|New York Spectrum Holding Company LLC
|December 9, 1988
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WNXY-LD first signed on in 1988 over channel 54 as W54AY, which was licensed in the Brownsville area of Brooklyn, New York. One program that aired in the 1980s was Rapid T. Rabbit and Friends, which also aired on W44AI (now WNYX-LD) for a short time before moving to cable months later.
In 1998, it changed its call sign to WNXY-LP and moved to channel 27. Like its sister station WNYX-LD, this station broadcast community access-type programming. Much of its programming generally appealed to various ethnic audiences. In 2000, the station moved to channel 26 due to WTBY-TV being assigned channel 27 for its digital television service. In 2006, WNXY-LP was granted the right to flash cut to channel 43 after the digital transition, due to predicted interference with KYW-TV in Philadelphia, which broadcasts on digital channel 26. In the summer of 2007, WNXY-LP left the air when Metro Studios moved to Times Square. In late 2007, it returned to the air as a translator station of WNYX-LP. In April 2009, WNXY-LP once again suspended operations and went dark.
It did obtain a special temporary authority to remain dark, pending the build-out of its construction permit for digital channel 43. As of March 10, 2011, it returned to the air on virtual channel 43.1, with a test pattern. Around 2012, Island Broadcasting sold WNXY-LD to NY Spectrum Holding. The station returned on the air in October 2013, simulcasting co-owned WNYX-LD and WXNY-LD. In 2019, the station switched to religious network Good TV while WXNY-LD switched back to CGTN America, which has switched to COMFY TV in 2022. In 2020, WNXY-LD switched to Diya TV.
The Federal Communications Commission cancelled WNXY-LD's license effective December 1, 2023, due to the station having been dark since at least July 18, 2022, and concerns about the station's facilities not having been constructed per its permit.
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