WTBS-LD

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WTBS-LP/WTBS-LD
WTBS LD logo.jpg
Atlanta, Georgia
United States
ChannelsAnalog: 6 (VHF)
Digital: 30 (UHF)
Virtual: 26 (PSIP)
SubchannelsSee Below
AffiliationsEstrella TV
OwnerPrism Broadcasting Network
First air dateMay 31, 1988; 31 years ago (1988-05-31)
Sister station(s)WANN-CD 29 (32.x)
Former callsignsW56CD, W26BT, WANX-LP
Former affiliationsDT2:
LWN (2011-2015)
Transmitter power22.2kW (analog)
15kW (digital)
Height293 m (961 ft) analog, 333 m (1,093 ft) digital
ClassLPTV
Facility ID53584 (a) / 168811 (d)
Transmitter coordinates33°45′34″N 84°23′19″W / 33.75944°N 84.38861°W / 33.75944; -84.38861 (WTBS-LP TV transmitter)Coordinates: 33°45′34″N 84°23′19″W / 33.75944°N 84.38861°W / 33.75944; -84.38861 (WTBS-LP TV transmitter) (a), 33°48′26″N 84°20′21.8″W / 33.80722°N 84.339389°W / 33.80722; -84.339389 (WTBS-LD TV transmitter) (d)
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
Websitehttp://www.wtbs26.com/
(WTBS station website)
http://www.oldschool877.com

WTBS-LP and WTBS-LD is a low-power TV station on TV channels 6 (analog) and 30 and PSIP channel 26 (digital) in metro Atlanta. The city of license is Atlanta, and the analog transmitter and antenna are located in downtown Atlanta atop the American Tower Site located at 315 Chester Avenue, Atlanta.

Summary[edit]

The digital transmitter, which signed on in early January 2011, is, with its sister station WANN-CD, located just northeast of the city on one of the two large towers on Briarcliff Road, at the same site along with WPCH-TV channel 17 Peachtree TV, WUVG-DT Channel 34 Univision, WGCL-TV Channel 46 CBS, and WHSG-TV Channel 63 Trinity Broadcasting, and several other stations.

WTBS-LD currently broadcasts six digital sub-channels and is owned by Prism Broadcasting since 1991.

In 2014, the analog WTBS-LP reappeared under special temporary authority on TV channel 6 which can also be received on 87.75 MHz of the FM dial. All analog television channels had been scheduled to cease broadcasting in September 2015; this was suspended by the FCC in April of that year. In 2017 it was announced that July 13, 2021 would be the new analog low-power television transmission shutoff date. Analog channel 6 is currently broadcasting an urban AC format branded as "Mix 87.7", which is also heard via stereo audio on 87.75 FM. Steve Hegwood, the operator of Mix 87.7 announced it would cease using the WTBS frequency January 31, 2019 due to financial shortfalls and an overcompetitive market for radio targeted at Atlanta's black community.[1] As of February 1, 2019, WTBS-LP is now a Regional Mexican station called "La Invasora."

History[edit]

It was originally W56CD in Rome, Georgia, then W26BT, then WANX-LP in January 2000, and finally WTBS-LP on October 15, 2007.

WTBS-LD also has a digital companion channel on virtual channel 26, RF channel 30 which broadcasts six television networks with an omni-directional pattern at maximum power allowed by the FCC.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[2]
26.1 720p 16:9 WTBS-HD Estrella TV
26.2 480i 4:3 BizTV Biz Television
26.3 JTV Jewelry TV
26.4 16:9 F24 France 24
26.5 4:3 VH2 VH2 Networks/AMGTV
26.6 16:9 MOXiE silent

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