KZKC-LP, UHF analog channel 42, is a low-power Court TV owned-and-operated television station licensed to Bakersfield, California, United States. Owned by the E. W. Scripps Company, it is a sister station to ABC affiliate KERO-TV (channel 23). The two stations share studios on 21st Street in downtown Bakersfield; KZKC's transmitter is located atop Mount Adelaide.
|Channels||Analog: 42 (UHF)|
Digital: 28 (UHF) (CP)
(to share with KDBK-LP)
|Translators||KERO-DT 23.2 (10.2 VHF) Bakersfield|
|Affiliations||Court TV (O&O, 2019–present)|
|Owner||E. W. Scripps Company|
(Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC)
|Founded||November 23, 1999|
|Call letters' meaning||K AZteca América|
(refers to former affiliation)
|Former callsigns||KPMC-LP (2002–2006)|
|Former affiliations||Azteca América (until 2019)|
|Transmitter power||150.0 kW|
15 kW (CP)
|Height||324 m (1,063 ft)|
1,055.3 m (3,462 ft) (CP)
|Public license information||Profile|
Since KZKC does not broadcast a digital signal of its own, it is simulcast in high definition on KERO's second digital subchannel (VHF channel 10.2 or virtual channel 23.2 via PSIP) from a transmitter atop Breckenridge Mountain.
The station was originally owned by Cocola Broadcasting, where it served as a repeater for Fresno's KMSG-LP, an Azteca América affiliate; McGraw-Hill bought it in 2006 and made it a stand-alone station. McGraw-Hill announced on October 3, 2011 that it would sell KZKC, along with its other television stations, to the E. W. Scripps Company as part of its exit from broadcasting. The deal was completed on December 30, 2011. KZKC-LP became an owned-and-operated station of the relaunched Court TV during 2019. Azteca América programming has moved to the fourth subchannel of KDBK-LD/KEBK-LD (channel 41), and is also available via its national feed on satellite and IPTV providers.
- "KDBK-LP Displacement Amendment (Settlement)". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission. January 9, 2019. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
- "McGraw-Hill Sells TV Group To Scripps". TVNewsCheck. October 3, 2011. Retrieved October 3, 2011.
- "Scripps completes McGraw-Hill Stations Buy". TVNewsCheck. December 30, 2011. Retrieved December 31, 2011.