WIRP-LD

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WIRP-LD
Fayetteville, North Carolina
United States
ChannelsDigital: 22 (UHF)
Virtual: 27 (PSIP)
AffiliationsEstrella TV
OwnerHC2 Holdings
(DTV America Corporation)
FoundedMay 17, 2011
First air dateJanuary 4, 2016 (3 years ago) (2016-01-04)
Sister station(s)WNCB-LD
Former callsignsW22ED-D (2011–2013)
Former affiliationsSilent (2011–2016)
Transmitter power15 kW
Height524 ft (160 m)
Facility ID183681
Transmitter coordinates35°52′15.1″N 79°9′39.9″W / 35.870861°N 79.161083°W / 35.870861; -79.161083
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile
CDBS

WIRP-LD is a digital low-powered Estrella TV-affiliated television station located in and licensed to Fayetteville, North Carolina. The station is an Estrella TV affiliate owned by DTV America Corporation. Its digital signal is broadcast on UHF channel 22, but is displayed as virtual channel 27 via PSIP on consumer digital tuners. It mainly serves the immediate Fayetteville area, which is considered to be in the Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina media market.

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming [1]
27.1 4:3 480i WIRP-LD Estrella
27.2 Azteca
27.3 Shop LC
27.4 Heroes & Icons
27.5 QVC Over Air
27.6 QVC Plus
27.7 Movies!

History[edit]

The station’s construction permit was granted by the Federal Communications Commission on May 17, 2011. The originally assigned callsign was W22ED-D. The stations current WIRP-LD calls were assigned on May 10, 2013. [1]

The station went on the air in early 2016 as an affiliate of Estrella TV. Since in-market sister station WNCB-LD, also in Fayetteville, the station’s main channel is mainly a simulcast of WNCB. The other subchannels of WIRP are different from that station as WNCB carries Azteca America, Sonlife, and Newsmax TV networks on their subchannels. Buzzr, Escape, Cozi TV and the main and west-coast feeds of QVC are offered on the subchannels of WIRP. The main QVC feed is also offered on WNCB-LD5. [2]

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