KCHF digital channel 10 (virtual channel 11) is an independent, Christiantelevision station in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, serving the AlbuquerqueDMA from its transmitter location near Los Alamos. The station is owned by Son Broadcasting, a non-profit organization.

KCHF and its subchannels are also relayed on KNMQ-LD channel 43 Albuquerque, to provide improved reception in areas of the city where the KCHF signal from Los Alamos is hard to receive.

History

The original construction permit for KCHF was granted on January 19, 1983. The station signed on in January 1984 and was granted their initial license on June 29, 1984. During the analog era, KCHF was one of a few Christian television stations in the United States to operate on the VHF band (KJNP-TV in Fairbanks, Alaska is another example). KCHF's digital transmitter was licensed on January 26, 2006.

Programming

Some of the programs produced by KCHF include Restoring God's People, Healing Is For You, A Healthier You and God Answers Prayer.

God Answers Prayer is a weekday, studio-based talk show with a live call-in segment. A "best of" show, with highlights of the past week, is seen on Sundays.

As part of its compliance with the federal Children's Television Act, KCHF broadcasts over eight hours of E/I-compliant children's programming each week, mostly aimed at children under 10, including a five-hour block on Saturday mornings.

Digital television

Digital channels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

ChannelVideoAspectPSIP Short NameProgramming[2]Launch date on KCHF
11.1720p16:9KCHF-DTMain KCHF programming
11.2480i4:3AntennaAntenna TVAugust 15, 2014
11.3QVCQVCJune 8, 2016
11.4QVC+QVC PlusJune 8, 2016
11.5AM 730KDAZ audioJune 30, 2014
11.6WeatherWeatherNation TVAugust 2012

KCHF carried the country music channel Heartland on channel 11.3 beginning June 30, 2014.[3] In early June 2016, Heartland was dropped for QVC Plus with Antenna TV moving from 11.4 to 11.2 and WeatherNation moving from 11.2 to 11.6.

Analog-to-digital conversion

KCHF shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 11, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition VHF channel 10.[4] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former VHF analog channel 11.