Kansas City, Missouri; Chicago, Illinois; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Los Angeles, California and the twin cities metroplex of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, have local over-the-air network stations on channel nine, as of 2015. Many of the stations kept their analog channel nine designations even after the switch to digital broadcasts.
WGN is probably the most widely recognized name of the channel nines. It is a local Chicago station affiliated with the CW network but also a national superstation. It is widely available nationwide from most cable television providers and satellite television subscription services. While the station does show all of the CW network's content, it also has a significant amount of local Chicago-based shows on a variety of topics, including news, sports, music and lifestyles.
KCAL9 is the CBS affiliate for Los Angeles. In addition to network-generated content, the station provides local programming of interest the viewers in the city as well as all of greater Orange County. Oklahoma City's KWTV News9 channel is another CBS station, but it also focuses heavily on news and weather affecting the entire state of Oklahoma.
KMBC is the ABC network station in Kansas City, and it is owned by Hearst Stations, Inc. The station covers local events in both the Kansas and Missouri areas of the city and has a national news affiliation with CNN. KMSP is known as FOX9 in the twin cities with coverage of Minnesota events and FOX network programming.