|Lenoir, North Carolina|
|Branding||WTBL Community Television|
|Channels||Digital: 49 (UHF)|
|Owner||OTA Broadcasting LLC
(OTA Broadcasting (CLT), LLC)
|Founded||March 11, 1988|
|First air date||1989|
|Last air date||October 25, 2017|
|Former callsigns||W53AO (1988-1995)
|Former channel number(s)||53, 49 (analog)|
|Former affiliations||The Cowboy Channel
|Transmitter power||7 kW|
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. WTBL-CD ceased operations October 25, 2017; its license was surrendered on October 30.
|Channel||PSIP Short Name||Video||Aspect||Programming|
|49.1||TBLTV||480i||4:3||Main WTBL-CD programming|
|49.2||Simulcast of WLNN-CD|
- "FCC Broadcast Television Spectrum Incentive Auction" (PDF). Federal Communications Commission. April 13, 2017. p. 1. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
- "Suspension of Operations of a Digital Class A Station Application". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
- "Cancellation Application". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
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