WQDT-LD

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WQDT-LD
New Orleans, Louisiana
United States
CityLumberton, Mississippi
ChannelsDigital: 33 (UHF)
Virtual: 34 (PSIP)
Subchannels(see article)
AffiliationsBuzzr
OwnerDTV America Corporation
FoundedAugust 21, 2012
First air datec. September 2016
Sister station(s)WTNO-LP
Former callsignsW33DT-D (2012-2016)
Former affiliationsSilent (2012–2016)
Independent/Infomercials (2016)
Transmitter power15 kW
Height355 feet (108 m)
Facility ID187805
Transmitter coordinates29°54′38.6″N 90°11′45.8″W / 29.910722°N 90.196056°W / 29.910722; -90.196056

WQDT-LD is a low-powered digital television station licensed to Lumberton, Mississippi and serving the New Orleans, Louisiana media market. The station is a Buzzr affiliate owned by DTV America Corporation. The station’s digital signal is broadcast over UHF channel 33, but consumer television receivers display the channel as virtual channel 34 via PSIP.

The station transmits its digital signal from a tower located along U.S. 90 near Westwego.[1]

History[edit]

Originally licensed to Lumberton, Mississippi, in the Hattiesburg media market, the station’s construction permit was issued in August 2012 under the callsign of W33DT-D. The current WQDT calls were adopted on April 1, 2016. More than five months later, the station went on the air, first with Infomercials from Revenue Frontier, then became a Buzzr affiliate in October. Six additional subchannels were launched days thereafter. [2]

Sometime before the station signed on, DTV America decided to move WQDT to the New Orleans area. The station identification placard presently in use on the air mentions New Orleans even though the city of license officially remains to be Lumberton, Mississippi.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station’s signal is multiplexed.

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming [2]
34.1 480i 4:3 WQDT-LD Buzzr
34.2 GetTV
34.3 Sonlife Broadcasting Network
34.4 Stadium
34.5 Liquidation Channel
34.6 QVC
34.7 QVC Plus

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