TV Technical Profile: WIIQ


Channel:
19
Programming:
41.1 - APT, PBS
41.2 - PBS Kids
41.3 - Create
41.4 - World Channel
Transmitter Location:
[map] Between Demopolis and Linden, on AL-28 near the intersection with War Eagle Road.
Power (ERP):
1 MW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT):
1,067 feet
Antenna:
Directional
Other Information:
41 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
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[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
History:
Came on the air on September 13, 1971 as part of the Alabama Public Television network. All the network's call letters end in IQ -- this one being "I" is just part of the alphabet with no meaning I know of.
 
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.  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.