HDTV

West Lane Translator is the licensee of four HDTV digital television translators in Florence. Together with a fifth licensee, Oregon Public Broadcasting, we bring High Definition television to the Central Coast area.

Because we are incorporated as a non-profit entity, we are able to offer these television signals at no cost to the Florence and Central Coast communities. All that is required of the viewer is a television receiver of reasonably recent vintage and some manner of receiving antenna to pick up the on-air signal.

High Definition television is the latest technological advance which provides a digital signal delivery path using on-air signals. Gone are the days of pictures filled with snow, ghosts, and fading. Digital delivery means flawless picture and sound quality, and offers enhanced features on every channel.

The five HD television stations rebroadcast on WLT translators originate their signals from Eugene. In order to retransmit these signals in Florence, it is necessary to shift or “translate” the channel numbers for each station.

Our five Member television stations providing programming are listed in the table below in alphabetical order. Clicking on a Station will take you to more detailed information (including contact information) about it further down the page.


Station
Network
Affiliation
Eugene
Channel
Florence
Channel
Program
Content
Translator
Callsign
KEPB PBS 28.1 32.1 OBP K32HF-D
28.2 32.2 OPB Plus
28.3 32.3 OPB Kids
28.4 32.4 OPB Radio
KEZI ABC 9.1 35.1 KEZI (ABC) K35HW-D
9.2 35.2 Me-TV
9.3 35.3 ION-TV
9.4 35.4 -
KLSR Fox 34.1 28.1 KLSR (Fox) K28NZ-D
34.2 28.2 KEVU (My TV)
34.3 28.3 -
34.4 28.4 -
KMTR NBC 16.1 26.1 KMTR (NBC) K26NE-D
16.2 26.2 The CW Network
16.3 26.3 Comet TV
16.4 26.4 -
KVAL CBS 13.1 24.1 KVAL(CBS) K24MF-D
13.2 24.2 TBD
13.3 24.3 Charge!
13.4 24.4 -

A few important notes on the information in this table:

  • You will notice that both the Eugene and Florence channel numbers are listed in these tables. This information will only be useful to you the first time you receive the station’s programming. After once entering the Florence channel number or allowing your HD television or HDTV converter box to scan for local stations, the set or converter will “learn” the relationship between the originating station’s channel number and the translator’s channel number. Thereafter, you will only need to know and enter the channel number of the “Eugene” station to view the programming you desire. The “Florence” channel number will no longer be necessary or have meaning in the operation of your HD receiver. Be sure to read the documentation that accompanied your HDTV receiver for more details.

  • Each of the translators carries the programming content of one of the major networks on the main channel but because HDTV allows for the use of subchannels, each of the stations carries supplemental programming in addition to their regular network and locally-produced features. This means more choices for the viewer, still at no cost. A decimal is appended to the end of the channel number (16.1, etc.) to indicate which subchannel you are selecting. The decimal tells your receiver which of the several available program streams you wish to view from the station. The x.1 subchannel is always the “main” channel for that station.

  • Cable and satellite services only provide you with the first, “main” channel of each of the local stations. You may be missing multiple programming choices offered on the HDTV subchannels, channels that subscription services don’t offer under any of their service plans. Additionally, although the cable or satellite version of the local channels originates as an HDTV signal at the station, the programming is converted to analog before being delivered to your home. As a result, you are not getting the complete HDTV experience, you might just as well be watching any ordinary video feed. Only by receiving our on-air transmitted signals will you start enjoying the rich experience that all-digital HDTV can provide.

All of the transmitting equipment required to place these HDTV signals on the air was new and placed on the air January 12, 2010. Due to the efficiency of having matching equipment, each of the five stations uses identical transmitters and the resulting signals are combined electronically so that a master transmitting antenna can be utilized from atop our new 240-foot tower on Glenada Hill, south of Florence. As a result, and because the five TV stations have identical power output levels, robust signal strength in the area is insured for each station.

READ MORE about WLT’s transmission facility upgrade (PDF)
READ MORE about the answers to frequently asked questions
READ MORE about antennas and signal reception
READ MORE about reception and coverage, including maps of the area.


KEPB
Translator Call Sign: K32HF-D
Florence Channel: Ch. 32
Eugene Channel: Ch. 28
Output Power: 2,500 Watts E.R.P.
Translator Licensee: Oregon Public Broadcasting
Programming: OPB network
PBS network
Address: Oregon Public Broadcasting
7140 SW Macadam Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97219-3099
Telephone: Business Office: 503-244-9900
Website: www.opb.org
Station Owner: Oregon Public Broadcasting
7140 SW Macadam Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97219-3099
503-244-9900

KEZI
Translator Call Sign: K35HW-D
Florence Channel: Ch. 35
Eugene Channel: Ch. 9
Output Power: 2,500 Watts E.R.P.
Translator Licensee: West Lane Translator, Inc
Programming: ABC network
Local news
Address: KEZI-TV
2975 Chad Dr.
Eugene, OR 97408
Telephone: Business Office: 541-686-8004
News Room: 541-343-9664
Website: www.kezi.com
Station Owner: Heartland Media, LLC
(Oregon TV License Company, LLC)
3050 Peachtree Road NW
Suite 550
Atlanta GA 30305

KLSR
Translator Call Sign: K28NZ-D
Florence Channel: Ch. 28
Eugene Channel: Ch. 34
Output Power: 2,500 Watts E.R.P.
Translator Licensee: West Lane Translator, Inc
Programming: Fox network
Local news
Address: KLSR TV
2940 Chad Drive
Eugene, Oregon 97405
Telephone: Business Office: 541-683-3434
Website: www.oregonsfox.com
Station Owner: California Oregon Broadcasting Inc.
125 S. Fir Street
Medford, OR 97501
541-779-5555

KMTR
Translator Call Sign: K26NE-D
Florence Channel: Ch. 26
Eugene Channel: CH. 16
Output Power: 2,500 Watts E.R.P.
Translator Licensee: West Lane Translator, Inc
Programming: NBC network
Local news
Address: KMTR TV
3825 International Court
Springfield, Oregon 97477
Telephone: Business Office: 541-746-1600
Website: www.nbc16.com
Station Owner: Roberts Media, LLC
(operated through SSA by Sinclair Broadcst Group)
(KMTR Television LLC)
7615 Ballinshire N
Indianapolis, IN 46254-9647
317-244-3660

KVAL
Translator Call Sign: K24MF-D
Florence Channel: Ch. 24
Eugene Channel: Ch. 13
Output Power: 2,500 Watts E.R.P.
Translator Licensee: West Lane Translator, Inc
Programming: CBS network
Local news
Address: KVAL TV
4575 Blanton Road
Eugene, Oregon 97405
Telephone: Business Office: 541-342-4961
Website: www.kval.com
Station Owner: Sinclair Eugene Licensee LLC
2300 N Street, NW
Washington DC 20037
202-663-8525