WIIC-LP

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For the former WIIC-TV, see WPXI.
WIIC-LP
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Slogan We're the Ones to Count On
Channels Analog: 29 (UHF)
Affiliations silent[1]
Owner Abacus Television Network
Founded August 23, 1989
Call letters' meaning We're the II (ones) to Count On
Former callsigns W29AV (1989-2002)
Former affiliations The Box (1989-2001)
MTV2 (2001-c. 2007)
NOYZ
Transmitter power 5.92 kW

WIIC-LP is a low-power television station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, licensed to broadcast on channel 29 from facilities in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. It is currently not broadcasting due to financial problems.

History[edit]

WIIC-LP was an affiliate of The Box. After The Box was purchased by Viacom in 2001, WIIC became an affiliate of MTV2.

After leaving MTV2, WIIC-LP aired programming from NOYZ, a hybrid music/text messaging channel, until the station went silent in late 2007. NOYZ ceased operations a few months later. The station's license was initially canceled in 2010, but Abacus Television Network filed a petition of reconsideration, and the WIIC license was reinstated in Fall 2011.

Currently, WIIC is off the air for financial reasons.[1]

Callsign[edit]

The WIIC callsigns are a direct reference to the city's longtime NBC affiliate WPXI, whose callsign was WIIC-TV from 1957 to 1981.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Notification of Suspension of Operations". 8 July 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 

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