WSST-TV

WSST-TV
Cordele, Georgia
United States
Branding WSST-DT 22
Slogan Covering South Georgia's Local News and Events
Channels Digital: 22 (UHF)
(to move to 34 (UHF))
Virtual: 22 (PSIP)
Subchannels 22.1 independent
Owner Sunbelt-South Telecommunications, Ltd.
(sale to Marquee Broadcasting pending[1])
First air date May 22, 1989 (1989-05-22)
Call letters' meaning Sunbelt-
South
Telecommunications
Former channel number(s) Analog:
55 (UHF, 1989–2009)
Digital:
51 (UHF, 2009-2016)
Former affiliations America One
Youtoo America
Transmitter power 80 kW
66.2 kW (CP)
Height 111 m (364 ft)
Facility ID 63867
Transmitter coordinates 31°53′36″N 83°48′18″W / 31.89333°N 83.80500°W / 31.89333; -83.80500
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website www.wsst51.com

WSST-TV, virtual and UHF digital channel 22, is an independent television station licensed to Cordele, Georgia, United States. The station is locally owned by Sunbelt-South Communications, Ltd. WSST's studios are located on 7th Street and 11th Avenue in downtown Cordele, and its transmitter is located in rural southwestern Crisp County.

The station's digital signal extends only about 50 miles (80 km) from Cordele; however, the station is carried on many cable providers in the region, including in Albany and Perry.

On June 18, 2018, Marquee Broadcasting agreed to purchase WSST. The sale is expected to be approved by the FCC and close by the end of Fall 2018.[2]

Digital television

Digital channel

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[3]
22.1480i4:3WSST DTMain WSST-TV programming

Analog-to-digital conversion

WSST-TV's digital transmitter facilities had operated at low power for several years, due to Sunbelt-South Telecommunications, Ltd. being involved in bankruptcy proceedings.[4] The station discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over UHF channel 55, on April 15, 2009. The station's digital signal broadcast on its pre-transition UHF channel 51.[5][6] The station moved to channel 22 in early 2017.[7]

Programming

Syndicated programs broadcast on WSST-TV include various Entertainment Studios programs, Hot Bench, Celebrity Page, Extra and The People's Court.

WSST produces South Georgia Sunrise a 2½-hour morning news and talk program, airing weekdays at 6:00 a.m. and a half-hour evening newscast at 6:00 p.m. The station also produces Midday Magazine, an hour-long talk and lifestyle program that airs weekdays at 12:00 p.m.

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