|Columbia/Monroe, Louisiana–El Dorado, Arkansas|
|Branding||KAQY ABC 11|
|Channels||Digital: 11 (VHF)
Virtual: 11 (PSIP)
|Owner||Parker Broadcasting of Louisiana, LLC
(operated under a LMA by Hoak Media Corporation; sale to Excalibur Broadcasting pending, to be operated by Gray Television thereafter)
|First air date||December 10, 1998|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
11 (VHF, 1998-2009)
Digital: 57 (UHF)
|Transmitter power||12.3 kW|
KAQY, channel 11, is the ABC-affiliated television station for the El Dorado, Arkansas/Monroe, Louisiana market, licensed in Columbia, Louisiana. KAQY's transmitter is located in Columbia, and its studios are located in Monroe.
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|11.1||720p||16:9||KAQY-DT||Main KAQY programming / ABC (HD)|
KAQY shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 11, on February 17, 2009, the original date in which full-power television stations in the United States were to transition from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal relocated from its pre-transition UHF channel 57, which was among the high band UHF channels (52-69) that were removed from broadcasting use as a result of the transition, to its former analog-era VHF channel 11.
KAQY signed on December 10, 1998, returning ABC to the market after its previous affiliate, KARD, became a Fox affiliate in 1994. In the interim, ABC programming was available on some cable systems via KLAX-TV from Alexandria or KTBS from Shreveport.
On June 23, 2008, original local owner Monroe Broadcasting filed an application with the FCC to sell KAQY to Parker Broadcasting for $10 million. Included in the application are proposed agreements to allow Hoak Media, the owner of KNOE-TV, to operate the station. The sale was completed on October 9, 2008. As a result, all four major network affiliates in the Ark-La-Miss are now operated by two companies.
On November 20, 2013, Gray Television announced it would purchase Hoak Media and Parker Broadcasting in a $335 million deal. KAQY will be acquired by Excalibur Broadcasting, and remain under an LMA with KNOE's new owners.
Unlike most ABC stations, KAQY does not currently have a local newscast, instead airing syndicated programs in those timeslots; currently, Judge Judy airs at 5 p.m., Inside Edition airs at 6 p.m. and Two and a Half Men airs at 10 p.m. Other syndicated programming currently airing on KAQY includes: The Queen Latifah Show, Maury, Everybody Loves Raymond, Katie, and Live with Kelly and Michael.
- RabbitEars TV Query for KAQY
- "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.
- "Gray Buying Hoak, Prime Stations For $342.5M". TVNewsCheck. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
- KAQY11.com - KAQY-TV official website
- KNOE.com - KNOE-TV official website
- FCC Coverage Map
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KAQY
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KAQY-TV