KSTV-LD is a low-power LATV-affiliated television station in Sacramento, California, United States. It operates on virtual and UHF digital channel 32.

Sacramento, California
United States
ChannelsDigital: 32 (UHF)
Virtual: 32 (PSIP)
OwnerLazer Broadcasting
Former call signsK53DO (1989–2000)
KSTV-LP (2000–2019)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
53 (UHF, 1999–2003)
60 (UHF, 2003–2007)
32 (UHF, 2007–2019)
Former affiliationsAnalog/LD1:
mun2 (2001–2003)
Jewelry Television (2003–2007, 2017–2019)
Azteca América (2007–2016)
Dark (2016–2017)
LATV (2019)


On July 1, 2007, KSTV dropped its simulcast of KSAO-LP (affiliated with Jewelry Television at the time) and became an affiliate of the Spanish-language network Azteca América.[1] KSTV replaces former Azteca América affiliate KTNC-TV, which switched to the TuVision network on that date. In addition, a sale of KSTV to Bustos Media by its original owner, Cocola Broadcasting, was completed on September 13, 2007.[2] In September 2010, Bustos transferred most of its licenses to Adelante Media Group as part of a settlement with its lenders.[3]

On October 21, 2014, Adelante announced that it would be selling KSTV and its sister radio stations in Sacramento and Modesto to Lazer Broadcasting.[4] The sale was completed on December 31, 2014.

On November 30, 2016, former MundoMax affiliate KSAO-LD (channel 49) became the primary affiliate of Azteca América for the Sacramento area after MundoMax ceased operations. KSTV then broadcast a frozen image of a TV program that aired on Azteca for a few months before finally signing off the air in early 2017.

In December 2017, KSTV signed on the air again as a Jewelry Television affiliate for the second time. In 2019, KSTV shut down its analog signal and converted to a digital signal, remaining on its analog-era channel number 32. At the same time, KSTV affiliated with the bilingual Spanish/English-language network LATV on a new subchannel 32.2. In July of that year, Jewelry Television and LATV swapped channel positions, making LATV the primary affiliate on KSTV's main channel.

An unrelated full-power station downstate in Ventura, California, on channel 57 signed on the air on October 1, 1990, with the KSTV call letters, as an affiliate of Galavisión. That station is now known as KJLA and is the Azteca América affiliate for the Los Angeles television market.

Digital televisionEdit

Digital channelsEdit

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[5]
32.1 480i 16:9 LATV Main KSTV-LD programming / LATV
32.2 4:3 JTV Jewelry Television
49.4 16:9 ThisTV Blues Television Network


  1. ^ "Azteca Branches Out". Broadcasting & Cable. 29 June 2007. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  2. ^ Bustos Media buys Sacramento station
  3. ^ "NAP CLOSES ON BUSTOS, LAUNCHES ADELANTE". Radio Ink. 27 September 2010. Archived from the original on 13 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Lazer Expands Into Sacramento and Modesto" from Radio Insight (October 21, 2014)
  5. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KSTV

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