KMCT-TV is a MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station in West Monroe, Louisiana, broadcasting locally on digital channel 39.

History

Founded June 13, 1983 by Charles Reed, the station was then owned by Louisiana Christian Broadcasting, Inc. The station moved to its current location at 701 Parkwood Drive in 1991. The station was bought by First Assembly of God in West Monroe in November 2009 when it became The Voice Network. In 2013, KMCT-TV became MyNetworkTV affiliate, with religious programming moved to DT2.[2]

In October 2014, the station's antenna collapsed during severe weather, knocking KMCT programming off the air and from cable. By March 2015, the station was back on Comcast cable, and in September 2015, the station relaunched with a low power signal. KMCT is currently looking at relaunching at full power on channel 39 once the FCC approves its antenna installation. [3] Currently, religious programming from KMCT is airing on a subchannel of sister station KWMS-LP

Digital television

Digital channels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

ChannelVideoAspectPSIP Short NameProgramming[4]
39.1720p16:9KMCT-DTMain KMCT-TV programming / MyNetworkTV
39.2480i4:3VoiceGetTV
39.3SonlifeSonLife
39.4Soul of the South Network

Analog-to-digital conversion

KMCT-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 39, on February 17, 2009, and "flash-cut" its digital signal into operation UHF channel 39.[5]

Prior broadcast facility uses

The building and tower on Parkwood Drive in West Monroe, LA used by KMCT-TV is the former facility of KLAA Channel 14 (now KARD-TV). KLAA signed on August 6, 1974,[6] and moved to new facilities in 1983. Prior to KLAA, the facility was used by KYAY Channel 39 from KYAY's sign-on August 9, 1967 until going off the air August 16, 1971.[7]