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W27EB-D Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W27EB-D

W27EB-D
CitySugar Grove, Illinois
Channels
Programming
Affiliations6.1: Infomercials[1]
Ownership
Owner
WRME-LD
History
Former call signs
W54BE (1989–2008)
W40CN (2008–2011)
W40CN-D (2011–2020)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
54 (UHF, 1992–2008)
40 (UHF, 2008–2011)
Digital:
40 (UHF, 2011–2020)
Educational Independent (1989–2012)
Commercial Independent (2012–2020)
Translator of WAOE (2020–2022)
Technical information
Facility ID71111
ClassCD
ERP15 kW
HAAT381.1 m (1,250 ft)
Transmitter coordinates41°53′56.1″N 87°37′23.2″W / 41.898917°N 87.623111°W / 41.898917; -87.623111

W27EB-D (channel 6) is a low-power, Class A television station licensed to Sugar Grove, Illinois, United States, serving the Chicago area and primarily airing paid programming. It is owned by Venture Technologies Group alongside WRME-LD (channel 33) and Oswego-licensed WAOE (channel 59). W27EB-D's transmitter is located atop the John Hancock Center.

History[edit]

Waubonsee Community College, which serves the Aurora area, launched the station on channel 54 as W54BE. Programming included distance education telecourses from the college and a community bulletin board.[2] The station moved to channel 40 in 2008. The college marketed the station as primarily on cable: Comcast channel 99 or 17; Mediacom channel 15; or AT&T U-Verse channel 99.[3]

The college was not able to construct a digital facility for the station, citing severe budget problems with Illinois state funding and the local district's real estate tax base as reasons.[4] In April 2012, the college filed to sell W40CN to Local Media TV Holdings.[5]

On November 24, 2020, the station moved to digital channel 27, as W27EB-D.

Subchannel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming[1]
6.1 480i 4:3 W27EB-D Main W27EB-D programming / Infomercials

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Digital TV Market Listing for W27EB-D
  2. ^ "Telecommunications in place at WCC". The Daily Chronicle. December 27, 1992. p. 7. Retrieved July 21, 2020.
  3. ^ "Watching Waubonsee's Educational Television Channel". Sugar Grove, Illinois: Waubonsee Community College. Retrieved 2010-07-04.
  4. ^ Waubonsee Community College (2010-06-30). "FCC 337 Application for Extension of Time to Construct a Digital Television Broadcast Station (BEPDTA-20100630BIY)". Federal Communications Commission.
  5. ^ Seyler, Dave (April 16, 2012). "Local Media TV adds Chicago-area Class A". Television Business Report. Retrieved April 20, 2012.

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