Media 2-19

News stations KEYT, KSYB, KCOY, Telemundo, and Univision switched from analog to digital broadcast on 2/17 despite the federal government’s extension of the conversion deadline to 6/12. The Federal Communications Commission approved the transition so long as one channel continued analog broadcast of news, weather, and emergency info for an estimated 19,970 TV-owning households unequipped for digital broadcasts. KCOY volunteered to be this station. (/digital219)


Santa Barbara Channels, South County’s public access TV station, is moving from its downtown Santa Barbara location to a larger facility at 7000 Hollister Avenue in Goleta. Executive Director Hap Freund said Channels will occupy the 8,100-square-foot building, formerly the home of Spanish-language KPMR-TV, by May, and will get more space for cheaper rent. (/channels219)

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

Observed Altercation Leads to State Street Car Chase

Crash at De la Vina and Alamar precedes hours-long search for occupant.

Santa Barbara County Sets Carpinteria Cannabis Grow Cap

Neighborhood activist Anna Carrillo scores a victory in limiting pot acreage.

Evacuees Across Santa Barbara County Allowed Back Home This Evening

Mandatory evacuation order lifted for all burn areas.

New Scam Involves ‘Ground Stability Testing’

Fake 'land tech' tried to enter a home on the Westside.

Family Sues Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office for Wrongful Death

Five deputies shot Bryan Carreño 20 times.