TV Technical Profile: WMAE
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- 12.1 - MPB / PBS
- 12.2 - PBS Kids
- 12.3 - PBS Create
12.4 - audio only: MPB Think Radio
12.5 - MPB Classroom TV
view] Between Booneville and Dumas in Mississippi, on County
Road 600. Co-located with WMAE-FM.
- Power (ERP):
- 31 kW
35 kW (CP)
STA: 30 kW
- Height Above
Average Terrain (HAAT):
- 732 feet
736 feet (CP)
STA: 732 feet
- 36 dBu protected
contour map, from the FCC.
AUX: 30 kW @ 582 feet.
Facebook for Mississippi Public Broadcasting, which covers both
radio and TV.
- Came on the air in
August of 1974, serving the northeastern part of Mississippi on VHF
analog channel 12.
In the 90s, the station broadcast with a directional antenna towards
Corinth and and New Albany. The station later went
non-directional. After the digital transition, the station
returned to RF channel 12.
On 12 December 2016
the MPB network of stations dropped the SD version of PBS and moved
the HD to the -.1 space, making room for PBS Kids, which was said to
debut sometime in the first quarter of 2017.
The station added "MPB Classroom TV" to the —.5 subchannel, most
likely in 2020.
In January 2022, the station began operating with a Special Temporary
Authority with lower power while work was done on the primary
antenna. In April 2022, the station filed a construction permit
for that work's facility, which includes a small bump in power and
overall antenna height. This move will also have them
permanently move to RF channel 9 as part of the repacking
process. On 13 April, the station filed for an auxiliary permit,
and then filed a license to cover for that backup facility just eight