Founded in 1995, KASY was primarily a UPN affiliate, but had a secondary affiliation with The WB. In 1997, KASY became an exclusive UPN affiliate. Two years later, ACME Communications, owner of the Albuquerque WB affiliate KWBQ, bought KASY, resulting in the creation of the first major television duopoly in the Albuquerque market. KASY affiliated with MyNetwork in 2006, and was rebranded as My50 TV. The station operates under a Shared Services Agreement with Nexstar owned KRQE.
Albuquerque, NM is in the 46th largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 1,632,960 and 648,350 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
Covering 31 counties and more than 120,000 square miles in New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado, you can drive in any direction for three hours from Albuquerque and still be inside our viewing area. Our DMA is #1 among the top 50 markets for both ADS penetration (50.9%) and OTA penetration (23.8%).
The largest employers in this market are the Albuquerque Public Schools, Kirtland Air Force Base, Sandia National Labs, and Presbyterian Hospital.
Source: Albuquerque Business First, May 2016
Station Contact Information13 Broadcast Plaza SW Albuquerque, NM 87104 P: (505) 243-2285
TBA, Station Manager
Jim Ottolin, Director of Sales
Iain Munro, News Director