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KUKC-LP
KUKC.png
Kansas City, Missouri
Branding Univision Kansas City
Univision 48
Channels Analog: 48 (UHF)
Digital: 39 (construction permit)
Affiliations Univision
Owner Silver Point Finance
(SP Kansas City LLC)
Founded early-1990s (at latest)
on channel 29
Call letters’ meaning K
Univision
Kansas
City
Former callsigns K29CF (early-1990s)
K48FS (1997-2005)
Former affiliations Value Vision,etc.
Transmitter Power 12.7 kW Analog
15 kW Digital CP

KUKC-LP is a low-powered broadcast television station in Kansas City, Missouri and is licensed to the city with offices in Overland Park, Kansas. KUKC is a licensed Univision network affiliate and the only Spanish-language television station in the area. It is owned and operated by Silver Point Finance.

KUKC has a construction permit for a low-power digital transmitter on channel 39.

On April 15, 2009 Surewest Cable, formerly Everest, serving some areas of Kansas City, dropped KUKC; it is unknown whether the Equity bankruptcy or other factors such as unreliable signal reception played a factor in the channel being dropped.

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KUKC began its broadcasting operation as late as the early-1990s as a low-powered Value Vision affiliate, K29CF. To make way for the new, full-powered KCWB, the station moved in the mid-1990s to channel 48, as K48FS. In January 2005, after Equity Media Holdings's purchase of channel 48, the station was re-called KUKC-LP, to reflect its new Univision affiliation. [1]

Univision can be found on most cable systems in Kansas City; however, the national feed is carried on some, not KUKC. In mid-2006 Everest cable had began carrying the KUKC feed on the feed that had been the national Univision, but as mentioned above was dropped in 2009. KUKC-LP was founded on channel 19 on Sunflower Broadband in Lawrence, Kansas and western Kansas City, Kansas until July,2009. Time Warner carried KUKC for a while but in August 2009 went back to the national feed, likely for the reliability of the satellite signal and customer demand to carry the entire national schedule.

In 2006, it introduced its own website, designed by Broadcast Interactive Media. With Equity's bankruptcy the former address now leads to a 404 error page.

After failing to find a buyer at the Equity bankruptcy auction[1], KUKC was sold to Silver Point Finance on June 2, 2009.[2] The sale closed on August 17, 2009.[3]


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