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Hilo, Hawaii
Branding "Hilo Five"
Channels Analog: 5 (VHF)
Digital: 7 (VHF)
Affiliations Independent
Owner Hilo Hawaii Broadcasting, LTD.
Founded 2006
Call letters' meaning K Hilo Hawaii Broadcasting
Transmitter power 1.5kw (analog)
0.3kw (digital)

KHHB-LP, or "Hilo Five", was a low-power independent television station based in Hilo, Hawaii airing on NTSC VHF channel 5. On cable, the station was only available on the eastern half of the Big Island of Hawaii on Oceanic Cable channel 46 (analog cable) and 49 (digital cable). As of November 2007, KHHB-LP was the only low-power TV station in Hawaii to be carried on Oceanic Time Warner Cable.

KHHB-LP first hit the airwaves in December 2005 under the call letters K05LD.[1] The station took on its current calls in 2006.

The majority of KHHB's schedule was composed of short films and religious music videos. The station also carried syndicated reruns of the classic shows Northern Exposure, The Nanny, Mad About You, Charlie's Angels, Starsky and Hutch, Mission: Impossible and Soap during the late afternoons and prime time. In late December, reruns of Law and Order: Criminal Intent were phased into the schedule.

The station also offered five-minute long newscasts every night at 7, 9 and 11 PM local time that catered specifically to Hilo viewers. These newscasts were also available for streaming on the station's website.

In January 2007 the Honolulu Star-Bulletin reported that a sister station for the western half of the island was also in the works, but as of March 2008 it has yet to surface.[2]

The last broadcast was on May 6, 2011, and the license was cancelled on July 25, 2012 for failure to transmit a signal for a 12-month period.[3]


  1. ^ "Business | /2005/10/13/". 2005-10-13. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  2. ^ "Business | /2007/01/21/". 2007-01-21. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
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