WFND-LD

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WFND-LD
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Findlay, Ohio
United States
ChannelsDigital: 19 (UHF)
Virtual: 19 (PSIP)
BrandingBuckeye Cable Sports Network
Programming
AffiliationsBuckeye Cable Sports Network
Ownership
OwnerBlock Communications
(West Central Ohio Broadcasting, Inc.)
History
FoundedJanuary 24, 1990
First air date
February 20, 1992 (29 years ago) (1992-02-20)
Former call signs
W47BD (1990-1997)
WFND-LP (1997-2013)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
47 (UHF, 1992-2003)
22 (UHF, 2003-2013)
Digital:
22 (UHF, 2013-2018)
Independent (1990-1995)
UPN (1995-1999)
America One (1999-2015)
Youtoo America (2015-2018)
Daystar (2003-2018)
Call sign meaning
W Findlay
Technical information
Facility ID21475
ClassLD
ERP15 kW
HAAT102 m (335 ft)
Transmitter coordinates41°06′40.0″N 83°38′54.0″W / 41.111111°N 83.648333°W / 41.111111; -83.648333
Links
Websitehttp://www.wfnd-findlay.com/

WFND-LD, virtual and UHF digital channel 19, is a low-powered BCSN-affiliated television station serving Toledo, Ohio, United States that is licensed to Findlay. The station is owned by Block Communications. The station's licensee is West Central Ohio Broadcasting, Inc., a Block subsidiary.[1] Block also owns several other assets in Northwestern Ohio, including The Blade, Buckeye CableSystem and WLIO. Engineering operations and monitoring are performed from West Central Ohio Broadcasting's operation center at 1424 Rice Avenue in Lima. The engineering supervisor is Frederick Vobbe.

The station transmitter is a Gates Air model ULXTE-4 with an Alive Telecomm ATC-BCE48C1R-U Elliptical polarized antenna, (transmitter output power of 1,740 watts), electrical beam tilt of 1 degree (R/C AGL: 86 m R/C AMSL: 331.3 m). The pattern is the same as WFND when on Channel 22.

History[edit]

In 2004, the station was acquired from low-power broadcasting giant Equity Broadcasting by Metro Video Productions of Lima. Five years later, the station was purchased by Block Communications of Toledo.

On January 8, 2013, the station made a flash cut to digital channel 22, and is operating with 15 kilowatts of power from a site located at 3800 North County Road 220 in Allen Township, north of the Whirlpool plant.

On June 11, 2018, the station completed its construction permit to move from channel 22 to channel 19. The programming for WFND is now the Buckeye Cable Sports Network in HD.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Phipps flips Lima low-power cluster". Television Business Report. November 29, 2008. Archived from the original on June 1, 2009. Retrieved December 1, 2008.

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