KWCE-LP had previously operated on channel 36 and was brought on air by Tiger Broadcasting Company of Miami, FL. In 2000, state representative Woody Jenkins attempted to purchase the station, but it eventually was acquired by Pollack/Belz in 2002 and made a sister station to ABC affiliate KLAX. It was the local affiliate of UPN until its closure in 2006. At that point, KWCE-LP switched to RetroTV. When KLAX upgraded to high definition in 2012, KWCE was moved to a subchannel of channel 31 and affiliated with Me-TV.