A Unique L.A. TV Station Spun To Broadcast Ministry


Updated on June 13, 2022 

It’s long served Southern California as an unaffiliated UHF TV station with syndicated fare including Family Guy, Mom and Seinfeld alongside 7pm and 7:30pm weeknight broadcasts of local news produced by KABC-7 in Los Angeles.

Since April 2006, it has been owned by Bert Ellis, who at the time partnered with the owners of the Anaheim Ducks — Henry and Susan Samueli — in acquiring the station from Golden Orange Broadcasting for $149.5 million.

Now, Ellis is spinning the station to a religious broadcasting organization for nearly 73% less than what his Ellis Communications paid for it some 16 years ago. The broker: Kalil & Co.

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