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|Charleston, South Carolina
|Branding||Lowcountry CW 14
News 2 (newscasts)
|Slogan||TV Now &
Count on News 2
|Channels||Digital: WCBD-DT 50.2 (UHF)
Virtual: 2.2 (PSIP)
|Affiliations||The CW (via The CW Plus)|
(Media General Communications Holdings, LLC)
|First air date||September 18, 2006|
|Call letters' meaning||See WCBD|
|Sister station(s)||WSPA-TV, WYCW, WJBF/WAGT, WSAV-TV|
|Transmitter power||1,000 kW (digital)|
|Height||581 m (digital)|
|Facility ID||10587 (digital)|
WCBD-DT2 is a CW-affiliated television station, part of The CW Plus, serving the Charleston, South Carolina market. It is the second subchannel of Charleston's NBC affiliate, WCBD-TV, which is owned by Media General and is carried on digital subchannel 2.2. WCBD-DT2 is branded as Lowcountry CW 14 based on its standard definition cable channel position on the main local provider, Comcast (which also carries the channel in high definition on channel 1014), along with DirecTV. By market size it is the largest subchannel-only affiliate of the service. The station is also carried on WOW! channel 12 and Dish Network on channel 50.
WCBD launched their second digital subchannel on September 18, 2006 to be Charleston's affiliate of the CW, which was made up of the merged UPN and WB networks; UPN had been carried by WMMP (which joined MyNetworkTV), with the WB carried exclusively on cable though a cable channel branded as WBLN, which broadcast on Channel 14 on area cable systems; WCBD-DT2 immediately assumed that same channel position upon launch. Though most of the schedule is taken up by the default CW Plus schedule, Sunday mornings feature the locally originated outdoors programs Santee Cooper Sportsman with Kevin Davis and SC Outdoors.
In late 2013, WCBD-DT2 began broadcasting in 720p high definition, in line with the CW's request for their Plus network subchannel affiliates to carry the network in HD wherever technically possible.
WCBD-DT2 has two original newscasts for them produced by WCBD, an extension of News 2 Today which airs at 7 a.m. weekdays, a simulcast of the main channel's noon newscast, and a replay of WCBD's 6 p.m. news at 10 p.m., referred to in TV listings as WCBD 6PM News on The CW on weeknights.