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KOTR-LD, branded as My TV 11, is a low-power television station licensed to Monterey, California, United States, serving as the MyNetworkTV affiliate for the Monterey Bay area. The station broadcasts on VHF digital channel 7 (or virtual channel 2 via PSIP) but brands using their channel 11 cable slot, which preceded the launch of the broadcast signal. Owned by Mirage Media 2, LLC, KOTR-LD has studios on Garden Road in Monterey, with its transmitter located on Mount Toro, 10 miles (16 km) south of Salinas.

KOTR-LD
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Monterey, California
United States
BrandingMy 11 KOTR: The Otter
ChannelsDigital: 7 (VHF)
Virtual: 2 (PSIP)
TranslatorsKAAP-LP 11 (VHF) Santa Cruz
AffiliationsMyNetworkTV
OwnerMirage Media 2, LLC
(sale of license pending to Diya TV[1])
Former callsignsK02DC (until 2005)
KOTR-LP (2005–2018)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
2 (VHF, until 2018)
Former affiliationsIndependent?
NBC (as a translator of KSBW)
Transmitter power0.1 kW
Height−25.9 m (−85 ft)
Transmitter coordinates36°35′10.8″N 121°51′9.8″W / 36.586333°N 121.852722°W / 36.586333; -121.852722
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
Websitewww.mytvmonterey.com

HistoryEdit

Mirage Media acquired the broadcast license of K02DC, a translator of Monterey's NBC affiliate KSBW (channel 8) licensed to serve the Sycamore Flat area near Greenfield, California, from the Arroyo Seco Citizens Association. Shortly after the sale, the company applied to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to move the transmitter site to serve Gonzales and increase the effective radiated power from 44 watts to 3000 watts. On May 23, 2006, the station went silent pending construction of the new broadcast facilities.

On June 15, 2006, it was announced that KOTR-LP would become the MyNetworkTV affiliate for the Monterey–Salinas–Santa Cruz market.

On December 6, 2006, KOTR-LP began operation as cable channel 11 on Monterey County's Comcast system. The over-the-air station (channel 2) launched on April 9, 2007.

On March 6, 2018, it was reported that KOTR-LP's license was being sold to South Asian broadcaster Diya TV for $50,000. The station's programming and intellectual property would move to another station owned by Mirage Media.[1]

News operation and syndicated programmingEdit

Until 2012, the station simulcast newscasts from fellow MyNetworkTV affiliate KRON-TV in San Francisco. Newscasts aired weekdays from 6–9 a.m., and at 5, 6 and 11 p.m., and weekends at 8 p.m. Paid programming has since replaced the newscasts.

Current syndicated programming includes Maury, The Jerry Springer Show, American Ninja Warrior, Judge Faith, and Judge Mathis, among others.[2]

Broadcast of San Francisco Giants gamesEdit

KOTR-LD serves as the San Francisco Giants broadcast affiliate for mostly Friday night games carried on KNTV in the Bay Area rather than NBC Sports Bay Area.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Miller, Mark K. (March 6, 2018). "KOTR-LP Monterey, CA, Sold To DiyaTV". TVNewsCheck. NewsCheckMedia LLC. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  2. ^ http://mytvmonterey.com/kotr-tv-program-schedule/ Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  3. ^ "San Francisco Giants Home Game Schedule". mytvmonterey.com. Retrieved June 9, 2017.

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