The article below is an excerpt from the December 22, 1978 edition of Conquest, a
publication of KCYFC. December 15 was the formal grand opening and dedication of
While December 15 was the formal dedication of the station, here are some things
that preceded it. Once the tower, antenna and transmitter were installed FCC Rules
required that a proof-
At the time, FCC Rules required that a request for Program Test Authority be filed with the FCC prior to commencing to broadcast programming. Once granted, a station could then begin transmitting programming.
Below is an early version of a program guide showing the time when various programs would be broadcast.
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Below is a Bumper Sticker promoting KYFC-
Above are snapshots from Dr. Al’s Inside Story. This was typically aired near the
conclusion of the broadcast day for KYFC-
I believe it was a Sunday. My normal Master Control Operator, George Bailey [not
to be confused with the character played by the actor Jimmy Stewart in It’s a Wonderful
Life], was on vacation. Having a small technical staff I came in to cover his shift.
I was to be relieved in mid-
Epilogue: We finished the shift not too long afterwards and signed off the station.
By now we were both starving having nothing of substance to eat all day. As we drove
home we stopped at a Perkins along I-
Television stations were listed in a publication called Television Factbook. This
publication showed all television markets and each station in the market that was
on the air. The listing showed a broad coverage map of the station along with the
technical parameters such as the coordinates of the transmitter site and the power
transmitted. It also showed the personnel of the station. Clink this link or the
icon on the right to see an excerpt from the 1979 edition of the Television Factbook