WDKA

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WDKA
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Paducah, Kentucky/
Harrisburg, Illinois/
Cape Girardeau, Missouri/
Jonesboro, Arkansas
City of licensePaducah
BrandingMy 49 WDKA
ChannelsDigital: 49 (UHF) &
KBSI-DT 22.2 (UHF)
Affiliations49.1 MyNetworkTV
49.3 The Country Network
OwnerWDKA Acquisition Corporation
(operated through LMA by Sinclair Broadcast Group)
First air dateJune 5, 1997; 17 years ago (1997-06-05)
Call letters' meaningPaDu(K)Ah
Sister station(s)KBSI
Former channel number(s)49 (UHF analog, 1997-2009)
50 (UHF digital, -2010)
Former affiliationsUPN (1997-2000)
The WB (2000-2006)
Transmitter power1,000 kW
Height327 m
Facility ID39561
Transmitter coordinates37°23′42.6″N 88°56′23.3″W / 37.395167°N 88.939806°W / 37.395167; -88.939806
 
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WDKA
WDKAmy.PNG
Paducah, Kentucky/
Harrisburg, Illinois/
Cape Girardeau, Missouri/
Jonesboro, Arkansas
City of licensePaducah
BrandingMy 49 WDKA
ChannelsDigital: 49 (UHF) &
KBSI-DT 22.2 (UHF)
Affiliations49.1 MyNetworkTV
49.3 The Country Network
OwnerWDKA Acquisition Corporation
(operated through LMA by Sinclair Broadcast Group)
First air dateJune 5, 1997; 17 years ago (1997-06-05)
Call letters' meaningPaDu(K)Ah
Sister station(s)KBSI
Former channel number(s)49 (UHF analog, 1997-2009)
50 (UHF digital, -2010)
Former affiliationsUPN (1997-2000)
The WB (2000-2006)
Transmitter power1,000 kW
Height327 m
Facility ID39561
Transmitter coordinates37°23′42.6″N 88°56′23.3″W / 37.395167°N 88.939806°W / 37.395167; -88.939806

WDKA is the MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station for the Jackson Purchase area of Western Kentucky, Southern Illinois, and Southeastern Missouri that is licensed to Paducah, Kentucky. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 49 from a transmitter in Vienna, Illinois. Locally-owned, the station is operated through a local marketing agreement (LMA) by the Sinclair Broadcast Group as sister to Fox affiliate KBSI. The two stations share studios on Enterprise Street in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Since the Jonesboro metropolitan area doesn't have a MyNetworkTV affiliate of its own, WDKA channel 49 also serves Northeast Arkansas by default.

It can also be seen on KBSI's second digital subchannel (UHF channel 22.2) in standard definition from a transmitter north of Cape Girardeau in rural Cape Girardeau County.

History[edit]

WDKA began broadcasting on June 5, 1997. It aired an analog signal on UHF channel 49 and was a UPN affiliate. In 2000, WDKA switched affiliations with low-powered WQTV-LP and became a WB affiliate. The station became a MyNetworkTV affiliate on September 5, 2006.

Digital channels[edit]

ChannelVideoAspectPSIP Short NameProgramming
49.1720p16:9WDKA-DTMain WDKA programming / MyNetworkTV
49.2480i4:3Dark
49.3The Country Network

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