|Channels||Digital: 36 (UHF)|
Virtual: 36 (PSIP)
|Slogan||Dare to Defy|
|Affiliations||36.1: The CW Plus (2019–present)|
36.2: Circle (O&O) (soon)
|Owner||Gray Television |
(Gray Television Licensee, LLC)
|WALB, WCTV, WTOC-TV, WTVM|
|Founded||February 22, 2011|
Former call signs
Call sign meaning
|HAAT||87.7 m (288 ft)|
|Translator(s)||WALB-DT 10.4 (VHF) Albany, GA|
Public license information
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 Colquitt–Worth county line.
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.
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|36.1||720p||16:9||Main WGCW-LD programming / Albany's CW|
As of July 31, 2019, WGCW carries the entire CW Plus national schedule in full pattern.