The CW Plus: Wikis


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Logo for KWBD in Duluth, Minnesota. Similar logos are used by most CW PLUS stations.

The CW Plus is a group of primarily digital subchannels, analog, and non-broadcast cable television outlets for the CW Television Network, for markets below the top 99 television media markets in the United States.

Dayparts with no CW programming are programmed by the network, and consist mostly of programs airing in syndication. CW Plus stations are generally managed and promoted by a local affiliate of a larger over-the-air television station, which may produce some local programming, such as an early newscast or local sports. CW Plus stations air local commercial inserts, and each have their own local branding, which is usually either the parent station/cable franchise's city of license or a regional descriptor of the area (such as Northland for Duluth and Northeastern Minnesota, seen to the right).

As the feed is designed for the Eastern and Pacific time zones, The CW Daytime and The CW4Kids blocks (which are designed to be tape-delayed) are aired an hour early on affiliates in other time zones.

A predecessor of the CW, The WB Television Network had a similar group of cable-only stations in small and medium markets called The WB 100+ Station Group. Since the WB 100+ was created before digital television was easily available in the United States, most WB 100+ stations were only available on cable, with a few over-the-air broadcast stations.

List of stations

DMA # Market Station Formerly Ownership
88. Rio Grande Valley, Texas "KMHB"
(cable only, defunct - replaced by KSFE-LP)
WB Unknown
100. Charleston, South Carolina WCBD-TV (DT2) 501 None Media General
102. Fort Smith, Arkansas "CW Northern Arkansas"
(and KHBS/KHOG DT-2)
None Cox Communications
106. Fort Wayne, Indiana WPTA (21.2) 241 WB Malara Broadcasting
(operated by Granite Broadcasting)
107. Greenville-New Bern-Washington, N.C. WNCT-TV (DT2) 101 None Media General
108. Tallahassee, FL-Thomasville, GA WFXU 57'
WTLH (DT2) 49.2
WB New Age Media
109. Springfield-Holyoke, MA WBQT 16
(cable only)
WB (operated by Comcast)
110. Reno, Nevada KRNS-CA 46
KREN-TV 27.2
WB Entravision Communications Corporation
111. Tyler-Longview, TX KCEB 54 WB Dimension Broadcasting
112. Lansing, Michigan WLAJ-TV (DT2) 51 1 WB Freedom Communications
113. Traverse City-Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan "WBVC" 61
(and WBVC-CW 29.2 Digital Broadcast)
WB Tucker Broadcasting of Traverse City, Inc.
(SSA with Barrington Broadcasting)
114. Augusta, Georgia WAGT (DT2) 301 None Schurz Communications
(SSA with Media General)
115. Sioux Falls, South Dakota KWSD 36 WB Rapid Broadcasting
116. Peoria-Bloomington, IL WHOI (DT2) 401 WB Barrington Broadcasting
117. Montgomery, Alabama WBMM 22 Daystar SagamoreHill Broadcasting
118. Boise, Idaho KNIN-TV (DT2) 101,6 WB Journal Broadcast Group
119. Fargo-Grand Forks, North Dakota WDAY (DT2) 211 / WDAZ (DT2) 81 WB Forum Communications
120. Eugene, Oregon KMTR (DT2) 171 WB Newport Television
121. Macon, Georgia "WBMN"[1]
WB Cox Communications
122. Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo, CA KSBY (DT2) 151 WB Evening Post Publishing Company
123. Lafayette, Louisiana KLWB 50 WB Dimension Broadcasting
124. Monterey-Salinas, CA KION-TV 321 None Cowles Publishing Company
125. Yakima-Pasco-Richland-Kennewick, WA KIMA (DT2) 331 /
KEPR (DT2) 181
None Fisher Communications, Inc.
126. Bakersfield, California KGET-TV (DT2) 251 WB Newport Television
127. La Crosse-Eau Claire, WI WXOW-TV (DT2) 481 /
WQOW-TV (DT2) 151
WB Quincy Newspapers
129. Corpus Christi, Texas KRIS-TV (DT2) 61 None Evening Post Publishing Company
130. Chico-Redding, CA KHSL (DT2) 431 WB Catamount Broadcasting
131. Amarillo, Texas KVII-TV (DT2) 201 None Barrington Broadcasting
132. Columbus-Tupelo, Mississippi WCBI-TV (DT3) 35 WB Morris Multimedia
133. Rockford, Illinois WREX-TV (DT2) 541 WB Quincy Newspapers
134. Wausau-Rhinelander, WI WAOW-TV (DT2) 291 /
WYOW (DT2) 281
WB Quincy Newspapers
135. Monroe, Louisiana KNOE-TV (DT2) 71 WB Hoak Media
136. Wilmington "WBW" 29
(cable only)
WB Morris Multimedia
137. Duluth, MN-Superior, WI KDLH (DT2) 31 WB Malara Broadcasting
(operated by Granite Broadcasting)
138. Topeka, Kansas KSNT (DT2) 271 None New Vision Television
139. Columbia-Jefferson City, MO KOMU-TV (DT3) 81 WB University of Missouri
140. Beaumont, Texas KFDM-TV (DT2) 211 WB Freedom Communications
141. Medford-Klamath Falls, OR KTVL (DT2) 101 WB Freedom Communications
142. Erie, Pennsylvania WSEE-TV (DT2) 161 None Lilly Broadcasting of Pennsylvania
143. Sioux City, Iowa KTIV (DT2) 411 WB Quincy Newspapers
145. Joplin, MO-Pittsburg, KS "KSXF"
WB Cable One
146. Wichita Falls, TX-Lawton, OK KAUZ-TV (DT2) 61 None Hoak Media
147. Lubbock, Texas KLCW-TV 225 WB Woods Communications Corporation
148. Salisbury, Maryland WMDT (DT3) 531 WB Delmarva Broadcast Service General Partnership
149. Palm Springs, California KCWQ-LP 2
(KESQ-TV (DT3)) 423
WB News-Press & Gazette Company
150. Bluefield, West Virginia WVVA (DT2) 461 WB Quincy Newspapers
151. Bangor, Maine WABI-DT2 191 WB Diversified Communications
152. Rochester, Minnesota KTTC (DT2) 101 WB Quincy Newspapers
153. Anchorage, Alaska KIMO (DT2) 131 None Smith Media, LLC
154. Wheeling, WV- Steubenville, Ohio WBWO 18
(cable only)
WB Turnpike Television
156. Panama City, Florida WJHG-TV (DT2) 81 None Gray Television
157. Binghamton, New York WBNG-TV (DT2) 7 1 WB Granite Broadcasting
158. Bismarck-Minot-Dickinson, North Dakota "KWMK"
(cable only)
WB Midcontinent Communications
159. Midland-Odessa, TX KWWT 30 WB Winstar Odessa
160. Biloxi-Gulfport, MS "Gulf Coast CW"
(cable only, formerly WBGP)
WB Unknown
161. Sherman, TX-Ada-Ardmore, OK KTEN (DT2) 261 None Lockwood Broadcasting
162. Gainesville, Florida WCJB-TV (DT2) 201 None Diversified Communications
163. Idaho Falls-Pocatello, Idaho KPIF 15 WB KM Communications
164. Abilene-Sweetwater, Texas KTXS-TV (DT2) 121 None Bluestone License Holdings
168. Missoula, Montana KPAX (DT2) 81 None Evening Post Publishing Company
169. Utica, New York WKTV (2.2) 29 1 WB Smith Media, LLC
170. Yuma, AZ-El Centro, CA KSWT (DT2) 161 WB Pappas Telecasting
170. Billings, Montana KTVQ (DT2) 101 None Evening Post Publishing Company
171. Quincy, Illinois-Keokuk, Iowa WGEM-TV (DT3) 541 WB Quincy Newspapers
172. Dothan, Alabama WTVY (DT2) 361 UPN Gray Television
173. Elmira-Corning, N.Y. WENY-TV (36.2) 367 WB Lilly Broadcasting LLC
176. Watertown, New York WWTI (50.2) 21 1 WB Newport Television
177. Rapid City, South Dakota KWBH-LP 27 WB Rapid Broadcasting
179. Alexandria, Louisiana KBCA 41 WB Dimension Broadcasting
181. Harrisonburg, Virginia WVIR-TV (DT3) 291 None Waterman Broadcasting Corporation
182. Charlottesville, Virginia WVIR-TV (DT3) 291 None Waterman Broadcasting Corporation
183. Bowling Green, Kentucky WBKO (DT2) 331 WB Gray Television
185. Meridian, Mississippi WTOK-TV (DT3) 491 None Gray Television
186. Grand Junction-Montrose, CO KKCO (DT2) 121 None Gray Television
187. Laredo, Texas KTXW 193 WB SagamoreHill Broadcasting
190. Great Falls, Montana KRTV (DT2) 31 None Evening Post Publishing Company
191. Twin Falls, Idaho KMVT (DT2) 161 None Neuhoff Family Limited Partnership
192. Butte-Bozeman, MT KXLF (DT2) 201 None Evening Post Publishing Company
193. Eureka, California KUVU-LP 9/
KVIQ (DT2) 61
WB Sainte Partners II, L.P.
194. Bend, Oregon KTVZ (DT2) 181 None News-Press & Gazette Company
195. Cheyenne-Scottsbluff, Nebraska KGWN-TV (DT2) 301 None SagamoreHill Broadcasting
196. Lima-Findlay, Ohio WBOH 3(cable-only) ' WB unknown
197. San Angelo, Texas "KWSA
WB non-ownership
(various cable systems)
198. Casper-Riverton, WY K26ES 26 UPN Wyomedia Corporation
201. St. Joseph, Missouri "WBJO"
WB News-Press & Gazette Company
202. Fairbanks, Alaska KATN (DT2) 1 None Smith Media, LLC
203. Zanesville, Ohio "WBZV
(cable-only, defunct)
WB WHIZ Media Group
204. Presque Isle, Maine "WBPQ"'
WB non-ownership
(various cable systems)
206. Helena, Montana KMTF 10 WB Rocky Mountain Broadcasting Company
207. Juneau, Alaska KJUD (DT2) 81 None Smith Media, LLC
208. Alpena, Michigan "Alpena's CW"
WB Unknown
209. North Platte, Nebraska "KWPL"
WB Pappas Telecasting
210. Glendive, Montana "CW Glendive"
(cable only, formerly KWZB)
WB Unknown
  • 1These stations will carry The CW Television Network on a digital subchannel viewable to anyone with a digital television. In these cases, the channel listed is the actual digital channel (eg. "13", not a virtual channel such as "27.2", for WKYT).
  • 2The station is under a construction permit and is not yet on the air, launch date for the station is suggested for the 2006 Summer season.
  • 3Cable channel already operational, but not yet broadcasting via a digital subchannel. See also note 1.
  • 4KCWE is available to cable subscribers in the St. Joseph Market, as are the other Kansas City locals
  • 5Cable-only KWBZ in Lubbock, Texas will have an analog and digital signal when The CW launches. Analog channel 22 has been assigned.
  • 6The CW PLUS service in Boise is in addition to the standard CW affiliation on KNIN-TV.
  • 7WENY is to flash-cut to digital on its existing channel, UHF 36, at the end of the 2009 US digital transition; its CW and CBS subchannels are cable-only until this transition is complete.

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