KAUT may also take on the responsibility of airing NBC programs when KFOR is not able to such as in a news-related emergency. In addition, the station also several of Autry's feature films during the week of December 6 (including among others his debut film, Tumbling Tumbleweeds, The Phantom Empire, and Bells of Capistrano). The station—which maintains an additional subchannel-only affiliation with Ion Television—is owned by Gray Television, and is sister to low-power MyNetworkTV affiliate K31LQ-D, which is simulcast on KXII's second digital subchannel. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page where you can join the discussion. ), KAUT commenced entertainment programming on November 3, 1980, three weeks after the VEU launch. KFOR-TV, virtual channel 4, is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. The last MyNetworkTV program to air on KAUT-TV was a repeat of Monk on September 14, 2012. For three months, it was unclear whether KAUT would become an independent station once again or join MyNetworkTV. It gives a brief definition of each concept and its relationships. It is also a sister station to low-powered Estrella TV affiliate KOCY-LP. Seraphim Media would in turn donate the license and certain intellectual assets of KGMC to the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA)–with the intent of converting it into a PBS member station–for $1 million, with Pappas acquiring equipment and property assets owned by the station for an additional $1 million. Under the complex $30-million asset transfer proposal, Pappas would acquire the programming inventories of both KGMC and KAUT (including channel 43's Fox affiliation rights) and integrate many of their acquired programs onto channel 25's schedule, solidifying KOKH's status as the market's dominant independent. Other stations: WFXQ-CD8 The two stations share studios and transmitter facilities on Wilshire Boulevard and 78th Street on the city's northeast side. There is no separate website for KPLR-TV; instead, it is integrated with that of sister station KTVI. The station first signed on the air on October 15, 1980 as KAUT, initially operating as a pilot station for Golden West's subscription service Video Entertainment Unlimited (VEU). [79] On May 2, in a joint announcement by the network and Sinclair Broadcast Group, KOCB was confirmed as The CW's Oklahoma City affiliate. (Weekday programs from the network were relegated from daytime to the overnight hours in November 2012, and were then cut to weekends only in late December 2013.) This message is updated dynamically through the template {{sourcecheck}} (last update: 15 July 2018). The following is a summary of broadcast and print media in Oklahoma City: KOCO-TV, virtual channel 5, is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. It returned at 5 a.m. the next day as KPSG, named after its new owner. On November 3, 1980, less than two months after channel 43 signed on, KAUT began offering news programming, in the form of a daytime local rolling news format. The following year, FNN programming was dropped and replaced by additional comedy and drama series, while movies began airing in prime time. The transaction—which, upon its closure on September 19, 2019, [112] [113] made Nexstar the largest television station operator by total number of stations—gave the KFOR/KAUT duopoly additional sister stations in Lawton–Wichita Falls (NBC affiliate KFDX-TV and SSA partners KJTL [Fox] and KJBO-LP [MyNetworkTV]), Wichita (the Kansas State Network group of NBC affiliates, led by flagship KSNW), Fort Smith–Fayetteville (NBC affiliate KNWA-TV and Fox affiliate KFTA-TV, which added a third sister station through the acquisition of MyNetworkTV affiliate KXNW, previously a duopoly partner of CBS affiliate KFSM-TV), Joplin–Pittsburg (NBC affiliate KSNF and ABC-affiliated SSA partner KODE-TV), Amarillo (NBC affiliate KAMR-TV and SSA partners KCIT [Fox] and KCPN-LP [MyNetworkTV]) and Shreveport–Texarkana (NBC affiliate KTAL-TV and SSA partners KMSS-TV [Fox] and KSHV-TV [MyNetworkTV]). (Ironically, KAUT was erroneously mentioned as a CW affiliate in the first press statements about the new network. Weather and Sit and Be Fit) each weekday from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., and instructional programs and select PBS news, science and documentary series (including among others, The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour [later retitled The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer in 1995], which, until 1993, originally aired on a one-hour delay from its initial OETA early evening broadcast) from 9:00 p.m. until sign-off. Editors have permission to delete these "External links modified" talk page sections if they want to de-clutter talk pages, but see the RfC before doing mass systematic removals. When the announcement of MyNetworkTV's formation was made, a promotional video shown on the day of the network's announcement on New York affiliate WWOR-TV showed that the branding of MNTV stations would be "My (channel number)." As the order now allowed the affected Sinclair stations to begin switching to The WB starting on January 15, 1998, UPN began scrambling to find a new affiliate in the market. [91] [92] When KAUT-TV formally reverted to an independent on September 17, MyNetworkTV programs were replaced with off-network syndicated sitcoms during the 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. timeslot. The DT4 subchannel was restored six weeks later on December 9, 2019, as an affiliate of the NBCUniversal-owned classic television network Cozi TV. These games are simulcast from fellow MyNetworkTV affiliate KDFI in Dallas, which is the official over-the-air broadcast flagship station for the team's games in the Dallas/Ft. This TV is an American free-to-air television network that is owned by ThisTV, LLC, a joint venture between Nexstar Media Group, and the MGM Domestic Television Distribution subsidiary of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. [68] [69] UPN attempted to block the affiliation deal through lawsuits, claiming that Sinclair struck the deal without giving the network any required written notice that it would terminate its contracts with the affected stations; a summary judgment issued by the Baltimore City Circuit Court on December 8, 1997, ruled in favor of Sinclair. Language; Watch; Edit ; Active discussions. The KFOR-produced program would eventually gain additional prime time news competitor on April 5, 2016, when ABC affiliate KOCO-TV began producing a half-hour nightly newscast for its MeTV-affiliated digital subchannel. Most of the programs were rebroadcasts from KETA. Upon the sale's December 27 completion, KAUT became the first independent station to be operated by Tribune Broadcasting since the January 1995 launch of The WB (it would later be joined by Tribune's Chicago flagship WGN-TV, when that station disaffiliated from The CW in September 2016); the acquisition also reunited KAUT with former sister station KTLA, which Golden West sold in 1983 to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, which in turn sold that station to Tribune in 1985. Other operational assumptions and acquisition of the KAUT's North Eastern Avenue studios and transmission tower would require additional funding by the Oklahoma Legislature, which was now more receptive of the authority acquiring KAUT. The station is also available to DirecTV and Dish Network customers within the Oklahoma City market. KIAH's studios are located adjacent to the Westpark Tollway on the southwest side of Houston, and its transmitter is located near Missouri City, in unincorporated Fort Bend County. Talk:KAUT-TV. On September 8, 2008, KFOR began producing a two-hour morning newscast for the station (separate from the traditional morning newscast seen on channel 4), under the title Rise and Shine Oklahoma (later shortened to simply Rise and Shine in April 2012). [87] On April 11, 2011, KAUT rebranded as "[KAUT] Freedom 43 TV", an approach made to cater to, according to a statement by then-KFOR/KAUT president and general manager Jim Boyer, "all Oklahomans who believe in faith, freedom and patriotism," specifically the large military population in the Oklahoma City market. The entire wiki with photo and video galleries for each article. In 1987, Pappas Telecasting made a proposal to buy KOKH. Cable service was provided within Oklahoma City proper through Cox Cable (which commenced its Oklahoma City operations in April 1980, servicing the western half of the city [up to Western Avenue]) and Pan Oklahoma Communications (an African American-owned buildout venture that was majority owned by Cox that concurrently began serving northeastern Oklahoma City and nearby Forest Park; Cox would acquire Pan Oklahoma outright in December 1983), and in outer suburbs through Multimedia Cablevision (which covered cities such as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Moore and Yukon as well as Tinker Air Force Base) and American Cablevision (which served most of Midwest City, excluding the Tinker area, until it was integrated into Multimedia's suburban Oklahoma City properties in May 1984). [28] [29] KAUT-TV affiliated with Fox when the fledgling network inaugurated programming on October 9, 1986. It serves as the flagship television property of locally based owner Griffin Communications, and is part of a duopoly with MyNetworkTV affiliate KSBI. [75] [77] Through Viacom's ownership stake in UPN, channel 43 became the first television station in Oklahoma to serve as an owned-and-operated station of a major commercial broadcast network (preceding the conversion of KOPX-TV [channel 62] and its Tulsa sister, KTPX-TV, into charter O&Os of Pax TV by two months).