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NBC/CW Common Questions & Answers

KEYC's new sister station, KMNF-LD, is on the air, with NBC & CW programming
KEYC's new sister station, KMNF-LD, is on the air, with NBC & CW programming(KEYC/Gray Media)
Published: Dec. 29, 2020 at 1:55 PM CST|Updated: May. 26, 2021 at 10:20 AM CDT
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MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) — We have compiled a list of commonly asked questions and answers about our newest networks, that we call KEYC NBC & CW, and how you can receive the signal. The station is legally known as KMNF-LD.

How do I receive KEYC NBC & CW via cable?

Spectrum carries KEYC NBC programming on channels 7 & 787 and KEYC CW programming on channels 12 and 788. 

Midco carries KEYC NBC programming on channels 4 & 604 and KEYC CW programming on channel 617. 

Mediacom carries KEYC NBC programming on channels 17 & 817 and KEYC CW programming on channels 19 & 819.

Comcast Xfinity carries KEYC NBC on channels 8 & 808 and KEYC CW programming on channel 811.  

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. NBC programming can be found on channel 7 on DISH Network.

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.

How do I receive KMNF-LD 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 an antenna do I need to get KEYC-TV & KMNF-LD?

We have found that a roof-top antenna works best. While we can’t endorse a particular antenna, we have found that the following antenna’s work just fine and are quite affordable. The closer you live to Lewisville, this antenna works best: Nearby to Lewisville Antenna

If you live further away, we have found this antenna works best: Further Away from Lewisville

Other over-the-air tv signal’s in southern Minnesota can be picked up with a UHF antenna.

I have an antenna and can’t pick up KEYC-TV or KMNF-LD. 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 the following antenna’s work just fine and are quite affordable. The closer you live to Lewisville, this antenna works best: Nearby to Lewisville Antenna

If you live further away, we have found this antenna works best: Further Away from Lewisville

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.

 

The blue circle on this map shows the approximate coverage area of KMNF-LD, which is co-located...
The blue circle on this map shows the approximate coverage area of KMNF-LD, which is co-located with the KEYC-TV antenna near Lewisville.(KEYC)

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