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Houston/Tupelo/Columbus, Mississippi
Branding WKDH ABC45
Channels Digital: 45 (UHF)
Subchannels 45.1 ABC
Affiliations American Broadcasting Company
Owner Southern Broadcasting, Inc.

(operated under a LMA by WTVA, Inc.)

First air date June 18, 2001
Sister station(s) WLOV-TV, WTVA
Former channel number(s) Analog:

45 (2001-2007)

Transmitter power 537 kW
Height 491 m
Facility ID 83310
Transmitter coordinates 33°47′39.3″N 89°5′16″W / 33.79425°N 89.08778°W / 33.79425; -89.08778

WKDH's transmitter is located near Woodland, Mississippi. It is legally owned by Southern Broadcasting (no relation to "Southern Broadcast Corporation of Sarasota", a legal name for Calkins Media), but is controlled by WTVA, Inc. through a local marketing agreement. It shares a studio in Tupelo with WTVA and the area's Fox affiliate WLOV-TV. The station's general manager is Dee Spain, son of WTVA founder Frank K. Spain.

[edit] History

WKDH signed on for the first time on June 18, 2001, bringing an over-the-air ABC affiliate to north Mississippi for the first time since WLOV dropped ABC for Fox in 1995. In the meantime, cable systems in the area piped in WPTY-TV from Memphis or WCFT-TV from Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

WKDH airs "Community Edition" Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 6:30 a.m. The program highlights issues and events in North Mississippi. "Community Edition" is hosted by longtime North Mississippi Radio and TV Personality Stan Allen.

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