TV Technical Profile: WNCF
- 32.1 - ABC
- 32.2 - CW //
Lowndes County Road 12, just west of Collerine Cutoff Road, west of
the community of Gordonville. Co-located with WAKA-DT.
- Power (ERP):
- 720 kW
- Height Above
Average Terrain (HAAT):
- 1,568 feet
- 41 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
View] WAKA/WNCF/WBMM studio and old tower site.
Owned by Channel 32 Montgomery, LLC (SagamoreHill Broadcasting)
- Began as WCCB.
On March 12, 1964 changed to WKAB; in 1989 the calls changed
to WHOA-TV for "Heart of Alabama". Has always been an ABC affiliate.
The calls were changed to WNCF in 1999. WNCF stands for "Where News
Comes First". Not to be confused with Montgomery's WMCF,
on channel 45. In early 2009 the station made The CW Network
available on digital subchannel 32.2.
station elected to discontinue analog broadcasts sometime before the
new June 12th deadline.
- In July
2011 it was announced that Bahackel Communications, owners of
WAKA-DT 8, were to extend an agreement with WNCF's owner
SagamoreHill regarding a local marketing agreement, or LMA.
WAKA produces news and sells ads for WNCF under the LMA. This
resulted in Bahakel acquiring WBMM Tuskegee outright, and
consolidating it into their Montgomery stable. As part of the
change, WNCF got a big power boost and had their transmitter
relocated to the WAKA-TV site. In early July 2017 the station
dropped the weather radio/radar combo from the —.3 subchannel.