On August 11, 2018 at 2:00 AM KYCW-LD will move from channel 19, broadcasting from our Fordland tower to channel 25 broadcasting from the studio tower at 999 West Sunshine in Springfield.
This move is necessitated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as they begin their repack of television stations across the country into a tighter bundled broadcast spectrum. By moving KYCW from channel 19 to channel 25 it allows us to prepare for the move of KYTV, KSPR and The Ozarks CW later this year.
Channel 25 will broadcast a directional pattern 30 degrees north at a much reduced height. This means that some over the air viewers will no longer be able to receive these signals (Antenna/Cozi/WX 24/7). The CW will still be on our full power KYTV transmitter, virtual channel 33-2. We recommend viewers rescan their TVs and have an outdoor antenna aimed toward our studio tower (999 West Sunshine in Springfield).
For deeper technical help and explanations please call (417) 268-3000 and ask for engineering. Antenna, Cozi and The KY3 Weather Channel channels will be available, as usual, on Mediacom, Suddenlink, Fidelity, COMO cable and the Ozarks Go network. The long term plan is to move KYCW-LD back to the Fordland tower late this year after the KYTV repack construction is complete.