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 (2001-07?)
NOYZ
Transmitter power 5.92 kW

WIIC-LP is a low-power television station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, licensed to broadcast locally 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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