WAUG-LP

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WAUG-LP
Raleigh, North Carolina
Branding WAUG-TV 68
Channels Digital: 8 (VHF; construction permit)
Affiliations Independent
Owner St. Augustine's University
First air date 1988
Call letters' meaning W Saint AUG's (school nickname)
Sister station(s) WAUG
Former callsigns W68BK (1988–2012)
Transmitter power 3 kW
Facility ID 62180
Transmitter coordinates 35°47′28″N 78°37′10″W / 35.79111°N 78.61944°W / 35.79111; -78.61944 (WAUG-LP)
Website www.mywaug.com

WAUG-LP is a low-power commercial television station that serves the greater Raleigh, North Carolina area digitally on channel 8 VHF. T the station is owned and operated by St. Augustine's University and can be seen on Time Warner Cable digital tier channel 168 throughout much of the greater Raleigh service area. Much of its programming is oriented towards the African-American community, which include gospel music, religious programming, and community affairs.

In addition, students majoring in the Journalism and Mass Communications program at "St. Aug's" have the opportunity to work at the station in a laboratory setting to gain real-life experience while pursuing their degree.[1]

St. Augustine's also owns radio station WAUG (750 AM), which broadcasts talk shows and sports programs. For a period of time, the school housed (but didn't own) WRMY (channel 47), an independent television station formerly based in Rocky Mount that moved its transmitter to Franklin County to provide better coverage to the Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville market. WRMY was sold to Paxson Communications in 1998 and became WRPX, the area's Pax (now Ion) affiliate.

WAUG-LP signed on in 1988 as W68BK. It became WAUG-LP on April 9, 2012,[2] though the station has long branded as "WAUG-TV".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Department of Journalism and Mass Communications". St. Augustine's University. Retrieved March 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved April 11, 2012. 

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