WLLA

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WLLA
WLLA Logo.png
Kalamazoo/Battle Creek/
Grand Rapids, Michigan
United States
City Kalamazoo, Michigan
Branding Family Television
Slogan West Michigan's Home for Family Television
Channels Digital: 45 (UHF)
(to move to 22 (UHF))
Virtual: 64 (PSIP)
Subchannels (see article)
Affiliations Religious Independent
Owner Christian Faith Broadcast, Inc.
First air date June 30, 1987; 30 years ago (1987-06-30)
Call letters' meaning We Love KaLAmazoo
Former channel number(s) Analog:
64 (UHF, 1987-2008)
Transmitter power 440 kW
275 kW (CP)
Height 330.8 m (1,085 ft)
Facility ID 11033
Transmitter coordinates 42°33′52″N 85°27′31″W / 42.56444°N 85.45861°W / 42.56444; -85.45861
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website www.wlla.tv

WLLA-DT, virtual channel 64 (UHF digital channel 45), is a religious independent television station serving Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States that is licensed to Kalamazoo. The station is owned by Christian Faith Broadcast, Inc., who also owns WGGN-TV in Sandusky, Ohio. The station's studios are located on East N Avenue in Kalamazoo, and its transmitter is located near Stewart Lake in Orangeville Township.

History

The station signed on the air on June 30, 1987. In 2007, the station entered a revenue sharing agreement with long distance telephone carrier Accxx Communications.[citation needed]

Digital television

Digital channels

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
64.1 480i 4:3 WLLA-DT Main WLLA programming
64.2 WLLA-D2 MeTV
64.3 WLLA-D3 Retro TV

The station began carrying programming from MeTV on digital subchannel 64.2 on July 4, 2013.[2]

Analog-to-digital conversion

WLLA shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 64, on November 1, 2008.[3] The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 45, using PSIP to display the WLLA's virtual channel as 64 on digital television receivers, which was among the high band UHF channels (52-69) that were removed from broadcasting use as a result of the transition.

References

  1. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WLLA
  2. ^ Me-TV Adds Seven New Affiliates, TVNewsCheck, April 5, 2013.
  3. ^ List of Digital Full-Power Stations

External links

  • Official website
  • Query the FCC's TV station database for WLLA
  • BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on WLLA-TV
  • WLLA TV Channel 64 Kalamazoo. Michigan's Radio and TV Broadcast Guide.


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