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BrandingTelemundo Utah
FoundedDecember 8, 1997
First air date
March 31, 2001 (23 years ago) (2001-03-31)
Former channel number(s)
Analog: 20 (UHF, 2001–2009)
Call sign meaning
"The Mountain West"
Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
Facility ID10177
ERP55.3 kW
HAAT1,171 m (3,842 ft)
Transmitter coordinates40°39′12″N 112°12′9″W / 40.65333°N 112.20250°W / 40.65333; -112.20250
Translator(s)see § Translators
Public license information

KTMW (channel 20) is a television station in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, broadcasting the Spanish-language Telemundo network to the state of Utah. Owned and operated by NBCUniversal's Telemundo Station Group, the station maintains studios are located on South Redwood Road in the northwestern section of Salt Lake City, and its transmitter is located on Farnsworth Peak in the Oquirrh Mountains, southwest of Salt Lake City.

KTMW's programming is relayed on three low-power digital translators: Class A stations KULX-CD (UHF channel 14) in Ogden and KEJT-CD (UHF channel 21) in Salt Lake City, and KULU-LD (UHF channel 16) in Park City.

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The channel 20 allocation in Salt Lake City was originally occupied by KSTU (an independent station at the time, now a Fox affiliate) from 1978 to 1987. As part of a deal that was approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the KSTU intellectual unit moved to channel 13 in 1987 and currently operates under a separate license. The old channel 20 license was deleted; KTMW's license dates back to its filing on December 8, 1997. Alpha & Omega Broadcasting, former owners of KOOG (channel 30), was granted the license in 1998. KTMW signed on March 31, 2001, with a religious format. The station would run shows like The 700 Club, Joyce Meyer, James Robison, and others; the original meaning of the calls stood for "The Master's Way". It eventually affiliated with FamilyNet and ran its classic TV shows for about a third of the day.

On April 1, 2015, Alpha & Omega Communications filed an application to sell KTMW to Serestar Communications.[2] It was approved by the FCC on August 13, 2015. The sale was completed on August 31, 2015.[3]

On July 30, 2015, Airwaves, Inc. filed an application to sell KULX-CD and KULU-CD to Serestar, who immediately took over the station's operations through a time brokerage agreement (TBA).[4] The sale was completed on October 7, 2015.[5] Later that month, KTMW switched to Telemundo, simulcasting low-power sister station KULX-CD.

Serestar agreed to sell KTMW, KULX-CD, and KULU-CD to NBCUniversal on November 28, 2018, as part of a $21 million deal;[6] that transaction closed on March 5, 2019.[7] NBCUniversal already owned the KEJT-CD license, with Serestar operating it under a TBA that was terminated concurrent with the sale.[8]

KEJT-CD was the second property in Utah to be owned by NBC as it previously owned KUTV (channel 2, now a CBS affiliate) until 1995 when it was sold to CBS alongside then-sister station KCNC-TV in Denver. KUTV is currently owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group as of 2021.

Older station logos.

Former original programming

Logo used until 2015.

When it was owned by Alpha & Omega Communications, KTMW's original programming had included:[9]

  • Heart for the Lost with Andy Bird – a program that discusses Evangelism, Apologetics and Christ.[10]
  • Heart of the Matter with Shawn McCraney[11] – author of I Was a Born-Again Mormon[12] and pastor of C.A.M.P.U.S (Christian Anarchists Meeting Prayerfully Understand Scripture),[13] McCraney offers his personal insight about the differences between Mormonism and Evangelical Christianity. In January 2013, Heart of the Matter was abruptly canceled under pressure from local Evangelical pastors who feared McCraney would discuss and possibly criticize them and their methods.[14]
  • Polygamy: What Love Is This?[15] with Doris Hanson[16] – a live television, phone-in talk show program broadcast weekly on Thursdays at 8 p.m. Produced by "A Shield and Refuge Ministry",[16] who offers assistance to those trying to leave a polygamous lifestyle,[17] and is hosted by Hanson, a former member of a Utah polygamous community known as the Davis Co-Operative Society.[18]
  • The Ancient Paths with Jason Wallace[19] – a television ministry of Christ Presbyterian Church (an Orthodox Presbyterian Church), in Magna, Utah. The host discusses his perspective on various topics and takes questions and comments from callers.
  • This Week in the Word with Greg Johnson[20] – as founder of the evangelical Standing Together ministry, Rev. Johnson is joined by two other local Pastors for weekly theological discussions. A common topic is dialogue between faith groups found in Utah.
  • Word of the Kingdom with Ernest Khokhar[21] – a television ministry of Miracle Rock International Ministries, where Pastor Khokhar hosts bible study, interviews, and call-in prayer lines.

Technical information


The station's signal is multiplexed:

Subchannels of KTMW[22]
Channel Res. Aspect Short name Programming
20.1 720p 16:9 KTMW Main KTMW programming / Telemundo
20.2 480i Xitos TeleXitos
20.3 TheGrio TheGrio
20.4 4:3 LX NBC LX Home
20.5 16:9 Oxygen Oxygen

Analog-to-digital conversion

Because it was granted an original construction permit after the FCC finalized the DTV allotment plan on April 21, 1997,[23] the station did not receive a companion channel for a digital television station. KTMW shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 20, on June 12, 2009,[24] and "flash-cut" its digital signal into operation UHF channel 20. KTMW used NVerzion Automation to complete the flash cut.[25]



  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for KTMW". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ "Application for Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. April 1, 2015. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  3. ^ Consummation Notice - Federal Communications Commission
  4. ^ "Application for Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. July 30, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  5. ^ Consummation Notice - Federal Communications Commission
  6. ^ "Application for Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License". December 4, 2018. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  7. ^ Miller, Mark K. (March 6, 2019). "NBCU Closes On Serestar Stations". TVNewsCheck. NewsCheckMedia LLC. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  8. ^ Malone, Michael (March 6, 2019). "NBCUniversal Stations Close on Serestar Acquisition". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
  9. ^ "TV20 Originals". TV20 Family Friendly Television. Archived from the original on July 7, 2012. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  10. ^ Bird, Andy. "Heart for the Lost". Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  11. ^ McCraney, Shawn. "Heart of the Matter where Mormonism meets Biblical Christianity". Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  12. ^ McCraney, Shawn (2007) [2003]. I Was a Born-Again Mormon: Moving Toward Christian Authenticity. New York: Alathea Press. ISBN 978-0976627609.
  13. ^ McCraney, Shawn. "C.A.M.P.U.S. – Christian Anarchists Meeting to Prayerfully Understand Scripture". Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  14. ^ "This Wasn't Right". Retrieved March 16, 2013.
  15. ^ Official Homepage for Polygamy: What Love Is This?, by A Shield and Refuge Ministry, the producing organization
  16. ^ a b ""TV Show, Ministry Aids Polygamists to Break Free (Davis County Clipper, March 9, 2011)". Archived from the original on April 17, 2011. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  17. ^ Billboard Offers Escape, Deseret News, March 30, 2008
  18. ^ "Former Polygamist Speaks" Archived July 8, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, Davis County Clipper, March 3, 2011
  19. ^ "The Ancient Paths". Christ Presbyterian Church. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  20. ^ Johnson, Greg. "Standing Together: Television Shows". Standing Together ministry. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  21. ^ Khokhar, Ernest. "Miracle Rock:Watch TV". Miracle Rock International Ministries. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  22. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KTMW
  23. ^ "Final DTV Channel Plan from FCC97-115". Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  24. ^ List of Digital Full-Power Stations Archived August 29, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  25. ^ "KTMW Goes Digital with NVerzion Automation". February 23, 2010. Archived from the original on July 7, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)

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