KLCW-TV

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KLCW-TV
KLCW-TV (logo).jpg
Wolfforth/Lubbock, Texas
United States
Channels Digital: 43 (UHF)
Virtual: 22 (PSIP)
Subchannels 22.1 The CW
22.2 KMYL-LD/MyTV
22.3 KXTQ-CA/Telemundo
Affiliations The CW
Owner Woods Communications Corporation
First air date February 9, 2001
Call letters' meaning Lubbock CW
Sister station(s) KMYL-LD, KXTQ-CA
Former callsigns KUPT (2001-2005)
KWBZ-TV (2005-2006)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
22 (UHF, 2001-2009)
Former affiliations UPN (2001-2005)
The WB (2005-2006)
Transmitter power 179 kW
Height 280 m
Facility ID 77719
Transmitter coordinates 33°30′8.7″N 101°52′21.5″W / 33.502417°N 101.872639°W / 33.502417; -101.872639
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website www.lubbockcw.com

KLCW-TV is a full power television station in Lubbock, Texas, licensed in Wolfforth and broadcasting locally on digital channel 43. The station is an affiliate of The CW and is operated from the same facilities as Fox affiliate KJTV-TV.

Prior to 2006, what was then called KWBZ operated solely as a local cable TV station and was owned and operated by KCBD-TV, the local NBC affiliate. At that time, channel 22 was occupied by KUPT, an affiliate of UPN. On January 1, 2006, after the station was acquired by Ramar Communications, KUPT moved to channel 14 in Lubbock (now MyNetworkTV affiliate KMYL-LD), and the WB affiliation moved to channel 22.

KWBZ became a full power broadcast affiliate of The WB (via the WB 100+ Station Group as on cable) on 1 January 2006. Twenty-four days later, the WB and UPN, channel 22's former network as KUPT, announced a merger to take effect on 18 September 2006, the new network operating under the name of "The CW". KWBZ signed on to become a CW affiliate, resulting in new call letters (KLCW was adopted on 30 June 2006) and a rebranding (Lubbock CW). The station's feed still operates from the generic service for lower-market stations (The CW Plus) with local inserts and advertising placed by KJTV-TV and Ramar.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
22.1 720p 16:9 KLCW-DT Main KLCW-TV programming / The CW
22.2 KMYL-DT KMYL-LD / My Network TV
22.3 480i 4:3 KXTQ-DT KXTQ-CA / Telemundo

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

Because it was granted an original construction permit after the FCC finalized the DTV allotment plan on April 21, 1997 [1], the station did not receive a companion channel for a digital television station. Instead, on or before February 17, 2009, which was supposed to be the end of the digital TV conversion period for full-service stations, KLCW-TV would be required to turn off its analog signal and turn on its digital signal (called a "flash-cut"). As of September 2008, the station began broadcasting its digital signal on UHF channel 43. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 22.

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