WPBN-TV Channel 7 Traverse City
Simulcast on WTOM-TV Ch. 4 Cheboygan
Slogan: TV 7&4
Web site: www.upnorthlive.com
E-mail: visit web site
- WPBN on TitanTV.com
- 7.1: NBC affiliate (HD)
- 7.2: ABC affiliate (WGTU, SD)
Power/Height: 500,000 watts / 1289 feet, directional
- Service Area
Digital Channel: 47
DTV Translator (Ch. 50)
Power/Height: 15,000 watts / 1257 feet, directional
- Translator Service Area
More web sites about WPBN-TV/WTOM-TV:
More Technical Information:
- engineering data
- station details
- Recnet Broadcast Query
- Tower photos, thanks Tom Bosscher
Call Sign History: WPBN-TV (12/4/1953)
Call Sign Origin: Paul Bunyon Broadcasting Network
Network Affiliation History:
- 1971: NBC
- 1954-91: NBC (primary) & ABC
On Air Date: Approx. 1954
Owner: Barrington Broadcasting
Telephone: (231) 947-7770
- 11/2009: Construction permit granted for new digital facilities on Ch. 47. Ch. 50 translator will move to the former WPBN-TV transmitter location near Harrietta. License for Ch. 50 translator granted in June, 2010.
- 8/2009: WPBN petitions the FCC to change its primary DTV allotment to channel 47 from channel 7. If approved, the station would operate from Channel 50
from the Harietta location and Channel 47 from Kalkaska county. This proposal is approved in October, 2009. License granted 3/2011.
- 8/2009: Construction permit granted for DTV translator on Ch. 50 to better serve Traverse City.
- 6/12/2009: WPBN ends analog broadcasting on channel 7 and switches to digital on Channel 7 from its main transmitter site near Harietta, MI. At that time, digital broadcasts ended on Ch. 50 from Traverse City. However, Ch. 50 was soon brought back on line as a translator for WPBN to give viewers in Traverse City better reception of the station.
- 3/2006: Announced that Raycom will be selling station to Barrington Broadcasting as part of a larger deal involving several other stations across the country.
- 19xx: Purchased by Raycom Media
- 19xx: Purchased by Beam Broadcasting
- 1980: Purchased by US Tobacco
- 1954: Station signs on, owned by Les Beiderman.
Primary Ch.7 transmitter location:
Ch. 50 translator transmitter location:
Old logo gallery: