WPGA-LP

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WPGA-LP
Macon, Georgia
United States
ChannelsAnalog: 50 (UHF)
Digital: 50 (UHF, flash-cut permit)
(to move to 18 (UHF))
AffiliationsSilent
OwnerMarquee Broadcasting
LicenseeMarquee Broadcasting Georgia, Inc.
First air dateJuly 14, 2004 (15 years ago) (2004-07-14)
Call sign meaningW Perry, GeorgiA (after co-owned stations WPGA-TV and WPGA-FM)
Sister station(s)WPGA-TV
Former call signsW50DA (2004–2009)
Former affiliations
Transmitter powerAnalog: 13.3 kW
Digital: 0.2 kW
15 kW (CP)
HeightAnalog:
136 m (446 ft)
Digital:
133.3 m (437 ft)
133.7 m (439 ft) (CP)
ClassLPTV
Facility ID67972
Transmitter coordinates32°45′4.3″N 83°33′26.7″W / 32.751194°N 83.557417°W / 32.751194; -83.557417
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS

WPGA-LP, UHF analog channel 50, is a low-power television station licensed to Macon, Georgia, United States that is currently silent. Owned by Marquee Broadcasting, it is sister to Perry-licensed MeTV affiliate WPGA-TV (channel 58). The two stations share studios on Forsyth Street in downtown Macon and transmitter facilities on GA 87/US 23/US 129 Alternate (Golden Isles Highway), along the TwiggsBibb county line.

History[edit]

The station first signed on the air on July 14, 2004, as W50DA; it originally operated as an owned-and-operated translator station of the Trinity Broadcasting Network. In 2009, Register Communications (owner of then-ABC affiliate WPGA-TV) purchased the station from TBN for $6,000.[1] In early September 2009, W50DA dropped TBN programming and announced that it would change its network affiliation to the Retro Television Network on October 12. The day after the switch, the station's callsign was changed to WPGA-LP.

WPGA-LP has a construction permit that was first issued to the station by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2006 to flash-cut its digital signal into operation, which would significantly increase its signal coverage; this permit expired in March 2009. In mid-August 2011, WPGA-LP changed its primary affiliation to This TV, which was previously carried on the second digital subchannel of WPGA-TV (which is now affiliated with MeTV).

In addition to This TV programming, WPGA-LP for a time once used to simulcast the WPGA-FM radio program Mix in the Morning, which also airs on WPGA-TV, sister radio station WPGA (980 AM) and WNEX (1400 AM), each weekday from 6:00 to 9:00 a.m.

On July 2, 2015, This TV moved back to WPGA-TV on DT3; subsequently, WPGA-LP went dark for an undetermined amount of time. There is no word on when or if the station will return to the air.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deals, Broadcasting & Cable, August 1, 2009.

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