KWWT

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KWWT
MeTV.svg
Odessa/Midland, Texas
Channels Digital: 22 (UHF)
30 (UHF)
Subchannels See article
Affiliations Me-TV (x .1)
Movies! (x .2)
Antenna TV (x.3)
This TV (x .4)
Owner JB Broadcasting, Inc.
(Winstar Odessa, Inc.)
First air date 2001
Call letters' meaning The WB West Texas
Former callsigns KPXK (2001-2006)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
30 (UHF, 2001-2009)
Former affiliations Pax TV (2001-2005)
The WB (2005-2006)
Tr3́s (2009-2012)
RTV (2009-2013)
Promiseland (2010)
Video Zona (2010-2011)
Mexicanal (2011-2012)
The CW (2006-2013)
Transmitter power 50 kW
Height 147 m
Facility ID 84410
Transmitter coordinates 32°2′52.5″N 102°17′44″W / 32.047917°N 102.29556°W / 32.047917; -102.29556
Website permianbasincw.com

KWWT, Channel 30, is the Me-TV affiliate for the Midland / Odessa area. They also own channel 22, which they have titled KMDF, though they currently air no programs on the 22 stations.

History

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KWWT signed on the air in 2001 as KPXK, a Pax TV affiliate. It remained a Pax affiliate until late 2005, when KWWT moved its cable-only The WB 100+ feed (which was established on September 21, 1998) to UHF channel 30.

In March 2006 it was announced that KWWT would be a The CW affiliate through The CW Plus.

KWWT airs mostly programs on all their stations from the national feeds. However they do take some time off each week to air the High School Football games from Ratliff Stadium from August through November. The games air Sunday at 9 PM on 30.1 and then air on Monday and Tuesday on 30.2 and 30.4.

In 2011, KWWT signed on to carry college football and basketball games from the Southland Conference Television Network.1 The contract continues today. For the first 3 seasons the games usually aired on 30.2, though they will likely move to 30.1 for the 2014 season. Additionally, KWWT aired ACC Network basketball games during the 2011-12 basketball season.

KWWT remained a CW affiliate until December 29, 2013. On that date KWES took over CW rights and KWWT moved Me-TV to 30.1 while adding Movies! on 30.2.

Digital television

Because it was granted an original construction permit after the FCC finalized the DTV allotment plan on April 21, 1997 [1], the station did not receive a companion channel for a digital television station. On June 12, 2009, KWWT turned off its analog signal and turned on its digital signal (called a "flash-cut"). The move granted KWWT 3 additional channels with a Retro Television Network affiliate on 30.2, Tr3́s on 30.3, and This TV on 30.4. In August 2010 KWWT acquired the signal rights to station K22IZ and moved Tr3's to 22.1, began airing AYM Sports on 22.2, had nothing on 22.3, and aired Video Zona TV on 22.4 giving them a total of 7 stations. K22IZ would later be renamed KMDF. 30.3 would air 24-hours of infomercials until January 1, 2011 when they would become the affiliate for Antenna TV. In November 2010 they added Promiseland Television Network to 22.3, but they would be an affiliate for only 6 months. 22.3 would become an affiliate for Mexicanal in 2011. In May 2011 KWWT lost the rights to Video Zona. 22.4 would air 24-hours of infomercials until January 1, 2012, when KWWT added Me-TV to channel 22.4.2 On Sunday, March 11 KWWT swapped the digital substations of RTV and Me-TV. Sometime in summer 2012, KWWT's contract with Tr3s ended. KWWT dropped Tr3s and picked up TeLe-Romántica as a new substation. In January, 2013 KWWT added MundoFox to 22.1 and moved TeLe-Romántica to 22.3, dropping Mexicanal in the process. They also stopped airing RTV programming and turned 22.4 into a 24-hour infomercial station.

On December 29, 2013 KMDF would cease operations and KWWT lost rights to The CW. As a result they moved Me-TV to 30.1 and added Movies! on 30.2. They also ceased airing also the KMDF stations.

Current KMDF (22)/ KWWT (30) channels

Channel Programming
22.1
22.2
22.3
22.4
30.1 Me-TV
30.2 Movies!
30.3 Antenna TV
30.4 This TV

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