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Sheridan, Wyoming
Channels Analog: 7 (VHF)
Affiliations Defunct
Owner Western Family Television, Inc.
First air date April 2002
Last air date May 9, 2009; 8 years ago (2009-05-09)
Former callsigns KBNM (2002)
KSWY (2002–2010)
Former affiliations CBS (via KTVQ, 2002)
NBC (2002–2009)
Transmitter power 125 watts
Height -52 m
Facility ID 81191
Transmitter coordinates 44°46′42.0″N 106°56′16.0″W / 44.778333°N 106.937778°W / 44.778333; -106.937778 (KJCW)

KJCW, channel 7, was a television station in Sheridan, Wyoming, most recently owned by Western Family Television. Its license was canceled and call sign deleted on December 23, 2010.[1]


The station signed on in April 2002 as KBNM under the ownership of Sunbelt Communications Company. The station displaced K07HC, a translator for CBS affiliate KTVQ in Billings, Montana, to channel 9 as K09XK; in its earliest months, KBNM served as a temporary satellite of KTVQ, but with plans to become an NBC affiliate.[2] After joining NBC, the station, which was renamed KSWY on November 1, 2002,[3] served as a pass-through for NBC programming, with virtually no local content (including commercials);[4] this ended on September 1, 2003,[5] at which point it became a satellite of sister station KCWY in Casper, Wyoming (which joined NBC that same day).

In 2008, Sunbelt exchanged KSWY to Western Family Television in exchange for KJCW-LP (channel 29),[6] which had previously been listed as a JCTV affiliate.[7] When the sale closed on May 9, 2009, KSWY went silent due to the loss of its tower site;[8] its programming then moved to channel 29, renamed KSWY-LP. The KSWY callsign remained on channel 7 as well until May 4, 2010, when it took the KJCW callsign abandoned by KSWY-LP a year prior.[3] The station proposed to return to the air (with the JCTV programming previously seen on KJCW-LP/KSWY-LP) from a temporary site as it continued to seek a permanent transmitter location.[9] On December 23, 2010, the FCC canceled its license and deleted the KJCW call sign; it is unknown whether the licensee or the FCC initiated the action.[1] As an affiliate of KTVQ, the station's transmitter was co-located with KPRQ 88.1 FM just off Red Grade Road southwest of Sheridan. KTVQ now operates a translator on channel 9 (K09XK-D) from the same site.[10]


  1. ^ a b "Station Search Details". Federal Communications Commission. December 23, 2010. Retrieved February 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Some TV stations to change for area antenna users" (PDF). The Sheridan Press. June 15, 2002. p. 3. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Children's Television Programming Report (1)". Federal Communications Commission. May 15, 2007. Retrieved October 24, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Children's Television Programming Report (2)". Federal Communications Commission. September 14, 2007. Retrieved October 24, 2010. 
  6. ^ "TV and LPTV swapped in northern Wyoming". Television Business Report. August 15, 2008. Retrieved March 21, 2010. 
  7. ^ "JCTV Distribution List" (PDF). JCTV. Retrieved March 21, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. June 22, 2009. Retrieved March 21, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Engineering STA". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. May 21, 2010. Retrieved October 24, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Sheridan County RTLI Coverage". Ubstudios.com. Retrieved February 13, 2016.