KTKB-LD

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KTKB-LD
KTKB-LP Logo.png
Tamuning, Guam
Branding CW4 Guam (general)
Slogan TV Now
Channels Digital: 26 (UHF)
Subchannels 26.1 The CW
26.2 Retro TV
Affiliations The CW (2009–2011, 2012–present)
Owner KM Communications
(operated by Marianas Media)
First air date October 7, 1995
Call letters' meaning from sister station KTKB-FM
Sister station(s) KTKB-FM
Former callsigns K26HK (1995–2004)
KTKB-LP (2004–2010)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
26 (UHF, 1995–2010)
Former affiliations Independent (1995–2009)
Universal Sports (secondary, 2009–2011)
Silent (2011–2012)
Transmitter power 1.4 kw
Class Low-power television
Facility ID 131158
Transmitter coordinates 13°29′16″N 144°49′16″E / 13.48778°N 144.82111°E / 13.48778; 144.82111

KTKB-LD, channel 26, is a CW-affiliated television station based in Hagåtña, Guam. The station is owned by KM Communications, but is operated by Marianas Media under a local marketing agreement. The station brands itself as CW 4 Guam, as the station is carried island-wide on cable channel 4 on MCV Broadband and GTA's GUdTV system. Despite being a low-power television station, their 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 AM. It did not actually go off-the-air; rather, it simply showed station promos.

In March 2010, KTKB launched a half-hour newscast, Guam News Watch, which competed with KUAM News and Pacific News Center at 6 PM and 10 PM. The newscast was terminated after 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

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