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List of over-the-air television stations in Des Moines-Ames

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Note: Clickable station call letters below are links to station Wikipedia sites.
    The Des Moines-Ames market is ranked
    #68 out of 210 TV markets in the U.S.
Call Letters VC PC Network or Format Owner/Operator Notes/Other info
WOI 5.1 5.1
ABC
Tegna
(Tegna Broadcast Holdings, LLC)
Licensed to: Ames, IA
5.2 5.2
Laff
5.3 5.3
Grit
5.4 5.4
Cozi TV
KCCI 8.1 8.1
CBS
Hearst-Argyle
(Hearst Properties Inc.)
8.2 8.2
MeTV
8.3 8.3
MyNetwork  (7pm-9pm)
Heroes & Icons  (9pm-7pm)
KDIN 11.1 11.3
PBS
Iowa Public Broadcasting Board
11.2 11.4
PBS Kids
11.3 11.5
World Channel
11.4 11.6
Create
WHO 13.1 13.3
NBC
Nexstar Broadcasting
(Tribune Broadcasting Company II LLC)
13.2 13.4
local weather
13.3 13.5
Antenna TV
13.4 13.6
Court TV
KDSM 17.1 16.3
Fox
Sinclair (KDSM Licensee, LLC)
17.2 16.4
Comet TV
17.3 16.5
Charge!
17.4 16.6
TBD
KDMI 19.1 19.3
TCT  (religious)
Tri-State Christian Television
(Radiant Life Ministries, Inc.)
19.2 19.4
TCT  (SD signal)
19.3 19.5
Light TV
KTIN 21.1 25.3
PBS
Iowa Public Broadcasting Board
Licensed to: Fort Dodge, IA
21.2 25.4
PBS Kids
21.3 25.5
World Channel
21.4 25.6
Create
KCWI 23.1 23.3
CW
Tegna
(Tegna Broadcast Holdings, LLC)
Licensed to: Ames, IA
23.2 23.4
Court TV Mystery
23.3 23.5
Bounce TV
23.4 23.6
Quest
5.5 23.7
ABC  (WOI simulcast)
WBXF-CD ¤ 28.1 28.1
Biz TV
L4 Media Group
(L4 Media Group, LLC)
28.2 28.2
SonLife
KAJR-LD ¤ 36.1 21.1001
Movies!
HC2 Holdings
(DTV America Corporation)
Licensed to: Fort Dodge, IA
36.2 21.1002
SonLife
36.3 21.1003
GetTV
36.4 21.1004
Decades
36.5 21.1005
Buzzr
36.6 21.1006
QVC
36.7 21.1007
Cheddar
KFPX 39.1 36.3
Ion
Ion Media Networks
(Ion Television License, LLC)
Licensed to: Newton, IA
39.2 36.4
Qubo
39.3 36.5
Ion Plus
39.4 36.6
(paid programs)
39.5 36.7
QVC
39.6 36.8
HSN
K32NM ¤ 41.1 32.1
HSN
Ventana Television
(Ventana Television, Inc.)
41.3 32.3
Dabl
KRPG-LD ¤ 43.1 24.1
Azteca America
HC2 Holdings
(HC2 Broadcasting License Inc.)
43.2 24.2
(paid programs)
43.3 24.3
(paid programs)
KDAO-CD ¤ 45.1 17.1
Retro TV
MTN Broadcasting, Inc.
Licensed to: Marshalltown, IA
KCYM-LD ¤ 45.1 26.1001
(paid programs)
HC2 Holdings
(DTV America Corporation)
Licensed to: Fort Dodge, IA
45.2 26.1002
The Country Network
45.3 26.1003
(no programming)
45.4 26.1004
Stadium
45.5 26.1005
(paid programs)
45.6 26.1006
QVC2
45.7 26.1007
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