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For the airport using ICAO code KBCB, see Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport.
Bellingham, Washington
Channels Digital: 19 (UHF)
Virtual: 24 (PSIP)
Affiliations ShopHQ
Estrella TV
Owner Venture Technologies Group, LLC
(World Television of Washington, LLC)
Founded February 10, 1989
Call letters' meaning K
Former callsigns KEGA (February-October 1989)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
24 (UHF, 1989-2009)
Former affiliations ACN (1989-2004)
ImaginAsian (2004-2006)
Transmitter power 165 kW
Height 757 m
Facility ID 53586
Transmitter coordinates 48°40′46″N 122°50′31″W / 48.67944°N 122.84194°W / 48.67944; -122.84194
Website KBCB

KBCB is a television station in Bellingham, Washington, which airs on digital UHF channel 19, though through PSIP the station appears as 24.1 and 24.2. It is carried on Comcast, Dish Network, and Verizon FiOS and a strong over-the-air signal that blankets Vancouver, BC and Victoria, BC.


Logo used as World Television, used until 2006.

The station signed on as KEGA on February 10, 1989. It gained its current call-sign on October 2, 1989.

In 2006, KBCB switched affiliation from Independent/ImaginAsian to ShopNBC. The network became ShopHQ in 2013.

On August 1, 2011, KBCB added the Spanish language network Estrella TV as a subchannel.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
24.1 1080i 16:9 KBCB-DT Main KBCB programming / ShopHQ
24.2 480i 4:3 KBCB-D2 Estrella TV (Spanish)
24.3 KBCB-D3 Main KBCB programming / ShopHQ

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KBCB shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 24, on February 17, 2009, as part of the federally mandated transition from analog to digital television (which Congress had moved the previous month to June 12).[2][3] The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 19, using PSIP to display KBCB's virtual channel as 24 on digital television receivers.


  1. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KBCB
  2. ^ http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29129027/page/4/
  3. ^ List of Digital Full-Power Stations

External links[edit]