KCHF digital channel 10 (virtual channel 11) is an independent, Christian television station in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, serving the Albuquerque DMA from its transmitter location near Los Alamos. The station is owned by Son Broadcasting, a non-profit organization.
KCHF and its subchannels are also relayed on KNMQ-LD channel 43 Albuquerque, to provide improved reception in areas of the city where the KCHF signal from Los Alamos is hard to receive.
The original construction permit for KCHF was granted on January 19, 1983. The station signed on in January 1984 and was granted their initial license on June 29, 1984. During the analog era, KCHF was one of a few Christian television stations in the United States to operate on the VHF band (KJNP-TV in Fairbanks, Alaska is another example). KCHF's digital transmitter was licensed on January 26, 2006.
Some of the programs produced by KCHF include Restoring God's People, Healing Is For You, A Healthier You and God Answers Prayer.
God Answers Prayer is a weekday, studio-based talk show with a live call-in segment. A "best of" show, with highlights of the past week, is seen on Sundays.
As part of its compliance with the federal Children's Television Act, KCHF broadcasts over eight hours of E/I-compliant children's programming each week, mostly aimed at children under 10, including a five-hour block on Saturday mornings.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming||Launch date on KCHF|
|11.1||720p||16:9||KCHF-DT||Main KCHF programming|
|11.2||480i||4:3||Antenna||Antenna TV||August 15, 2014|
|11.3||QVC||QVC||June 8, 2016|
|11.4||QVC+||QVC Plus||June 8, 2016|
|11.5||AM 730||KDAZ audio||June 30, 2014|
|11.6||Weather||WeatherNation TV||August 2012|
KCHF carried the country music channel Heartland on channel 11.3 beginning June 30, 2014. In early June 2016, Heartland was dropped for QVC Plus with Antenna TV moving from 11.4 to 11.2 and WeatherNation moving from 11.2 to 11.6.
KCHF shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 11, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition VHF channel 10. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former VHF analog channel 11.