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Columbia, Missouri
Branding ABC 17 Stormtrack 24/7
Slogan "Always Tracking. Always Alerting."
Channels Analog: 2
Affiliations 24-hour weather channel
Owner JW Broadcasting, LLC
Founded July 3, 1989
Call letters' meaning Assigned by FCC
Former callsigns K02NQ
Former channel number(s) 2 (VHF)
Former affiliations Fox (1997-2003)
Transmitter power 4 W (analog)
48.4 kW (digital)
Class TX
Facility ID 55254
Transmitter coordinates 38°57′53″N 92°19′52″W / 38.96472°N 92.33111°W / 38.96472; -92.33111
Website www.abc17news.com

K02NQ was a low-power television station in Columbia, Missouri, United States, broadcasting sister-station KMIZ's StormTrack 24/7 weather channel locally on VHF channel 2. This station is no longer broadcasting on channel 2. The station aired weather programming continuously, interrupted only by the three hours per week of E/I programming mandated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Founded on July 3, 1989, the station is owned by JW Broadcasting, LLC. Programming of 24/7 Weather ceased in 2011.

From 1997 - 2003, K02NQ had shown Fox network programming along with K38II. In 2004 JW Broadcasting flipped Fox programming exclusively to K38II. K02NQ then became the Show-Me Weather channel and K38II became Fox 38.

In 2007, the channel was rebranded as ABC 17 Stormtrack 24/7. It now airs local and regional weather information on a cycle, with an updated local weathercast, "Weather on the 7's," from the Stormtrack weather team every ten minutes.

The station's license (as a separate station) was cancelled on September 3, 2010.[1]


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