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Bowling Green, Kentucky
Branding South Central
Kentucky CW
Slogan TV To Talk About
Channels Digital: WBKO-DT 13.3 (VHF)
Affiliations The CW (via The CW Plus)
Owner Gray Television
(Gray Television Licensee, Inc.)
First air date September 21, 1998
Call letters' meaning see WBKO
Sister station(s) WBKO, WBKO-DT2, WKYT-TV
Former callsigns "WBWG" (1998-2006)
Former affiliations The WB (via The WB 100+) (1998-2006)
Transmitter power 31.5 kW (digital)
Height 220.5 m (digital)
Facility ID 4692 (digital)
Transmitter coordinates 37°3′49.4″N 86°26′6.7″W / 37.063722°N 86.435194°W / 37.063722; -86.435194 (digital)

WBKO-DT3 is The CW-affiliated television station for South Central Kentucky. The station is a third digital subchannel of ABC affiliate WBKO ownedy by Gray Television. Over-the-air, it broadcasts a standard definition signal on VHF channel 13.3 from a transmitter along KY 185/Richardsville Road in unincorporated Northern Warren County. WBKO-DT3 can also be seen on Insignht channel 12 and 117.[1] WBKO-DT3's parent station has studios on US 68/KY 80/Russellville Road in Bowling Green along the William H. Natcher Parkway.


In the fall of 1998, WBKO-DT3 began as cable-only "WBWG", a The WB-affiliate and received programming via The WB 100+. It was a partnership between the local cable provider and WBKO. On September 18, 2006, The WB and rival UPN ended broadcasting and merged into The CW, and "WBWG" affiliated with them via The CW Plus. At this time, after "WBWG" being on WBKO-DT3 for a time since the launch of Fox-affiliated WBKO-DT2, the callsigns "WBWG" were dropped and changed to the current WBKO-DT3.

Like all affiliates of The CW Plus in the Central Time Zone, WBKO-DT3 airs the nationally syndicated morning show The Daily Buzz on weekdays from 5 a.m until 8 a.m.


  1. ^ [1] Retrieved on January 21, 2013.

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