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Wskg-tv

WSKG-TV / WSKA
WSKG: Binghamton, New York
WSKA: Corning/Elmira, New York
United States
Channels Digital:
WSKG: 42 (UHF)
WSKA: 30 (UHF)
Virtual:
WSKG: 46 (PSIP)
WSKA: 30 (PSIP)
Subchannels 46.1 PBS
46.2 World
46.3 Create
Affiliations PBS (1970-present)
Owner WSKG Public Telecommunications Council
First air date WSKG: May 12, 1968 (1968-05-12)
WSKA: 2006 (2006)
Call letters' meaning Stanley Kiehl Gambell
Sister station(s) WSKG-FM, WSQX-FM
Former channel number(s) Analog:
WSKG:
46 (UHF, 1968-2009)
Former affiliations NET (1968-1970)
Transmitter power WSKG: 50 kW
WSKA: 25 kW
Height WSKG: 408 m
WSKA: 334 m
Facility ID WSKG: 74034
WSKA: 78908
Transmitter coordinates WSKG:

WSKA:
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: / WSKA Profile
/ WSKA CDBS
Website www.wskg.org

WSKG-TV is a public television station in Binghamton, New York, broadcasting locally on channel 46 as a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member station. It is owned and operated by the WSKG Public Telecommunications Council, Inc.. The station's offices are based in Vestal, New York.

The station was named for Stanley Kiehl Gambell, a prominent local clergyman who was active in children's television programming.

WSKG-FM and WSQX-FM are other broadcast stations operated by the same non-profit corporation.

Digital television

Digital channels

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:
Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
46.1 1080i 16:9 WSKG-HD Main WSKG-TV programming / PBS
46.2 480i WSKG-2 World
46.3 WSKG-3 Create

Analog-to-digital conversion

WSKG-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 46, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 42.[2] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 46.

Repeaters

The station also operates WSKA-DT channel 30 in Corning, New York. WSKA had begun broadcasting as of fall 2006 as a repeater station of WSKG-DT.

WSKG-TV once had many analog translators in operation across New York's Southern Tier. However, due to high operating costs, WSKG ceased the broadcasts, and surrendered the licenses of almost all of their television translators. W60AD channel 60 in Savona, New York was their only TV translator remaining in recent years, until the repeater license was cancelled on January 13, 2012. It had an ERP of 650 watts.

References

  1. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WSKG
  2. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24. 

External links

  • WSKG official website
  • Query the FCC's TV station database for WSKG
  • Query TV Fool's coverage map for WSKG
  • Query the FCC's TV station database for WSKA
  • Query TV Fool's coverage map for WSKA
  • BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on WSKG-TV
  • BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on WSKA-TV
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