KGCW

KGCW is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to Burlington, Iowa, United States, serving the Quad Cities area of southeastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 41 (or virtual channel 26 via PSIP) from a transmitter in the Seaton village of Abington Township, Illinois. KGCW is owned by Nexstar Media Group as part of a duopoly with Rock Island, Illinois-licensed CBS affiliate WHBF-TV (channel 4); Nexstar also operates Davenport, Iowa-licensed Fox affiliate KLJB (channel 18) under a shared services agreement (SSA) with owner Marshall Broadcasting. The three stations share studio facilities in the Telco Building on 18th Street in downtown Rock Island.

Even though KGCW has a digital signal of its own, the station's broadcasting radius does not reach the northern portions of the Quad Cities market.[1] Therefore, the station is simulcast in standard definition on WHBF's second digital subchannel in order to reach the entire market. This signal can be seen on virtual and VHF channel 4.2 from a transmitter in Bettendorf, Iowa. On cable, KGCW is available on Mediacom channel 13 in standard definition and on digital channel 713 in high definition.[2]

KGCW
KGCW

Kgcw dt2
Burlington/Davenport/Bettendorf, Iowa/
Moline/Rock Island, Illinois
United States
CityBurlington, Iowa
BrandingQuad Cities CW
ChannelsDigital: 41 (UHF)
(to move to 21 (UHF))
Virtual: 26 (PSIP)
Subchannels(see article)
TranslatorsWHBF-DT 4.2 (VHF) Rock Island, IL
AffiliationsThe CW
Jewelry Television (overnights)
OwnerNexstar Media Group
(Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.)
First air dateJanuary 6, 1988
Call letters' meaningGrant (previous owner) CW
Sister station(s)KLJB, WHBF-TV
Former callsignsKJMH (1988–2001)
KGWB-TV (2001–2006)
KGCW-TV (2006–2009)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
26 (UHF, 1988–2009)
Former affiliationsAnalog/DT1:
Fox (1988–2001)
The WB (2001–2006)
Transmitter power615 kW
447 kW (CP)
Height388 m (1,273 ft)
385.1 m (1,263 ft) (CP)
ClassDT
Facility ID7841
Transmitter coordinates41°8′8″N 90°48′30″W / 41.13556°N 90.80833°W
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile
CDBS
Websitewww.ourquadcities.com

History

Early history

The station signed-on January 6, 1988 as KJMH. It aired an analog signal on UHF channel 26 with an effective radiated power of 200 kilowatts (at a height of 96 meters (315 ft)) from a tower on Winegard Drive in Burlington. KJMH quickly became a Fox affiliate, primarily serving the southern portion of the Quad Cities market. However, the station suffered interference and duplication from the area's other Fox affiliate, KLJB in Davenport serving the northern portions of the area. Finally in 1996, this station became a full-time satellite of KLJB. In 2001, KJMH broke off and became a WB affiliate for the Quad Cities and adopted the KGWB-TV call sign.

In September 2006 as a result of The WB and UPN merging to form The CW, the station was picked as the new network affiliate for the Quad Cities. To reflect the change, KGWB adopted the KGCW-TV call letters on June 30, 2006. Meanwhile, the area's low-powered UPN affiliate WBQD-LP joined the other new service, News Corporation's MyNetworkTV. While broadcasting in analog, KGCW's signal failed to cover the Quad Cities adequately because WBQD also transmitted on channel 26. In addition, its coverage area was less than most full-powered UHF outlets in the United States due to its lower effective radiated power and antenna height. However, from 2001 to 2015, this shortfall had been made up by it being available on cable systems in the area through a fiber optic link and a simulcast on KLJB-DT2. During the Spring of 2015, however, the KGCW subchannel simulcast would migrate to WHBF-DT2.

Virtual triopoly with WHBF and KLJB

On November 6, 2013, Irving, Texas-based Nexstar Broadcasting Group announced that it would purchase the Grant Broadcasting stations—including KGCW and KLJB—for $87.5 million. Just six weeks prior on September 16, Nexstar had announced it was acquiring CBS affiliate WHBF-TV (channel 4) from Bronxville, New York-based Citadel Communications in an $88-million deal, in which Nexstar also assumed that station's operations through a time brokerage agreement.[3] This precluded Nexstar from acquiring KLJB directly as Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ownership regulations prohibited common ownership of two of the four highest-rated television stations in the same media market; Nexstar originally intended to address the conflict by spinning off KLJB to Westlake, Ohio-based partner company Mission Broadcasting, with the intent of taking over that station's operations through a shared services agreement.[3]

However, on June 6, 2014, Nexstar announced that it would instead sell KLJB to Houston-based Marshall Broadcasting—a newly formed, minority-controlled company headed by Pluria Marshall Jr.—for $58.5 million. While Marshall acquired much of channel 18's assets, Nexstar entered into a shared services agreement to provide non-programming resources (such as master control) and advertising sales for KLJB and Marshall's two other stations (Fox affiliate KMSS-TV in Shreveport, Louisiana and KPEJ-TV in Midland, Texas, both of which were acquired by Marshall through Nexstar's concurring acquisition of the Communications Corporation of America stations).[4] The sale was completed on December 1, 2014.[5]

In November 2014, while Nexstar was still waiting for the completion of its sale of KLJB to Marshall Broadcasting, there was speculation by other local media that KGCW might move to a digital subchannel of WHBF-TV.[6] On May 14, 2015, Nexstar relaunched WHBF's 4.2 subchannel with a standard definition simulcast of KGCW. The simulcast had previously aired on KLJB's 18.2 subchannel, but was moved to the WHBF subchannel due to the sale of KLJB to Marshall Broadcasting.[7]

On December 3, 2018, Nexstar announced it would acquire the assets of Chicago-based Tribune Media—which has owned ABC affiliate WQAD-TV (channel 8) since December 2013—for $6.4 billion in cash and debt. Nexstar is precluded from acquiring WQAD directly or indirectly, as FCC regulations prohibit common ownership of more than two stations in the same media market, or two or more of the four highest-rated stations in the market. (Furthermore, any attempt by Nexstar to assume the operations of WQAD through local marketing or shared services agreements may be subject to regulatory hurdles that could delay completion of the FCC and Justice Department's review and approval process for the acquisition.) As such, Nexstar will be required to sell either WQAD or both WHBF and KLJB (separately as it would break the grandfathered LMA) to separate, unrelated companies to address the ownership conflict. KGCW could either be retained by Nexstar (tied with either WQAD or WHBF) or sold to the new buyer if WHBF is sold, as KGCW does not rank among the four highest-rated stations in the Quad Cities market.[8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17]

On March 20, 2019, it was announced that Nexstar would keep WHBF-TV, KGCW and the SSA for KLJB and sell WQAD to McLean, Virginia-based Tegna Inc., as part of the company's sale of nineteen Nexstar- and Tribune-operated stations to Tegna and the E. W. Scripps Company in separate deals worth $1.32 billion; this would make WQAD the first television property in Iowa for Tegna and its first television property in Illinois since the group (under its pre-2016-split structure as the broadcasting arm of the Gannett Company) sold WREX in Rockford, Illinois to the Gilmore Broadcasting Corporation in 1969.[18][19]

Digital television

Digital channels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[20]
26.1 720p 16:9 KGCWDT1 Main KGCW programming / The CW
26.2 480i 4:3 KGCWDT2 This TV
26.3 Laff Laff
26.4 Bounce Bounce TV

On December 10, 2009, KGCW added a new second subchannel of its own carrying This TV. It also added MeTV to a new subchannel on April 10, 2012.

Analog-to-digital conversion

In December 2009, it finally changed the PSIP identifier for the main channel on 26.1 from its pre-transition labeling of "KGCW-DT" to its current legal call sign "KGCW" without the "-DT" suffix in it. KGCW shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 26, at noon on February 17, 2009, the original date in which full-power television stations in the United States were to transition from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 41.[21] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 26. It transferred the "KGCW-TV" calls from its now-defunct analog signal channel 26 to its digital signal on channel 41 and the "KGCW-DT" call sign was discontinued.

However, it changed the legal Federal Communications Commission (FCC) call sign again to KGCW around the revised digital transition date in June 2009 while continuing to use "KGCW-DT" through PSIP to identify channel 26.1 all the way up until December 2009. The current digital signal had been on-the-air from a new transmitter site near north of Seaton since November 2008 and from the station's original Burlington site on Winegard Drive prior to that. The remainder of the television stations in the Quad Cities terminated analog signals on the new analog shutoff date, June 12.

Sports programming

On March 25, 2015, it was announced that KGCW would broadcast 24 Chicago Cubs baseball games to Quad Cities area baseball fans during the 2015 Major League Baseball season. This was due to the baseball games no longer being available on a national basis to cable and satellite viewers via WGN America. The origination of the baseball broadcasts was split between Chicago's CW affiliate (now independent station) WGN-TV and ABC O&O WLS-TV, with KGCW carrying the games broadcast by WLS, and the Quad Cities' MyNetworkTV affiliate WQAD-DT3 airing the games broadcast by WGN.[22] In the past, KGCW had aired St. Louis Cardinals baseball games when that team's flagship station was fellow WB/CW affiliate KPLR-TV. On April 5, 2016, it was revealed that during the 2016 season, KGCW would carry Cubs telecasts originating from WLS-TV for a second consecutive year.[23]

Newscasts

Until 2010, KGCW aired a rebroadcast of KLJB's thirty-minute prime time newscast produced by the Independent News Network (INN) on Tuesday through Saturday mornings at 5. On August 6, 2010, it was made public KLJB terminated its long standing partnership with INN and entered into a news share agreement with ABC affiliate WQAD-TV (owned by Local TV). On September 6, that station began producing a nightly half-hour prime time show on KLJB still known by the same name. KGCW then began repeating the previous night's newscast Monday through Friday mornings at 5. Production of Fox 18 Nine O'Clock News changed once more on December 31, 2012 when it was taken over through a new outsourcing arrangement by NBC affiliate KWQC-TV (owned by Young Broadcasting). KGCW moved the repeat of KLJB's show to the next morning at 1. In the fall of 2015, the KLJB newscast repeat was dropped in favor of an overnight rebroadcast of WHBF-TV's late newscast.[24]

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Channel 26 virtual TV stations in the United States

The following television stations operate on virtual channel 26 in the United States:

K07XL-D in Mountain Home, Arkansas

K08LI-D in White Sulphur Spring, Montana

K26DD-D in Kalispell, Montana

K26FT-D in Santa Barbara, California

K26GS-D in Harrison, Arkansas

K26GV-D in Omak, Washington

K26GY-D in Breckenridge, Colorado

K26KC-D in Dallas, Texas

K26KF-D in Duluth, Minnesota

K26LI-D in Juneau, Alaska

K26LQ-D in White Sulphur Spring, Montana

K27LU-D in Stephenville, Texas

K30LS-D in Sandpoint, Idaho

K31GP-D in Brookings, etc., Oregon

K32LQ-D in Yreka, California

K42GT-D in Priest Lake, Idaho

K43MY-D in Red Lake, Minnesota

K44JB-D in Grants Pass, Oregon

K44KK-D in Bonners Ferry, Idaho

KAAH-TV in Honolulu, Hawaii

KCDT in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho

KCVB-CD in Logan, Utah

KFTC in Bemidji, Minnesota

KGCW in Burlington, Iowa

KGEC-LD in Redding, California

KGPT-CD in Wichita, Kansas

KHDT-LD in Denver, Colorado

KINT-TV in El Paso, Texas

KMPH-TV in Visalia, California

KMVU-DT in Medford, Oregon

KNDB in Bismarck, North Dakota

KNPN-LD in Saint Joseph, Missouri

KODF-LD in Britton, Texas

KOZJ in Joplin, Missouri

KPMF-LD in Paragould, Arkansas

KPXL-TV in Uvalde, Texas

KRIV in Houston, Texas

KTKB-LD in Tamuning, Guam

KTSF in San Francisco, California

KUCL-LD in Salt Lake City, Utah

KVHD-LD in Los Angeles, California

KVSD-LD in San Diego, California

KVTH-DT in Hot Springs, Arkansas

KYNE-TV in Omaha, Nebraska

KZBZ-CD in Clovis, New Mexico

W15EF-D in Sparta, North Carolina

W18DS-D in Chattanooga, Tennessee

W26DB-D in Port Jervis, New York

W26DC-D in Roslyn, New York

W26DH-D in Auburn, Indiana

W26DS-D in La Grange, Georgia

W26DT-D in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

W30CS-D in Zionville, North Carolina

W41DL-D in Boone, North Carolina

WAGT-CD in Augusta, Georgia

WAIQ in Montgomery, Alabama

WBDT in Springfield, Ohio

WCIU-TV in Chicago, Illinois

WDID-LD in Savannah, Georgia

WDRL-LD in Wilmington, North Carolina

WEDD-LD in Roanoke, Virginia

WETA-TV in Washington, D.C.

WGBA-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin

WGNO in New Orleans, Louisiana

WGVT-LD in Gainesville, Florida

WHPX-TV in New London, Connecticut

WMEA-TV in Biddeford, Maine

WMNN-LD in Lake City, Michigan

WNYB in Jamestown, New York

WOTF-TV in Daytona Beach, Florida

WQTO in Ponce, Puerto Rico

WROB-LD in Topeka, Kansas

WSFX-TV in Wilmington, North Carolina

WTBS-LD in Atlanta, Georgia

WTNC-LD in Durham, North Carolina

WUDJ-LD in Crozet, Virginia

WUEK-LD in Canton, Ohio

WUNL-TV in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

WUWT-CD in Union City, Tennessee

WXAX-CD in Clearwater, Florida

WYCU-LD in Charlestown, etc., New Hampshire

WYXN-LD in New York, New York

WZVN-TV in Naples, FloridaThe following stations, which are no longer licensed, formerly operated on virtual channel 26:

KGKY-LD in Joplin, Missouri

KJYY-LD in Portland, Oregon

WAGT in Augusta, Georgia

WEYB-LD in Montgomery, Alabama

Channel 41 digital TV stations in the United States

The following television stations broadcast on digital channel 41 in the United States:

K41AE-D in Grand Junction, Colorado

K41AH-D in Crested Butte, Colorado

K41BT-D in Fort Peck, Montana

K41BW-D in New Mobeetie, Texas

K41BZ-D in Dolan Springs, Arizona

K41CA-D in Tulia, Texas

K41DD-D in Des Moines, Iowa

K41DM-D in Fruitland, Utah

K41DU-D in Parlin, Colorado

K41EB-D in Garfield County, Utah

K41EG-D in Jackson, Minnesota

K41EO-D in Crouch/Garden Valley, Idaho

K41EQ-D in Texarkana, Texas

K41EV-D in Akron, Colorado

K41FT-D in Kingman, Arizona

K41FZ-D in Koosharem, Utah

K41GE-D in Cedar City, Utah

K41GI-D in Imlay, Nevada

K41GQ-D in Logan, Utah

K41GS-D in Summit County, Utah

K41HH-D in Austin, Nevada

K41HQ-D in Quanah, Texas

K41IG-D in Scipio, Utah

K41IO-D in Las Vegas, Nevada

K41IT-D in Haxtun, Colorado

K41JS-D in Green River, Utah

K41JY-D in Henrieville, Utah

K41JZ-D in Teasdale/Torrey, Utah

K41KA-D in Panguitch, Utah

K41KD-D in Roosevelt, etc., Utah

K41KE-D in Garrison, Utah

K41KL-D in Glendale, etc., Oregon

K41KX-D in Joplin, Missouri

K41KZ-D in Chalfant Valley, California

K41LA-D in Carbondale, Colorado

K41LB-D in Scofield, Utah

K41LD-D in Antimony, Utah

K41LE-D in Fountain Green, Utah

K41LJ-D in East Price, Utah

K41LM-D in Lamar, Colorado

K41LS-D in Forsyth, Montana

K41LU-D in Eureka, Nevada

K41LX-D in Red Lake, Minnesota

K41LY-D in Rural Sevier County, Utah

K41MB-D in Ruth, Nevada

K41MF-D in Granite Falls, Minnesota

K41MT-D in Wray, Colorado

K41MU-D in La Grande, Oregon

K41MX-D in Perryton, Texas

K41MY-D in Panaca, Nevada

K41MZ-D in Livingston, etc., Montana

KBCA in Alexandria, Louisiana

KBTI-LD in Boise, Idaho

KCBZ-LD in Casper, Wyoming

KCRP-CD in Corpus Christi, Texas

KCYH-LD in Ardmore, Oklahoma

KDBK-LP in Bakersfield, California

KENH-LD in Hot Springs, Arkansas

KGCW in Burlington, Iowa

KKPX-TV in San Jose, California

KLCS in Los Angeles, California

KLDY-LD in Anchorage, Alaska

KMCI-TV in Lawrence, Kansas

KNME-TV in Pecos, New Mexico

KNOV-CD in New Orleans, Louisiana

KOXO-CD in Portland, Oregon

KPXO-TV in Kaneohe, Hawaii

KQLP-LD in Lincoln, Nebraska

KRHT-LD in Redding, California

KSBS-CD in Denver, Colorado

KTFF-LD in Fresno, California

KUBE-TV in Baytown, Texas

KVER-CA in Indio, California

KWEX-DT in San Antonio, Texas

W41DI-D in Bat Cave, etc., North Carolina

W41DK-D in Keyser, West Virginia

W41DL-D in Boone, North Carolina

W41DO-D in New York, New York

W41DP-D in Springfield, Illinois

WATC-DT in Atlanta, Georgia

WBXM-CD in Montgomery, Alabama

WEDY in New Haven, Connecticut

WEIQ in Mobile, Alabama

WETP-TV in Sneedville, Tennessee

WFRW-LD in Enterprise, Alabama

WGBA-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin

WHDS-LD in Savannah, Georgia

WHEH-LD in Lumberton, North Carolina

WHIO-TV in Dayton, Ohio

WIRS in Yauco, Puerto Rico

WJAN-CD in Miami, Florida

WKBN-TV in Youngstown, Ohio

WKPD in Paducah, Kentucky

WLVI in Cambridge, Massachusetts

WNJJ-LD in Paterson, New Jersey

WOHZ-CD in Mansfield, Ohio

WOLP-CD in Grand Rapids, Michigan

WPBS-DT in Watertown, New York

WRBW in Orlando, Florida

WRLW-CD in Salem, Indiana

WRZY-LD in Buxton, North Carolina

WTMQ-LD in Jacksonville, North Carolina

WUTB in Baltimore, Maryland

WXYZ-TV in Detroit, Michigan

WZDX in Huntsville, Alabama

WZVN-TV in Naples, FloridaThe following stations, which are no longer licensed, formerly broadcast on digital channel 41:

K41JF-D in Hagerman, Idaho

K41MM-D in Pateros, Washington

KLMW-LD in Lufkin, Texas

KMMA-CD in San Luis Obispo, California

KTJX-LD in College Station, Texas

WIFR in Freeport, Illinois

Grant Broadcasting

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KLJB

KLJB is a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Davenport, Iowa, United States, serving the Quad Cities area of southeastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 49 (or virtual channel 18 via PSIP) from a transmitter in Orion, Illinois. Owned by Marshall Broadcasting, KLJB is operated under a shared services agreement (SSA) by Nexstar Media Group, making it a sister station to Nexstar's duopoly of Rock Island, Illinois-licensed CBS affiliate WHBF-TV (channel 4) and Burlington, Iowa-licensed CW affiliate KGCW (channel 26). The three stations share studio facilities in the Telco Building on 18th Street in downtown Rock Island. On cable, KLJB is available on Mediacom channel 7 in standard definition and on digital channel 707 in high definition.

KWQC-TV

KWQC-TV is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Davenport, Iowa, United States, serving the Quad Cities area of Southeastern Iowa and Northwestern Illinois. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 36 (or virtual channel 6 via PSIP) from a transmitter in Orion, Illinois. Owned by Gray Television, KWQC-TV maintains studio facilities on Brady Street in downtown Davenport. On cable, the station is available on Mediacom channel 6 in standard definition and on digital channel 706 in high definition.

LIN Digital

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In 2008 it was ranked No. 1,055 in the Top 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the U.S. by Inc Magazine.LIN Digital's premium display ad network is among comScore's Top 30 Ad Networks according to comScore rankings. It aggregates traffic from thousands of top-tier online publishers reaching up to 100 million unique visitors per month.

List of television stations in Iowa

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Marshall Broadcasting

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In 2014, Nexstar Broadcasting Group acquired the stock of television operators Grant Broadcasting, Communications Corporation of America, and White Knight Broadcasting. Due to FCC ownership limits, Nexstar sold former Grant station KLJB in Davenport, Iowa, and former ComCorp stations KPEJ-TV in Odessa, Texas and KMSS-TV in Shreveport, Louisiana, all three of which are Fox affiliates, to Marshall Broadcasting. Nexstar operates all three of the television stations owned by Marshall Broadcasting through a shared services agreement, providing non-programming resources to the stations such as master control, advertising sales, and engineering support.

Media in the Quad Cities

Newspapers, radio, and television in the Quad Cities area of the United States.

Mission Broadcasting

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Spartan Communications

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WCIA

WCIA is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Champaign, Illinois, United States and serving the Central Illinois region. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on UHF channel 48 (or virtual channel 3 via PSIP) from a transmitter in Seymour along the Champaign–Piatt county line. WCIA is owned by the Nexstar Media Group as part of a duopoly with Springfield-licensed MyNetworkTV affiliate WCIX (channel 49), and the two stations share studios on South Neil Street/U.S. 45 in downtown Champaign. They also operate a sales office and news bureau on East Edwards Street near the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield.

Since WCIA's over-the-air signal cannot be seen in western parts of the market (including Springfield and Jacksonville), it is simulcast in high definition on WCIX's second digital subchannel (VHF channel 13.2 or virtual channel 49.2 via PSIP) from a transmitter on Etherton Lane in Clear Lake Township. Nielsen Media Research treats WCIA and WCIX-DT2 as one station in local ratings books, using the identifier name WCIA+.

WCIX

WCIX is a MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station licensed to Springfield, Illinois, United States and serving the Central Illinois region. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on VHF channel 13 (or virtual channel 49.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter on Etherton Lane in Clear Lake Township. WCIX is owned by the Nexstar Media Group as part of a duopoly with Champaign-licensed CBS affiliate WCIA (channel 3), and the two stations share studios on South Neil Street/U.S. 45 in downtown Champaign. They also operate a sales office and news bureau on East Edwards Street near the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield.

Since WCIX's over-the-air signal cannot be seen in eastern parts of the market (including Champaign, Urbana, and Danville), it is simulcast in high definition on WCIA's second digital subchannel (UHF channel 48.2 or virtual channel 3.2 via PSIP) from a transmitter in Seymour along the Champaign–Piatt county line. Nielsen Media Research treats WCIX and WCIA-DT2 as one station in local ratings books, using the identifier name WCIX+.

WHBF-TV

WHBF-TV is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Rock Island, Illinois, United States, serving the Quad Cities area of northwestern Illinois and southeastern Iowa. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on virtual and VHF channel 4 from a transmitter in Bettendorf, Iowa. WHBF-TV is owned by Nexstar Media Group as part of a duopoly with Burlington, Iowa-licensed CW affiliate KGCW (channel 26); Nexstar also operates Davenport, Iowa-licensed Fox affiliate KLJB (channel 18) under a shared services agreement with owner Marshall Broadcasting. The three stations share studio facilities in the Telco Building on 18th Street in downtown Rock Island. On cable, WHBF-TV is available on Mediacom channel 4 in standard definition and on digital channel 704 in high definition.

WQAD-TV

WQAD-TV is a dual ABC/MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station licensed to Moline, Illinois, United States, serving the Quad Cities area of northwestern Illinois and southeastern Iowa. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 38 (or virtual channel 8 via PSIP) from a transmitter in Orion, Illinois. Owned by the Tribune Broadcasting subsidiary of the Tribune Media Company, WQAD maintains studio facilities on Park 16th Street in Moline. On cable, the station is available on Mediacom channel 8 in standard definition and on digital channel 708 in high definition.

WTVO

WTVO is a dual ABC/MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station licensed to Rockford, Illinois, United States. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 16 (or virtual channel 17 via PSIP) from a transmitter at its studios on North Meridian Road/IL 24 in Rockford. Owned by Mission Broadcasting, WTVO is operated through joint sales and shared services agreements by the Nexstar Media Group. This makes it a sister outlet to Fox affiliate WQRF-TV (channel 39) and the two stations share studios.

WYZZ-TV

WYZZ-TV is a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Bloomington, Illinois, United States, serving Peoria and the North-Central Illinois television market. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 28 (or virtual channel 43 via PSIP) from a transmitter near Congerville, a village of Montgomery Township, Woodford County. The station is owned by Cunningham Broadcasting; Nexstar Media Group, which owns Peoria-licensed CBS affiliate WMBD-TV (channel 31), operates WYZZ under a local marketing agreement. The two stations share studio facilities on North University Street in Peoria. Although WYZZ is sister to Comet owned-and-operated station WHOI (channel 19, owned by Cunningham's partner company, the Sinclair Broadcast Group), that outlet is managed outright by Sinclair.

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