TV Technical Profile: WRBL
- 3.1 - CBS
- 3.2 - Memorable
3.3 - ion
view] North of where GA-26 heads into Fort Benning, just
north of Wilkinson Cemetery.
- Power (ERP):
- 1 MW
- Height Above
Average Terrain (HAAT):
- 1,663 feet
- 41 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
Street View of the station's studio on 13th Avenue in Columbus.
Owned by Nexstar
Media Group, Inc.
- Signed on in
the 50's as a channel 4 station, affiliated with WRBL AM and FM. At
the time, Columbus' only other TV station was WTVM, on UHF channel
28. A few years later, in a game of musical chairs with WTVY in
Dothan (then on channel 9), WRBL went from 4 to 3 and WTVY from 9 to
4. WTVM (the real beneficiary) went from 28 to 9. WRBL has always
been a CBS affiliaate, though it had secondary affiliation when the
market had only two stations. This ended with channel 38 came on the
air. The station is reported to be adding Retro Television Network
to a digital subchannel in the spring of 2008.
station elected to keep analog broadcasts on until the June 12th
- The RTV
feed was cut on 26 September 2011 and replaced with the new MeTV
network. The station later added the ION television network to
the -.3 subchannel.