WDPM-DT
CityMobile, Alabama
Channels
Programming
Affiliations18.1: Daystar
18.2: Daystar Español
Ownership
Owner
History
First air date
February 2009 (13 years ago) (2009-02)
Former channel number(s)
Digital:
4 (PSIP, 2009–2010)
Call sign meaning
Daystar Pensacola Mobile
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID83740
ERP390 kW
HAAT533.6 m (1,751 ft)
Transmitter coordinates30°36′41″N 87°36′26.4″W / 30.61139°N 87.607333°W / 30.61139; -87.607333
Links
Public license information
Websitewww.daystar.com

WDPM-DT (channel 18) is a religious television station licensed to Mobile, Alabama, United States, serving southwest Alabama and northwest Florida as an owned-and-operated station of the Daystar Television Network. The station's transmitter is located near Robertsdale, Alabama.

History

The station signed on after the analog signal of PBS member station WSRE (channel 23) signed off for the last time on February 17, 2009.

Since the "channel 23.1" series of virtual channel designations already identifies the existing PBS station's digital subchannels, this numbering sequence would not be available to the new station. According to the ATSC standard, WDPM-DT's channel numbers would therefore need to be displayed (using PSIP) using numbering based on WSRE's digital channel number, 31.[1] From sign-on until February 2010, the station displayed as Channel 4.1, which is considered a violation of these standards.

Subchannels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[2]
18.1 1080i 16:9 WDPM-DT Main WDPM-DT programming / Daystar
18.2 480i WDPM-ES Daystar Español

References

  1. ^ ATSC standard A/65C Archived 2008-12-15 at the Wayback Machine, Annex 'B', Advanced Television Systems Committee, May 2006.
  2. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WDPM