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KTAS, virtual channel 33 (UHF digital channel 34), is a Telemundo-affiliated television station licensed to San Luis Obispo, California, United States and serving the Central Coast of California. The station is locally owned by Raul and Consuelo Palazuelos. KTAS' studios are located on Carmen Lane in Santa Maria, and its transmitter is located atop Cuesta Peak.

KTAS was previously seen on now-defunct repeater stations K07TA in Santa Maria and K09UF in Morro Bay.



Channel 33 first signed on in January 1990 as KADE, owned by the owners of KADY in Oxnard, California (now KBEH), rebroadcasting its sister station in Oxnard with the exception of nightly Fox network programming. KADE signed off in 1993.

Return air[]

Channel 33 returned to the air in 1997 as KTAS, a Univision affiliate. KTAS switched to Telemundo in 2001 when KPMR signed on the air.

K07TA began as a translator of then-independent station KCSO 19 (now KUVS-DT in the Sacramento, California area) based in Modesto in the 1970s and 1980s.

Technical information[]


The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Subchannels of KTAS
Virtual Channel Physical RF Channel Video Aspect Short Name Programming
33.1 34.3 1080i 16:9 KTAS-DT Main KTAS programming / Telemundo
33.2 34.4 480i QVC QVC

Former Subchannel[]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Former Subchannel of KTAS
Virtual Channel Physical RF Channel Video Aspect Short Name Programming
33.1 34.3 1080i 16:9 KTAS-DT Main KTAS programming / Telemundo

Analog-to-digital conversion[]

KTAS shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 33, on February 17, 2009, the original target date in which full-power television stations in the United States were to transition from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate (which was later pushed back to June 12, 2009). The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 34. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 33.

Former Translators[]

City of license Callsign Translating Channel ERP HAAT Facility ID Transmitter coordinates Owner
Santa Maria K07TA KTAS 7 58617   (K07TA) Raul & Consuelo Palazuelos
Morro Bay K09UF KTAS 9 58607 Raul & Consuelo Palazuelos
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
Broadcast television on California's Central Coast, including Santa Barbara and Santa Maria
Santa Barbara:

KEYT 3 (ABC) |KZDF-LD 8 (SBN) |K10PV-D 10 (NBC)|KSBB 17 (Dabl)|K26FT-D/K28GY-D 26/28 (PBS)|K26FT-D/K28GY-D 26/28 (PBS)|KSBT-LD 32 (Ind)|KPMR 38 (Uni)|KVMM-CD 41 (AZA)|KBAB-LD 50 (PBS)
Santa Maria:
K07TA 7 (TMD) |KKDJ-LD 8 (SBN)|KCOY 12 (Dabl)|K22LM-D 22 (Ind)|KLFA-LD 25 (AZA)|KQMM-CD 29 (SBN)|KDFS-CD 30 (AZA) |KWSM-LD 32 (ESTRELLA)|KTSB-CD 35 (UniMas)
San Luis Obispo:
K31KE-D 3 (ABC) |KSBY 6 (NBC)|K16FC-D 16 (PBS)|K12QP-D 17 (Silent)|K47DG 22 (Ind)|KKFX-CD 24 (Fox)|K50LP-D 28 (Uni)|K17GD/K28FK 28 (UniMas)|KTAS 33 (TMD)|KSBO-CD 42 (AZA)|KFUL-LD 57 (AZA)
Defunct Stations:
K15DB 15 (TBN)|KSSY-LP 20 (Religious)|KWHY-LP 20 (Ind)|K23CL 23 (TBN)|KJCN-LP/K22EE 36 (TBN)|KMMA-CD 41 (3ABN)|KPXA-LD 48 (AZA)|K49EK 49 (Ind)|KPXA-LP 49 (Ind)|KCCE-LP 50 (A1)|KCCE-LP 50 (A1)|K51GB 51 (TBN)|KCPB 54 (Ind)

Adjacent locals
KGET-TV 17 (NBC) |KBAK-TV 29 (CBS) |KBFX-CD 58 (Fox)
Los Angeles:
KCAL-TV 9 (Ind) |KOCE-TV 50 (PBS)
San Francisco:
KQED 9 (PBS) |KNTV 11 (NBC) |KSTS 48 (TMD)
KAIL 7 (TCT) |KFTV-DT 21 (Uni) |KSEE 24 (NBC)|KMPH 26 (Fox)|KGMC 43 (Estrela)|KGPE 47 (CBS)|KNSO 51 (TMD)|KFRE 59 (CW)|KTFF-DT 61 (UniMas)