WOOT-LP

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WOOT-LP
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Channels Digital: 31 (UHF) (STA)
Virtual: 6 (PSIP)
Affiliations See below
Owner Luken Communications
(Digital Networks-Chattanooga, LLC)
Founded 1985?
Former callsigns W67BD (February 4, 1985-April 29, 1988)
W06BG (April 29, 1988-February 22, 2000)
WOOT-LP (February 22, 2000-November 2, 2011)
Former affiliations UPN (199?-2000)

WOOT-LP channel 6 is a low-powered television station in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

WOOT was affiliated with UPN until it went silent in 2000 due to technical issues. Afterwards, the UPN affiliation was picked up part-time by WYHB-CA (now a full-time America One affiliate), then by CBS affiliate WDEF-TV in 2004 as a secondary affiliation.

While WOOT-LP was still silent, its license was upgraded to Class A status. The station apparently returned to the air in late-2007.

Chattanooga-based Luken Communications acquired WOOT-LP from its previous owner, Tiger Eye Broadcasting Corporation, in 2010.[1]

Luken took the analog channel 6 signal off the air on November 2, 2011 so that it could flash-cut it to digital on channel 31. The digital channel took the call sign WOOT-LD on December 19, 2011, and signed on in early 2012 via Special Temporary Authority (STA) as Chattanooga's new Retro Television Network (RTV) owned-and-operated station (prior to the beginning of 2012, WRCB-DT2 served as Chattanooga's RTV affiliate until it dropped RTV in favor of a competing retro network, Antenna TV). It added five subchannels–all carrying networks that are at least partially owned by Luken.

WOOT's license was initially canceled on December 5, 2012 after its analog signal was dark for over a year. However, Luken filed a petition for reconsideration, stating that its digital signal has been in operation since January 2012. As a result, the WOOT license was reinstated. In addition, Luken requested, and was granted, a request to surrender the station's Class A status; therefore, it has reverted to low-power status. It also holds a construction permit to move its digital signal, which is currently operating on RF channel 31 under Special Temporary Authority, to RF channel 38.

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect Programming
6.1 720p 16:9 Heartland
6.2 480i 4:3 Retro TV
6.3 PBJ
6.4 Tuff TV

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flessner, Dave (24 October 2010). "Telecom pioneer looks to develop 10 television networks". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 

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