KLWY

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KLWY
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Branding Wyoming's Fox TV
Channels Digital: 27 (UHF)
Subchannels 27.1 KLWY
27.2 KTWO
Affiliations Fox
Owner Wyomedia Corporation
First air date December 23, 1988
Call letters' meaning Laramie County, WYoming
Sister station(s) K26ES
Former affiliations UPN (secondary, 1995-2006)
Transmitter power 169 kW
Height 232 m
Facility ID 40250
Transmitter coordinates 41°2′55″N 104°53′28″W / 41.04861°N 104.89111°W / 41.04861; -104.89111 (KLWY)

KLWY, channel 27, is a Fox affiliated television station in Cheyenne, Wyoming. KLWY and its associated stations are owned by Wyomedia Corporation.

KLWY has three full-service satellite stations:

Station City of license Channels
(Digital)
First air date ERP
(Digital)
HAAT
(Digital)
Facility ID Transmitter Coordinates
KFNB Casper 20 (UHF) 19841 52.4 kW 560 m 74256 42°44′26″N 106°21′34″W / 42.74056°N 106.35944°W / 42.74056; -106.35944 (KFNB)
KFNE2 Riverton 10 (VHF) December 22, 19573 11.3 kW 526 m 21613 43°27′25.4″N 108°12′4.6″W / 43.457056°N 108.201278°W / 43.457056; -108.201278 (KFNE)
KFNR4 Rawlins 9 (VHF) April 16, 19865 0.978 kW 51.1 m 21612 41°46′16″N 107°14′15″W / 41.77111°N 107.23750°W / 41.77111; -107.23750 (KFNR)

Notes:

  • 1. The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook says October 31, while the Television and Cable Factbook says November 1.
  • 2. KFNE used the callsign KWRB-TV from its 1957 sign-on until 1980, then KTNW until 1984, then KFWY-TV until 1986. It aired programming from all three networks until 1984.
  • 3. KFNE's current license dates to May 3, 1991.
  • 4. KFNR used the callsign KRWY from April 16 to August 9, 1986.
  • 5. KFNR's current license dates to March 8, 1991.
  • All three stations (with KFNB as flagship) were affiliated with ABC from 1984 until 2004, when they became satellites of KLWY.

History[edit]

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. Before KLWY hit the airwaves, Denver's KDVR served as eastern Wyoming's Fox affiliate via cable.

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

The station formerly had two other repeaters, 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.

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

The station does not have a website or a newscast. However, ABC affiliate KTWO is rebroadcast on a digital subchannel of KLWY.

KLWY airs separate identifications and logo bugs from KFNB, KFNE, and KFNR. KLWY identifies as "Fox 27 KLWY Cheyenne/Scottsbluff"[1] while KFNB, KFNE and KFNR identify jointly as "Wyoming's FOX TV KFNB Casper/Riverton".[2]

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