|Slogan||Bringing You the Best|
Digital: 6 (VHF)|
Virtual: 14 (PSIP)
|Subchannels||14.3 - GPB Knowledge (480i)|
Georgia Public Broadcasting|
(Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission)
|First air date||January 2, 1967|
|Call letters' meaning||We Serve AlBany and West Georgia|
|Former channel number(s)||
14 (UHF, 1967–2009)
5 (VHF, until 2009)
|Former affiliations||NET (1967–1970)|
|Transmitter power||10.5 kW|
|Height||379 m (1,243 ft)|
|Transmitter coordinates||31°8′5″N 84°6′16″W / 31.13472°N 84.10444°W|
|Public license information:||
WABW-TV digital channel 6 (Ex-Analog Channel 14) part of the Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) public broadcasting network, serves Albany and southwestern Georgia, from its transmitter in Pelham. The station's signal travels in about a 50-mile (80-km) radius from the transmitter site, carrying it into the Tallahassee and central north Florida area also.
WABW-TV broadcasts the following digital subchannels:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|14.1||1080i||16:9||GPB-HD||Main GPB programming / PBS|
WABW-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 14, on February 17, 2009, the original target date in which full-power television stations in the United States were to transition from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate (which was later pushed back to June 12, 2009). The station's digital signal relocated on its pre-transition VHF channel 5 to channel 6 (used by WCTV for analog operations). Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 14.
- RabbitEars TV Query for WABW
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 8, 2009. Retrieved February 8, 2009.
- "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.
- GPB website
- GPB stations map — includes WABW coverage area
- Query the FCC's TV station database for WABW
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on WABW-TV