WIVM-LD / WIVN-LD / WIVD-LD / WIVX-LD
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CityCanton, Ohio
Channels
BrandingWIVM-TV 39
WIVD-LD 26
WIVN-TV 29
WIVX-LD 13
Programming
AffiliationsSee below
Ownership
OwnerImage Video Teleproductions, Inc.
History
FoundedJuly 5, 1995
Former call signs
WIVM-LD:
W10CK (1995-2001)
WIVM-LP (2001-2011)
WIVN-LD:
W29CU (2001-2004)
WIVN-LP (2004-2011)
WIVD-LD:
W22DD (2006-January 2009)
W22DD-D (January-February 2009)
WIVX-LD:
W65AH (until 2008)
WIVX-LP (2008-2010)
W27DG-D:
W69AO (until 2010)
Former channel number(s)
WIVX-LP: 65 (UHF)
W27DG-D: 69 (UHF)
AMGTV
DT1:
America One (until 2009)
Retro TV (2009-2015)
DT2:
Tuff TV
(until 2015)
DT3:
PBJ (until 2015)
Comet (2015-2020)
Call sign meaning
Image Video Teleproductions, Inc. (owner)
Technical information
Facility IDWIVM-LD: 25704[1]
WIVN-LD: 131008[2]
WIVD-LD: 131159[3]
WIVX-LD: 50144[4]
W27DG-D: 50148[5]
ERPWIVM-LD: 4.5 kW[1]
WIVN-LD: 7.4 kW[2]
WIVD-LD: 15 kW[3]
WIVX-LD: 3 kW[4]
W27DG-D: 2 kW[5]
Transmitter coordinatesWIVM-LD: 40°53′53″N 81°19′06″W / 40.8981°N 81.3183°W / 40.8981; -81.3183Coordinates: 40°53′53″N 81°19′06″W / 40.8981°N 81.3183°W / 40.8981; -81.3183
WIVN-LD/WIVD-LD: 40°21′32″N 81°30′2″W / 40.35889°N 81.50056°W / 40.35889; -81.50056 (WIVN-LD)
WIVX-LD: 40°59′6.0″N 81°41′34.0″W / 40.985000°N 81.692778°W / 40.985000; -81.692778 (WIVX-LD)
W27DG-D: 40°35′16.50″N 81°29′15.80″W / 40.5879167°N 81.4877222°W / 40.5879167; -81.4877222 (W27DG-D)
Translator(s)WIVD-LD: 26 (UHF) Newcomerstown
WIVN-LD: 5 (VHF) Newcomerstown
WIVX-LD: 13 (VHF) Akron
W27DG-D 27 (UHF) Millersburg, Ohio
Links
Websitewww.wivmtv.com

WIVM-LD, virtual channel 39 (UHF digital channel 34), is a low-powered television station licensed to Canton, Ohio, United States. WIVN-LD (virtual channel 29 and VHF digital channel 5) and WIVD-LD (virtual and UHF digital channel 26) in Newcomerstown, and WIVX-LD (virtual and VHF digital channel 13) in Akron are translators of WIVM-LD.

The stations are owned by Image Video Teleproductions, and simulcast all programming on all channels.

WIVM-LD is carried by Spectrum Cable on channel 989 in Stark County and on Massillon Cable, channel 21 and 128. WIVN-LD is carried by Spectrum Cable on channel 15 & channel 989 in Tuscarawas, Holmes & Carroll Counties. In the Newcomerstown area, WIVN-LD is now channel 96 on Spectrum Cable.

History

WIVX-LD signed on October 6, 2008. The station was licensed to Loudonville, Ohio, and can be seen now in Akron on digital VHF channel 13. WIVX-LD, originally W65AH, was purchased from Ohio University, and simulcasts WIVM programming. Image Video purchased another Ohio University station, W69AO (channel 69 in Millersburg, Ohio), at the same time.[6][7]

Prior to joining Retro TV in May 2009, they aired America One programming. All five stations are locally owned and operated. Every weekday morning, the stations carry a television simulcast of the morning drive radio show of Canton station WHBC/1480.

Digital channels

The stations' digital signals are multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming
xx.1 720p 16×9 WIVM-TV Main WIVM-LD programming
xx.2 480i This TV This TV
xx.3 theGrio theGrio
xx.4 NEWSNET NewsNet
xx.5 retro tv Retro TV
xx.6 Heartland Heartland
xx.7 ACE TV Ace TV

WIVX-LD digital channel 13 is now transmitting in Akron. WIVM converted to digital channel 39 in Canton/Akron in 2011 and to RF channel 34 (virtual channel 39) in 2020. WIVN-LD 29 flash cut to digital broadcasting on December 21, 2010 on channel 29, and was licensed to VHF digital channel 5 effective June 28, 2021. WIVD moved from digital channel 22 to RF channel 26 (virtual channel 26) in 2019. W69AO has converted to digital on channel 27, as W27DG-D.

References

  1. ^ a b "WIVM-LD CANTON, OH". www.rabbitears.info.
  2. ^ a b "WIVN-LD NEWCOMERSTOWN, OH". www.rabbitears.info.
  3. ^ a b "WIVD-LD NEWCOMERSTOWN, OH". www.rabbitears.info.
  4. ^ a b "WIVX-LD Akron, OH". www.rabbitears.info.
  5. ^ a b "W27DG-D MILLERSBURG, OH". www.rabbitears.info.
  6. ^ http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/getattachment_exh.cgi?exhibit_id=652585
  7. ^ http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/114536-Deals.php