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|Rapid City, South Dakota|
|Channels||Analog: 27 (UHF)|
|Translators||KNBN-DT 21.2 (UHF) Rapid City|
|Licensee||Rapid Broadcasting Company|
|Founded||July 7, 1992|
|First air date||1998|
|Call sign meaning||K WB Black Hills|
K WB Black Hills
K CW Black Hills
|Former call signs||KNBN-LP (1998–July 2003)|
KZWB-LP (July–October 2003)
|Former affiliations||NBC (1998–2000)|
The WB (2000–2006)
The CW (2006–2017)
|Transmitter power||57.6 kW|
|Public license information||Profile|
KWBH-LP, UHF analog channel 27, is a low-powered MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station licensed to Rapid City, South Dakota, United States. Owned by Jim Simpson's Rapid Broadcasting, it is a sister station to NBC affiliate KNBN (channel 21). The two stations share studios on South Plaza Drive in Rapid City.
KWBH does not broadcast a digital signal of its own; however, it is simulcast in high definition on KNBN's second digital subchannel (virtual and UHF digital channel 21.2) from a transmitter on Cowboy Hill west of downtown.
The station signed on in 1998 as an NBC affiliate with the call letters KNBN-LP. In 2000, Rapid Broadcasting began airing NBC programming on full-power KNBN (channel 21). Before KNBN's upgrade to a full-power station, KUSA in Denver had served as Rapid City's de facto NBC affiliate on area cable systems. At the same time, channel 27 became a WB affiliate and carried programming from The CW Plus' predecessor, The WB 100+ Station Group. In September 2006, UPN and The WB merged to become The CW. KWBH joined the new network upon its launch. In 2017, KWBH switched to MyNetworkTV after losing The CW to a subchannel of CBS affiliate KCLO-TV (channel 15).