Description: WRSP-TV is the Fox-affiliated television station for Springfield/Decatur, Illinois. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 44 (or virtual channel 55.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter, west of Mechanicsburg, in unincorporated Sangamon County. Owned by GOCOM Media, the station is sister to CW affiliate WBUI and both outlets are operated through joint sales and shared services agreements by the Sinclair Broadcast Group.
History: What is now WRSP signed-on June 1, 1979 as an religious Independent. It aired an analog signal on UHF channel 55 and used the call sign WBHW (standing for We Believe His Word). It was the first new commercial station in the market (not counting satellite stations) since WCIA launched back in 1953. On November 24, 1982, it changed call letters to WRSP-TV and became the area’s first general entertainment Independent.
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