KFVE is a MyNetwork TV affiliate that broadcasts on Channel 9 in Hawaii. Launched on Feb 7, 1988, Nexstar Media Group operates the station owned by MCG Capital Corporation. A part of services is provided by Raycom Media, the owner of KGMB and KHNL under a TSA: Transitional services agreement. The transmitter is installed in Akupu, Hawaii while it shares its studios with KHNL and KGMB in a facility on Waiakamilo Road in downtown Honolulu.
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KFVE has satellite stations in the range of Hawaiian Islands as it spreads metropolitan Honolulu. KGMD-TV and KGMV are the satellites of the channel existing in Hilo and Wailuku since May and April, 1955 respectively.
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Officially airing on Feb 7, 1988, KFVE was originally set up to broadcast repeats o small-budget programs like Hawaii Five-O. Available on Channel 5, it later started hosting movies and syndicated content. By 1990 it was borrowing programs originally produced by KMGT: Channel 26 before shifting to religious programming later. As a low-budget broadcaster, it also had to air Japanese dramas in its early years. However, things changed in 1993 when KHNL took over the management of the station under a LMA: Local Marketing Agreement signed between the two. The operations of the two stations were then merged into a single facility of KHNL. As KHNL started to take care of the station, the coverage of Athletics Competition in University of Hawaii was moved to KFVE.
Affiliations with The WB and UPN
KFVE became a charter affiliate of UPN on Jan 16, 1995 and was branded as K-5 UPN Hawaii. On Dec 28, 1998 it entered an agreement with The WB and became the secondary affiliate of the service. Four years later, on Sep 2, 2002 it dropped the partnership with UPN to become a primary WB affiliate.
MyNetwork TV affiliation
Under Raycom Media on March 7, 2006, it was announced that the station is going to become an affiliate of MyNetwork TV. The formal joining with the network was closed on Sep 5, 2006.
Sale to Nexstar
Nexstar Media Group on Nov 1, 2018 announced that it was going to acquire KFVE and the relay stations of it from American Spirit Media for a USD 6.5m. The deal is pending for regulatory approval by FCC and is expected to be closed officially in the first quarter of 2019.
KFVE broadcasts news programming, local sports and special events, movies and other stuff. It started broadcasting Korean dramas in Jan 2015 and became the second station in state to do so after KBFD.