WUPV Richmond Will Be Moving

American Spirit Media, owners of WUPV, a CW affiliate in Richmond, Va., said Friday it was a winner in the FCC's spectrum auction. It did not say what its winnings were but did say it had agreed to move to a lower channel.

It is a UHF station (ch. 47), so that means it will be moving to a VHF channel, per one of the FCC's options in the incentive auction—either sell the spectrum and exit the business, get paid to move from a UHF to a VHF channel, or from a high V to a lower V.

American Spirit said it would keep viewers informed of when the channel would be changing.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.