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Wolfforth/Lubbock, Texas
Channels Analog: 22 (UHF)
AffiliationsThe CW
Owner Woods Communications Corporation
First air dateFebruary 9, 2001
Call letters’ meaningLubbock CW
Former callsignsKUPT (2001-2005)
KWBZ-TV (2005-2006)
Former affiliationsUPN (2001-2005)
The WB (2005-2006)
Transmitter Power142 kW
Height228 m
Facility ID77719
Transmitter Coordinates[ 33_30_8.7_N_101_52_21.5_W_type:landmark_scale:2000 33°30′8.7″N, 101°52′21.5″W]

KLCW-TV is a full power television station in Lubbock, Texas, licensed in Wolfforth and broadcasting locally on channel 22. The station is an affiliate of The CW. It does not have a digital channel yet, and is operated from the same facilities as Fox affiliate KJTV. In 2006 the station filed for allocation of a digital signal. It is currently up for discussion in the second round of digital allotments for 2006. If granted, the station would be located on digital channel 22, requiring the station to drop its analog signal and go all-digital, in similar fashion to the all-digital KPXJ, another CW affiliate in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Prior to 2006, KWBZ operated solely as a local cable station. At that time, channel 22 was occupied by KUPT, an affiliate of UPN. On January 1, 2006, KUPT moved to channel 14 in Lubbock (now MyNetworkTV affiliate KMYL-LP), and the WB affiliation moved to channel 22.

KWBZ became a full power broadcast affiliate of The WB (via the WB 100+ Station Group as on cable) on 1 January 2006. Twenty-four days later, the WB and UPN, channel twenty-two's former network as KUPT, announced a merger to take effect on 18 September 2006, the new network operating under the name of "The CW". KWBZ signed on to become a CW affiliate, resulting in new call letters (KLCW was adopted on 30 June 2006) and a rebranding (Lubbock CW). The station's feed still operated from the generic service for lower-market stations (The CW Plus) with local inserts placed by KJTV and Ramar, as well as local businesses.

Digital television[]

Because it was granted an original construction permit after the FCC finalized the DTV allotment plan on April 21, 1997 [1], the station did not receive a companion channel for a digital television station. Instead, on or before February 17, 2009, which is the end of the digital TV conversion period for full-service stations, KLCW-TV will be required to turn off its analog signal and turn on its digital signal (called a "flash-cut").

See also[]

  • KJTV
  • KUPT

External links[]

BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KLCW-TV

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