Defy TV and TrueReal on the Air
Of course, by now, everybody knows that Scripps's new networks, Defy TV and TrueReal have started. Defy TV is reality programming aiming towards men which shows up on WNPX 28.5 while TrueReal is reality programming aiming towards women which shows up on WNPX 28.6. Anyways, moving on.
WNPX (low power) 20 and WNTU 26 Delayed
Both of these low power channels haven't been operating in Nashville for a long time. They were suppose to come on the air in late May or June of this year before their permit's expiration date of July 13, 2021 (the end of low power analog stations in the US), but because of shipping delays of the equipment, they have asked for an extension until Sept. 1st. If granted, which it maybe, that doesn't necessarily mean they have to wait until Sept. 1st to come on the air, that just means they have until that date to come on the air. By the way, WNPX(-LP) channel 20 was once a low powered analog relay of their, then owner, ION Media full powered station's WNPX. Now both are owned by Word of God Fellowship. Most of the stations they own pretty much just show the Daystar network. Now whether or not they will air Daystar on both channels or not, I do not know at this time. Just have to wait and see.
News about WRTN Move to 17
I was in contact with Mr. Rick Goetz, owner of WRTN-LD, and he informed me that he will make the change from RF 8 to RF 17 this month. He is waiting for the delivery of the antenna. I am providing the links to WRTN's range on both channel 8 and channel 17 below.
WRTN RF 8 Map
WRTN RF 17 Map
New positions for W15ER and W29FR and More Information about the Owner
I also recently have been in contact with Mr. Jeff Winemiller; owner of W15ER, W29FR, and W14EE. He has said he doesn't know what networks will be on his channels at this time. He also owns WSCG 34 and WGCB-LD 35 in the Savannah, GA area and WHDC-LD 12 in the Charleston, SC area. The reason I bring up those stations is because those two last stations I mentioned have 12 channels each. Yes, you read that right 12 channels. The lineups are pretty much the same. You can click here to see WGCB's lineup, and you can click here to see WHDC's lineup. To learn more about Mr. Winemiller, just visit his website at winemiller.com. I also asked about W14EE, which hasn't been moved from the Cookeville/Algood area, where that channel will go, and I haven't heard back yet. I should note that W14EE will not be moving to Nashville as WIIW-LD is holding a construction permit for channel 14 in the northern Davidson County area. As for the maps of W15ER and W29FR, via the links below, show, they have moved a little closer to Nashville. Here they are.
W15ER's new location
W29FR's new location
News about WDHC 6 Dickson and Information about the Owner
I also talked with Mr. Kenneth Forte, owner of WDHC channel 6, about WDHC. Mr. Forte owns local Dickson County radio stations WDKN 1260AM and 101.5 The One FM under his company name R&F Communications. He said the networks that will air on channel 6 would be the Family channel, the Action channel, Jewelry TV, and QVC. He said there may be more added. As I noted in an earlier post, they have finally applied for their permanent broadcasting spot. Now, the FCC has granted that application making it a construction permit. So, I asked him do you know when you will bring it on air. He said once all the equipment gets delivered and installed, it probably would be sometime late in July (this month). Their broadcast range can be seen by clicking here.
Well, I believe that is all the news I have for you right now. I will be updating some of this news in new posts as it breaks, because as you read up above, WRTN changing channels and WDHC coming on the air will happen this month. So, look for those to come. I want to wish everybody a happy and safe 4th of July. Like always, until more news breaks, that's all for now.