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WSKG-TV, virtual channel 46 (UHF digital channel 31), is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member television station licensed to Binghamton, New York, United States. Owned by the WSKG Public Telecommunications Council, it is a sister station to National Public Radio (NPR) members WSKG-FM (89.3 MHz) and WSQX-FM (91.5 MHz). The three stations share studios on Gates Road in Vestal, New York; WSKG-TV's transmitter is located on Ingraham Hill in the town of Binghamton.

WSKG-TV
WSKGTVlogo.png
Binghamton, New York
United States
ChannelsDigital: 31 (UHF)
Virtual: 46 (PSIP)
Affiliations46.1: PBS (1970–present)
46.2: PBS Kids
46.3: Create
46.4: World
OwnerWSKG Public Telecommunications Council
First air dateMay 12, 1968 (51 years ago) (1968-05-12)
Call letters' meaningStanley Kiehl Gambell
Sister station(s)WSKG-FM, WSQX-FM
Former channel number(s)Analog:
46 (UHF, 1968–2009)
Digital:
42 (UHF, 2003–2019)
Former affiliationsNET (1968–1970)
Transmitter power40.2 kW
Height408 m (1,339 ft)
Facility ID74034
Transmitter coordinates42°3′40.2″N 75°56′44.2″W / 42.061167°N 75.945611°W / 42.061167; -75.945611
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
Websitewskg.org
WSKA
(satellite of WSKG-TV)
CorningElmira, New York
United States
CityCorning, New York
ChannelsDigital: 25 (UHF)
Virtual: 30 (PSIP)
Affiliations30.1: PBS (2006–present)
30.2: PBS Kids
30.3: Create
30.4: World
OwnerWSKG Public Telecommunications Council
First air date2006 (13 years ago) (2006)
Call letters' meaningWSKG ElmirA
Sister station(s)see WSKG-TV infobox
Former channel number(s)Digital:
30 (UHF, 2006–2019)
Transmitter power50 kW
Height334 m (1,096 ft)
Facility ID78908
Transmitter coordinates42°8′31.2″N 77°4′38.8″W / 42.142000°N 77.077444°W / 42.142000; -77.077444 (WSKA)
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information
(
satellite of WSKG-TV) Profile

(
satellite of WSKG-TV) CDBS

WSKG also operates satellite station WSKA (virtual channel 30, UHF digital channel 25) in Corning, with transmitter on Higman Hill. WSKA had begun broadcasting as of fall 2006 as a repeater station of WSKG.

OverviewEdit

The station was named for Stanley Kiehl Gambell, a prominent local clergyman who was active in children's television programming.

Digital televisionEdit

Digital channelsEdit

The stations' digital signals are multiplexed:

Channel PSIP Short Name Video Aspect Programming[1]
46.1 / 30.1 WSKG-HD 1080i 16:9 Main WSKG-TV programming / PBS
46.2 / 30.2 WSKG-2 480i PBS Kids
46.3 / 30.3 WSKG-3 Create
46.4 / 30.4 WSKG-4 World

Analog-to-digital conversionEdit

WSKG-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 46, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 42.[2] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 46.

RepeatersEdit

WSKG-TV once had many analog translators in operation across New York's Southern Tier. However, due to high operating costs, WSKG ceased the broadcasts, and surrendered the licenses of almost all of their television translators. W60AD channel 60 in Savona, New York was their only TV translator remaining in recent years, until the repeater license was cancelled on January 13, 2012. It had an ERP of 650 watts.

 
Former WSKG-TV logo

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WSKG
  2. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.

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