WBQP-CD

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WBQP-CD
WBQP-CD logo.png
Channels
BrandingWBQP TV 12
Programming
Affiliations12.1: theGrio
for others, see § Subchannels
Ownership
Owner
  • Watson Broadcasting Inc. of Pensacola, Florida
  • (Vernon Watson)
History
FoundedJune 1992 (30 years ago) (1992-06)
Former call signs
W12CN (1991–1995)
WBQP-LP (1995–2001)
WBQP-CA (2001–2012)
Shop at Home Network (1992−1995)
The WB (1995−1996)
America One (1996−2001)
Urban America Television (2001−2006)
Punch TV (2011−2015)
Impact Network (2014)
WRNE simulcast (until 2022)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID69993
ClassCD
ERP3 kW
HAAT93.9 m (308 ft)
Transmitter coordinates30°25′59.9″N 87°13′8.7″W / 30.433306°N 87.219083°W / 30.433306; -87.219083
Links
Public license information
Websitewbqptv.com

WBQP-CD (channel 12) is a low-power Class A television station in Pensacola, Florida, United States, affiliated with theGrio. It is owned by Vernon and Mary Lynn Watson, who were the first African Americans to own a broadcast television station in Pensacola. On cable, the station is available on Cox Communications channel 39.

History[edit]

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licensed Vernon Watson to broadcast on channel 12 in Pensacola, Florida, in June 1992. The FCC then assigned the translator-style callsign W12CN to the station. In 1994 and 1995, the station was struggling to be added the local cable system and to have their TV schedule listed in the local newspapers—typical among most low-powered TV stations. In March 1995, the station became the WB affiliate for Pensacola. In September 1995, the station's call sign was changed from W12CN to WBQP-LP; later that month, the station was added to the local cable system. The WB affiliation eventually moved to WFGX (channel 35, now a MyNetworkTV affiliate) the following year, and then to WBPG (channel 55, now WFNA) in 2001.

Subchannels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[1][2]
12.1 480i 4:3 WBQP Main WBQP-CD programming / theGrio
12.2 URBT TV URBT TV
12.3 RETRO Retro TV
12.4 HOLYFD iHolyfield TV
12.5 YOU TOO YTA TV and Classic Reruns TV
12.6 50-60TV Independent (Baby Boomer TV) and The Wynn Network
12.7 MUSIC Music videos
12.8 WORD Religious / The Word Network and The Impact Network

References[edit]

  1. ^ Digital TV Market Listing for WBQP-CD
  2. ^ "Sub-Channels - WBQP TV-12".

External links[edit]