TV Technical Profile: WTZT-LD

[ Home | Statewide: AM | FM | LPFM | Translators | TV | LPTV | LDTV ]
[ Metros: Birmingham | Mobile | Montgomery | Huntsville | Columbus, GA | Dothan | Tuscaloosa | The Shoals ]

11.1 - Cozi TV
Transmitter Location:
[map] [bird's eye] East of Wall Triana Highway, north of Nick Davis Road, just south of Harvest.  Co-located with radio station WZYP.
Power (ERP):
1.11 kW
2 kW (CP)
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT):
942 feet
961 feet (CP)
Other Information:

[Studio] Google Street View image of the station's studio in the East Pointe Plaza building on US-72 East in Athens.

Owned by Teknotic Media Holdings, Inc. (as WTZT Television, Inc.)
This station dates back the fall of 1988, when a construction permit was issued to Athens Broadcasting Company, Inc., for a new low power station on channel 28, with the W28AP call sign.  After multiple extensions and modifications, the station finally signed on in the summer of 1994.  A year later, the calls changed to WTZT-LP. 

In 1999, the station moved to VHF channel 11. 

In July 2002, the license was transferred from Athens Broadcasting to WTZT-LP Television Station, LLC and a few months later it was transferred again, this time to Jamie Cooper Television, Inc.  In August of 2005, the station upgraded to class A status, taking on the -CA suffix to the call sign. The station flash cut to digital in the late spring of 2011. 

By September 2015, the station sought to relocate its transmitter site to Monte Santo Mountain.  For more information on Jamie Cooper, a long-time fixture of Huntsville television, see the Wikipedia article.   

The desired move to Monte Santo was finally granted a construction permit by the FCC in January 2018.  After the conversion to digital broadcasting, the station at one point had several subchannels, airing networks including PBJ and ZUUS Country.  Those eventually went away, leaving just Cozi TV as the only network carried by the station.

In April 2020 the station license was transferred from Cooper to Teknotic Media Holdings, Inc.

The station was fined $3,000 by the FCC in September 2021 for failure to file quarterly programs/issues documents in a timely fashion.

The station's permit to move to Monte Santo Mountain expired unbuilt in January 2021.

At the start of September 2023 the station was granted a permit to change from a Bogner B4VO antenna to a Jampro JSL-4/11-SHO-V model, along with an increase from 1.1 to 2 kW. The change in antenna will also result in a slight height increase for the antenna.