|Channels||Digital: 33 (UHF)
Virtual: 33 (PSIP)
|Affiliations||SonLife Broadcasting Network|
|Owner||L4 Media Group|
|Founded||April 13, 1989|
|Call letters' meaning||The Box Gainesville (former affiliation)|
|Former callsigns||W31AT (1989-1995)
|Former channel number(s)||31 (UHF analog, 1989–2002)
33 (UHF analog, 2002–2016)
|Former affiliations||The Box (until 2001)
|Transmitter power||23.6 kW|
|Transmitter coordinates||29.643889 N
|Public license information:||Profile
WBXG-LD is a low-power, digital television station licensed to Gainesville, Florida. Owned by L4 Media Group, it broadcasts a standard definition digital signal on UHF channel 33 from a transmitter located along SW 8th Avenue in west Gainesville. Formerly a music video station, WBXG currently airs Religious programming from the SonLife Broadcasting Network.
WBXG 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 became an affiliate of MTV2 when The Box was merged into that network's operations on January 1, 2001. About a year later, WBXG upgraded to Class A service and started broadcasting on UHF channel 33.
|33.1||480i||4:3||DD2.0||SonLife Broadcasting Network|
WBXG-CA shut down its analog signal in 2016. The station subsequently converted to a digital signal and changed its call letters to the current WBXG-LD on August 2, 2016.
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