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Branson/Springfield, Missouri
United States
CityBranson, Missouri
BrandingOzarks CW (primary)
KCZ (secondary)
KY3 News on the Ozarks CW (newscasts)
ChannelsDigital: 25 (UHF)
(to move to 24 (UHF))
Virtual: 25 (PSIP)
OwnerGray Television
(Gray Television Licensee, LLC)
First air dateJanuary 24, 1986 (33 years ago) (1986-01-24)
Call letters' meaningKY3's CW
(reflecting sister station)
Sister station(s)KYTV, KSPR-LD, K17DL-D
Former callsignsK25BD (1986–2013)
K25BD-D (2013–2017)
Former affiliationsEICB TV
Transmitter power3.9 kW (STA)
15 kW (CP)
Height67.8 m (222 ft) (STA)
511 m (1,677 ft) (CP)
Facility ID11135
Transmitter coordinates37°10′59″N 93°18′13″W / 37.18306°N 93.30361°W / 37.18306; -93.30361 (STA)
37°10′26″N 92°56′28.1″W / 37.17389°N 92.941139°W / 37.17389; -92.941139 (CP)
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile

KYCW-LD, virtual and UHF digital channel 25, is a low-powered CW-affiliated television station serving Springfield, Missouri, United States that is licensed to Branson (39.2 miles (63 km) south of Springfield). Owned by Gray Television, it is a sister station to Springfield-licensed NBC affiliate KYTV (channel 3) and low-powered ABC affiliate KSPR-LD (channel 33). KYCW, KSPR, and KYTV are also sisters to Branson-licensed, low-powered tourist info-formatted station K17DL-D (channel 17). The four stations share studios on West Sunshine Street in Springfield, where KYCW and KSPR also share transmitter facilities.

KYCW-LD's low-powered digital broadcasting radius does not reach the entire market. Therefore, it is simulcast in standard definition on KYTV's third digital subchannel (UHF channel 44.5 or virtual channel 33.2 via PSIP) from a transmitter on Switchgrass Road/Highway FF north of Fordland, and in high definition on KSPR-LD's second digital subchannel (UHF channel 15.4, mapped as virtual channel 25.1 via PSIP) from its transmitter at the West Sunshine Street studios. KYCW is also simulcast to Branson on K17DL-D's third digital subchannel (UHF channel 17.3, also mapped as virtual channel 25.1 via PSIP) from its transmitter near the intersection of US 160/MO 248 in northwest Branson. There is no separate website for KYCW; instead, it is integrated with that of sister station KYTV.

On cable, KYCW-LD (via the KSPR-LD2 feed) is available on Mediacom channel 5 in standard definition and digital channel 705 in high definition.

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming [1]
25.1 720p 16:9 KYCW-LD Main KYCW-LD programming / The CW
3.2 480i KYWX WeatherNation TV
25.3 4:3 COZI TV Cozi TV
33.3 ANT-TV Antenna TV


Syndicated programs broadcast by KYCW-LD include Family Guy, Castle, and The Big Bang Theory.


  1. ^ "RabbitEars.Info". Retrieved 31 July 2017.

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