KWYF-LD

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KWYF-LD
KWYF-LD1 & KLWY-DT3 Logo.png
KFNB-DT1 & KWYF-LD2 & KFNE-DT1 Logo.png
Casper, Wyoming
United States
Branding KWYF MeTV Wyoming
Channels Digital: 27 (UHF)
Translators 20.2 KFNB-DT2 Casper, WY
27.3 KLWY-DT3 Cheyenne, WY
2.1 K11RN-D Douglas, WY[1]
Affiliations MeTV & MyNetworkTV (2015–present)
Owner Wyomedia Corporation
Founded June 15, 1995
First air date 1997
Call letters' meaning WYoming's Fox
(former affiliation; station has long branded as "KWYF")
Sister station(s) KFNB
Former callsigns K26ES (1997–2014)
K27LZ-D (2012–2013)
Former affiliations Fox (via KLWY) (1997–2004)
UPN (1997–2006, secondary until 2004)
Pax (secondary, c. 2004)
The CW (2006–2015)
Transmitter power 3.3 kW
Facility ID 190191
Transmitter coordinates 42°44′26.0″N 106°21′34.0″W / 42.740556°N 106.359444°W / 42.740556; -106.359444 (KWYF-LD)

KWYF-LD, channel 26, is the MeTV and MyNetworkTV affiliate in Casper, Wyoming. It is owned by Wyomedia Corporation, and is the sister station to KFNB. KWYF also has one repeater, K11RN-D in Douglas, Wyoming. The station is on channel 16 on Charter Communications and channel 26 or 7954 on Dish Network. KWYF can also be seen on KFNB digital subchannel 20.2.

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming [2]
27.1 480i 4:3 KWYF Main KWYF-LD programming / MyNetworkTV & MeTV
27.2 720p 16:9 KFNB HD Simulcast of KFNB-DT1 & KFNE-DT1 (Fox)[3]

History[edit]

A construction permit to construct a low-power television station on UHF channel 26 in Casper was granted on June 15, 1995[4] and issued the call sign K26ES.[5] Original owner Charles W. Swaner sold K26ES to Wyomedia Corporation on September 15, 1997;[6] the new owners applied for a license to cover on October 29, 1997 and was granted it on January 28, 1998.[7] Initially, K26ES served as a translator of KLWY in Cheyenne; this brought Fox programming to Casper, along with a secondary affiliation with UPN. The station, by then referring to itself as "KWYF," began producing a 9 p.m. newscast on November 3, 2003.[8] On March 8, 2004, K26ES became a full-time UPN affiliate after Fox programming was moved to KFNB; for a time after this change, the station also carried some programming from Pax.[9] Wyomedia also transferred K26ES' newscast to KFNB.[9] When UPN and The WB closed to form The CW in 2006, K26ES became the new network's Casper affiliate.[10]

On March 27, 2012, Wyomedia was granted a construction permit[11] for a digital companion channel for K26ES to operate on channel 27;[12] this facility was issued the call sign K27LZ-D.[13] K27LZ-D filed for its license to cover on June 15, 2012[14] and was granted it on July 16;[15] on June 13, 2013, the call letters were changed to KWYF-LD.[13] The analog K26ES license remained active until September 12, 2014, when it was canceled by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).[16]

On January 26, 2015, KWYF became a MeTV affiliate.[17] In addition to airing programing from MeTV, it also airs programing from MyNetworkTV from 7pm-9pm weeknights.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for K11RN-D
  2. ^ http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=station_search&callsign=KWYF-LD#station
  3. ^ http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=station_search&callsign=KFNB#station
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (K26ES, 1)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved September 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Call Sign History (K26ES)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved September 16, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (K26ES, 2)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Application Search Details (K26ES, 3)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ Van Dusen, Matthew (October 29, 2003). "Local Fox news starts Monday". Casper Star-Tribune. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b Burke, Brendan (February 24, 2004). "Programming to change March 8". Casper Star-Tribune. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  10. ^ "13 more markets on the CW bandwagon". TVNewsCheck. April 10, 2006. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  11. ^ "DIGITAL LOW POWER TELEVISION/TELEVISION TRANSLATOR BROADCAST STATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT" (PDF). CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. March 27, 2012. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  12. ^ "APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO CONSTRUCT OR MAKE CHANGES IN A LOW POWER TV, TV TRANSLATOR OR TV BOOSTER STATION". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. February 2, 2012. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Call Sign History (KWYF-LD)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  14. ^ "APPLICATION FOR A LOW POWER TV, TV TRANSLATOR OR TV BOOSTER STATION LICENSE". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. June 7, 2012. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  15. ^ "DIGITAL LOW POWER TELEVISION/TELEVISION TRANSLATOR BROADCAST STATION LICENSE" (PDF). CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. July 16, 2012. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Station Search Details (K26ES)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  17. ^ http://metvnetwork.com/wheretowatch/affiliate/767
  18. ^ "MyNetworkTV Affiliate List". MyNetworkTV.com. 

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