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Semi-satellite of KFNB, Casper, Wyoming

CityCheyenne, Wyoming
BrandingKLWY Fox 27

KKTQ Cheyenne ABC (DT2)
Me-TV Wyoming (DT3)

Your Wyoming Link (newscasts)
Affiliations27.1: Fox
27.2: ABC[1]
27.3: MyNetworkTV/MeTV[2]
27.4: Ion Television
27.5: Cozi TV
27.6: Laff
27.7: Defy TV
  • Coastal Television[3]
  • (Front Range Television LLC)
First air date
August 5, 1994; 29 years ago (1994-08-05)
UPN (secondary, 1995–2006)[4]
Call sign meaning
Laramie County, Wyoming
Technical information[5]
Licensing authority
Facility ID40250
ERP169 kW
HAAT232 m (761 ft)
Transmitter coordinates41°3′0.5″N 104°53′33.5″W / 41.050139°N 104.892639°W / 41.050139; -104.892639 (KLWY)
Public license information

KLWY (channel 27) is a television station in Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States, affiliated with the Fox and MeTV networks. The station is owned by Coastal Television, and maintains a transmitter southwest of Cheyenne along I-25.

KLWY is a semi-satellite of KFNB (channel 20), the Fox affiliate in Casper. The two stations air nearly the same programming with separate station identifications and commercials, and are operated from KFNB's studios on Skyview Drive in Casper.


KLWY signed on August 5, 1994,[6] as the third full-fledged commercial station in eastern Wyoming following KGWN-TV in 1954 and KQCK in 1987. It immediately joined Fox; previously, Denver's KDVR was carried by some cable providers in southeastern Wyoming, but much of the eastern portion of the state did not receive Fox programming at all as this was one of the few areas of the country where cable was not yet readily available. It took 13 years for KLWY to launch; the construction permit had been issued August 4, 1981, to the Chrysostom Corporation, which owned Casper's KCWY-TV (channel 14).[7][8] It then was sold in 1983 to Heart of Wyoming Television,[9] which was the original owner of Casper's channel 20 (when it was KXWY-TV).[10] Wyomedia, which became the owner of the Casper station in the early 1990s, then acquired KLWY in 1992.[11]

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

Until 2004, KLWY's programming was simulcast on 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. K26ES is now KWYF-LD, an affiliate of MyNetworkTV and MeTV; its programming is simulcast in Cheyenne on the third subchannel of KLWY.

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

The station does not have a website. KLWY does not air its own newscasts per se, however it collaborates with NewsNet for a 9 p.m. local broadcast; the only other newscast on the station is a rebroadcast of Good Morning Wyoming from KTWO-TV in Casper. However, KTWO's programming, including ABC programming and its newscasts, are simulcast on a digital subchannel of KLWY.

Wyomedia Corporation agreed to sell its stations to Legacy Broadcasting on February 8, 2018;[12] the sale was canceled on October 2, 2018.[13] On October 8, 2019, Wyomedia announced that it would sell its stations to Front Range Television, a subsidiary of Coastal Television Broadcasting Company (run by Bill Fielder); the sale was concurrent with Vision Alaska's purchase of KKTQ-LD (channel 16).[14] Coastal Television and Vision Alaska (run by Stephen Brissette) already jointly operated stations in Alaska.[3] The sale was completed on June 1, 2020.[15]

Technical information[edit]


The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Subchannels of KLWY[16]
Channel Res. Aspect Short name Programming
27.1 720p 16:9 KLWY Main KLWY programming / Fox
27.2 480i KKTQ ABC (KKTQ-LD)
27.3 MeTV MyNetworkTV/MeTV (KWYF-LD)
27.4 ION Ion Television
27.5 COZI Cozi TV
27.6 LAFF Laff
27.7 DEFY Defy TV
  Simulcast of subchannels of another station

KLWY originally signed on a digital signal at channel 28,[17] and took part of the mandatory digital conversion[18] on February 18, 2009, where it flash cut its analog signal. After the transition, KLWY returned to its position on channel 27, where it remains today. The station was quick to add KTWO as KKTQ, after KDEV-LP lost ABC affiliation, and MeTV came shortly afterwards. In 2019, KLWY signed on its fourth subchannel as Ion Television; followed by the fifth subchannel in January 2021 as Cozi TVl[19] and two additional subchannels (TrueReal and Defy TV) in July 2021,[20] bringing the total up to seven, the highest in Wyoming.


City of license Callsign Channel ERP HAAT Facility ID Transmitter coordinates
Scottsbluff, NE K09YH-D 9 0.5 kW −8 m (−26 ft) 167559 41°51′43.8″N 103°39′39.7″W / 41.862167°N 103.661028°W / 41.862167; -103.661028 (K09YH-D)


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  2. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KWYF-LD
  3. ^ a b Jessell, Harry A. (October 8, 2019). "Fielder, Brissette Buy Network Affils". TVNewsCheck. NewsCheckMedia. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  4. ^ "UPN Affiliates". cs.cmu.edu. October 9, 1999. Retrieved May 4, 2023.
  5. ^ "Facility Technical Data for KLWY". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  6. ^ "KLWY" (PDF). Television Factbook. 1996. p. A-1240.
  7. ^ FCC History Cards for KLWY
  8. ^ Oresman, Alison (February 6, 1983). "KCWY-TV aims for top slot". Casper Star-Tribune. Casper, Wyoming. p. A1, A16. Retrieved January 5, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "For the Record" (PDF). Broadcasting. November 28, 1983. p. 71.
  10. ^ Rose, P.J. (November 1, 1984). "New TV station starts limited broadcasting". Casper Star-Tribune. Casper, Wyoming. p. A3. Retrieved January 5, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "For the Record" (PDF). Broadcasting. January 6, 1992. p. 81.
  12. ^ "Application for Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. February 12, 2018. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  13. ^ Liberman, Howard; Buckman, Sally (October 2, 2018). "Request For Withdrawal or Dismissal of Assignment Applications" (PDF). CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  14. ^ Learned, Nick (October 9, 2019). "21 Wyoming TV Stations to be Sold in 3 Transactions". K2 Radio. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  15. ^ Fielder, III, William A. (June 5, 2020). "Consummation Notice". CDBS Public Notice. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  16. ^ "RabbitEars TV Query for KLWY". RabbitEars.info.
  17. ^ "FCCInfo Application Results". www.fccinfo.com. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  18. ^ "Cheyenne, WY-Scottsbluff, NE Digital Transition Map" (PDF). FCC. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  19. ^ "KLWY CHEYENNE, WY". www.rabbitears.info. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  20. ^ "KLWY CHEYENNE, WY". www.rabbitears.info. Retrieved 10 July 2021.

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