WGCW-LD
Albany, Georgia
United States
ChannelsDigital: 36 (UHF)
Virtual: 36 (PSIP)
BrandingAlbany CW
SloganDare to Defy
Programming
Affiliations36.1: The CW Plus (2019–present)
36.2: Circle (O&O) (soon)
Ownership
OwnerGray Television
(Gray Television Licensee, LLC)
WALB, WCTV, WTOC-TV, WTVM
History
FoundedFebruary 22, 2011 (10 years ago) (2011-02-22)[1]
Former call signs
W36EG-D (2011–2018)
Call sign meaning
Georgia CW
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID184721
ClassLD
ERP15 kW
HAAT87.7 m (288 ft)
Transmitter coordinates31°36′46.7″N 84°11′18.4″W / 31.612972°N 84.188444°W / 31.612972; -84.188444
Translator(s)WALB-DT 10.4 (VHF) Albany, GA
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WGCW-LD, virtual and UHF digital channel 36, is a low-powered CW+-affiliated television station licensed to Albany, Georgia, United States. Owned by Gray Television, it is a sister station to dual NBC/ABC affiliate WALB (channel 10). The two stations share studios on Stuart Avenue in Albany, where WGCW-LD's transmitter is also located.

Even though WGCW-LD has a digital signal of its own, the low-power broadcast range only covers the immediate Albany area. Therefore, it can also be seen through a 16:9 widescreen standard definition simulcast on WALB's fourth digital subchannel in order to reach the entire market; this signal can be seen on VHF channel 10.6 (or virtual channel 10.4 via PSIP) from a transmitter east of Doerun, along the ColquittWorth county line.

History

WGCW-LD was founded on February 22, 2011 as a new low-power television station on UHF channel 36, W36EG-D. In 2019, the station became the market's CW affiliate, after owner Gray Television moved the network affiliation from the third digital subchannel of CBS affiliate WSWG (channel 44), licensed to Valdosta, which was sold by Gray to Marquee Broadcasting in order to purchase WALB from Raycom Media.

Digital channels

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[2]
36.1 720p 16:9 Main WGCW-LD programming / Albany's CW
36.2 480i Circle (soon)

Programming

As of July 31, 2019, WGCW carries the entire CW Plus national schedule in full pattern.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  2. ^ "Digital TV Market Listing for WGCW-LD". Trip Ericson. RabbitEars. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  3. ^ "Programming Schedule". Titan TV. WALB. Retrieved July 31, 2019.