|Branding||CW4 Guam (general)|
|Slogan||Dare to Defy|
|Channels||Digital: 26 (UHF)|
Virtual: 26 (PSIP)
|Subchannels||26.1 The CW|
26.2 Retro TV
|Affiliations||The CW (2009–2011, 2012–present)|
|First air date||October 7, 1995|
|Call letters' meaning||from sister station KTKB-FM|
|Former callsigns||K26HK (1995–2004)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:|
26 (UHF, 1995–2010)
|Former affiliations||Independent (1995–2009)|
Universal Sports (secondary, 2009–2011)
|Transmitter power||1.4 kw|
|Height||27.5 m (90 ft)|
|Public license information||Profile|
KTKB-LD, virtual and UHF digital channel 26, is a low-powered CW-affiliated television station serving the U.S. territory of Guam that is licensed to Tamuning. Owned by Chicago-based KM Communications, the station is operated by Marianas Media under a local marketing agreement (LMA). It is carried island-wide on cable channel 4 on MCV Broadband and GTA's GUdTV system (hence the CW 4 Guam branding).
Despite being a low-power television station, KTKB's signal covers all of Guam. It is also the territory's first fully digital commercial television station.
The station went on the air on April 20, 2009, though it received its construction permit on September 3, 2003. Like most of the television stations in Guam, KTKB followed a Tuesday through Monday schedule for its CW primetime lineup because of Guam being a day ahead of the United States. However, it was the first station in Guam to air first-run syndicated fare and classic shows, most of them from the Sony Pictures Television library, though programming from Universal Media Studios and Warner Bros. Television was added in September 2009. By April 2010, other stations in Guam, notably KTGM and KEQI-LP, began adding syndicated product.
In March 2010, KTKB launched a half-hour newscast, Guam News Watch, which competed with KUAM News and Pacific News Center at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. The newscast was canceled on January 4, 2011. On March 31, the station ceased operations, however, KTKB returned to the air on January 9, 2012.
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|26.1||720p||16:9||KTKB-HD||Main KTKB-LD programming / The CW|
|26.2||480i||4:3||KTKB-SD||Retro Television Network|
- Channel 4 branded TV stations in the United States
- Channel 26 digital TV stations in the United States
- Channel 26 low-power TV stations in the United States
- Channel 26 virtual TV stations in the United States
- Company pulls the plug on 'Guam News Watch', KUAM News
- Iriarte, Hannah Cho (April 1, 2011). "No more gossip, models and vampires: CW4 television channel ceases operations". Pacific Daily News. Retrieved April 30, 2011.[permanent dead link]