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Welcome To WBQP TV

WBQP TV ultimate goal is to Inform, Educate, and Entertain.

We are Watson Broadcasting LLC of Pensacola aka WBQP TV located at 312 East Nine Mile Road, Suite 29D, Pensacola, Florida.  WBQP TV is a full service and a full market 24/7 hours over-the-air television station.  We are the only Urban TV station in the entire market and is African American owned and formatted.

WBQP TV is independently owned by Vernon and Mary Lynn Watson which signed on the air in June 1992 and was the first African American owned TV Station on the Gulf Coast and was the first “WB” (Warner Bros.) Television Network affiliate in the market.  WBQP has been broadcasting on VHF Channel 12 for the past 30 years in the greater Pensacola area.  In 2022, WBQP leased a channel on a full power television station channel 53.4 on WPAN TV 53 to get full market coverage.  WBQP is now a full market TV station and covers 12 counties in Alabama and Florida.

WBQP TV broadcast on both VHF Channel 12 and UHF Channel 53.4. WBQP TV is now a full market station serving 12 counties in the Mobile/Pensacola/Fort Walton Beach DMA.  The Mobile/Pensacola/ Fort Walton Beach is 57th largest market in the country.  WBQP broadcast ten sub-channels on VHF WBQP TV Channel 12. In addition to the above, WBQP is now broadcasting on UHF TV Channel 53.4.  WBQP is also broadcasting digital content online.  WBQP has it’s on App in the Google and IOS App stores for hand held devices.  WBQP is broadcasting “live” on line on internet (IPTV) TV and on its website at or  WBQP is also on most popular streaming platforms such ROKU, AMAZON FIRE TV, APPLE TV, etc.  WBQP has applications pending for major TV Brands Apps for LG, Samsung, Sony, Vizio and TLC.  WBQP is on all popular Social Media sites such as: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Our main programming source is “The Grio Network” which was formerly Light TV.   The programming is a variety of News, Opinions, Entertainment and Video Content geared toward African Americans.  In addition to a variety of local talk and religious programming geared toward the local community.

We are serving the Gulf Coast of Florida including Mobile, Alabama, Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach and Destin, Florida as well as the Greater Pensacola area including Milton, Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Foley, Brewton, etc. We serve twelve counties in the DMA: Mobile, Baldwin, Escambia, Washington, Chatom, Clarkes, Monroe, Conecuh Counties in Alabama; and Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties in Florida. We serve approximately 500,000 households over-the-air (non-cable) on VHF channel 12 and UHF channel 53.4.

WBQP TV-12 is affiliated with several independent TV networks and has an excellent lineup of general and local programming. We have something for everybody, ranging from kid programming to adult programming. We offer eight digital channels.

We have specific blocks of programming to serve the entire community, such as African American & Hispanic programming, Local “LIVE” programming, religious programming, sport programming, music videos, home shopping, News, Movies, Talk Shows, etc. WBQP TV-12 is a local independently owned television station designed to serve the local community needs.


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