News-Press & Gazette station in Yuma, Ariz.-El Centro, Calif., market will begin airing network programming on Jan. 1.
The ABC Television Network signed an affiliation agreement with KECY-DT Yuma, Ariz.,-El Centro, Calif., market, it was announced today by John Rouse, senior vice president of Affiliate Relations for ABC. The affiliation becomes effective on Jan. 1, 2007.
KECY is owned by Gulf California Broadcasting Co., a division of News-Press & Gazette Broadcasting. This will be News-Press & Gazette’s sixth ABC television affiliation, joining group-owned ABC affiliates in the El Paso, Texas; Palm Springs, Calif.; Idaho Falls, Idaho; Colorado Springs and Grand Junction, Colo., markets.
The new digital channel can be viewed over-the-air on ch. 9.2 and on Time Warner Cable ch. 5 in both Yuma and Imperial Counties.
“We are very pleased to expand ABC’s coverage in the El Centro and Yuma markets by adding KECY to our station lineup,” Rouse said.
Said John Kueneke, president of News-Press & Gazette Broadcasting: “News-Press and Gazette is delighted to bring ABC programming to the viewers of the Yuma-El Centro market. We appreciate ABC’s vote of confidence awarding us with this new affiliation.”