TV Technical Profile: WTMU-LD

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Channel:
29

Programming:
5.1 Telemundo
5.2 NBC // WSFA-DT Montgomery, AL
5.3 SonLife

5.4 The 365
5.5 Outlaw TV
5.6 HSN

Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] South of Mt. Meigs Road near the intersection of Cory Street in Montgomery. Behind Allcom Wireless and Horton Wholesale.

Power (ERP):
15 kW

Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT):
244 feet AGL (above ground level)

Antenna:
Directional

Other Information:
41 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.

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// WBXM-CD Montgomery

Owned By:
Gray Television
History:
An original application was filed for a new low power digital TV station on RF channel 25, by King Forward, Inc., in November 2011. Before being approved, updates to the application were filed in 2015 and 2020, culminating in a grant in June 2020 for 1,000 watts of power from a site off Troy Highway, a few miles southeast of Montgomery.  That facility was assigned the W29FP-D call sign.

Before that facility could be built, however, the license was transferred to Gray Television.  They were granted a permit to modify the license for operation from the site of their WBXM-CD off Mt. Meigs Road in Montgomery.  WBXM-CD would move to the WBIH-DT tower near Selma for increased coverage while this station, now known as WTMU-LD, would file a license to cover at the end of March, 2023.  It has been reported to be simulcasting WBXM-CD's programming and also mapping the channels to the same 5. PSIP assignments as WBXM-CD.  It was later discovered that the stations were transmitting the same PSIP but with different subchannel numbers.

At the start of August 2023 the station was granted a permit to raise power to 15 kW.  A license to cover for that change was filed just two days later, on 3 August 2023.

As of January 2024, The 365 and Outlaw TV, two new Gray-backed digitnets, were added to the lineup, displacing Heartland and ShopLC.