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Call Sign History
WCHS-TV from 09/14/1978
Channel 29DT
Post-repack Channel 29
Virtual Channel 8

Charleston, WV

WCHS-TV Service: DT - Digital TV (ATSC3 Station)
Channel: 29 Zone: 1
Charleston, West Virginia
Nielsen DMA™:  Charleston - Huntington
Network: WCHS D1 - ABC; WCHS D2 - FOX; WCHS D3 - Antenna TV
Virtual Channel: 8
DTV TSID: 3257
Facility ID: 71280

Repacking Information:
  Pre-Repack Channel: 41
  Post-Repack Channel: 29
  Post-Repack ERP: 373 kW
  Phase: 0 Completion Deadline: 9/1/2018
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Status: License
Application Accepted: 11/09/2021
License Expires: 10/01/2020
File Number: BLANK-0000167887

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Site Location: 38-24-28.0 N 81-54-12.0 W (NAD 83)
Site Location: 38-24-27.7 N 81-54-12.5 W (Converted to NAD 27)

ERP: 533 kW
Polarization: Horizontally polarized
HAAT: 514.1 m (1687 ft.)
Electrical Beam Tilt: 1 degree
R/C AGL: 432.1 m (1418 ft.)
R/C AMSL: 752.1 m (2468 ft.)

Site Elevation: 320 m. (1050 ft.)
Height Overall*: 456.9 m (1499 ft.)
(* As Filed In This Application, may differ from ASR Data, Below.)
Omni-Directional Antenna - Antenna Make/Model: DIELECTRIC TUC-05-10/50H-1-B
Antenna ID: 1002400
Polarization: Horizontally polarized

Structure Information

Structure Registration Number 1241143

Structure Type: TOWER
Registered To:
Sinclair Media III, Inc.
Structure Address:
Poplar Fork Road
St. Albans, WV
County Name: Putnam County
ASR Issued: 11/17/2003
Site Elevation: 320 m (1050 ft.)
Structure Height: 426.1 m (1398 ft.)
Height Overall: 456.9 m (1499 ft.)
Overall Height AMSL: 776.9 m (2549 ft.)
FAA Determination: 10/08/2003
FAA Study #: 2003-AEA-2404-OE
FAA Circular #: 70/7460-1K
Paint & Light FAA Chapters: 4, 9, 12
38-24-28.0 N 81-54-12.0 W (NAD 83)
38-24-27.7 N 81-54-12.5 W
(Converted to NAD 27)
WCHS-TV Licensee Information

WCHS Licensee, LLC
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Llp
1200 Seventeenth Street, Nw
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-663-8195
Limited Liability Company
BLANK - 0000167887 Applicant Information

Christopher S. Ripley
Title: President And Ceo Of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc
Date: 11/09/2021
Application Certifier
WCHS Licensee, LLC
Wchs Licensee, Llc
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Llp
1200 Seventeenth Street, Nw
Washington, DC 20036
Miles S. Mason, Esq
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Llp
1200 Seventeenth Street, Nw
Washington, DC 20036
FCC Counsel
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 KB97285 TV Pickup
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Study Date: 11/27/2022; Study Duration: 0.0764 Seconds.
Database Sources: 11/25/2022 FCC CDBS,
11/25/2022 FCC LMS,
11/22/2022 FCC ASR,
11/22/2022 FCC ULS Microwave, and
11/22/2022 FCC ULS Broadcast Land Mobile.

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