TV Technical Profile: WFIQ

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36.2 PBS Kids
36.3 Create
.4 - World Channel
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view | alt. view] [bird's 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
419 kW (CP)
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT):
681 feet
Other Information:
41 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.



Update Logic

[Picture] Snapshot of network ID for -.1 APT/PBS channel
[Picture] Snapshot of network ID for -.2 PBS World channel
[Picture] 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.

The station applied in August 2023 for a permit to change the antenna type, which will necessitate a slight change in power from 418.8 to 419 kW. The antenna polarization will also change from horizontal to elliptical.  That permit was granted in early September 2023.