TV Technical Profile: WDHN


Channel:
21
Programming:
18.1 - ABC
18.2 - Escape
18.3 - Laff
18.4 - Cozi TV
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] Located behind the studios on Columbia Highway (AL-52) east of Dothan and west of Webb.  You can't miss it or the slightly retro signage out front.
Power (ERP):
1 MW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT):
625 feet
Antenna:
Omni
Other Information:
41 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
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Nexstar Broadcasting Group
History:
Signed on in 1970 as an ABC affiliate. Still broadcasts from the original short tower behind the studios on Columbia Highway. This station elected to discontinue analog broadcasts on April 16th 2009.  By FCC records, in March 2010 they began broadcasting from their full licensed facilities after a long period of running lower power on a Special Temporary Authority (STA).  For a long time, the station only carried ABC programming, but they added Laff and Escape to the lineup late in the summer of 2016.

The station added Cozi TV to the -.4 subchannel in August 2018.

The station was taken off the air by Hurricane Michael, which hit the area on 10 October 2018.  It returned to the air on 17 October 2018.