WYME-CD

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WYME-CD
Gainesville, Florida
United States
BrandingAntenna TV Gainesville
ChannelsDigital: 45 (UHF)
(to move to 27 (UHF))
Virtual: 45 (PSIP)
TranslatorsWNBW-DT 9.4 (VHF) Gainesville
AffiliationsAntenna TV (2018–present)
OwnerNew Age Media, LLC
(New Age Media of Gainesville License, LLC)
OperatorSinclair Broadcast Group
(via master service agreement)
First air dateJune 20, 1994 (24 years ago) (1994-06-20)
Call letters' meaningMETV (former affiliation)
Sister station(s)WNBW, WMYG-LP, WGFL
Former callsignsW14CB (1994–1997)
WJXE-LP (1997–2001)
WYPN-CA (2001–2011)
WYME-CA (2011–2015)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
14 (UHF, 1994–2001)
43 (UHF, 2001–2003)
45 (UHF, 2003–2015)
Former affiliationsAmerica One (1997-2002)
CBS (satellite of WGFL, 2002–2004)
UPN (2004-2006)
MyNetworkTV (satellite of WMYG, 2006–2011)
MeTV (2011–2018)
Transmitter power15 kW
10.5 kW (CP)
Height146 m (479 ft)
151 m (495 ft) (CP)
ClassCD
Facility ID7726
Transmitter coordinates29°32′9.0″N 82°19′17.5″W / 29.535833°N 82.321528°W / 29.535833; -82.321528
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile
CDBS

WYME-CD is a Class A Antenna TV-affiliated television station licensed to Gainesville, Florida, United States. It broadcasts a low-powered standard definition digital signal on virtual and 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, WYME is a sister station to High Springs-licensed dual CBS/MyNetworkTV affiliate WGFL (channel 28) and Gainesville-licensed NBC affiliate WNBW-DT (channel 9). The latter is actually owned by MPS Media, LLC but operated by New Age Media through a local marketing agreement (LMA). All three stations are in turn operated by the Sinclair Broadcast Group under a master service agreement. The stations all share studios on Northwest 80th Boulevard (along I-75/SR 93) in Gainesville.

Even though WYME-CD broadcasts a digital signal of its own, its broadcast range is limited to the immediate Gainesville area. However, it receives full-market over-the-air coverage via the fourth digital subchannel of WNBW. This signal broadcasts on virtual and VHF channel 9.4 from a transmitter in Newberry.[1] On cable, WYME-CD can be seen on Cox digital channel 115 in Gainesville.

History[edit]

WYME began operations in 1994 as W14CB, broadcasting on UHF channel 14. In early 1997, the station increased its power and changed its call letters to WJXE-LP. During this period, the station was known on-air as "TV-14" and mainly aired programming from the America One television network.

WJXE changed its callsign to WYPN-CA in 2001, when the station upgraded to Class A service and started broadcasting on UHF channel 43 (moving to channel 45 in 2003). About a year later, the America One programming was dropped and WYPN became a satellite of sister station WGFL on July 15, 2002, the same day the latter station became a CBS affiliate. This arrangement lasted until December 1, 2004, when WYPN gained the UPN affiliation and became a separate station. WYPN then positioned itself as "UPN 11", choosing to identify by its cable channel number despite broadcasting over-the-air on channel 45.[2]

When the UPN and WB networks merged to form The CW in 2006, WYPN was made a satellite of Lake City sister station WMYG-LP, which became an affiliate of the new MyNetworkTV programming service on September 5, 2006. This arrangement was done primarily due to WMYG's over-the-air signal being channel 11 (the same as WYPN's cable number). In the months prior to the switch, WYPN omitted "UPN" from their logo and on-screen graphics and re-branded itself as "WYPN 11".

Five years later, on May 3, 2011, WYPN became an affiliate of the MeTV network. To reflect the new affiliation, the station changed its call letters to WYME-CA.[3] This time, the station didn't go by its channel number, instead simply identifying itself as "MeTV Gainesville".

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.[4][5][6] On October 31, 2014, New Age Media requested the dismissal of its application to sell WYME-CA;[7] 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.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Me-TV is still affiliated with WYME-CD 45.1 and WNBW-DT 9.4".
  2. ^ Blomberg, Marina. "Cox lineup drops WJCT; WUFT taking its place". Gainesville Sun. Retrieved 2017-10-31.
  3. ^ Clark, Anthony. "New local station available only via antenna". Gainesville Sun. Retrieved 2017-10-31.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Sinclair To Buy 8 New Age Stations for $90M". TVNewsCheck. September 25, 2013. Retrieved September 25, 2013.
  6. ^ "APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO ASSIGNMENT OF BROADCAST STATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved September 27, 2013.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "Sinclair Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results" (PDF) (Press release). Baltimore: Sinclair Broadcast Group. November 5, 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 29, 2014. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  9. ^ "Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. Form 10-Q". sbgi.edgarpro.com. November 10, 2014. Archived from the original on January 7, 2016. Retrieved November 15, 2014.

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