The CW 33, KDAF is a full service television station broadcasting to Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas on local digital UHF channel 33. It is an affiliate of The CW Network and owned by the Tribune Company. First known as KMEC, the station had a short life airing syndicated and
locally produced shows in 1967, and than again channel 33 signed on as KBFI with a religious programing format, but neither lasted longer than 10 months. In 1973 CBN bought the channel's license, but they only stayed on 33 for three months before changing to 38. 33 was used for a short time by Doubleday Broadcasting, than it signed off in December 1973. For 6 years the channel went unused than in 1980 signed back on as KNBN, now owned by Hill Broadcasting, and for a year and a half it's programing was mostly business oriented. than the programing switched staions and KNBN began showing programing from Spanish International Network (now UPN). The channel changed hands again 1983 when Hill Broadcasting sold KNBN to Metromedia and in July 1984, the station was renamed KRLD-TV after new sister station KRLD radio. Metro media only kept the station for three years before selling it to FOX broadcasting, who changed the call sign current KDAF. the station was sold once more in 1995 to Renaissance broadcasting, taking over the local WB affiliation.