KTKB-LD

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KTKB-LD
KTKB-LP Logo.png
Tamuning, Guam
BrandingCW4 Guam (general)
SloganDare to Defy
ChannelsDigital: 26 (UHF)
Virtual: 26 (PSIP)
Subchannels26.1 The CW
26.2 Retro TV
AffiliationsThe CW (2009–2011, 2012–present)
OwnerKM Communications
OperatorMarianas Media
(via LMA)
First air dateOctober 7, 1995 (23 years ago) (1995-10-07)
Call letters' meaningfrom sister station KTKB-FM
Sister station(s)KTKB-FM
Former callsignsK26HK (1995–2004)
KTKB-LP (2004–2010)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
26 (UHF, 1995–2010)
Former affiliationsIndependent (1995–2009)
Universal Sports (secondary, 2009–2011)
Silent (2011–2012)
Transmitter power1.4 kw
Height27.5 m (90 ft)
ClassLD
Facility ID131158
Transmitter coordinates13°29′15.9″N 144°49′36.2″E / 13.487750°N 144.826722°E / 13.487750; 144.826722
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile
CDBS

KTKB-LD, virtual and UHF digital channel 26, is a low-powered CW-affiliated television station licensed to Tamuning, Guam. Owned by KM Communications, the station is operated by Marianas Media under a local marketing agreement. 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.

History[edit]

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.

KTKB was one of the few stations to still sign off overnight, doing so at 1 a.m. It did not actually go off-the-air; rather, it simply showed station promos and public service announcements.

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.[1] On March 31, the station ceased operations,[2] however, KTKB returned to the air on January 9, 2012.[3]

Digital television[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Company pulls the plug on 'Guam News Watch', KUAM News
  2. ^ 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]
  3. ^ http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/prefill_and_display.pl?Application_id=1483033&Form_id=910&Facility_id=131158

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