W47CK

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W47CK ("WMYW")
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Shallotte/Wilmington, North Carolina
Branding WMYW My 47
Channels Analog: 47 (UHF)
Affiliations MyNetworkTV
Owner WBHQ Columbia, LLC
(Timothy Mciver)
Founded 2006
Call letters' meaning MYNetworkTV Wilmington
Sister station(s) WKTC
Transmitter power 13 kW
Height 150 m
Class LP
Facility ID 9069
Transmitter coordinates 34°02′36″N 78°19′55″W / 34.04333°N 78.33194°W / 34.04333; -78.33194

W47CK is the low-powered MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station for North Carolina's Cape Fear region that is licensed to Shallotte. It broadcasts an analog signal on UHF channel 47 from a transmitter on Royal Oak Road in unincorporated Brunswick County northwest of Supply. The station can also be seen on Time Warner Cable digital channel 150. Syndicated programming on the station includes It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Access Hollywood, and The People's Court among others. It identifies on-air as using the fictional "WMYW" call sign, but these call letters are unrecognized by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Unlike most television outlets, it does not have a website but did maintain have a MySpace page that is now out-of-date. ([1])

W47CK is one of two television stations in the Wilmington market which continued to operate analog signals after the market's voluntary digital switchover on September 8, 2008 and has continued to broadcast in the same format since the June 12 national transition date. Unlike public broadcasting station WUNJ, W47CK has no companion digital facilities and has not applied for them or even to perform a "flash-cut" to digital with the FCC. Low-powered television stations like W47CK are not required to switch to digital in the United States though two other low-powered outlets (CBS affiliate WILM-LD and former Trinity Broadcasting Network station W51CW) did make an early switch in Wilmington on the voluntary date.

For a period of time, WITN-DT2 from Washington, North Carolina could be seen on Time Warner Cable digital channel 931 in the greater Wilmington area since W47CK is technically ineligible for carriage on cable providers due to its low-powered status. As a result, the clearance allowed WITN-DT2 to unofficially serve as Wilmington's Me-TV outlet since there was no associated television station with the network in the area at the time. Eventually, Time Warner Cable would pick up W47CK on its digital tier and subsequently dropped WITN-DT2 from the lineup.

External links[edit]

Query the FCC's TV station database for W47CK