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WGN-TV
CHICAGO IL US
INDEPENDENT
DIGITAL TV STATION
Channel 19 (Virtual 9)
WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC
C/O WGN-TV 2501 WEST BRADLEY PLACE
CHICAGO IL 60618
7735282311
Facility ID: 72115
Licensed
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1. BLCT-1909 Granted 04/05/2018
2. L2C 0000004508 AUX Granted 09/19/2016
3. BXPCDT-20120828AFI AUX Granted 09/07/2012
4. BPCDT-20080619AFN Dismissed 03/23/2011
5. BPCDT-20080619AFN Superceded 08/27/2009
6. BMLCDT-20080201APP Granted 02/01/2010
Domestic Status:License
Channel: 19
Analog Channel: 9
NAD27 Coordinates: 41 52' 44.01" 87 38' 9.99"
NAD83 Coordinates: 41 52' 44.12" 87 38' 10.20"
Elevation: 181.4 m AMSL
Effective ERP: 645kW
Directional Antenna
Antenna Type: DIE TFU-24DSC-R CT150
Antenna Polarization: Horizontal
Visual Power Output: 20.6kW
Maximum HAAT: 454 m
Radiation center-above mean sea level: 633.4m
Radiation center above average terrain 453m
Overall antenna height above ground: 527.3m
Directional Antenna
Antenna System ID: 39765
Antenna Rotation: 0
Rad Field ERP Rad Field ERP Rad Field ERP Rad Field ERP
00.71010.384 900.4203.634 1800.79012.856 2700.84014.535
100.4904.946 1000.4904.946 1900.83014.191 2800.83014.191
200.4103.463 1100.72010.679 2000.84014.535 2900.79012.856
300.2901.732 1200.85014.884 2100.85014.884 3000.83014.191
400.1500.464 1300.86015.236 2200.87015.592 3100.98019.784
500.2100.908 1400.85014.884 2300.88015.953 3200.96018.985
600.2100.908 1500.96018.985 2400.88015.953 3300.85014.884
700.1500.464 1600.98019.784 2500.87015.592 3400.86015.236
800.3101.980 1700.82013.851 2600.85014.884 3500.85014.884
Border Zone: Located near Canada.
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7. BXLCDT-20050511AAB AUX Granted 12/04/2007
8. BLCDT-20040316ACQ Granted 05/28/2004
9. BMXPCDT-20040120AGU AUX Granted 04/18/2005
10. BXLCDT-20020820AAS AUX Dismissed 01/15/2004
11. BPCDT-20010504AAC Granted 01/05/2004
12. BLCDT-20010312AAQ Granted 06/12/2001
13. BXPCDT-20010312AAB AUX Granted 08/15/2002
14. BPCDT-19991005ABF Granted 03/01/2001
DIGITAL TV CHANNEL ELECTION
In the First Channel Election - Licensee/Permittee makes the following channel election from its currently assigned NTSC/DTV channels:  19 
BROADCAST AUXILIARY/REMOTE PICK-UP/STL
KSB840161.7488
KSB840161.7488875 N MICHIGAN AVE
KSB840161.74882501 West Bradley Place
KSB840161.7563
KSB840161.75632501 West Bradley Place
KSB840161.7563875 N MICHIGAN AVE
KSB840161.7638875 N MICHIGAN AVE
KSB840161.7638
KSB840161.76382501 West Bradley Place
KSB840161.7713875 N MICHIGAN AVE
KSB840161.7713
KSB840161.77132501 West Bradley Place
KSB840166.25002501 West Bradley Place
KSB840166.2500
KSB840166.2500875 N MICHIGAN AVE
KQ84992025.0000~2025.5000
KQ84992025.0000~2025.5000
KQ84992025.0000~2025.5000
KQ84992025.0000~2025.5000
KQ84992025.5000~2109.5000
KQ84992025.5000~2109.5000
KQ84992025.5000~2109.5000
KQ84992025.5000~2109.5000
KQ84992109.5000~2110.0000
KQ84992109.5000~2110.0000
KQ84992109.5000~2110.0000
KQ84992109.5000~2110.0000
KQ84992450.0000~2467.0000
KQ84992450.0000~2467.0000
KQ84992450.0000~2467.0000
KQ84992450.0000~2467.0000
KQ84992467.0000~2484.0000
KQ84992467.0000~2484.0000
KQ84992467.0000~2484.0000
KQ84992467.0000~2484.0000
KQ84992484.0000~2500.0000
KQ84992484.0000~2500.0000
KQ84992484.0000~2500.0000
KQ84992484.0000~2500.0000
KQ84996425.0000~6525.0000
KQ84996425.0000~6525.0000
KQ84996425.0000~6525.0000
KQ84996425.0000~6525.0000
KQ84996875.0000~7125.0000
KQ84996875.0000~7125.0000
KQ84996875.0000~7125.0000
KQ84996875.0000~7125.0000
KIN566900.0000~6925.00002501 WEST BRADLEY PLACE
WQNV8797025.0000~7050.0000WEST TOWER 875 N MICHIGAN AVE
KB5564912775.0000~12800.0000
WLP88612875.0000~12900.00002501 WEST BRADLEY PLACE
WPWH86112900.0000~12925.0000233 SOUTH WACKER DRIVE
WHA81412925.0000~12950.0000WEST TOWER 875 N MICHIGAN AVE
WPWH86213000.0000~13025.00002501 WEST BRADLEY PLACE
WLG31713125.0000~13150.00002501 WEST BRADLEY PLACE
WPNI47513225.0000~13250.00006100 N RIVER RD
WMF36917870.0000233 SOUTH WACKER DRIVE
WMF36518010.0000233 SOUTH WACKER DRIVE
CALL SIGN HISTORY
WGN -
WGN-TV - 09/04/1979
Where this call sign has been:
04/01/1924 - .810 kHz in CHICAGO IL RSB
08/01/1924 - .720 kHz in ELGIN (NEAR) IL RSB - now WGN
05/19/1922 on 720 in CHICAGO IL - now WGN
on 720 in CHICAGO IL - now WGN
PERIODS OF SILENCE
02/17/2009~
TRANSLATORS
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2.K47CH-D32WINNEMUCCA NV 
3.K31FU-D31GOLCONDA NV 
4.K32MF-D32RED LAKE MN 
5.K22MN-D22FORT PECK MT 
6.K16AZ-D16GLASGOW MT 
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APPLICATION HISTORY
  BRCT-19790801LG Renewal Granted 11/30/1979
  BTC-19810123KE Transfer of Control Granted 02/27/1981
Public Notice Details BMLCT-19801126KF Modify License Granted 08/11/1981
  BRCT-19820802UA Renewal Granted 11/30/1982
  BRCT-19870803KI Renewal Granted 11/16/1987
  BRCT-19920803KV Renewal Granted 06/17/1993
  BRET-19970801KR Renewal Granted 02/12/1998
  BRCT-19970801KR Renewal Accepted for Filing 08/20/1997
  BPET-19980129KE Minor Modification Accepted for Filing 02/13/1998
  BPCDT-19991005ABF Minor Modification Granted 03/01/2001
  BXPCDT-20010312AAB Auxiliary Permit Granted 08/15/2002
  BLCDT-20010312AAQ License to Cover Granted 06/12/2001
BOA-19990701 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 04/12/2001
  BPCDT-20010504AAC Minor Modification Granted 01/05/2004
BOA-20010629 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 01/07/2002
  BXLCDT-20020820AAS License to Cover-Aux Dismissed 01/15/2004
BOA-20030801 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 08/06/2003
  BAFCDT-20031124AKX Ancillary Fee Received 11/25/2003
  BMXPCDT-20040120AGU MXP Granted 04/18/2005
  BLCDT-20040316ACQ License to Cover Granted 05/28/2004
  BCERCT-20041104AXO Pre-Election Certif. Tendered for Filing 11/05/2004
  BAFCDT-20041123AAO Ancillary Fee Received 11/24/2004
  BXLCDT-20050511AAB License to Cover-Aux Granted 12/04/2007
  BFRECT-20050210ATA First Round Election Approved 06/23/2005
BOA-20050728 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 08/08/2005
  BAFCDT-20051117AAM Ancillary Fee Received 11/18/2005
  BAFCDT-20061120AAQ Ancillary Fee Received 11/21/2006
  BTCCT-20070509AEN Transfer of Control Granted 05/18/2007
  Consummation Notice Accepted 06/06/2007
BOA-20070801 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 08/02/2007
  BTCCT-20070501AGE Transfer of Control Granted 11/30/2007
  BAFCDT-20071129AHF Ancillary Fee Received 11/30/2007
  BRCT-20050801BXY Renewal Granted 11/30/2007
BOA-20080122 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 01/23/2008
  BMLCDT-20080201APP Modify License Granted 02/01/2010
  BDTRCT-20080213AHC DTV Transition Report Accepted for Filing 02/14/2008
  BDERCT-20080709AUI DTV Education Report Received 07/10/2008
  BDERCT-20081009AQY DTV Education Report Received 10/10/2008
  BAFCDT-20081124AHA Ancillary Fee Received 11/25/2008
From: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY
To: WGN CONTINENTIAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION
  BALCT-20081217AEV Assign License Granted 01/08/2009
  BDERCT-20090112AIF DTV Education Report Received 01/13/2009
  Silent Notification Dismissed 03/08/2010
  Analog Termination Notif Accepted for Filing 03/19/2009
BOA-20090325 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 03/26/2009
  BDERCT-20090410AEJ DTV Education Report Received 04/13/2009
  BDTUCT-20090416ASQ DTV Transition Update Accepted for Filing 04/17/2009
  BDERCDT-20090710AKO DTV Education Report Received 07/13/2009
  BAFCDT-20091130ADQ Ancillary Fee Received 12/01/2009
BOA-20100707 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 07/08/2010
BOA-20100708 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 07/09/2010
  BAFCDT-20101129AFK Ancillary Fee Received 11/30/2010
  BPCDT-20080619AFN Minor Modification Dismissed 03/23/2011
  CPR-120321 Children's TV Prgr report Received 04/11/2011
  CPR-123030 Children's TV Prgr report Received 07/11/2011
  CPR-125263 Children's TV Prgr report Received 10/10/2011
BOA-20111117 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 11/18/2011
  BAFCDT-20111117AJN Ancillary Fee Received 11/18/2011
BOA-20111121 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 11/21/2011
BOA-20111122 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 11/25/2011
BOA-20111129 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 12/01/2011
  CPR-127367 Children's TV Prgr report Received 01/10/2012
  CPR-130091 Children's TV Prgr report Received 04/10/2012
From: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION
To: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC, DEBTOR-IN-POSSESS
  BALCDT-20120615AAO Assign License Granted 06/28/2012
  CPR-132844 Children's TV Prgr report Received 07/10/2012
  BXPCDT-20120828AFI Auxiliary Permit Granted 09/07/2012
  CPR-135521 Children's TV Prgr report Received 10/10/2012
From: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, DEBTOR-IN-POSSSESSION
To: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY
  BALCDT-20100428AEL Assign License Granted 11/16/2012
  Extension of Consummation Accepted 11/19/2012
  BAFCDT-20121126ADZ Ancillary Fee Received 11/27/2012
  Consummation Notice Accepted 12/19/2012
  CPR-138344 Children's TV Prgr report Received 01/10/2013
BOA-20130225 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 02/26/2013
BOA-20130226 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 02/27/2013
BOA-20130227 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 02/28/2013
BOA-20130228 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 03/01/2013
  CPR-141462 Children's TV Prgr report Received 04/10/2013
  CPR-144575 Children's TV Prgr report Received 07/10/2013
  CPR-147776 Children's TV Prgr report Received 10/28/2013
  BAFCDT-20131126AVH Ancillary Fee Received 11/27/2013
BOA-20131212 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 12/13/2013
BOA-20131216 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 12/16/2013
BOA-20131213 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 12/16/2013
BOA-20131218 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 12/19/2013
  BRCDT-20130801ANQ Renewal Granted 01/10/2014
  CPR-150584 Children's TV Prgr report Received 01/10/2014
BOA-20140321 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 03/24/2014
  CPR-154264 Children's TV Prgr report Received 04/10/2014
  CPR-157745 Children's TV Prgr report Received 07/10/2014
  CPR-161320 Children's TV Prgr report Received 10/10/2014
Transaction log data BAFCDT-20141124APJ Ancillary Fee Received 11/25/2014
  CPR-164850 Children's TV Prgr report Received 01/12/2015
  CPR-168418 Children's TV Prgr report Received 04/10/2015
  0000001842 Form 318 Received 06/16/2015
  CPR-171464 Children's TV Prgr report Received 07/09/2015
Transaction log data 0000004508 License to Cover Granted 09/19/2016
  CPR-175519 Children's TV Prgr report Received 10/13/2015
  0000006002 Form 317 Received 11/16/2015
BOA-20151125 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 11/25/2015
BOA-20151124 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 11/25/2015
BOA-20151130 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 11/30/2015
BOA-20151127 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 11/30/2015
  CPR-178525 Children's TV Prgr report Received 01/11/2016
  0000010420 Children's TV Prgr report Received 04/11/2016
  0000013119 Children's TV Prgr report Received 07/11/2016
  0000015955 Children's TV Prgr report Received 10/11/2016
  0000016855 Form 317 Received 11/08/2016
  0000020777 Children's TV Prgr report Received 01/10/2017
  0000024219 Children's TV Prgr report Received 04/10/2017
  0000027499 Children's TV Prgr report Received 07/10/2017
  0000033474 Children's TV Prgr report Received 10/10/2017
  0000035098 Form 317 Received 11/09/2017
  0000039628 Children's TV Prgr report Received 01/10/2018
From: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC
To: WGN TV LICENSEE, LLC
Transaction log data BALCDT-20180227ABD Assign License Accepted for Filing 03/01/2018
  BLCT-1909 License to Cover Granted 04/05/2018
  0000057914 Children's TV Prgr report Received 07/10/2018
Transaction log data 0000051524 Children's TV Prgr report Received 07/13/2018
  0000062379 Children's TV Prgr report Received 10/10/2018
  0000067856 Children's TV Prgr report Received 02/12/2019
  0000071284 Children's TV Prgr report Received 04/10/2019
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