WXAX-CD
Clearwater, Florida
United States
ChannelsDigital: 26 (UHF)
Virtual: 26 (PSIP)
BrandingAzteca Tampa 26
Programming
Subchannels(See below)
Affiliations(see below)
Ownership
OwnerHC2 Holdings
(HC2 Station Group, Inc.)
WTAM-LD
History
First air date
January 24, 1990; 31 years ago (1990-01-24)
Former call signs
W26AX (1990-1996)
WXAX-LP (1996-2015)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
26 (UHF, 1995-2015)
SUR
HTV
Urban America Television
Call sign meaning
W26AX (replaced 26 with X)
Technical information
Facility ID57538
ClassCD
ERP5.9 kW
HAAT404 m (1,325 ft)
Transmitter coordinates27°50′50.4″N 82°15′50″W / 27.847333°N 82.26389°W / 27.847333; -82.26389

WXAX-CD, virtual and UHF digital channel 26, is a low-powered, Class A Azteca América-owned-and-operated television station licensed to Clearwater, Florida, United States. The station has been on the air intermittently since January 24, 1990. The station was previously owned by Una Vez Mas Holdings. It was later owned by Northstar Media, which was purchased by HC2 Holdings in 2017.[1] It is licensed to HC2 Station Group LLC.[2]

Currently, only Verizon FiOS and Dish Network offer the channel to Tampa Bay-area subscribers; other systems, such as Spectrum and Xfinity, do not offer this channel.

History

Previously, WXAX-CD was home to SUR (another Spanish network), HTV (Latino music videos), and UATV (general entertainment).

The station was originally licensed and originated in St. Petersburg, then Clearwater, and, finally, Tampa. It is once again licensed in Clearwater, broadcasting from the Riverview antenna farm, directional towards Tampa. The general signal area covers most of Tampa and southwestern Hillsborough County, but barely reaches Pinellas County.

The construction permit was issued on July 3, 1990 under the callsign W26AX. It moved to WXAX-LP on July 22, 1996, and finally to the current WXAX-CD on June 3, 2015.[3]

Digital channels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[2]
26.1 720p 16:9 WXAX-CD Azteca America
26.2 480i 4:3 Infomercials
26.3
26.4 Shop LC
26.5 Infomercials
26.6 Cheddar

References