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|Channels||Digital: 22 (UHF)|
57.2 PBS World
57.3 PBS Kids
|Owner||WGBH Educational Foundation|
|First air date||September 26, 1971|
|Call letters' meaning||Great Blue Yonder
(referring to WGBH (FM)'s transmitter and distance from mother station; all WGBH television stations include these two letters)
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
|Transmitter power||50 kW|
WGBY-TV is a PBS station licensed to the city of Springfield, Massachusetts. It is a division of the WGBH Educational Foundation, based in Boston, Massachusetts, but has its own independent web presence, logo, and local programming. Its transmitter is located on the peak of Mt. Tom in Holyoke, Massachusetts and provides programming to much of western Massachusetts, northern Connecticut, and southern Vermont. Its digital signal is assigned to UHF TV channel 22.
The station was founded on September 26, 1971.
Their digital programming channels include WGBY Kids, Create, and World, which are similar to the WGBH channels of the same names, but have some changes made to include locally produced WGBY programs. In October 2006, WGBY became the first television station in New England to produce all of its local content in high definition (HD).
Unlike its Boston counterpart, WGBY does not operate an affiliated radio station; the area is instead served by WFCR, an NPR affiliate licensed to Amherst. It also broadcasts a little Spanish programming from time to time.
Digital television 
The station's digital channel is multiplexed:
|57.1||Main WGBY Programming / PBS|
On August 4, 2008, WGBY filed a request with the FCC to terminate its analog signal as of November 5, 2008—some three months prior to the mandated analog shut-off. The petition cited the need to replace the current analog antenna with the post transition digital 22 antenna. WGBY also filed for an STA to operate at 50% analog power prior to the early shut down date due to equipment failure The analog transmitter signed off on 11/05/2008 at precisely 11:59.59 with no mention or standard sign-off over the air. WGBY switched to its new digital frequency on April 27, 2009, and is again operating at 100% power on digital channel 22.
- Official website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for WGBY
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on WGBY-TV
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