About WDKY FOX56WDKY debuted as an independent station on February 10, 1986. John D. Backe created the station. For a few months, WDKY and then-independent station WLKT (now defunct) battled for the greatest programs and movies, as well as showing Independent Network News. The station became a Fox charter affiliate on October 9, 1986. The station began broadcasting from studios at 434 Interstate Avenue in Lexington. In 1989, Backe sold WDKY to MMC Television Corporation. In 1992, MMC sold the station to Superior Communications. The station moved to its present facilities on Euclid Avenue in Lexington's Chevy Chase area in 1996. The Sinclair Broadcast Group purchased WDKY and sister station KOCB in Oklahoma City the same year.
Sinclair Broadcast Group and Fox announced a five-year renewal of the network's affiliation deal with Sinclair's 19 Fox stations, including WDKY-TV, on May 15, 2012.