The station is owned by Gray Television. It was the first commercial outlet to launch in Bowling Green and aired an analog signal on VHF channel George Brown local sales people owned the station through their company Argus Broadcasting. It was an independent station which originally had studios at its transmitter in rural Warren County.
After spending some time off the air in late due to an explosion destroying its transmitter, Argus Broadcasting sold the station to Professional Telecasting Systems on June 11, It is suspected that a local bootlegger at the time did not appreciate the news spotlighting his operation. This did not collapse the tower but it stood with a bow in it; the transmission line on the lower section of the tower was destroyed and the tower was unsafe. A temporary tower with a temporary antenna was erected at the site and the station continued operation with diminished coverage a few months later.
The new owner, Professional Telecasting, adopted the WBKO an acronym for B owling Green, K entucky's O wn call sign and instituted color telecasting for local in-studio programming and newscasts in By this time, the station had moved to studios on East 10th Street in downtown Bowling Green. Richard Benedek took over. Inthe station began broadcasting a digital signal on UHF channel Carriage of the distant Fox affiliates was a way for the market to be served by Fox without resorting to carrying the Foxnet national service for the smallest markets.
That station later became the default over-the-air affiliate of The WB for parts of the area. Fox's programming also includes some national special reports from Fox News and Fox News Sundayas well as sports programming from Fox's sports broadcasting division.
Jewelry Television was dropped and replaced with infomercials and replays of certain syndicated programming from the main channel. The call letters were fictional and were not recognized by the FCC since it was a cable-exclusive outlet. It had the branding WB 12 for most of its tenure with the WB. Over-the-air viewers could still view The WB via a distant station, depending on location.
Antenna users in southern portions of the Bowling Green market viewed the network via WNAB in Nashville after that station signed on in Areas east of Bowling Green from Brownsville and Glasgow eastward could pick up the signal of Campbellsville -licensed WBKI-TVwhich serves the Louisville area; that station's transmitter location, which is near the western Marion County community of Raywickcovers much of Central Kentucky and provides secondary coverage Grade-B quality signal or better into the eastern portions of the Bowling Green market.
WBKI's transmitter power and location at the time made that station have the largest coverage area for any station based in the state of Kentucky, covering portions of three media markets, including the Louisville, Bowling Green and Lexington markets. WBKI was also carried on dozens of cable systems in the three markets, as well as parts of the Nashville market in areas around Dale Hollow Lake. The new combined service would be called The CW. WBKI's analog signal could still be picked up over-the-air in select areas of the market with an outdoor antenna until the digital television transition.
WBKI-TV's principal signal was taken off the air in as a result of the —17 FCC spectrum incentive auctionfour years after that station began to share the channel space with a Salem, Indiana -licensed station that now uses the WBKI callsign. DirecTV does not carry any of Bowling Green's local channels. As of Junethe over-the-air feed of WBKO-DT3 continued airing in a widescreen standard definition picture format; it could not be upgraded to high definition, most likely due to bandwidth limitations prohibiting WBKO from transmitting all three of their feeds in HD simultaneously.Closings and Delays: View Details.
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