|Branding||True North TV-25|
|Channels||Analog: 25 (UHF)|
(True North TV 25 LLC)
|Founded||January 12, 1995|
|Last air date||August 1, 2006|
|Call letters' meaning||Wisconsin AShland Television|
|Former callsigns||W25CA (1995-2000)|
|Former affiliations||America One (1995-2005)
|Transmitter power||52 kW|
WAST-LP was a low-power television station in Ashland, Wisconsin, broadcasting locally on UHF channel 25 and cable channel 9 as a UPN affiliate. The station was a semi-satellite of KBJR's second digital subchannel, then-called Northland UPN and Northland 9, but was owned by a separate entity, Martinsen Investments, which also owns a large percentage of the property in Ashland. The station sold local advertising specifically for the Ashland area, pre-empting KBJR-DT2's advertising breaks.
The station once carried its own local newscasts, concentrating on Ashland and northern Wisconsin events, but they were canceled after the LMA to simulcast KBJR-DT2 went into effect, accompanied by the staff reduced to a skeleton crew to keep the station in operation with the KBJR-DT2 rebroadcast.
On August 1, 2006, the station ended operations and went off the air, a month short of KBJR-DT2's conversion to MyNetworkTV. Despite being off the air for eight years, long after most stations licenses are cancelled for not broadcasting, WAST-LP's license remained active until January 3, 2014 when its previous license to broadcast was fully exhausted.
- Business North: "Mavericks plan to relaunch Ashland TV station" (from March 2005)
- Query the FCC's TV station database for WAST
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