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|KHBS: Fort Smith, Arkansas
KHOG: Fayetteville, Arkansas
40/29 News (newscasts)
Arkansas CW (on DT2)
|Slogan||Live. Local. Latebreaking.|
KHBS: 21 (UHF)
KHOG: 15 (UHF)
KHBS: 40 (PSIP)
KHOG: 29 (PSIP)
The CW (DT2)
(KHBS Hearst Television, Inc.)
|First air date||KHBS: July 28, 1971
KHOG: December 8, 1977
|Call letters' meaning||
KHBS: Hernreich Broadcasting System
|Former callsigns||KHBS: KFPW-TV (1971-1983)
KHOG: KTVP (1977-1987)
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
40 (UHF, 1971-2009)
29 (UHF, 1977-2009)
|Former affiliations||CBS (1971-1978)
ABC (secondary 1971-1978)
|Transmitter power||KHBS: 325 kW
KHOG: 180 kW
|Height||KHBS: 602 m
KHOG: 266 m
|Facility ID||KHBS: 60353
KHBS is the ABC-affiliated television station in Fort Smith, Arkansas. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 21 (virtual channel 40.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter located on the Cavanal Hill northwest of Poteau, Oklahoma. Owned by Hearst Television, the station's brand name, "40/29", comes from both KHBS and its Fayetteville-based satellite station KHOG, which covers other areas of northwest Arkansas and far southwestern Missouri that are not covered by the primary KHBS signal. KHOG broadcasts on UHF digital channel 15 (virtual channel 29.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter located southeast of Fayetteville. Both stations have primary studios on Ajax Avenue in Rogers and also operate a news bureau on North Albert Pike in Fort Smith. Syndicated programming on KHBS/KHOG includes Live with Kelly and Michael, The Dr. Oz Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Jeff Probst Show, and Katie.
Channel 40 began as KFPW-TV on July 28, 1971. It was owned by local businessman Bob Hernreich along with KFPW radio (1230 AM). The station was a primary CBS affiliate with a secondary ABC affiliation. Before channel 40's arrival, all three networks had been shoehorned on primary NBC affiliate KFSA-TV (channel 5, now KFSM-TV).
KFPW-TV found the going difficult against channel 5 largely because of the difficulties experienced by UHF stations operating in rugged terrain. Most seriously, it was all but unviewable in Fayetteville and the surrounding area—a problem exacerbated by its transmitter being located in Oklahoma. Many viewers in the northern part of the market watched CBS on KTVJ in Joplin, Missouri (now NBC affiliate KSNF).
To solve this problem, on December 8, 1977, KTVP channel 29 in Fayetteville signed on as a satellite station of KFPW. It was Fayetteville's second attempt at a commercial television station, after KGTO-TV. That station aired NBC and CBS programming in the area on channel 36. After a few years, it went dark in the early-1970s. The two stations became full-time ABC affiliates in 1978 after KLMN-TV (now KFTA-TV) signed on and took the CBS affiliation.
In 1983, the Hernreich family sold off its radio stations, KFPW and KXXI-FM. The Hernreichs changed channel 40's call letters to KHBS. Two years later, in 1985, Bob Hernreich joined Sigma Broadcasting (later becoming its chairman and CEO), merging KHBS and KTVP into Sigma. In 1987, KTVP became KHOG-TV. Argyle Television bought the stations in 1996. A year later, Argyle merged with Hearst. In October 2007, KHBS and KHOG-TV moved their operations to new, state of the art studios in Rogers.
On April 28, 2008, KHBS and KHOG-TV launched new second digital subchannels to carry The CW. This complemented a cable-only CW affiliate operated by Cox Communications known as having the fictional callsign, "KCWA". 
Digital television 
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|Main KHBS/KHOG programming / ABC|
News operation 
|This section requires expansion. (August 2010)|
KHBS currently broadcasts a total of 19½ hours of local newscasts each week (with 3½ hours on weekdays and one hour each on Saturdays and Sundays). The station does not carry any newscasts on weekend mornings.
On April 18, 2011, KHBS/KHOG expanded its weekday morning newscast 40/29 News Sunrise, to 2½ hours from 4:30 to 7 a.m., becoming one of the smallest stations in terms of market size to extend its morning newscast to a 4:30 a.m. start time. On September 13, 2011, the stations became the first in the Fort Smith–Fayetteville television market to begin broadcasting its newscasts in 16:9 widescreen enhanced definition. Although not broadcasting in true high definition, the broadcasts match the aspect ratio of HD television screens.
On August 20, 2012, KHBS/KHOG will launch a nightly half-hour prime time newscast at 9 on their CW-affiliated second digital subchannels. The broadcast is the third prime time news option in the market, joining a weeknight-only newscast on Fox outlet KFTA that is produced by sister station KNWA-TV and a nightly KFSM-produced newscast on MyNetworkTV affiliate KXNW.
News/station presentation 
Newscast titles 
- The Night Report (1971–1977)
- Newswatch (1977–1981)
- NewsCenter (1981–1998)
- Your Hometown News (1998–2006)
- 40/29 News (2006–present)
Station slogans 
- "Live. Local. Late Breaking." (1998–present)
News team 
- Derek Burleson - weekday mornings 40/29 News Sunrise
- Kelly Johnson - weekday mornings 40/29 News Sunrise; also reporter
- Jay Plyburn - weekend evenings; also weekday reporter
- Craig Cannon - weeknights at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.
- Angela Taylor - weeknights at 5, 6, 9, and 10 p.m.
- Drew Michael (AMS Seal of Approval) - chief meteorologist; weeknights at 5, 6, 9 and 10 p.m.
- Brittany Bell - meteorologist; weekend evenings
- Laura Huckabee - meteorologist; weekday mornings 40/29 News Sunrise
- Mike Jacques - sports director; weeknights at 6, 9 (on DT2) and 10 p.m.
- Josh Taylor - sports anchor; weekend evenings, also sports reporter
- Keristen Holmes - general assignment reporter
- Monica Lempert - general assignment reporter
- Tony Russell - general assignment reporter
- "Missouri Edition". Retrieved 2006-11-09.
- "KHBS, KHOG Offer The CW on Digital Channel". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 2008-04-09.
- Tvnewsday - Cw Signs Digital Affils In Arkansas
- 40/29 To Add CW Network - Local News Story - KHBS NW Arkansas
- KHBS-KHOG Expands Morning News, TVNewsCheck, April 14, 2011.
- KHBS-KHOG Launch Evening Newscast on Arkansas CW-Affiliate, TVSpy, August 20, 2012.
- "4029TV.com - News Team". Retrieved 2012-07-20.
- "NWA's TV news anchorwomen". Retrieved 2008-02-08.
- "NWAnews.com :: Northwest Arkansas' News Source Nasty night tests TV weathermen". Archived from the original on 2008-01-17. Retrieved 2008-02-08.