WODK-LD

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WODK-LD
St. Louis, Missouri
United States
CitySpringfield, Illinois
ChannelsDigital: 45 (UHF/PSIP)
Subchannelsno power
AffiliationsCozi TV
OwnerDTV America Corporation
(DTV America Corporation)
FoundedFebruary 25, 2010
First air datec. December 2016; 1 year ago (2016-12)
Sister station(s)KBGU-LP
Former callsignsW45DK-D (2010-2016)
Former affiliationsSilent (2010-2017)
Transmitter power8.7 kW
Height573 feet (175 m)
Facility ID181990
Transmitter coordinates38°26′14.3″N 90°28′40.7″W / 38.437306°N 90.477972°W / 38.437306; -90.477972

WODK-LD is a digital low-powered television station licensed to Springfield, Illinois, but transmits within the St. Louis, Missouri television market. The station is owned and operated by DTV America Corporation of Sunrise, Florida. The station is part of a duopoly with KBGU-LP. [1]

The station’s digital signal is broadcast over UHF channel 45. It originates from a transmitter located in an area in northern Jefferson County, Missouri along Rock Creek Road off Missouri State Route 21. [2]

Digital television[edit]

The station’s signal is multiplexed.

Digital channels[edit]

VC Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming [1] [3]
45.1 480i 16:9 WODK-LD Main WODK programming / Cozi TV
45.2 4:3 Informercials
45.3
45.4
45.5 16:9 Stadium
45.6 4:3 Tuff TV
45.7 16:9 Evine

History[edit]

The station’s construction permit was issued by the Federal Communications Commission on February 25, 2010 under the calls of W45DK-D. At that time, the station was originally licensed to Springfield, Illinois. The current WODK-LD callsign was adopted on March 28, 2016. [1]

DTV America relocated the station to the St. Louis area in late 2016, but the official city of license remains to be Springfield, Illinois temporarily. It then signed on in December of that year as the area’s Cozi TV affiliate. By January 2017, the station has been broadcasting seven subchannels, including bringing Decades, Heroes & Icons, and the 24/7 subchannel of the American Sports Network to the St. Louis market. Tuff TV and AMGTV was launched the same month. [3] With that, a total of 14 subchannels are offered over both of DTV America-owned stations in St. Louis, including those of sister station KBGU-LP. At the start of 2018, the station lost their H&I, Decades and Movies! subchannels; the owner of those networks, Weigel Broadcasting, purchased KNLC (channel 24) in December 2017, and took control of the local rights to those networks unilaterally, replacing WODK-LD.

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