WPCT

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For the former WPCT in Putnam, Connecticut, see WINY.
WPCT
WPCT logo
Panama City Beach, Florida
United States
Branding Beach TV
Channels Digital: 47 (UHF)
Virtual: 46 (PSIP)
Subchannels 46.1 Tourist Info
46.2 Retro TV
Affiliations Tourist Info (1987–1995, 2001–present)
Owner Beach TV Properties
First air date 1987; 30 years ago (1987)
Call letters' meaning W Panama City Television
Sister station(s) WPFN-CD
Former callsigns W46AN (1987–1990), W48BC (1990–1995)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
46 (UHF, 1987–2009)
Former affiliations UPN (1995–2001)
Transmitter power 12.9 kW (digital)
Height 59 m (digital)
Facility ID 4354
Transmitter coordinates 30°10′59″N 85°46′42″W / 30.18306°N 85.77833°W / 30.18306; -85.77833
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website Beach TV

WPCT is an informational television station in Panama City Beach, Florida, broadcasting locally on channel 46 (digital 47) with information for local tourists.


History[edit]

Founded 1987, the station is owned by Beach TV Properties, Inc. The station was originally the UPN affiliate for the Panama City market until 2001 when they became a tourist station.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
46.1 480i 4:3 WPCT-DT Main WPCT programming / Tourist Info
46.2 Retro TV

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

WPCT shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 46, on February 17, 2009, the original target date in which full-power television stations in the United States were to transition from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate (which was later pushed back to June 12, 2009). The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 47.[2] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 46.

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