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Jackson, Mississippi
United States
Branding16 WAPT (general)
16 WAPT News (newscasts)
SloganThe One to Watch
ChannelsDigital: 21 (UHF)
Virtual: 16 (PSIP)
Subchannels16.1 ABC
16.2 MeTV
OwnerHearst Television
(Jackson Hearst Television Inc.)
First air dateOctober 3, 1970 (47 years ago) (1970-10-03)
Call letters’ meaningWe’re American Public Television
(reference to American Public Life Insurance Company and no relation to American Public Television)
Sister station(s)WDSU, WVTM
Former channel number(s)Analog:
16 (UHF, 1970–2009)
Transmitter power1,000 kW
Height332 m (1,089 ft)
Facility ID49712
Transmitter coordinates32°16′41″N 90°17′40″W / 32.27806°N 90.29444°W / 32.27806; -90.29444 (WAPT)


Detailed Antenna Reception Information For WAPT 16 Jackson ABC


Virtual Channel16
RF Channel21
Effective Radiated Power (ERP)1000 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT)332m
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL)423m
Network AffiliationABC
Contact Street 1WAPT
Contact Street 27616 Channel 16 Way
Contact CityJackson
Contact StateMS
Contact Zip39209
Contact Phone601-922-1607
Additional DataFCC Station Information

WAPT 16 is a TV station in Jackson, MS. It’s a local news and entertainment station that broadcasts local news, weather, traffic, sports, and general entertainment programming. In addition to being known as WAPT 16 Jackson ABC, it’s also called simply by its FCC call sign WAPT. You can watch the station online via the WAPT 16 live stream and its collection of videos, updated regularly.

Name: WAPT 16 Jackson ABC
Call Sign: WAPT
Location: Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Genre: Local News, Entertainment
Website: WAPT 16 Homepage

If you’re interested in a different station or stream, use the search box at the top of the page.

WAPT 16 is owned by Hearst Communications. It is an affiliate of the network ABC network. As an affiliate, Jackson ABC tends to focus its original news coverage on local issues during the traditional morning, mid-day, evening and late-night news slots. To fill in the rest of its broadcasting schedule, the station airs national programs provided by ABC.

See WAPT’s FCC Profile

WAPT 16 has a public information file maintained by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). To go directly to WAPT’s FCC file, click the FCC link above.

The FCC’s station profile will contain important information about Jackson ABC that falls within the public domain. For example, it may disclose such details as political advertisement time the station has sold (or given away), ownership particulars, or pending applications for programming changes.

Contact the Station

If you’re a public relations rep, you may want to mail some promotional materials to the station or get in touch with a specific member of its team. If you’re a curious viewer, you might be interested in arranging a tour of the station’s facilities. In either case, in addition to the contact info above, here are some more ways to get in touch:
By mail: PO Box 10297 Jackson, MS 39289-0297. Phone: 601-922-1607. Fax: 601-922-8993. Email: news@wapt.com