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In 14 years KGPT 26 has grown from just 1 channel to 10 channels of great tv. KGPT’s signal reaches a radius of 60 miles of Wichita with ratings proven programming. Local ownership keeps your advertising dollars in Kansas!!
KGPT is local and it is because of local businesses we are here. Thank you for your support.
The station first signed on the air in 1998 as K53EO, broadcasting on UHF channel 53. It was originally an affiliate of both America’s Voice and ZDTV. In 1998, the station’s call letters were changed to KTQW-LP, in reference to its slogan “Total Quality Wichita”. At first, it was the sole broadcast affiliate of the otherwise cable and satellite network that evolved into TechTV, carrying the network’s programming 20 hours a day, with the remaining four hours allocated to locally produced programs. The station relocated its signal to UHF channel 49 on June 10, 2004, and upgraded its license to Class A status, modifying its callsign to KTQW-CA.
In 2006, Knowledge LC sold the station to Great Plains Television Network, LLC; the sale was approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2006. In 2007, the station’s call letters were officially changed to KGPT-CA to match the name of the company, Kansas Great Plains Television Network. The station has applied to increase its effective radiated power from 4.8 to 13.91 kilowatts.
In 2013, the station moved its signal to UHF channel 26 and began operating its digital signal from a newly constructed transmission tower located north-northeast of Colwich; the station also increased its effective radiated power to 15 kilowatts, resulting in a significant increase in the station’s coverage area.
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