystar
39.1 720p 16:9 Religious independent (Universal Church)
39.2 480i 4:3 silent
39.3 CBN News
39.4 silent
39.5 The Country Network
43.2 720p 16:9 Azteca Azteca América
53.1 1080i 16:9 My53 MyNetworkTV

Former Subchannels[]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Former Subchannels of KMSG-LD
Channel Video Aspect Short Name Programming
39.1 720p 16:9 Religious independent (Universal Church)
39.2 480i 4:3 silent
39.3 CBN News
39.4 silent
39.5 The Country Network
43.2 720p 16:9 Azteca Azteca América
43.3 480i 4:3 Daystar Daystar
53.1 1080i 16:9 My53 MyNetworkTV

Rebroadcasters[]

Current[]

Station City of license Channels
(Analog/
Digital)
First air date Call letters’
meaning
Former callsigns Former affiliations (Analog/
Digital)
(Analog/
Digital)
Facility ID
KFAZ-CA Visalia 8 (virtual)
18 (UHF)
December 7, 1992 K Fresno AZteca America K08LV (1992–2002) unknown 15 kW 644 m 68406
KMCF-LD
Visalia 35 (UHF)
6 (VHF)
June 12, 1997 unknown K35GB (2000)
K35FU (2000)
K10OC (1994–2000)
Analog/LD1:
Tele Vida Abundante (until 2008)
KNXT Catholic Television (2015-2018)
For Lease (2018-2020
LD2:
For Lease (2008-2015, 2016-2021, 2021-present)
Universal Church (2020-2021)
LD3:
For Lease (1997-2021)
LD4:
For Lease (1997-2021)
150 kW 791 m 20560

Former[]

Station City of license Channels
(Analog/
Digital)
First air date Call letters’
meaning
Former callsigns Former affiliations ERP
(Analog/
Digital)
HAAT
(Analog/
Digital)
Facility ID
KBID-LP Fresno 31 (UHF)
24 (UHF)
October 6, 1997 unknown KGMC-LP (2003–2006)
KJKZ-LP (1998–2003)
K28EZ (1996–1998)
America One (via KJEO-LP, until late 2007) 150 kW 562 m 23276

External links[]

https://www.mytv53.com

Gallery[]

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TV stations in California
KCOP, Los Angeles

KEYT-DT2, Santa Barbara/Santa Maria/San Luis Obispo
KECA-LD2, Eureka
KQCA, Sacramento
KRVU-LD/KZVU-LD, Redding/Chico
KPSE-LD, Coachella Valley/Palm Springs
KRON, San Francisco
KOTR-LD, Monterey
KECY, El Centro/Yuma
KMSG-LD, Fresno
KNXT-LD, Bakersfield
KFMB-DT2, San Diego

TV stations in California
Azteca América UniMás Telemundo Univision Other stations
KMSG-LD2, Fresno KBTF-CD/KTFB-CA, Bakersfield KKEY-LP, Bakersfield KVER-CD, Indio KVMM-CD, Santa Barbara KVMD, Twentynine Palms KCBT-LD, Bakersfield KZMM-CD, Fresno
KVYE-DT2, El Centro KEVC-CD, Indio KUNA-LD, Indio KVYE, El Centro KSDX-LD, San Diego KWHY, Los Angeles
XHAS-TDT, Tijuana/San Diego KKTF-LD, Chico KMUV-LD, Monterey KDTV-DT/KDTV-CD, San Francisco/Santa Rosa KGMC, Merced
KRHT-LD, Redding KDJT-CD, Monterey KNVN-DT2, Chico KBNT-CD, San Diego KQCA-DT3, Stockton
KSBO-CD, San Luis Obispo KTSB-CD, Santa Maria KCSO-LD/KMUM-CD/KMMW-LD, Sacramento/Stockton KUVS-DT/KEZT-CD, Modesto/Sacramento KRCA, Riverside
KBBV-CD, Bakersfield KFTR-DT, Ontario KTAS, San Luis Obispo KFTV-DT, Hanford
KMCE-LD, Monterey KDTF-LD, San Diego KSTS, San Jose KUCO-LD, Chico
KSAO-LD, Sacramento KAJB, Calipatria KUAN-LD, Poway KEUV-LD, Eureka
KEMO, San Francisco KTFF-DT/KTFF-LD, Porterville/Fresno KNSO, Clovis KMEX-DT, Los Angeles
KWHY-DT2, Los Angeles KTFK-DT, Stockton KVEA, Corona KPMR, Santa Barbara
KFSF-DT, Vallejo KABE-CD, Bakersfield
KSMS, Monterey
TV stations in California
Daystar Trinity Broadcasting Network 3ABN Tele Vida Abundante Almavision Other stations
KRJR-LP, Sacramento KTBN, Santa Ana K08MM-D, Bakersfield K10OI, Marina KTAV-LD, Altadena KEBK-LD, Bakersfield
KFVD-LD, Porterville
KMSG-LD3, Fresno
KVHF-LD8, Fresno
KACA-LD, Modesto K17JI-D, Fresno K36JH-D, Barstow KJEO-LD, Fresno
KOCE-DT3, Huntington Beach K20JX-D, Sacramento KMSG-LD4, Fresno
K21DO-D, Palm Springs
KLFB-LD, Salinas
TV stations in Central California, including Fresno and Visalia
KVHF-LD 4 (VBC GUIDE) | KAIL 7 (TCT) | KFAZ-CA 8 (Decades) | K17JI-D 12 (3ABN) | KVBC-LP 13 (CourtTV) | KFVD-LD 15 (Daystar) | KHSC-LD 16 (KJOI-LP) | KVPT 18 (PBS) | KFTV 21 (UNI) | KZMM-CD 22 (Ind) | KSEE 24 (NBC) | KMPH-TV 26 (Fox) | KJKZ-LP 27 (KKDJ) | KFSN 30 (ABC) | KBID-LP 31 (Euronews) | KJEO-LD 32 (NUESTRA) | KGOF-LD 32 (HMONG) | KSDI-LD 33 (Telemax) | KMCF-LD 35 (LATV) | KGMC 43 (ESTRELLA) | KGPE 47 (CBS) | KIFR 49 (Art) | KNSO 51 (TLM) | KMSG-LD 53 (MNTV) | KFRE-TV 59 (CW) | KTFF-DT/KTFF-LD 61/41 (UMas)

Defunct Stations:
K11FU (NBC) | KHMM-CD 23 (Tr3́s) | KICU-TV 43


Adjacent locals
Sacramento-Merced:
KVIE 6 (PBS) | KXTV 10 (ABC) | KOVR 13 (CBS) | KUVS-DT 19 (UNI) | KBSV 23 (Ind) | KCSO-LD 33 (TMD) | KTXL 40 (Fox)
Bakersfield:
KKEY-LP 13 (TMD) | KGET 17 (NBC) | KBBV-CD 19 (AZA) | KERO 23 (ABC) | KBAK 29 (CBS) | KBTF-CD 31 (UMas) | KABE-CD 39 (UNI) | KUVI-DT 45 (Twist) | KBFX-CD 58 (Fox)
Monterey-Los Banos:
KSBW 8 (NBC) | KMUV-LD 23 (TMD) | KQET 25 (PBS) | KDJT-CD 33 (UMas) | KCBA 35 (CW+) | KION 46 (CBS) | KSMS 67 (UNI)
San Francisco:
KTVU 2 (Fox) | KQED 9 (PBS) | KQEH 54 (PBS)
San Luis Obispo:
KSBY 6 (NBC) | KCOY 12 (Dabl) | KLDF-CD 17 (AZA)

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