WTBL-CD

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WTBL-CD
Lenoir, North Carolina
Branding WTBL Community Television
Channels Digital: 49 (UHF)
Affiliations Defunct
Owner OTA Broadcasting LLC
(OTA Broadcasting (CLT), LLC)
Founded March 11, 1988
First air date 1989 (1989)
Last air date October 25, 2017 (2017-10-25)
Sister station(s) W21CK-D
Former callsigns W53AO (1988-1995)
WTBL-LP (1995-2012)
Former channel number(s) 53, 49 (analog)
Former affiliations The Cowboy Channel
Independent
Transmitter power 7 kW
Class A
Facility ID 54983
Transmitter coordinates 35°54′25″N 81°29′23″W / 35.90694°N 81.48972°W / 35.90694; -81.48972

WTBL-CD was a class A television station in Lenoir, North Carolina. It broadcast over-the-air on channel 49, and on cable channel 13 in the Lenoir area. It was an independent station with some programming from The Cowboy Channel. WTBL-CD was owned by OTA Broadcasting, LLC, a company controlled by Michael Dell's MSD Capital. WLNN-CD in Boone provided its newscasts and other local programming for the station, and broadcast full-time on WTBL's second digital subchannel.

On April 13, 2017, the FCC identified WTBL-CD will be compensated $8.2 million to go off-the-air as part of the Spectrum auction.[1] WTBL-CD ceased operations October 25, 2017;[2] its license was surrendered on October 30.[3]

Digital television[edit]

Channel PSIP Short Name Video Aspect Programming
49.1 TBLTV 480i 4:3 Main WTBL-CD programming
49.2 Simulcast of WLNN-CD

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FCC Broadcast Television Spectrum Incentive Auction" (PDF). Federal Communications Commission. April 13, 2017. p. 1. Retrieved April 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Suspension of Operations of a Digital Class A Station Application". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved October 31, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Cancellation Application". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved October 31, 2017. 

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