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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.
|Branding||My 11 KOTR: The Otter|
|Channels||Digital: 7 (VHF)|
Virtual: 2 (PSIP)
|Translators||KAAP-LP 11 (VHF) Santa Cruz|
|Owner||Mirage Media 2, LLC|
(sale of license pending to Diya TV)
|Former callsigns||K02DC (until 2005)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:|
2 (VHF, until 2018)
NBC (as a translator of KSBW)
|Transmitter power||0.1 kW|
|Height||−25.9 m (−85 ft)|
|Public license information||Profile|
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.
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.