is a low power television station
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in Morehead, Kentucky
As of the census of 2010, there were 6,845 people, households, and families residing in the city. The population density was 726.2 people per square mile. There were 2,356 housing units at an average density of 253.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 93.2% White, 3.2% African...
, broadcasting on Channel 10. The station is rebroadcast locally on Time Warner cable channel 5. The FCC
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's database indicates that the station's licenses have been canceled. Fees have been accepted and processed; however, the FCC, for reasons unknown, never recognized the renewal. As a result, the station is still on the air as a pirate broadcaster
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W10BM is an affiliate of AMGTV
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and World Harvest Television. They also air talk radio
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programs, supplemented with original cartoons and slide show advertisements from the Republic Broadcasting Network, mostly on Saturday nights or when there is a network problem.
The highlight of W10BM's programming, however, is its over 18 hours per week of local originating programming. W10BM is well-known locally for its call-in show Buy a Dog, Sell a Hog
, as well as its broadcasts of alternative media documentaries, "Country Clips" and Newslines commentary.
On Sundays, they also air two locally furnished religious programs, Church of Christ's Truth for the World
and the previous week's services from the Disciples of Christ
Buy a Dog, Sell a Hog
Buy a Dog, Sell a Hog
is a local "trading post
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"-type show on W10BM. The show originally started in 1988 on another LPTV W06BC in Owingsville/Mt.Sterling and was imported to Morehead about 1995. It is also colloquially referred to as Hog and Dog
or Buy a Dog
, and has also mistakenly been called "Swap Shop". It is a call-in ad show; ads for yard sales, birthdays, and other events are also taken. The evening edition of the show airs Mondays and Fridays at 7PM.
- Morning Show — 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
- Country Clips — 4:30 PM
- Newslines — 5:30 PM
- Buy a Dog, Sell a Hog — 7:00 PM–8:00 PM Friday, Monday
Broadcasting with a Disputed License
Due to apparent FCC paper work problems or misunderstandings, the official license for W10BM was allegedly listed deleted on October 18, 2004 but bills for fees from the FCC continued to arrive and are discharged when notice is given, the owner has saved these notices for fees and proof of payments made. The licenses for other separate LPTV channels (W06BC) of the same owners were allegedly canceled on August 1, 1998. The stations' owners were working to get this situation resolved, if possible. Local moral & advertiser support has helped to keep the station on the air, despite these setbacks. The station's current hosts and studio manager are apparently open to any useful ideas to continue this valuable and "independent" community service.
The station apparently claims that it has the legal right to continue broadcasting due to the current "War on Terror
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" (presidential "Proc 7463") (and other continuing national emergencies, under provisions of USC
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USC Title47 sec308 amendment6(a) Act July 16, 1952, source-Sec.308, 48 Stat. 1084; July 16, 1952(which states in pertinent part, ..."except that during war or emergency periods no formal application need be filed.")(National Emergency
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. Claims are also made that Channel 10 has a signal that is, in all probability, too weak to reach across the border of another state.