|Channels||Digital: 33 (UHF)|
Virtual: 33 (PSIP)
|Owner||L4 Media Group|
|Founded||April 13, 1989|
Former call signs
Former channel number(s)
31 (UHF, 1989–2002)
33 (UHF, 2002–2016)
33 (UHF, 2016–2019)
|The Box (until 2001)|
Call sign meaning
|The Box Gainesville (former affiliation)|
|HAAT||98 m (322 ft)|
|Transmitter coordinates||29.643889 N|
Public license information
WBXG-LD, virtual and UHF digital channel 33, was a low-powered Sonlife-affiliated television station licensed to Gainesville, Florida, United States. The station was owned by L4 Media Group. The station's transmitter was located along SW 8th Avenue in west Gainesville.
WBXG-LD began operations on April 13, 1989, as W31AT, broadcasting on UHF channel 31. The station was originally an affiliate of The Box, a broadcast network where viewers could call-in to request (via a code) their favorite music video(s) be played, much like a call-in music radio station. The station later changed its call letters to WBXG-LP, which reflected its association with The Box network and the City of Gainesville.
In May 1999, The Box was acquired by MTV Networks division of Viacom and as a result, WBXG-LP became an affiliate of MTV2 when The Box was merged into that network's operations on January 1, 2001. About a year later, WBXG-LP upgraded to Class A as WBXG-CA and started broadcasting on channel 33.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|33.1||480i||4:3||Main WBXG-LD programming / SonLife|
WBXG-CA shut down its analog signal to convert to digital in 2016 and changed its call letters to WBXG-LD on August 2 of that year.
As part of the upcoming Spectrum reallocation, WBXG-LD in 2018 obtained a construction permit to move its digital signal to UHF channel 34. However, it was later canceled along with the station's licence on May 14, 2019.
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