|Branding||KAQY ABC 11|
|Channels||Digital: 11 (VHF)|
|Owner||Parker Broadcasting of Louisiana, LLC
(operated under a LMA by Hoak Media Corporation, sale to Excalibur Broadcasting pending)
|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.
KAQY shut down its analog signal, on February 17, 2009, and left its pre-transition digital channel assignment on UHF channel 57, and started transmitting in digital-only on its former VHF analog channel 11.
|11.1||720p||16:9||Main KAQY programming / ABC (HD)|
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.
- "Gray Buying Hoak, Prime Stations For $342.5M". TVNewsCheck. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
- KAQY11.com - Official Website
- FCC Coverage Map
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KAQY
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KAQY-TV