WWJS-CD

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WWJS-CD
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ClarksvilleJeffersonville, Indiana
United States
City Clarksville, Indiana
Branding WNDA-TV Indiana 9 (general)
Slogan The Hoosier Station
Channels Digital: 15 and 24.3 (UHF)
Virtual: 9.1 (PSIP)
Subchannels none
Affiliations Independent
Owner Dominion Media, Inc.
Founded May 28, 1985 (1985-05-28)
Last air date September 15, 2017 (2017-09-15)
Call letters' meaning JefferSonville
Sister station(s) WMYO-CD, WWWJ-CD
Former callsigns W26AS (1989–1996)
WJYL-LP (1996–2002)
WKQT-CA (2002)
WJYL-CA (2002–2009)
WNDA-CA (2009–2010)
WWJS-CA (2010–2012)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
26 (UHF, 1989–1996)
9 (VHF, 1996–2012)
Transmitter power 15 kW
Height 206 m
Class Class A
Facility ID 6838
Transmitter coordinates 38°22′10.1″N 85°49′45.5″W / 38.369472°N 85.829306°W / 38.369472; -85.829306
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website www.indiana9.com

WWJS-CD, virtual channel 9 (UHF digital channel 24.3), was an independent television station serving Jeffersonville, Indiana, United States that was licensed to Clarksville. The station was locally owned by Dominion Media, Inc. WWJS-CD maintained offices located on Potters Lane in Clarksville, and its transmitter was located in Floyds Knobs. Syndicated programs broadcast by WWJS-CD included Highway to Heaven, Cold Case Files, Crook and Chase, The Andy Griffith Show and The Beverly Hillbillies. Since January 2015, WNDA Channel 9 had picked up syndicated programming previously on its parent station (WKYI 24.1) such as "Da Vinci's Inquest" since the parent station is no longer an independent network but an affiliation of the "thisTV" network. WNDA was also airing some of the programming from thisTV network that was not being aired on WKYI such as "[In the Heat of the Night]" and some of thisTV's movies that were not aired on WKYI as WKYI 24.1 continued to air other syndicated and local programming in addition to the thisTV programming.

History[edit]

The station was founded on May 28, 1985; it first signed on the air in 1989 as W26AS, broadcasting on UHF channel 26. The station changed its call letters to WJYL-LP in 1996, then to WKQT-CA and subsequently to WJYL-CA in 2002, and finally to WNDA-CA in 2009.

In the fall of 2010, the station began to share programming with Louisville-based WKYI-CD (channel 24), which is its parent station. Shortly before September 2010, the station changed its callsign to WWJS-CA, but retained the WNDA name for branding purposes. Shortly after converting its signal to digital, the station changed its call sign to WWJS-CD, while still using "WNDA" as a brand (the "-CD" suffix in a station's callsign refers to a Class A low-power station that transmits a digital signal; the previous "-CA" appended implied transmission through analog signals). The station is now WKYI 24.3 though displays as Channel 9.1 on most televisions.

On April 13, 2017, the FCC announced that WWJS-CD had successfully sold their spectrum in the 2016 spectrum auction for $9,992,700 without any channel sharing agreement. WKYI's simulcast of 9.1 on 24.5 would likely become the channel's new permanent home, with the other subchannels either moved or wholly discontinued. The station's license was surrendered to and cancelled by the FCC on September 15, 2017.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel was multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
9.1 720p 16:9 WNDA-TV "WNDA-TV" / Independent
45.1 480i 4:3 WWJSQVC Main WWJS-CD programming / QVC
45.2 QVC+ QVC Plus
45.3 LC Liquidation Channel
45.4 Jewelry Jewelry Television

Newscasts[edit]

In January 2006, the station debuted a local newscast known as Indiana 9 News, which was produced by Independent News Network out of Davenport, Iowa. Stories were gathered by local reporters and then presented by anchors in Davenport, along with weather and sports segments. This program was cancelled in 2013, and was replaced by a rebroadcast of ABC-affiliate WHAS-TV (channel 11)'s 6:00 p.m. newscast that aired weeknights at 7:00 p.m. The station continued to air the Independent News Network's national newscast at 7:30 p.m. weeknights but that was discontinued in late 2014. In addition, the station carried the local newsmagazine program The Louisville Daily and a business discussion program Inside Indiana Business.

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