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Pelham-Albany, Georgia
Branding GPB
Slogan Bringing You the Best
Channels Digital: 6 (VHF)
Virtual: 14 (PSIP)

14.1 - GPB/PBS HD (1080i)
14.2 - GPB Kids (480i)

14.3 - GPB Knowledge (480i)
Network PBS
Owner Georgia Public Broadcasting
(Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission)
First air date January 2, 1967; 48 years ago (1967-01-02)
Call letters' meaning We Serve AlBany and West Georgia
Former channel number(s) Analog:
14 (UHF, 1967-2009)
Former affiliations NET (1967-1970)
Transmitter power 10.5 kW
Height 379 m (1,243 ft)
Facility ID 23917
Transmitter coordinates 31°8′5″N 84°6′16″W / 31.13472°N 84.10444°W / 31.13472; -84.10444
Website www.gpb.org/

WABW-TV digital channel 6 (Ex-Analog Channel 14) part of the Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) public broadcasting network, serves Albany and southwestern Georgia, from its transmitter in Pelham. The station's signal travels in about a 50-mile (80-km) radius from the transmitter site, carrying it into the Tallahassee and central north Florida area also.

The broadcast tower is shared by W232AB 94.3 Camilla, which retransmits GPB Radio from WABR FM 91.1 Tifton, but is not owned by GPB.

Albany is served by two GPB TV channels, with WACS-TV in Dawson as the other, but WABW is Albany's GPB station of record.

WABW-TV signed on January 2, 1967 as part of the Georgia Educational Television Network. It was the seventh educational television station in Georgia.


WABW's broadcasts are digital-only, effective (as originally scheduled) on February 17, 2009.[1]

WABW's digital signal was slated to operate on channel 5 and transmit from the WCTV tower in Metcalf, Georgia, near the Georgia/Florida border. After the analog television shutdown and digital conversion was completed, WABW's digital broadcasts remained on channel 6 (after WCTV's analog signal ended on 6) and transmits from WABW's current analog tower in Pelham. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers will continue to display WABW's virtual channel as 14.1.

WABW-TV broadcasts the following digital subchannels:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
14.1 1080i 16:9 Main GPB programming / PBS
14.2 480i GPB Kids
14.3 4:3 GPB Knowledge

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