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Translator of WILX-TV, Onondaga, Michigan
Brandingsee WILX-TV
FoundedNovember 25, 1986 (1986-11-25)
First air date
April 19, 1991 (33 years ago) (1991-04-19)
Former call signs
  • W69BJ (1991–2003)
  • W27CN (2003–2009)
  • W27CN-D (2009–2016)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 69 (UHF, 1991–2003)
  • 27 (UHF, 2003–2009)
  • Digital:
  • 27 (UHF, 2009–2020)
  • Virtual:
  • 27 (2009–2022)
  • As translator of WAQP:
  • TBN/TCT (1991–2007)
  • TCT only (2007–2020)
Call sign meaning
Lansing, Michigan
Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
Facility ID67779
ERP15 kW
HAAT93.8 m (307.7 ft)
Transmitter coordinates42°43′25″N 84°32′51.7″W / 42.72361°N 84.547694°W / 42.72361; -84.547694
Public license information

WLNM-LD (channel 29) 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;[2] the sale, which was completed on May 1,[3] includes a lease agreement allowing TCT to continue carrying a subchannel on the station for five years after closing.[4] 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.


The station's signal is multiplexed:

Subchannels of WLNM-LD[5]
Channel Res. Aspect Short name Programming
29.1 1080i 16:9 WILX-DT NBC (WILX-TV)
29.2 480i MeTV MeTV (WILX-DT2)
29.3 startTV Start TV
29.4 Story Story Television
29.5 MOVIES! Movies!
29.6 Catchy Catchy Comedy
29.7 TCT TCT
  Simulcast of subchannels of another station


  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for WLNM-LD". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ "Application for Transfer of Control of a Corporate Licensee or Permittee, or for Assignment of License or Permit of TV or FM Translator Station or Low-Power Television Station". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. February 14, 2020. Retrieved February 21, 2020.
  3. ^ Consummation Notice, CDBS Public Access, Federal Communications Commission, 5 May 2020, Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  4. ^ Digital Sub-Channel Lease Agreement
  5. ^ "RabbitEars TV Query for WLNM". Rabbit Retrieved June 30, 2020.