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KWAB-TV is a commercial-free television station that serves the Benton, Arkansas area and operates on channel 22. It is owned by KCER Media (a division of KB Broadcasting) which also owns KCER-TV and CER Two along with the CER2 Digital Networks suite. It offers a variety of movies, sports, comedy, drama, news, kid shows, and exclusive specials produced exclusively to KWAB-TV.

Wordmark

1979-1988, 1989-1990, 1990-1996, 1999-2015

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KWAB Balck

Field Communications

November 1979-July 1980

KWAD 22
Wordmark

KWAB-TV is a sister station of KCER-TV.

PBS

July 1980-September 1984

KWAD1980

In 1980, the affiliate become a third PBS affliate in Benton, and the only PBS affiliate is owned by Field Communications, then Metromedia from 1983 and finally FTS Group from 1986.

October 1984-July 1988

KWAD1984

Independent

August-September 1988

KWAB

In 1988, the brand reuses KWAB 1979-1980 logo, without the outlined rounded rectangle, and the second 2 instead.


In 1989, the affiliate become a second NBC affliate in Benton.===November 1989-May 1990===

Pea

Re-styled logo.

FOX

May 1990-1993

KWAB 1990 d

In May 1990, the affiliate become a second FOX affliate in Benton.

1993-1995

KWAB 1993

1995-September 26, 1996

KWAB 1995

The WB (primary)

September 27, 1996-September 5, 1999

WB Benton
WB Benton secondary wordmark

The secondary wordmark during this time had the word "Benton's" on the left of the 1995 The WB logo.

September 6, 1999-2000

WB 22

Telemundo (secondary)

1996-1999

In 1996, it become the second Telemundo affiliate and the first as a secondary station.

1999-2000

UPN

2000-2002

Keab2002

In 2000, the affiliate become a second UPN affliate in Benton. 

2002-2004

UPN 22

The logo is based in the KCER 2002 logo.

2004-2006

This logo is based on the KCER 2004 logo.

MyNetworkTV

2006-2008

Keab2006

Independent

2008-2013

KWAB 2006

2013-2015

Kwab

On August 1, 2014, KWAB's signal was uplinked via a satellite to all 50 states of the USA, upgrading KWAB-TV from a small station broadcasting only to Benton to a nationwide superstation broadcasting to the entirety of the 50 states of the USA.

2015-2016

KWAB 2015

In 2015, KWAB launched a new logotype and new branding. During January 2016, the CEO of KWAB fired himself from KCER Media and KWAB Networks, to join a new channel to compete with KWAB. The result was TeleTV, a new cable network owned by Telemedia, which is a company owned by his brother.

2016-present

In 2016, after the KCER digital realignment (involving the KCER digital subchannels), KWAB launched a new logo, based on the 2016 CER2 logo.

See also

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