TV Technical Profile: WBMM
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- 22.1 - CW
- 22.2 - Start TV
view] West of the McGowan community in southern Bullock
County, near where CR-37 and Old Pike Road meet.
- Power (ERP):
- 65 kW
12.2 kW (STA)
52 kW (CP)
- Height Above
Average Terrain (HAAT):
- 1,119 feet
1,053 feet (STA)
1,106 feet (CP)
- 41 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
map, from the FCC. (OSM
View] WAKA/WNCF/WBMM studio and old tower site.
- This station
came on the air in November 2002 as a Montgomery market station
featuring the PAX network programming. After the demise of the PAX
network the channel is carrying the Daystar religious network. The
CW network debuted on this channel during September of 2006.
In 2009, the station began relaying Montgomery's ABC affiliate WNCF
on a subchannel, mirroring them running WBMM's CW on their
station elected to discontinue analog broadcasts sometime before the
new June 12th deadline.
- In July
2011 it was reported that Bahakel Communications, owners of WAKA-DT
8, Montgomery's CBS affiliate, were to buy out WBMM from
SagamoreHill. As part of the acquisition, SagamoreHill's
remaining TV property, WNCF, will extend its local marketing
agreement (LMA) with Bahakel, and WBMM and WAKA will move to the
Harrison Road HD facilities of WNCF. The ownership change was
pass through the FCC in September 2011. The HD facility and
upgraded facilities for WNCF are to come online in September
2012. WBMM and WNCF will each pick up a new third subchannel
and WBMM's CW feed will go HD. In September 2013 it was
announced that TNN would be airing on 22.2, replacing the ABC
the start of August 2017, the station received a permit to relocate
from RF channel 22 to 18 as part of the FCC repacking process.
It was announced that the station would be picking up the Start TV
network on its launch in early September 2018, replacing
Heartland. It finally debuted in early October 2018.
The station was granted a Special Temporary Authority to operate at
lower power from a different antenna while a new main antenna is
installed for the TV repacking process. This began in March
2019. The station transitioned to its post-repack RF channel
18 on 6 September 2019.