List of television stations in Iowa

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This is a list of broadcast television stations serving cities in the U.S. state of Iowa.

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
Cedar Rapids/Waterloo Cedar Rapids 2 29 KGAN CBS
Cedar Rapids/Waterloo Waterloo 7 7 KWWL NBC CW on 7.2, MeTV on 7.3
Cedar Rapids/Waterloo Cedar Rapids 9 9 KCRG-TV ABC
Cedar Rapids/Waterloo Iowa City 20 25 KWKB This TV
Cedar Rapids/Waterloo Cedar Rapids 28 27 KFXA Fox
Cedar Rapids/Waterloo Waterloo 32 35 KRIN PBS satellite of KDIN-TV ch. 11 Des Moines
Cedar Rapids/Waterloo Cedar Rapids 48 47 KPXR-TV ION
Council Bluffs Council Bluffs 32 33 KBIN-TV PBS satellite of KDIN-TV ch. 11 Des Moines
Davenport ~Rock Island IL 4 4 WHBF-TV CBS
Davenport Davenport 6 36 KWQC-TV NBC
Davenport ~Moline IL 8 38 WQAD-TV ABC
Davenport Davenport 18 49 KLJB Fox
Davenport ~Moline IL 24 23 WQPT-TV PBS
Davenport Burlington 26 41 KGCW CW
Davenport Davenport 36 34 KQIN PBS satellite of KDIN-TV ch. 11 Des Moines
Des Moines Ames 5 5 WOI-DT ABC Laff on 5.2
Des Moines Des Moines 8 8 KCCI CBS MeTV on 8.2, MNT/H&I on 8.3
Des Moines Des Moines 11 11 KDIN-TV PBS
Des Moines Des Moines 13 13 WHO-DT NBC Antenna TV on 13.3, This TV on 13.4
Des Moines Des Moines 17 16 KDSM-TV Fox Comet on 17.2, Charge! on 17.3, TBD on 17.4
Des Moines Des Moines 19 19 KDMI TCT
Des Moines Ames 23 23 KCWI-TV CW Escape on 23.2, Bounce TV on 23.3
Des Moines Newton 39 39 KFPX-TV ION Qubo on 39.2, Ion Life on 39.3, Ion Shop on 39.4, QVC on 39.5, HSN on 39.6
Dubuque Dubuque 40 43 KFXB-TV Ind.
Fort Dodge Fort Dodge 21 25 KTIN PBS satellite of KDIN-TV ch. 11 Des Moines
Iowa City Iowa City 12 12 KIIN PBS satellite of KDIN-TV ch. 11 Des Moines
Mason City Mason City 3 42 KIMT CBS
Mason City ~Austin MN 6 36 KAAL ABC
Mason City ~Rochester MN 10 10 KTTC NBC
Mason City Mason City 24 18 KYIN PBS satellite of KDIN-TV ch. 11 Des Moines
Mason City ~Rochester MN 47 46 KXLT-TV Fox
Ottumwa ~Kirksville MO 3 33 KTVO ABC CBS on DT2
Ottumwa Ottumwa 15 15 KYOU-TV Fox
Red Oak Red Oak 36 35 KHIN PBS satellite of KDIN-TV ch. 11 Des Moines
Sioux City Sioux City 4 41 KTIV NBC
Sioux City Sioux City 9 9 KCAU-TV ABC
Sioux City Sioux City 14 39 KMEG CBS
Sioux City Sioux City 27 28 KSIN-TV PBS satellite of KDIN-TV ch. 11 Des Moines
Sioux City Sioux City 44 49 KPTH Fox

Defunct full-power stations[edit]

  • Channel 17: KGTV - Des Moines (11/14/1953-4/15/1955)
  • Channel 21: KVFD-TV - NBC - Fort Dodge (11/23/1953-5/4/1977)
  • Channel 22: KWWF - Waterloo (12/1/2002-8/2/2013)
  • Channel 34: KEFB - Ames (2005-2016)
  • Channel 40: KDUB-TV (first incarnation) - Dubuque (6/1/1970-10/3/1974)

LPTV stations[edit]

  • Channel 4: WBXF-CA - Des Moines, etc.
  • Channel 14 (RF channel 18): K18KG-D - (CBS) - Spencer
  • Channel 16 (RF channel 20): K20KF-D - (3ABN) - Davenport
  • Channel 24 (RF channel 24): KRUB-LD - Cedar Rapids
  • Channel 41 (RF channel 41): K41DD-D - (HSN) - Des Moines
  • Channel 43: KRPG-LP - Des Moines
  • Channel 44 (RF channel 21): KBVK-LP - (FOX) - Spencer
  • Channel 45 (RF channel 45): KCDR-LD - Cedar Rapids
  • Channel 45 (RF channel 44): KDAO-CD - (Independent) - Marshalltown
  • Channel 46: KXWL-LP - Keokuk

Translators[edit]

  • Channel 14 (RF channel 14): KBBA-LD - (Silent) - Cedar Falls
  • Channel 17 (RF channel 17): KGLU-LD - (Silent) - Ottumwa
  • Channel 21 (RF channel 21): KMIK-LD - (Silent) - Cedar Falls
  • Channel 34 (RF channel 34): KMZM-LD - (Silent) - Cedar Falls
  • Channel 35 (RF channel 32): KFKZ-LD - (Silent) - Cedar Falls
  • Channel 36 (RF channel 36): KAJR-LD - (Silent) - Fort Dodge
  • Channel 45 (RF channel 45): KCYM-LD - (Silent) - Fort Dodge
  • Channel 46 (RF channel 46): KMKI-LD - (Silent) - Cedar Falls

Cable-only stations[edit]

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