TV Technical Profile: WRBL
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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 by
the owners of WRBL AM and FM, in the May 1953 as a channel 4
station. 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 affiliate — WRBL's CBS affiliation
dated back the the late 30's — though it had secondary affiliation
when the market had only two stations. This ended with channel 38
came on the air. The station added Retro Television Network to a
digital subchannel in the spring of 2008.
station elected to keep analog broadcasts on until the June 12th
Retro TV 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.