This second indie television station was called KNNX-TV and was owned by KCE Television Communications.
From 1982-1983, it was owned by KCE Television Communications, which became "Kim Television Broadcasting". In 1983, the station would be sold to the Gannett Company.
In 1986, under Gannett ownership, KNNX-TV changes its call letters to KGAB-TV.
In 1994, Gannett sold KGAB to the National Broadcasting Company, changes its calls to KNBA-TV and became an owned-and-operated affiliate station of the NBC Television Network, which moves from KEFL-TV.
To reflict its new owner and new affiliation, the new station branding is "NBC 5 Benton". In 2004, it was called "NBC 5 KNBA".
The new station branding is "Benton's NBC 5".