The Hearst-Argyle Kansas City CW affiliate will cease analog broadcasting on Dec. 15.
KCWE, Hearst-Argyle’s CW affiliate in Kansas City, Mo. (DMA 31), will flip the switch from analog to digital two months ahead of the nationwide Feb. 17, 2009, deadline.
KCWE will cease broadcasting its analog signal on Dec. 15 at 9 a.m. Viewers receiving KCWE’s signal via cable or satellite will continue to do so as they currently do.
Analog-only TV sets can receive KCWE’s digital channel over the air by using a digital-to-analog converter box and tuning to ch. 29-1.
“KCWE is proud to lead the transition to digital television in Kansas City,” said Wayne Godsey, president-general manager of KCWE-KMBC. “Our early switch to DTV on Dec. 15 will provide local viewers with a real life test to see if they’re digital ready. We invite viewers to tune in to KCWE. If they can’t see us, they’ll know they have work to do before all TV stations complete the digital transition on Feb. 17, 2009.”