TV Technical Profile: WFIQ
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- 36.1 APT/PBS HD
- 36.2 PBS Kids
- 36.3 Create
- World Channel
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eye] Due west of Littleville on Waterloo Road just east of the
intersection of Indian Hills Road, along the Colbert County line.
Co-located with WQPR-FM.
- Power (ERP):
- 418.8 kW
- Height Above
Average Terrain (HAAT):
- 681 feet
- 41 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
Snapshot of network ID for -.1 APT/PBS channel
Snapshot of network ID for -.2 PBS World channel
Snapshot of network ID for -.3 PBS Create channel
- Came on the air
August 16, 1967 as part of the Alabama Public Television network.
All the network's call letters end in IQ -- this one being "F" for
Florence. Along with the rest of the APT network, shut down
analog operations on February 17th, 2009. Due to
budget cuts, at the start of October, 2012, all APT stations dropped
iQ for PBS' World channel. Budget cuts also caused a
construction permit to boost power to over 600 kW to be scrapped,
and that permit expired in 2011. Starting in October 2015, the network began only
airing PBS World during the second half of the day due to concerns
over adult programming appearing during hours when children may be
watching. A planned update for late 2015 or early 2016 to the
switching equipment at the main studio will allow the station to cut
out individual shows and insert child-friendly programming.