TV Technical Profile: WYLE


Channel:
20
Programming:
Shop-at-Home
Transmitter Location:
[map] Located near the Underwood Heights neighborhood of Colbert County, between Underwood Mountain Road and Little Egypt Road.  This may not be entirely correct; earlier listings from when the station was still on the air show it to have been broadcasting from a site slightly down the road on Waterloo Road, where WFIQ-DT and WQPR (FM) now reside.
Power (ERP):
48.9 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT):
913 feet
Antenna:
Omnidirectional
Other Information:
41 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
[FCC]
[Wikipedia]
History:
Before having the WYLE calls, the station was WTRT, an independent station that came on the air in April of 1986 under the ownership of Alabama Management, Inc. This has been an independent station for a long time but in February 2003 it flipped to Shop-at-Home network shopping.  It has been reported silent since February 7th, 2007 according to Wikipedia.
 
On March 12th 2009 the FCC issued a report stating that the station had stayed off the air for too long after an STA (special temporary authority) to go silent expired.  The station apparently came back on the air for one 24-hour period on February 3rd 2008, airing only a test pattern, then went back off the air.  This did not satisfy the FCC, who has now deleted the analog record and the digital construction permit.  The digital permit was never built out.