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WAWD logo
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
United States
Branding Beach TV
Channels Digital: 49 (UHF)
Virtual: 58 (PSIP)
Subchannels 58.1 Independent/Tourist Info
Translators 32 (UHF) WDES-CD 58.1 (Miramar Beach/Destin)
Affiliations Independent
(tourist info)
Owner Beach TV Properties, Inc.
First air date August 1, 1998; 18 years ago (1998-08-01)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
58 (UHF, 1998–2009)
Transmitter power 39.8 kW
Height 55.7 m
Facility ID 54938
Transmitter coordinates 30°23′49″N 86°30′27″W / 30.39694°N 86.50750°W / 30.39694; -86.50750
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile

WAWD, branded as Beach TV, is an independent television station in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, providing advertising and infomercials targeting the visitors of Fort Walton Beach and Pensacola. The transmitter is located near SR 87, north of Navarre, Florida.

The station is owned by Beach TV Properties, which also owns several tourist stations across the southeastern US.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
58.1 720p 16:9 WAWD-DT Main WAWD programming

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

WAWD discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over UHF channel 58, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 49.[2] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 58, which was among the high band UHF channels (52-69) that were removed from broadcasting use as a result of the transition.


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