WACS-TV

Infobox_Broadcast
call_letters = WACS-TV
(satellite of WGTV,
Athens/Atlanta, Georgia)

city =
station_
station_slogan = Bringing You the Best
station_branding = GPB
analog = 25 (UHF)
digital = 8 (VHF)
other_chs =
affiliations = PBS
network =
founded =
airdate = March 6, 1967
location = Dawson/Americus, Georgia
callsign_meaning = AmeriCuS
former_callsigns =
former_channel_numbers =
owner = Georgia Public Broadcasting
licensee = Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission
sister_stations =
former_affiliations = NET (1967-1970)
effective_radiated_power = 501 kW (analog)
6 kW (digital)
HAAT = 329 m (analog)
313 m (digital)
class =
facility_id = 23930
coordinates = coord|31|56|12.3|N|84|33|13|W|type:landmark_scale:2000
homepage = [http://www.gpb.org/ www.gpb.org]

WACS-TV channel 25, part of the GPB network, is Georgia's ninth public television station, and primarily serves the southern part of the Columbus market, including Dawson and Americus. WACS' transmitter is located north of Parrott, Georgia. The station's signal travels in about a 40-mile (64-km) radius from the transmitter site and also reaches parts of southeastern Alabama.

It also serves Albany, Georgia, though that city's GPB station of record is Pelham's WABW, channel 14.

Viewers in Columbus are well within the WACS coverage area, even though their GPB station of record is WJSP-TV, whose fringes just barely reach Columbus itself.

WACS, WJSP and WABW are all satellites of Athens/Atlanta's WGTV, the network's flagship station. They carry an identical broadcast schedule.

Tower destruction

In March 2007, the station's broadcast tower was destroyed by one of several tornadoes which struck the region during an outbreak on March 1. The same tornado, rated an EF3, went on to cause serious destruction in Americus. [http://www.walb.com/Global/story.asp?S=6169428] Cable TV viewers will continue to receive GPB directly from satellite, or over-the-air via neighboring GPB stations WJSP or WABW, while GPB works to replace the tower and the transmitter building it partly fell on.

History

WACS-TV channel 25 signed on the air on March 6, 1967. Its digital signal will be on channel 8 with roughly the same coverage.

External links

* [http://www.gpb.org/ GPB Website]
* [http://research.backchannelmedia.com/station/show/WACS WACS TV Lineup and Demographic Data]
*TVQ|WACS
*BIA|WACS|TV|TV


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