WXMI TV Channel 17 Grand Rapids

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Slogan: Fox 17

Web site: www.fox17online.com

E-mail: visit web site

Power/Height/Offset: 725,000 watts / 1004 feet
- Service Area

Construction permit: 750,000 watts / 1096 feet
- CP Service Area
- expires 4/29/14

Digital Channel: 19, maps to 17 using PSIP

Fill-in Translator, Battle Creek: (CP)

Channel: 17

Power/Height: 15,000 watts / 423 feet, directional
- Translator CP Service Area

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More Technical Information:

Call Sign History:

  • WXMI: 8/15/1983
  • WWMA-TV: 6/1/1981

Call Sign Origin: Michigan

Network Affiliation History: FOX

On Air Date: March 1982

Owner: Tribune

Telephone: (616) 364-8722

Notes/History:

  • 12/2011: Construction permit granted for fill-in translator to be licensed to Battle Creek on Channel 17 that would help viewers in the southern area of the station's viewing area receive the signal.
  • 6/2011: Digital translators W17DF-D Ch. 17 Muskegon and W42DB-D Ch. 42 Hesperia are granted their licenses to cover.
  • 4/2011: Construction permit granted to change post-transition digital facilities from 725,000 watts @ 1004 feet to 750,000 watts @ 1096 feet.
  • 7/2009: W52DB Muskegon granted construction permit for digital companion channel on Ch. 17 as W17DF-D.

  • 3/2006: W42CB Hesperia granted construction permit to convert to digital-only operations. This the first Michigan LPTV to receive a construction permit to covert to digital.
  • 2/2004: W52DB moves from Big Rapids to Muskegon.
  • 1/2003: Construction permit granted to change ERP from 1,290,000 watts @ 1096 feet to 1,700,000 watts @ 1096 feet. License to cover granted in June, 2003.
  • 9/1999: WXMI applies for digital facilities on channel 19.
  • 5/1999: Construction permit approved to move translator W58CU Big Rapids to channel 52 as W52DB. The channel change is completed in 2000.
  • 1999: WXMI begins offering 10 PM newscasts.
  • 6/1998: Station is sold to Emmis Broadcasting who subsequently traded the station to Tribune Company.
  • 5/1989: A New York-based company headed by Robert Dudley purchases WXMI.
  • 1987: Becomes a charter member of the new FOX television network as FOX 17.
  • 3/1982: On-air as independent WMMA-TV (We're West Michigan's Alternative).


WXMI transmitter location:

Barry County

 


 

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