TV Technical Profile: WTZT-LD

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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.
[map] [street view] On the WAAY-TV tower on Monte Santo Mountain. (CP)
Power (ERP):
1.11 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT):
942 feet
1,568 feet (CP)
Other Information:
48 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
48 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC. (CP)
[Studio] Google Street View image of the station's studio in the East Pointe Plaza building on US-72 East in Athens.
Owned by Jamie R. Copper
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 Coover 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.  As of September 2015, the station is seeking 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.