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September 12, 2001

Some New York City TV and Radio Stations Off The Air After World Trade Center Collapse

Smoke hangs heavily in the area as an American flag hangs Thursday morning, Sept. 13, 2001 on part of an antenna which had been at the top of the World Trade Center tower 1 before Tuesday's terrorist attack and building collapse. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)

Due to the tradgedy in New York on Tuesday, September 11th, nine analog and five digital TV stations along with four FM radio stations and many other communications in New York ceased over-the-air broadcasts due to the collapse of the north World Trade Center.

The north World Trade Center supported a master broadcast antenna system that served the greater Tri-State area and had an approximate Grade B coverage area of 60 miles. As station plans become available we will make that information available on this web page. For an entire list of New York City TV stations see the table at the bottom of this page.

Some large cable TV systems receive their network TV station feeds directly from the stations by fiber optic cable. This is why customers on these larger cable systems may still be able to receive the major network TV stations, while viewers with off-air antennas and smaller cable company subscribers may not. It is suspected that the affected TV and radio stations that had their transmitters atop the World Trade Center building 1 will scramble to install temporary broadcast antennas atop the Empire State Building.

Some stations, such as WCBS-TV channel 2, have a backup transmitter located on the Empire State Building that they are currently using. Other TV stations, such as WABC-TV channel 7, are using UHF TV stations with transmitters located on the Empire State Building to broadcast their signal on as a temporary. We will post information on this page regarding progress to restore off-air TV broadcasting of the affected stations as it becomes available to us from the various TV stations.

TV Stations Affected By The Collapse of the World Trade Center tower 1:

Red = Station Affected, Green = Station Unaffected, Aux = On Air with Auxiliary (Backup) Transmitter, (Channel) = Channel now broadcasting on.

Analog TV Stations:

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TV Station Network ERP (kW) RCAGL (Ft.) Latitude Longitude Link To Map
WCBS-2 Aux CBS 21.4 1578 40-42-43 74-0-49 Trade Center
WNBC-4 NBC 17.4 1709 40-42-43 74-0-49 Trade Center
WNYW-5 FOX 17.4 1709 40-42-43 74-0-49 Trade Center
WABC-7 25 ABC 64.6 1633 40-42-43 74-0-49 Trade Center
WWOR-9 UPN 58.9 1686 40-42-43 74-0-49 Trade Center
WPIX-11 WB 61.6 1660 40-42-43 74-0-49 Trade Center
WNET-13 PBS 64.6 1660 40-42-43 74-0-49 Trade Center
WEBR-CA 17 KBS 2.0 1033 40-44-54 73-59-10 Empire State Bldg.
WNYE-25 PBS 2450 1289 40-44-54 73-59-10 Empire State Bldg.
WPXN-31 PAX 2820 1584 40-42-43 74-0-49 Trade Center
WXTV-41 Univision 2340 1384 40-44-54 73-59-10 Empire State Bldg.
WNJU-47 Telemundo 4570 1545 40-42-43 74-0-49 Trade Center
WKOB-LP 53 Ind. 6.73 1010 40-44-54 73-59-10 Empire State Bldg.
WHSE-68 HSC 2630 1430 40-44-54 73-59-10 Empire State Bldg.

Digital TV Stations:

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TV Station Network ERP (kW) RCAGL (Ft.) Latitude Longitude Link To Map
WNYE-DT 24 PBS 200 1338 40-44-54 73-59-10 Empire State Bldg.
WNBC-DT 28 NBC 178 1492 40-42-43 74-0-49 Trade Center
WPIX-DT 33 WB 133 1492 40-42-43 74-0-49 Trade Center
WNYW-DT 44 FOX 246 1190 40-44-54 73-59-10 Empire State Bldg.
WABC-DT 45 ABC 182 1492 40-42-43 74-0-49 Trade Center
WCBS-DT 56 CBS 349 1295 40-44-54 73-59-10 Empire State Bldg.

Here is a link to The University of Sydney's Department of Civil Engineering web site that explains why the World Trade Center towers collapsed after the attack.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of all those lost and to all those who perished bravely trying to help.

Stallions Satellite and Antenna


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