W27EB-D Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W27EB-D

CitySugar Grove, Illinois
Affiliations6.1: Infomercials[1]
Former call signs
W54BE (1989–2008)
W40CN (2008–2011)
W40CN-D (2011–2020)
Former channel number(s)
54 (UHF, 1992–2008)
40 (UHF, 2008–2011)
40 (UHF, 2011–2020)
Educational Independent (1989–2012)
Commercial Independent (2012–2020)
Translator of WAOE (2020–2022)
Technical information
Facility ID71111
ERP15 kW
HAAT381.1 m (1,250 ft)
Transmitter coordinates41°53′56.1″N 87°37′23.2″W / 41.898917°N 87.623111°W / 41.898917; -87.623111

W27EB-D (channel 6) is a low-power, Class A television station licensed to Sugar Grove, Illinois, United States, serving the Chicago area and primarily airing paid programming. It is owned by Venture Technologies Group alongside WRME-LD (channel 33) and Oswego-licensed WAOE (channel 59). W27EB-D's transmitter is located atop the John Hancock Center.


Waubonsee Community College, which serves the Aurora area, launched the station on channel 54 as W54BE. Programming included distance education telecourses from the college and a community bulletin board.[2] The station moved to channel 40 in 2008. The college marketed the station as primarily on cable: Comcast channel 99 or 17; Mediacom channel 15; or AT&T U-Verse channel 99.[3]

The college was not able to construct a digital facility for the station, citing severe budget problems with Illinois state funding and the local district's real estate tax base as reasons.[4] In April 2012, the college filed to sell W40CN to Local Media TV Holdings.[5]

On November 24, 2020, the station moved to digital channel 27, as W27EB-D.


Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming[1]
6.1 480i 4:3 W27EB-D Main W27EB-D programming / Infomercials


  1. ^ a b Digital TV Market Listing for W27EB-D
  2. ^ "Telecommunications in place at WCC". The Daily Chronicle. December 27, 1992. p. 7. Retrieved July 21, 2020.
  3. ^ "Watching Waubonsee's Educational Television Channel". Sugar Grove, Illinois: Waubonsee Community College. Retrieved 2010-07-04.
  4. ^ Waubonsee Community College (2010-06-30). "FCC 337 Application for Extension of Time to Construct a Digital Television Broadcast Station (BEPDTA-20100630BIY)". Federal Communications Commission.
  5. ^ Seyler, Dave (April 16, 2012). "Local Media TV adds Chicago-area Class A". Television Business Report. Retrieved April 20, 2012.

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