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List of All Channels Cable TV channels (Lafayette, December 1973)
Parent Page: List of Retro Cable lineups in the United States
All Channels Cable TV was a microwave-delivered cable television service in Lafayette, Louisiana. Customers had access to 10 channels in December of 1973. Today, with the advent of satellites and Internet, services in Lafayette and the surrounding Acadiana region are split between multiple companies, including national providers Cox, DIRECTV U-verse and Suddenlink, and local and regional provider LUSFiber. (Source: TVTV.us)
- CALL — The call letters of an over-the-air television station in bold text.
- CABLE — Cable channels in regular text.
- ## — Over-the-air channel number for stations within the Lafayette-Acadiana television market, according to current laws by the FCC and mapping of markets by Nielsen Media Research. Also, some stations may service areas outside of the television market as well.
- ## — Over-the-air channel number for distant out-of-market stations, including regional and national "superstations", according to current laws by the FCC and mapping of markets by Nielsen Media Research.
- Network affiliated stations will have the network's logo (of the corresponding era) next to them and independent stations are unmarked.
The Lafayette-Acadiana television market includes 8 parishes in Louisiana, with market hubs in bold text:
- Parishes: Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin and Vermillion
- Cities: Abbeville, Arnaudville, Breaux Bridge, Broussard, Church Point, Grand Coteau, Grand Prairie, Jeanerette, Jennings, Lafayette, Larabee, Loreauville, New Iberia, Opelousas, Pine Prairie and Pont Des Mouton
|2||2 WBRZ Baton Rouge||Currently an ABC affiliate, then and now, still locally owned by the Manship family of Baton Rouge|
(WBRZ swapped affiliations with WRBT (now WVLA-TV) in 1977 with WRBT switching to NBC and WBRZ switching to ABC,
the "-TV" suffix added to the call letters in 1981, now as WBRZ-TV)
|3||3 KATC Lafayette||Currently a dual ABC and CW+ affiliate, owned by The E. W. Scripps Company|
|5||5 KALB-TV Alexandria||Currently a combination NBC, CBS and CW+ affiliate, owned by Gray Television|
(KALB would exclusively be an NBC affiliate from 1982 to 2007, adding CBS programming, meanwhile Alexandria
waited roughly three more years before getting its own standalone affiliate, this time on then-independent KLAX-TV
in 1985, prior to such, ABC programming was piped in on cable systems via KALB or KATC out of Lafayette)
|8||8 KUHT Houston, TX||Still a PBS member station, then and now, still owned by the University of Houston|
(Louisiana Public Broadcasting, a network of PBS stations in Louisiana (outside of New Orleans), was NOT yet
launched, its flagship station WLPB-TV out of Baton Rouge was NOT yet on the air until September of 1975,
meanwhile Lafayette satellite station KLPB-TV was NOT yet on the air until May of 1981)
|9||9 WAFB-TV Baton Rouge||Then and now, still a CBS affiliate, currently owned by Gray Television|
(The "-TV" suffix was removed from the call letters sometime in 1988, now known as WAFB)
|10||10 KLFY Lafayette||Then and now, still a CBS affiliate, now owned by Nexstar Media Group|
(The "-TV" suffix was added to its call letters (now as KLFY-TV) in August of 1978)
|11||Local Cable Studio||Likely defunct, an early cable/public access channel|
|15||15 KLNI-TV Lafayette||Defunct, left the air on February 21, 1975 due to technical and financial troubles|
(Channel 15 was relaunched (under a new, separate and distinct license), as KADN, initially an independent station,
KADN would join Fox upon its launch in 1986, the "-TV" suffix was later added to its call letters (now as KADN-TV)
in June of 2009, currently a combination Fox, NBC and MyNetworkTV affiliate, owned by Allen Media Broadcasting,
a subsidiary of Entertainment Studios)
|33||33 WRBT Baton Rouge||Currently an NBC affiliate (now as WVLA-TV), owned by White Knight Broadcasting|
(Operated by Nexstar Media Group, owners of Fox affiliate WGMB-TV, CW affiliate WBRL-CD and independent
station KZUP-CD, under Joint Sales and Shared Services Agreements, swapped affiliations with WBRZ and assumed
the NBC affiliation while WBRZ assumed the ABC affiliation, call letters changed to WVLA in November of 1987 with
the "-TV" suffix added to the calls (now as WVLA-TV) in June of 2009)
|39||39 KHTV Houston, TX||Currently a CW affiliate (now as KIAH), owned by Nexstar Media Group|
(Would later affiliate with The WB, still as KHTV and later KHWB before joining The CW as KHCW and now KIAH,
the letters KIAH also represent the ICAO location code for Houston International Airport in Houston, renamed
George Bush International Airport in 1997, after the late George H. W. Bush (1924-2018), the 41st President of the
United States, and under Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), previously served as Vice President)
Out of Market Independent Superstation