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Call Sign History
WGN-TV from 09/04/1979
Channel 19DT
Virtual Channel 9

Chicago, IL

WGN-TV Service: DT - Digital TV
Channel: 19 Zone: 1
Chicago, Illinois
Nielsen DMA™:  Chicago
Network: Independent
Virtual Channel: 9
DTV TSID: 1005
Facility ID: 72115

Repacking Information:
  No changes

Status: License
Application Accepted: 04/19/2022
License Expires: 04/01/2030
File Number: BLANK-0000189522

FCC Website Links:
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  Other WGN-TV Applications
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  Mailing Address
  Correspondence for WGN-TV
  Correspondence related to application BLANK-0000189522
  Service Contour - Open Street Map or USGS Map (41 dBu)
  Service Contour - KML / Google Earth (41 dBu)
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Site Location: 41-52-44.1 N 87-38-10.2 W (NAD 83)
Site Location: 41-52-44.0 N 87-38-10.0 W (Converted to NAD 27)

ERP: 645 kW
Polarization: Elliptically polarized
HAAT: 497.7 m (1633 ft.)
Electrical Beam Tilt: 0.75 degrees
R/C AGL: 495.9 m (1627 ft.)
R/C AMSL: 677.3 m (2222 ft.)

Site Elevation: 181.4 m. (595 ft.)
Height Overall*: 527.3 m (1730 ft.)
(* As Filed In This Application, may differ from ASR Data, Below.)
Directional Antenna - Antenna Make/Model: R.F. Systems PEPL24C
Antenna ID: 1009488
Polarization: Elliptically polarized

Associated Facilities
K13JO-D Ch. 13Hinsdale, Montana
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K23ML-D Ch. 23Newberry Springs, California
K31FU-D Ch. 31Golconda, Nevada
K32MF-D Ch. 32Red Lake, Minnesota
Antenna Data for Antenna Id: 1009488
WGN-TV DT File: BLANK-0000189522
R.F. Systems - PEPL24C
Service: DT
Standard Pattern: N
Structure Information

Structure Registration Number 1032959

Structure Type: BTWR
Registered To:
BRE 312 Broadcast, LLC
Structure Address:
233 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL
County Name: Cook County
ASR Issued: 02/03/2019
Date Built: 01/01/2002
Site Elevation: 181.4 m (595 ft.)
Structure Height: 437.5 m (1435 ft.)
Height Overall: 527.3 m (1730 ft.)
Overall Height AMSL: 708.7 m (2325 ft.)
FAA Determination: 11/29/1999
FAA Study #: 99-AGL-4838-OE
FAA Circular #: 70/7460-1H
Paint & Light FAA Chapters: 4, 6, 7, 13
Removed expiration date from determination. Scenario 1./jjs/case#635066
41-52-44.1 N 87-38-10.2 W (NAD 83)
41-52-44.0 N 87-38-10.0 W
(Converted to NAD 27)
WGN-TV Licensee Information

Tribune Media Company
545 E. John Carpenter Freeway
Suite 700
Irving, TX 75062
Phone: 972-373-8000
Limited Liability Company
BLANK - 0000189522 Applicant Information

Elizabeth Ryder
Title: General Counsel
Date: 04/19/2022
Application Certifier

Tribune Media Company
545 E. John Carpenter Freeway
Suite 700
Irving, TX 75062
William T. Godfrey, Jr
Kessler And Gehman Associates, Inc.
Kessler And Gehman Associates, Inc.
507-d Nw 60th Street
Gainesville, FL 32607-2055
Consulting Engineers
Elizabeth Ryder
Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
545 E. John Carpenter Freeway
Irving, TX 75062
General Counsel
Associated Land Mobile Licenses

 KSB840 Broadcast Auxiliary Remote Pickup
Associated Microwave Licenses

 KB55649 TV Pickup
 KQ8499 TV Pickup
 WQNV879 7 GHz TV Intercity Relay
 KIN56 7 GHz TV Studio Transmitter Link
 WHA814 13 GHz TV Intercity Relay
 WLG317 13 GHz TV Intercity Relay
 WLP886 13 GHz TV Intercity Relay
 WPNI475 13 GHz TV Intercity Relay
 WPWH861 13 GHz TV Intercity Relay
 WPWH862 13 GHz TV Studio Transmitter Link
 WMF365 18 GHz TV Intercity Relay
 WMF369 18 GHz TV Intercity Relay

Study Date: 12/01/2022; Study Duration: 0.0844 Seconds.
Database Sources: 12/1/2022 FCC CDBS,
12/01/2022 FCC LMS,
11/29/2022 FCC ASR,
11/29/2022 FCC ULS Microwave, and
11/29/2022 FCC ULS Broadcast Land Mobile.

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