TV Technical Profile: WJSP
- 28.1 - GPB /
- 28.2 - GPB /
- 28.3 - GPB
view] Northwest of the intersection of US-27 and GA-190, just
inside the F.D.R. state park. Co-located with WJSP-FM.
- Power (ERP):
- 177 kW
- Height Above
Average Terrain (HAAT):
- 1,457 feet
- 41 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
map, from the FCC. (OSM
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- WJSP (for James
S. Peters, member of the Georgia Board of Education)
signed on in August of 1964 as the state's 5th public
television station. The analog channel (28) was the original
home of WTVM, who moved to the more competitive VHF band in 1960.
WJSP-DT signed on in 2003. Along with the rest of the GPB
network, this station shut down analog operations on February 17th,
2009. On 17 July 2017 the station received a permit to
relocate to RF channel 5 from channel 23 as part of the FCC spectrum
repacking process. In addition to a much lower transmitter
power (from 177 to 1.45 kW) the station will also be dropping its
directional antenna pattern. An amendment filed in October
2017 brought the power back up, to 21.4 kW.