Duluth Broadcast Television Station Guide

The Duluth market has seven broadcast television stations producing 29 channels of digital programming. Here’s a look at what’s available to those willing to jostle an antenna.

First, a quick rundown of the six ownership groups:

    • KDLH and KBJR stations are owned by Gray Television, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, Ga.
    • WDSE stations are owned by Duluth-Superior Area Educational Television Corporation.
    • WDIO stations are owned by Hubbard Broadcasting, headquartered in St. Paul, Minn.
    • KQDS stations are owned by Red River Broadcasting, headquartered in Fargo, N.D.
    • KCWV stations are owned by Tri-State Christian Television, headquartered in Marion, Ill.
    • The low-power KMYN station is owned by SagamoreHill of Minneapolis, headquartered in Brooklyn Center, Minn.

     

    The CW
    Channel: 3.1
    Call letters: KDLH
    Network affiliation: The CW
     


    Channel: 3.2
    Call letters: KDLH
    Network affiliation: True Crime Network
     


    Channel: 3.3
    Call letters: KDLH
    Network affiliation: Laff
     


    Channel: 3.4
    Call letters: KDLH
    Network affiliation: Court TV
     


    Channel: 3.5
    Call letters: KDLH
    Network affiliation: Ion Mystery
     


    Channel: 3.6
    Call letters: KDLH
    Network affiliation: Quest
     

    NBC Universal Logos
    Channel: 6.1
    Call letters: KBJR (KBJR 6)
    Network affiliation: NBC
     

    CBS
    Channel: 6.2
    Call letters: KBJR (CBS 3 Duluth)
    Network affiliation: CBS
     


    Channel: 6.3
    Call letters: KBJR
    Network affiliation: MyNetwork
     

    PBS
    Broadcast channel: 8.1
    Call letters: WDSE (PBS North)
    Network affiliation: PBS
     

    PBS Explore logo
    Channel: 8.2
    Call letters: WDSE
    Network affiliation: PBS Explore / World Channel
     


    Channel: 8.3
    Call letters WDSE
    Network affiliation: Create
     


    Channel: 8.4
    Call letters: WDSE (Minnesota Channel)
    Network affiliation: Twin Cities Public Television Minnesota Channel
     


    Channel: 8.5
    Call letters: WDSE
    Network affiliation: PBS Kids
     


    Channel: 10.1
    Call letters: WDIO
    Network affiliation: ABC
     


    Channel: 10.2
    Call letters: WDIO
    Network affiliation: Me-TV
     


    Channel: 10.3
    Call letters: WDIO
    Network affiliation: Ion
     


    Channel: 10.4
    Call letters: WDIO
    Network affiliation: Defy
     


    Channel: 10.5
    Call letters: WDIO
    Network affiliation: Grit
     


    Channel: 10.6
    Call letters: WDIO
    Network affiliation: Scripps News
     

    Fox
    Channel 21.1
    Call letters: KQDS
    Network affiliation: Fox
     


    Channel 21.2
    Call letters: KQDS
    Network affiliation: Antenna TV
     


    Channel 27.1
    Call letters: KCWV
    Network affiliation: TCT
     


    Channel 27.2
    Call letters: KCWV
    Network affiliation: SBN
     


    Channel 27.3
    Call letters: KCWV
    Network affiliation: Shop LC
     


    Channel 27.4
    Call letters: KCWV
    Network affiliation: Bounce TV
     


    Channel 27.5
    Call letters: KCWV
    Network affiliation: Start TV
     


    Channel 27.7
    Call letters: KCWV
    Network affiliation: GetTV
     


    Channel 32.6
    Call letters: KMYN
    Network affiliation: Buzzr
     

  • 2 Comments

    Kodiak

    about 3 months ago

    KDLH TV used to be channel 3. KBJR TV was channel 6. Are these local affiliates merged? How do you watch CBS? Help me to understand as I no longer live there.
    
    One other thing. The Duluth media market would be enriched by having access to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Years past, broadcast Duluth television covered what is now Thunder Bay.  Does it still? And can you watch CBC in Duluth?

    Paul Lundgren

    about 3 months ago

    A reorganizing at KBJR/KDLH in 2016 led to “CBS 3” broadcasting on channel 6.2. Those watching with a satellite dish or cable still view it on channel 3, which is why it carries the confusing brand of "CBS 3." But the CBS affiliate is no longer a KDLH station, it's under the KBJR callsign.
    
    The two network affiliates began operating under joint sales and shared services agreements in 2005. KBJR and KDLH remained separately owned until 2018, but the CBS affiliation passed over to KBJR in 2016.
    
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is not available on broadcast television in Duluth and Duluth stations do not consider Thunder Bay to be part of the market.

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