WBGR-LD

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WBGR-LD

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BangorDedham, Maine
United States
Branding WBGR
Slogan Maine's Family Superstation
Channels Analog: 33 (UHF)
Digital: 18 (UHF)
Virtual: 33 (PSIP)
Affiliations MeTV
Owner James McLeod
(Maine Family Broadcasting, Inc.)
First air date August 28, 1995 (22 years ago) (1995-08-28)
Call letters' meaning BanGoR
Former callsigns W33BD (1992-1995)
WBGR-LP (1995-2015)
Former affiliations The WB (1995–1998)
Liberty Channel
World Harvest
Ion Television (until April 2014)
Retro Television Network
(until April 2014)
Transmitter power 29.8 kW (analog)
1 kW (digital)
Height 196 m (643 ft) (analog)
68 m (223 ft) (digital)
Class Low-power
Facility ID 33959
Transmitter coordinates 44°44′16.2″N 68°42′4.1″W / 44.737833°N 68.701139°W / 44.737833; -68.701139 (analog)
44°52′44″N 68°52′55.7″W / 44.87889°N 68.882139°W / 44.87889; -68.882139 (digital)
Website wbgr.com

WBGR-LD is a low-power television station licensed to both Bangor and Dedham, Maine, United States. The station is affiliated with the MeTV network, and broadcasts on UHF channel 18 over the air (using virtual channel 33 via PSIP) and channel 12 on Charter Spectrum.

History

Former logo of the television station

WBGR first went on the air on August 28, 1995 as Bangor's WB affiliate to become the first commercial UHF station in the market and the first new commercial station locally built in over 30 years. That relationship ended in 1998 when The WB created a cable-only channel for its smaller markets (known as WBAN in Bangor); around the same time, the station added programming from the Pax (now Ion Television) network, which launched at that time. WBGR has also aired local programming from local churches, civic organizations and high school sports at various times during its history. The station also carried late afternoon college football games from CBS, as WABI-TV (channel 5) chose to preempt football in order to air a local 6 p.m. newscast. Daytime programming is filled with family-oriented programming as well as religious programming from several leading Bible teachers. In 2010, Liberty University's Flames Sports Network began airing live sporting events, as well as convocation services on a daily basis. In April 2014, WBGR-LP became an affiliate of MeTV.[1]

The station was issued its license for digital operation on March 12, 2015.

Programming

Weekday morning religious programs include Life Today with James Robison, Precepts for Life with Kay Arthur, Through the Bible with Les Feldrick, Liberty University Convocation, Enjoying Everyday Life with Joyce Meyer, and Believers' Voice of Victory with Kenneth Copeland. Afternoons feature classic programs such as Green Acres and Little House on the Prairie. Afternoon and evening programing features shows from the Retro Television Network, interrupted occasionally for live sporting events from Liberty University's Flames Sports Network. Prior to carrying RTN programming, WBGR carried Ion Television during the afternoon and evening hours.

References

  1. ^ "Me-TV Adds Affils In Anchorage, Bangor". TVNewsCheck. April 2, 2014. Retrieved April 2, 2014. 

External links

  • Query the FCC's TV station database for WBGR-LD
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