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CityBranson, Missouri
First air date
January 24, 1986 (38 years ago) (1986-01-24)
Former call signs
  • K25BD (1986–2013)
  • K25BD-D (2013–2017)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog: 25 (UHF, 1986–2013)
  • Digital: 25 (UHF, 2013–2020)
  • Virtual: 25 (2013–2020)
EICB TV (until 2017)[citation needed]
Call sign meaning
KY3's CW
(reflecting sister station)
Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
Facility ID11135
ERP15 kW
HAAT511 m (1,677 ft)
Transmitter coordinates37°10′26″N 92°56′28.1″W / 37.17389°N 92.941139°W / 37.17389; -92.941139
Public license information

KYCW-LD (channel 24) is a low-power television station licensed to Branson, Missouri, United States, serving the Springfield area as an affiliate of The CW. It is owned by Gray Television alongside NBC affiliate KYTV (channel 3) and ABC affiliate KSPR-LD (channel 33); it is also sister to Branson-licensed tourist information–formatted station K17DL-D, channel 17 (which is owned by Branson Visitors TV, LLC, a joint venture between Gray [50.1%] and Market Branson, LLC [49.9%]). KYCW-LD, KYTV and KSPR-LD share studios on West Sunshine Street in Springfield, while KYCW-LD's transmitter is located on Highway FF north of Fordland.

KYCW-LD's low-power broadcasting radius does not reach the entire market. Therefore, it is simulcast in 16:9 widescreen standard definition on KYTV's third digital subchannel (33.2), and in high definition on KSPR-LD's second digital subchannel (also mapped to virtual channel 24.1); it is also simulcast to Branson on K17DL's digital subchannel (24.2).


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


The station's signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming [2]
24.1 720p 16:9 KYCWLD Main KYCW-LD programming / The CW
24.2 480i 4:3 DEFY Defy TV
24.6 16:9 MeTV MeTV
3.2 247WX WeatherNation TV
3.3 COZITV Cozi TV
17.1 720p BVTV Simulcast of K17DL-D / Tourist information


  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for KYCW-LD". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ "RabbitEars.Info". Archived from the original on 31 July 2017. Retrieved 31 July 2017.

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