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Owensboro, Kentucky
ChannelsAnalog: 71 (Time Warner Cable)
AffiliationsIndependent (Public Access)
OwnerOwensboro Community and Technical College
First air datecirca April 1989
Call letters' meaningOwensboro College Television or Owensboro Community Television
Former callsignsW12BJ (1989-1994, as an over-the-air station)
WebsiteOCTV-71 Website

OCTC-TV is an American Public access television station serving the Owensboro, Kentucky area. It is owned by the Owensboro Community and Technical College as part of the college's Broadcast Television Certificate Program.


The station began operations in the spring of 1989 as a low-powered analog terrestrial station, W12BJ. It operated on 0.036 kilowatts of power, with the University of Kentucky as its licensee at the time of the college's construction in early 1989.[1] In March 1994, the station became a cable-exclusive station, moving to the basic luneup of Century Cable. Original broadcast facilities were located at the OCTC's main campus on Hartford Road.[2]

Since the launch of the station, it serves as a cost-recovery department within the community college, as the revenue came from video production services that were broadcast on the station, as well as support from viewers, businesses, and local organizations.

In 2007, OCTV-71 was made available on Time Warner Cable channel 71 when that cable company began service to the Owensboro/Henderson area. The station moved to its present studios at the OCTC's downtown campus on Frederica Street (US 431) in 2009.

Programming [3][edit]

Programs seen on OCTV include locally produced programming originating from either the studios or the college itself.[4]


  • 71 Magazine
  • Rooster Booster
  • GRAAD Dialog - produced by the Green River Area Development District.

Related channels[edit]

From 1994 until 2007, OCTV also managed the Public Access Station Bulletin Board on cable channel 72 until Time Warner Cable resumed management of that channel.


External links[edit]

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