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KINC
Las Vegas, Nevada
Branding Univision 15 Las Vegas
Slogan A Su Lado
(On Your Side)
Channels Digital: 16 (UHF)
Translators KTNL-LP 47 Laughlin
KWWB-LP 45 Mesquite
Affiliations Univision
TeleFutura (DT2)
Owner Entravision Communications Corporation
(Entravision Holdings, LLC)
First air date January 1996
Call letters’ meaning Quince (Fifteen in Spanish)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
15 (UHF, 1996-2009)
Transmitter Power 1000 kW
Height 570.5 m
Facility ID 67089
Transmitter Coordinates 35°56′45″N 115°2′37″W / 35.94583°N 115.04361°W / 35.94583; -115.04361
Website www.tvkinc.com

KINC is a full-service television station serving Las Vegas, Nevada as a Univision affiliate. It broadcasts locally in analog on UHF channel 15, in digital on UHF channel 16, and is rebroadcast in Laughlin, Nevada on KNTL-LP channel 47 and in Mesquite, Nevada on KWWB-LP channel 45. The station is owned by Entravision Communications and was the highest-rated Spanish language station in southern Nevada as of August 2006.[1]

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Programming

The majority of the programming aired on this station comes from the national Univision network. However, KINC does have a news department which produces the highest rated Spanish newscasts in the Las Vegas Valley. In 2006 KINC has aired both the Nevada Republican and Democratic Gubernatorial Primary debates translated into the Spanish Language.

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Newscasts

KINC currently produces two newscasts each weekday, and as of July 2007, KINC also produces two newscasts on Saturday & Sunday.

  • Adriana Arévalo is the News Director.
  • Regina Guillen & Luis Felipe Godinez anchor both newscasts.
  • Arlene Rivera is the weather anchor.

Additional news reporters are Carolina Sarassa, Alejandro Berron, Annette Raveneau and Anabel Márquez.

Weekdays

  • Noticias 15 a Las Seis - 6PM - 6:30PM
  • Noticias 15 a Las Once - 11PM - 11:30PM

Weekends

  • Panorama - (Saturday) 6PM - 6:30PM

KINC's news department also creates one thirty second Newsbrief which airs both on KINC and KELV-LP as well as news related Station IDs that air solely on KINC at the top of each hour 3pm-5pm and 8pm-10pm.

Digital television

When the FCC released its initial DTV allocations on April 21, 1997, it assigned UHF channel 16 to KINC-DT as its digital companion channel.[2] Although many allocations were adjusted when the FCC issued its revised final DTV allocations table on February 17, 1998, KINC's remained unchanged.[3] It was the only UHF station in Las Vegas to retain its original allocation. KINC was granted a permit to construct its digital facilities on November 24, 2000. Supplier difficulties delayed construction of the full-power facilities, requiring extensions of the construction permit,[4] and on February 24, 2003, KINC was granted Special Temporary Authority (STA) to construct a low-power facility in order to comply with the FCC deadline for commencing digital broadcasting while the full-power facilities were still being built. The station completed construction of its full-power digital facilities in June 2006, and was granted a license on March 8, 2007.

In 2006, the FCC required each station with a digital companion channel to select which station it would continue to use after the end of the transition period. KINC-DT has selected channel 16 as its final digital channel and will return the channel 15 license to the FCC. Televisions will still tune to KINC on channel 15 per the ATSC virtual channel standards.

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

KINC-DT

KINC-DT broadcasts on digital channel 16.

Digital channels

Channel Name Programming
15.1 KINC-DT Main KINC programming
15.2 KINC-DT2 KELV-LP (Telefutura)

Translators

KINC's signal is relayed on the following translator stations:

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See also

External links

References

  1. ^ Knightly, Arnold (2006-04-05). "Univision tops local newscasts". Las Vegas Business Press. http://www.lvbusinesspress.com/articles/2006/04/05/news/news02.txt. Retrieved 2006-08-12.  
  2. ^ "DTV Allocation Table, Sixth Report and Order" (PDF). Federal Communications Commission. 1997-04-21. p. 34. http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Orders/1997/fc97115a.pdf. Retrieved 2007-04-28.  
  3. ^ "Final DTV Allocation Table, MO&O for Recon. of Sixth R&O" (PDF). Federal Communications Commission. 1998-02-17. p. 27. http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/News_Releases/1998/et8002a.pdf. Retrieved 2007-04-28.  
  4. ^ "Construction permit extension request". Federal Communications Commission. 2007-08-29. http://svartifoss2.fcc.gov/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/getattachment_exh.cgi?exhibit_id=85916. Retrieved 2007-04-29.  

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