|Branding||WEAC TV-24 (general)
TV-24 News (newscasts)
|Channels||Digital: 34 (UHF)
Virtual: 24 (PSIP)
|Owner||Alabama Heritage Communications, LLC
(The Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama)
|First air date||December 29, 1994|
|Former callsigns||W24CB (1994–2002)
|Former channel number(s)||24 (UHF, 1994–2013)|
|Transmitter power||12.8 kW|
|Public license information:||Profile
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.
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.
The station's digital channel is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|24.1||480i||4:3||Main WEAC-CD programming / FamilyNet|
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.
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.
Current on-air staff
- 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
- Kevin Anderson - Reporter Wonders of Alabama
- Weather team
- Chris Wright - meteorologist; weeknights at 9:00 and 10:00 p.m.
- Sam Ford - meteorologist; fill-in
- Sports team
- 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
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