WFBD

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WFBD
Destin/Pensacola, Florida
United States
CityDestin, Florida
ChannelsDigital: 29 (UHF)
Virtual: 48
BrandingTCT
Programming
Affiliations48.1: TCT (O&O)
Ownership
OwnerTri-State Christian Television
(Radiant Life Ministries, Inc.)
History
FoundedApril 5, 1996
First air date
November 7, 2005 (15 years ago) (2005-11-07)
Former channel number(s)
Digital:
48 (UHF, 2005–2020)
America One (2005–2014)
Independent (2014–2020)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID81669
ERP704 kW
HAAT312 m (1,024 ft)
Transmitter coordinates30°59′52″N 86°43′13″W / 30.99778°N 86.72028°W / 30.99778; -86.72028 (WFBD)
Translator(s)WPAN-DT 53.2 (21.2 UHF) Fort Walton Beach
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
Websitewww.tct.tv

WFBD, virtual channel 48 (UHF digital channel 29), is a TCT owned-and-operated television station serving Pensacola, Florida, United States that is licensed to Destin. The station is owned by Tri-State Christian Television. WFBD's transmitter is located near Wing, Alabama, north of the Alabama–Florida state line.

Due to its transmitter location, WFBD's signal covers the eastern half of the Pensacola–Mobile area and not Mobile proper. Therefore, in order to serve the western part of the market, the station is simulcast on the second digital subchannel of Fort Walton Beach-licensed WPAN (virtual channel 53.2, UHF channel 21.2) from its transmitter near Molino, Florida.[1]

History[edit]

The channel 48 frequency was previously used by former TV station WKAB-TV (1952–1954).

WFBD was formerly an affiliate of the America One television network, and a subscriber to the Independent News Network. It later switched to a format of local programming and infomercials.

On May 28, 2020, Flinn Broadcasting Corporation announced that it would sell WFBD, along with sister stations KCWV in Duluth, Minnesota, WBIH in Selma, Alabama, and WWJX in Jackson, Mississippi, to Marion, Illinois-based Tri-State Christian Television for an undisclosed price.[2] The sale was completed on September 15; the stations became owned-and-operated stations of the TCT network two days later, with WFBD becoming the fourth full-power religious station in the Pensacola–Mobile area.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[3]
48.1 720p 16:9 WFBD-DT Main WFBD programming / TCT

References[edit]

  1. ^ RabbitEars Contour Map for WFBD
  2. ^ "Application for Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. May 28, 2020. Retrieved May 30, 2020.
  3. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WFBD

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