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Duluth, Minnesota
United States
ChannelsDigital: 27 (UHF)
Virtual: 27 (PSIP)
Affiliations27.1: TCT (O&O)
OwnerTri-State Christian Television
(Radiant Life Ministries, Inc.)
FoundedDecember 6, 2006
First air date
November 30, 2009 (10 years ago) (2009-11-30)
My Family TV (2009–2010)
The Walk TV (2010–2013)
AMGTV (2013–2020)
Call sign meaning
Station launched with unrealized attempt at a CW affiliation
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID166511
ERP40 kW
HAAT207 m (679 ft)
Transmitter coordinates46°47′7″N 92°7′16″W / 46.78528°N 92.12111°W / 46.78528; -92.12111
Public license information

KCWV, virtual and UHF digital channel 27, is a TCT owned-and-operated television station licensed to Duluth, Minnesota, United States. The station is owned by Tri-State Christian Television. KCWV's transmitter is located on the former KDLH tower on Duluth's Observation Hill.


The FCC granted George S. Flinn, III a construction permit for the digital-only station on channel 27 on December 6, 2006. The station signed on November 30, 2009.

Flinn is a Memphis businessman who, until 2007, owned Ion Television affiliates WPXX-TV in Memphis and WPXL-TV in New Orleans.

At its start, KCWV was affiliated with My Family TV. Within a year after the station debuted, it re-affiliated with Legacy TV, a small Christian broadcasting network. Towards the end of 2012, the religious network changed its name from Legacy TV to The Walk TV. During late October 2013, the KCWV re-affiliated again with AMGTV, a family-oriented television network.

On September 17, 2014, it was announced that KCWV would be off the air for a couple of months, as its tower was undergoing replacement. It returned to the air on September 21, 2015 from a new, shorter tower. Since that point it has continued to broadcast intermittently, having been off the air from a period of the spring of 2018 until coming back in May 2019, continuing to carry AMGTV. The station has never sold local commercial advertising.

On May 28, 2020, Flinn Broadcasting Corporation announced that it would sell KCWV, along with sister stations WWJX in Jackson, Mississippi, WBIH in Selma, Alabama, and WFBD in Destin, Florida, to Marion, Illinois-based Tri-State Christian Television for an undisclosed price.[1] The sale was completed on September 15; the stations became owned-and-operated stations of the TCT network two days later.[2]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[3]
27.1 480i 4:3 KCWV Main KCWV programming / TCT


  1. ^ "Application for Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. May 28, 2020. Retrieved May 30, 2020.
  2. ^ Ellis, Jon (September 18, 2020). "Duluth TV Station Changes Network Following Sale". Northpine.com. Retrieved September 19, 2020.
  3. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KCWV

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