:"This page is about the public television station in Waycross, Georgia, United States. For the computer graphics format, see
call_letters = WXGA-TV
station_slogan = Bringing You the Best
station_branding = GPB
analog = 8 (VHF)
digital = 9 (VHF)
affiliations = PBS
1961[The "Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook" says December 4, while the "Television and Cable Factbook" says November 19.]
location = Waycross/
callsign_meaning = Way- X (-cross) GeorgiA
Georgia Public Broadcasting
licensee = Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission
former_affiliations = NET (1961-1970)
effective_radiated_power = 316 kW (analog)
20 kW (digital)
HAAT = 314 m (analog)
286 m (digital)
facility_id = 23929
coordinates = coord|31|13|22.7|N|82|34|40.4|W|type:landmark_scale:2000
homepage = [http://www.gpb.org/ www.gpb.org]
WXGA-TV channel 8, part of the GPB network, is licensed to Waycross, Georgia. It serves the southeastern corner of the state, including the lower portions of the Georgia
Atlantic Coastand the Okefenokee Swamp, from a transmitterlocated south of Hasty; the signal travels in about a 50-mile (80-km) radius from the transmitter site.
1961, WXGA-TV channel 8 signed on as Georgia's third educational television station, following Atlanta's WETV (now WPBA-TV) and Athens' WGTV.
2001WXGA began digital transmission on channel 9. However, since its sister station WVAN-TVin Savannah broadcasts its analog signal on channel 9, WXGA-TV can only broadcast its signal at a low power, of only 20 kilowatts. Unless it changes digital channels, it is unlikely that GPB will boost WXGA's digital power until the analog shutdown in 2009.
* [http://www.gpb.org/ GPB Website]
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