It is the flagship television station of locally based Griffin Communications, and is part of a duopoly with My Network TV affiliate KSBI (channel 52).
The two stations share studio facilities located on Kelley Avenue (adjacent to the studios and main offices of the state's PBS member network, the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority [OETA]), and its transmitter facilities are located near the John Kilpatrick Turnpike on the city's northeast side.
Channel 9 initially transmitted its signal from a shorter temporary tower near its Kelley Avenue studios as its permanent transmitter tower, for which the Griffins chose the KWTV callsign (standing for "ideo") for the station over using the KOMA calls, was still under construction; when it was activated in 1954, the 1,577 feet (481 m) structure became the tallest free-standing broadcast tower in the world at the time.
As of October 2014, the tower is currently being removed and sold for scrap.
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