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KLWY
Semi-satellite of KFNB, Casper, Wyoming
Cheyenne, Wyoming/Scottsbluff, Nebraska
United States
CityCheyenne, Wyoming
ChannelsDigital: 27 (UHF)
Virtual: 27
BrandingFox 27
NewsNet Cheyenne (newscasts)
Programming
Affiliations27.1: Fox
27.2: ABC[1]
27.3: MyNetworkTV/MeTV[2]
Ownership
OwnerCoastal Television[3]
(Front Range Television LLC)
KWYF-LD
History
FoundedOctober 31, 1985
First air date
December 23, 1988 (32 years ago) (1988-12-23)
UPN (secondary, 1995–2006)
Call sign meaning
Laramie County, WYoming
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID40250
ERP169 kW
HAAT232 m (761 ft)
Transmitter coordinates41°3′0.5″N 104°53′33.5″W / 41.050139°N 104.892639°W / 41.050139; -104.892639 (KLWY)
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS

KLWY, virtual and UHF digital channel 27, is a dual Fox and MeTV/MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station licensed to Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States and also serving Scottsbluff, Nebraska. The station is owned by Coastal Television. KLWY's transmitter is located southwest of Cheyenne along I-25.

KLWY is a semi-satellite of KFNB (channel 20), the Fox affiliate in Casper; the two stations air nearly the same programming with separate station identifications and commercials, and KLWY is operated from KFNB's studios on Skyview Drive in Casper.

History

KLWY signed on in 1988 as the second full-fledged commercial station in eastern Wyoming, and the first since KGWN-TV brought television to the region in 1954. It immediately joined Fox; for the first two seasons of the network's existence, Denver's KDVR was carried by some cable providers in southeastern Wyoming, but much of the eastern portion of the state did not receive Fox programming at all as this was one of the few areas of the country were cable was not yet readily available.

KLWY carried a secondary affiliation with UPN until the network closed in September 2006.

Until 2004, KLWY's programming was simulcast on K26ES in Casper and K11RN in Douglas. Wyomedia converted these two stations into full-time UPN affiliates in 2004, then to CW affiliates after UPN's closure. K26ES is now KWYF-LD, an affiliate of MyNetworkTV and MeTV; its programming is simulcast in Cheyenne on the third subchannel of KLWY.

KLWY made the switch to digital on February 17, 2009.

The station does not have a website. KLWY does not air its own newscasts per se, however it collaborates with NewsNet for a 9 p.m. local broadcast; the only other newscast on the station is a rebroadcast of Good Morning Wyoming from KTWO-TV in Casper. However, KTWO's programming, including ABC programming and its newscasts, are simulcast on a digital subchannel of KLWY.

Wyomedia Corporation agreed to sell its stations to Legacy Broadcasting on February 8, 2018;[4] the sale was canceled on October 2, 2018.[5] On October 8, 2019, Wyomedia announced that it would sell its stations to Front Range Television, a subsidiary of Coastal Television Broadcasting Company (run by Bill Fielder); the sale was concurrent with Vision Alaska's purchase of KKTQ-LD (channel 16).[6] Coastal Television and Vision Alaska (run by Stephen Brissette) already jointly operated stations in Alaska.[3] The sale was completed on June 1, 2020.[7]

Digital channels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming [8]
27.1 720p 16:9 KLWY Main KLWY programming / Fox
27.2 480i KKTQ Simulcast of KKTQ-LD (ABC)
27.3 MeTV Simulcast of KWYF-LD (MyNetworkTV/MeTV)
27.4 ION Ion Television
27.5 COZI Cozi TV
27.6 Tru Rl True Real
27.7 DEFY Defy TV

KLWY originally signed on a digital signal at channel 28,[9] and took part of the mandatory digital conversion[10] on February 18, 2009, where it flash cut its analog signal. After the transition, KLWY returned to its position on channel 27, where it remains today. The station was quick to add KTWO as KKTQ, after KDEV-LP lost ABC affiliation, and MeTV came shortly afterwards. In 2019, KLWY signed on its fourth subchannel as Ion Television; followed by the fifth subchannel in January 2021 as Cozi TV,[11], and in July 2021, KLWY added two subchannels[12](True Real and Defy), bringing the total up to seven, the highest in Wyoming.

Translator

City of license Callsign Channel ERP HAAT Facility ID Transmitter coordinates
Scottsbluff, NE K09YH-D 9 0.5 kW −8 m (−26 ft) 167559 41°51′43.8″N 103°39′39.7″W / 41.862167°N 103.661028°W / 41.862167; -103.661028 (K09YH-D)

References

  1. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KKTQ-LD
  2. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KWYF-LD
  3. ^ a b Jessell, Harry A. (October 8, 2019). "Fielder, Brissette Buy Network Affils". TVNewsCheck. NewsCheckMedia. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  4. ^ "Application for Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. February 12, 2018. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  5. ^ Liberman, Howard; Buckman, Sally (October 2, 2018). "Request For Withdrawal or Dismissal of Assignment Applications" (PDF). CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  6. ^ Learned, Nick (October 9, 2019). "21 Wyoming TV Stations to be Sold in 3 Transactions". K2 Radio. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  7. ^ Fielder, III, William A. (June 5, 2020). "Consummation Notice". CDBS Public Notice. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  8. ^ http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=station_search&callsign=KLWY#station
  9. ^ "FCCInfo Application Results". www.fccinfo.com. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  10. ^ "Cheyenne, WY-Scottsbluff, NE Digital Transition Map" (PDF). FCC. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  11. ^ "KLWY CHEYENNE, WY". www.rabbitears.info. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  12. ^ "KLWY CHEYENNE, WY". www.rabbitears.info. Retrieved 10 July 2021.