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WLKY 32

WLKY 32 - Louisville, Kentucky
Address: Louisville, KY
Website: http://www.wlky.com/
Published: 27 stories by 9 authors

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WLKY-TV is a television station located in Louisville, Kentucky USA, and serves the Louisville area and southeastern Indiana. The station is owned by the Hearst Corporation, and is an affiliate of the CBS television network. WLKY's transmitter is located north of Louisville in Floyds Knobs, Indiana.

The station signed on September 16, 1961 as a full-time ABC affiliate. Previously, the ABC affiliation in Louisville was shared between NBC affiliate WAVE-TV and then-CBS affiliate WHAS-TV. Although Louisville had been big enough since the early 1950s to support three full affiliates, it had a fairly long wait for full network service.. The Louisville market is a fairly large market geographically, and also includes some rugged terrain. The nearest VHF allocations, channels 7 and 13, had been allocated to Evansville and Bowling Green, respectively. These factors made perspective owners skittish about setting up shop on one of the available UHF allocations in the area.

WLKY was founded by a local group, Kentuckiana Television, who in 1967 sold it to Sonderling Broadcasting (which would acquire several medium-market radio and television stations such as WAST in Albany, New York (now WNYT) until that company merged with Viacom in 1979). In 1973, Sonderling sold the station to Combined Communications. In 1979, Combined Communications merged with the Gannett Company.

In the spring of 1983, Gannett sold WLKY, along with WPTA in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Pulitzer after it purchased WLVI-TV in Boston (currently owned by Sunbeam Television) from Field Communications. Pulitzer kept WLKY but sold WPTA to Granite Broadcasting in 1989.

In September 1990, just over seven years after Pulitzer completed its purchase of the station, WLKY swapped network affiliations with WHAS (by then owned by the Providence Journal Company, now owned by Belo), with WLKY taking the CBS affiliation and WHAS becoming the ABC affiliate?much to that station's chagrin. This came after then-second-place ABC became dissatisfied with the viewership ratings at some of its affiliates (while CBS was in distant third at this midpoint of the Laurence Tisch era of the network's history), and ABC wanted a stronger affiliation. WLKY had long been one of ABC's weaker affiliates, while WHAS had been the dominant station in Louisville for almost 20 years at the time.

However due to the varying terrain of the Kentuckiana area, cable television is almost a requirement for effective viewing, and with the combination of a low universal cable channel number (Channel 5 on both Comcast and Insight), Hearst's aggressive station marketing efforts, and the digital transition leaving only WHAS and WBNA on the VHF band after the June 12, 2009 deadline, WLKY's former weakness of being a UHF station has been almost completely nullified.

Pulitzer sold its entire broadcasting division, including WLKY, to what was then Hearst-Argyle Television in 1999. From 1977 to 1986, WLKY was known as "32 Alive." At the time, Combined Communications used the "Alive" moniker on four of its stations-- WLKY, KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City, WXIA-TV in Atlanta and WPTA in Fort Wayne. Gannett-owned WXIA still uses the "Alive" moniker, as does WPTA, although that station is no longer owned by Gannett.

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Louisville Metro Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
Widow of officer killed by alleged drunken driver shares story
Jennifer Baileys - WLKY 32 WLKY 32 - Louisville, Kentucky
Thursday, January 19th, 2017 @ 10:06PM
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Details in double homicide on River Park Drive still unknown
Anna-Lysa Gayle - WLKY 32 WLKY 32 - Louisville, Kentucky
Monday, May 23rd, 2016 @ 08:24AM
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Police officer hopes stranger will donate marrow to save his life
Jennifer Baileys - WLKY 32 WLKY 32 - Louisville, Kentucky
Friday, March 6th, 2015 @ 08:13PM
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S. Ind. law enforcement officers accused of trying to buy illegal steroids
WLKY 32 - Louisville, Kentucky
Monday, October 28th, 2013 @ 10:45PM
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Police believe more than 1 person involved in officer slaying
WLKY 32 - Louisville, Kentucky
Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 @ 08:25PM
Louisville Metro Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
Real impact of local violence: LMPD chief speaks out
Duane Pohlman - WLKY 32 WLKY 32 - Louisville, Kentucky
Monday, February 11th, 2013 @ 11:50PM
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Family files wrongful death suit in case of teen shot by police
Jessica Oh - WLKY 32 WLKY 32 - Louisville, Kentucky
Sunday, November 18th, 2012 @ 09:48PM
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Man arrested after robbing bank, leading police on chase
WLKY 32 - Louisville, Kentucky
Thursday, October 4th, 2012 @ 05:17PM
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Man accused of groping conservation officer at state park
Jessica Oh - WLKY 32 WLKY 32 - Louisville, Kentucky
Sunday, August 12th, 2012 @ 09:57PM
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Community vows to reclaim violence-ridden area
WLKY 32 - Louisville, Kentucky
Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 @ 05:52PM
Louisville Metro Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
Suspected carjacker leads police on multicounty chase
WLKY 32 - Louisville, Kentucky
Monday, April 16th, 2012 @ 06:37PM
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 @ 09:23PM
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Bystander, Suspect Killed In Crash Following Police Chase
WLKY 32 - Louisville, Kentucky
Sunday, January 15th, 2012 @ 07:16PM
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Metro EMS Workers Too Exhausted To Work Effectively
WLKY 32 - Louisville, Kentucky
Saturday, October 15th, 2011 @ 12:38AM
Louisville Metro Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
Woman Threatens To Call 2X, Internal Affairs If Arrested
WLKY 32 - Louisville, Kentucky
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 @ 07:13PM
Louisville Metro Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
Bond Lowered For Man Accused Of Shooting Officer
Steve Tellier - WLKY 32 WLKY 32 - Louisville, Kentucky
Friday, January 14th, 2011 @ 07:29AM
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Former Officer Says Rumors About Sex Life Led To Firing
WLKY 32 - Louisville, Kentucky
Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 @ 06:46PM
Louisville Metro Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
Suspect Charged In Officer's Shooting
Eric King - WLKY 32 WLKY 32 - Louisville, Kentucky
Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 @ 02:04PM
Louisville Metro Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
Officer's Suspension Withdrawn
Andy Alcock - WLKY 32 WLKY 32 - Louisville, Kentucky
Monday, December 6th, 2010 @ 10:05PM
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Strip Club Sues LMPD After Police Raid
WLKY 32 - Louisville, Kentucky
Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 @ 08:54AM
Louisville Metro Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
Police Change Taser Policy
Steve Tellier - WLKY 32 WLKY 32 - Louisville, Kentucky
Saturday, October 24th, 2009 @ 07:08AM
Louisville Metro Government - Louisville, Kentucky
Extra Vacation Pay, Other Payments To Mayor's Staff Questioned By Metro Council
Mike Petchenik - WLKY 32 WLKY 32 - Louisville, Kentucky
Thursday, July 30th, 2009 @ 01:28AM
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Police Union Airs Grievances Over Kentucky Derby
Mike Petchenik - WLKY 32 WLKY 32 - Louisville, Kentucky
Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 @ 09:33AM
Kentucky State Government -  Kentucky
Senator Introduces Transparency Bill. Gives More Power To Metro Council
Andy Alcock - WLKY 32 WLKY 32 - Louisville, Kentucky
Monday, February 9th, 2009 @ 08:09PM
River City Fraternal Order of Police - Louisville, Kentucky
2nd Judge Denies City's Request In Take-Home Car Controversy
Mike Petchenik - WLKY 32 WLKY 32 - Louisville, Kentucky
Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 @ 08:55PM
Louisville Metro Corrections - Louisville, Kentucky
Concerns Raised About New Metro Corrections Head
WLKY 32 - Louisville, Kentucky
Thursday, November 13th, 2008 @ 09:13PM
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