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BrandingTrue North TV-25
  • Martinsen Investments
  • (True North TV 25, LLC)
FoundedJanuary 12, 1995
First air date
May 14, 1997 (1997-05-14)
Last air date
August 1, 2006 (2006-08-01)
(9 years, 79 days)
(license canceled on January 3, 2014)
Former call signs
W25CA (1995–2000)
America One (1997–2005)
UPN (2005–2006)
Call sign meaning
Wisconsin Ashland Television
Technical information
Facility ID8612
ERP52 kW

WAST-LP (analog channel 25) was a low-power television station in Ashland, Wisconsin, United States. The station was a semi-satellite of the UPN-affiliated second digital subchannel of KBJR-TV in Duluth, Minnesota, 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. WAST-LP sold local advertising specifically for the Ashland area, preempting KBJR-DT2's advertising breaks.

WAST-LP 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 canceled 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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