WXMS-LP

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WXMS-LP
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Jackson, Mississippi
Branding Me-TV Jackson
Channels Analog: 27 (UHF)
Affiliations Defunct
Owner American Spirit Media (operated by Raycom Media)
(WDBD License Subsidiary, LLC)
First air date December 1999
Last air date February 11, 2013
Sister station(s) WDBD, WLOO
Former callsigns W22CG (1999–2000)
Former affiliations The WB (1999–2001)
UPN (1999–2005; secondary 1999–2001)
Independent (2006–2011)
Me-TV[1] (2011–2013)
Transmitter power 10.9 kW
Class Low-power television
Facility ID 52079
Transmitter coordinates 32°16′53.0″N 90°17′41.0″W / 32.281389°N 90.294722°W / 32.281389; -90.294722

WXMS-LP (channel 27) was a television station in Jackson, Mississippi affiliated with Me-TV. The station began broadcasting in December 1999 as an affiliate of both the WB and UPN networks. The WB was WXMS's primary affiliation while UPN was its secondary affiliation. On October 7, 2001, WXMS became a primary UPN affiliate after ceding its WB affiliation to sister station WDBD, which had defected from the Fox network.

On January 1, 2006, WXMS lost its UPN affiliation to WRBJ and became an independent station. WXMS simulcast with its sister station WBMS.

WXMS was sold by Jackson Television to Roundtable Broadcasting in early 2010.[2] Roundtable Broadcasting filed to sell WXMS and WDBD to American Spirit Media in July 2012. As part of the deal, the station's operations were taken over by Raycom Media, owner of WLBT, under a shared services agreement; American Spirit also acquired WBMS-CA from Vicksburg Broadcasting.[3]

WXMS, which had only ever operated through a series of special temporary authority grants in lieu of a permanent license, left the air on February 11, 2013. In advance of the most recent STA's expiration on January 13, 2014, American Spirit Media on January 2 returned the station's construction permit to the Federal Communications Commission,[4] which cancelled it the next day.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Where to Watch Me-TV: WXMS
  2. ^ "Another deal, another ownership situation for NAB graduate". Television Business Report. March 18, 2010. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  3. ^ Seyler, Dave (August 1, 2012). "TV dealings in the Jackson MS market". Television Business Report. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ Martin, Harry C. (January 2, 2014). "Re: WXMS-LP, Channel 27, Jackson, Mississippi". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/pubacc/prod/sta_det.pl?Facility_id=52079