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Fort Smith, Arkansas United States

Branding 40/29 (general) 40/29 News (newscasts) The Arkansas
Arkansas
CW (on DT2) MeTV
MeTV
Arkansas
Arkansas
(on DT3)

Slogan Live. Local. Late Breaking.

Channels Digital: 21 (UHF) Virtual: 40 (PSIP)

Subchannels 40.1 ABC 40.2 CW+ 40.3 MeTV

Affiliations ABC (1978–present)

Owner Hearst Television ( Arkansas
Arkansas
Hearst Television
Hearst Television
Inc.)

First air date July 28, 1971 (46 years ago) (1971-07-28)

Call letters' meaning Hernreich Broadcasting System ('H' can also mean "Hearst")

Former callsigns KFPW-TV (1971–1983)

Former channel number(s) Analog: 40 (UHF, 1971–2009)

Former affiliations CBS
CBS
(1971–1978)

Transmitter power 325 kW

Height 602 m (1,975 ft)

Facility ID 60353

Transmitter coordinates 35°4′17.4″N 94°40′45.7″W / 35.071500°N 94.679361°W / 35.071500; -94.679361 (KHBS)

Licensing authority FCC

Public license information: Profile CDBS

Website www.4029tv.com

KHOG-TV (satellite of KHBS)

Fayetteville, Arkansas United States

Branding 40/29 (general) 40/29 News (newscasts) The Arkansas
Arkansas
CW (on DT2) MeTV
MeTV
Arkansas
Arkansas
(on DT3)

Slogan Live. Local. Late Breaking.

Channels Digital: 15 (UHF) Virtual: 29 (PSIP)

Subchannels 29.1 ABC 29.2 CW+ 29.3 MeTV

Affiliations ABC (1978–present)

Owner Hearst Television ( Arkansas
Arkansas
Hearst Television
Hearst Television
Inc.)

First air date December 8, 1977 (40 years ago) (1977-12-08)

Call letters' meaning HOG (mascot for the University of Arkansas)

Former callsigns KTVP (1977–1987)

Former channel number(s) Analog: 29 (UHF, 1977–2009)

Former affiliations CBS
CBS
(1977–1978)

Transmitter power 180 kW

Height 266 m (873 ft)

Facility ID 60354

Transmitter coordinates 36°0′57.4″N 94°4′59.4″W / 36.015944°N 94.083167°W / 36.015944; -94.083167 (KHOG-TV)

Licensing authority FCC

Public license information:

(satellite of KHBS) Profile

(satellite of KHBS) CDBS

Website www.4029tv.com

KHBS, virtual channel 40 (UHF digital channel 21), is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States. Owned by the Hearst Television
Hearst Television
subsidiary of the Hearst Corporation, the station maintains transmitter facilities on Cavanal Hill northwest of Poteau, Oklahoma. Its brand name 40/29 refers to KHBS
KHBS
and its Fayetteville-licensed satellite station KHOG-TV, virtual channel 29 (UHF digital channel 15), which covers other areas of Northwest Arkansas
Arkansas
and far into southwestern Missouri
Missouri
that are not covered by the primary KHBS
KHBS
signal. KHOG's transmitter is located southeast of Fayetteville. The two stations share a studio on Ajax Avenue in Rogers and also operate a news bureau on North Albert Pike in Fort Smith.

Contents

1 History 2 Digital television

2.1 Digital channels 2.2 Analog-to-digital conversion

3 Programming 4 News operation

4.1 Current and former on-air staff

5 References 6 External links

History[edit] Channel 40 began as KFPW-TV on July 28, 1971. It was owned by local businessman Bob Hernreich along with KFPW radio (1230 AM). The station was a primary CBS
CBS
affiliate with a secondary ABC affiliation. Before channel 40's arrival, all three networks had been shoehorned on primary NBC
NBC
affiliate KFSA-TV (channel 5, now CBS
CBS
affiliate KFSM-TV). KFPW-TV found the going difficult against channel 5 largely because of the difficulties experienced by UHF stations operating in rugged terrain. Most seriously, it was all but unviewable in Fayetteville and the surrounding area—a problem exacerbated by its transmitter being located in Oklahoma. Many viewers in the northern part of the market watched CBS
CBS
on KTVJ in Joplin, Missouri
Missouri
(now NBC
NBC
affiliate KSNF). To solve this problem, on December 8, 1977, KTVP channel 29 in Fayetteville signed on as a satellite station of KFPW. It was Fayetteville's second attempt at a commercial television station, after KGTO-TV. That station aired NBC
NBC
(primary) and CBS
CBS
programming in the area on channel 36 from February 1969 to December 1973.[1] The two stations became full-time ABC affiliates in 1978 after KLMN-TV (channel 24, now KFTA-TV) signed on and took the CBS
CBS
affiliation. In 1983, the Hernreich family sold off its radio stations, KFPW and KXXI-FM. The Hernreichs changed channel 40's call letters to KHBS
KHBS
on March 21. Two years later, in 1985, Bob Hernreich bought a stake in Sigma Broadcasting (becoming its chairman and CEO in 1989), merging KHBS
KHBS
and KTVP into Sigma. On September 1, 1987, KTVP became KHOG-TV. Argyle Television bought the stations in 1996. A year later, Argyle merged with Hearst. In October 2007, KHBS
KHBS
and KHOG-TV moved their operations to new, state of the art studios in Rogers. On April 28, 2008, KHBS
KHBS
and KHOG-TV launched new second digital subchannels to carry The CW.[2] This complemented a cable-only CW affiliate operated by Cox Communications[3] known as having the fictional callsign, "KCWA".[4] Digital television[edit] Digital channels[edit] The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[5][6]

xx.1 1080i 16:9 KHBS-DT KHOG-DT Main programming / ABC

xx.2 ARK-CW Arkansas
Arkansas
CW

xx.3 480i MeTV-AR MeTV

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit] Both stations discontinued regular programming on their analog signals, respectively on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States
United States
transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital channel allocations post-transition are as follows:[7]

KHBS
KHBS
discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over UHF channel 40; the station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 21, using PSIP to display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 40. KHOG-TV discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over UHF channel 29; the station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 15, using PSIP to display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 29.

Programming[edit] Syndicated programming includes Live with Kelly and Ryan, The Dr. Oz Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
and Modern Family
Modern Family
among others. News operation[edit]

This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. (August 2010)

KHBS
KHBS
currently broadcasts a total of 19 hours of local newscasts each week for their Sunrise show (with 3 hours on weekdays and 2 hours each on Saturday and Sunday mornings), and a total of 13 1/2 hours of local newscasts for evenings (10 hours on weekdays, 1 1/2 hours Saturday evenings, and 2 hours Sunday evenings). Craig Cannon has been the station's main anchorman since 1983—a post he has held despite a long battle with Bell's palsy. On April 18, 2011, KHBS/KHOG expanded its weekday morning newscast 40/29 News Sunrise, to 2½ hours from 4:30 to 7 a.m., becoming one of the smallest stations in terms of market size to extend its morning newscast to a 4:30 a.m. start time.[8] On September 13, 2011, the stations became the first in the Fort Smith–Fayetteville television market to begin broadcasting its newscasts in 16:9 widescreen standard definition. The station is currently broadcast in full 1080i
1080i
high definition. On August 20, 2012, KHBS/KHOG launched a nightly half-hour prime time newscast at 9 on their CW-affiliated second digital subchannels. The broadcast is the third prime time news option in the market, joining a weeknight-only newscast on Fox outlet KFTA that is produced by sister station KNWA-TV
KNWA-TV
(channel 51) and a nightly KFSM-produced newscast on MyNetworkTV
MyNetworkTV
affiliate KXNW
KXNW
(channel 34) .[9] On September 6, 2016, the now market DMA 100 began broadcasting 40/29 News Sunrise on Hearst-owned KHBS-KHOG’s The Arkansas
Arkansas
CW subchannel, weekdays from 7 to 7:30 a.m. Using the news gathering resources from ABC affiliates KHBS
KHBS
and KHOG, the 7 a.m. newscast on The Arkansas
Arkansas
CW offers another outlet for local news programming.[1] The show began with Sunrise anchors Daniel Armbruster and Yuna Lee, with traffic reporter Allison Wise along with meteorologist Laura Huckabee. Current and former on-air staff[edit]

Craig Cannon (anchor) Chris Peddie (anchor) Marisa Karber (anchor) Donna Bragg (anchor) Steve Gibbs (weather) Mike Nail (sports) Carolyn Long (anchor) Charles Salser (weather) John Taylor (weather) Bo Mattingly (sports) Chris Parsons (weather) Yuna Lee (anchor) Daniel Armbruster (anchor) Laura Huckabee (weather) Drew Michaels (weather) Brad Carl (weather) Chris Swaim (weather) Darby Bybee (weather) Breanna Adams (weather) Taylor Pannell (weather) Joshua Cole (anchor/reporter) Paige Preussee (anchor) Kelly Johnson (anchor) Ben Wagner (anchor) AJ McCord (sports/reporter) Mitch Roberts (sports) Allison Wise (traffic/anchor/reporter) John Paul (anchor/reporter) Reese Miller (sports) Meghan Kee (anchor/reporter) Katie Davidson (reporter) Jamie Weiss (reporter) Christopher Redfearn (reporter) Brendan Johnson (weather)

References[edit]

^ " Missouri
Missouri
Edition". Retrieved 2006-11-09.  ^ "KHBS, KHOG Offer The CW
The CW
on Digital Channel". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 2008-04-09.  ^ Tvnewsday - Cw Signs Digital Affils In Arkansas ^ 40/29 To Add CW Network - Local News Story - KHBS
KHBS
NW Arkansas ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KHBS ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KHOG ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.  ^ KHBS-KHOG Expands Morning News, TVNewsCheck, April 14, 2011. ^ KHBS-KHOG Launch Evening Newscast on Arkansas
Arkansas
CW-Affiliate, TVSpy, August 20, 2012.

External links[edit]

Official Website The Arkansas
Arkansas
CW MeTV
MeTV
Arkansas Query the FCC's TV station database for KHBS Query the FCC's TV station database for KHOG-TV

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Television stations in Northwest Arkansas, the Arkansas
Arkansas
River Valley, McDonald County, Missouri
Missouri
and eastern Oklahoma, including Fort Smith, Fayetteville and Rogers

Reception may vary by location and some stations may only be viewable with cable television

Local stations

Fayetteville / Springdale / Rogers / Tahlequah

K04DY (4 NBC) KFSM-TV
KFSM-TV
(5.1 CBS, 5.2 MNTV, 5.3 ANT) KAFT (13.1 PBS/AETN, 13.2 Create/AIRS, 13.3 PBS
PBS
Kids, 13.4 AETN Plus World) KAJL-LD
KAJL-LD
(16.1 Telemundo, 16.2 Grit, 16.3 GetTV, 16.4 Buzzr) K22HS-D (22.1 GCN) KHOG (29.1 ABC, 29.2 CW+, 29.3 MeTV) KWNL-CD (31.1 UNI, 31.2 MeTV, 31.3 JTV) KEGW-LD 30/KKAF-CD 33/KFFS-CD 36 (xx.1/.2 MeTV) KXNW
KXNW
(34.1 MNTV, 34.2 ANT, 34.3 CBS) KWOG (39.1 DS) KNWA (51.1 NBC, 51.2 FOX, 51.3 Grit, 51.4 Laff)

Fort Smith / Van Buren / Sallisaw / Mena

K04RA-D (32.1 YouToo) KOET 3 ( PBS
PBS
/ OETA) KFSM-TV
KFSM-TV
(5.1 CBS, 5.2 MNTV, 5.3 ANT) KXUN-LD
KXUN-LD
(43.1 UNI, 43.2 MeTV) KAFT (13.1 PBS/AETN, 13.2 Create/AIRS, 13.3 PBS
PBS
Kids, 13.4 AETN Plus World) KFLU-LD (20.1 TCN, 20.2 Comet TV, 20.3 Tuff TV, 20.4 Shop LC, 20.5 Newsmax TV) KFTA (24.1 Fox, 24.2 NBC, 24.3 Escape, 24.4 Bounce TV) KRAH-CD 33/ KFDF-CD 44 (xx.1/.2 MeTV) KHBS
KHBS
(40.1 ABC, 40.2 CW+, 40.3 MeTV)

Adjacent locals

Little Rock

KETS (2.1 PBS, 2.2 Create/AIRS, 2.3 PBS
PBS
Kids, 2.4 AETN+/World) KARK-TV (4.1 NBC, 4.2 Laff) KTHV
KTHV
(11.1 CBS, 11.2 ANT, 11.3 Justice)

Springfield, MO

KYTV (3.1 NBC, 3.2 WeatherNation TV, 3.3 Cozi TV) KOLR
KOLR
(10.1 CBS, 10.2 Laff, 10.3 Grit) KSPR-LD
KSPR-LD
(33.1 ABC, 33.2 CW, 33.3 ANT)

Tulsa

KOTV-DT
KOTV-DT
(6.1 CBS, 6.2 CW, 6.3 News) KTUL
KTUL
(8.1 ABC, 8.2 Comet, 8.3 ANT, 8.4 TBD) KQCW-DT
KQCW-DT
(19.1 CW)

Joplin

KOAM-TV
KOAM-TV
(7.1 CBS, 7.2 FOX) KODE-TV
KODE-TV
(12.1 ABC, 12.2 Grit, 12.3 Bounce TV) KFJX
KFJX
(14.1 FOX)

Defunct stations

KPBI 46 (Fox/MNTV) K67EO 67 ( CBS
CBS
via KFSM-TV, Bentonville)

Oklahoma
Oklahoma
broadcast television areas by city Ada/Sherman, TX Amarillo, TX Fort Smith, AR (Eastern OK) Joplin, MO (Northeast OK) Lawton/Wichita Falls, TX Oklahoma
Oklahoma
City Metro Texarkana, TX–AR/Shreveport, LA Tulsa (East Central OK)

See also Little Rock TV Springfield TV

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ABC Network Affiliates in the state of Arkansas

KAIT 8 (Jonesboro) KATV
KATV
7 (Little Rock) KHBS
KHBS
40/KHOG 29 (Fort Smith/Rogers)

See also ABC CBS CW Fox Ion MyNetworkTV NBC PBS Other stations in Arkansas

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Hearst Communications

Daily newspapers

The Advocate Times Union Beaumont Enterprise Connecticut Post The Courier (Conroe, Texas) Edwardsville Intelligencer Greenwich Time The Hour Houston Chronicle Huron Daily Tribune Journal-Courier Laredo Morning Times Manistee News Advocate The Middletown Press Midland Daily News Midland Reporter-Telegram New Haven Register The News-Times The Pioneer Plainview Daily Herald The Register Citizen San Antonio Express-News San Francisco Chronicle seattlepi.com The Telegraph Connecticut Magazine

Weekly newspapers

Cleveland Advocate Eastex Advocate Examiner Newspapers (Bellaire, Memorial, River Oaks, West University) The Lake Houston Observer The Potpourri (Magnolia and Tomball) Sugar Land Sun The Villager (The Woodlands, Texas) La Voz de Houston

Magazines

United States

Car and Driver Cosmopolitan Country Living Elle Elle Decor Esquire Food Network Magazine Good Housekeeping Harper's Bazaar

harper by Harper's Bazaar

House Beautiful Marie Claire
Marie Claire
(US) O, The Oprah Magazine Popular Mechanics Redbook Road & Track Seventeen Town & Country Woman's Day CDS Global Hearst Magazines Digital Media

ELLEgirl.com espin Lenny Letter Shondaland.com

International

All About Soap Company Digital Spy Elle Esquire Inside Soap Psychologies Quo Sugar

Hearst TV Television stations by affiliation

ABC

KETV KHBS
KHBS
/ KHOG KMBC KOAT KOCO KSBW-DT2 WAPT WCVB WISN WJCL WMUR WMTW WPBF WTAE

The CW

KCWE KHBS-DT2
KHBS-DT2
/ KHOG-DT2 WCWG WKCF WPTZ-DT2

Other

CBS

KCCI WLKY

Independent

WMOR

MyNetworkTV

KQCA KCCI-DT3

NBC

KCRA KSBW WBAL WDSU WESH WGAL WLWT WPTZ
WPTZ
/ WNNE WVTM WXII WYFF

Radio stations

WBAL WIYY

Entertainment and syndication

A&E Networks (50%) Cosmopolitan Television
Cosmopolitan Television
(part owner) DailyINK ESPN Inc.
ESPN Inc.
(20%) King Features Syndicate Light TV
Light TV
(part owner) Litton Entertainment
Litton Entertainment
(major) NorthSouth Productions (50%) Reed Brennan Media Associates Texture (part owner) Verizon Hearst Media Partners (50%)

AwesomenessTV Complex Networks

Business media

Black Book First Databank Fitch Ratings
Fitch Ratings
(80%)

BMI Research

Motor

Real estate

Hearst Tower Hearst Service C

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