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Univision buys low-power Austin station KXLK-CD for $2.55 million

Univision logoUnivision has struck a deal to buy KXLK-CD in Austin from Radio Spectrum Partners LP for $2,550,000.

The station (virtual channel 40, UHF digital channel 23) currently airs Spanish-language music videos and is not available on cable or satellite providers.

Univision is buying the low-power class A station for a $750,000 more than its previous sale price of $1.8 million in 2015, when Radio Spectrum bought it from Abraham Telecasting Co. LLC.

Univision already owns two TV stations in Austin: KAKW-DT Univision 62 and KTFO-CD Unimás Austin (virtual channel 31; UHF digital channel 36).

The station was previously an affiliate of African-American religious The Word Network and before that, was the Home Shopping Network affiliate.

A little additional trivia: KXLK-CD was formerly owned by Pappas Telecasting.

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I'm an Emmy award-winning journalist, who's worked as an on-air reporter in Spanish and English-language television news. I've worked for Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Español and Los Angeles Fox and UPN stations before diving into a convergence model at the San Jose Mercury News. I was president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists from 2004 to 2006, and inducted into the Hall of Fame in August of 2016. As an online news manager, I was West Coast Web Editor for impreMedia and Managing Editor of IntersectionsSouthLA.org. In addition to running Media Moves, which I founded in June of 2007, I'm a regular contributor to Forbes and also do freelance work as writer, reporter and producer.