WIIC-LD

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For the former WIIC-TV, see WPXI.
WIIC-LD
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States
Channels Digital: 31 (UHF)
Virtual: 31 (PSIP)
Affiliations Bounce TV (2015–present)
Owner Abacus Television
(Benjamin Perez)
Founded August 23, 1989
Call letters' meaning WIIC were the call letters Channel 11 in Pittsburgh until 1981, when the call letters were changed to WPXI
Sister station(s) WSSS-LP, WWBP-LP, WWVW-LD
Former callsigns W29AV (1989–2002)
Former channel number(s) Analog: 29
Former affiliations The Box (1989–2001)
MTV2 (2001–c. 2007)
NOYZ
Transmitter power 15 kW
Class Low-Power Digital
Facility ID 68411
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS

WIIC-LD is a low-power television station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, licensed to broadcast on channel 31 from facilities in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh.

History[edit]

WIIC was originally an affiliate of The Box. After The Box was purchased by Viacom in 2001, WIIC became an affiliate of MTV2. In 2001, it would also simulcast Live Auction Television, a program that aired on its sister station, WBYD-CA

After leaving MTV2, WIIC-LP aired programming from NOYZ, a hybrid music/text messaging channel, until the station went silent in late 2007. NOYZ ceased operations a few months later. The station's license was initially canceled in 2010, but Abacus Television Network filed a petition of reconsideration, and the WIIC-LP license was reinstated in Fall 2011.

In 2014, WIIC went silent due to financial problems.[1] In May 2015, it returned to the air, initially re-broadcasting WOSC-CD. In August 2015, WIIC became a Bounce TV affiliate.

Callsign[edit]

The call sign WIIC-LP is a reference to the city's longtime NBC affiliate WPXI, whose callsign was WIIC-TV from 1957 to 1981.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Notification of Suspension of Operations". 8 July 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 

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