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El Paso, Texas
Channels Digital: 51 (UHF)
Subchannels 65.1 TeleFutura
Affiliations TeleFutura
Owner Entravision Communications Corporation
(Entravision Holdings, LLC)
First air date June 22, 1991
Call letters’ meaning TeleFutura Network
Sister station(s) KINT-TV
Former callsigns KJLF-TV (1991-1998)
KKWB (1998-2002)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
65 (UHF, 1991-2009)
Former affiliations independent (1991-1995)
The WB (1995-1999)
The WB/UPN (1999-2001)
Transmitter Power 70 kW
Height 525.3 m
Facility ID 68753
Transmitter Coordinates 31°48′18.9″N 106°29′0.8″W / 31.80525°N 106.483556°W / 31.80525; -106.483556

KTFN is a Spanish-language television station in El Paso, Texas, broadcasting locally on digital channel 51 (virtual channel 65) as a TeleFutura affiliate. KTFN is owned by Entravision, and is a sister-station to KINT-TV.

KTFN signed on in 1991 as KJLF-TV, an English-language independent station. KJLF was started by the late Pete E. Meryl Warren III, also the founder of KCIK channel 14 (which is now KFOX-TV, and was El Paso's first UHF TV station) and was run by the Warren family, with John Warren serving as the station manager, until the station's first sale to Telemundo in 1999. KJLF-TV became an affiliate of The WB when the WB network came on the air in 1995, and changed its call letters to KKWB (to reflect the station's nework affiliation) in 1998.

When the local UPN affiliate KTYO (now KTDO) was sold to Telemundo in 1999, KTFN picked up UPN as a secondary affiliation. Entravision bought the station in 2001, and converted it info a TeleFutura affiliate. On January 29, 2002, the station adopted the KTFN callsign to reflect the new affiliation.

After the affiliation change, the WB had been available in El Paso by way of the cable company's transmission of KTLA in Los Angeles, but was never seen on a local station in the market again. The WB merged with UPN in September 2006 to form the CW.

Digital television

On June 12, 2009 at 12:00 P.M. MDT, KTFN ceased analog programming, due to the mandated analog television shutdown and digital conversion. After that, the station, along with its sister station KINT-TV, broadcasted a repeated crawl in Spanish informing viewers about the analog shut-down and advising viewers of their options. This graphic repeated constantly until 11:59 P.M., when KTFN ceased analog operations while remaining on-air on its current digital channel, UHF 51.

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