WCMZ-TV Channel 28 Flint

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Slogan: CMU Public Television

Web site: www.wcmu.org/tv

E-mail: visit web site

Programming:

  • 28.1: Main PBS programming (HD)
  • 28.2: Main PBS programming (SD)
  • 28.3: PBS Create (SD)

Power/Height: 500,000 watts / 846 feet, directional
- Service area

Digital Channel: 28

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Call Sign History:

  • WCMZ-TV: 5/18/2010
  • WFUM: 1980

Call Sign Origin: Central Michigan University

Network Affiliation History: PBS

On Air Date: August 23, 1980

Owner: Central Michigan University

Telephone: (810) 762-3028

Notes/History:

  • 2/2011: Construction permit granted to increase power from 126,000 to 500,000 watts. License to cover granted 6/2011.
  • 2009: Central Michigan University agrees to purchase the station for $1,000,000 and shortly thereafter begins programming it. FCC approval of the sale was received in March, 2010.
  • 9/2009: License granted for final digital facilities.
  • 4/2009: Announced that the University of Michigan will stop operations of WFUM TV and is looking to sell the channel.
  • 11/19/2008: Analog broadcasts of WFUM cease and the station is off-air for about 2 days as it adjusts its digital broadcasts from Ch. 52 to Ch. 28.
  • 3/2008: Construction permit granted for digital facilities on post-transition Channel 28 (digital).
  • 8/2007: The FCC's final digital channel assignment report shows that WFUM will be using Channel 28 once the conversion to all-digital broadcasts is completed on February 17, 2009.
  • 12/2003: License to cover granted for CP issued Nov 2002

  • 11/2002: Construction permit granted to change ERP from 2,450,000 watts @ 869 feet to 2,160,000 watts @ 846 feet
  • 5/7/2001: Construction permit granted for digital facilites on channel 52
  • 8/23/1980: Station begins broadcasting as WFUM (Flint University of Michigan)


Transmitter location:

Genesee County, near intersection of Genesse, Lapeer, and Oakland Counties

 

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