TV Technical Profile: WXXV
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- 25.1 - Fox
- 25.2 - NBC
25.3 - CW+
view] East of US-49 in Stone County, near the intersection of
Wire Road and City Bridge Road.
view] On US-49 in the Lyman community north of I-10, behind
the WXXV studios. (STA)
- Power (ERP):
- 300 kW
13 kW (STA)
- Height Above
Average Terrain (HAAT):
- 1,496 feet
143 feet (STA)
- 41 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
map, from the FCC. (OSM
View] WXXV studios on US-49 in Lyman.
- WXXV (XXV being
25 in Roman numerals) came on the early 80's without network
affiliation. Because this market is sandwiched between Mobile and
New Orleans, it was unable to CBS or NBC affiliation. ABC was
already only local VHF channel 13. The station was a financial
failure and got taken over by the bank. By the time it was resold,
it had salvation in the then-new Fox network. Today it is a viable
Fox affiliate. At one time it also carried some UPN programming,
until that network went under.
tower site and directional antenna pattern are strategically
designed to enable the station to cover all cities along the coast
and Hattiesburg as well.
- In July
2009 it was announced that this station would be picking up the
ESPN-created "SEC Network" for collegiate sporting events. In
March 2012 the station announced it would be picking up NBC on a
subchannel, which debuted in June 2012. That programming
replaced My Network TV on 25.2 and airs in 720p HD. The
station announced in May 2013 that it would be producing newscasts
in the fall of that year.
- As part of the FCC
spectrum repacking processing, this station received a permit in
mid-July to relocate from RF channel 48 to 25, with no other real
technical changes aside from a drop in power. In March 2019, the
station received a Special Temporary Authority to move off their main
tower, to the old Studio-to-Transmitter tower that originally held
their first DTV antenna in 2002. From that tower in Lyman, they
are authorized 13 kW while antenna upgrades and tower work is
performed on the taller tower north of the city.