Webb Hill

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Webb Hill
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Webb Hill, looking south from St. George
Elevation 3,120 ft (950 m)
Location
Webb Hill is located in Utah
Webb Hill
Webb Hill
St. George, Utah, U.S.
Coordinates 37°03′48.81″N 113°34′21.86″W / 37.0635583°N 113.5727389°W / 37.0635583; -113.5727389Coordinates: 37°03′48.81″N 113°34′21.86″W / 37.0635583°N 113.5727389°W / 37.0635583; -113.5727389
Climbing
Easiest route Access Road

Webb Hill is a hill located in St. George, Utah, in Washington County. The hill houses numerous radio and television tower facilities that serve the local area. The hill's geology is common with the surrounding region.

Geology[edit]

As with the surrounding area, soil and rock formations on Webb Hill are red in appearance due to the presence of iron oxide.[1] Although portions of the older section of the city of Saint George (particularly the southern part near the Virgin River) lie on floodplain alluvium, much of the city is built directly upon Jurassic, Triassic, and Permian period sedimentary bedrock. This includes Webb Hill. At its highest point, the hill reaches 3,120 feet (951 m) in elevation. It is 1.3 miles (2 km) in length from east to west, and 0.5 miles (1 km) in length from north to south.

Radio[edit]

In order of FM frequency, Webb hill houses transmitters for the following radio stations.

CALLSIGN FREQUENCY FORMAT
K204FI 88.7 Christian Contemporary
K210DU 89.9 Christian Contemporary
K215CF 90.9 National Public Radio
K231BP 94.1 Hot Adult Contemporary
K244DU 96.7 Country
KFUR-LP 101.1 Regional Mexican
K272AQ 102.3 Oldies
K276DJ 103.1 Country
KWBR-LP 105.7 Classical

Given these stations are translators and lower power stations, their coverage of the region is limited. Full power stations in St. George transmit from Seegmiller Mountain, 17 miles south of town in Arizona. [2]

Television[edit]

Along with radio station transmitters, the hill is home to numerous television stations. The two best known stations are KMYU (digital channel 9) and KUEW (digital channel 18).[3] KMYU is a full service television station while KUEW is a satellite of KUED (PBS) from Salt Lake City. A complete list of other television stations that originate from Webb Hill can be viewed here. All stations on the list appearing 2.9 miles away from St. George are in fact broadcasting from within the city on Webb Hill. In total 17 television stations (most of them low power) broadcast from the mountain.[4] However, due to the national digital television transition, several of the analog translator stations may have been shut off.

Internet[edit]

Along with radio and television station transmitters, Webb Hill is home to one of the local high speed internet providers' transmitters in St. George.[5]

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