TV Technical Profile: WMAE


Channel:
12
Programming:
12.1 - MPB / PBS HD
12.2 - PBS Kids (soon)
12.3 - PBS Create
12.4 - MPB Think Radio
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] Between Booneville and Dumas in Mississippi, on County Road 600. Co-located with WMAE-FM.
Power (ERP):
31 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT):
732 feet
Antenna:
Omnidirectional
Other Information:
36 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
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History:
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.