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Last Updated: 4/26/2017

Posted on 4/26/2017 at 1:37PM

WRTN is Currently Having Problems and More

I just got an e-mail from the WRTN owner. He said, "We are having transmitter issues which we are repairing." So, if anybody has been having problems trying to receive WRTN channel 6, that is why. Also, if you have noticed, WJFB channel 44 has been having equipment problems. Up until last month, they haven't been broadcasting at 1000kw. With the equipment problems, they had to reduce that to just 314kw since then. They will have to stay there until they have fix it. That is all the news I have for you right now until later.

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by "CompuPaul" on 5/02/2017 at 8:35PM   

Other than RetroTV, I hadn't noticed any prolonged issue with WRTN. (Of course RetroTV is the one subchannel I really want on 6). However WJDE, 31, hasn't been coming in at all for me for a few days now... I'm on the fringe of reception but I can normally get at least intermittent blips, especially over multiple days. Anyone else?

by "UTDave" on 5/08/2017 at 11:52AM   

For the past few months, it seems that WJDE is off the air for a couple weeks, then they will be back on the air again for a couple weeks....until they go off again. As far as I've been able to determine, there's no phone number or website to contact them and find out what's going on. It's very frustrating.

by "CompuPaul" on 5/12/2017 at 4:07PM   

Now I've had issues with WRTN reception in recent days. WJDE has continued with no reception at all. The only WJDE contact information I have been able to find is here, they are based out of Louisville, KY.

by "UTDave" on 5/17/2017 at 12:34PM   

WJDE is back on the air as of today. Anybody's guess as to how long that will last though.

by "CompuPaul" on 5/18/2017 at 9:05PM   

Tuesday, May 16 at 5 pm I got my first good recording from WJDE, 31, after their latest problem. WRTN, 6, I still have no reception at all (I have had weak audio on rare occasion when scanning through). Verified amplifier appears to still be working, other weak stations coming in well, so it would seem to be broadcast related.

by "CompuPaul" on 5/22/2017 at 2:50PM  - Edited   

And... WJDE 31 appears to be off the air again starting yesterday. *:-) And it returned again today.

Posted on 4/13/2017 at 3:15PM

The Final Channel Reassignments Results!!!

The auction results are out!!! I am posting all Middle TN's results below. Also, I am posting a link to's page to all the results as well. Updated: I have found and added what the FCC is allowing the changing stations to broadcast at. Now, they might be allowed to increase that down the road. I am putting both current and future ERPs so that you can compare them.

  • WKRN (2) (No Change)
  • WSMV (4) (No Change)
  • WTVF (5) 25 → 36 Staying at 1000kW
  • WNPT (8) 8 → 7 From 17.65kW to 17.7kW
  • WETV-LP (11) (No Change)
  • WZTV (17) 15 → 20 Staying at 1000kW
  • WCTE (22) (No Change)
  • WNPX (28) 36 → 32 From 733kW to 676kW
  • WUXP (30) (No Change)
  • WJDE-LP (31) 31 → 23 From 5.3kW to 4.45kW
  • WHTN (39) 38 → 16 From 1000kW to 618kW
  • WJFB (44) 44 → 25 From 1000kW to 681kW
  • WPGD (50) (No Change)
  • WNAB (58) 23 → 30 From 350kW to 408kW

RePack Page on

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by "tomintn" on 4/13/2017 at 7:18PM   

Do you know if WJDE will be increasing power, or moving to the Whites Creek area transmitters? Thanks!

by "retroviewer" on 4/14/2017 at 10:15PM  - Edited   

I thought WJDE was going to try to get more power after the auction, not drop it. Any word on WRTN?

by "tomintn" on 4/16/2017 at 5:29PM   

I hope the WJDE info might be in error. Channel 58 (23) has 9.54kw power now, hopefully when WJDE moves to 23 it will stay 9.54 kw. (I can hope can't I?) :)

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