TV Technical Profile: WDFX


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Channel:
33
Programming:
34.1 - Fox
34.2 - Bounce TV
34.3 - Grit TV
34.4 - Court TV
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] West of Dothan, on the south side of Judge Logue Road, just east of where it intersects AL-103.
Power (ERP):
15 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT):
495 feet
Antenna:
Directional
Other Information:
41 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
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[Studio] Street View of studios on US-231 in Dothan.
Owned by Lockwood Broadcasting
History:
Came on the air in the summer of 1991 as WDAU-TV, with studios located in the El Palacio Plaza on Highway 231 in Ozark. Changed calls to WDFX and moved to Dothan in the mid-90's. Has been a Fox affiliate from day one.
 
This station elected to keep analog broadcasts on until the new June 12th deadline.  After the transition, the station received a permit to boost power to over 500 kW, but never built that facility.
 
In May 2011 it was announced that the station would be adding the black American-oriented Bounce TV network, due to be launched in the fall.  Some sources say the subchannel won't be launching on WDFX until 2012, but the network debuted 26 September 2011.  They added the male-oriented Grit TV subchannel network in the summer of 2014.

Raycom Media and Gray Television Inc. agreed to a merger in June 2016, for $3.6 billion.  The merger was approved in December 2018.  Due to Gray and Raycom having too many stations in the market, they were forced to divest this station; it was sold to Lockwood Broadcasting.  The station was slated to pick up the newly-relaunched Court TV in May 2019.