KEKE (channel 14) is a Spanish-language independent television station in Hilo, Hawaii, United States, owned by Halepule Television, LLC. The station's transmitter is located west of Hilo.

Affiliations14.1: Spanish independent (2021–present)
OwnerHalepule Television, LLC
First air date
October 1, 1989 (32 years ago) (1989-10-01)
Former call signs
  • KWHH (1989–2010)
  • KWHD (2010–2021)
Former channel number(s)
14 (UHF, 1989–2009)
As satellite of KWHE:
Independent (1989–1995)
The WB (1995–1998)
LeSEA (1998–2018)
Religious independent (2018–2021)
Light TV (until 2021)
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID37103
ERP14.9 kW
HAAT33 m (108 ft)
Transmitter coordinates19°42′49″N 155°8′3″W / 19.71361°N 155.13417°W / 19.71361; -155.13417 (KWHD)
Public license information

Channel 14 in Hilo was started as KWHH, a satellite of LeSEA Broadcasting's KWHE on Oahu, on October 1, 1989; it retained that status for more than 30 years. It became KWHD in 2010, warehousing a call sign that was used on channel 53 near Denver, which LeSEA had just sold. On August 12, 2020, Family Broadcasting (the former LeSEA) announced it would sell KWHD to Halepule Television for $100,000;[1] the sale was completed on September 25.[2] The call letters were changed to KEKE on November 8, 2021.

Technical informationEdit


Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[3]
14.1 480i 4:3 Main KEKE programming

Analog-to-digital conversionEdit

After Hawaii's switch to DTV on January 15, 2009 (five months earlier than the June 12 transition date for stations on the U.S. mainland),[4] KWHH remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 23.[5][6]


  1. ^ "KWHD Asset Purchase Agreement". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  2. ^ "KWHD Consummation Notice". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  3. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KEKE
  4. ^ Archived 2013-06-28 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.
  6. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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