...I just joined this forum, and hold an interest in the topic of over-air television and radio stations. I live in Bermuda Dunes between Indio (my hometown) and Palm Desert.
I know the thread hasn't had a post in about a year
, it's good to know I find others in my community share the interest of what's on TV in "our side of the desert".
I'm a TWC subscriber, but I remembered growing up in Indio, when before the switch from analog to digital the Imperial Valley TV stations (KECY with transmitter KDBA now KDFX in the 1990s, KYMA which later arrived in the 90s, and KBLU/KYEL/KSWT) were retrieved OTA in the eastern Coachella Valley on certain occassions.
If you manage to have cable or satellite TV, a variety of Los Angeles, a few San Diego and bit of Arizona (plus Mexico) TV stations are available...mainly on satellite service.
My home television set (a Sanyo I purchased 7 years ago) isn't HD, but KESQ (ABC) has a HD channel on Time Warner cable channel 603 and KPSP (CBS) HD on TWC 602.
My workplace TV has an OTA digital antennae (without cable of course), but has limited reception of some low-powered stations not get received. I want to update on Channel 12 KYAV (city of license Yucca Valley) is now an Accuweather station (said the Desert Sun newspaper), except I find 12 has a silent signal the last time I know about it.
KMIR (NBC) is on 36.1 while the Live Well Network replaced a spanish language subchannel "Mexicanal" on 36.2, and KPSP (CBS) is on 42.2 I think under their owner KESQ (ABC) of News-Press&Gazette, formerly Gulf-California Broadcasting owns a handful of TV stations like KDFX (Fox), KCWQ (CW) and KUNA (Telemundo).
And KVCR (PBS) is the local public television station, while KOCE is the other PBS and KCET after dropping PBS continues to air in the Coachella Valley.
The latest updates of the Palm Springs-Coachella Valley Television market (as of 2013):
From the AOL Huffpost TV Listings page:
The pdf contains the most recent information on Coachella and Palm Springs OTA television stations:
The Wikipedia listing of Coachella Valley TV stations is not to be fully trusted, since the online encyclopedia is edited in a manner it's not much a renowned source of information and I came to believe is rarely updated (enter Wikipedia's articles on the stations at your own risk).
I find it true Coachella Valley TV stations can be received OTA in parts of the Imperial Valley to some extent, however I consult other sources on the farthest reach of Coachella Valley-Palm Springs market channels such as Hemet/ San Jacinto to the west.