TV Technical Profile: WOIL-CD
- 47.1 - Local, YouToo
America, Cornerstone TV, Jacksonville State TV programming
West of Talladega on a mountain just north of County Road 58.
- Power (ERP):
- 3 kW
8 kW (CP)
- Height Above
Average Terrain (HAAT):
- 1,122 feet
- 51 dBu protected
contour map, from the FCC.
contour map, from the FCC. (FCCdata.org
Street View imagery of the station's Sylacauga studio/offices.
- Owned By:
- Joesph V. Early (Alabama
Heritage Communications, LLC)
- This station dates back
to an original construction permit for a low power analog TV station,
first granted in 1993. The station did not come on the air until
July 1995, most likely as a repeater for Birmingham's NBC affiliate,
WVTM. It was put on the air by Vincent Earley with the W47BS call
sign. Over the years, the station went through numerous
ownership changes, coming under the current ownership in July
2009. The call sign changed to WOIL-LP in the year 1999 while
under the ownership of Church of the Rock, Inc., who programmed both
local religious shows as well as from the Praise network. As far
back as 2011, the station had planned on cutting to a digital
transmission on channel 47, but due to delays, it did not occur until
June of 2015, when the call sign became WOIL-CD.
The station received a permit at the end of July 2017 to move to RF
channel 23 from channel 47 as part of the FCC spectrum repacking