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New Orleans, Louisiana
City of license Hammond, Louisiana
Channel Digital: 42 (UHF)
Virtual: 42 (PSIP)
Subchannels 42.1 Telemundo
Affiliations Telemundo
Owner Mayavision, Inc.
First air date June 5, 2007
Former callsigns WHMM-DT (August-December 2007)
KGLA-TV (June-August 2007)
Effective power 1000 kW
Height 294 m
Facility ID 83945
Antenna coordinates 29°58′41.7″N 89°56′26.6″W / 29.97825°N 89.940722°W / 29.97825; -89.940722

KGLA-DT is a digital-only television station that began broadcasting on June 5, 2007 under the callsign WHMM-DT. Locally owned by Mayavision, Inc., it is the Telemundo affiliate for the New Orleans DMA.[1] It is licensed to Hammond, Louisiana, and broadcasts SD 480i on UHF channel 42. As it is digital only, KGLA-DT's over-the-air signal is only receivable on sets equipped with HDTV tuners or Digital-to-SDTV tuner/conversion boxes. The station is also carried on selected cable systems in the New Orleans area.

KGLA's city of license, Hammond, and its transmitter in New Orleans, are both east of the Mississippi River, making it one of the few stations in the country with a "K" callsign that is east of the Mississippi River. This is possible because Mayavision owns a 50 percent share of KGLA (AM), licensed to Gretna. The "KGLA" callsign was then grandfathered to the television station.

With an ERP of 1 megawatt, the maximum currently allowed by the FCC for DTV, KGLA-DT is the only full-power Spanish-language television station in the New Orleans market. The only other over-the-air Spanish-language station in the market is Azteca America affiliate WTNO-LP, a low-power station with limited coverage.

On August 27, 2007, WHMM-DT changed its call letters to KGLA-TV (after its radio half-sister). On December 21 of that year, the -TV suffix was replaced with the -DT suffix in the station's callsign.

The station launched its own website in late 2007.

The station can now been seen on DirecTV and Dish Network on channel 42 as part of the New Orleans local channels package..

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