WBII-CD

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WBII-CD
Holly Springs, Mississippi
Channels Digital: 20 (UHF)
Owner Mid-South Broadcasting
Former callsigns W20BI (1994-1997)
WBII-LP (1997-2005)
WBII-CA (2005-2009)
Former affiliations Network One (1994-1998)
UPN (1998-2006)
Independent (2006-2008)
Pursuit Channel (2008-2011)
Retro Television Network (2011-2016)
FGO TV (2011-2016; DT2)
PBJ (2011-2016; DT3)
Transmitter power 15 kW
Height 127 m
Class A
Facility ID 41883

WBII-CD is a Class A television station licensed to Holly Springs, Mississippi, and owned by Mid-South Broadcasting. It broadcasts on digital channel 20 with 15 kW of power. It serves Northern Mississippi and Western Tennessee.

History[edit]

The Station signed on in the mid 1990s as an affiliate of Network One. (per List of Network One affiliates) The Station was also briefly affiliated with UPN at one point. When Network One shut down & ceased operations in 1998, the station then became an affiliate of Pursuit Channel. In the fall of 2011, WBII dropped the Pursuit Channel and picked up the Retro Television Network Affiliation, after nearby Station in Memphis, Tennessee (That being WLMT on Channel 30) dropped that Affiliation from their second subchannel that same year in favor of Me-TV. Additionally, WBII added two Subchannels affiliated with Frost Great Outdoors on DT2, and PBJ on DT3. WBII carried Networks on all three of its subchannels that are owned by Luken Communications. (Owners of Retro Television Network, Frost Great Outdoors, & PBJ.) In January 2016, WBII made drastic changes to its channel line up, by dropping Retro Television Network, Frost Great Outdoors, & PBJ from its subchannels. The channel now has Sonlife Broadcasting Network (A religious network owned by Jimmy Swaggart) on its main subchannel, The Station also readded Tuff TV to its second subchannel. (Tuff TV was previously available in 2009-2011 on the stations second subchannel before being replaced by Frost Great Outdoors.) GOD TV was added to 20.3, and WBII added a fourth subchannel carrying Heartland.

Digital subchannels[edit]

They are shown in the 480i format.

Digital channels[1]

Channel Programming
20.1 Sonlife Broadcasting Network
20.2 The Action Channel
20.3 GOD TV
20.4 Heartland

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References[edit]

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