WYME-CD

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WYME-CD
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Gainesville, Florida
United States
City Gainesville
Branding Me-TV Gainesville
Channels Digital: 45 (UHF), WNBW-DT 9.4 (VHF)
Virtual: 45 (PSIP), 9.4 (PSIP)
Affiliations MeTV
Owner New Age Media, LLC
(New Age Media of Gainesville License, LLC)
Operator Sinclair Broadcast Group
First air date June 20, 1994; 22 years ago (1994-06-20)
Call letters' meaning METV
Sister station(s) WNBW, WMYG-LP, WGFL
Former callsigns W14CB (1994–1997)
WJXE-LP (1997–2001)
WYPN-CA (2001–2011)
WYME-CA (2011–2015)
Former channel number(s) 14 (UHF analog, 1996–2001)
43 (UHF analog, 2001–2003)
45 (UHF analog, 2003–2015)
Transmitter power 15 kW
4.9 kW (WNBW-DT2)
Height 146 m
280 m (WNBW-DT2)
Class Class A
Facility ID 7726
83965 (WNBW-DT2)
Transmitter coordinates 29°32′9.0″N 82°19′17.5″W / 29.535833°N 82.321528°W / 29.535833; -82.321528
29°37′47.7″N 82°34′24″W / 29.629917°N 82.57333°W / 29.629917; -82.57333 (WNBW) (WNBW-DT2)
Licensing authority FCC (WNBW-DT2)
Website www.metv.com

WYME-CD is the Class A Me-TV-affiliated television station for North Central Florida licensed to Gainesville. It broadcasts a low-powered digital signal on UHF channel 45 from a transmitter between I-75/SR 93 and US 441/SR 25 in rural Alachua County. Owned by New Age Media and operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group, the station is sister to CBS affiliate WGFL, low-powered MyNetworkTV affiliate WMYG-LP, and NBC affiliate WNBW-DT. The latter is actually owned by MPS Media, LLC but operated by New Age Media through a local marketing agreement (LMA).

All four share studios on Northwest 80th Boulevard in Gainesville along I-75/SR 93. A digital signal of WYME-CD is also provided in standard definition on WNBW's fourth digital subchannel. This airs on VHF channel 9.4 from a transmitter in Newberry. The station has been added to area cable systems. [1]

On September 25, 2013, New Age Media announced that it would sell most of its stations, including the then WYME-CA, WGFL, and WMYG-LP, to the Sinclair Broadcast Group. Concurrently, MPS Media planned to sell WNBW-DT to Cunningham Broadcasting, though Sinclair would still operate that station.[2][3][4] On October 31, 2014, New Age Media requested the dismissal of its application to sell WYME-CA;[5] the next day, Sinclair purchased the non-license assets of the stations it planned to buy from New Age Media and began operating them through a master service agreement.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Me-TV is still affiliated with WYME-CD 45.1 and WNBW-DT 9.4". 
  2. ^ Haber, Gary (September 25, 2013). "Sinclair Broadcast Group to pay $90M for eight New Age Media TV stations". Baltimore Business Journal. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sinclair To Buy 8 New Age Stations for $90M". TVNewsCheck. September 25, 2013. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ "APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO ASSIGNMENT OF BROADCAST STATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  5. ^ Kirkpatrick, Daniel A. (October 31, 2014). "Re: New Age Media of Gainesville License, LLC…" (PDF). CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved November 15, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Sinclair Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results" (PDF) (Press release). Baltimore: Sinclair Broadcast Group. November 5, 2014. Retrieved November 15, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. Form 10-Q". sbgi.edgarpro.com. November 10, 2014. Retrieved November 15, 2014. 

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