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Mobile, Alabama/Pensacola, Florida
United States
CityMobile, Alabama
ChannelsDigital: 23 (UHF)
Virtual: 18 (PSIP)
Affiliations18.1: Daystar (O&O)
OwnerDaystar Television Network
(Word of God Fellowship, Inc.)
First air dateFebruary 2009 (10 years ago) (2009-02)
Call letters' meaningDaystar
Former channel number(s)Digital:
4 (PSIP, 2009–2010)
Transmitter power390 kW
Height533.6 m (1,751 ft)
Facility ID83740
Transmitter coordinates30°36′41″N 87°36′26.4″W / 30.61139°N 87.607333°W / 30.61139; -87.607333
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile

WDPM-DT, virtual channel 18 (UHF digital channel 23), is a Daystar owned-and-operated television station licensed to Mobile, Alabama, United States and also serving Pensacola, Florida. The station is owned by the Daystar Television Network. WDPM's transmitter is located near Robertsdale, Alabama.


The station signed on after the analog signal of PBS member station WSRE (channel 23) signed off for the last time on February 17, 2009.

Since the "channel 23.1" series of virtual channel designations already identifies the existing PBS station's digital subchannels, this numbering sequence would not be available to the new station. According to the ATSC standard, WDPM-DT's channel numbers would therefore need to be displayed (using PSIP) using numbering based on WSRE's digital channel number, 31.[1] From sign-on until February 2010, the station displayed as Channel 4.1, which is considered a violation of these standards.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[2]
18.1 1080i 16:9 WDPM-DT Main WDPM-DT programming / Daystar


  1. ^ ATSC standard A/65C Archived 2008-12-15 at the Wayback Machine, Annex 'B', Advanced Television Systems Committee, May 2006.
  2. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WDPM

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