KADN Lafayette

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KADN Fox Lafayette

KADN-TV is a Fox affiliate owned by Allen Media Broadcasting LLC. Established on Feb 29, 1980, the Lafayette-licensed channel is a sister to KLAF-LD linked with NBC and has studios located on Eraste Landry Road in Lafayette. With a transmitter fixed on south of Church Point in rural Acadia Parish. Cox Communications carried the SD and HD feed of the station on Ch 6 and Ch 1006.

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Slogan: Focused on Family and the Community

Sister: KLAF-LD

Website: www.kadn.com/

 

History

KLNI-TV was the original occupant of Ch 15 when it first signed on air on Sep 16, 1968 and was affiliated with NBC. Owned by Southwestern Louisiana Communications Inc., it was the maiden television service to offer color broadcasts. Like other NBC stations in the area, it temporarily borrowed PBS programs prominently Sesame Street from 1970 to 1972. KLNI, with KATC and KLFY affiliated with ABC and CBS respectively, find it difficult operate in the small market of Lafayette after financial losses and went silent on Feb 21, 1975. The closure left WBRZ and KLPC as sole NBC affiliates in Baton Rouge and Lake Charles area.

On Feb 29, 1980, channel 15 became home to KADN which hit the waves as an independent service, hosting movies, kids programming, local sporting events, old sitcoms and other miscellaneous programs. The station was owned by Charles Chatelain through Delta Media Corporation. Acadiana’s Alternative and The Movie Station were two of its original slogans. It became a charter Fox affiliate in Oct 1986. KADN from 1980s to 1997 operated an LP semi-satellite K47DW in Alexandria to throw its signal to central Louisiana. WNTZ replaced it as Fox affiliate of the Delta in 1991.

Via an LMA, CompCorp in 1997 took control of KADN before purchasing it outright in 2004. It moved to channel 6 on Aug 15, 2006. Communications Corporation of America in June 2006 filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection before emerging from it in Oct 2007. All of the translators maintained by KLAF were shut off in 2007. It became the maiden television service in Lafayette to bring syndicated programming in HD in early 2008. The channel shut down its analog signal and became a digital service on June 12, 2009.

ComCorp on April 24, 2013 revealed the sale of its entire broadcasting arm to Nexstar Broadcasting; the deal consummated on Jan 1, 2015. Audiences can watch channel 15 with news, features, sports programming, contests and giveaways and more local stuff. Early Today, News15 Today, Today with Kathie Lee & Hoda, Dateline, Focus at Noon, Days of Our Live and The Doctors are some of the notable programs carried by KADN. Find KADN on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Here is the website: https://kadn.com/