WEAC-CD

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WEAC-CD
Jacksonville, Alabama
United States
Branding WEAC TV-24 (general)
TV-24 News (newscasts)
Slogan Local Matters
Channels Digital: 34 (UHF)
Virtual: 24 (PSIP)
Subchannels 24.1 FamilyNet
Affiliations FamilyNet
Owner Alabama Heritage Communications, LLC
(The Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama)
First air date December 29, 1994; 19 years ago (1994-12-29)
Former callsigns W24CB (1994–2002)
WJXS-CA (2002–2012)
WEAC-CA (2012–2013)
Former channel number(s) 24 (UHF, 1994–2013)
Transmitter power 12.8 kW
Height 321 m
Class CD
Facility ID 64338
Transmitter coordinates 33°37′21″N 85°52′22″W / 33.62250°N 85.87278°W / 33.62250; -85.87278 (analog)
33°37′20″N 85°52′19″W / 33.62222°N 85.87194°W / 33.62222; -85.87194 (digital CP)
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website www.tv24.tv

WEAC-CD, virtual channel 24 (UHF digital channel 34), is a FamilyNet-affiliated television station located in Jacksonville, Alabama, United States. The station is owned by Alabama Heritage Communications, LLC. WEAC maintains studio facilities located on Pelham Road North in Jacksonville, and its transmitter is located atop Coldwater Mountain in Oxford. The station is also currently available on 12 cable television systems, primarily across seven-county service area in eastern Alabama.

History[edit]

Former logo as WJXS-CA, used until October 9, 2012.

The station first signed on the air on December 29, 1994 as W24CB, which broadcast information for students, staff and visitors of Jacksonville State University. The station changed its call letters to WJXS-CA in 2002, as an affiliate of FamilyNet. On October 9, 2012, the station changed its call sign to WEAC-CA, and again to WEAC-CD on January 8, 2013.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
24.1 480i 4:3 Main WEAC-CD programming / FamilyNet

Programming[edit]

In addition to FamilyNet programming, WEAC-CD also carries locally produced programs, including newscasts. WEAC-CD also carries sporting events including those from Jacksonville State University and local high schools. WEAC-CD currently produces more than 30 hours of original programming every week.

News operation[edit]

WEAC-CD presently broadcasts five hours of locally produced newscasts each week (with one hours on weekdays); the station does not produce any newscasts on weekends. WEAC-CD rebroadcasts its half-hour 9:00 and 10:00 p.m. newscasts Tuesday through Friday mornings at 6:00 and 7:00 a.m. In addition, the station produces a half-hour public affairs program, East Alabama Today, which airs on Saturday mornings at 11:00 a.m.

News team[edit]

Current on-air staff[edit]

Anchors[2]
  • Carl Brady - weeknights at 9:00 and 10:00 p.m., also host of East Alabama Today
  • Vanessa Croft - weeknights at 9:00 and 10:00 p.m., also host of Urban Matters
Weather team[2]
  • Kevin Anderson - meteorologist; weeknights at 9:00 and 10:00 p.m.
  • Sam Ford - meteorologist; fill-in
Sports team[2]
  • Mickey Shadrix - sports director; host of Pigskin Roundup; also station manager
  • Chad Barnett - sports anchor; weeknights at 9:00 and 10:00 p.m.
  • Gerhard Mathangani - sports anchor; fill-in

References[edit]

  1. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WEAC
  2. ^ a b c "TV-24 Staff". WEAC-CD. Retrieved January 13, 2014. 

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