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WDKY-TV, virtual channel 56 (UHF digital channel 19), is a Fox-affiliated television station serving Lexington, Kentucky, United States that is licensed to nearby Danville. Its transmitter is located southeast of Lexington. Owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, the station has offices on Euclid Avenue in Lexington's Chevy Chase neighborhood but broadcasts newscasts from the studios of Gray Television-owned CBS affiliate WKYT-TV (channel 27) on Winchester Road.

WDKY-TV can be viewed in the Lexington area on Charter Spectrum channels 7 (SD) and 910 (HD). Cable subscribers in Frankfort can view WDKY on Frankfort Plant Board channels 5 (SD) and 505 (HD).

HistoryEdit

WDKY began broadcasting on February 10, 1986 as an independent station. The station was founded by John D. Backe. For a few months, WDKY and then-independent station WLKT (now off the air) competed with each other for the best programming and movies and even airing the Independent Network News. On October 9, 1986, the station became a charter affiliate of Fox. The station began operating from studio facilities located at 434 Interstate Avenue in Lexington. Backe sold WDKY to the MMC Television Corporation in 1989. MMC in turn sold the station to Superior Communications in 1992. In 1996, the station relocated to its current studios on Euclid Avenue in Lexington's Chevy Chase neighborhood. That same year, WDKY and sister station KOCB in Oklahoma City were both acquired by the Sinclair Broadcast Group.

On May 15, 2012, Sinclair Broadcast Group and Fox agreed to a five-year extension to the network's affiliation agreement with Sinclair's 19 Fox stations, including WDKY-TV, that will run through 2017.


TV stations in Kentucky
WDKY, Danville

WDRB, Louisville
WXIX, Newport
WBKO-DT2, Bowling Green

TV stations in Central Kentucky Bluegrass region, including Lexington and Frankfort
WOBZ-LD 9 (BUZZR)
W10BM 10 (AMGTV/WHT)
WLEX 18 (NBC)
WKYT 27 (CBS)
WKSO 29 (PBS)
WKHA 35 (PBS)
WTVQ 36 (ABC)
WKMR 38 (PBS)
WKLE 46 (PBS)
WVTN-LP 48 (Rel.)
WKON 52 (PBS)
WDKY 56 (Fox)
WYMT 57 (CBS)
WLJC 65 (Cozi)
WUPX 67 (Ion)
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