TV Technical Profile: WGIQ
- 43.1 APT/PBS HD
- 43.2 PBS Kids
- 43.3 Create
- World Channel
Louisville, "also serving Texasville". On the
appropriately-named TV Tower Road, just west of the intersection of
CR-53 and AL-151, southeast of Louisville.
- Power (ERP):
- 925 kW
- Height Above
Average Terrain (HAAT):
- 860 feet
- 41 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
map, from the FCC. (OSM
STA: 870 kW @ 743 feet
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
- This station
came on the air on September 9, 1968 as part of the Alabama Public
Television network. All the network's call letters end in IQ -- this
one being "G", I have no idea the meaning other than to complete the
alphabet from WAIQ to WIIQ.
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
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.
In August 2017 the station received a permit to relocate from RF
channel 44 to 30 as part of the FCC repacking process. The
station sought a Special Temporary Authority to operate on RF
channel 44 from a side-mounted antenna while work begins to replace
the main antenna for the change to channel 30. It was granted
in late September 2018.