KLWB (TV)

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KLWB
KLWB logo
New Iberia/Lafayette, Louisiana
Branding Me-TV Lafayette
Channels Digital: 32 and 50 (UHF)
Subchannels 32.1 KXKW-LP Soul of the South Network
32.2 This TV
50.1 Me-TV
50.2 Antenna TV
50.3 SSN
50.4 KSLO-FM
50.5 KLFT-FM
Translators KXKW-LD 32.1 Lafayette, Louisiana
Affiliations This TV
Me-TV
Antenna TV
SSN
Owner Wilderness Communications, LLC
First air date April 3, 2006
Call letters' meaning Lafayette
(or L for 50 in Roman numerals)
The WB
(former affiliation)
Sister station(s) KLWB-FM, KSLO-FM, KXKW-LP, KXKW-LD
Former channel number(s) Analog:
50 (UHF, 2006-2009)
Former affiliations The WB (2006)
The CW (2006-2010)
Transmitter power 1000 kW
Height 303.4 m
Facility ID 82476
Transmitter coordinates 30°20′32″N 91°57′46″W / 30.34222°N 91.96278°W / 30.34222; -91.96278
Website This TV Lafayette
Me-TV KLWB

KLWB is the Me-TV affiliate in the Lafayette, Louisiana area of the United States. The station is owned by Wilderness Communications.

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KLWB originated in 1999 as a cable-only affiliate of The WB, via The WB 100+. Its broadcast signal began broadcasting on April 3, 2006. Soon afterward, it began to be carried by DirecTV (which previously imported WBZL in Miami and WNUV in Baltimore for WB programming) and Dish Network. The station joined The CW upon its formation that September, carrying The WB 100+'s successor, The CW Plus.

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, KLWB flash-cut to digital operation on the morning of June 12, 2009, which was the end of the digital TV conversion period for full-service stations.

KLWB lost its CW affiliation to a subchannel of KATC on June 14, 2010. At that time, the station switched to This TV (which had previously been carried on a subchannel of KLWB, as well as on sister station KXKW-LD. The station also moved to channel 23 on Cox Cable (its previous position, channel 10, is now occupied by the KATC subchannel). On July 25, 2011, KLWB began airing Me-TV on a new subchannel.[2]

Beginning in the fall of 2011, KLWB became part of the Southland Conference Television Network, airing live sporting events from that league.

On March 30, 2012, Delta Media (Wilderness Communications) purchased KDCG (then RTV) from Acadiana Cable Advertising and added the station as channel 50.2 on KLWB-TV. On August 1, 2012, KDCG switched affiliations from RTV to Antenna TV and in the process Antenna TV was moved to 50.2 and RTV was moved to 50.3 on KLWB-TV. KXKW-CD remained at 32.1 This TV.

June 11, 2013 KLWB added Soul of the South Network(SSN) to their .3 subchannel. Soul of the South was also broadcast temporarily on 32.1, moving ThisTV to 32.2.

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