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Semi-satellite of KAKE, Wichita, Kansas
KAKE logo.svg

KAKE MeTV Kansas logo.png
CityGarden City, Kansas
Brandingsee KAKE (TV) infobox
Affiliations13.1: ABC
13.2: MeTV
13.3: Bounce TV
13.4: Defy TV
13.5: Scripps News
First air date
October 28, 1964 (58 years ago) (1964-10-28)
Former call signs
  • KUPK (1964–1965)
  • KUPK-TV (1965–2010)
Former channel number(s)
13 (VHF, 1964–2009)
18 (UHF, until 2009)
Call sign meaning
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID65535
ERP63 kW
HAAT262 m (860 ft)
Transmitter coordinates37°39′1″N 100°40′8″W / 37.65028°N 100.66889°W / 37.65028; -100.66889
Public license information

KUPK (channel 13) is a television station licensed to Garden City, Kansas, United States, affiliated with ABC and owned by Lockwood Broadcast Group. The station's news bureau and advertising sales office are located on East Schulman Avenue in Garden City,[1] and its transmitter is located near Copeland, Kansas.

KUPK is part of the KAKEland Television Network (KTN), a regional network of eight stations (three full-power, two low-power, two translators and one digital replacement translator) that relay programming from Wichita ABC affiliate KAKE (channel 10) across central and western Kansas; KUPK incorporates local advertising and news inserts aimed at areas of southwestern Kansas within the Wichita–Hutchinson Plus television market, as well as portions of the Oklahoma Panhandle within the Amarillo market.


For information on programming and history post-1987, see KAKE (TV).

This section needs expansion with: more on KUPK's history. You can help by adding to it. (June 2021)

On October 28, 1964, KAKE signed on KUPK-TV to serve as a satellite station for southwestern Kansas. KUPK was named as its letters could be used to form the word "Kup-Kake." The studio was originally located at Copeland, where the main transmitter remains today.

In 1992, with local news inserts having expanded to 15 minutes inside KAKE's 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts, KAKE announced that a new regional news program for western Kansas, known as KTN West, would be launched to air on KUPK and KLBY in Colby.[2]

Currently, the satellite stations air all KAKE newscasts in their entirety with no local inserts, but reporters can send in stories from western Kansas via KUPK's studio on the east side of Garden City.[citation needed]


The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[3]
13.1 720p 16:9 KUPK-TV Main KUPK programming / ABC
13.2 480i MeTV MeTV Kansas
13.3 Bounce Bounce TV
13.4 Defy Defy TV
13.5 Newsy Scripps News

On September 7, 2012, KAKE and its satellites began carrying the classic television network MeTV on their second digital subchannels.[4]

On January 28, 2022, KAKE and its satellites began broadcasting three networks owned by the E. W. Scripps Company: Bounce TV on its third subchannel, Defy TV on its fourth subchannel, and Newsy (now Scripps News) on its fifth subchannel.


  1. ^ "Contact Us". Lockwood Broadcast Group. Retrieved June 11, 2021.
  2. ^ "Show to cover GC, Colby". Garden City Telegram. Harris News Service. February 4, 1992. p. 19. Retrieved June 4, 2020.
  3. ^ "RabbitEars TV Query for KUPK". Retrieved June 4, 2020.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "KAKE News on Facebook". Facebook. Archived from the original on 2022-04-30.[user-generated source]