Watch WKBD Detroit Online

Watch WKBD Detroit Online


WKBD Detroit

Detroit, Michigan/Windsor, Ontario
United States/Canada
  • CW 50 (general)
  • First Forecast (WWJ-TV produced weathercasts)
SloganTV Now
ChannelsDigital: 14 (UHF)
(to move to 34 (UHF))
Virtual: 50 (PSIP)
Subchannels.1: 1080i 16:9 WKBD-HD
.2: 480i 16:9 Comet
.3: 480i 16:9 Charge!
Affiliations.1: The CW
.2: Comet
.3: Charge!
OwnerCBS Corporation
(Detroit Television Station WKBD Inc.)
First air dateJanuary 10, 1965 (53 years ago) (1965-01-10)
Call letters’ meaning
  • W
  • Kaiser* Broadcasting
  • Detroit
  • (reference to original owner Kaiser Broadcasting)
Sister station(s)WWJ-TV
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 50 (UHF, January 10, 1965–June 12, 2009)
Former affiliations
  • Primary:
  • Independent (1965–1986, 1994–1995)
  • United Network (1967)
  • Fox (October 9, 1986–1994)
  • UPN (January 16, 1995–September 15, 2006)
  • Secondary:
  • Fox (1994–1998)
Transmitter power180 kW
385 kW (CP)
Height269 m (883 ft)
293.6 m (963 ft) (CP)
Facility ID51570
Transmitter coordinates42°29′0.9″N 83°18′43.5″W / 42.483583°N 83.312083°W / 42.483583; -83.312083Coordinates: 42°29′0.9″N 83°18′43.5″W / 42.483583°N 83.312083°W / 42.483583; -83.312083
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile


Detailed Antenna Reception Information For WKBD Detroit


Virtual Channel50
RF Channel14
Effective Radiated Power (ERP)50 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT)293m
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL)526m
Network AffiliationCW
Contact Street 126905 W. 11 Mile Rd.
Contact CitySouthfield
Contact StateMI
Contact Zip48033
Contact Phone248-355-7000
Additional DataFCC Station Information


WKBD Detroit is a TV broadcaster located in Detroit, MI. It’s an entertainment channel that airs an assortment of comedy shows, daytime programming, and movies. You can watch the channel online via its video-on-demand collection, updated regularly.

Name: WKBD Detroit
Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Genre: Entertainment > General Entertainment
Website: WKBD Detroit Homepage

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WKBD Detroit is owned by the CBS Corporation. It is a member of the CW network.

Contact the Station

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By mail: 26905 W 11 Mile Rd Southfield, MI 48033-2292. Phone: 248-355-7000. Fax: 248-359-7494. Email:

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