WDBJ ROANOKE, VA

Display
Channel
Physical
Channel
VideoAudioCall Sign       Network/Programming   NicknameNotes
07-1 30.31080iDD5.1 SAP Audio IconWDBJCBS "WDBJ-7" 
07-230.5480i (w)DD2.0 HEROESHeroes & Icons  
07-430.6480i (w)DD2.0 Circle  (Soon) 
24-1 30.4720pDD2.0 WZBJMyN "WZBJ-24" 

Technical Data

FAC-ID: 71329 
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DTV-STA:
Granted
Channel 30 Longley-Rice coverage map available. ROANOKE, VA
0000079026 (25076ff36c24ffca016c2a62f7c306de) - App - (Exp. 09/06/2019)
1911' 100 kW DA (H) Directional Pattern
57.7 mile contour / 10470.5 sq. mi. area / Est. Pop. 1,071,093
51' AGL; 3811' AMSL; (1024379)
1° Elec Beam Tilt; Full Service Filter
[H-Pat] RF Systems SBB-8C170
NAD83: N 37° 11' 42", W 80° 9' 22" (37.195, -80.156111) Poor Mountain (VA)
DTV-CP:
Granted
Channel 30 Longley-Rice coverage map available. ROANOKE, VA
0000029919 (25076f915e542abf015e7c6bcc75349d) - App - (Exp. 01/06/2020)
1980' 1000 kW ND (E) (Vertical ERP: 176.5 kW)
75.1 mile contour / 17701 sq. mi. area / Est. Pop. 1,607,994
118' AGL; 3879' AMSL
1° Elec Beam Tilt; Full Service Filter
Dielectric TFU-29JTH/VP-R O4
NAD83: N 37° 11' 42.7", W 80° 9' 22.1" (37.195194, -80.156139) Poor Mountain (VA)
  TSID: 3071 (0x0BFF)

  TSReader Data: HTML Export (05/19/2016)   
  Bitrate Allocation: Variable

Digital
Channel
Display
Channel
Call SignSrc
ID
PMT
PID
VideoDimensionsAspect
Ratio
Video
PID
Video
(Mbps)
PCR
PID
Audio
Type
Audio
PID
Audio
Bitrate
30.307-1WDBJ10x00301080i1920x108016:90x00315 ‑ 12.20x0031DD5.10x0034384kbps
30.424-1WZBJ30x0040720p1280x72016:90x00412.75 ‑ 10.90x0041DD2.00x0044192kbps
30.507-2HEROES20x0050480i704x48016:90x00510.65 ‑ 3.050x0051DD2.00x0054192kbps
30.607-460x0060480i16:90x00610Mbps0x0061DD2.00x0064192kbps

Ownership, Repack, Historical, and Translator Data

OperatorGray Television
LicenseeGRAY TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC
Analog Sign-on: October 3, 1955 (7)
Digital Sign-on: April 30, 2002 (18)
Repack: 
Form 387 0000081533
Form 399 0000028727
DTV Transition: 
Certification Analog channel 7. Digital channel 18.
Elected Round 1  : Elected channel 18. (Approved)
Final Channel Channel 18.
Last Analog: 
Channel 7  :  2001' 316 kW DA
Call Sign History:
  WDBJ    
09/14/1978  WDBJ-TV    
11/01/1983  WDBJ    
  WDBJ    
  WDBJ    
  WDBJ    
<b>Expanded History:</b><br /> Television on channel 7 begins in 1950, when Times World and the Polan Bros. of Huntington both applied for channel 7. Soon, the Polan Bros. instead filed a competing application for channel 10. The first station in the Roanoke valley, WROV-TV, went dark after only three months. Radio Roanoke (owner of WROV-AM 1240 and WROV-FM 103.7) filed a competing application for channel 7. Eventually, it was resolved with an agreement that Times World (owner of WDBJ-AM 960 and WDBJ-FM 94.9) would buy the UHF equipment of the now-dark WROV-TV, and in exchange Radio Roanoke would withdraw their application. <br /> <b>10/03/1955:</b> WDBJ-7 signed on from Mill Mountain with studios in the Mountain Trust Bank Building. <br /> <b>--/--/1957:</b> WDBJ-7 moved to a transmitter on Poor Mountain. <br /> <b>--/--/1969:</b> WDBJ-7 was purchased by Schurz Communications. <br /> <b>04/20/2002:</b> WDBJ-7 moved to studios in its new "Digital Broadcast Center" on Hershberger Road. <br /> <b>04/30/2002:</b> WDBJ-DT signed on with a full-powered signal. <br /> <b>--/--/2004:</b> WDBJ became the first in the market to invest in high-definition recording equipment. This allowed them to air a selection of movies from Paramount in high-definition. <br /> <b>09/05/2006:</b> WDBJ-DT 7-2 "Seven Too" joined My Network TV. <br /> <b>09/11/2006:</b> WDBJ-DT began carrying <em>Wheel of Fortune</em> and <em>Jeopardy</em> in HD, the first HD syndicated programming in the market. <br /> <b>12/19/2006:</b> WDBJ-DT 7-3 "Hometown Weather Channel" was discontinued.<br /> <b>04/22/2008, 5:00PM:</b> WDBJ began HD newscasts.<br />
Translators:
Call Sign    Ch  LocationTSReader Data
W04AG-D4GARDEN CITY, ETC., VA  HTML Export (11/25/2012)   
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