KFOL-CD

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KFOL-CD
HTV10.png
Houma/Morgan City, Louisiana
United States
CityHouma, Louisiana
BrandingHTV 10
SloganStay with the Ones You Know, the Ones Who Know You
Your Local News Leader Since 1985
ChannelsDigital: 30 (UHF)
Virtual: 30 (PSIP)
AffiliationsIndependent
OwnerFolse Communications, LLC
FoundedBoth stations:
August 28, 1989; 29 years ago (1989-08-28)
Call letters' meaningKFOL-CD:
FOLse Communications (owner)
KJUN-CD: K-JUN (Cajun)
Former callsignsKFOL-CD: K30EM, K60GH (CP-never used), K11SY
KJUN-CD: K07UT
Transmitter powerKFOL-CD: 15 kW
KJUN-CD: 0.3 kW
HeightKFOL-CD: 113 m
KJUN-CD: 100 m
ClassCD
Facility IDKFOL-CD: 24978
KJUN-CD: 24979
Transmitter coordinatesKFOL-CD: 29°36′24.0″N 90°41′42.0″W / 29.606667°N 90.695000°W / 29.606667; -90.695000
KJUN-CD: 29°45′15.0″N 91°10′26.0″W / 29.754167°N 91.173889°W / 29.754167; -91.173889
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
Websitewww.bayoutimelive.com

KFOL-CD, virtual and UHF digital channel 30, is an independent television station licensed to Houma, Louisiana, United States. The station is locally owned by Folse Communications, LLC (owned by station manager and news anchor Martin Folse). KFOL-CD's studios are located on Main Street/Highway 24 in downtown Houma; the station's transmitter is located on Hunley Court (southwest of the Saint Louis Bayou) in the city's northeast side. On cable, KFOL-CD is available on channel 10 on Comcast Xfinity in Houma, Charter Communications in Thibodaux and Bourg, Vision Communications in Larose and AT&T U-verse in New Orleans, and on Allen TV Cable Service channel 71 in Morgan City.

KFOL's programming is simulcast on translator station KJUN-CD (VHF digital channel 7, also mapped to virtual channel 30 via PSIP), in Morgan City, whose transmitter is located on Highway 70 in rural southern St. Martin Parish (northeast of Morgan City). Together, the two stations utilize the unified brand "HTV 10" ("HTV" meaning "Houma TeleVision").

History[edit]

KFOL and KJUN both first signed on the air on August 28, 1989.

On September 1, 2008, during the height of Hurricane Gustav, KFOL's transmitter tower, located behind its studio facility, collapsed. Interrupting a live news broadcast on the station, anchor Martin Folse thought that the loud crash came from the station's tape library (located behind the studio), until an operator in KFOL/KJUN's control room informed him that the tower had fallen to the ground; until new transmitter facilities were set up, the station temporarily streamed local news updates focused on Terrebonne Parish via its website. KFOL provided a direct feed to area cable providers, restoring service until a temporary tower was erected.

On January 20, 2014, KFOL began broadcasting from a new studio facility located on Main Street in downtown Houma, within a building that formerly housed a Dupont's Department Store location.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

KFOL and KJUN's digital channels are multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1][2]
30.1 1080i 16:9 HTV-10 Main KFOL-CD/KJUN-CD programming
(digital channel 30.3 simulcasts the main feed in standard definition)
30.2 480i 4:3 (silent).
30.3 HTV-10 in standard definition

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

In 2010, KFOL flash-cut its digital signal into operation through the activation of a new transmitter tower located on the east side of Houma, operating at 15 kW. KJUN also activated its new transmitter facility, operating at 300 watts, near its existing site off of Highway 70. On January 20, 2014, KFOL began broadcasting all in-studio and field segments within its programming in 1080i high definition.

Programming[edit]

The two stations generally carry locally produced programming including news and public affairs programs. Programs broadcast by KFOL/KJUN include the weeknight news, interview and call-in program Bayou Time; the interview program One on One; the New Orleans Saints-focused sports magazine series Saints on the Bayou; the college football analysis program The Charlie Stubbs Show; the sports wrap-up program Friday Night Sports, and The Beat (a series similar in format to the long-running reality series Cops that follows local police officers).

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