W07CL

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W07CL / W26DH-D
Auburn, Indiana
Channels Analog: W07CL 7 (VHF)
Digital: W26DH-D 26 (UHF)
Virtual: 73 (PSIP)
Affiliations 3ABN
Owner Moore Foundation
Founded 1991
Sister station(s) WFWC-CA
Former affiliations Main Street TV (1991-1992)
AIN/Network One (1992-2001)
UATV (2001-2006)
Transmitter power 32 W (analog)
6000 W (digital)
Class TX

W07CL is a low-power television station in Auburn, Indiana, broadcasting locally on VHF channel 7 as a full-time affiliate of the Three Angels Broadcasting Network. The station is a full-time repeater of 3ABN programming, with local programming appearing only on rare occasions.

History[edit]

W07CL signed on in August 1991 as an affiliate of Main Street TV, two years after originally receiving their license. After the demise of Main Street TV, the station became an affiliate of the American Independent Network, with additional programming from Network One added later.

After the collapse of Network One, the station again became a full affiliate of the American Independent Network. Much like other local low-power stations of the time, W07CL mixed network programming with low-budget local productions. High school sports were a popular fixture on the station during its early years, and many programs were produced by the staff of then-sister stations WIFF (now WGLL) and WIFF-FM (now WGBJ).

Ownership of the station was transferred to Kovas Communications in 1999, and AIN became Urban America Television in 2001. The station obtained permission from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to go off the air on October 17, 2002. The station would remain silent for several months.

On February 21, 2003, Frank Kovas donated the station to the Raymond S. and Dorothy N. Moore Foundation, along with his other remaining station WGLL. Due to his failing health, Kovas had already sold his other stations in the years preceding this, including W07CL's sister-station WIFF-FM. Since the change in ownership, both stations have undergone significant changes, including extensive repairs and programming changes. Due to UATV's recent suspension of programming services, this station has become a full-time 3ABN affiliate, and airs the same programming as sister station WFWC-CA, the other 3ABN affiliate in this market.

Digital television[edit]

W07CL operates a digital signal on its sister station, W26DH-D channel 26; its virtual channel is displayed as channel 73.

Channel Video Aspect Programming
73.1 480i 4:3 Main W07CL Programming/3ABN
73.2 480i 4:3 3ABN Latino
73.3 Audio 3ABN Radio
73.4 Audio Radio 74

Current management[edit]

The station is currently managed on behalf of the Moore Foundation by Ray Alexander, a local Seventh-day Adventist minister who also manages WFWC-CA. Alexander is a personal friend of Raymond Moore, and has helped launch a number of other ministries. Although the station is owned by the Moore Foundation, it does not receive monetary support from them; rather, they are supported by donations and local volunteers. Sister-station WGLL, also managed by Alexander, is a full-time satellite station of 3ABN Radio.

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Coordinates: 41°20′1″N 85°3′8″W / 41.33361°N 85.05222°W / 41.33361; -85.05222