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KDOC-TV
KDOC logo.PNG
Orange County/Greater Los Angeles
City of license Anaheim, California
Branding KDOC
Channels Digital: 32 (UHF)
(virtual channel 56 via PSIP)
Subchannels 56.1 KDOC-TV
56.2 El Sembrador Nueva Evangelizacion (Spanish)
Affiliations independent
Owner Ellis Communications, Inc.
(Ellis Communications KDOC Licensee, LLC)
First air date October 1, 1982
Call letters’ meaning Dynamic
Orange
County
Former channel number(s) Analog:
56 (UHF, 1982-2009)
Transmitter Power 1000 kW
Height 949 m
Facility ID 24518
Transmitter Coordinates 34°13′35″N 118°3′58″W / 34.22639°N 118.06611°W / 34.22639; -118.06611
Website www.kdoctv.net

KDOC-TV (digital channel 32) is an independent television station based in Orange County, California (licensed to Anaheim, with studios and offices in Santa Ana). The station's transmitter is located on Mount Wilson, California. It broadcasts on digital channel 32, but uses PSIP technology to display its virtual channel as 56, its former analog number.

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History

KDOC-TV was initially owned by locally-based Golden Orange Broadcasting, whose investors included entertainer Pat Boone. KDOC has been on the air since 1982, and was the 5th independent television station in Los Angeles. It was the home of conservative commentator Wally George and televangelist Dr. Gene Scott until their deaths. During this period, the station was also popular for weekend broadcasts of Asian programming, which gained a significant non-Asian audience with the broadcast of the 1984–1985 (subtitled) Japanese Miyamoto Musashi television series.

In the fall of 1988 KDOC embarked on the station's first brief foray in television news. KDOC began producing NewsWatch 56. The newscast aired at 8PM anchored by Michelle Merker (also the station's public affairs director) and Pat Matthews (then a radio newscaster from New Orleans). The program was moved frequently to 7PM, then 9 PM, finally 11PM. During that time the station re-branded the program as Orange County NewsWatch, and then KDOC NewsWatch. In 1992 KDOC stopped producing full newscasts; the station produced news cut-ins instead.

On April 4, 2006, Bert Ellis along with Anaheim Ducks owners Henry Samueli and his wife Susan bought KDOC-TV for $149.5 million from Golden Orange Broadcasting. The sale closed in July 2006.

In September 2006, KDOC-TV made changes in its line-up and debuted a new slogan and logo Endless Classics (a reference to the Beach Boys album and the 1966 film The Endless Summer). The The lineup included more current syndicated repeats, Anaheim Ducks hockey, some movies, as well as hours of paid programming. In 2008, the station's programming began moving away from the "Endless Classics" format adding more recent comedies and talk & judicial shows that have ended production.[1]

In September 2008, KDOC-TV launched a new website. The new website brought a new look, promoting their new programming format, and removing the forum section for viewers to post questions and comments on KDOC-TV programming that many stations provide.[2] The Endless Classics logo was replaced in late 2009.[3]

Digital Television

At 12:00 noon on June 12, 2009, KDOC-TV ceased analog programming on channel 56 as part of the U.S. digital TV transition. It then aired a "nightlight" message of the change before permanently shutting down the analog signal later in the afternoon.

The station continues to broadcast on digital channel 32, using PSIP technology to display its virtual channel as 56.

Currently, KDOC offers Spanish-language religious programming (ENSA-TV) on its channel 56.2. Channel 56.2 was originally a standard-definition simulcast of 56.1, which was a high definition feed.

Daybreak OC

On September 10th, 2007, KDOC-TV in partnership with the Orange County Register, launched a morning newscast named Daybreak OC. The show initially covered Orange County specific weather, traffic, news in high-definition when the station's studios moved to the Orange County Register headquarters in Santa Ana, California.[4] The program was one of three specifically covering Orange County, the others being KOCE's Real Orange and KOCE's fulltime news/information digital subchannel, the OC Channel.[5] On September 8th, 2008, the show was cut to one hour, moved to late morning and focused less on news.[6] On October 14, 2008, the program was cancelled by KDOC following that day's show.[7]

Current Programming

Some of KDOC's programming include:

References

  1. ^ Multiple television listings sources
  2. ^ Kdoc website Retrieved Sept 4, 2008
  3. ^ Kdoc website Retrieved Dec 8, 2009
  4. ^ Orange County Register: "Daybreak OC debuts" Retrieved Sept 9, 2007
  5. ^ KOCE's OC Channel
  6. ^ Show will move to 10 a.m. Retrieved Aug 22, 2008
  7. ^ KDOC pulls plug on ‘Daybreak OC’ newscast Retrieved Oct 14, 2008

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