|Branding||Fox 44 Central Texas|
|Slogan||So Fox 44 (general)
The Most Powerful Name in Local News (news)
|Channels||Digital: 44 (UHF)|
MyNetworkTV (DT2; repeater of KYLE-TV)
Estrella TV (DT3)
|Owner||Nexstar Broadcasting Group
(Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.)
|First air date||March 13, 198|
|Call letters' meaning||Waco-Killeen-Temple|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
44 (UHF, 1988-2009)
The WB (2003-2006)
|Transmitter power||100 kW|
|Public license information:||Profile
KWKT-TV, channel 44, is a Fox-affiliated television station serving the Waco/Killeen/Temple area. The main studio operations for the station is located on Woodway Drive in Woodway, Texas (with a Waco address), while the Transmitter is near Moody, Texas.
KWKT signed on the air on March 13, 1988. The station started as exclusive Fox affiliate, but in 2003 added a secondary affiliation with The WB. KWKT aired Fox as a primary affiliate from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., with WB shows airing from 1:00 to 3:00 a.m. Following the merger of UPN and The WB into The CW in 2006, the station added a secondary affiliation with MyNetworkTV.
On October 31, 1994, KYLE-TV, signed on as a repeater of KWKT.
KWKT aired Fox Kids from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. from 1990 to 2001, and then continued on Saturday mornings until 2002, when it was replaced by 4KidsTV. Syndicated shows replaced the weekday block until 2003, when Kids' WB moved into the time slot, and was also aired on Sunday mornings. This block lasted until 2006 and was replaced by Daytime WB. As the two were not chosen to join The CW, Kids' WB was dropped in 2006, then eventually 4Kids after Fox ended the block in December 2008. E/I programming now airs for a half-hour each Monday-Saturday at 7:00 a.m., consisting solely of syndicated low-profile E/I syndicated programming.
On May 7, 2015, Nexstar announced that KYLE would become a separate station with a primary MyNetworkTV affiliation starting on July 1. On that date, KWKT began simulcasting KYLE on its second digital subchannel to reach the entire Waco-Temple-Bryan market.
The station's digital channel is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|44.1||720p||16:9||KWKT-DT||Main KWKT-TV programming / Fox|
|44.2||480i||4:3||Simulcast of KYLE-TV / MyNetworkTV|
- KYLE - Nexstar Broadcasting Group
- Consummation Notice, CDBS Public Access, Federal Communications Commission, Retrieved 6 January, 2015.
- Malone, Michael (May 7, 2015). "Nexstar First Quarter Revenue Up 52%". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
- "RabbitEars TV Query for KWKT". RabbitEars. Retrieved July 5, 2015.
- Waco Tribune, 1/28/2008 (article 1)
- Waco Tribune, 1/28/2008 (article 2) Ali "the Tractor" Cerrato is a radio personality often utilized by KWKT-TV.
- Official website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KWKT
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KWKT-TV