WAZT-CA

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WAZT-CA
WAZT-CA 2008.PNG
Woodstock, Virginia
Branding "WAZT"
Slogan "We're All About The Valley"
Channels Analog: 10 (VHF)
Translators (see article)
Affiliations My Family TV
Cornerstone Television
Owner Jones Broadcasting, LLC
First air date October 1985
Former callsigns W10AZ (1985–1994)
WAZT-LP (1994–2002)
Transmitter power 3 kilowatts
Class Class A
Facility ID 57905
Transmitter coordinates 38°57′50.00″N 78°25′46.00″W / 38.9638889°N 78.4294444°W / 38.9638889; -78.4294444 (WAZT-CA)
Website www.wazt.com

WAZT-CA is a religious television station in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, licensed to Woodstock, Virginia. It is officially considered to be in the Washington, DC television market. The station's primary analog broadcast signal operates on VHF channel 10. The station began broadcasting digitally on channel 46 (WAZW-LD) in January 2010. The station offers some My Family TV and Cornerstone programming, but it generally does not show them in-pattern with those networks, and it also broadcasts some secular syndicated programming and classic television shows. WAZT once broadcast a local newscast at 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (entitled News 10), but this was discontinued on December 26, 2005. In January 2006, WAZT began airing CBN's "NewsWatch" program.

Logo used until October 2008.

The station has operated since October 1985, when it was put on the air by Ruarch Associates, LLC (its original calls were W10AZ, with the WAZT calls, introduced in 1994, likely being derived from it), and once had a radio sister station, WAZR (93.7 FM; that station is now owned by Clear Channel Communications with a contemporary format).[1] Ruarch sold WAZT to JLA Media & Publications in 2006. Jones Broadcasting acquired the station out of chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2011.[2]

Relays[edit]

As WAZT operates at a low-power, it must use relays to expand its signal throughout the rest of Shenandoah Valley. The station refers to this network of signals as the Faith - The Family Entertainment Network. Interestingly, these relays also had "AZ" in their translator calls, though the AZ in their current callsigns is derived from WAZT. The relays changed their callsigns in the early 2000s.

Most of these stations are also in the Washington market, although the Harrisonburg and Staunton-Waynesboro relays are in the Harrisonburg market.

Station City of license Channels
Analog / Digital
First air date Fourth letter meaning Former call signs ERP Facility ID Transmitter Coordinates
WAZC-LP Luray 16 (UHF)
(analog only)
1988 A disambiguation of WAZT W16AA (1988–1997)
W16AZ (1997–2000)
2.1 kW 14130 38°38′27.00″N 78°36′51.00″W / 38.6408333°N 78.6141667°W / 38.6408333; -78.6141667 (WAZC-LP)
WAZH-CA Harrisonburg 24 (UHF)
(analog only)
1992 Harrisonburg W24AZ (1992–2000)
WWAZ-CA (2000–2001)
4.89 kW 57908 38°51′33.00″N 78°48′19.00″W / 38.8591667°N 78.8052778°W / 38.8591667; -78.8052778 (WAZH-CA)
WAZF-CA Front Royal 28 (UHF)
(analog only)
1994 Front Royal W28AZ (1994–2000)
WFAZ-CA (2000–2001)
60 kW 57907 39°11′46.00″N 78°10′45.00″W / 39.1961111°N 78.1791667°W / 39.1961111; -78.1791667 (WAZF-CA)
WAZW-CA Winchester 48 (UHF)
46 (UHF)
1989 Winchester W48AZ (1989–1999)
WAZW-LP (1999–2000)
36.8 kW (analog)
15 kW (digital)
57911 (analog)
168449 (digital)
39°11′46.00″N 78°10′45.00″W / 39.1961111°N 78.1791667°W / 39.1961111; -78.1791667 (WAZW-CA) (analog)
38°57′36.00″N 78°19′52.00″W / 38.9600000°N 78.3311111°W / 38.9600000; -78.3311111 (WAZW-LD) (digital)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "harrisonburg" | iHeartRadio
  2. ^ Seyler, Dave (October 28, 2011). "Transactions: 10-31-11". Television Business Report. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 

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