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KECY-TV

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KECY-TV
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Brand Fox 9
ABC 5 (DT2)
City of License El Centro, California
Market El Centro, California/Yuma, Arizona
Channel 9 digital
Formerly: 9 analog (1968)
48 digital (2001-09)
Network Affiliation Current: FOX
MyNetworkTV (secondary)
ABC (DT2)
The CW (DT3)
Telemundo (DT4)
Historic: CBS (1965-68, 1972-95))
ABC (1968-72)
UPN (secondary, 1995-2006)
Founded 1965
Company News-Press & Gazette
President
Current Popular Non-Network Shows Two and a Half Men
According to Jim
Friends
Kathy
Judge Judy
The Ellen DeGeneres Show

KECY-TV is the call sign of the FOX and secondary MyNetworkTV affiliate in El Centro, California/Yuma, Arizona.

KECY-TV first debuted in 1965 as a satellite of KBLU (now KSWT) call letters KECC-TV and as a CBS affiliate. It switched to ABC in 1968 and then back to CBS in 1972. In 1995, KECY-TV took the FOX affiliation away from former FOX affiliate KWBY-TV, as that station is now defunct. KECY-TV's transmitter is located in the Chocolate Mountains in Imperial County, California. KECY-TV operates the area's ABC affiliate on digital subchannel 9.2 and Telemundo affiliate KESE-LP/analog ch. 35 on digital subchannel 9.3. KESE-LP has applied to transmit digital on channel 40. Unlike most FOX & ABC affiliates, KECY-TV and KECY-DT2 did not produce any local news, it did have a newscast from 1968 to 1993, called News 9 as a CBS affiliate. In March 2012, the station restablished its news operation called KECY Fox 9 News, for digital subchannel's ABC affiliate it's KECY ABC 5 News.

San Diego's ABC affiliate KGTV is still available on El Centro cable (Time-Warner), but network programming is replaced with alternate programming so as not to conflict with KECY-DT2.

Digital programming

Virtual Physical Name Programming
9.1 9.1 KECY-DT Main KECY (Fox/MNTV)
9.2 9.2 KECY-DT2 ABC
9.3 9.3 KECY-DT3 The CW
9.4 9.4 KESE-LP Telemundo

Past On-Air Personalities

  • Maria Holson
  • Diane Guerrazzi
  • Cynthia Thompson
  • Carl Bell (now at KNBC, Los Angeles, CA)
  • Timothy Garcia
  • Steve Perez
  • Larry Weston
  • Samantha Johnson
  • Eddie Salazar
  • Elizabeth Perez
  • Shelby Goldsmith
  • Katherine Mason
  • David Tinsley
  • Shannon Cassidy
  • Laura Johnson

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