W07BP-D Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W07BP-D

Marion Education Channel
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaMarion County, Florida
HeadquartersOcala, Florida
Picture format480i
OwnerMarion County Public Schools

The Marion Education Channel or MEC is an Independent cable channel operated by the Marion County public school system in Ocala, Florida, United States.[1] It is currently carried on area Cable systems and was formerly transmitted over-the-air on VHF channel 7.

MEC's programming consists of educational television programs and documentaries covering various academic subjects. The channel also airs locally produced content including k12connect, Scholar of the Month, and the Marion Education Channel Game of the Week.[2]

Former translators[edit]

The Marion Education Channel formerly operated a translator station,[3] which rebroadcast its signal to other parts of the broadcast market:

Station City of license Channels(Digital) Channels(Virtual) First air date Last air date Former callsigns ERP(Digital) HAAT(Digital) Facility ID Transmitter Coordinates
W07BP-D1 Ocala 7 (VHF) 7.1 (PSIP) April 4, 1983 (39 years ago) (1983-04-04) April 19, 2016 (6 years ago) (2016-04-19) W07BP (1983–2009) 3 kW 90 m (295 ft) 66338 29°10′57″N 82°08′00″W / 29.18250°N 82.13333°W / 29.18250; -82.13333


  • 1. Originally known only as W07BP, the station flash-cut to digital television on its existing channel on February 1, 2009.[4] Shortly afterward, the station's callsign was slightly changed to "W07BP-D".


  1. ^ Marion County Schools: Television Media Productions
  2. ^ "Media Productions / Marion Education Channel". www.marionschools.net. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  3. ^ FCC, Federal Communications Commission -. "Facility Details « Licensing and Management System Admin « FCC". enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov. Retrieved 2018-10-27.
  4. ^ Request for bids to upgrade W07BP to DTV