TV Technical Profile: WSRE


Channel:
31
24 (CP)
Programming:
23.1 - PBS HD
23.2 - PBS World
23.3 - The Florida Knowledge Network / PBS Create
23.4 - PBS Kids
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view 1 | view 2] South of Patterson Road, near the intersection with Ernest Patterson Road, south of I-10 in Baldwin County.  Co-located with WPMI-DT, WDPM-DT and WMPV-DT; FM stations WXBM, WRGV and WTKX.
Power (ERP):
1 MW
859 kW
(CP)
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT):
1,801 feet
1,810 feet
(CP)
Antenna:
Directional
Other Information:
41 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
41 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC. (OSM Link) (CP)
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[Studio] Street View imagery of the station's studio space on the campus of the Pensacola State College in Pensacola.
History:
WSRE (Santa Rosa-Escambia) is the PBS outlet for the Pensacola/Ft. Walton Beach area, owned by Pensacola Junior College. Came on the air with minimal power and a short tower. The power increased in the late 80's, but a lack of tower height restricted analog coverage. The digital channel, on the other hand, represents a departure from the station's "hometown coverage". The digital channel is broadcasting from a tall tower in Baldwin County and is covering a good bit of south Alabama, giving APT a run for their money.  Although the PBS programming is largely the same as Alabama Public Television's, the station had catered to the Hispanic community for a long time with the non-profit Spanish language v-Me channel on the -.4 subchannel; that programming was replaced with PBS Kids in early March.

In August 2017 the station received a permit from the FCC to relocate from RF channel 31 to 24 as part of the FCC repacking process.