WEAC-CD

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WEAC-CD
Anniston, Alabama
United States
CityAnniston, AL
BrandingWEAC TV-24 (general)
TV-24 News (newscasts)
SloganLocal Matters
ChannelsDigital: 34 (UHF)
Virtual: 24 (PSIP)
AffiliationsThe Walk TV/AMGTV
OwnerAlabama Heritage Communications, LLC
(The Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama)
First air dateDecember 29, 1994; 24 years ago (1994-12-29)
Former callsignsW24CB (1994–2002)
WJXS-CA (2002–2012)
WEAC-CA (2012–2013)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
24 (UHF, 1994–2013)
Transmitter power12.8 kW
Height321 m
ClassCD
Facility ID64338
Transmitter coordinates33°37′21″N 85°52′22″W / 33.62250°N 85.87278°W / 33.62250; -85.87278 (analog)
33°37′20″N 85°52′19″W / 33.62222°N 85.87194°W / 33.62222; -85.87194 (digital CP)
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
Websitewww.tv24.tv

WEAC-CD, virtual channel 24 (UHF digital channel 34), is a FamilyNet-affiliated television station located in Anniston, Alabama, United States. The station is owned by Alabama Heritage Communications, LLC. WEAC maintains studio facilities on Highway 78 in Anniston, and its transmitter is located atop Coldwater Mountain in Oxford. The station is also currently available on 12 cable television systems, primarily across seven-county service area in eastern Alabama.

History[edit]

Former logo as WJXS-CA, used until October 9, 2012.

The station first signed on the air on December 29, 1994 as W24CB, which broadcast information for students, staff and visitors of Jacksonville State University. The station changed its call letters to WJXS-CA in 2002, as an affiliate of FamilyNet. On October 9, 2012, the station changed its call sign to WEAC-CA, and again to WEAC-CD on January 8, 2013.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
24.1 480i 16:9 RF34.1 The Walk TV/AMGTV

Programming[edit]

In addition to FamilyNet programming, WEAC-CD also carries locally produced programs, including newscasts. WEAC-CD also carries sporting events including those from Jacksonville State University and local high schools. WEAC-CD currently produces more than 30 hours of original programming every week.

News operation[edit]

WEAC-CD presently broadcasts locally produced newscasts each week; the station does not produce any newscasts on weekends. WEAC-CD rebroadcasts its half-hour 9:00 and 10:00 p.m. newscasts Tuesday through Friday mornings at 6:00 and 7:00 a.m. In addition, the station produces a half-hour public affairs program, East Alabama Today, which airs 5:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

News team[edit]

News Anchors[2]
  • Carl Brady - anchor; weeknights at 9:00 and 10:00 p.m., also host of East Alabama Today
  • Mike Stedham - anchor; fill-in
Weather team[2]
  • Chris Wright - meteorologist; weeknights at 9:00 and 10:00 p.m.
  • Jon Holder - meteorologist; fill-in
  • Sam Ford - meteorologist; fill-in
Sports team[2]
  • Gerhard Mathangani - sports director; sports anchor; weeknights at 9:00 and 10:00 p.m.
  • Chase Robinson - sports anchor; fill-in
  • Mickey Shadrix - host of Pigskin Roundup; also station manager
  • Jon Holder - host of Pigskin Roundup

References[edit]

  1. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WEAC
  2. ^ a b c "TV-24 Staff". WEAC-CD. Retrieved January 13, 2014.

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