TV Technical Profile: WTVM
- 9.1 - ABC
- 9.2 - Bounce TV
9.3 - Grit TV
view] Near the intersection of GA-26 and US-280.
- Power (ERP):
- 30.99 kW E
- Height Above
Average Terrain (HAAT):
- 1,818 feet
- 36 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
Street View imagery of the Wynnton Road studios in Columbus.
- WTVM signed on
in the 50's as a UHF station on channel 28. The station was owned by
Martin Theaters (hence the calls, TeleVision Martin). It moved to
channel 9 in a swap with WTVY in Dothan, which went from channel 9
to 4. The station had dual network affiliation until the market got
a third commercial outlet (channel 38). When WTVM abandoned channel
28, that slot was reassigned for non-commercial use and is now home
to the area's Georgia Public TV outlet. WTVM originally was
going to move their digital assignment from UHF back to VHF channel
9, but as of March 2009 it appears they are opting instead for RF
- This station
elected to keep analog broadcasts on until the new June 12th
June 2009 the station moved from an allotment at RF channel 47 to
VHF channel 11.
- In May 2011,
WTVM's parent company Raycom announced that the station would be
picking up the new Bounce TV network that targets a black American
audience, when it launches in the fall. It's unclear if this
will replace the AccuWeather subchannel or supplement it. The
channel debuted 26 September 2011 on 9.2, replacing the AccuWeather
feed. In the summer of 2014 the station added Grit TV, a
male-oriented subchannel network.