List of television stations in Hawaii

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This is a list of broadcast television stations that are licensed in the U.S. state of Hawaii. Each of the three municipal counties — Honolulu County, Maui County and Hawaii County — has its own set of stations. Kauai County has repeaters which broadcast Honolulu's stations through its islands.

Full-power stations[edit]

VC refers to the station's PSIP virtual channel. RF refers to the station's physical RF channel.

Area served City of license VC RF Callsign Network Notes
Hilo 4 13 KHVO ABC satellite of KITV ch. 4 Honolulu
MeTV on 4.2, Hawaii TV on 4.3, Start TV on 4.4, H&I on 4.5, One Caribbean Television on 4.6
9 9 KGMD-TV MyNet satellite of KHII-TV ch. 9 Honolulu
11 11 KHAW-TV Fox satellite of KHON-TV ch. 2 Honolulu
CW on 11.2, getTV on 11.3, Laff on 11.4
13 22 KSIX-TV NBC satellite of KHNL ch. 13 Honolulu
Independent "K5" on 13.2, CBS on 13.3 (KGMB 5.1)
14 23 KEKE Ind.
Honolulu 2 8 KHON-TV Fox CW on 2.2, getTV on 2.3, Rewind TV on 2.4
4 20 KITV ABC MeTV on 4.2, Hawaii TV on 4.3, Start TV on 4.4, H&I on 4.5, One Caribbean Television on 4.6
5 23 KGMB CBS Circle on 5.2, Ion Mystery on 5.3, Bounce TV on 5.4, Movies! on 5.5
9 22 KHII-TV MyNet
11 11 KHET PBS PBS Kids/NHK World on 11.2, PBS Kids on 11.3
13 35 KHNL NBC Independent "K5" on 13.2, Antenna TV on 13.3, Grit on 13.4, True Crime Network on 13.5, Quest on 13.6
14 31 KWHE LeSEA Dabl on 14.2, TheGrio on 14.3
Honolulu Waimānalo 15 15 KUPU Hawaii Catholic TV
Honolulu 20 19 KIKU Ind. ShopHQ on 20.2, Laff on 20.3
26 27 KAAH-TV TBN Hillsong Channel on 26.2, Smile on 26.3, Enlace on 26.4, Positiv on 26.5
32 33 KBFD-DT Ind. KBS World on 32.2, Arirang on 32.3
38 18 KALO Ind.
44 26 KWBN Daystar
Honolulu Kailua 50 29 KKAI Hawaii's Tourist Channel
Kāne'ohe 66 32 KPXO-TV Ion Court TV on 66.2, Grit on 66.3, Ion Mystery on 66.4, QVC on 66.5, HSN on 66.6
Kailua-Kona 6 25 KFVE Telemundo
Wailuku 4 12 KMAU ABC satellite of KITV ch. 4 Honolulu
MeTV on 4.2, Hawaii TV on 4.3, Start TV on 4.4, H&I on 4.5, One Caribbean Television on 4.6
7 7 KAII-TV Fox satellite of KHON-TV ch. 2 Honolulu
CW on 7.2, getTV on 7.3, Laff on 7.4
9 24 KGMV MyNet satellite of KHII-TV ch. 9 Honolulu
10 10 KMEB PBS satellite of KHET ch. 11 Honolulu
PBS Kids/NHK World on 10.2, PBS Kids on 10.3
13 16 KOGG NBC satellite of KHNL ch. 13 Honolulu
Independent "K5" on 13.2, CBS on 13.3 (KGMB 5.1)
21 21 KLEI Maui-Hawaii Travel Channel

Defunct full-power stations[edit]

  • Channel 13: KHVH-TV (original) - Honolulu (5/5/1957-7/16/1958)

LPTV stations[edit]

Area served City of license VC RF Callsign Network Notes
Honolulu 48 36 KHHI-LD Silent
Wailuku Lahaina 2 2 KITM-LD Classic Shows
  • Channel 2 (RF channel 2): KITM-LD - (Silent) - Lahaina

Translators[edit]

Area served City of license VC RF Callsign Translating Network Notes
Anahola 11 36 K36IJ-D KHET PBS PBS Kids/NHK World on 11.2, PBS Kids on 11.3
Hakalau 10 36 K36OZ-D KMEB PBS satellite of KHET ch. 11 Honolulu
PBS Kids/NHK World on 10.2, PBS Kids on 10.3
Hanalei 11 29 K29HL-D KHET PBS PBS Kids/NHK World on 11.2, PBS Kids on 11.3
Hilo 10 28 K28JV-D KMEB PBS satellite of KHET ch. 11 Honolulu
PBS Kids/NHK World on 10.2, PBS Kids on 10.3
45 20 K20NX-D KGMB CBS Circle on 45.2, Court TV Mystery on 45.3, Bounce on 45.4, Movies! on 45.5
Kilauea 11 34 K34IS-D KHET PBS PBS Kids/NHK World on 11.2, PBS Kids on 11.3
Lihue 11 30 K30JE-D KHET PBS PBS Kids/NHK World on 11.2, PBS Kids on 11.3
13 32 K32IX-D KHNL NBC Independent "K5" on 13.2, Antenna TV on 13.3, Grit on 13.4, True Crime Network on 13.5, Quest on 13.6
Mauna Loa 10 19 K19JW-D KMEB PBS satellite of KHET ch. 11 Honolulu
PBS Kids/NHK World on 10.2, PBS Kids on 10.3
Naalehu 10 31 K31IZ-D KMEB PBS satellite of KHET ch. 11 Honolulu
PBS Kids/NHK World on 10.2, PBS Kids on 10.3
South Point 10 35 K35II-D KMEB PBS satellite of KHET ch. 11 Honolulu
PBS Kids/NHK World on 10.2, PBS Kids on 10.3
Wailuku 28 28 K28NN-D KGMB CBS Circle on 28.2, Court TV Mystery on 28.3, Bounce on 28.4, Movies! on 28.5
Waimea 10 28 K28JM-D KMEB PBS satellite of KHET ch. 11 Honolulu
PBS Kids/NHK World on 10.2, PBS Kids on 10.3
Waipake 11 21 K21IA-D KHET PBS PBS Kids/NHK World on 11.2, PBS Kids on 11.3

Other islands[edit]

Many inhabited areas of Molokai and Lanai are within range of TV stations and repeaters located on facing areas of Oahu and Maui. Likewise, viewers on Niihau are served by transmitters on the west of Kauai.

Early conversion to digital[edit]

On January 15, 2009, Hawaii became the first state in the United States to permanently have its television stations switch from analog to digital early. Hawaii's full-power TV stations, including network affiliates and independent stations, ceased analog broadcasting at noon on that date. With the exception of residents on Kauai, households that receive TV signals over the air will need to connect a converter box to sets in order to continue watching TV, since Kauai is the only part of Hawaii that receives over-the-air television signals via low-power translators that are not affected by the DTV transition.

Existing analog facilities at Maui's Haleakalā volcano are to be removed due to ongoing interference with astronomy equipment operated under the United States Department of Defense and the University of Hawaiʻi.[1] The digital stations are being deployed using new facilities at Ulupalakua and the old towers will be removed before the Hawaiian petrels' nesting season begins in March. By making the switch early, the broadcast towers atop Haleakalā near the birds' nesting grounds can be dismantled without interfering with their habits.[2]

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