Watch WKBD Detroit Online

Watch WKBD Detroit Online


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WKBD Detroit

Detroit, Michigan/Windsor, Ontario
United States/Canada
  • CW 50 (general)
  • First Forecast (WWJ-TV produced weathercasts)
Slogan TV Now
Channels Digital: 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!
Owner CBS Corporation
(Detroit Television Station WKBD Inc.)
First air date January 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 power 180 kW
385 kW (CP)
Height 269 m (883 ft)
293.6 m (963 ft) (CP)
Facility ID 51570
Transmitter coordinates 42°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 authority FCC
Public license information: Profile


Detailed Antenna Reception Information For WKBD Detroit


State Michigan
Country USA
Virtual Channel 50
RF Channel 14
Effective Radiated Power (ERP) 50 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT) 293m
Latitude 42.48360061645508
Longitude -83.31220245361328
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL) 526m
Callsign WKBD-TV
MHZ 590
Network Affiliation CW
Contact Street 1 26905 W. 11 Mile Rd.
Contact City Southfield
Contact State MI
Contact Zip 48033
Contact Phone 248-355-7000
Additional Data FCC 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: [email protected]