Along with other major Coachella Valley television stations, KESQ identifies itself on-air using its cable designation (NewsChannel 3 HD) rather than its over-the-air channel position. The unusual practice, also common in the Fort Myers / Naples, Florida market, stems in part from the area's exceptionally high cable penetration rate of 80.5% -- one of the highest in the United States.
KESQ is currently the #1 rated station in the Palm Springs market. In addition to its newscasts, the station features many of the most popular syndicated programs including: Live with Regis and Kelly, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!. Weekend syndicated programming on KESQ includes 24 and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.
|52.1||42.1||main KESQ programming (ABC)||16:9|
|52.3||2.3||KCWQ-LP (The CW)||4:3|
|52.4||42.2||First Alert Weather Channel (AccuWeather)||4:3|
KDFX and KCWQ are offered on KESQ's digital signal because they do not broadcast digital signals of their own. While all four stations broadcast on KESQ-DT (UHF 52), the company labels KDFX and KCWQ with their analog channel through PSIP.
Doctors try dose of TV. (Palm Springs, CA, physicians will be featured in KESQ-TV's 'Health Minute') (Brief Article)
Oct 25, 1993; Palm Springs station charges $1,500 for 'Health Minute' There isn't much glamour in vascular surgery; dentists don't bring to...