KLWB (TV)

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KLWB
New Iberia/Lafayette, Louisiana
United States
CityNew Iberia, Louisiana
BrandingMeTV Acadiana
ChannelsDigital: 50 (UHF)
(to move to 17 (UHF))
Virtual: 50 (PSIP)
Subchannels22.1 Heroes & Icons
32.1 Stadium
32.2 Antenna TV
50.1 MeTV
50.2 Heroes & Icons (KDCG-CD 22.2)
50.4 KFXZ-FM
50.5 KLFT-FM EWTN Radio
TranslatorsKDCG-CD 22.1 Opelousas
KXKW-LD 32.1/32.2 Lafayette
AffiliationsMeTV (2011–present)
Antenna TV (2012–present)
Heroes and Icons (2015–present)
Stadium (2016–present)
OwnerDelta Media Corporation
(Wilderness Communications, LLC)
First air dateApril 3, 2006 (12 years ago) (2006-04-03)
Call letters' meaningLafayette
(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 affiliations50: The 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 power1000 kW
Height303.4 m (995 ft)
303.1 m (994 ft) (CP)
Facility ID82476
Transmitter coordinates30°20′33″N 91°57′46.6″W / 30.34250°N 91.962944°W / 30.34250; -91.962944
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile
CDBS
WebsiteMeTV KLWB
KXKW-LD Lafayette
H&I
Antenna TV
KDCG-CD

KLWB, virtual and UHF digital channel 50, is a MeTV-affiliated television station serving Lafayette, Louisiana, United States that is licensed to New Iberia. The station is owned by Wilderness Communications. KLWB's studios are located on Evangeline Thruway in Carencro, and its transmitter is located on West Wilderness Trail in northern Lafayette Parish.

History[edit]

KLWB originated in 1999 as a cable-only affiliate of The WB, via The WB 100+. It was branded as "Acadiana's WB" and was known as "WB 2" and later "WB 10", based on its cable position. 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 (channel 3) 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 TV 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.

Digital television[edit]

KDCG-CD digital channel[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

KXKW-LD digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[3] Notes
32.1 720p 16:9 KXKW-LD Stadium Launched July 1, 2016 replacing This TV
32.2 480i 4:3 KXKWATV Antenna TV Launched July 1, 2015, when KDCG switched to Heroes & Icons

KLWB digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[4]
50.1 720p 16:9 KLWB-DT MeTV Acadiana
50.2 480i 4:3 KDCG-CD H&I
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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Where to Watch Me-TV: KLWB
  2. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KDCG-CD
  3. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KXKW
  4. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KLWB
  5. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 29, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2012.
  6. ^ [1]

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