WAXC-LD

WAXC-LD is a Low-power television station in Alexander City, Alabama affiliated with the Retro Television Network. The station is branded as WAXC-TV 3 with the number 3 representing its channel position on Charter Spectrum. The channel produces Auburn Blitz, a program that covers sports at Auburn University.[1] The station also produces telecast of local high school sports and Sportz Biltz, a show focusing on Alabama sports.

WAXC-LD
Alexander City, Alabama
United States
ChannelsDigital: 32 (UHF)
Virtual: 31
Programming
Language(s)English
AffiliationsRetro Television Network
Ownership
OwnerLake Broadcasting, Inc.
History
FoundedOctober 24, 1994
First air date
July 31, 1995 (1995-07-31)
Former call signs
W64CC (1994-1996)
WAXC-LP (1996-2011)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
64 (UHF, 1995-1999)
25 (UHF, 1999-2011)
Digital:
31 (UHF, 2010-2012)
UPN (1995-2000)
Call sign meaning
W AleXander City
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID8117
ERP15 kW
HAAT298.4
Transmitter coordinates32°56′47″N 85°56′33″W / 32.94639°N 85.94250°W / 32.94639; -85.94250
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
Websitewaxctv.com

HistoryEdit

For many years, the station was co-owned with WETU-LD and carried the same programming including a UPN affiliation during the 1990s.[2] After dropping UPN, WAXC became a Pax TV (later i and Ion) affiliate.

Sportz BlitzEdit

Sportz Blitz is a weekly live interactive sports talk television show broadcast across central Alabama. The show originates from WAXC's studios and is simulcast on WKGA 97.5 FM radio in east central Alabama. The show is also carried by WOTM-LD in the Birmingham market, and WETU-LD in the Montgomery market.[3][4]

The show focuses on Alabama high school and college sports, specifically Auburn University and the University of Alabama. Additional topics include major national professional sports stories and outdoors sports such as fishing and hunting. Differentiating the show from news broadcasts and other sports television shows, the hosts take live calls from the audience and discuss issues on the air in the same manner as sports radio shows.[4]

HistoryEdit

Sportz Blitz began airing during football season in the Fall of 2006.[5] The broadcast schedule was extended for Season 2 (2007-2008) to air year round.[3] In the Fall of 2007 a spin-off program began airing, Sportz Blitz Outdoors, featuring the same hosts and B.A.S.S. Elite Series professional fisherman Greg Vinson providing outdoor sports instruction for new show, Sportz Blitz Outdoors.[4] On February 26, 2008 a new radio call-in show spin-off was created called "Sportz Blitz Overtime" which airs on WKGA 97.5 FM following the regular television broadcast.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Auburn Blitz". WAXC-TV 3. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  2. ^ "UPN Alabama Affiliates". UPN.com. 4 March 2000. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  3. ^ a b http://www.alexcityoutlook.com/articles/2007/05/31/sports/sports02.txt Chandler, Tommy “'Sportz Blitz' prepares for new season”; Alexander City (Alabama) Outlook, May 31, 2007.
  4. ^ a b c http://www.sportzblitzlive.com/index2.htm Sportz Blitz official site
  5. ^ http://www.alexcityoutlook.com/articles/2006/08/10/sports/sports02.txt Chandler, Tommy “New TV show to highlight area teams in central Alabama area”; Alexander City (Alabama) Outlook, August 10, 2006
  6. ^ Sportz Blitz, broadcast date February 26, 2008

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