call_letters = KOCB
city =
station_slogan =
station_branding = CW 34
analog = 34 (UHF)
digital = 33 (UHF)
other_chs =
affiliations = The CW
network =
founded =
airdate = October 28, 1979
location = Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
callsign_meaning = Oklahoma
former_callsigns = KGMC (1979-1990)
former_channel_numbers =
owner = Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
licensee = KOCB Licensee, LLC
sister_stations = KOKH-TV
former_affiliations = independent (1979-1995)
UPN (1995-1998)
The WB (1998-2006)
effective_radiated_power = 1170 kW (analog)
1000 kW (digital)
HAAT = 369 m (analog)
457.6 m (digital)
class =
facility_id = 50170
coordinates = coord|35|33|36.8|N|97|29|8.4|W|type:landmark_scale:2000 (analog)
coord|35|32|57.6|N|97|29|18.8|W|type:landmark_scale:2000 (digital)
homepage = [http://www.cwokc.com/ www.cwokc.com]

KOCB, referred to on-air as CW 34, is the CW affiliate for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group of Maryland, LLC, in a duopoly with KOKH-TV Channel 25.

The station broadcasts its analog signal on UHF channel 34, and its digital signal on UHF channel 33, and is carried on channel 11 on most Central Oklahoma cable systems including Cox Communications. The station is also available to DirecTV and Dish Network customers within the Oklahoma City market. KOCB digital subchannel 34.2 was the Oklahoma City affiliate of The Tube Music Network, which ceased operations October 1, 2007.


KOCB began in 1979 as KGMC, an independent station. The station featured cartoons, classic sitcoms, westerns, dramas, religious shows, and some old movies. KGMC signed on shortly before competitor KOKH 25. The station was owned by General Media.

In 1983, KGMC was sold to Seraphim Media, with the format remaining unchanged. In 1987 Pappas Telecasting Companies sought to buy both KGMC and KOKH as well as then-Fox affiliate KAUT. KOKH was to combine its own assets with KGMC and KAUT and carry the Fox affiliation. KGMC was to become a Home Shopping Network affiliate 18 hours a day along with 6 hours a day of religious shows. KAUT was to be sold to OETA and become a second public television station. In 1988, the sale was canceled, but KGMC would be sold to Maddox Broadcasting in 1989. At that point their call letters became KOCB (the KGMC call letters are now used by channel 43 in Clovis, California, an independent station).

In 1993, KOCB was sold again, this time to Superior Broadcasting. They continued with a general entertainment format while becoming a UPN affiliate in January 1995, retaining the name TV 34. Being that UPN only had a few nights of shows per week KOCB along with other UPN stations were basically independent. In 1996, KOCB began a local marketing agreement with KOKH but ran separate programming. After three years as a UPN station, KOCB became a WB affiliate on January 25, 1998. This left Oklahoma City without a UPN affiliate until KTLC, then-recently bought by Paramount Stations Group, switched from a secondary public television format to a general entertainment station in June of that year, picking up the UPN affiliation. In 2001, Sinclair Broadcasting, owners of KOKH, bought KOCB outright. The two stations continue to cross-promote at the present time.

In the fall of 2002, after four years of being known on the air as WB34, the station rebranded itself as The WB Oklahoma City (now branded The CW Oklahoma City) due to the fact that many Central Oklahomans watch KOCB via cable (channel 11 on most area cable systems). And eventually the station forwent the use of the over-the-air channel allocation in the station logo. This changed in August 2007, when the station was rebranded as "CW34".

From The WB to The CW

It was confirmed on May 2, 2006 that KOCB would affiliate with The CW, probably because it was ranked as one of the highest-rated WB affiliates in the nation at the time. The affiliation switch took place on September 18, 2006.

Since the CW does not air programming on Saturday nights, KOCB usually airs movies between 7pm and 9pm on Saturdays. KOCB also simulcasts KOKH's official drawings for the Oklahoma Lottery nightly during the FOX Primetime News at 9:00.

Of all of the television stations in the Oklahoma City market, KOCB is the only commercial general entertainment station not to feature any local news programming.


KOCB broadcasts Dallas Cowboys preseason games airing three preseason games per year. KOCB also airs college basketball games from the Big 12 Conference via ESPN Plus, airing up to ten regular season games per year as well as the Big 12 Tournament.

tation Presentation

tation Slogans

*"Go For It! We're Oklahoma's 34" (1983-1984)
*"34 Gives You More" (Mid 1980's-Late 1980's)
*"It's Your Station" (Late 1980's-Early 1990's)
*"Oklahoma City's Best" (Early 1990s-1998)
*"Free to Be OKC" (2006-present; unofficial slogan, never used on air) :inc-video

Movie Umbrella Titles

*"The TV34 Movie" (1980s-January 1998)
*"The WB Movie" (January 1998-September 2006)
*"The CW Movie" (September 2006-present)

Office location

KOCB-TV's studios and transmitter are located at 1228 East Wilshire Boulevard, which also serves as the studios of sister station KOKH. Prior to the station's sale to Sinclair, its studios were located on NE 85th.


External links

* [http://www.cwokc.com/ Station Website]

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