|Channels||Analog: 35 (UHF)
Digital: 16 (UHF) (proposed)
KECY-DT 48.4 (UHF) (current)
|Owner||News-Press & Gazette Company
(Gulf-California Broadcast Company)
|Founded||October 24, 1997|
|Former callsigns||K35EX (CP only)|
|Transmitter power||8 kW|
KESE-LP is the Telemundo affiliate serving the Yuma-El Centro (Imperial Valley) TV market, located in Yuma, Arizona. It is owned and operated by Gulf-California Broadcast Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of the News-Press & Gazette Company of St. Joseph, Missouri, and shares studios with KECY-TV in Yuma.
The station began with an original construction permit granted on October 24, 1997. The station was assigned the callsign K35EX and was owned by Estrella License Corporation. Gulf-California Broadcast Company acquired the station in October 2000, applied for a station license in November, and changed the station's callsign to KESE-LP in December. The FCC granted the station a license on February 2, 2001.
|This section is outdated. (October 2012)|
In September 2006, KESE-LP was identified as a singleton applicant for a companion digital LPTV signal on UHF channel 40 . A singleton applicant is one whose application for a construction permit has no competition from nearby applications on the same or adjacent channels. As a singleton applicant, the station is likely to be granted a construction permit. Currently, KESE-LP can be seen on KECY-TV digital subchannel 9.4, a full power station.