|Channels||Digital: 33 (UHF)|
Virtual: 45 (PSIP)
|Slogan||TeleVISION for Middle Georgia|
|Affiliations||45.1: CTN (O&O, 2006–present)|
45.2: CTN International
|Owner||Christian Television Network, Inc.|
First air date
Former channel number(s)
64 (UHF, 1990–2008)
45 (UHF, until 2020)
Call sign meaning
|Good News Television of Macon|
|HAAT||223 m (732 ft)|
Public license information
WGNM, virtual channel 45 (UHF digital channel 33), is a CTN owned-and-operated television station licensed to Macon, Georgia, United States. The station is owned by the Christian Television Network. WGNM's studios are located on Steven Drive in northwestern Macon, and its transmitter is located on GA 87/US 23/US 129 ALT (Golden Isles Highway), along the Twiggs–Bibb county line.
The station first signed on the air in November 1990 as an independent station owned by the locally based Macon Urban Ministries, doing business as Good News Television. WGNM became a charter affiliate of UPN when the network launched on January 16, 1995. The station was sold to the Christian Television Network in February 2004; despite this, the new owner maintained the UPN affiliation and some syndicated secular programming, along with an overnight affiliation with the Shop at Home Network, though religious programming has always made up the bulk of WGNM's broadcast schedule.
Upon the merger of UPN and The WB into The CW, announced in January 2006, CTN used the opportunity to withdraw WGNM from carrying secular programming, refusing to take either The CW or MyNetworkTV. CTN completed the withdrawal on September 2, 2006, and switched to originating a fully religious schedule.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP short name||Programming |
|45.1||1080i||16:9||WGNM-DT||Main WGNM programming / CTN|
- The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook says November 30, while the Television and Cable Factbook says November 20.
- Official website
- WGNM in the FCC's TV station database
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on WGNM-TV