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KHBS-DT2: Fort Smith, Arkansas
KHOG-DT2: Fayetteville, Arkansas
United States
Branding The Arkansas CW (general)
40/29 News (newscasts)
Slogan Dare To Defy
Channels Digital: KHBS-DT 21.2 &
KHOG-DT 15.2 (UHF)
Virtual: KHBS-DT 40.2
& KHOG-DT 29.2 (PSIP)
Affiliations The CW (via The CW Plus)
Owner Hearst Television
(KHBS Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc.)
First air date September 18, 2006 (2006-09-18)
(as cable-only "KCWA")
April 28, 2008 (2008-04-28)
(as digital subchannels of KHBS and KHOG-TV)
Call letters' meaning see KHBS / KHOG-TV
Former callsigns "KCWA" (2006-2008)
Transmitter power KHBS-DT2: 325 kW
KHOG-DT2: 180 kW
Height KHBS-DT2: 602 m (1,975 ft)
KHOG-DT2: 266 m (873 ft)
Facility ID KHBS-DT2: 60353
KHOG-DT2: 60354
Transmitter coordinates KHBS-DT2: 44°31′32.0″N 72°48′54.0″W / 44.525556°N 72.815000°W / 44.525556; -72.815000
KHOG-DT2: 36°0′57.4″N 94°4′59.4″W / 36.015944°N 94.083167°W / 36.015944; -94.083167 (KHOG-TV)
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile

KHBS-DT2 and KHOG-DT2 are the CW-affiliated television stations for Northwest Arkansas. The stations are second digital subchannels of the ABC-affiliates KHBS / KHOG-TV, which are both owned by Hearst Television. Over the air, KHBS-DT2 broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on UHF channel 21.2 from KHBS's transmitter located northwest of Poteau, Oklahoma. The station is also offered on Cox cable channel 22 in Fort Smith. KHOG-DT2 broadcasts an HD digital signal on UHF channel 15.2 from KHOG's transmitter located southeast of Fayetteville. It can be seen on Cox cable channel 4 in that city as well. KHBS-DT2 and KHOG-DT2 are known on-air together as the Arkansas CW. Their parent stations have studios on Ajax Avenue in Rogers.


Both stations were launched on April 28, 2008 when KHBS and KHOG-TV decided to carry The CW on their digital signals. Previously, the network was only available from a cable-only CW affiliate operated by Cox. As part of The CW Plus operation, it was known as having the fictional callsign, "KCWA".[1][2][3]

Digital Television[edit]

Digital Channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[4][5]
1080i 16:9 KHBS CW
Arkansas CW


Nightly news logo.

On August 20, 2012, KHBS/KHOG began producing a nightly half-hour prime time newscast at 9 on their CW-affiliated second digital subchannels. The broadcast is the third prime time news option in the Fayetteville-Fort Smith market, joining a weeknight-only newscast on Fox outlet KFTA that is produced by sister station KNWA-TV and a nightly KFSM-produced newscast on MyNetworkTV affiliate KXNW.[6] As KHBS-DT2 and KHOG-DT2 receive CW network programming from The CW Plus, the newscast preempts syndicated programming normally seen in that timeslot on The CW Plus' national feed.[citation needed]


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