WSST-TV

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WSST-TV
WSST51 2011.jpg
Cordele, Georgia
United States
Branding WSST-DT 51
Slogan Covering South Georgia's Local News and Events
Channels Digital: 51 (UHF)
Virtual: 51 (PSIP)
Affiliations Independent
Owner Sunbelt-South Telecommunications, Ltd.
First air date May 22, 1989; 25 years ago (1989-05-22)
Call letters' meaning Sunbelt-
South
Telecommunications
Former channel number(s) Analog:
55 (UHF, 1989–2009)
Transmitter power 91 kW
Height 110 m
Facility ID 63867
Transmitter coordinates 31°53′35″N 83°48′18″W / 31.89306°N 83.80500°W / 31.89306; -83.80500
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website www.wsst51.com

WSST-TV, virtual and UHF digital channel 51, is an independent television station located in Cordele, Georgia, United States. The station is locally owned by Sunbelt-South Communications, Ltd. WSST-TV maintains studio facilities located on 7th Street and 11th Avenue in downtown Cordele, and its transmitter is located in rural southwestern Crisp County. Syndicated programs broadcast on WSST-TV include Extra, The Better Show, Entertainment Tonight, The People's Court, Family Feud and 30 Rock.

The station's digital signal extends only 50 miles (80 km) from Cordele, however the station is carried on many cable providers in the region, including in Albany and Perry.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
51.1 480i 4:3 WSST 51 Main WSST-TV programming / America One

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

WSST-TV's digital transmitter facilities had operated at low power for several years, due to Sunbelt-South Telecommunications, Ltd. being involved in bankruptcy proceedings.[dated info][2] The station discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over UHF channel 51, on April 15, 2009, less than two months before the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 55 to its former UHF analog channel 51.[3][4]

Local programming[edit]

WSST produces South Georgia Sunrise a 2½ hour morning news and talk program, airing weekdays at 4:00 a.m. and a half-hour late afternoon newscast at 4:00 p.m. The station also produces Midday Magazine, an hour-long talk and lifestyle program that airs weekdays at 10:00 a.m.

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