WLNN-CD

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WLNN-CD
Boone, North Carolina
Branding MTN 18
Channels Digital: 24 (UHF)
Virtual: 24 (PSIP)
Affiliations Independent
Owner Carolina Rays LLC
Founded February 6, 1989
Former callsigns W23AP (1989-1997)
W24CI (1997-2000)
WLNN-LP (2000-2015)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
50 (1991-1997)
24 (1997-2015)
Transmitter power 15 kW
Class A
Facility ID 60888
Transmitter coordinates 36°14′10″N 81°42′24″W / 36.23611°N 81.70667°W / 36.23611; -81.70667

WLNN-CD (branded as the Mountain Television Network and MTN 18) is a digital class A television station in Boone, North Carolina. It broadcasts over-the-air on channel 24, and on cable channel 18 in the Boone area. It is an independent station with some programming from Youtoo America. WLNN produces college and high school game broadcasts and sports broadcasts, the EndZone football friday night show, ASU Chalktalk football highlight show, newscasts, morning show, noon show, and many hours every week of programming that covers local affairs in the High Country region. MTN produces more hours of television programs than any other television station in the United States. The station was previously owned by Steve Rondinaro, who was also the evening news anchor before taking that position at WWAY in Wilmington. Rondinaro later sold WLNN to Terry Smith in 2008.[1][2] WLNN's local programming can also be seen on the second digital subchannel of WTBL-CD in Lenoir and on 16 cable channels throughout the broadcast area, reaching a total of 2 Million viewers in four states.

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