WAPK-CA

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WAPK-CA
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Kingsport - Johnson City - Bristol, Tennessee / Bristol, Virginia
United States
City of license Kingsport
Branding My Tri-Cities WAPK
Channels Analog: 36 (UHF)
Digital: WKPT-DT 27.2 (UHF)
Virtual: 19.2 (PSIP)
Affiliations MyNetworkTV (since 2006)
Owner Glenwood Communications Corporation
(Holston Valley Broadcasting Corporation)
First air date April 30, 1989 (1989-04-30)
Call letters' meaning WAP (from former W30AP calls) and Kingsport
Sister station(s) WKPT-TV, WOPI-CA, WTFM, WRZK, WVEK-FM, WMEV-FM, WKPT, WOPI, WKTP
Former channel number(s) 30 (UHF, 1989-2003)
Former affiliations Independent (1989-1995)
PTEN (1993-1995)
UPN (1995-2006)
Transmitter power 22.8 kW
25 kW (WKPT-DT2)
Height 689 m
695 m (WKPT-DT2)
Facility ID 77677
27504 (WKPT-DT2)
Transmitter coordinates 36°25′54″N 82°8′15″W / 36.43167°N 82.13750°W / 36.43167; -82.13750
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS

WAPK-CA is the Class A MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station for Northeastern Tennessee and Southwestern Virginia that is licensed to Kingsport, Tennessee. It broadcasts a low-powered analog signal on UHF channel 36 from a transmitter on Holston High Point at Holston Mountain in the Cherokee National Forest. Owned by the Glenwood Communications Corporation, the station is sister to ABC affiliate WKPT-TV and several radio stations. All share studios on Commerce Street in Downtown Kingsport. Syndicated programming on WAPK includes: Two and a Half Men, The Office, The People's Court, and Judge Mathis. Currently WAPK-CA does not broadcast a digital signal of its own. Therefore, it can be seen on WKPT's second digital subchannel.

Repeaters[edit]

The station can also be seen on these repeaters. The main signal on channel 36 is the origination for many of the cable companies that carry WAPK. Holston also uses the signal as the source for all of WAPK's channels via a series of ATSC receivers that directly feed the transmitters.

Call letters Channel City of license Transmitter location
WAPG-CD 14 Greeneville, Tennessee Camp Creek Bald of Viking Mountain
WAPW-CA 31 Abingdon, Virginia Brumley Mountain

History[edit]

WAPK began service on April 30, 1989 as W30AP identified on-air as "WAP-TV". Programming was standard independent fare with classic television sitcoms, sports, old movies, and cartoons plus repeats of WKPT's newscasts. On January 16, 1995, WAP became a charter affiliate of UPN. Shortly afterward, W30AP was renamed WAPK-LP in April 1995. In May 2002, the station attained Class A status and changed to its current call letters WAPK-CA. In 2003, WAPK moved from UHF channel 30 to channel 36. WAPK became a MyNetworkTV affiliate at the network's inception on September 5, 2006. In recent years, WAPK has been carried on cable in Harlan, Kentucky, which is within the Knoxville media market.[1]

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