About FOX 55/27What is it now? WBHW, a religiously unaffiliated organization, joined WRSP on June 1, 1979. (the call letters stood for We Believe His Word). On UHF channel 55, it broadcast an analog feed. It was the market's first new commercial station (excluding satellite stations) since WCIA debuted in 1953. It was sold to new owners on November 24, 1982, who changed the call letters to WRSP-TV and transformed it into the area's first general entertainment independent.
WRSP announced in the winter of 1985 that it will join the fledgling Fox network the following year. As part of the arrangement, it established full-time satellite WCCU in Urbana on February 19, 1986, with an analog broadcast on UHF channel 27.
Both stations began broadcasting digital signals in the mid-2000s, including Fox programming in high definition. It ultimately launched a new website based on News Corporation Interactive's "My Fox" owned-and-operated station platform.