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Affiliations44.1: Daystar
44.2: Daystar Español
First air date
1999 (24 years ago) (1999)
Former channel number(s)
44 (UHF, 1999–2009)
43 (UHF, until 2018)
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID27425
ERP4.58 kW
HAAT577 m (1,893 ft)
Transmitter coordinates21°23′33.6″N 158°5′48.1″W / 21.392667°N 158.096694°W / 21.392667; -158.096694
Public license information

KWBN (channel 44) is a religious television station in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, airing programming from the Daystar Television Network. The station is owned and operated by Ho'ona'auao Community Television, a subsidiary of Daystar parent company Word of God Fellowship. KWBN's transmitter is located in Akupu, Hawaii.

KWBN, which signed on the air in 1999, is one of six religious stations serving the Honolulu television market, with KWHE, KAAH-TV, KALO, KKAI and KUPU being the other five.

KWBN's allocation channel, like KALO and PBS member station KHET, is reserved for non-commercial use, and as such, must rely on paid religious programs, educational fare, and viewer donations for support.

Technical information[edit]


The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Subchannels of KWBN[1]
Channel Res. Aspect Short name Programming
44.1 1080i 16:9 KWBN-DT Daystar
44.2 480i KWBN-ES Daystar Español

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

In 2009, KWBN left channel 44 and moved to channel 43 when the analog-to-digital conversion was completed.[2]

On April 13, 2017, the FCC announced that KWBN would relocate to RF channel 26[3] by April 12, 2019[4] as a result of the broadcast incentive auction.[5] The move was completed in December 2018.[6]


  1. ^ "Digital TV Market Listing for KWBN".
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 29, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Repack Plan". Retrieved April 16, 2017.
  4. ^ "Transition Schedule". Federal Communications Commission. April 13, 2017. Retrieved April 16, 2017.
  5. ^ Meisch, Charlie. "FCC ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF WORLD'S FIRST BROADCAST INCENTIVE AUCTION" (PDF). Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved April 16, 2017.
  6. ^ "License To Cover for DTV Application". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission. December 10, 2018. Retrieved December 10, 2018.

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