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WAOH-CD: Akron, Ohio
W16DO-D: Cleveland, Ohio
United States
Branding Retro TV
Channels Digital: WAOH-CD: 29 (UHF)
Virtual: 29 (PSIP)
Digital: W16DO-D: 16 (UHF)
Virtual: 16 (PSIP)
Subchannels 16.1 W16DO-D
29.1 WAOH-CD
Affiliations Retro TV
Owner Media-Com, Inc.
(Media-Com Television, Inc.)
Founded WAOH-CD: July 14, 1987
W16DO-D: November 30, 1989
Call letters' meaning WAOH-CD: W Akron OHio
W16DO-D (translator call letters are sequentially assigned by the FCC)
Former callsigns WAOH-CD:
W29AI (1987-1995)
WAOH-LP (1995-2014)
W35AX (1989-2015)
Former channel number(s) Analog: WAOH-CD: 29 (UHF)
W16DO-D: 35 (UHF)
Former affiliations Network One
America One
Transmitter power WAOH-CD: 15 kW/106 m
W16DO: 10 kW/305 m
Class Class-A (both)

WAOH-CD (often referred to as WAOH-TV), virtual channel 29 (UHF digital channel 29) in Akron, Ohio and W16DO-D (formerly known as WAX-TV or W35AX), virtual channel 16 (UHF digital channel 16) in Cleveland, Ohio are low-power Class A television stations serving the Akron/Cleveland market. The stations broadcast identical programming and operate out of facilities just east of Kent in Franklin Township, which are shared with radio stations WNIR (FM) and WJMP (AM), all of which are owned by Media-Com, Inc.

WAOH-CD and W16DO-D broadcast under Class A low-power television licenses. WAOH-CD has some cable carriage, most notably on Charter Spectrum's Akron system (channel 11). W16DO-D is not carried on cable in the bulk of the Cleveland area.

WAOH/W35AX logo as "The CAT"

WAOH-CD was originally licensed on July 14, 1987, as W29AI, and did not sign on until 1990. It became WAOH-LP on August 21, 1995, and WAOH-CD on December 30, 2014. W35AX was licensed on November 30, 1989, and signed on in 1996 as a simulcast of WAOH-LP. W35AX became known as W16DO-D on March 16, 2015 after its conversion to digital.

The stations are currently affiliated with the classic TV network Retro TV, and also airs a few locally produced programs (such as the Son of Ghoul). Prior to June 1, 2009, they were affiliated with the America One network, with the branding of "The CAT" (for Cleveland Akron Television).

WAOH-CD flash-cut their signal to digital in December 2014. W35AX signed on their digital companion signal on channel 16 in March 2015 with the calls W16DO-D. The new coverage area for W16DO-D overlaps most of WAOH's viewing area.

WAOH-CD is set to go off the air as part of the FCC's digital repack.[1][2]


  1. ^ http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db0413/DA-17-314A2.pdf
  2. ^ https://www.fcc.gov/about-fcc/fcc-initiatives/incentive-auctions/post-auction-transition

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