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KXLA
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Greater Los Angeles
City of license Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Channels Digital: 51 (UHF)
Affiliations independent
KVMD-TV (DT2)
Owner Rancho Palos Verdes Broadcasters, Inc.
(Ronald Ulloa)
First air date December 2000
Call letters’ meaning KX Los Angeles
Former callsigns KRPA (2000-2001)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
44 (UHF, 2000-2009)
Transmitter Power 1000 kW
Height 937 m
Facility ID 55083
Transmitter Coordinates 34°13′35.3″N 118°3′57.7″W / 34.226472°N 118.066028°W / 34.226472; -118.066028
Website www.kxlatv.com

KXLA digital channel 51 is an independent television station licensed to Rancho Palos Verdes, California and serving the Los Angeles area. It telecasts Asian programming in Mandarin Chinese, Japanese (English subtitled), Korean and Vietnamese as well as infomercials. Channel 44 signed on the air in December 2000 as KRPA and broadcast programming from the America One network. The station changed calls to KXLA on August 8, 2001.

In addition to Asian language programming in the evenings and early mornings, KXLA also broadcasts public affairs and children's programs for one hour weekday afternoons and shopping programs weekend afternoons and overnight on the weekdays. Infomercials fill all of the remaining time on the station's current schedule.

KXLA is owned by Rancho Palos Verdes Broadcasters, Inc., whose president and majority owner is Ronald Ulloa, who also owns digital station KVMD channel 23. KVMD, licensed to Twentynine Palms, California, broadcasts KXLA's programming on its subchannel 23.2 to the Inland Empire. In turn, KXLA carries KVMD's programming on 44.2.

KXLA's transmitter was originally located on Catalina Island at 33°20′59.5″N 118°21′9.4″W / 33.349861°N 118.352611°W / 33.349861; -118.352611, but in 2004 was moved to Mount Wilson, from where most of the other stations in the Los Angeles market transmit.

KXLA was the call letters of the fictional TV station in The China Syndrome.

Digital subchannels

Ch Programming
44.1 Paid programming, Magicbell[1], FCI[2] (Japanese), KBS[3], YTN[4] (Korean), Saigon TV[5] (Vietnamese)
44.2 Victoria TV (Spanish religious)
44.3 SKDTV[6] (Korean)
44.4 Little Saigon TV[7] (Vietnamese)
44.5 Arirang TV[8] (English-language programming from South Korea)
44.6 IAVC[9] (Mandarin)
44.7 New Tang Dynasty TV[10] (Mandarin)
44.8 ICN[11] (Mandarin)
44.9 TeleImpacto[12] (Spanish religious)

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