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Honolulu, Hawaii
United States
ChannelsDigital: 26 (UHF)
Virtual: 44 (PSIP)
AffiliationsDaystar (O&O)
OwnerWord of God Fellowship
(Ho'ona'auao Community Television, Inc.)
First air date
1999 (21 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, virtual channel 44 (UHF digital channel 26), is a Daystar owned-and-operated television station licensed to Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. The station is owned by Ho'ona'auao Community Television, a subsidiary of Daystar parent company Word of God Fellowship. KWBN's transmitter is located in Akupu, Hawaii. On cable, the station is available on Oceanic Spectrum channel 28 throughout most of the state, with the exception of the island of Hawai'i (the "Big Island"), where KWBN is not carried at all.

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.

Digital television[edit]

In 2009, KWBN left channel 44 and moved to channel 43 when the analog to digital conversion was completed.[1]

On April 13, 2017, the FCC announced that KWBN would relocate to RF channel 26[2] by April 12, 2019[3] as a result of the broadcast incentive auction.[4] The move was completed in December 2018.[5]


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Repack Plan". Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Transition Schedule". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  4. ^ Meisch, Charlie. "FCC ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF WORLD'S FIRST BROADCAST INCENTIVE AUCTION" (PDF). Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  5. ^ "License To Cover for DTV Application". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission. December 10, 2018. Retrieved December 10, 2018.

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