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|Rapid City, South Dakota
|Slogan||Your 1 News Source|
|Channels||Digital: 21 (UHF)
Virtual: 21 (PSIP)
|Translators||KKRA-LP 24 Rapid City
KWBH-LP 27 (simulcasts CW on 21.2)
K40GS-D Rapid City/Black Hills
(Rapid Broadcasting Company)
|Founded||May 2, 2000|
|First air date||May 14, 2000|
|Sister station(s)||KWBH-LP, KWSD|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
21 (UHF, 2000–2009)
|Transmitter power||500 kW|
|Height||211 m (692 ft)|
|Public license information:||Profile
KNBN, virtual and UHF digital channel 21, is the NBC-affiliated television station in Rapid City, South Dakota, United States. It is owned by Jim Simpson's Rapid Broadcasting, and is also the sister station to KWBH-LP. KNBN's transmitter is located in Rapid City.
The station signed on the air on May 14, 2000. Despite transmitting its signal on UHF channel 21, KNBN identifies as NewsCenter1 on-air, an artifact of when the main cable systems in the market carried the station on Channel 1, which today is usually used solely to provide a slot for video on demand services, barker channels or electronic program guide services. Currently, KNBN is carried on local cable systems on channel 10, though it retains the NewsCenter1 branding. Before KNBN signed on, NBC was provided via cable from KUSA in Denver- before that, KEVN served as the primary NBC station in the area.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming12|
|21.1||1080i||16:9||KNBN-NBC||Main KNBN programming / NBC|
|21.2||720p||KNBN-CW||Simulcast of KWBH-LP|
KNBN shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 21, on February 1, 2009, and "flash-cut" its digital signal into operation on channel 21. The "flash-cut" was necessary as the station had its original construction permit granted after the FCC finalized the DTV allotment plan on April 27, 1997; as a result, the station did not have a companion channel for a digital signal.
KNBN presently broadcasts 11 hours of locally produced newscasts each week (with 2 hours on weekdays and a half-hour each on Saturdays and Sundays).
- Channel 1 branded TV stations in the United States
- Channel 21 digital TV stations in the United States
- Channel 21 virtual TV stations in the United States
- RabbitEars TV Query for KNBN
- "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.
- FCC 387 DTV transition status report 2008/05/08