Nashville DTV News

Repack Update - WHTN

- Posted August 21st, 2019 at 5:36pm
I have another repack update for you. This time it involves WHTN channel 39. The station, right now, broadcasts on channel 38 at 1000kw on a tower that is located on the west side of I-840 near the Wilson/Rutherford County line in Wilson County. It has a construction permit to change channels from 38 to 16 at the same location and same height, but to go from 1000kw to 900kw. They was going to change channels on Oct. 18th. They still are, but they will be switching to a temporary antenna at a much lower height and at just 24kw. Yes, just 24kw. The reason is because the tower crew that is going to install the new permanent installation is being delayed with other projects that WHTN has to apply for an extension on their permit for an additional six months. Once they do the work during those six months, they can power up the permanent installation at any time. They don't have wait until April 18th (exactly six months from their permit expiration date) for that to happen, but until then, they will only be operating at 24kw. Until more news breaks, that is all for now.


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