call_letters = WACS-TV
station_slogan = Bringing You the Best
station_branding = GPB
analog = 25 (UHF)
digital = 8 (VHF)
affiliations = PBS
March 6, 1967
location = Dawson/
callsign_meaning = AmeriCuS
Georgia Public Broadcasting
licensee = Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission
former_affiliations = NET (1967-1970)
effective_radiated_power = 501 kW (analog)
6 kW (digital)
HAAT = 329 m (analog)
313 m (digital)
facility_id = 23930
coordinates = coord|31|56|12.3|N|84|33|13|W|type:landmark_scale:2000
homepage = [http://www.gpb.org/ www.gpb.org]
WACS-TV channel 25, part of the GPB network, is Georgia's ninth public television station, and primarily serves the southern part of the Columbus market, including Dawson and Americus. WACS' transmitter is located north of
Parrott, Georgia. The station's signal travels in about a 40-mile (64-km) radius from the transmitter site and also reaches parts of southeastern Alabama.
It also serves
Albany, Georgia, though that city's GPB station of record is Pelham's WABW, channel 14.
Viewers in Columbus are well within the WACS coverage area, even though their GPB station of record is
WJSP-TV, whose fringes just barely reach Columbus itself.
WACS, WJSP and WABW are all satellites of Athens/
Atlanta's WGTV, the network's flagship station. They carry an identical broadcast schedule.
March 2007, the station's broadcast towerwas destroyed by one of several tornadoes which struck the region during an outbreak on March 1. The same tornado, rated an EF3, went on to cause serious destruction in Americus. [http://www.walb.com/Global/story.asp?S=6169428] Cable TVviewers will continue to receive GPB directly from satellite, or over-the-airvia neighboring GPB stations WJSP or WABW, while GPB works to replace the tower and the transmitter buildingit partly fell on.
WACS-TV channel 25 signed on the air on
March 6, 1967. Its digital signal will be on channel 8 with roughly the same coverage.
* [http://www.gpb.org/ GPB Website]
* [http://research.backchannelmedia.com/station/show/WACS WACS TV Lineup and Demographic Data]
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