WWRD-LP

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WWRD-LP
Centerville, Montgomery County, Ohio
United States
ChannelsAnalog: WWRD-LP 32 (UHF)
Digital: WWRD-LD 42 (UHF) (application pending)
AffiliationsThe Country Network (?–present)
OwnerLife Broadcasting Network
First air dateDecember 8, 1989; 29 years ago (1989-12-08)
Call letters' meaningThe Word of God (reflecting former genre)
Former callsignsW55BQ (1990-1996)
W59BQ (1989-1990)
Former affiliationsGospel Music Channel
RTV
Heartland
Transmitter power13 kW

WWRD-LP is a low-power commercial television station in Centerville, Montgomery County, Ohio, broadcasting locally on channel 32 and found on some local cable systems. Founded December 8, 1989, the station is owned by Life Broadcasting Network. It is currently an affiliate of The Country Network; in addition, the station broadcasts some local high school sporting events and a few other local programs.

By mid-September 2007, the station had affiliated with the Gospel Music Channel.[1]

Summer 2008, WWRD-LP moved from channel 55 at 10 kW to channel 32 at 13 kW.

At some point prior to mid-June 2011, the station switched affiliation from the Gospel Music Channel to the Retro Television Network.[2]

On April 14, 2012, the station's general manager, Randall Hulsmeyer, announced plans to move the station's operations to Springfield. Hulsmeyer stated that he hoped to add more locally produced programming to WWRD-LP, including a new, weekly Springfield-based show titled Our Town, Our Time, which began airing on April 22.[3] In December, the station moved into a new studio in the former Credit Life building in downtown Springfield.[4] No plans have been announced to move the station's transmitter or to change its city of license.

At some point prior to early July 2013, the station affiliated with the revival of The Nashville Network. Around the same time, the station's branding was changed to "Local TV 4 me!", despite no apparent connection to any channel 4, be it broadcast, cable or satellite.[5] The Nashville Network became Heartland in October 2013.

At some point prior to early February 2016, the station affiliated with ZUUS Country,[6] which became The Country Network in January 2016.

Although WWRD-LP has apparently not converted from its analog signal to the applied-for digital channel 42 as of June 2018, the station is scheduled to move to digital channel 10, as part of the FCC's spectrum reallocation process.[7]

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  1. ^ "www.lifebroadcastingnetwork.org". Life Broadcasting. 2006. Archived from the original on September 18, 2007. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  2. ^ "Home". Life Broadcasting. 2010. Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  3. ^ Andrew McGinn (April 14, 2012). "TV station to move operations to Springfield". Springfield News-Sun. Retrieved April 17, 2012.
  4. ^ Andrew McGinn (December 31, 2012). "TV station filling void in Springfield". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
  5. ^ "localtv4me". Local TV 4 Me. 2013. Archived from the original on July 5, 2013. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  6. ^ "localtv4me". Local TV 4 Me. 2013. Archived from the original on February 9, 2016. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  7. ^ "Displacement for LPTV Translator Application". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission. April 19, 2018. File Number: 0000053047. Retrieved June 22, 2018.

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