call_letters = KKHJ-LP
station_branding = NBC 30 / KHJ-TV 30
analog = 30 (
affiliations = NBC
founded = 2002
former_callsigns = WVUV-LP (2005-2008)
Pago Pago, American Samoa
owner = South Seas Broadcasting, Inc.
former_affiliations = TBN (2002-2005)
effective_radiated_power = 6 kW / 522 m (analog)
homepage = http://www.nbc30.tv/
:"This page is about KKHJ-LP in American Samoa, which brands itself as "KHJ-TV". For the former KHJ-TV in Los Angeles, see
KKHJ-LP is the name of a low-power
television stationin Pago Pago, American Samoa. The station broadcasts over the air on UHFchannel 30, and is an NBC affiliate.
The station was founded on
November 4, 2003as TBN repeater K30HO. It changed its call sign to WVUV-LP on March 21, 2005after its acquisition by South Seas Broadcasting; however, it branded itself as "KHJ-TV". On March 11, 2008, the station changed its call sign to KKHJ-LP, reflecting its branding.
It was the first privately owned television station and, later, network affiliate, in American Samoa -- government-owned
KVZK-4and KVZK-5carry programming from ABC and CBS, and had carried NBC before WVUV's acquisition by South Seas.
Even though the station is located on a Pacific island, it had originally taken a call sign beginning with "W". Co-owned WVUV had been established during WWII and was "grandfathered" with a W-call, and the FCC allowed channel 30 to use a "conforming" call (WVUV-LP). WVUV and WVUV-LP had the distinction of being the furthest west "W" call signs in the United States and the only "W" call signs in the Pacific.
KKHJ-LP is co-owned with WVUV,
WVUV-FM, KKHJ, and KKHJ-FM. The latter is also known as "93KHJ", a tribute to the legendary Southern California Top 40 station.
Communications in American Samoa
* [http://www.fybush.com/sites/2005/site-050408.html Fybush.com: Article on American Samoa broadcasting towers]
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