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Last Updated: 5/27/2018

Posted on 5/27/2018 at 9:39PM

WRTN Has Picked a New Channel

It was announced that an FCC window would be opened up for low power TV stations and TV translators to file for a new channel because of the auction repack, whether it was because they were currently broadcasting in the auctioned off block of channels (38-51) or a full power TV channel was moving to their currently broadcasting channel. That aforementioned window would be opened from April 10 to May 15, but the FCC later extended that window to June 1st. With just less than a week away, every low power station in and around Nashville affected by the auction had applied for a new channel except WRTN channel 7 that is, until now. They have now applied for channel 17 at only 12kw. Before all of this auction happened, WRTN had already applied to move to channel 17 but at the highest power level possible at 15kw. There is information in the FCC filing that gave the reason why for the power adjustment down. I am posting it below.

"WRTN is displaced on it’s licensed channel 7 by WNPT, Nashville TN moving to channel 7. WRTN has a CP to move to channel 17, but it too is displaced by WHTN, Channel 16, Murfreesboro and WAAY, Channel 17, Huntsville, AL, and will receive 6.29% interference from WKSO, Sommerset KY.
The only fix was to do a major overhaul of the Ch 17 as a displacement to ch 7. The current channel 17 CP will be dismissed so the displacement application can be granted. "

The above stations mentioned are where channels will be going after being repacked. For example, WHTN will be moving from 38 to 16, WAAY will be moving from 32 to 17, and WKSO will be moving from 14 to 17. The other low power stations in and around Nashville changing channels are:

WNPX-LP 20 moving to channel 24 (Off the Air right now)
WCKV-LD 21 (rf 30) moving to channel 22 (Clarksville)
WKUW-LD 40 moving to channel 28
WLLC-LP 42 moving to channel 19

Well, that is all the information I have for you right now. Until more news breaks...

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Posted on 5/5/2018 at 6:54PM

WCKV Has Chosen a New Channel

WCKV has now chosen a new channel because of the repack. They are going to change from channel 30 to channel 22 and going from 10kw to 15kw. Unless more news breaks, that is all I have for you right now.

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Posted on 4/16/2018 at 4:38PM

More Repacking LPTV Channel Changes

I just learned two more bits of information about low power TV stations in Nashville. I have found out that WLLC-LD channel 42 is going to channel 19 at 15kw(14.9kw to be exact) at the same height and the same location(at the top of the L&C building). Also, I said that WKUW-LD channel 40 was going to channel 28, but sadly, going from 15kw down to 10kw and from 274m high down to just 78m, but now they have changed it. They have now applied to leave the height at 274m, but they are still going with 10kw. So maybe it won't be as much of a loss as it was going to be. If I hear anything else, I will post it here.

Update: Also, I forgot to also say that WCKV-LP channel 49 has applied to cancel their analog broadcasting license.

Another Update:WCKV is currently broadcasting in digital on RF channel 30(virtual 21). Since WNAB will be moving from channel 23 to 30, WCKV will soon be applying for a new channel. When that happens, I will post it here.

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by "WCKV" on 4/16/2018 at 7:20PM   

WCKV in Clarksville is NOT going off the air. We are simply cancelling the old Analog license that was on CH 49. WCKV went digital early several years ago and broadcasts on digital Ch 30. However due to MY30 (WUXP Full Power) in Nashville using that as their Virtual Channel, WCKV applied to the FCC to use Ch 21 as its Virtual Channel. WCKV is broadcasting 4 OTA Channels: 21.1 (also on Charter Ch 6 and CDE Lightband Ch 12), 21.2, 21.3 and 21.4 (also on CDE Ch 25). Some TV's will not pick up Virtual Channels and may see WCKV on 30.3, 30.4, 30.5, and 30.6, since MY30 is using 30.1 and 30.2. Lastly, because of the FCC Auction, WCKV will need to vacate digital Ch 30 and is applying to move to a new channel. Contact Dan at 931-302-2100 for additional info or details on WCKV.

by "NashDigie" on 4/16/2018 at 8:23PM   

I am sorry for the misleading post. I have since corrected it. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

Posted on 4/10/2018 at 1:03PM

Repacking LPTV Channel Changes

Today is the first day of the window for low-power stations that couldn't participate in the repack auctions, to change channels. As of 1pm, there are only two of four channels that have applied. They are WKUW-LD 40 and WNPX-LP 20. I know that WNPX-LP 20 is not currently on the air. They are owned by Daystar. The reason they are participating is because WZTV will be moving from channel 15 to 20. They have applied to change channel from 20 to 24 at 15kw (the same power as WKUW 40). WKUW-LD 40, which is 15kw at the height of 274 meters. They are going to channel 28 but sadly, just 10kw at 78 meters. I don't know how that is going to play out, but I don't think its good. Until further details emerge, that is all for now.

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