TV Technical Profile: WBXA-CD
- 24.1 - BIZ TV
24.2 - SonLife TV
24.3 - OnTV4U
eye] On the American Tower "pickle fork" tower at the WTTO-TV
site atop Red Mountain, along with countless other TV and radio
- Power (ERP):
- 1.2 kW
15 kW (CP)
- Height Above
Average Terrain (HAAT):
- 380 feet
- 62 dBu protected
contour map, from the FCC.
dBu protected contour map, from the FCC. (FCCdata
mDTV: Active since 2011?
Owned by L4 Media Group, LLC
- This station dates back
to the fall of 1988 as W02BV, an analog low power station broadcasting
Box music video channel. It broadcast from atop the office
building on the west side of Goodwin Crest Drive, atop Red
Mountain. In this Bing
Bird's Eye view, the old antenna and tower atop the building are
still visible (September, 2015.) The Box music video channel at
one time featured programming dictated by viewers, who could call a
pay-telephone number and put in a request for a song. In 1999,
MTV Networks purchased The Box. The Box network was shut down in
2011 and remaining stations were fed MTV|2 programming.
Interestingly, right before being shut down, this station's calls
changed to WBXA-CA. In May 2015 the station converted to digital
broadcasting and the calls changed to WBXA-CD. After the switch
to digital, it's been reported that the station is carrying the
business-oriented BIZ.TV network, duplicated on three subchannels. It
appears that at some point later 24.2 became SonLife TV (SBN) while
the 24.3 feed disappeared completely. The -.3 subchannel did
finally reappear in November 2017, with an all-infomecials type
network called OnTV4U.
The station received a construction permit to increase power to 15 kW
from 1.2 kW in February 2018.