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KTSB-CD, virtual and UHF digital channel 35, is a low-powered, Class A UniMás-affiliated television station licensed to Santa Maria, California, United States. Owned by Entravision Communications, it is a sister station to Santa Barbara-licensed Univision affiliate KPMR (channel 38). The two stations share studios on Fairway Drive in Santa Maria north of Santa Maria Public Airport; KTSB-CD's transmitter is located on Tepusquet Peak in Los Padres National Forest east of Santa Maria.

History[]

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted a construction permit on September 28, 1995 to build a low-power television station on UHF channel 43 to serve Santa Barbara. Melissa Harnett was the originally owner of the station, which was given the callsign K43FA. Harnett licensed the station on July 10, 1997. In June 1998, following the allotment of channel 43 to Los Angeles independent station KCAL-TV for their digital facilities, Harnett attempted to move the station to a location about 15 mi (25 km) away, change the channel assignment to UHF 29 and to increase the power to the maximum 150 kW. The application would eventually be dismissed by the FCC. In October 1998, Harnett agreed to sell the station to JB Broadcasting Inc. The sale was approved by the FCC in April 1999 and consummated the following July. JB Broadcasting applied to upgrade the station's license to Class A and shortly after, agreed to sell the station to Univision Communications. The sale was approved in October 2001 and finalized in December and the station was granted a Class A license on October 9, 2002. About the same time, Univision agreed to sell the station to Entravision Communications and the deal was finalized in November 2002.

Subchannel[]

Subchannels of KTSB-CD
Virtual Channel Physical RF Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
35.1 35.1 1080i 16:9 KTSB-CD Main KTSB-CD programming / UniMás

Former Subchannels[]

Former Subchannels of KTSB-CD
Virtual Channel Physical RF Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
35.1 35.1 1080i 16:9 KTSB-CA Main KTSB-CA programming / UniMás

Programming[]

KTSB-CD features programs from the UniMás network, plus local and children's programming to fulfill its Class A license. A half-hour of news followed by a half-hour of other local programming, both from KPMR and aired three days a week, gives the station its necessary three hours weekly of locally produced programming. The UniMás network schedule features long blocks of movies, some of which are dubbed from English into Spanish.

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-LP, Indio KVYE, El Centro KSDX-LD, San Diego KWHY, Los Angeles
XHAS-TDT, Tijuana/San Diego KKTF-LD, Chico KION, 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, Sacramento KRCA, Riverside
KBBV-CD, Bakersfield KFTR, Ontario KTAS, San Luis Obispo KFTV, Hanford
KMCE-LD, Monterey KDTF-LD, San Diego KSTS, San Jose KUCO-LD, Chico
KSAO-LD, Sacramento KAJB, Calipatria KUAN-LD, Poway KEUV-LP, Eureka
KEMO, San Francisco KTFF-DT/KTFF-LD, Porterville/Fresno KNSO, Clovis KMEX, Los Angeles
KJLA, Ventura KTFK, Stockton KVEA, Corona KPMR, Santa Barbara
KFSF, Vallejo KABE-CD, Bakersfield
KSMS, Monterey

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