|Translator of WILX-TV, Onondaga, Michigan|
|Channels||Digital: 29 (UHF)|
|Owner||Gray Television |
(Gray Television Licensee, LLC)
|Founded||November 25, 1986|
First air date
|April 19, 1991|
Former call signs
Former channel number(s)
Call sign meaning
|HAAT||93.8 m (308 ft)|
WLNM-LD (channel 27) is a low-power television station in Lansing, Michigan, United States. It is a translator of Onondaga-licensed NBC affiliate WILX-TV (channel 10) which is owned by Gray Television. WLNM-LD's transmitter is located on River Street along the Red Cedar River southeast of Lansing; its parent station maintains studios on American Road (near I-96) in the city.
WLNM-LD first signed-on the air in 1991 as W69BJ on channel 69, as a translator of Saginaw-based WAQP (channel 49), a station owned by Tri-State Christian Television (TCT). The station relocated to channel 27 as W27CN in November 2003.
The station was an owned-and-operated transmitter of TCT, which also carried many programs from Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). In 2007, TCT discontinued carriage of TBN programming, instead relying on productions of its own programs and direct carriage of programs from other ministries.
In July 2009, the station's digital transmitter was put into service with a flash-cut, ending its analog service and adding a -D suffix to its callsign at that time. The station's callsign changed to the lettered WLNM-LD on February 8, 2016.
On February 14, 2020, TCT agreed to sell WLNM-LD to Gray Television for $175,000; the sale, which was completed on May 1, includes a lease agreement allowing TCT to continue carrying a subchannel on the station for five years after closing. WLNM-LD has since operated as a translator of WILX-TV, allowing homes with issues receiving WILX-TV's VHF signal or only a UHF antenna to receive WILX-TV in some form. Its TCT subchannel was also added to WILX's main signal, providing full-market coverage of the network over-the-air.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|27.1||1080i||16:9||WILX-DT||Simulcast of WILX-TV / NBC|
|27.2||480i||WILX-HI||Simulcast of WILX-DT2 / Heroes & Icons|
|27.3||CIRCLE||Simulcast of WILX-DT3 / Circle|
|27.4||ION||Simulcast of WILX-DT4 / Ion Television|
|27.5||4:3||WILX-AT||Simulcast of WILX-DT5 / Antenna TV|
|27.6||16:9||JUSTICE||Simulcast of WILX-DT6 / True Crime Network|
|27.7||4:3||TCT||Simulcast of WILX-DT7 / TCT|