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|Slogan||Everybody's Watching Fox|
|Channels||Digital: 41 (UHF)
Virtual: 41 (PSIP)
(Mountain Licenses, L.P.)
|First air date||October 1, 1989
May 1993 (current license)
|Call letters' meaning||K Central Washington YU (taken from Spokane's KAYU-TV)|
|Former callsigns||K53CY (1989–1993)
|Former channel number(s)||53 (UHF analog, 1989–1993)
68 (UHF analog, 1993–2002)
41 (UHF analog, 2002–2008)
|Transmitter power||12.9 kW|
KCYU-LD is a low-power digital television station in Yakima, Washington, broadcasting on UHF channel 41 as an affiliate of the Fox network. The station is owned by Northwest Broadcasting, and is a semi-satellite station of KFFX-TV, which serves the Tri-Cities area. It repeats KFFX most of the day, though it airs separate identifications and commercials and has its own Website. On satellite, KCYU-LD is only available on Dish Network, while DirecTV carries KFFX-TV instead. The station has its own studios on Lincoln Avenue in Yakima, though some support operations are handled at KFFX's facility in Kennewick.
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP short name||Programming |
|41.1||720p||16:9||KCYU-HD||Main KCYU-LD programming / Fox|
Fox programming first came to Yakima on October 1, 1989, when K53CY channel 53 (generally referred to as simply "KCY") signed on as a semi-satellite of Spokane's KAYU-TV; it aired most of KAYU's programming (with the exception of programming that KAYU did not hold the rights to show in Yakima), with inserts for local commercials. Subsequently, a construction permit for a new low-power station on channel 68 in Yakima was issued on April 1, 1993 and given the call sign K68EB; this facility signed on a month later. Despite the different call sign, K68EB was still called "KCY" outside of Federal Communications Commission-required station identifications.
Original owner Salmon River Communications sold K68EB, along with KAYU-TV, KBWU-LP in the Tri-Cities, and KMVU in Medford, Oregon, to Northwest Broadcasting in 1995. The call letters were changed to KCYU-LP on November 20, 1995. KCYU-LP remained a semi-satellite of KAYU until January 1999, when it became a semi-satellite of the new KFFX-TV. The station remained on channel 68 until 2002, when KCYU-LP moved to channel 41. On December 15, 2008, KCYU-LP dropped analog broadcasting and converted to a high definition digital signal; in reflection of this conversion, the call letters were modified to the current KCYU-LD on July 8, 2009.
On April 21, 2009, KCYU-LD began airing This TV on its digital subcarrier. This TV is also carried on Charter Cable channel 292.
KCYU-LD is rebroadcast on a translator.
- "Station Search Details (DK53CY)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
- Murphey, Michael (October 5, 1989). "KAYU TV partnership opens stations in Yakima, Tri-Cities". Spokane Chronicle. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
- "Application Search Details (KCYU-LD, 1)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
- "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
- "Application Search Details (KCYU-LD, 2)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
- Smith, Craig (November 18, 1994). "Seahawk Notebook -- 54,500 Not Enough To Lift TV Blackout". The Seattle Times. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
The game will be carried on Fox network affiliates in Spokane (KAYU, Channel 28), Portland, KPDX, Channel 49) and Yakima (KCY, Channel 68).
- "Michigan investor buys KAYU TV". The Spokesman-Review. August 2, 1995. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
- Official website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KCYU-LD
- Query TV Fool's coverage map for KCYU-LD
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KCYU-LD
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