WBKP TV Channel 5 Calumet/Houghton/Hancock

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Slogan: CW 5

Web site: www.tv5and10.com

E-mail: visit web site

Programming: WBKP and WBUP on TitanTV.com

Power/Height: 6,400 watts / 988 feet, directional
- Service Area

Digital Channel: 5

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More Technical Information:

Call Sign History: WBKP, assigned 4/26/1996

Call Sign Origin: Beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula

Network Affiliation History:

  • Jul 1 2007: CW
  • Oct 28 1996: ABC

On Air Date: October 28, 1996 for Monday Night Football

Owner: Lake Superior Community Broadcasting

Telephone: (906) 204-2436

Notes/History:

  • 4/2008: Construction permit granted for post-transition digital facilities on Channel 5. License granted August, 2011.
  • 7/1/2007: Affiliation changes from ABC to CW and simulcast of WBUP-TV 10 Ishpeming/Marquette ends
  • 1/2004: FCC approves sale of WBKP-TV 5 and WBUP-TV 10 from Scanlan to Lake Superior Community Broadcasting
  • 7/28/2003: Announced that WBKP-TV 5 Calumet and WBUP-TV 10 Ishpeming have been sold to Lake Superior Community Broadcasting by Scanlan Communications, pending FCC approval
  • 3/1/2003: W28BX ch. 28 Marquette (translator) signs off
  • 1/30/2003: WBUP-TV 10 Ishpeming signs on
  • 3/28/2002: Local newscasts are dropped
  • 10/2001: FCC grants permission for WBKP-TV 5 Calumet to change digital channel from 18 to 11
  • 9/5/2001: Marquette studios brought online. WBKP-TV 5 Calumet switches to operation as satellite station- plans announced for WBUP-TV 10 to be on the air next spring.
  • 2/4/2000: FCC grants permission for Scanlan to operate a new station on channel 10 in Ishpeming, construction permit is granted for the new station. Plans are for TV 5 and 10 operate together.
  • 8/1/1997: Marquette translator added on ch. 28, W28BX with special temporary authority
  • 10/28/1996: Station first on-air, broadcasting Monday Night Football. Regular programming begins 2 days later.
  • 3/1996: Construction permit granted for station
  • Late 1995: Scanlan applies for new station at Ch. 5 in Calumet


Analog transmitter location:

Houghton County

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