TV Technical Profile: WBIH


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Channel:
34 (CP)
Programming:
29.1 - The Walk TV
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] In the middle of absolutely nowhere.  North of AL-14 several miles along and north of CR-1, west of the Bonita community in Autauga County.
Power (ERP):
1 MW (CP)
461 kW (STA)
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT):
1,339 feet (STA)
1,324 feet
(CP)
Antenna:
Directional (STA)
Other Information:
41 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC. (OSM Link) (CP)
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[Street View] A view of the nondescript studio space in Prattville.
Owned by Flinn Broadcasting
History:
Operated by Flinn Broadcasting out of Memphis, this station began by airing mostly infomercials.  It came on the air in May 2002 as an analog station, but later flash cut to digital on the existing channel.  For the early life of the station, it ran mostly infomercials, despite being listed as an affiliate of the America One network.  In January 2011 the station picked up the Legacy TV network, which features religious programming.  They have, however, chosen to retain some secular programming and infomercials.  In March 2013 the station added Blab TV programming during the early evening hours.  Blab TV originates from the Florida panhandle and is infomercials targeting the Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach and Mobile markets, but the version this station is presenting is targeted towards the Montgomery area and has its own website and Facebook pages.  Whether it will last is anyone's guess, as the station has announced plans to affiliate with the upcoming Soul of the South network, an African-American targeted entertainment and news channel slated to launch in July of 2013.

As part of the FCC repacking process, this station received a permit to relocate from RF channel 29 to 35 in late July 2017.  In August 2019 the station began operating under a Special Temporary Authority with 461 kW on RF channel 29 as part of the repacking process.  It later moved to the post-repack channel of 34, still on lower power.