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 (currently part of Quest.) 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.
1979-1988, 1989-1990, 1990-1996, 1999-2015
November 1979-July 1980
KWAB-TV is a sister station of KCER-TV.
July 1980-September 1984
In 1980, the affiliate becomes a third PBS affiliate 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
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
In May 1990, the affiliate becomes a second FOX affiliate in Benton.
1995-September 26, 1996
The WB (primary)
September 27, 1996-September 5, 1999
The secondary wordmark during this time had the word "Benton's" on the left of 1995 The WB logo.
September 6, 1999-2000
1996-1999In 1996, it becomes the second Telemundo affiliate and the first as a secondary station.
In 2000, the affiliate becomes a second UPN affiliate in Benton.
The logo is based in the KCER 2002 logo.
2004-2006This logo is based on the KCER 2004 logo.
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.
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.
In 2016, after the KCER digital realignment (involving the KCER digital subchannels), KWAB launched a new logo, based on the 2016 CER2 logo.