KUOK-CA

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KUOK-CA
Norman, Oklahoma
United States
ChannelsAnalog: 11 (VHF)
OwnerEquity Broadcasting Corporation (2004–2008)
Founded1997
First air date1998
Last air date2008
Former call signsKDSA-LP (1998–2004)
Former affiliationsDaystar (1998–2001)
The Worship Network (2001–2004)
Univision (as a repeater of KUOK, 2004–2007)
LAT TV (2007–2008)
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS

KUOK-CA, VHF analog channel 11, was a low-power television station located in Norman, Oklahoma, United States. The station, at the time of its shutdown in 2008, was owned by Equity Broadcasting.

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The station first signed on the air in 1997 as KDSA-LP, carrying programming from The Worship Network, which had already broadcast on KMNZ (channel 62, now KOPX-TV) before and after that station became the market's Pax TV (now Ion Television) owned-and-operated station. In 2000, KDSA affiliated with religious broadcaster Daystar. After the affiliation switch to Univision was announced, Daystar programming was moved to upstart O&O station KOCM (channel 46) in December 2003. In the summer of 2004, the station requested to the Federal Communications Commission to have its call letters changed to KUOK-CA, which was made official that fall.

The station became a Univision affiliate on May 8, 2004, as part of a six-station bi-state network then known as "Univision Arkansas-Oklahoma" which also included KUOK (channel 36, to which KUOK-CA served as a translator) and the three other low-power stations that also Equity acquired to become its translators (K69EK – channel 69, later KWDW-LP, KUOK-LP and now KOCY-LP on channel 48; KCHM-LP – channel 36, now KUOK-CD; and Sulphur-based KOKT-LP – channel 20), originally relayed Univision programming across Oklahoma via a direct simulcast from then-sister station KLRA-LP (now KKYK-CD) in Little Rock, Arkansas. In March 2005, KUOK – though still programmed via satellite from Equity's headquarters in Little Rock – discontinued the KLRA-LP simulcast, with it and its translators began carrying advertising for businesses within the Oklahoma City market and separate station promotions.

KUOK-CA broke off from the Univision simulcast on May 30, 2007, when the station switched to LAT TV as part of a new affiliation deal between the network and Equity. [1] LAT TV ceased operations in 2008, and KUOK went silent afterward. On June 18, 2010, the FCC canceled KUOK-CA's license.[1]

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