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Rapid City, South Dakota
United States
Branding Rapid City CW
Channels Analog: 27 (UHF)
Digital: KNBN-DT 21.2
Virtual: 21.2 (PSIP)
Affiliations The CW (2006–present)
Owner Jim Simpson
(Rapid Broadcasting Company)
Founded July 7, 1992
First air date 1998; 19 years ago (1998)
Call letters' meaning K WB Black Hills
K WB Black Hills
K CW Black Hills
Former callsigns KNBN-LP (1998–July 2003)
KZWB-LP (July-October 2003)
Former affiliations NBC (1998–2000)
The WB (2000–2006)
Transmitter power 57.6 kW
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile

KWBH-LP, channel 27, is a low-powered affiliate of The CW in Rapid City, South Dakota, United States. KWBH is seen on cable channel 16 in most areas. Much of the programming comes from The CW Plus. They are owned by Jim Simpson's Rapid Broadcasting, which also owns KNBN and KKRA-LP. KWBH does not broadcast a digital signal of its own; therefore, it is simulcast in high definition on KNBN's digital subchannel 21.2.


The station signed on in 1998 as an NBC affiliate with the call letters KNBN-LP. In 2000, Rapid Broadcasting began broadcasting 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 cable TV systems. At the same time, channel 27 became The WB affiliate and carried programming from The CW Plus' predecessor, The WB 100+ Station Group. On September 2006, UPN and The WB merged to become The CW. KWBH joined the new network upon its launch.


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