WTBM-CD

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WTBM-CD
Channels
BrandingTelemundo Birmingham
Programming
Subchannels24.1: Telemundo
for others, see § Subchannels
Ownership
Owner
WBRC
History
FoundedNovember 22, 1988 (35 years ago) (1988-11-22)
Former call signs
  • W02BV (1988–2001)
  • WBXA-CA (2001–2015)
  • WBXA-CD (2015–2022)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
2 (VHF, until 2015)
Call sign meaning
Telemundo Birmingham
Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID70426
ClassCD
ERP15 kW
HAAT274.5 m (900.6 ft)
Transmitter coordinates33°29′19″N 86°47′58″W / 33.48861°N 86.79944°W / 33.48861; -86.79944 (WTBM-CD)
Translator(s)WJMY-CD 17 (25.1) Tuscaloosa
Links
Public license information

WTBM-CD (channel 24) is a low-power, Class A television station in Birmingham, Alabama, United States, affiliated with the Spanish-language Telemundo network. It is owned by Gray Television alongside Fox affiliate WBRC (channel 6). The two stations studios atop Red Mountain (between Vulcan Trail and Valley View Drive) in southeastern Birmingham; WTBM-CD's transmitter is located along Golden Crest Drive, also atop Red Mountain.

WTBM-CD's signal is relayed on low-power, class A digital translator, WJMY-CD (channel 25) in Tuscaloosa.

The station launched its current affiliation on September 1, 2022.[2]

Technical information[edit]

Subchannels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Subchannels of WTBM-CD[3]
Channel Res. Aspect Short name Programming
24.1 1080i 16:9 WTBM-CD Main WTBM-CD programming / Telemundo
24.2 480i 4:3 SonLife
24.3 Shop LC
24.4 720p 16:9 Fox (WBRC)
  Simulcast of subchannels of another station

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

The then-WBXA-CD discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over VHF channel 2, on June 3, 2015, a little under three months prior to the official date on which Class A low-power analog 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 24.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for WTBM-CD". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ "Telemundo to Launch in Birmingham on WBRC’s Newly Acquired LP Stations", WBRC-TV, 30 August 2022, Retrieved 3 September 2022.
  3. ^ Ericson, Trip. "Digital TV Market Listing for WTBM-CD". RabbitEars. Retrieved April 29, 2016.

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