WJPW-CD
Former satellite of WEPA-CD,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Weirton, West Virginia
United States
CityWeirton, West Virginia
ChannelsDigital: 18 (UHF)
Virtual: 59
Programming
AffiliationsDefunct
Ownership
OwnerOTA Broadcasting, LLC
(OTA Broadcasting (PIT), LLC)
History
FoundedApril 14, 1989
First air date
1998; 24 years ago (1998)
Last air date
October 25, 2017; 4 years ago (2017-10-25)
Former call signs
W57BH (1989–2005)
WJPW-CA (2005–2013)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
57 (UHF, 1989–2005)
18 (UHF, 2005-2009)
LWN (DT4)
Technical information
Facility ID68407
ClassCD
ERP0.744 kW
Transmitter coordinates40°21′59″N 80°35′22″W / 40.36639°N 80.58944°W / 40.36639; -80.58944
Links
WebsiteHome Page

WJPW-CD, virtual channel 59 (UHF digital channel 18), was a low-powered, Class A television station licensed to Weirton, West Virginia, United States. The station was owned by OTA Broadcasting and was a satellite of WEPA-CD.

History

WJPW-CD began operation as a station licensed to Steubenville, Ohio on channel 57 with the call sign W57BH. The station was founded and owned by Bruno-Goodworth Network, Inc. as a repeater for its independent Pittsburgh class A station WBGN-LP.

A move from channel 57 to channel 18 was required when NBC affiliate WTOV-TV (channel 9) was granted digital facilities on channel 57. Shortly after moving to channel 18, the WJPW-CA call-sign was granted and the station began repeating WVTX-CA (channel 28). On September 19, 2006, after WVTX-CA closed its studios in Wheeling, the station once again began to repeat WBGN-LP.

On January 7, 2013, the station changed to the WJPW-CD call sign. On August 26, 2013, WJPW-CD was sold along with Bruno-Goodworth Network, Inc.'s ten other class A stations for $7.25 million to OTA Broadcasting, LLC (a company controlled by Michael Dell's MSD Capital).[1]

On April 13, 2017, FCC announced that it had accepted OTA Broadcasting's bids totalling $73.9 million to sell the spectrum rights of five of OTA Broadcasting's stations in the Pittsburgh market in the spectrum incentive auction.[2] Although WJPW-CD was not among them, OTA Broadcasting ceased WJPW-CD's transmissions along with them on October 25, 2017[3] and surrendered its license to the FCC for cancellation on October 26, 2017.[4]

Digital channels

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[5]
59.1 480i 4:3 COZI TV Cozi TV
59.2 MOVIES! Movies!
59.3 RTV Retro TV

References

  1. ^ OTA deals for Pittsburgh-based Class A cluster
  2. ^ FCC Broadcast Television Spectrum Incentive Auction — Auction 1001 Winning Bids
  3. ^ "Suspension of Operations of a Digital Class A Station Application (WJPW-CD)". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission. October 24, 2017. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  4. ^ "Cancellation Application (WJPW-CD)". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission. October 26, 2017. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  5. ^ "RabbitEars.Info".