Although I've seen no official announcement on their web page, local programming broadcaster KAZV-LP analog 14 appears to have ceased broadcasting.http://www.kazv.net
I have not seen them for about a week now. KAZV originated some local programming for the Modesto area. Most people north of there probably never saw KAZV as digital KTNC on 14 was stronger than they were. Before June 2009 there was interference from KDTV on Mt. Allison in Fremont.
Their demise has been in the works for some time.
In 2009 they had a construction permit to build a digital transmitter on 36. That permit expired and an extension was not requested.
In February 2012 Charter Cable dropped KAZV. A complaint filed with the FCC was dismissed because KAZV was not a "must carry" station.
The final nails in the coffin came in June 2013. Non-profit Central Valley Media Center which received some funding from KAZV and in turn provided them with some programming, ran out of money. Expenses far exceeded donations. At the same time Comcast announced they would be dropping KAZV on July 1.
Central Valley Media Center also ran MyTV26 which I guess had public access programming on KAZV and cable. That too is gone.http://www.mytv26.org
Without converting to digital KAZV would have been gone by September 2015. It just came a couple of years early. I think it was the loss of cable carry that really killed them. Who's watching analog OTA anymore?
They have not filed anything with the FCC so I suppose they could reappear. If that happens I'll post something here.
There was quite a bit of interference between KTNC and KAZV at my location. With KAZV off the air KTNC is now close to or at 100% signal quality all the time.
Update 7/22/13: The KAZV web site changed this morning. It's now Central Valley Media Labs giving a web site of cvmltv.com. They state the web site goes live on January 24, 2013 but there is no web site, just a placeholder. Could be they mean July 24, 2013 since January doesn't make any sense. We'll see in a couple of days. They also updated the message from the Central Valley Media Center saying that programs previously shown on broadcast TV (KAZV) will now be available on-line. I'm waiting to see if KAZV files something with the FCC saying that they are off the air.
Update 8/1/12: A week has passed since the announced launch of their on-line service and the web page is still just a placeholder. KAZV has not resumed broadcasting or filed anything with the FCC. Looks like the whole operation is just gone.Edited by Calaveras - 8/1/13 at 7:51am