|Channels||Analog: 48 (UHF)
Digital: 48 (UHF)
Virtual: 48.1 (PSIP)
|Owner||Tyler Media Group
(Oklahoma Land Company, LLC)
|First air date||1989[when?]|
|Call letters' meaning||Oklahoma CitY|
|Sister station(s)||KUOK, KTUZ-TV, KUTU-CD, KTUZ-FM, KJKE, KEBC, KTLR,
|Former callsigns||K69EK (1987–2005)
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
69 (UHF; 1989–2005)
|Former affiliations||WHT (?–2000);
The Shepherd's Chapel Network (2000–2002);
Univision (as a translator of KUOK; 2004–2012)
|Transmitter power||15 kW|
KOCY-LP, UHF analog and digital channel 48, is a Estrella TV-affiliated television station located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. The station is owned by Tyler Media Group of Oklahoma City, it is a sister station to Univision affiliate KUOK (channel 36) and Telemundo affiliate KTUZ-TV (channel 30). All three stations share studios located near Southeast 51st Street and Shields Boulevard in southern Oklahoma City, and its transmitter near Kelley Avenue (between 70th and 78th Streets) in northeast Oklahoma City. It is not carried locally on Cox Communications or AT&T U-verse at the present time.
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|48.1||480i||4:3||Main KOCY-LP programming / Estrella TV|
KOCY-LP originally signed on in 1989[when?] under the callsign K69EK, broadcasting on UHF channel 69. From the mid-1990s until 2000, the station carried programming from World Harvest Television, a general entertainment/religious network owned by LeSea Broadcasting; for the next two years afterward, it ran religious programming from The Shepherd's Chapel Network. It then switched to a music video format carrying programming from MTV2 from 2002 to 2004.
After being acquired by Equity Broadcasting Corporation, the station changed its affiliation to Univision on May 8, 2004, becoming one of (what was at the time) three Oklahoma-licensed translator stations of a six-station statewide network called "Univision Arkansas-Oklahoma", led by KUOK (channel 36) out of Woodward, Oklahoma. K69EK and the two low-power stations that Equity also acquired to become translators of the network (KCHM-LP, now KUOK-CD; and Sulphur-based KOKT-LP), originally relayed Univision programming across Oklahoma via a simulcast from then-sister station, Univision affiliate KLRA-LP (channel 58) in Little Rock, Arkansas. In the first months of operation, the Univision Oklahoma stations ran a direct simulcast from KLRA-LP including local commercials from the Little Rock area that were inserted by that station during national commercial breaks and KLRA-LP's station IDs (the Oklahoma City repeaters identified though text-only IDs placed at the bottom of the screen during the top and bottom of each hour).
In March 2005, KOCY, though still programmed via satellite from Equity's headquarters in Little Rock, ceased the KLRA-LP simulcast and began carrying advertising for businesses within the Oklahoma City market and separate station promotions through KUOK's now separate feed. Prior to KUOK and its translators affiliating with Univision, the Spanish-language network was only receivable via local cable providers such as Cox Communications, carrying Univision programming from the network's national broadcast feed; these providers now carry KUOK on a clearer signal compared to its over-the-air coverage in most areas of central and south central Oklahoma through a direct feed from KUOK. That same month on March 13, the station changed its callsign to KWDW-LP.
On June 25, 2008, Equity announced that it was selling Univision Oklahoma to Luken Communications, LLC. In December of that year, Equity Media Holdings filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and offers by Luken Communications to acquire Equity-owned stations in six markets were later withdrawn. KUOK and its translators were sold at auction to the Tyler Media Group on April 16, 2009, this effectively created a duopoly between KUOK and Telemundo affiliate KTUZ-TV.
On November 22, 2011, the station changed its callsign to KUOK-LP (KUOK's translator on channel 36, changed its callsign to KUOK-LD around the same time), then on February 9, 2012, its callsign was changed again to KOCY-LP and ended the Univision simulcast with KUOK, becoming an affiliate of Estrella TV; as such, it became Tyler Media's third Spanish-language station in the Oklahoma City market. The KOCY callsign had previously been used on Tyler Media's Radio Disney affiliate in Oklahoma City, KEBC (1560 AM) from 2003 to 2011, and on KGHM (1340 AM) from the 1940s until the early 1990s.
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- Estrella TV launches in Oklahoma City, OK
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- Estrella TV official website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KOCY-LP