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For the former WAST-TV in Albany, New York, see WNYT (TV).
Ashland, Wisconsin
Branding True North TV-25
Channels Analog: 25 (UHF)
Affiliations Defunct
Owner Martinsen Investments
(True North TV 25 LLC)
Founded January 12, 1995
Last air date August 1, 2006
Call letters' meaning Wisconsin AShland Television
Former callsigns W25CA (1995-2000)
Former affiliations America One (1995-2005)
UPN (2005-2006)
Transmitter power 52 kW

WAST-LP was a low-power television station in Ashland, Wisconsin, broadcasting locally on UHF channel 25 and cable channel 9 as a UPN affiliate. The station was a semi-satellite of KBJR's second digital subchannel, then-called Northland UPN and Northland 9, but was owned by a separate entity, Martinsen Investments, which also owns a large percentage of the property in Ashland. The station sold local advertising specifically for the Ashland area, pre-empting KBJR-DT2's advertising breaks.

The station once carried its own local newscasts, concentrating on Ashland and northern Wisconsin events, but they were canceled after the LMA to simulcast KBJR-DT2 went into effect, accompanied by the staff reduced to a skeleton crew to keep the station in operation with the KBJR-DT2 rebroadcast.

On August 1, 2006, the station ended operations and went off the air, a month short of KBJR-DT2's conversion to MyNetworkTV. Despite being off the air for eight years, long after most stations licenses are cancelled for not broadcasting, WAST-LP's license remained active until January 3, 2014 when its previous license to broadcast was fully exhausted.[1]


  1. ^ Hashemzadeh, Hossein (January 3, 2014). "In re: LPTV/TV Translator Station…" (PDF). CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 

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