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KWBH-LP, UHF analog channel 27, is a low-powered MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station licensed to Rapid City, South Dakota, United States. Owned by Jim Simpson's Rapid Broadcasting, it is a sister station to NBC affiliate KNBN (channel 21). The two stations share studios on South Plaza Drive in Rapid City.

KWBH-LP
Rapid City, South Dakota
United States
ChannelsAnalog: 27 (UHF)
TranslatorsKNBN-DT 21.2 (UHF) Rapid City
AffiliationsMyNetworkTV (2017–present)[1]
OwnerJim Simpson
(Rapid Broadcasting Company)
FoundedJuly 7, 1992
First air date1998; 21 years ago (1998)
Call letters' meaningK WB Black Hills
K WB Black Hills
K CW Black Hills
Former callsignsKNBN-LP (1998–July 2003)
KZWB-LP (July–October 2003)
Former affiliationsNBC (1998–2000)
The WB (2000–2006)
The CW (2006–2017)
Transmitter power57.6 kW
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile
CDBS

KWBH does not broadcast a digital signal of its own; however, it is simulcast in high definition on KNBN's second digital subchannel. This signal broadcasts on virtual and UHF digital channel 21.2 from a transmitter on Cowboy Hill west of downtown.

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The station signed on in 1998 as an NBC affiliate with the call letters KNBN-LP. In 2000, Rapid Broadcasting began airing NBC programming on full-power KNBN (channel 21). Before KNBN's upgrade to a full-power station, KUSA in Denver had served as Rapid City's de facto NBC affiliate on area cable systems. At the same time, channel 27 became a WB affiliate and carried programming from The CW Plus' predecessor, The WB 100+ Station Group. In September 2006, UPN and The WB merged to become The CW. KWBH joined the new network upon its launch. In 2017, KWBH switched to MyNetworkTV after losing The CW to a subchannel of CBS affiliate KCLO-TV (channel 15).

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