KEYC-TV is a dual affiliated CBS and FOX television station serving southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. KEYC-TV first signed on the air on October 5, 1960 as an NBC affiliate. KEYC switched affiliation to the CBS network in 1961. In July 2007, KEYC added FOX on channel 12-2. KEYC CBS programming is available on channel 12-1 over the air.
KMNF-LD is a dual affiliated NBC and CW+ television station serving southern Minnesota. KMNF-LD signed on the air on October 28, 2019 with programming beginning on December 1, 2019. KMNF-LD is available over the air on channel 7-1 and 7-2. The KMNF call letters are a nod to our history, as the original call letters assigned to KEYC in 1957 were KMNF. The KMNF-TV call letters were changed to KEYC-TV in the summer of 1958.
KEYC-TV & KMNF-LD are owned by Gray Media Group.
How do I receive KMNF NBC & CW via an over-the-air antenna?
KMNF’s antenna is at a height of 975 feet on the KEYC tower near Lewisville, which is just below the KEYC antenna on the top of the tower. You will need a VHF antenna.
What type of antenna do I need to get KMNF?
We have found that a roof-top antenna works best. While we can’t endorse a particular antenna, we have found that these antenna’s work just fine and are quite affordable. The closer you live to Lewisville, this antenna works best:
If you live further away, we have found this antenna works best:
There are other over-the-air tv signal’s in southern Minnesota. Those can be picked up with a UHF antenna.
How do I receive KMNF NBC & CW via cable?
Cable carriage of KMNF-LD is continuing to be added provider by provider. We encourage you to contact your provider to let them know you would like to receive KMNF’s NBC & CW programming.
How do I receive KMNF via satellite?
NBC can be found on channel 7 on DirecTV. DISH is still in the process for adding the channel. DISH tells us they plan to add KMNF to their line-up on January 11, 2020 at the earliest.
I have an antenna and can’t pick up KMNF. Why not?
Your antenna might not be able to receive a VHF signal or it might not be pointed toward Lewisville. We have found that a roof-top antenna works best. While we can’t endorse a particular antenna, we have found that these antenna’s work just fine and are quite affordable. The closer you live to Lewisville, this antenna works best: https://www.newark.com/stellar-labs/30-2475/fringe-directional-antenna-vhf/dp/48Y8141 If you live further away, we have found this antenna works best: https://www.newark.com/stellar-labs/30-2476/deep-fringe-directional-antenna/dp/71Y5462?st=vhf%20antenna
I know I have a VHF antenna and it’s pointed toward Lewisville, but I still can’t receive KMNF. Why not?
KMNF broadcasts from the same tower as KEYC. KMNF is a low-power tv station. KEYC-TV transmits with 52,700 watts of power while KMNF-LD is only about 3,000 watts.
Why did my provider replace my NBC affiliate with KMNF?
Due to FCC regulation, satellite providers have to remove an imported out-of-market station because the local market defined by the FCC now has an NBC affiliate. For satellite customers, this impacts customers in Blue Earth, Brown, Martin and Watonwan counties.