|City||Sugar Grove, Illinois|
Former call signs
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)
|HAAT||381.1 m (1,250 ft)|
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. 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.
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. In April 2012, the college filed to sell W40CN to Local Media TV Holdings.
On November 24, 2020, the station moved to digital channel 27, as W27EB-D.
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP short name||Programming|
|6.1||480i||4:3||W27EB-D||Main W27EB-D programming / Infomercials|