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WALB is digital on big stick

Radian tower builders constructing the WALB Mega-tower in April. Radian tower builders constructing the WALB Mega-tower in April.

August 2, 2007


Doerun --  At 1:04PM Thursday, WALB completed its switch to the main transmitter site in Doerun by turning on its new 800,000 Watt digital transmitter.

WALB's digital channel 17 had been broadcast from our studio transmitter site in Albany. The digital channel 17 signal mirrors the broadcast signal on analog channel 10.

 This switch was planned for last summer, but could not be done after an Army helicopter hit an adjacent tower and eventually resulted in the demolition of WALB's tower.

WALB resumed transmitting the analog signal from the new one thousand foot megatower July 4th. Today's switchover completes a year long process.

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