WGTU TV Channel 29 Traverse City


Simulcast on WGTQ-TV 8 Sault Ste Marie

Slogan: ABC 29&8

Web site: www.wgtu.com

E-mail: visit web site

Programming: WGTU on TitanTV.com

Power/Height: 68,400 watts / 1289 feet, directional
- Service Area

Digital Channel: 29

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More Technical Information:

Call Sign History: WGTU, approx 1971

Call Sign Origin: Grand Traverse

Network Affiliation History: ABC

On Air Date: 1971

Owner: Tucker Broadcasting

Telephone: (231) 946-2900


  • 8/2010: License to cover granted for post-transitional digital facilities.
  • 7/2008: Construction permit granted for post-transition digital facilities on Channel 29.
  • 10/2007: License granted for digital facilities.
  • 9/2007: Barrington Broadcasting is acquiring WGTU-TV 29 Traverse City/WGTQ-TV 8 Sault Ste. Marie from Max Media in a deal worth $10 million. The licenses for the stations will then be spun off to Tucker Broadcasting to keep Barrington, owner of NBC affiliate WPBN-TV 7 Traverse City/WTOM-TV 4 Cheboygan, under federal ownership caps. Barrington will then enter into a joint sales agreement with Tucker, providing up to 15 percent of TV 29&8's weekly programming and sell local advertising for the station on a commission basis.
  • 8/2003: FCC approves sale of stations from Scanlan Communications to Max Media
  • 5/2003: Announced that station, along with sister station WGTQ-TV 8 Sault Ste. Marie, has been sold to Max Media for $8 million

Transmitter location:

Kalkaska County



Old logo gallery:

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