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KDSM-TV
KDSM
Des Moines, Iowa
United States
BrandingFox 17 (general)
Channel 13 News (on WHO-produced newscasts)
SloganOne Hour News –
One Hour Earlier:
The Time is Right!
ChannelsDigital: 16 (UHF)
Virtual: 17 (PSIP)
Subchannels17.1 Fox
17.2 Comet TV
17.3 Charge!
17.4 TBD
AffiliationsFox (1986–present)
OwnerSinclair Broadcast Group
(KDSM Licensee, LLC)
FoundedSeptember 13, 1982
First air dateMarch 7, 1983 (35 years ago) (1983-03-07)
Call letters’ meaningDeS Moines (DSM is also IATA airport code and KDSM is also ICAO airport code for Des Moines International Airport)
Sister station(s)Cedar Rapids: KGAN, KFXA
Ottumwa/Kirksville, MO: KTVO
Sioux City: KPTH, KMEG
Omaha, NE: KPTM, KXVO
Former callsignsKCBR (1983–1986)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
17 (UHF, 1983–2009)
Former affiliationsIndependent (1983–1986)
Transmitter power500 kW
Height612 m (2,008 ft)
Facility ID56527
Transmitter coordinates41°49?48.5?N 93°36?54.6?W / 41.830139°N 93.615167°W / 41.830139; -93.615167
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile
CDBS
Websitekdsm17.com

KDSM-TV is a Fox affiliate in Des Moines, Iowa, US, owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group. FOX 17 broadcasts in high definition digital on UHF channel 16. KDSM is also on cable at Mediacom channel 6 [standard def] and channel 817 [high def digital]. Fox KDSM airs syndicated programs including The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, The People’s Court, and Judge Mathis, among others. Sports on TV 17 features all the Chicago Cubs games. 17 Fox Des Moines also airs other local sports, news, weather, school closings, and traffic coverage.

Detailed Antenna Reception Information For KDSM FOX 17 Des Moines

 

StateIowa
CityDES MOINES
CountryUSA
Virtual Channel17
RF Channel16
Effective Radiated Power (ERP)500 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT)612m
Latitude41.8297004699707
Longitude-93.6156005859375
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL)902m
CallsignKDSM-TV
MHZ482
Network AffiliationFOX
Nielsen DMADES MOINES-AMES
Contact Street 14023 Fleur Drive
Contact CityDes Moines
Contact StateIA
Contact Zip50321
Contact Phone515-287-1717
Websitewww.kdsm17.com/
Additional DataFCC Station Information