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Honolulu, Hawaii
Channels Digital: 43 (UHF)
Affiliations Daystar
Owner Ho'ona'auao Community Television, Inc.
(a subsidiary of Word of God Fellowship, Inc.)
First air date 1999; 19 years ago (1999)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
44 (UHF, 1999–2009)
Transmitter power 6.46 kW
Height 577 m
Facility ID 27425
Transmitter coordinates 21°23′45″N 158°5′58″W / 21.39583°N 158.09944°W / 21.39583; -158.09944

KWBN is a Daystar-owned and operated religious station serving Honolulu, Hawaii. The station is owned and operated by the Word Of God Fellowship and broadcasts on ATSC channel 43 (digital). They can also be seen on Oceanic Cable channel 28 throughout most of the state, with the exception of Hawai'i Island (the "Big Island"), where KWBN is not available 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 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 will relocate to RF channel 26[2] by April 12, 2019[3] as a result of the broadcast incentive auction.[4]


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.
  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.

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