TV Technical Profile: WMJN-LD


Channel:
29
Programming:
29.1 - Heartland
29.2 - Retro TV
29.3 - JUCE
29.4 - The Walk TV
29.5 - Total Living Network
29.6 - Local Community Christian Channel
Transmitter Location:
[map] [bird's eye] About a half-mile north of AL-67 in Brooksville, just to the east of Henderson Road.
Power (ERP):
7.75 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT):
568 feet
Antenna:
Directional
Other Information:
51 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
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Owned By:
Emmanuel Broadcasting Corp.
History:
Charlie Ezell received an initial construction permit for a low power television station in 1992, for channel 43, from a site southwest of Decatur in the Chapel Hill Estates area.  The station signed on in 1994 with an unknown format.  The calls became WMJN-LP in the fall of 1995.  Ownership was assigned to Alabama Cable Network, Inc. in 1997, and they held on to the license until it was assigned to First Cullman Broadcasting in the spring of 2000. Around this time, the station was carrying programming from the American Independent Network. The station fell silent in 2001 and remained mostly silent for a little over a year.  To keep the license active, the station had to seek a new transmitter site, and it put the station on from a site southwest of Trinity (on Jack Johnson Road) in 2002.  Two years later the station changed from channel 43 to 29 and was licensed to Priceville.  At this time, it was moved to the station's current transmitter location.  The station received permission to flash cut to digital in 2007, but did not complete the change until 2012.  First Cullman Broadcasting passed the station along to Global Outreach Ministries Network, Inc in 2008, however it appears the deal was never consummated and the station fell back to First Cullman and went silent for a period.  James and Carol Henderson took control of the station in 2010.  During their ownership, the station flash cut to digital on channel 29, but shortly thereafter the license lapsed and the FCC deleted the license.  It was reinstated officially in 2013 and the station got a big boost in power in 2015 after re-licensing to Somerville.  The transmitter did not move.  James Henderson is currently the station's manager according to their website.