TV Channels in Northern Michigan

TV Call Transmitter City ch.1 ch.2 ch.3 Power Map FCC Info
 8 WGTQ Sault Ste Marie ABC WPBN 47     15 kw WGTQ WGTQ
 9 WWTV Cadillac CBS WFQX 32     45 kw WWTV WWTV
10 WWUP Sault Ste Marie CBS WFQX 32     20 kw WWUP WWUP
11 WBKB Alpena CBS WFUP 45     20 kw WBKB WBKB
12 WLLZ Traverse City My Analog ch.      1 kw WLLZ WLLZ
17 WCMV Kalkaska PBS PBS Create   338 kw WCMV WCMV
18 W18BT Alpena TBN Analog ch.     17 kw W18BT W18BT
21 WCMW Mainstee PBS PBS Create     70 kw WCMW WCMW
24 WCML Alpena PBS PBS Create    300 kw WCML WCML
26 WCMU Mt. Pleasant PBS PBS Create   450 kw WCMU WCMU
29 WGTU Kalkaska ABC WPBN 47     68 kw WGTU WGTU
32 WFQX Cadillac FOX   200 kw WFQX WFQX
35 WTOM Cheboygan NBC WGTU 29    78 kw WTOM WTOM
45 WFUP Gaylord FOX   108 kw WFUP WFUP
47 WPBN Kalkaska NBC WGTU 29   500 kw WPBN WPBN
50 WPBN Harrietta NBC WGTU 29      15 kw WPBN WPBN

By June 12, 2009 all full-power broadcast television stations in the United States will stop broadcasting in analog NTSC and begin broadcasting only in digital DTV - HDTV. Digital broadcasting will allow stations to offer improved picture and sound quality and additional channels. While the majority of the viewed TV broadcast stations are full-power stations, three other categories of TV stations exist - low-power, Class A, and translator repeater stations. There is currently no deadline for these stations to convert to digital broadcasting.

Consumers will benefit because digital broadcasting allows stations to offer improved picture and sound quality, and digital is much more efficient than analog. For example, rather than being limited to providing one analog program, a broadcaster is able to offer a super sharp, "high definition," (HD) digital program or multiple, "standard definition," (SD) digital programs simultaneously through a process called, "multicasting.,"

Multicasting allows broadcast stations to offer several channels of digital programming at the same time, using the same amount of spectrum required for one analog program. So, for example, while a station broadcasting in analog on channel 7 is only able to offer viewers one program, a station broadcasting in digital on channel 7 can offer viewers one digital program on channel 7-1, a second digital program on channel 7-2, a third digital program on channel 7-3, and so on. This means more programming choices for viewers.

For more information about the digital TV DTV transition, please see:
Michigan TV
Antenna Web