KLWB (TV)

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KLWB
New Iberia/Lafayette, Louisiana
United States
Branding MeTV Acadiana
Channels Digital: 50 (UHF)
Virtual: 14 (PSIP)
Subchannels 22.1 Heroes & Icons
32.1 ASN
32.2 Antenna TV
50.1 MeTV
50.2 Heroes & Icons (KDCG-CD 22.2)
KFXZ-FM
50.5 KLFT-FM EWTN Radio.
Translators KDCG-CD 22.1/22.2 Opelousas, Louisiana, KXKW-LD 32.1/32.2 Lafayette, Louisiana
Affiliations ASN(2016-present),
MeTV(2011-present),
Antenna TV (2012-present),
Heroes and Icons (2015-present)
Owner Delta Media Corporation/Wilderness Communications, LLC
First air date April 3, 2006 (2006-04-03)
Call letters' meaning Lafayette
(or L for 50 in Roman numerals)
The WB
(former affiliation)
Sister station(s) KLWB-FM, KFXZ-FM, KXKW-LP, KXKW-LD, KDCG-CD
Former channel number(s) Analog:
50 (UHF, 2006-2009)
Former affiliations

50The WB (2006)
The CW (2006-2010), ThisTV (2008-2011) RTN (2008-2012), AntTV 2012-2015 (currently on sister station KXKW 32.2).

32 ThisTV (2011-2016)
Transmitter power 1000 kW
Height 303.4 m
Facility ID 82476
Transmitter coordinates 30°20′32″N 91°57′46″W / 30.34222°N 91.96278°W / 30.34222; -91.96278
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website American Sports Network Lafayette
MeTV KLWB
[2]/[3] (H&I)
[4] (AntTV).

KLWB is the MeTV affiliate in the Lafayette, Louisiana, area of the United States. The station is owned by Wilderness Communications.

History[edit]

KLWB originated in 1999 as a cable-only affiliate of The WB, via The WB 100+. Its broadcast signal began broadcasting on April 3, 2006. Soon afterward, it began to be carried by DirecTV (which previously imported WBZL in Miami and WNUV in Baltimore for WB programming) and Dish Network. The station joined The CW upon its formation that September, carrying The WB 100+'s successor, The CW Plus.

KLWB lost its CW affiliation to a subchannel of KATC on June 14, 2010. At that time, the station switched to This TV (which had previously been carried on a subchannel of KLWB, as well as on sister station KXKW-LD). The station also moved to channel 23 on Cox Cable (its previous position, channel 10, is now occupied by the KATC subchannel). On July 25, 2011, KLWB began airing MeTV on a new subchannel.[1]

Beginning in fall 2011, KLWB became part of the Southland Conference Television Network, airing live sporting events from that league.

On March 30, 2012, Delta Media (Wilderness Communications) purchased KDCG (then RTV) from Acadiana Cable Advertising and added the station on channel 50.2. On August 1, 2012, KDCG switched affiliations from RTV to AntTV and in the process Antenna TV was moved to 50.2, RTV was moved to 50.3 but was dropped from the lineup months later. On July 1, 2015, Heroes & Icons launched on 22.1 subchannel, (This on 22.2), and KLWB 50.2 stemming from an agreement between Delta Media Corporation and Weigel Broadcasting of Chicago and AntTV launched on KXKW-LD 32.2. On July 1, 2016 American Sports Network was launched replacing ThisTV, which was also removed from 22.2 KDCG-CD. On April 15, 2017 KLWB Virtual Station changed from 50 (UHF) to 14 (UHF)

Stations that are owned by Delta Media in the Lafayette Market KDCG-CD, KXKW-LD and KLWB (TV)

Digital television[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[2] Notes
22.1 480i 4:3 KDCGH&I H&I Simulcasts on KLWB 50.2

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[3] Notes
32.1 720p 16:9 KXKWASN American Sports Network
32.2 480i 4:3 KXKWATV Antenna TV

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[4] Notes
50.1 480i 4:3 KLWB-DT MeTV Replaced This TV on July 25, 2011
50.2 KDCG-CD Heroes & Icons Simulcast of 22.1 KDCG-CD
50.4 KFXZ FM KFXZ-FM Audio
50.5 KLFT FM KLFT-FM Audio

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KLWB shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 50, on June 12, 2009, and "flash-cut" its digital signal into operation on channel 50.[5][6] Because it was granted an original construction permit after the FCC finalized the DTV allotment plan on April 21, 1997, the station did not receive a companion channel for a digital television station.

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