KVHP launched on Dec 12, 1982 is a joint ABC/Fox affiliate broadcasting in Lake Charles, Louisiana. American Spirit Media while Gray Television operates the service via Shared Services Agreement which makes it a sister to KPLC. The duo has studios located on Division Street in downtown Lake Charles with a transmitter installed in rural northwestern Calcasieu Parish. Suddenlink is the cable carrier of the television.
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KVHP went on air on Dec 12, 1982 as an independent service with slogan Make a U-Turn to KVHP, Channel 29. It would offer a blend of family and religious programs. Dr. Hugh Van Eaton, a local Baptist minister was the original owner of the religious independent television who launched it under the banner of Lake Charles Electronic Media. Marivn Gorman, a New Orleans televangelist bought the channel in 1986 out of receivership but released it to a consortium consisting of five businessmen. It became a charter affiliate of the upstart Fox Broadcasting Company upon its launch on Oct 9, 1986. National Communications in 1996 acquired KVPHP from KVHP partners held by the five businessmen.
An LP repeater of the station was launched in 2003 to carry transmissions in Beaumont area; it was a primary Fox and secondary United Paramount Network affiliate. Another rebroadcaster: KVHP-LD was active in Texas. It brought ABC programming on its digital sub-channel on July 28, 2009. National Communications, Inc. on March 10, 2016 sold the channel to KVHP License Subsidiary, LLC. The new owner then agreed to sign a shared services agreement with American Spirit Media and another for studio release with Raycom Media to operate the station when its acquisition was completed. Federal Communications Commission approved the filing on March 18, 2016 and the deal consummated on Aug 15, 2016. On June 12, 2006, it switched from analog to digital transmission.
Apart form clearing ABC’s programming, syndicated programs broadcasted by the channel include Hot Bench, Wheel of Fortune, The Real, Judge Judy, Modern Family and Jeopardy. Air with Fox 29, Fox 29 News from capital, Fox 29 News Express are the news programs offered by KVHP. Audiences can watch KVHP online and follow it on Facebook and Twitter. Here is the website: https://watchfox29.revrocket.us/