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KATV, channel 7, is an ABC affiliated television station serving the Little Rock television market and central Arkansas. The station is owned by Allbritton Communications Company.
The station broadcasts its digital signal via UHF channel 22, using its former analog assignment of 7 as its virtual channel via PSIP. It is also available on Comcast analog cable channel 8, with its HD simulcast on Comcast Digital Cable channel 231 in Little Rock.
Until it collapsed January 11, 2008, both signals were broadcast from the KATV Tower near Redfield, Arkansas. Its analog license continued to reflect this site while the station was broadcasting in analog from a temporary site, and in HDTV on a subchannel of KWBF (channel 42, now KARZ-TV). It began broadcasts on February 1, 2009 from a new digital transmitter located on Shinall Mountain, near the Chenal Valley neighborhood of Little Rock.
KATV's digital signal on UHF 22 is multiplexed:
KATV requested to transmit in digital only, effective June 12, 2009. After it shut down its analog signal on that date, the rescheduled completion date of the nationwide analog television shutdown, KATV-DT remained on its pre-transition digital channel number,
KOTV-DT is the CBS-affiliated television station serving Oklahoma's Green Country region and the Tulsa metropolitan area. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on UHF channel 45 (or virtual channel 6.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter located near South 257th Street East and the Muskogee Turnpike in southeastern Tulsa County (southeast of Broken Arrow). Owned by Griffin Communications, it is sister to CW affiliate KQCW-DT and both share studios located on East 3rd Street and South Frankfort Avenue in downtown Tulsa. The station can also be seen on Cox Communications and AT&T U-verse channel 6. There is a high definition feed available on Cox Communications digital channel 706 and AT&T U-verse channel 1006.
On digital subchannel 6.2 is sister station and CW affiliate KQCW-DT. On digital subchannel 6.3 and on Cox digital channel 53 is News on 6 Now, a news simulcast/rebroadcast channel (previously operating as cable-only News Now 53 from 2000 until March 30, 2011), owned by Griffin in cooperation with Cox Communications; digital channel 6.3 was previously an affiliate of This TV from January 20, 2009 to March 30, 2011 (This TV has since moved to digital channel 19.2 on KQCW).
KTMD is a full-power television station licensed to Galveston, Texas transmitting over digital channel 48, displaying channel 47 to tuners via PSIP. The station is owned and operated by NBCUniversal and is the Telemundo Owned and Operated station for Houston, Texas, and its surrounding area.
KTMD took to the air in the spring of 1988 on channel 48 from a transmitter located east of Farm to Market Road 528 south of Friendswood. In 2002, KTMD was granted permission to move its analog signal to channel 47 in order to operate its digital transmitter on channel 48 in Missouri City rather than Friendswood. The station also cited interference from a station in Bryan. The change to channel 47 occurred November 9, 2002.
Noticiero 48 was the name of the station's newscast when it signed on in 1988. It was changed to Noticentro 48 the following year, and back to the original "Noticiero" title in 1991, with a slight change 2002 to Noticiero 47 to reflect its new dial position. In 2010 "Noticiero Telemundo Houston" was launched.
Telemundo's parent company NBC-Universal replaced the local newscast with a regional newscast based out of the new Production Center in Dallas. At the time national
KPIX-TV (virtual channel 5) is the CBS owned and operated television station in San Francisco, California. Through its parent company CBS Corporation, KPIX is co-owned with The CW affiliate KBCW-TV (Channel 44).
The station has studios located just north of San Francisco's Financial District (one block away from KGO-TV), and transmits from the Sutro Tower and its signal covers the San Francisco Bay Area. Known on the air as CBS 5 Bay Area, KPIX is home to one of the higher rated newscasts among CBS-owned stations. On January 28, 2008, KPIX started to broadcast local news in HD, becoming the third station in the Bay area to do so, after KGO-TV and KTVU. KPIX was also one of two Group W stations that became a CBS O&O, but had already been affiliated with CBS, the other being KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh.
In addition to KBCW, KPIX shares its studios with its CBS Radio partners: KCBS, KFRC-FM, KITS, KLLC, KMVQ-FM and KZDG, although they use a different address number for Battery Street (865 as opposed to 855).
In the few areas of the western United States where viewers cannot receive CBS programs over-the-air, KPIX is available to Dish Network customers as part of All American Direct's
WJHL-TV, channel 11, is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Johnson City, Tennessee, USA. WJHL-TV is owned by Richmond, Virginia-based Media General, which also owns the Bristol Herald Courier, and is the CBS Television Network affiliate for the Tri-Cities area of northeastern Tennessee and southwestern Virginia. The station has studios on East Main Street in downtown Johnson City, and its transmitter is located on Holston Mountain.
Although the station is located in Johnson City, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires it to include Kingsport and Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia in its legal station identification.
WJHL-TV began broadcasting on October 26, 1953. It was owned by Hanes Lancaster, Sr. his son Hanes, Jr. and Jesse W. "Jay" Birdwell along with WJHL radio (910 AM, now WJCW; and FM 101.5, now WQUT). All three stations took their calls from John H. Lancaster, Sr. (Hanes, Sr.'s father and Hanes, Jr.'s grandfather) who had founded WJHL radio in 1938.
In 1953, WJHL-TV was on track to be the first television station to sign-on in East Tennessee. The station's original tower was being constructed on Tannery Knob in downtown Johnson City. With just a few
KGCW is the CW-affiliated television station for the Quad Cities of Eastern Iowa and West-Central Illinois. Licensed to Burlington, Iowa, it broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 41 (virtual channel 26.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter in the Seaton village of Abington Township, Illinois. The station can also be seen on Mediacom channel 13 and in high definition on digital channel 804. Owned by Grant Broadcasting System II, KGCW is sister to Fox affiliate KLJB and the two share studios on East 53rd Street in Davenport, Iowa. Syndicated programming on this station includes Seinfeld, My Name Is Earl, Everybody Hates Chris, and Cash Cab among others. The station also carries preseason NFL Green Bay Packers football from the team's Wisconsin state network. KGCW can also be seen on KLJB's second digital subchannel (UHF channel 49.2 or virtual channel 18.2 via PSIP) from a transmitter in the Orion village of Western Township, Illinois.
The station signed-on August 2, 1984 as KJMH. It aired an analog signal on UHF channel 26 with an effective radiated power of 200 kilowatts (at a height of 96 meters) from a tower on Winegard Drive in Burlington. Originally an
KING-TV, virtual channel 5, is a television station in Seattle, Washington, affiliated with the NBC network. Owned by Belo Corp., it broadcasts on UHF digital channel 48. Its offices and broadcasting center are located just east of Seattle Center. The station's transmitter is located in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle.
The station is operated in a duopoly with independent station KONG-TV, which features syndicated programs and news programming some produced by KING-TV; KONG is available on UHF channel 16, but on most Seattle cable systems is given the Channel 6 channel slot to compliment KING-TV. KING-TV carries Live Well Network on digital subchannel 5.2, which is also available on digital cable in northwestern Washington State. It is one of five local Seattle TV stations seen in Canada on the Bell TV and Shaw Direct satellite providers. KING is carried on several cable systems in south-eastern Alaska and Northwestern Oregon.
Syndicated programs broadcast on KING-TV include Dr. Phil, Anderson, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Inside Edition.
On December 6, 2011, Belo announced it signed affiliation agreements with KING-TV and Spokane sister station KSKN to add
KCWI-TV is a television station that broadcasts on channel 23 in the Des Moines, Iowa, area. It is The CW affiliate for central Iowa. KCWI is licensed to Ames, but its studios are located in Downtown Des Moines while its transmitter is near Alleman.
Syndicated programs on KCWI include Friends, Family Guy, King of Queens, and Scrubs.
Because it was granted an original construction permit after the Federal Communications Commission finalized the DTV allotment plan on April 21, 1997 , the station did not receive a companion channel for a digital television station. Instead, on or before June 12, 2009, which was the final day of the digital TV conversion period for full-service stations, KCWI-TV was required to turn off its analog signal and turn on its digital signal (called a "flash-cut"). Due to this abnormality, KCWI's digital signal is carried as a subchannel of KDMI.
KCWI signed on the air January 20, 2001, as a primary WB network/secondary UPN affiliate under the call sign KPWB-TV (The KPWB call letters were originally used on channel 31 in Sacramento from 1995-1998 as a WB affiliate and a Pappas owned station, later becoming UPN O&O KMAX-TV, which also joined The CW). KPWB
WLAX is the Fox Broadcasting Company-affiliated television station for Western Wisconsin that is licensed to La Crosse. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 17 (or virtual channel 25.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter in La Crescent, Minnesota near the studios of ABC affiliate WXOW. The station can also be seen on Charter and CenturyLink channel 3.
There is a high definition feed provided on CenturyLink digital channel 306 and Charter digital channel 605. Owned by Grant Broadcasting System II, it has studios at Interchange Place in La Crosse at the intersection of I-90/US 53/WIS 35 and Rose Street (hence the street address name). Syndicated programming on the station includes The Office, Two and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother, and Judge Judy among others.
WEUX in Chippewa Falls operates as a full-time satellite of WLAX in the Chippewa Valley. This outlet broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 49 (or virtual channel 48.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter southeast of Colfax, and north of WIS 29, along the Dunn and Chippewa County line. The station maintains an advertising sales office on WIS 93 in Eau Claire between I-94 and US 53.
KETC is the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member Public television station in St. Louis, Missouri. Owned by St. Louis Regional Public Media, the call letters KETC represent the St. Louis Educational Television Comission, the former name of the organization responsible for bringing public television to St. Louis.
The station broadcasts in stereo and broadcasts a secondary audio program (SAP) channel, used for descriptive video service (DVS). The station's digital signal operates on UHF channel 39, using the station's former analog VHF channel 9 as its virtual channel via PSIP.
Some of the programs produced by KETC for nationwide consumption include Inside/Out and The Letter People, instructional program about reading, which was seen on many PBS and educational television stations in mid-1970s, A Time for Champions an hour long documentary chronicling the St. Louis University soccer dynasty of the 1960s and 1970s, and Homeland and upcoming limited series examining the topic of immigration in the United States.
KETC began broadcasting on September 20, 1954. Its first general manager was the well-known Shelby Storck, who also emceed the station's first evening of broadcasting. It
WSB-TV, virtual channel 2.1 (digital channel 39), is the ABC affiliate in Atlanta. It is the flagship television station of Cox Enterprises and its Cox Media Group subsidiary. Its offices and TV studios are located at the WSB Television and Radio Group building in Midtown Atlanta at 1601 West Peachtree Street, along with the offices and studios of sister radio stations WSB AM 750, WSB-FM 98.5, WSBB FM 95.5, WSRV FM 97.1, and WALR-FM 104.1 (all of which transmit from other sites). It is also co-owned with the daily publisher The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which is based from a separate facility in the suburb of Dunwoody. In the Atlanta area, it is broadcast on channel 3 on local area cable systems (cable channel 2 is held by Christian independent station WATC-DT).
The WSB-TV transmission tower is located immediately adjacent to Freedom Parkway, east of downtown Atlanta and just southwest of the Carter Center. It is so close to the highway that one of its three sets of guy wires passes over the road. Because freezing rain may accumulate in winter storms (especially since the tops of towers are colder than at ground level), the road is covered by a "tunnel" to prevent heavy ice
WUAB, identified on-air as "My43 The Block, WUAB", is the MyNetworkTV affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio. The station is licensed to the suburb of Lorain, and it shares a studio in downtown Cleveland with sister station WOIO, Cleveland's CBS affiliate. Its transmitter is located in Parma, Ohio. The station also serves as the default MNTV affiliate for Erie, Pennsylvania, and is available on most cable systems in northwest Pennsylvania (although WUAB is presently absent from Time Warner's City of Erie lineup).
Current programming on WUAB includes Anderson Live, Maury, The Insider, Inside Edition, Two and a Half Men, and Dish Nation
Prior to 1995, WUAB was one of the leading independent stations in the country; it was Cleveland's UPN affiliate from 1995 to 2006. The station, along with WOIO, is currently owned by Raycom Media and are the largest stations in that group.
WUAB had the humblest of beginnings. United Artists Broadcasting (owned by the studio with the same name, then a Transamerica property) was its original owner, bringing the station to life on September 15, 1968. Eddie Manheim of Marcus Advertising handled the first promotions for the station and the Cleveland billboards read
KGO-TV, channel 7, is an owned-and-operated television station of the Walt Disney Company-owned American Broadcasting Company, based in San Francisco, California. Its studios are located in the ABC Broadcast Center on Front and Vallejo streets in downtown San Francisco, while its transmitter is atop the iconic Sutro Tower, located between Mount Sutro and the Twin Peaks in central San Francisco, along with the Bay Area's other major television stations.
Until April 18, 2011, the station was viewable in the Salinas/Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay area exclusively via cable and satellite.
For antenna viewers, KGO-DT was available over-the-air on RF channel 24 until the digital transition. It has since returned to RF channel 7.
In the few areas of the western United States where viewers cannot receive ABC programs over-the-air, KGO is available to Dish Network customers as part of All American Direct's distant network package.
The station signed on the air for the first time on May 5, 1949, as Northern California's second-oldest TV station, behind Associated Broadcasters' KPIX (channel 5, later sold to Westinghouse Broadcasting). In fact, KPIX had a hand in getting KGO-TV on the air, as the
KOIN, virtual channel 6.1 (branded as "KOIN Local 6"), is the CBS affiliated-television station serving the Portland metropolitan area. Its transmitter is located in Portland, Oregon, United States; it broadcasts its digital signal on UHF channel 40. KOIN's studios are located in the basement of the KOIN Center skyscraper on SW Columbia Street in Downtown Portland.
KOIN began in 1925 as a radio station, KOIN-AM (at AM 970). It became part of the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), now known as the CBS Radio Network, in 1930. During the golden years of radio, KOIN-AM was one of Portland's major radio stations, with an extensive array of local programming, including live music from its own studio orchestra.
As a CBS radio affiliate, KOIN-AM was the local home for CBS radio network programs such as the CBS World News Roundup, Lux Radio Theater, and Suspense (KOIN's own history page has omissions and errors in its early days. KOIN radio signed on the air as KQP on November 9, 1925 and changed call sign to KOIN on April 12, 1926. KOIN became a CBS Radio affiliate on September 1, 1929. From: Craig Adams, radio historian). An FM station, KOIN-FM (at 101.1 FM), was added in 1948. Both
WLNY-TV, channel 55, is an independent television station licensed to Riverhead, New York, with main studios in Melville, New York and transmitter in Middle Island, New York. WLNY's primary over-the-air signal serves most of Long Island, comprising Nassau and Suffolk counties. The station is owned by CBS Corporation, and is one-half of a television duopoly with WCBS-TV (channel 2).
Founded by Long Island businessman Michael Pascucci, the station went on the air April 28, 1985 as WLIG, with the on-air branding TV-55. It was the first Long Island-based independent television station since the demise of WSNL-TV (channel 67, now WFTY-TV), which was merged with Newark, New Jersey-based independent WWHT-TV (now WFUT-TV) several years earlier. During its first year of operations, WLIG employed a number of gimmicks to attract viewers, such as a Watch and Win Sweepstakes in which viewers were shown a "code word" on-screen during a particular show and had to send in a postcard with that word for the chance to win a prize, and offering 100,000 free loop antennas to non-cable viewers who couldn't receive the station clearly. The efforts paid off, as WLIG gradually became a solid ratings
KAKW-DT is a television station licensed to Killeen, Texas, serving the Waco and Austin markets as a Univision owned-and-operated station on channel 62 from a tower approximately halfway between Austin and Killeen. Although it is based in the Waco market, most of its news and advertising is targeted for the Austin market.
KAKW was originally a dual UPN/The WB affiliate for the Waco/Killeen/Temple market, and was owned by Communications Corporation of America, along with simulcast Fox affiliates KWKT (Waco) and KYLE (Bryan/College Station). That was until 2002 when KAKW dropped both networks and expanded its market coverage to Austin and became a Univision affiliate under new ownership of the Spanish television network itself. It also started up a local Spanish news operation.
Until 2009, KAKW also operated a repeater in Austin, KAKW-CA channel 31. In 2009, this station switched to Telefutura programming, as KTFO-CD. KAKW broadcasts its HD signal on channel 31.2 making Univision available over-the-air in the Austin DMA.
KARK, virtual channel 4, is the NBC-affiliated television station for Central Arkansas that is licensed to Little Rock. Owned by the Nexstar Broadcasting Group, the station is sister to MyNetworkTV affiliate KARZ-TV (channel 42) and the two share studios on West Capitol Avenue in Downtown Little Rock one block east of the Arkansas State Capitol.
It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 32, using its former analog channel assignment of 4 as its virtual channel via PSIP, from a transmitter on Shinall Mountain near the Chenal Valley section of the city. On cable, the station is available on Comcast channel 5 in standard definition and digital channel 232 in high definition.
KARK-TV requested to transmit in digital only, effective February 17, 2009. After it shut down its analog signal on that date, the original scheduled completion date of the nationwide analog television shutdown, which Congress had moved the previous month to June 12, 2009, KARK-DT remained on its pre-transition digital channel number, 32, using PSIP to display its virtual channel as 4.
This station is Little Rock's second oldest having started on April 15, 1954. KATV was the first beating KARK
KBSI is the Fox-affiliated television station for the Missouri Bootheel, Southern Illinois, and Western Kentucky's Jackson Purchase. Licensed to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, it broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 22 (or virtual channel 23.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter in unincorporated Cape Girardeau County north of the city. The station can also be seen on Comcast channel 8, Charter channel 9, and Mediacom channel 10.
There is a high definition feed provided on Comcast digital channel 434, Mediacom digital channel 710, and Charter digital channel 782. Owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, the station operates MyNetworkTV affiliate WDKA (its license is locally owned) through a local marketing agreement (LMA). The two outlets share studios on Enterprise Street in Cape Girardeau. Syndicated programming on KBSI includes Two and a Half Men, Judge Judy, The People's Court, and Swift Justice with Nancy Grace among others.
The station signed-on June 1, 1982 as an Independent and aired an analog signal on UHF channel 23. It became a charter Fox affiliate at the network's launch on October 9, 1986. On May 15, 2012, Sinclair and Fox agreed to a five-year extension to
WNWO-TV is the NBC-affiliated television station in Northwest Ohio that is licensed to Toledo. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 49 (virtual channel 24.1) from a transmitter northeast of Oregon. Owned by Barrington Broadcasting, the station has studios on South Byrne Road. Syndicated programming on WNWO includes: Judge Judy, Judge Joe Brown, The Jeff Probst Show, The Doctors and The Dr. Oz Show. It can be viewed over-the-air and on cable in Southeastern Michigan, Windsor, Ontario, and Essex County, Ontario.
Overmyer Broadcasting founded the station on May 3, 1966 as WDHO-TV (for Daniel H. Overmyer). Overmeyer owned several independent stations across the country, including KEMO in San Francisco, WATL in Atlanta, and WPHL-TV in Philadelphia. Logically, WDHO should have signed on either as a full-time ABC or NBC station. However, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had just required all-channel tuning two years earlier. As a result, even though Toledo was big enough to support three full network affiliates, ABC opted to retain its affiliation with WSPD-TV (now WTVG). NBC opted to retain its secondary affiliations with WSPD-TV and CBS affiliate
KAIL is a VHF television station affiliated with MyNetworkTV, based in Fresno, California, operating on digital channel 7. Its transmitter is on top of Auberry Mountain. They are locally owned by Trans-America Broadcasting Corporation. They are one of the few commercial stations that are independently owned and one of the few stations to have never been sold in its long life.
KAIL-TV became Fresno's first independent TV station on December 18, 1961, beating out soon to be competitor, KICU-TV (now KGMC) by 5 days. In its early years, it produced a great deal of its own programming, including children's shows such as Leebo the Clown and others. During the 1960s, KAIL ran religious shows, public affairs programs, a few older syndicated shows, some cartoons, older movies, and some sports. The station was on the air about 8 hours a day.
Through the 1970s KAIL ran older cartoons, drama shows, several hours a day of religious shows, and specialty shows. As new syndicated cartoons became abundant in the mid-1980s, KAIL added more of those. They also continued to lean toward barter syndicated shows. Their ratings continued to be modest throughout the 1980s.
In the 1995, the station became a
KLRA-LP, channel 58 (also known as Univision 58 or Univision Arkansas), is the Univision-affiliated television station in Little Rock, Arkansas; the station is owned by Pinnacle Media. Its programming is relayed on two low-power stations in northwestern Arkansas: KWNL-CD in Winslow and KXUN-LP in Fayetteville.
KLRA signed on in 2001 under ownership of Equity Broadcasting as a simulcast of KUOK in Oklahoma City, as Univision Arkansas-Oklahoma. In March 2005, KLRA and KUOK began airing their own programming feeds, with KLRA becoming Univision Arkansas.
After failing to find a buyer at a bankruptcy auction, KLRA was sold to Pinnacle Media in August 2009 (after having initially been included in Silver Point Finance's acquisition on June 2 of several Equity stations), with Pinnacle assuming control under a local marketing agreement on August 5.
Until 2008, KLRA-LP had aired a daily half-hour Spanish-language regional newscast Noticias Univision Arkansas (Univision Arkansas News) airing on Monday through Friday nights at 5 and 10 p.m., produced and broadcast out of Equity Broadcasting's headquarters in Little Rock.
The newscasts were also simulcast on now-former sister
WMYV is the MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station for the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina that is licensed to Greensboro. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 33 (virtual channel 48) from a transmitter in Randleman along I-73/U.S. 220. Owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, the station is sister to ABC affiliate WXLV-TV and the two share studios on Myer Lee Drive in Winston-Salem along I-40. Syndicated programing on WMYV includes: Two and a Half Men, The Simpsons, The Office, and Tyler Perry's House of Payne. The station also airs Fox's Weekend Marketplace Saturday morning infomercial block as it is not carried by the area's Fox affiliate, WGHP-TV.
An earlier Independent station with the call letters WUBC had operated on analog UHF channel 48 in Greensboro during the late-1960s but went dark. The current incarnation of the station signed-on May 9, 1981 as WGGT-TV running a general entertainment format featuring cartoons, old movies, classic sitcoms, religious shows, and CBS shows preempted by WFMY-TV. It was owned locally by Guilford Broadcasting. The station was initially a strong competitor with the area's other independent station, WJTM-TV.
KDNL-TV is the ABC-affiliated television station for St. Louis, Missouri. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 31 from a transmitter in Shrewsbury. The station can also be seen on Charter channel 12 and in high definition on digital channel 780. Owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, KDNL has studios on Cole Street in the Downtown West section of St. Louis. Syndicated programming on KDNL-TV includes: The Simpsons, Judge Mathis, and Maury. The station also features a Secondary Audio Program channel used mainly for Descriptive Video Service.
The stations digital signal is multiplexed. Starting October 1, 2010, KDNL began carrying TheCoolTV on digital subchannel 30.2. KDNL-DT2 is available on Charter digital channel 158. As of 9/1/12, it has been removed from KDNL.
By October 28, Sinclair reached an agreement with The Country Network, which began airing on digital subchannel 30.3.
The station terminated regular analog programming on February 17, 2009 and offered nightlight programming for two weeks before it permanently shut-off analog service.
The station started broadcasting on June 8, 1969 as the first UHF television station in the St. Louis market. It
KVAL-TV, channel 13, is a television station in Eugene, Oregon, USA. It is an affiliate of the CBS network. The station began broadcasting on April 15, 1954. Owned by Fisher Communications, the station reaches additional viewers in central and western Oregon via co-owned full-powered satellite stations KCBY-TV in Coos Bay (digital channel 11) and KPIC in Roseburg (digital channel 19, virtual channel 4).
KVAL signed on in 1954, locally owned by Eugene Television. It originally carried programming from all three networks, but was a primary NBC affiliate. It lost CBS and ABC when KEZI signed on in 1960.
In the summer of 1978, as NBC was floundering in third place in the Nielsen ratings, KVAL started airing five hours of CBS programming each week. During the next four years, the station gradually offered more programs from CBS. NBC affiliated with newly signed-on KMTR in 1982, and KVAL formally switched its affiliation to CBS.
Eugene Television bought KBCI-TV in Boise in 1975 and changed its name to Northwest Television. Retlaw Enterprises (a company owned by relatives of Walt Disney, Retlaw being "Walter" backwards) bought the station in 1996. Current owner Fisher bought Retlaw's
WCBI-TV is the CBS-affiliated television station for Northern Mississippi and Northwestern Alabama licensed to Columbus. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 35 from a transmitter in Northwestern Clay County. The station can also be seen on Cable One channel 7 (HD on digital channel 460) and Comcast channel 13 (HD on digital channel 433). Owned by Morris Multimedia, WCBI has studios on 5th Street South in Downtown Columbus. Syndicated programming on the station includes: The Andy Griffith Show and The Doctors.
When WCBI signed on-the-air July 13, 1956, it was the first television station in North Mississippi. The station was owned by Birney Imes, Jr. a Columbus businessman and publisher of the Commercial Dispatch newspaper. It has studios at a cement block building surrounded by and a group of mobile homes in a pasture off MS 12 just east of Columbus. WCBI was originally affiliated with ABC, NBC, and CBS but has always been a primary CBS station except during the 1977-1978 season when it was a primary ABC affiliate. During the late-1950s, it was also briefly affiliated with the NTA Film Network.
NBC disappeared from the schedule in 1979 after WTVA in
KSDK is the NBC-affiliated television station in St. Louis, Missouri. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 35 (virtual channel 5.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter in Shrewsbury. Owned by the Gannett Company, the station maintains studios on the corner of Market & 10th Streets in downtown St. Louis. Syndicated programs seen on the station include Jeopardy!, CSI: Miami, The Dr. Oz Show, Ellen and Wheel of Fortune.
KSDK's digital signal on UHF channel 35 is multiplexed:
In addition to being carried on digital subchannel 5.2, "First Alert Weather 5" (which is affiliated with The Local AccuWeather Channel) is carried locally on Charter Communications digital channel 127. The channel debuted in June 2005 as an affiliate of NBC Weather Plus (under the name "NewsChannel 5 Weather PLUS"), before affiliating with The Local AccuWeather Channel in December 2008, after NBC Weather Plus discontinued operations.
As part of the analog television shutdown and digital conversion, KSDK shut down its analog transmitter on June 12, 2009, and continued to broadcast its digital signal on its pre-transition digital channel 35. However, through the use of PSIP, digital television
KTTV is the Fox owned-and-operated television station in Los Angeles, California. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 11 from a transmitter atop Mount Wilson. Owned by the Fox Television Stations subsidiary of News Corporation, KTTV is sister to MyNetworkTV affiliate KCOP-TV and the two stations share studio facilities at the Fox Television Center in West Los Angeles. Syndicated programming featured on this station includes TMZ on TV, Anderson Live, The Wendy Williams Show, 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory and The Simpsons. In the few areas of the western United States where a Fox station is not receivable over-the-air, KTTV is available on satellite via DirecTV.
KTTV began operations on January 1, 1949, and was operated initially by KTTV, Incorporated, jointly owned by the Times-Mirror Company, publishers of the Los Angeles Times (51 percent), and CBS (49 percent). As such, KTTV was the original Los Angeles affiliate of the CBS television network. During their partnership, the Times turned down at least two offers CBS made to purchase KTTV outright. The joint partnership lasted exactly two years, until January 1, 1951, when CBS sold its stake in channel 11
WYCW is the CW-affiliated television station for Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina licensed to Asheville, North Carolina. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 45 (virtual channel 62.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter on Pinnacle Mountain Road, south of Green River Township's Jeter Mountain Terrace section, in Southern Henderson County, North Carolina. The station can also be seen on Charter channel 5 (in North Carolina) and channel 9 (in South Carolina).
There is a high definition feed offered on Charter digital channel 709 (in South Carolina) and digital channel 710 (in North Carolina). Owned by Media General, WYCW is sister to CBS affiliate WSPA-TV and the two share studios on International Drive in Spartanburg next to the I-26 and I-85 Bus/Veterans Parkway interchange. Syndicated programming on this station includes Seinfeld, Family Guy, The Office, and Everybody Loves Raymond among others.
The station launched on Halloween in 1984 as WASV-TV. It aired an analog signal on UHF channel 62 and was locally-owned. Even though it was licensed as a full-powered outlet, the station initially operated at low-power simulcasting Christian programming
KJZZ-TV, virtual channel 14, is a full-service Independent television station serving Salt Lake City, Utah, USA and surrounding areas, broadcasting in digital on UHF channel 46. The KJZZ transmitter is located on Farnsworth Peak in the Oquirrh Mountains. More than 80 translator stations relay KJZZ-TV signals to viewers throughout Utah, southwestern Wyoming, southeastern Idaho, southern and eastern Nevada, southwestern Colorado and northern Arizona.
An original construction permit was granted on December 6, 1984 for a full-service television station on UHF channel 14 to serve Salt Lake City and surrounding area. The station was originally intended as an over-the-air subscription television service per its original permits, filed in 1979, but by the time the construction permit was granted, over-the-air subscription TV had largely become obsolete, and the subscription TV application had already been dismissed. For nearly two years, the station did not even have call letters, but used its application ID, 790822KE, as its callsign. In November 1986, the station took the call letters KGBS, then changed to KXIV (for the Roman numeral form of 14) in February 1988.
After four replacement
KPDX is the MyNetworkTV-affiliate serving the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. It broadcasts its digital signal on UHF channel 30. In addition, it is seen on channel 13 on most local cable TV systems.
The station is currently owned by Meredith Corporation in a duopoly with Fox affiliate KPTV (channel 12), and is licensed to Vancouver, Washington. Its transmitter is located in Portland. It runs a general entertainment format with sitcoms, talk shows, reality shows, court shows, cartoons, movies, and first-run shows.
KPDX's signal is simulcast in Bend on KUBN-LP, channel 50, making the station available in about two-thirds of the state.
KPDX launched on October 9, 1983, as a general entertainment station, airing a number of cartoons, sitcoms, old movies, drama shows, and religious shows. It was originally licensed under the call letters KLRK, but the station changed to the present calls prior to launch. The station was bought by First Media in the mid-1980s. Even though then-rival KPTV was easily the market's leading independent station, KPDX still received decent ratings.
KPDX gained the Fox Network affiliation on August 29, 1988, after KPTV disaffiliated from the network. The
KATC, virtual channel 3, is the ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Lafayette, Louisiana; the station is owned by Cordillera Communications, the television subsidiary of the Evening Post Publishing Company. Its transmitter (which became operational on November 6, 2007) is located near Branch, Louisiana.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
Prior to June 14, 2010, KLWB was a CW affiliate. It had since moved to KATC 3.2.
On June 12, 2009, KATC turned off its analog transmitter and began broadcasting exclusively in digital; its digital signal remained on its pre-transition channel 28, using PSIP to display KATC's virtual channel as 3.
The station began operations on September 19, 1962, and was locally owned by Acadian Television Company; through the 1970s and 1980s, the station was a sister station to New Orleans' CBS affiliate WWL-TV under the ownership of Loyola University New Orleans. In 1984, Loyola divested their broadcast properties, with WWL going to a group of station employees and KATC going to investment firm Merrill Lynch and eventually being sold to Cordillera. In 1993, the station joined other ABC affiliates, including WBRZ in Baton Rouge, in not airing
KIRO-TV, virtual channel 7, is the CBS affiliate television station in Seattle, Washington. It broadcasts on digital channel 39. The station's offices and broadcasting center are located near Seattle Center in Belltown, and its transmitter is located on Queen Anne Hill. It is owned by Cox Enterprises.
The station carries syndicated programming such as Right This Minute, The Rachael Ray Show, Judge Judy, The Insider and Entertainment Tonight.
KIRO-TV is one of five local Seattle TV stations seen in Canada via Shaw Broadcast Services for the purposes of time-shifting and can be viewed from many eastern Canadian cities including Toronto and Montreal, and on the Bell TV and Shaw Direct satellite providers. It can also been seen on local cable systems in British Columbia, as the "local" CBS affiliate.
KIRO-TV became digital only and shut down its analog transmitter on June 12, 2009 as mandated by the FCC.
After the analog television shutdown, KIRO-DT remained on its current UHF channel 39 using PSIP to display KIRO-TV's virtual channel as 7 on digital television receivers.
Channel 7 was intended to be the last VHF TV channel allocation in the Puget Sound area, and many
WMGM-TV is the NBC-affiliated television station for South Jersey that is licensed to Wildwood. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 36 from a transmitter along Avalon Boulevard in the Swainton section of Middle Township, east of the Garden State Parkway off Exit 13. The station can also be seen on Comcast channel 4 and in high definition on digital channel 791. Owned by Access.1 Communications, WMGM has studios on New Road (U.S. 9) in Linwood. Syndicated programming on the channel includes: Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Judge Judy, Judge Joe Brown and The Doctors, all produced by CBS Television Distribution.
Officially, WMGM is considered a Philadelphia market station. For other network programming besides NBC, channels from that city cover the area. This station's affiliation creates a rare situation where there are two affiliates of the same network in the same area (with NBC O&O WCAU being the other) which means cable systems must carry both stations. WMGM is the only NBC affiliate based in the state although WNBC in New York City covers Northern New Jersey and WCAU in Philadelphia covers Southern New Jersey.
The station began broadcasting on
WUDT-CD, in Detroit, Michigan, is a low-power affiliate of the Daystar Television Network. It operates as a digital station on channel 23.1 (mapped to former analog position 23), owned and operated by Daystar.
The station took to the air on January 4, 1989, as low-power W05BN on channel 5. It then became WBXD-LP on September 1, 1995, and would later be acquired by Viacom in 2000, with the MTV2 music television network affiliation—all of the properties have since gone to the new CBS Corporation after CBS and Viacom split with Viacom keeping MTV2 and WBXD, while CBS kept CW station WKBD 50 and CBS WWJ-TV 62, the only network duopoly in Detroit (CBS also owns radio stations WWJ AM, WXYT AM/WXYT-FM, WDZH, WYCD and WOMC).
On January 30, 2001, the station moved to channel 35 and then to channel 23 on July 12, 2001. Then on June 27, 2002, the station began operating at Class-A status.
Viacom later sold WBXD-CA to Equity Broadcasting, who then proceeded to rename the station WUDT-CA. The station went from MTV2 to Univisión in a matter of hours. This move occurred on November 18, 2004. Again as mentioned, Viacom and CBS split very late in 2005. Viacom kept MTV2, but all the broadcast assets
WMAQ-TV is the NBC owned-and-operated television station in Chicago, Illinois. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 29 (virtual channel 5.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter atop the Willis Tower. Owned by the NBC Owned Television Stations subsidiary of NBCUniversal, WMAQ-TV is sister to Telemundo outlet WSNS-TV and regional sports network Comcast SportsNet Chicago. It maintains primary studios and business offices at the NBC Tower in the Streeterville neighborhood, and operates an auxiliary street-level studio primarily used for its local newscasts on the Magnificent Mile. Syndicated programming on WMAQ-TV includes Access Hollywood, Ellen, and Extra, among others.
The station signed on October 8, 1948, as WNBQ, the last of Chicago's four commercial VHF stations to launch. WNBQ is also the third of the five original NBC owned-and-operated stations to begin operations, after New York City and Washington and before Cleveland and Los Angeles. Eight years later, it became the first station in the world to broadcast all of its programs in color. Though NBC had long owned WMAQ radio (670 AM, frequency now occupied by WSCR), it did not change the TV station's call
KPBS television is a PBS Public television member station based in San Diego, California, broadcasting on digital channel 30. The station is owned by San Diego State University. KPBS can be found on Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable, and AT&T U-verse on cable channel 11 in standard definition. The three San Diego area cable companies also carry KPBS' HD signal. Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable carry the HD channel on cable channel 711, while, AT&T U-verse broadcasts it on channel 1011. Cablemás in Tijuana carries the HD signal on channel 129. The station is also available on DirecTV and Dish Network's Local Channels package on channel 15 in standard definition. However DirecTV is the only satellite company that offers KPBS' high definition signal, also available on channel 15.
The TV station was founded in 1967 as KEBS-TV. The station changed its callsign to the current KPBS in 1970.
KPBS-TV is not part of the famed "big three" group of Los Angeles network flagship stations (KCBS-TV, KNBC and KABC-TV); its call letters merely express the nature of the station's programming and affiliation (KOCE would be considered the Los Angeles "flagship" for PBS). PBS is collectively
KSTU, channel 13, is the Fox-affiliated television station serving the Salt Lake City designated market area. The station is owned by Local TV LLC, the media arm of private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners, and its transmitter located on Farnsworth Peak, southwest of Salt Lake City. The station broadcasts its digital signal on UHF channel 28, using its former analog assignment of channel 13 as its virtual digital channel via PSIP, and is rebroadcast statewide through a network of translator stations.
KSTU began operation on October 9, 1978 under the ownership of Massachusetts-based Springfield Television, who also owned NBC affiliate WWLP in Springfield, Massachusetts and ABC affiliate WKEF in Dayton, Ohio. It was the first independent station in Utah, as well as the first new commercial station to sign on in the area since KUTV hit the airwaves 24 years earlier. While Salt Lake City had been big enough for an independent station since the 1960s, the difficulty of building translators in order to cover a market that spilled across parts of three states scared potential investors off until the 1970s. The station transmitted on UHF channel 20 using a transmitter originally used
WPVI-TV, channel 6, is an owned-and-operated television station of the Walt Disney Company-owned American Broadcasting Company, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. WPVI has its studios located on the border between Philadelphia and Bala Cynwyd, and its transmitter is located in the Roxborough neighborhood. The station's signal covers the Delaware Valley area, comprising large portions of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
Philadelphia's second-oldest television station signed on the air on September 10, 1947 as WFIL-TV. It was owned originally by Triangle Publications, publishers of The Philadelphia Inquirer, along with WFIL radio (560 AM) and WFIL-FM (102.1 FM, now WIOQ).
WFIL radio had been an ABC radio affiliate dating back to ABC's days as the Blue Network. However, WFIL-TV started out as a DuMont affiliate, as ABC hadn't gotten into television yet. When ABC launched its television network on April 19, 1948, WFIL-TV became the fledgling network's first affiliate. Channel 6 joined ABC before the network's first owned-and-operated station, WJZ-TV in New York City (now WABC-TV), signed on in August. However, it retained a secondary affiliation with DuMont until DuMont
WNET, channel 13 (also referred to as Thirteen) is a non-commercial educational public television station licensed to Newark, New Jersey. With its signal covering the New York metropolitan area, WNET is a primary station of the Public Broadcasting Service and a primary provider of PBS programming. WNET's main studios and offices are located in Midtown Manhattan with an auxiliary street-level studio in the Lincoln Center complex on the Upper West Side. The station's transmitter is on the Empire State Building.
The license-holder is WNET, formerly known as the Educational Broadcasting Corporation. WNET is also the parent of Long Island-based PBS station WLIW (channel 21) and operator of NJTV. The current president and Chief Executive Officer of the two stations and the New Jersey network NJTV is Neal Shapiro, the former president of NBC News. WNET's Channel Thirteen is the most watched PBS station in the country; its sister station WLIW is the third most watched.
WNET commenced broadcasting on May 15, 1948, as WATV, a commercial television station owned by Atlantic Television, a subsidiary of Bremer Broadcasting Corporation. Bremer also owned two northern New Jersey radio stations,
WSBK-TV is a MyNetworkTV television station for eastern Massachusetts, United States and southern New Hampshire that is licensed to Boston. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 39 (previously 38) from a transmitter along the Needham and Wellesley town line southwest of the MA 9 and I-95 / MA 128 interchange. Owned by the CBS Corporation, the station is sister to CBS owned-and-operated affiliate WBZ-TV. The two share studios on Soldiers Field Road in the Brighton section of Boston. Syndicated programming on WSBK includes: Frasier, The King of Queens, That '70s Show and Judge Joe Brown.
It is considered an alternate CBS affiliate and as such takes on responsibility of airing programming from the network whenever WBZ-TV cannot do so. Examples of this practice include during the Boston Marathon, and more recently in 2009, during New England Patriots pre-season games as well as the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy and his sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver. The station is also seen in Canada to subscribers of the Bell TV and Shaw Direct satellite services as well as subscribers of Cogeco Cable, Shaw Cable, Rogers Cable, Vidéotron, Telus TV and Persona. WSBK is
KEYT-TV is the ABC-affiliated television station for Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo, California. Licensed to Santa Barbara, the station broadcasts a high definition digital on UHF channel 27 (virtual channel 3.1 via PSIP) with its transmitter located atop Broadcast Peak, between Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez in the Santa Ynez Mountains. Owned by Smith Media, LLC, KEYT's studios are located at 730 Miramonte Drive on TV Hill, overlooking downtown Santa Barbara. Syndicated programming featured on this station includes Live! with Kelly and Michael, Anderson Live, The Dr. Oz Show, Extra, Friends and Access Hollywood.
KEYT-TV first signed on the air on July 24, 1953. During the 1950s, the station ran programming from all four TV networks: ABC, CBS, DuMont, and NBC. KEYT operates morning, afternoon, and evening newscasts. KEYT channel 3 has identified its local newscasts as KEY News since the 1980s.
Between KEYT's launch of its HDTV signal on March 2007 and September 2007, KEYT-HD was initially unavailable to cable subscribers in the Central Coast, due to a contract dispute with the local cable companies. KEYT has since reached an agreement with Cox Communications in Santa
WRAL-TV, virtual channel 5 (digital channel 48), is a television station in Raleigh, North Carolina. WRAL-TV has been the flagship station of Capitol Broadcasting Company since its inception, and is currently the CBS affiliate for the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill/Fayetteville area, known collectively as the Triangle television marketing area. The station has its office and studio facilities in Raleigh with transmitter located in Auburn, North Carolina.
WRAL-TV is co-owned with radio stations WRAL-FM (101.5 MHz) and WCMC-FM (99.9 MHz), and Fox affiliate WRAZ (channel 50). WRAZ's operations are co-located at WRAL-TV's studios. WRAL-TV is available on cable channel 3 in most of the Triangle, except in outlying areas of the market, where it is available on channel 5. It is also available on cable in large portions of eastern areas of the state.
The station's first broadcast was on December 15, 1956 that was an airing of the 1947 movie Miracle on 34th Street. Alfred Johnson "A.J." Fletcher's Capitol Broadcasting, which began in 1939 with WRAL radio (1240 AM, now WPJL), had won the license in something of an upset over the much larger Durham Life Insurance Company, owners of the Triangle's
KCAU-TV is the ABC-affiliated television station in Sioux City, Iowa, broadcasting digitally on VHF channel 9. The KCAU TV Tower is a guyed mast for TV transmission in Sioux City at 42°35′12.2″N 96°13′57.1″W / 42.586722°N 96.232528°W / 42.586722; -96.232528. The tower was built in 1965 and is 609.9 meters (2000 feet) high. It is tied for the tallest structure of the state and is one of the tallest structures in America.
In 2009, KCAU added The Local AccuWeather Channel as a digital subchannel. Until January 16, 2012, KCAU was the only station owned by Citadel Communications to carry AccuWeather programming on a digital subchannel; sister stations KLKN, WOI-DT, and WHBF-TV instead carried RTV on their DT2 subchannels, while WLNE-TV did not offer a DT2 subchannel. KCAU-DT2 originally identified as "KCAU WeatherNow" but by 2010 was instead branded as "Accuweather 9".
On January 16, 2012, KCAU, along with all of its sister stations, began broadcasting Disney/ABC's Live Well Network on its digital subchannel, replacing "Accuweather 9".
KCAU signed on air as KVTV on March 9, 1953. It is western Iowa's oldest television station. KCAU was primarily affiliated with the CBS network, but
KCPQ is the Fox-affiliated television station serving the Seattle-Tacoma, Washington television market. Licensed to Tacoma, it broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 13 from a transmitter on Gold Mountain in Bremerton. Owned by the Tribune Company, KCPQ is sister to MyNetworkTV affiliate KZJO and two stations share studios on the west shore of Lake Union in Seattle's Westlake neighborhood.
KCPQ is one of five Seattle area television stations that is available on the Bell TV and Shaw Direct satellite providers in Canada; the station is also carried on several cable systems in British Columbia and southeastern Alaska.
Channel 13 signed on air on August 2, 1953 as KMO-TV, co-owned with KMO radio (AM 1360, now KKMO) by Carl Haymond. It carried some NBC programming for its first year until Seattle's KOMO-TV took to the air on December 11. Hampered by a poor signal from north of Tacoma and no network material, Haymond was forced to declare bankruptcy and sell the station to J. Elroy McCaw, father of cellular phone magnate Craig McCaw.
Under McCaw's ownership, the station, renamed KTVW, closed its studio in Tacoma's Roxy Theater, relocated to its transmitter building,
WVII-TV, channel 7, is the ABC affiliate for Bangor, Maine, USA. WVII-TV is owned and operated by Rockfleet Broadcasting, and is sister to low-power Fox affiliate WFVX-LP (channel 22). The two stations share studios in West Bangor, and WVII's transmitter is based on Black Cap Mountain.
WVII-TV serves as the default ABC affiliate through cable for the Presque Isle market, as that area does not have an ABC affiliate of its own.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
The station signed on October 15, 1965 as WEMT under the ownership of Downeast Television, an ownership group that included Melvin Stone, owner of WGUY (1250 AM, later WNSW on 1200 AM; now defunct) and Rumford's WRUM, and Herbert Hoffman, owner of WBOS-AM-FM in Boston. Until WEMT went on the air, ABC maintained secondary affiliations with CBS affiliate WABI-TV and NBC affiliate WLBZ-TV. It is the only television station in Bangor to have never switched its network affiliation. Downeast sold WEMT to Eastern Maine Broadcasting Systems (a subsidiary of Valley Communications, owner of WPNO in Auburn and WSKW and WTOS-FM in Skowhegan) on February 2, 1976. The new owners changed the station's call letters to WVII-TV that
WADL is an independent television station for the Detroit metropolitan area that is licensed to Mount Clemens, Michigan. Owned by Adell Broadcasting Company, it broadcasts a standard definition digital signal on UHF channel 39 (or virtual channel 38.1 via PSIP) from a directional transmitter located in the vicinity of its studios near 15 Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue (near Interstate 94) in the Charter Township of Clinton.
The station's signal reaches across Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne counties in Michigan, and Essex and Lambton counties in the Canadian province of Ontario (including the cities of Windsor, Ontario and Flint, Michigan).
WADL began operation in 1989, after having filed for a broadcasting license on September 25, 1985. The station was founded by Kevin Adell and his father the late Franklin Z. Adell. Its original programming blocks were filled with mostly Home Shopping Network programs, religious shows and other paid programming, classic movies and hourly blocks of the syndicated music video show Hit Video USA. In 1990, it began running several hours of syndicated shows.
WADL is considered "The 5 Million Watt
WATL (virtual channel 36, digital channel 25) is a MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station in Atlanta, Georgia; it is owned by the Gannett Company and is a sister station to local NBC affiliate WXIA-TV (channel 11). WATL's callsign refers to ATLanta, the station's city of license, along with the airport code for Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Television studios and offices are shared with WXIA and are located at One Monroe Place on the north end of midtown Atlanta.
It shares a broadcast tower with several other local stations near North Druid Hills, just northeast of the city. WATL is one of a handful of stations to have been affiliated with both News Corporation-owned networks, Fox and MyNetworkTV. The station can also be seen on Comcast channel 13 and HD channel 813.
Channel 36 began operation on September 13, 1954 as WQXI-TV. The station, owned by UHF pioneer Robert Rounsaville, was one of about 150 UHF stations to give the new high-band spectrum a try. The TV station, which had one camera, shared a house in the northeast Atlanta area of Buckhead with WQXI radio. The radio station constantly promoted its TV sister station in an effort to build an audience.
WFOR-TV, virtual channel 4.1 (physical digital channel 22), is the CBS owned-and-operated station in Miami, Florida. WFOR shares its TV studio facilities with sister station WBFS-TV (channel 33, Miami's MyNetworkTV affiliate) in Doral, near Miami International Airport, and its transmitter is located in Miramar.
WFOR-TV also previously had two translator stations in the Florida Keys: W38AA channel 38 in Marathon and W39AC channel 39 in Key West. Mapale LLC, which has owned them since at least 1979, now has them assigned to Key West's WSBS-TV, making their entire service area redundant. Their "digital companion channels" are licensed separately from the analogs, and have Mapale's own WGEN-TV (also from Key West) listed as their primary station.
It is a television station in the South Florida metropolitan area (also known as the Miami metropolitan area) market serving three counties: Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and Monroe County.
The station signed on air on September 20, 1967 on channel 6 as WCIX, owned by Coral Television, a subsidiary of General Cinema Corporation. The callsign sounded like the word "six". Channel 6 was originally licensed to Islamorada in the Florida Keys,
WKRC-TV, channel 12, is a CBS-affiliated television station located in Cincinnati, Ohio. WKRC-TV is owned by Newport Television, and broadcasts from a combined studio/transmitter facility on Highland Avenue in the Mount Auburn section of Cincinnati.
WKRC-TV is Cincinnati's second-oldest television station, having commenced operations on April 4, 1949 as a CBS affiliate on VHF channel 11. The station was owned by the Ohio-based Taft family, who were active in both politics and in media. The Tafts published the Cincinnati Times-Star, and also owned WKRC radio (AM 550 and FM 101.9, now WKRQ) under their broadcasting subsidiary, Radio Cincinnati. In 1958, the Tafts sold the Times-Star to the locally-based rival E. W. Scripps Company, owner of the The Cincinnati Post and WCPO-AM-FM-TV. The Tafts' broadcasting interests were then reorganized as Taft Broadcasting, with WKRC-AM-FM-TV as the flagship stations. The WKRC stations' call letters were derived from the original owner of WKRC radio, Clarence Ogden of the Kodel Radio Company ("Ko" for Clarence and "dell" for Della his wife).
Following the release of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)'s Sixth Report and Order, WKRC-TV moved
WIVB-TV, channel 4, is a CBS-affiliated television station located in Buffalo, New York, USA. WIVB-TV is owned by LIN Television Corporation, and is a sister station to CW affiliate WNLO (channel 23). The two stations share studios on Elmwood Avenue in North Buffalo, and WIVB-TV's transmitter is located in Colden, New York.
The station went on-the-air on May 14, 1948 as WBEN-TV. It is Buffalo's first television station, and is the fifth-oldest in New York state. It was owned by the Butler family along with the Buffalo Evening News and WBEN radio (AM 930 and FM 106.5, now WTSS at 102.5). Its radio sister had been one of CBS' first 16 affiliates when that network premiered in 1928, but by that point had switched networks to NBC. Accordingly, channel 4 originally signed on as an NBC television affiliate. WBEN-TV picked up CBS programming in January 1949, and since then it has been the only station in Buffalo that has never changed its network affiliation.
As the only station in Buffalo for its first several years, channel 4 also carried secondary affiliations with ABC and DuMont. It lost NBC when WGR-TV (channel 2, now WGRZ-TV) signed-on in 1954, and ABC to WGR-TV when NBC moved its
WVTM-TV is the NBC-affiliated television station serving the Birmingham-Anniston-Tuscaloosa-Gadsden television market in Alabama. Owned by Media General, it broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on UHF channel 13 from a transmitter located at its studios atop Red Mountain, between Vulcan Trail and Valley View Drive, in southeastern Birmingham (to the immediate east of the studios of Fox affiliate WBRC). The station can also be seen on Bright House Networks channel 8, and Comcast Xfinity and AT&T U-verse channel 13. There is a high definition feed offered on Bright House Networks digital channel 652, Comcast Xfinity digital channel 432 and AT&T U-verse channel 1013.
In 2008, WVTM added the Retro Television Network to one of its digital channels, replacing the defunct NBC WeatherPlus.
WVTM replaced RTV with Me-TV as part of a groupwide affiliation agreement with Media General; the channel replaced RTV on some Media General-owned stations in other markets.
As part of the analog television shutdown on June 12, 2009, WVTM was one of more than ten stations requesting a power increase due to the problems of VHF digital signals. The station then moved back to channel 13 for its
WFFT-TV is an Independent station for Northeastern Indiana licensed to Fort Wayne. From the network's launch on October 9th, 1986 to July 31, 2011, WFFT was the Fox-affiliated television station for Fort Wayne. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 36 from a transmitter at its studios on Hillegas Road. The station can also be seen on Frontier FiOS channel 5 and Comcast channel 12. There is a high definition signal offered on Frontier FiOS digital channel 505 and Comcast digital channel 1012. Owned by the Nexstar Broadcasting Group, syndicated programming on WFFT includes: The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother, and The Office.
WFFT-DT went on-the-air on UHF channel 36 in 2003 following WFWA-DT and WISE-DT. The station was re-branded as "Fox Fort Wayne" on January 1, 2008 to reflect its various channel positions on cable. Until December 2007, it aired only a standard definition digital signal at an effective radiated power of 980 watts limiting reception to within miles of the station. It now broadcasts in 1080i. In May 2009, it went full power on its digital signal. WFFT shut down analog transmissions at 6:01 p.m. on June 12, 2009.
WPWR-TV, channel 50, is a MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station licensed to Gary, Indiana, and serving the Chicago, Illinois area. WPWR-TV is owned by Fox Television Stations, a division of the News Corporation, and is a sister station to Fox network outlet WFLD (channel 32). WPWR is also shown on Comcast cable channel 8. The two stations share studio facilities in the Chicago Loop, and WPWR's transmitter is located atop the Willis Tower.
The station began as a split, two-station operation on April 4, 1982 on channel 60. Fred Eychaner's Metrowest Corporation (later to become Newsweb Corporation), which was the original applicant for the channel 60 license in 1978, launched WPWR-TV with a large percentage of its broadcast schedule dedicated to a new pay television service called Sportsvision, which Eychaner had developed in a deal with Chicago White Sox co-owners Jerry Reinsdorf and Eddie Einhorn. For the service, viewers had to pay for a set top converter and subscription fees to watch their favorite sports teams. However, Sportsvision was not a success and moved to cable in January 1983, eventually becoming SportsChannel Chicago. With Sportsvision gone, Eychaner began running
WPXI, channel 11, is an NBC-affiliated television station located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. WPXI is owned by Cox Enterprises, and has its offices and studios in the Summer Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, and transmitter located on Pittsburgh's North Side.
On September 1, 1957, Pittsburgh's second commercial VHF station signed on as WIIC. The station's license and construction permit were originally issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in June 1955 to WIIC Incorporated -- a joint venture of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which owned WWSW radio (970 AM, now WBGG), and Pittsburgh Radio Supply House, the then-owners of WJAS radio (1320 AM). Both radio stations had competed individually for the license grant along with other applicants. CBS, which was looking to gain its own full-time affiliate in the market, signed an contract with the then-unnamed channel 11 shortly thereafter.
Channel 11, however, did not sign on for well over two years after its license was granted. The primary reason for the delay was on the part of WENS-TV (channel 16, now WINP-TV), whose application for the license had been denied and later contested the FCC's original decision. In the
CIVT-DT (branded on-air as CTV British Columbia, and also known as CTV Vancouver, CTV 9 or simply CTV) is the CTV owned-and-operated station serving Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on UHF channel 32 from a transmitter atop Mount Seymour. Owned by Bell Media, it is sister to Victoria-based CTV Two outlet CIVI-DT and its studios are located on Burrard and Robson Streets in Downtown Vancouver. This station can also be seen on Shaw Cable channel 9 and in high definition on digital channel 210.
The station's studios are located at 750 Burrard Street, the former site of the Vancouver Public Library's central branch, at the intersection of Robson Street and Burrard Street in Downtown Vancouver. The BC operations of the CTV network itself, including the CTV News Vancouver bureau, are also located at the same facility. It was the only CTV network station to broadcast its primary signal on UHF prior to the digital transition.
CIVT is the only full-fledged CTV station in British Columbia, as well as in the Pacific Standard Time zone. However, the station only has one terrestrial transmitter, and that UHF signal only reaches Vancouver,
KETK-TV is the NBC-affiliated television station serving East Texas that is licensed to Jacksonville. Owned by the Communications Corporation of America, KETK operates Fox affiliates KFXK and KFXL-LP, and MyNetworkTV affiliate KLPN-LP through a local marketing agreement with White Knight Broadcasting. Its signal is relayed on low-powered KETK-LP (channel 53) in Nacogdoches (run by ComCorp through an operational agreement with KM Communications).
It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on UHF channel 22 (or virtual channel 56.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter in unincorporated northwestern Cherokee County, and it operates studios on Richmond Road (near the Texas 323 Loop) in Tyler. The station can also be seen on Suddenlink channel 10 and Longview Cable Television channel 9. There is a high definition feed offered on Suddenlink digital channel 730 and Longview Cable Television digital channel 250.
Originally, channel 56 was to have the call letters KTRG, the initials of the original owner and license applicant. Unfortunately, that owner had to file for bankruptcy prior to launching the station. The new buyers put channel 56 on the air with the new call letters KETK, amid a few
CHWI-DT (branded on-air as CTV Two Windsor) is the CTV Two owned-and-operated television station serving Windsor, Ontario, Canada that is licensed to Wheatley. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on UHF channel 16 from a transmitter on Zion Road (between Concession Line Roads 4 and 5) in Chatham-Kent.
Owned by Bell Media, its primary studios are located on the corner of Ouelette Avenue and University Avenue West in Downtown Windsor with a secondary office in Chatham. This station can also be seen on Cogeco Cable channel 6 and in high definition on digital channel 803. It is not currently available on Comcast in Detroit or Bright House Networks in Livonia, Michigan.
After being threatened with closure in early 2009, recent CRTC decisions to increase funding for local stations across Canada are expected to allow CHWI to remain on the air.
Baton applied to the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for a licence on for the Wheatley area, to serve both Chatham and Windsor with an independent local television station. This application was related to, and directly dependent on, Baton's purchase of CFPL-TV London and CKNX-TV Wingham from The
KUBE-TV is a full-power, English-language independent television station serving the Houston, Texas television market. The station is licensed to Baytown, Texas and broadcasts (from the Richland Transmission Tower in Missouri City, Texas) its digital signal on UHF channel 41, displaying channel 57 to tuners via PSIP. The station is owned by New World TV Group and managed by Titan Broadcast Management.
The station was founded on May 18, 1988 as KLTJ by Eldred Thomas, who had earlier built radio and television stations in Dallas. (The radio station, formerly KVTT-FM, is now KKXT; the television station, formerly KLTJ, is now KSTR-TV.)
The station went on the air on analog channel 57 with studios in Pasadena and a tower in Anahuac, and aired religious programs from a variety of sources, including PTL, Christian Television Network and 3ABN. The low power and distance from Houston led to reception issues in the northern and western portions of Houston; as a result, on May 18, 1989, Thomas moved the KLTJ programming and call letters to channel 22 on a tower in Alvin.
With the move of the KLTJ calls to channel 22, channel 57 became KRTW. It later changed call signs to KVVV (which was on
WUPA, channel 69, is a television station in Atlanta, Georgia. An owned and operated station of the The CW Television Network, it identifies itself as "CW 69". It is owned by CBS Corporation, which is half-owner of The CW. Founded November 10, 1980, the station is broadcast locally in high-definition on channel 43 (virtual channel 69.1). Originally atop the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, Atlanta's tallest building at the time, it now transmits from another site further east. WUPA broadcasts from its studios located in unincorporated DeKalb County on the frontage road of Interstate 85.
The station first began operations on November 10, 1980, under the call letters WVEU. It was originally owned by locally-based BCG Communications. Initially, its programming line-up consisted of business news during the day and VEU, a subscription TV service during the evenings and weekends. By 1982, it was running subscription TV most of the day. In 1984, WVEU dropped "VEU" programming and flipped to a general entertainment format with a focus on Music Videos. In 1984 and 1985 the station branded as "Atlanta's Music Video Channel," with VJs during the hours that featured music. The station also had
CKXT-DT was a broadcast television station based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and serving much of southern and eastern Ontario, owned by Quebecor Media through its Groupe TVA unit. At the time of the station's closure on November 1, 2011, the station was serving as an over-the-air simulcast of Quebecor's cable news channel, Sun News Network (Sun News). The station transmitted on channel 52 in Toronto.
CKXT began broadcasting on September 19, 2003 as a general-interest independent station branded Toronto 1 and was owned by Craig Media. Following the station's sale to Quebecor, it was rebranded as SUN TV on August 29, 2005. It then began to simulcast Sun News upon that channel's launch on April 18, 2011.
Although Sun News was licensed as a Category C (optional carriage) digital specialty channel, CKXT, as a broadcast station, had mandatory cable carriage in its over-the-air service area. Hence the simulcast meant that Sun News programming was available to analog cable subscribers throughout southern and eastern Ontario. However, the station retained its own broadcast license separate from the specialty channel. The station's Ottawa transmitter was closed on August 31, 2011, while the
KQCA is the MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station for Sacramento, California, USA. Licensed to Stockton, the station broadcasts a digital-only signal on UHF channel 46. KQCA's transmitter is located northeast of Walnut Grove. The station is owned by Hearst Television as part of a duopoly with NBC affiliate KCRA-TV. The two stations share studios located on Television Circle in Downtown Sacramento. KQCA is known on-air as My 58.
As a result of the duopoly, local rights to syndicated shows such as The Oprah Winfrey Show and Access Hollywood are shared between KCRA and KQCA. Other shows currently airing on KQCA that are not on KCRA are Cheaters, The Office, Friends, The Jerry Springer Show, Maury, How I Met Your Mother, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Brothers & Sisters, Stargate: Universe, Stargate: Atlantis, Friends, The Simpsons, American Chopper, Deadliest Catch and That '70s Show.
From September 5, 2006 to September 21, 2009, KQCA did not follow the 8 to 10 pm primetime MyNetworkTV schedule like other affiliates of the network. Instead, the station aired network programming from 7 to 9 pm and The Oprah Winfrey Show from 9 to 10 pm
WBFF, virtual channel 45 (digital channel 46), is the Fox-affiliated television station in Baltimore, Maryland; it is the flagship station of the Sinclair Broadcast Group, which also operates Baltimore's CW affiliate, WNUV-TV (channel 54), through a local marketing agreement. The two stations share studios on West 41st Street and transmission facilities in the Woodberry section of Baltimore. Syndicated programming on WBFF includes: 30 Rock, Friends, Judge Judy and The King of Queens. WBFF remains the only Baltimore television station that has never changed its network affiliation.
WBFF signed on on April 11, 1971, founded by what was then called Chesapeake Television Corporation, which was controlled by Julian Sinclair Smith. At once, it was Baltimore's second commercial UHF station and second independent station, signing-on four years after WMET-TV (channel 24) began operations. Both stations aired general-entertainment programming, but WMET's owners experienced financial problems and were forced to take their station off the air in 1972.
Even without direct competition, and operating on a small budget, WBFF still struggled for programming during the 1970s as Baltimore's network
WBBZ-TV is a television station licensed to Springville, New York, serving the Buffalo television market. It transmits on channel 7 but is virtually assigned via PSIP to channel 67. It is owned by ITV of Buffalo, a company controlled by former news photographer Philip A. Arno. It is carried on Time Warner Cable channel 5, DirecTV channel 67, Dish Network channel 5, and Verizon FiOS channel 5. The station's business office, and studio, are located at the Eastern Hills Mall in the Town of Clarence. The transmitter, near Springville in the hills of southern Erie County, makes the over-the-air signal viewable throughout the Buffalo metro area.
The station was founded as WJTQ in March 1993 and changed its call letters to WNGS in May 1993 by Bill Smith, an amateur radio enthusiast, and his wife, Caroline Powley, daughter of late LPTV innovator John R. Powley, who built several full-service UHF TV stations using economical "ham" radio equipment and surplus educational TV "translator" transmitters.
WNGS initially broadcast on analog channel 67. Although licensed as a full-power station, it transmitted its analog signal at low power with a directional northward pattern covering much of the
WPBF is the ABC-affiliated television station for the Gold and Treasure Coasts of South Florida. Licensed to Tequesta, it broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 16 from a transmitter in Palm City southwest of I-95. Owned by Hearst Television, the station has studios on RCA Boulevard in the Monet section of Palm Beach Gardens. Syndicated programming on WPBF includes: Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, Inside Edition, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
On WPBF-DT2, Comcast digital channels 208 and 616 is the Spanish network Estrella TV. Previously, WPBF-DT2 was part of The Local AccuWeather Channel and known locally as "Weather First TV". There was also a live video stream of that channel on its website.
WPBF first went on-the-air January 1, 1989 owned by Brenda Skipper and Sylvia Salinas. The original plans called for the station to be an Independent. However in mid-1988, CBS (which was due to lose its longtime Miami affiliate WTVJ to NBC) bought Fox affiliate WCIX (now WFOR-TV). That station only provided a Grade B ("rimshot") signal to Fort Lauderdale and Broward County because its transmitter was farther south than the other Miami
WWDT-CD is the Telemundo affiliate for the Fort Myers/Naples, Florida television market, licensed in Naples. It is owned by ZGS Communications, and broadcasts on UHF channel 43. It is a class A television station, as such, it broadcasts at a lower power than most other stations in the market.
CHAT-TV is a privately owned television station serving as an affiliate of the Citytv television system in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. It broadcasts an analogue signal on VHF channel 6 from a transmitter near the Trans-Canada Highway and Range Road 80, northwest of Redcliff.
Owned by Jim Pattison Group, the station also operates rebroadcasters in Pivot (CHAT-TV-1, channel 4), Maple Creek, Saskatchewan (CHAT-TV-2, channel 6) and Richmound, Saskatchewan (CHAT-TV-6, channel 4). Its studios are located at 10 Boundary Road SE in Redcliff. This station can also be seen locally on Shaw Cable channel 3 and regionally on Bell TV channel 248.
CHAT-TV commenced operations on September 14, 1957, with a power output of 5,700 watts visual power and 3,000 watts aural power, on channel 6. The station was owned by J.H. "Hop" Yuill's Monarch Broadcasting Company Ltd, and was co-owned with local station CHAT AM. CHAT-TV was the fourth television station in Alberta to open, and its launch was presided over by then-premier E.C. Manning.
CHAT-TV's first general manager was R.J. "Bob" Buss. The station operated from a modern studio and office building, and transmitted from a 403-foot tower located at
KLRT-TV is the Fox-affiliated television station for central Arkansas that is licensed to Little Rock. Branded as Fox 16, it broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on UHF channel 30 (or virtual channel 16.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter on Shinall Mountain near the Chenal Valley section of Little Rock. Owned by Newport Television, KLRT-TV is sister to CW affiliate KASN. Both television stations share studios on Colonel Glenn Road (near Interstate 430) in southwestern Little Rock, near the Westwood Pecan Lake neighborhood. The station can also be seen on Comcast Xfinity channel 13 and in high definition on digital channel 434.
KLRT signed on-the-air on June 26, 1983. It was Arkansas' first independent station as well as the first new commercial station to sign-on in Little Rock in almost thirty years, it was originally locally owned by Little Rock Communications Associates and operated by Scollard Communications.
During KLRT's early independent years, it slogan was "Prime All The Time". The original offices and studios were on West Markham Street at the southeast corner of Bowman Road in Western Little Rock. It was the first of Little Rock's television stations to maintain a
KTTU is a full-service television station in Tucson, Arizona, broadcasting digitally on UHF channel 19 (18.1) as a MyNetworkTV affiliate. Founded March 21, 1983, the station is owned by Belo Corp. and is operated under a shared services agreement by Raycom Media. KTTU carries MyNetwork TV programming during its prime time hours, and may carry Fox network programs when preempted by KMSB in the event of a local special or an emergency such as a breaking news story.
KTTU was granted a construction permit on March 21, 1983 and went on the air on December 31, 1984 as KDTU, a family-friendly independent station under the ownership of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson. Its call letters meant K Diocese of TUcson, its first owner. Its programming consisted of the typical independent station fare: cartoons, old sitcoms and dramas, old movies, and sports. KDTU was home for Notre Dame, Marquette and DePaul college basketball broadcasts, a reflection of their ownership by the Roman Catholic Diocese. It was one of two UHF independent stations that signed on the air around the same time in the Tucson market (the other was KPOL Channel 40, now Telemundo O&O KHRR). KDTU offered only half an hour
WLS-TV is the ABC owned-and-operated television station in Chicago, Illinois. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 44 (virtual channel 7.1 via PSIP) and operates a digital fill-in translator on VHF channel 7, both from transmitters atop the Willis Tower. Owned by the ABC Owned Television Stations unit of The Walt Disney Company, WLS-TV maintains studios on North State Street in the Chicago Loop. The WLS-TV callsign stands for "World's Largest Store", in reference to Sears, Roebuck and Company, the founding part-owners of its former AM radio sister station.
Upon completion of the digital transition, WLS officially transferred the "WLS-TV" legal callsign from the now-defunct analog channel 7 to the original post-transition digital television channel 7, and discontinued the "WLS-DT" callsign. In late 2009, after moving full-power digital operations to UHF channel 44, the "WLS-TV" callsign was moved to channel 44. Even though WLS-TV converted VHF channel 7 into a digital fill-in translator and it is a LD facility (-LD meaning "Low-power Digital"), it uses the same call letters and suffix like their main full power facility. However, the PSIP identifier for
CKVU-DT (branded on-air as Citytv Vancouver) is an owned-and-operated station of the Citytv television system in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on UHF channel 33 (or virtual channel 10.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter atop Mount Seymour. Owned by Rogers Media, it is sister to Omni Television outlet CHNM-DT and both stations share studios on West 2nd Avenue and Columbia Street (near False Creek) in Downtown Vancouver. This station can also be seen on Shaw Cable channel 13 and in high definition on digital channel 213.
Prior to its 2001 acquisition by Citytv's former parent company CHUM Limited, CKVU previously operated as an independent station and then later became a Global owned-and-operated station in 1997. CKVU was the second station to become part of the Citytv system in Canada.
CKVU's history dates back to 1975, when Western Approaches Ltd. was awarded the third licence for a Vancouver television station by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). The station was originally assigned UHF channel 26, but it was instead given channel 21 prior to its launch. It first went on the air on September 1,
KFTU-DT is a full-service television station founded by William Abbotts (who chose to invest in the vestigial American radio networks in his latter years) serving Douglas, Arizona, Lordsburg, New Mexico, Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico and surrounding areas of Cochise County, Hidalgo County, northeast Sonora and northwest Chihuahua. The station broadcasts in digital on UHF channel 36 as an affiliate of Spanish-language network TeleFutura.
KFTU-CD is a low-power Class A television station in Tucson, Arizona, rebroadcasting the signal of KFTU-DT in digital on UHF channel 18 and in standard definition digital on sister station KUVE-DT's secondary subchannel 46.2. The station is carried on the principal Tucson-area cable system (Cox) as channel 60.
KFTU-DT has another repeater station in Tucson, Arizona, K48GX channel 48, that provides over-the-air coverage to areas to the northwest of Tucson that are shielded by terrain from the KFTU-CD signal.
All three stations are owned by Univision. Similar to sister station KFPH-TV in Flagstaff, KFTU brands itself as Telefutura 34, using the over-the-air channel of its Class A repeater in Tucson.
The station was granted its original construction
KMCT-TV is a religious television station in West Monroe, Louisiana, broadcasting locally on digital channel 38. Founded June 13, 1983 by Charles Reed, the station is now owned by Louisiana Christian Broadcasting, Inc.
The building and tower on Parkwood Drive in West Monroe, LA used by KMCT-TV is the former facility of KLAA Channel 14 (now KARD-TV). KLAA signed on August 6, 1974 , and moved to new facilities in 1983. Prior to KLAA, the facility was used by KYAY Channel 39 from KYAY's sign-on August 9, 1967 until going off the air August 16, 1971 .
1. "Broadcasting Yearbook", 1979 edition, Page B-104
2. "Broadcasting Yearbook", 1974 edition, Page A-26
KAKE, channel 10, is an ABC-affiliated television station based in Wichita, Kansas. The station is owned by Atlanta, Georgia-based Gray Television. KAKE is also the flagship station of the KAKEland Television Network, a statewide network of full-power stations, low-power stations, and translators relaying ABC network programming across central and western Kansas.
The station's studios are located on West Street in Wichita, and its transmitter is located near Colwich, Kansas. Its distinctive call sign is pronounced "cake", however the station has been branded as "KAKEland", after the aforementioned statewide relay network, since July 2011.
On February 17, 2009, KAKE turned off its analog signal on channel 10 and moved its digital signal from UHF channel 21 to its pre-transition analog channel assignment of VHF channel 10.
On September 8, 2012, Me-TV was added to subchannel 10.2.
To reach the 69-county audience of the Wichita/Hutchinson-Plus DMA, KAKE extends its over-the-air coverage area through a network of eight full-power, low-power, and translator stations encompassing the majority of Kansas, the KAKEland Television Network.
KUPK, in Garden City, houses the Western Kansas
KREX-TV, virtual channel 5 (digital channel 2), is the CBS-affiliated television station for most of western Colorado, based in Grand Junction. Owned by Hoak Media Corporation, it operates its digital signal on VHF channel 2.
KREX originally was also seen on KREZ Channel 6 in Durango, Colorado. KREZ had made several attempts at regional news programs over its 30 years as a semi-satellite of KREX. Eventually, the cost of supplying a 270-mile (435-kilometer) microwave link to Durango plus the relatively small revenue base led to the sale of KREZ in 1995. It is now a satellite of Albuquerque's KRQE.
In addition to its three satellites, KREX operates the largest translator network of any commercial station in Colorado, comprising 60 low-power repeaters.
KREG-TV transmits from Sunlight Peak on Channel 3 and digital channel 23; plus 12 analog and one digital translator stations. At present it has no local news inserts but does have a small office in Carbondale, near Glenwood Springs. When launched by a group of investors in 1984, independent KCWS promised the best selection of off-network and first-run syndicated programming available; plus an aggressive regional news operation that
WJCL is the ABC-affiliated television station for Georgia's Coastal Empire and South Carolina's Lowcountry. Licensed to Savannah, it broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 22 from a transmitter in unincorporated Western Chatham County, Georgia. The station can also be seen on Comcast channel 4, Time Warner Cable channel 7 and Charter channel 12. There is a high definition feed offered on Comcast digital channel 431, Charter digital channel 704, and Time Warner Cable digital channel 1105. Owned by LIN Media, WJCL operates Fox affiliate WTGS (owned by Vaughan Media, LLC) through a shared services agreement. The two outlets share studios at 1375 Chatham Parkway in the Savannah Morning News building in Savannah, Georgia. Syndicated programming on WJCL includes Extra, Inside Edition, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Doctors among others.
The station signed-on July 18, 1970 as WJCL-TV and aired an analog signal on UHF channel 22. It was the fourth television station to launch in Savannah and immediately became the area's first primary ABC outlet. Before this, CBS affiliate WTOC-TV and NBC affiliate WSAV-TV shared secondary relations with ABC. Originally owned by
WJLA-TV, channel 7, is the ABC affiliated television station in Washington, D.C.. It is the flagship station of the Allbritton Communications Company, which also operates local cable station NewsChannel 8. The two stations share broadcast facilities in the Rosslyn section of Arlington, Virginia. WJLA-TV shares a tower with WUSA in the Tenleytown section of Washington.
The District of Columbia's third television station began broadcasting on October 3, 1947 as WTVW, owned by the Washington Star along with WMAL radio (630 AM and 107.3 FM, now WRQX). It was the first Band III VHF station (channels 7-13) in the United States. A few months later, the station renamed itself WMAL-TV after its radio sisters.
WMAL radio had been an affiliate of the NBC Blue Network since 1933, and remained with the network after it was spun off by NBC and evolved into ABC. However, channel 7 started as a CBS station since ABC hadn't gotten into television yet. When ABC launched its television network in 1948, WMAL-TV became ABC's third primary affiliate. It continued to carry some CBS programming until WOIC-TV (later WTOP-TV and now WUSA) signed on in 1949. During the late 1950s, the station was also
WMJF-LP is low powered terrestrial Student television station broadcasting on channel 16 UHF in the Baltimore, Maryland area. Although it bears the legal -LP suffix in its call letters, it is a Class A television station, a slight upgrade from low-power status. The station is owned and operated by Towson University. It became the last station in Baltimore to sign on, when it did in 1991.
In the mid-1990s the station served as the local affiliate for The WB, until its move to WNUV in January 1998. After a brief stint as an America One affiliate, WMJF flipped to MTV2 in 2004. WMJF is also a CNN student bureau and is one of only two in the country.
WMJF-produced programming is generally seen weekday evenings from 5PM to 6PM, and Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights from 9PM to 12 Midnight. Syndicated shows are seen weekdays from 5PM to 7:30PM, with the actual times pending on student-produced programs scheduled; syndicated programming includes a National Lampoon hour block of programming three times a week, and federally-mandated Educational / Informational (E/I) programming for children. All other times are filled with MTV2 programming, especially on weekends and student
WNIT is the PBS member television station for South Bend, Indiana. Its studios are located in South Bend. WNIT broadcasts on digital channel 35 (virtual channels 34.1 and 34.2).
The station has been serving Michiana since February 1974, when it signed on UHF channel 34. Previously, PBS programs had been offered to the market's commercial stations on a per-program basis, or via cable from WTTW in Chicago.
On February 26, 2008, the klystron tube that powered WNIT's transmitter failed, which reduced WNIT's analog signal strength to only 15 percent of its normal 1.38 million-watt ERP. On March 25, the transmitter's major signal amplifiers failed, completely disabling the station's analog signal. With analog broadcasting due to end in the United States in 2009, the station opted to broadcast solely in digital.
Most viewers did not lose access to WNIT programming due to the high penetration of cable and satellite television in the area.
On January 11, 2009, a fire in WNIT's administrative offices severely damaged the building; there were no injuries and WNIT's broadcast facilities and programming were unaffected. Local program production continued at the Elkhart Area Career Center and
WTVG, channel 13, is the ABC-affiliated television station for Northwest Ohio and licensed in Toledo, Ohio. WTVG's studios and offices are located in Toledo and its transmitter is located in Oregon, Ohio. It is owned by SJL Broadcasting. Syndicated programming on WTVG includes Live! with Kelly and Michael, Rachael Ray, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Katie, Entertainment Tonight and The Insider.
The station signed on the air on July 21, 1948 as WSPD-TV, owned by Storer Broadcasting along with WSPD radio (AM 1370 and FM 101.5, now WRVF). The studios were originally located at 136 Huron St. in downtown Toledo. It was Toledo's first television station, and the first television station in the Storer Broadcasting chain.
Originally, the station carried programming from all four television networks: NBC, ABC, CBS and DuMont. However, it was a primary NBC affiliate, owing to its radio sisters' long affiliation with NBC radio. In 1955, Storer changed its primary affiliation to CBS, as Storer and CBS had strong corporate ties. DuMont shut down in 1956, leaving WSPD-TV as a primary CBS affiliate with a secondary ABC affiliation.
In 1958, however, CBS moved its
KTXA, virtual channel 21 (digital channel 29), is an independent television station based in Fort Worth, Texas, and serving the Dallas/Fort Worth designated market area. With its transmitter in Cedar Hill, KTXA is owned by CBS Corporation and is the sister station of CBS outlet KTVT (channel 11).
KTXA was originally an independent station until late 1994. From January 1995 to September 2006, KTXA was an affiliate of the United Paramount Network (UPN). On September 16, 2006, following the shut down of UPN, KTXA returned as an independent station, using the branding tagline TXA 21.
TXA 21 is the only major independent station as of August 1, 2012 after its competitor KFWD-TV 52 switched affiliates to MundoFox.
KTXA began broadcasting on October 6, 1980, and was owned by Grant Broadcasting, with its original studios based in Arlington, Texas (though Fort Worth was always the city of license) near the new Rangers Ballpark. The station ran a general entertainment format of cartoons and sitcoms during the day, while at night it broadcast ON-TV, a subscription TV service. By 1983, KTXA became a full-time general entertainment station which also included old movies and off network dramas.
WPTV-TV is the NBC-affiliated television station for South Florida's Gold and Treasure Coasts. Licensed to West Palm Beach, it broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 12 (PSIP virtual channel 5) from a transmitter in Lake Worth along U.S. 441/SR 7. The station can also be seen on Comcast channel 3 (in Martin, Palm Beach, Okeechobee, and Southern St. Lucie Counties) and channel 5 (in Indian River and Northern St. Lucie Counties). There is a high definition feed offered on Comcast digital channel 432. Owned by the E.W. Scripps Company, WPTV has studios on South Australian Avenue in Downtown West Palm Beach (mailing address says Banyan Boulevard also known as 1st Street). Syndicated programming on the station includes: Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, The Dr. Oz Show, and Ellen.
The station began broadcasting on August 22, 1954 as the primary NBC affiliate for all of South Florida with the call letters WJNO-TV. At sign-on, the first words heard on-air were from Control Room Director Vern Crawford: "The power has just been turned on for WJNO-TV channel 5 by Frank M. Folsom, President of The Radio Corporation of America." Crawford later became a fishing reporter
KUSA is the NBC-affiliated television station in Denver, Colorado. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 9 from a transmitter atop Lookout Mountain (near Golden). Owned by the Gannett Company, KUSA is sister to MyNetworkTV affiliate KTVD and both stations share studios on East Speer Boulevard in Denver's Speer neighborhood (to the immediate southeast of the studios shared by KWGN-TV and KDVR). The station can also be seen on Comcast Xfinity channel 9, with a high definition feed offered on digital channel 653. KUSA is also carried by Carnival Cruise Lines through the in-room entertainment system available on ships touring the Caribbean and South Pacific.
This station's digital signal is multiplexed:
KTVD carried Universal Sports on digital subchannel 9.3 until January 10, 2011, when it moved to KTVD's 20.2 subchannel in order to even out the bandwidth between both stations.
KUSA shut down its analog transmitter on April 16, 2009 (two months before the analog television shutdown and digital conversion in the United States). The station moved to its digital broadcasts from its pre-transition UHF channel 16 to VHF channel 9. However, through the use of PSIP,
WCBS-TV, channel 2, is the flagship station of the CBS television network, located in New York City. The station's studios are located within the CBS Broadcast Center and its transmitter is at the top of the Empire State Building, both in midtown Manhattan. It is one-half of a television duopoly with Long Island-licensed independent station WLNY-TV (channel 55).
In the few areas of the eastern United States where a CBS station is not receivable over-the-air, WCBS is available on satellite via DirecTV (which also provides coverage of the station to Latin American countries and through major U.S. air carriers on JetBlue's LiveTV inflight entertainment system) and Dish Network (which carries the station as part of All American Direct's distant network package).
WCBS-TV's history dates back to CBS' opening of experimental station W2XAB on July 31, 1931, using the mechanical television system that had been more-or-less perfected in the late 1920s. Its initial broadcast featured New York Mayor Jimmy Walker, Kate Smith, and George Gershwin. The station boasted the first regular seven-day broadcasting schedule in American television, broadcasting 28 hours a week. On November 8, 1932, W2XAB
WTTO is the CW-affiliated television station for Birmingham, Anniston and Tuscaloosa, Alabama that is licensed to the Birmingham suburb of Homewood. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on UHF channel 28 (or virtual channel 21.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter located at Red Mountain. WDBB rebroadcasts WTTO's signal across the western part of the market and is licensed to the Birmingham suburb of Bessemer, but primarily serves the Tuscaloosa area. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on UHF channel 18 (or virtual channel 17.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter near Windham Springs.
Owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, both stations are sister to MyNetworkTV affiliate WABM and all three share studios on Beacon Parkway West in southeastern Birmingham. Receiving the WTTO signal, the station can also be seen on Bright House Networks channel 9, Comcast Xfinity channel 4 and AT&T U-verse channel 21. There is a high definition feed offered on Bright House Networks digital channel 621, Comcast Xfinity digital channel 439 and AT&T U-verse channel 1021.
In Central Alabama, channel 21 was originally allocated to Gadsden as WTVS. It was one of the earliest UHF television stations, but
WUVG-DT is the Univision owned and operated TV station in the greater Atlanta area, on DTV channel 48. WUVG-DT offers a Spanish-language programming format featuring TV news, talk shows, dramas, movies and other first-rate Spanish programming. Its city of license is Athens, Georgia.
The station went on air on April 18, 1987 as WNGM-TV with the call sign standing for North Georgia Mountains. Initially the station ran a general entertainment format with cartoons, classic and recent sitcoms, country music blocks of programming, old movies and syndicated first-run shows.
The station's transmitter was located 60 miles (nearly 100 km) away from Atlanta, reaching Athens with a grade A signal while sending a very weak signal into eastern metro Atlanta. As a result, many syndicators sold the rights for shows that were already on the Atlanta stations to WNGM. The station provided an alternative to viewers in areas which had moderate VHF reception and poor UHF reception from Atlanta. However, the station floundered in the ratings. By late 1988, the station was running a blend of infomercials, low-rated syndicated shows and movies, and shop-at-home programming.
In 1989, after the Home Shopping
KDFI-TV, virtual channel 27, is a MyNetworkTV owned-and-operated station serving the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The station is licensed to Dallas and owned by Fox Television Stations, a division of the News Corporation, and is a sister station to Fox network outlet KDFW (channel 4). Its transmitter is located in Cedar Hill. KDFI-TV is on channel 7 on most cable systems in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
Channel 27 initially was granted a license as KLIF-TV in 1967 with a construction permit issued in 1968. However the station never formally signed on and by 1972 the license was deleted. Later in 1981, the station signed on under ownership by Liberty Television as KTWS-TV with religious shows, public-affairs shows, and ABC, NBC, and CBS shows that were preempted by WFAA, KXAS, and KDFW-TV respectively. Channel 27 aired some limited local news, anchored by former WFAA anchor Bob Gooding. The station also broadcast public domain movies during the day. At night, the station ran the Preview, then later VEU, subscription TV services. In August 1984, the station's call sign changed to the present KDFI-TV.
In 1985, KDFI became a general entertainment station for the entire broadcast day. It
KSWB-TV is the Fox-affiliated television station in San Diego, California. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 19 (virtual channel 69.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter southeast of Spring Valley. Owned by the Tribune Company, KSWB maintains studios on Engineer Road in the city's Kearny Mesa section (within a quarter-mile to the west of the studios of CBS affiliate KFMB-TV).
Known on-air as Fox 5 San Diego, the branding is derived from KSWB's primary cable position in the market on Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and AT&T U-verse (as such, the logo bug shown during the station's newscasts rotated between its common cable channel position and its over-the-air virtual channel number until 2011). There is a high definition feed available in the San Diego area on Cox Communications and AT&T U-verse channel 1005 and in Tijuana on Cablemás channel 137.
The station first went on the air on October 1, 1984 as independent station KTTY. It ran a general entertainment format featuring dramas, old movies, cartoons and religious programming that the other stations in the market declined to air. KTTY also aired a significant amount of paid programming. The station
WCYB-TV is the NBC-affiliated television station serving the Tri-Cities area of Northeastern Tennessee and Southwestern Virginia. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 5 from a transmitter on Rye Patch Knob of Holston Mountain in the Cherokee National Forest. Owned by the Bonten Media Group, the station operates Fox affiliate WEMT (owned by Esteem Broadcasting, LLC) through a local marketing agreement (LMA), whose transmitter is co-located with WCYB. The two share studios on Lee Street in Bristol, Virginia; where the station is licensed.
Although WCYB-TV is the only commercial station in the Tri-Cities that is licensed to the Virginia side of the market, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires it to include Kingsport and Johnson City, Tennessee in its legal station identification.
The station began broadcasting on August 13, 1956. It has always been a primary NBC affiliate although it carried a secondary ABC affiliation (shared with WJHL-TV) until 1969 when WKPT-TV signed on and took the ABC affiliation.
WCYB was originally owned by Appalachian Broadcasting, a consortium of four Bristol businessmen--Robert Smith, J. Fey Rogers, Charles M. Gore,
WFXS-DT is the Fox-affiliated television station for North-Central Wisconsin's Northern Highland that is licensed to Wittenberg. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 31 (or virtual channel 55.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter in unincorporated Marathon County northeast of Wausau. The station can also be seen on Charter channel 11 and in high definition on digital channel 605. Owned by Davis Television, WFXS has studios on North 3rd Street in Downtown Wausau. Syndicated programming on the station includes Big Bang Theory, Frasier, Everybody Loves Raymond, Friends, and The Doctors among others.
The station signed-on December 1, 1999 as WFXS and aired an analog signal on UHF channel 55. It has been an affiliate of Fox since its launch. Before the existence of WFXS, programming from the network was seen in North-Central Wisconsin on some Charter systems from the Green Bay station that carried Fox. The network also operated Foxnet which was used to serve small markets around the country without an affiliate (it was a similar operation to The CW Plus and its predecessor, The WB 100+).
Some programming was also shown through a secondary relation with ABC affiliate
DZCE-TV (commonly known as GEM TV, short for Global Expansion Media Television) is the UHF television station of Christian Era Broadcasting Service (CEBS), a broadcast ministry of the independent Philippine Christian church the Iglesia ni Cristo, and Eagle Broadcasting Corporation. GEM is also a term used for the Iglesia ni Cristo's "Grand Evangelical Missions." This station studios are located at Redeemer Street, Milton Hills Subdivision, Quezon City. GEM TV 49 shares transmission facilities with sister station Net 25.
KMTW is the MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station for Wichita, Kansas licensed to Hutchinson. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 35 (or virtual channel 36.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter in Sedgwick. The station can also be seen on Cox channel 6 and in high definition on digital channel 2006.
Owned by the Mercury Broadcasting Company, the station is operated through a local marketing agreement (LMA) by Newport Television. This makes it sister to Fox affiliate KSAS-TV and the two outlets share studios on North West Street in Northwestern Wichita. Syndicated programming on KMTW includes That '70s Show, The Real Housewives of Orange County, The People's Court, and Judge Karen's Court among others.
The station signed-on January 6, 2001 as KSCC and aired an analog signal on UHF channel 36. In a rarity for a market of Wichita's size, it was actually a UPN owned-and-operated station through Viacom's subsidiary Paramount Stations Group. However, that company only held control of KSCC's license during its first five months on-the-air having financed its launch and overseen construction.
Just prior to the station's sign-on, its broadcasting license was sold to
KTFQ-DT channel 14 (digital 22) is a television station in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The station is owned by Univisión and runs a Spanish Entertainment format consisting of programming from Univisión's secondary network, TeleFutura. The KTFQ-DT studio is co-located with Entravision, which operates a Joint Sales Agreement for KTFQ-DT and also owns two other stations in Albuquerque, Univisión affiliate KLUZ channel 41 and Home Shopping Network affiliate KTFA-LP channel 48.
Channel 14 signed on as KGSW-TV on May 8, 1981. The callsign then was derived from the station's original owners, Galaxy Communications and Southwest Television. Initially the station on channel 14 carried drama shows, movies from the 40's through the 70's, sitcoms, and religious shows. In the Fall of 1983 KGSW added more sitcoms and began running cartoons in the 7-9 a.m. and the 3-5 p.m. weekday slots.
In 1984, the Providence Journal Company bought KGSW from the original owners. The station affiliated with the Fox network when the network launched on October 9, 1986. The station continued a general entertainment format with a lot of cartoons, sitcoms, and movies.
In the early fall of 1992 when Channel 2 KKTO went
WIAT is the CBS-affiliated television station serving Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Anniston and Gadsden, Alabama. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on UHF channel 30 (or channel 42.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter located atop Red Mountain, near the southern edge of Birmingham. Owned by LIN Media, WIAT maintains studios on Golden Crest Drive (near Valley Avenue) in southeastern Birmingham. The station can also be seen on Bright House Networks channel 3, Comcast Xfinity channel 9 and AT&T U-verse channel 42. There is a high definition feed offered on Bright House Networks digital channel 623, Comcast Xfinity digital channel 433 and AT&T U-verse channel 1042.
Untamed Sports TV was added on a subchannel in 2009. WIAT promotes 42.2 as a separate channel on the air and the station's website. In addition to Untamed Sports, 42.2 also carries live and tape-delayed local high school sports and the Rick and Bubba show.
On April 5, 2010, the FCC granted WIAT a construction permit for a digital fill-in translator on their pre-analog allotment Channel 42. The translator will serve the Tuscaloosa area.
Although the construction permit for the station was issued in 1956, it did not sign on
WJET-TV is the ABC-affiliated television station for Pennsylvania's Northwest Region. Licensed to Erie, it broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 24 from a transmitter at its studios on US 19/Peach Street in Summit Township. The station can also be seen on Time Warner Cable channel 4 and in high definition on digital channel 1004. Owned by the Nexstar Broadcasting Group, WJET operates Fox affiliate WFXP (owned by Mission Broadcasting) through a local marketing agreement (LMA) and the two share studios. Programming on WJET includes: The Drs., Judge Judy, Judge Joe Brown, The Ricki Lake Show, and others.
WJET signed-on as the third station in Erie during the 6 p.m. hour on April 2, 1966. It aired an analog signal on UHF channel 24 and the first program shown was a 24-hour movie marathon. The station immediately joined ABC which had been shared as a secondary affiliate on NBC station WICU-TV and CBS outlet WSEE-TV until this point. In January 1998, Nexstar acquired WJET. Later that year, it began performing non-programming functions for Mission Broadcasting-owned WFXP as was standard for most Nexstar stations. That station was then consolidated into WJET's
WJYS is an independent television station serving the Chicago, Illinois metropolitan area that is licensed to Hammond, Indiana. It broadcasts a standard definition digital signal on UHF channel 36 (or virtual channel 62.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter located atop the Willis Tower in the Chicago Loop. Owned by Oxford Media Group, WJYS maintains studios located in Tinley Park, Illinois. The station can also be seen on RCN channel 10, WOW! channel 13, Comcast Xfinity channel 17 in the suburbs (channel varies by location), 18 in Chicago and AT&T U-verse channel 62. The station's programming primarily features religious programming, along with paid programming (including long-form direct response and turnkey automobile dealer programs, programs advertising local businesses and other infomercials. WJYS carries some locally-produced programming, some of which (such as JBTV) that have a hard time getting distribution, can pay to air for on-air promotion in order to gain a potential viewer base.
WJYS' digital signal is multiplexed and the station leases its digital subchannels to other networks. Channel 62.2/36.2 is leased to First United Inc. who owns WEDE-CA, a low-power station in the
KMMF was a full-service television station in Missoula, Montana, broadcasting locally in analog on UHF channel 17 as an affiliate of Fox. Founded April 25, 2000, the station was owned by Equity Broadcasting. The station's signal was repeated in Kalispell, Montana on KMMF-LP channel 34.
KMMF added MyNetworkTV as a secondary affiliation in September 2006.
KMMF was fed from Equity's hub in Little Rock, Arkansas by March 2008. Technical issues dramatically increased in number after this was implemented.
At auction on April 16, 2009, Max Media bought the Fox affiliations and certain programming assets, but not the broadcasting facilities, of KMMF and the rest of Equity's Montana Fox station system.
Because it was granted an original construction permit after the FCC finalized the DTV allotment plan on April 21, 1997 , the station did not receive a companion channel for a digital television station. Instead, at the end of the digital TV conversion period for full-service stations, KMMF would have been required to turn off its analog signal and turn on its digital signal (called a "flash-cut").
As of December 2008, this station was scheduled to go dark in 2009. According to the station's
KTLA is the CW-affiliated television station in Los Angeles, California. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 31 (virtual channel 5.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter atop Mount Wilson. Owned by Tribune Company (this arrangement places the station under the same ownership as the Los Angeles Times), KTLA maintains offices at the Sunset Bronson Studios on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. Syndicated programming featured on this station includes Maury, and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
KTLA was the first commercially licensed television station in the western United States, having begun operations in 1947. The station is also available via cable television in the southwestern United States as a regional superstation, and is distributed nationally on the Dish Network satellite service throughout the United States and on cable and satellite throughout Canada.
Originally owned by Paramount Pictures subsidiary Television Productions, Inc., and located on the Paramount Studios lot, the station was licensed by the Federal Communications Commission in 1939 as experimental station W6XYZ, on channel 4, but did not go on the air until September 1942. Klaus Landsberg, already
WAND, virtual channel 17, is an American, NBC-affiliated television station serving the Decatur–Springfield–Champaign area. It is owned by Block Communications. It broadcasts on digital UHF channel 17 from a transmitter near Argenta, with two translators, W31BX-D, in Danville and W40CF-D in Jacksonville, Illinois.
WAND began on June 17, 1953 as WTVP, owned by Prairie Broadcasting Company of Decatur and broadcasting from a tower in southwest Decatur. It is the oldest station in central Illinois, and the state's second-oldest station on the UHF band. Initial hopes of carrying programs from all four networks of the time were dashed, and WTVP had to settle for a primary affiliation with ABC and a secondary affiliations with DuMont. It was one of ABC's first fourteen primary affiliates, and one of the few early ABC affiliates on the UHF band that survived the 1950s.
Like many stations in medium-sized markets, WTVP initially wasn't able to get a direct network feed. The station had to rely on kinescopes of ABC and DuMont programming from New York City, and the programs often aired two weeks after the live broadcast. By October, however, WTVP was able to get ABC programming live from a
WISN-TV, virtual channel 12.1 (digital channel 34), is a television station located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin serving as an affiliate of the ABC television network. Its signal covers most of southeastern Wisconsin and parts of northeastern Illinois, including Racine, Kenosha, Sheboygan and Waukesha. The station's studio is located at North 19th and West Wells Streets, at the west end of the Marquette University campus, with the station's transmitter located within Lincoln Park in the northeastern part of Milwaukee, next to the Weigel Broadcasting tower which is used by CBS affiliate WDJT-TV (Channel 58) and its sister operations.
WISN is one of three flagship stations of Hearst Television and the second-oldest television station to remain with the company in all of its various iterations.
WISN first signed on the air on October 27, 1954 with the call letters WTVW and branded itself as Wisconsin's TeleVision Window. In early 1955 the station was purchased by the Hearst Corporation, publishers of the Milwaukee Sentinel and owners of WISN radio (1130 AM); the new owners changed channel 12's call letters to the present WISN-TV. The station was originally affiliated with both ABC and
WPXD-TV (channel 31) is a television station licensed to Ann Arbor, Michigan. It is the Ion Television network affiliate for the Southeastern Michigan market.
WPXD formerly broadcast on digital channel 31 (having converted their digital transmitter to their original analog channel after the latter closed on February 17, 2009). Its broadcast is multiplexed into three digital subchannels. WPXD started broadcasting on actual channel 50 from Southfield, Michigan on January 31, 2012, and is expected to end transmission on RF channel 31 from Chelsea in the near future. WPXD suddenly ended its transmissions on DTV channel 50 less than two days after the channel 50 signal was first observed. As of March 31, 2012, WPXD was broadcasting its digital signal only on channel 31 from its original site. At some point on May 23, 2012, the station again turned on its transmitter on UHF 50 but ceased transmission the following day. The station migrated to UHF 50 and moved from Lyndon Township (near Chelsea and Ann Arbor) to WKBD-TV's tower in Southfield on July 24, 2012.
The station also operates a translator station in St. Clair Shores, Michigan on channel 48, W48AV. W48AV currently has an
WWSI, digital channel 49, is a television station licensed to Atlantic City, New Jersey. It is considered to be the Philadelphia affiliate of the Spanish-language Telemundo television network. WWSI's transmitter is in Tuckerton, New Jersey; its tower is the tallest structure in New Jersey. The station has no local news department, and runs minimal local programming. WWSI's studios are on North Delaware Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The station is unique in that, while its transmitter site is located in Ocean County, part of the New York City TV market, the station cannot be viewed on cable TV in Ocean County since it is licensed to a city in the Philadelphia TV market.
WWSI did not begin operation until 2001. Prior to its airdate, its construction permit carried the call letters of WDKZ in 1989, followed that same year by WACI. In 2000 WACI became WPHA. The station then hit the air as WWSI, and adopted the Telemundo affiliation (originally on WTGI until 1998, then WTVE in Reading, Pennsylvania from 1998–2000).
WWSI opened its website in 2007.
In January 2008, Hispanic Broadcasters Corporation agreed to sell WWSI to ZGS Communications for $10 million. The station officially
WZZM is one of two ABC affiliates for West Michigan, and is licensed to serve Grand Rapids. Its transmitter is about 40 miles (64 km) north of other regional stations, and its over air signal is unavailable in the two southwestern tiers of Michigan. Since April 2009, however, WZZM has been available on most cable systems in Southwest Michigan, although WOTV is the ABC affiliate for that region. Until then, persons living in counties beyond the access of its signal relied upon television stations in the South Bend/Elkhart, Indiana or Lansing areas for the syndicated programs that WZZM offers.
A local group known as West Michigan Telecasters received a construction permit for channel 9 in 1961. However, later that year the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revised the channel allocation table in the area, resulting in channel 13 moving from Cadillac to Grand Rapids. WWTV in Cadillac, then on channel 13, was required to move to channel 9 as a result of the action.
WZZM-TV officially went on the air on November 1, 1962 at 6:30 p.m.. The station went off the air just twenty minutes later, due to transmitter tube failure, returning to the air ten minutes later.
Sometime in late
KDKA-TV, channel 2, is an owned and operated television station of the CBS Television Network, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. KDKA-TV broadcasts from a transmitter located in the Perry North neighborhood of Pittsburgh, and its studios are located in downtown Pittsburgh at Gateway Center. The facility also houses WPCW (channel 19, Pittsburgh's CW affiliate).
The station went on the air on January 11, 1949, as WDTV (W DuMont TeleVision) on channel 3, owned and operated by the DuMont Television Network. It was the 51st TV station in the U.S. and the third and last DuMont-owned station to go on the air, behind WABD (now WNYW) in New York City and WTTG in Washington, D.C. To mark the occasion, a live television special aired that day from 8:30pm to 11pm EST on WDTV. The show began with a one-hour local program broadcast from Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh. The remainder of the show featured live segments from DuMont, CBS, NBC, and ABC with Arthur Godfrey, Milton Berle, DuMont host Ted Steele, and many other celebrities.
The station also represented a milestone in the television industry, providing the first "network" that included Pittsburgh and 13 other cities from Boston to St.
KOFY-TV is an independent television station in San Francisco, California, broadcasting in digital on UHF channel 19. KOFY's virtual channel remains channel 20. The station is owned by Granite Broadcasting and offers a schedule of first-run talk shows, court shows, off-network sitcoms, reality shows, and movies. The station's transmitter is located atop the Sutro Tower in San Francisco, and a translator, K29DF, broadcasts KOFY in Ukiah and Mendocino County. The station has been an independent station for most of its existence, although it was the Bay Area's WB Network affiliate during that network's existence (1995–2006).
On July 1, 2007, KBWB launched a new digital subchannel on channel 20.4 featuring Azteca América, currently broadcasting on KOFY-DT4. This digital service replaced KTNC-TV, which switched to a Spanish-language independent station on that date. On July 28, 2011, High Plains Broadcasting announced plans to sell Santa Rosa-based KFTY to Una Vez Más Holdings, LLC, with the intent to affiliate that station with Azteca América. On September 29, 2011, KFTY's affiliation with Me-TV was discontinued and became KEMO-TV, adopting the callsign once used by KOFY-TV. KEMO-TV
WAGT is the NBC-affiliated television station for the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) of East-Central Georgia and West-Central South Carolina. Licensed to Augusta, it broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 30 (or virtual channel 26.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter in Beech Island, South Carolina's Spiderweb section. The station can also be seen on Atlantic Broadband channel 2 as well as Comcast and Knology channel 8. There is a high definition feed offered on Atlantic Broadband digital channel 402, Comcast digital channel 232, and Knology digital channel 903.
Owned by Schurz Communications, WAGT is operated through joint sales and shared services agreements by Media General as a sister outlet to ABC affiliate WJBF. The two stations share studios on Augusta West Parkway in the city along I-520/Bobby Jones Expressway. Syndicated programming on WAGT includes The Andy Griffith Show, Dr. Phil, The Doctors, and Judge Joe Brown among others.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
The station began operations Christmas Eve in 1968 with the call sign WATU-TV as the third television station in Augusta. Two Washington, D.C.-based men, Harold Twisdale and David
WHDH, digital channel 42 (virtual channel 7), is an NBC-affiliated television station in Boston, Massachusetts. It is the largest NBC station not owned by the network. Owned by Sunbeam Television, WHDH is a sister station to CW affiliate WLVI. The two stations share studios located at Bulfinch Place (near Government Center) in downtown Boston, and WHDH's transmitter is located in Newton, Massachusetts.
Channel 7 first went on the air on June 21, 1948 as WNAC-TV, the second television station in Boston (twelve days after WBZ-TV). It was owned by General Tire along with WNAC radio (then at 1260 AM, now occupied by WMKI; later moved to 680 AM, now WRKO), flagship of the Yankee Network, a New England regional radio network. General Tire had purchased the Yankee Network in 1943. WNAC first broadcast from studios at 21 Brookline Avenue (which had also been home to WNAC radio and the Yankee Network) before moving to its current facilities at 7 Bullfinch Place near Government Center in 1968.
In 1950, General Tire bought the West Coast regional Don Lee Broadcasting System. Two years later, it bought the Bamberger Broadcasting Service (WOR-AM-FM-TV in New York City) and merged its
WHRO-TV digital channel 15 is the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member Public television station for Hampton Roads, Virginia (the Norfolk–Portsmouth–Newport News television market DMA). The station is licensed to both Hampton and Norfolk with the studios at the Public Telecommunications Center for Hampton Roads next to the campus of Old Dominion University in Norfolk. Its transmitter is located in Suffolk, Virginia.
It is owned by the Hampton Roads Educational Telecommunications Association (HRETA), a consortium of 18 Hampton Roads and Eastern Shore school systems—Accomack, Gloucester, Isle of Wight, Mathews, Middlesex, Sussex, Southampton, Northhampton and York counties and the independent cities of Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Poquoson, and Williamsburg.
The station signed on September 27, 1961, as the first educational station licensed in Virginia. The channel 15 position was previously occupied by then-NBC and now current ABC affiliate WVEC-TV, now on channel 13). It was a member of National Educational Television. Only two years later, it moved to its current facility in Norfolk, which was heavily renovated in 1990. Eight
WTVS, branded as Detroit Public TV, is the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member Public television station in Detroit, Michigan. Broadcasting since 1955, its vision statement is "educate, entertain and inspire — in partnership with our community." The viewer supported station produces many local programs including Get Up! Get Out, In the Frame: Exploring the DIA, Leaders on Leadership American Black Journal, and Am I Right among others. It is also a leading producer of fundraising programs for PBS. Detroit Public TV partners with Detroit Public Schools by managing WRCJ-FM with a classical and jazz music format. The station is located inside the Detroit School of Arts. The station's President and General Manager is Rich Homberg and Richard Rassel presides as Chairman, Board of Trustees. WTVS is also one of only three stations that mention Windsor and London as among their primary viewing areas, with the other two being WDIV, and WMYD.
Its transmitters are located in suburban Oakland County with its studios and offices in Detroit and Wixom. It is one of five local Detroit TV stations seen in Canada on Shaw Broadcast Services and the Shaw Direct satellite provider. WTVS broadcasts
WUVF-LP is the Univisión affiliate for the Fort Myers-Naples, Florida television market. It is licensed in Naples, owned by Silver Point Capital, and operates on VHF channel 2, with no digital signal. WUVF's programming can also be seen on WLZE-LD, channel 51, in Fort Myers. Both stations operate at a low-power.
On April 4, 2008 Equity Media Holdings announced the sale of all five of its Southwest Florida stations (including WUVF and WLZE) to Luken Communications, LLC for $8 million. Equity has cited corporate financial losses as a reason for the sale.
At one point, WUVF aired local newscasts at 6 and 11 p.m.; they were produced out of Little Rock, Arkansas, with reports produced in Southwest Florida. The newscasts were canceled in June 2008, after Equity instituted a companywide suspension of news programs.
Equity Media Holdings has been in chapter 11 bankruptcy since December 2008 and offers by Luken Communications to acquire Equity-owned stations in six markets have since been withdrawn.
WUVF and WLZE were sold at auction to Silver Point Capital on April 16, 2009. The sale closed on August 17, 2009. WUVF has since surrendered its previous class A classification.
WLZE began to be
KCBU was a television station in Price, Utah, broadcast locally in analog on channel 3 under the ownership of Equity Media Holdings. Until January 4, 2009 KCBU was an affiliate of the Retro Television Network (RTV).
The station had a construction permit to increase the power of the digital signal to 40,000 watts and was to have moved its transmitter to a peak south of Springville, Utah. This would have effectively given the station signal reach into the Salt Lake City market it was a part of. When the construction permit was approved, KCBU was to broadcast on digital channel 11.
On January 4, 2009, a contract conflict between Equity Media Holdings Corporation and RTV interrupted the programming on many RTV affiliates. As a result, Luken moved RTV operations to its headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and dropped all Equity-owned affiliates, including KCBU. RTV remained available in Utah on KUSG in St. George until later in 2009, when that station switched to This TV; RTV has since affiliated with KCSG.
KCBU was sold at auction to the Daystar Television Network on April 16, 2009, indicating another programming change. The station ceased analog operations on June 12, 2009, and
KWGN-TV is the CW-affiliated television station in Denver, Colorado. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 34 (virtual channel 2.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter atop Lookout Mountain (near Golden). Owned by the Tribune Company, KWGN is operated by Local TV, LLC through a local marketing agreement, making it sister to Fox affiliate KDVR. Both stations share studios on East Speer Boulevard in Denver's Speer neighborhood (to the immediate northwest of KMGH-TV's studios).
The station can also be seen on Comcast Xfinity channel 2, with a high definition feed offered on digital channel 656. Syndicated programming featured on this station includes Friends, Seinfeld, Maury, The Steve Wilkos Show, Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory. KWGN is available to subscribers of the Dish Network direct broadcast satellite service throughout the United States as part of its superstations package and on cable television providers in parts of the western United States.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
On June 12, 2009, KWGN turned off its analog transmitter and converted its broadcasts exclusively to digital television, remaining on its pre-transition UHF
WCGV-TV, digital channel 25 (virtual channel 24.1), is a television station located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, affiliated with MyNetworkTV Its signal covers most of southeastern Wisconsin, including the cities of Racine, Kenosha, Sheboygan and Waukesha. The station is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group as part of a duopoly in Milwaukee with WVTV, and the station's transmitter site is on Milwaukee's northwest side, co-located with WVTV on the Milwaukee Public Television broadcast tower.
WCGV signed on the air on March 24, 1980. It was owned by B&F Broadcasting. At the time, it ran religious programs, old movies, cartoons, and drama shows during the day, along with daytime CBS and NBC programs which WITI and WTMJ passed on airing, such as the 1983 Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour. It also produced a local two-hour talk program called Tempo 24, which aired in the afternoon from 1980 to 1981. At night, the station ran programming from SelecTV, a subscription television provider running first-run films requiring a decoder box and payment to SelecTV to view. Friday evenings consisted of adult programming from the Playboy Channel outside of FCC safe harbor hours.
WCGV dropped SelecTV in
WMYD is the MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station for Southeast Michigan licensed to Detroit. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 21 (PSIP virtual channel channel 20) from a transmitter on Eight Mile Road in Oak Park along the Oakland and Wayne County line. The station can also be seen on Comcast channel 3 and in high definition on digital channel 235. Owned by the Granite Broadcasting Corporation, the station has studios on Franklin Road in Southfield.
However, master control and some traffic responsibilities originate from central casting facilities at sister stations ABC affiliate WPTA and NBC affiliate WISE-TV on Butler Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Syndicated programming on WMYD includes: Family Guy, The Office, Friends, House of Payne and The 700 Club. It also carries Fox's Saturday morning infomercial block, Weekend Marketplace, that its owned-and-operated station WJBK chooses to pre-empt.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed. WMYD formerly carried the Universal Sports on a second digital subchannel from October 2007 until August 2008, later a standard definition simulcast of the main MyNetworkTV programming was send on subchannel 20.2.
KMGH-TV is the ABC-affiliated television station in Denver, Colorado. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 7 from a transmitter atop Lookout Mountain (near Golden). Owned by the E. W. Scripps Company, KMGH is sister to Azteca América affiliate KZCO-LP and both stations share studios on Speer Boulevard on Denver's southern side. The station can also be seen on Comcast Xfinity channel 7, with a high definition feed offered on digital channel 652.
Channel 7 first went on the air on November 1, 1953 under the callsign KLZ-TV. It was originally owned by Edward K. Gaylord's Oklahoma Publishing Company, alongside KLZ radio (560 AM and 106.7 FM). KLZ-TV immediately took the CBS affiliation from KBTV), owing to KLZ radio's longtime affiliation with the CBS Radio Network. In 1954, Gaylord sold the KLZ stations to Time-Life. The station's studios were originally housed in a former auto dealership on the east side of the block at East 6th Avenue and Sherman Street, where the station's operations resided until 1969.
During the 1950s, the Channel 7 staff included newscaster (later sportscaster and Dialing for Dollars host) Starr Yelland, who came to the station from
TVOntario, often referred to only as TVO (call signs: CICA, CICO), is a publicly funded, educational English-language television station and media organization in the Canadian province of Ontario. It is operated by the Ontario Educational Communications Authority, a Crown corporation owned by the Government of Ontario. TVO had also operated TFO, a French-language public television network until its emergence as an independent agency of the Government of Ontario.
TVO is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, and supported by a network of Regional Councillors from across the province. TVO also reports to the Ontario legislature through the Minister of Education, in accordance with the Ontario Educational Communications Authority Act.
Instead of following the model of the federally owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), which shows commercials, TVO is instead, like fellow provincial counterpart Knowledge in British Columbia and PBS in the United States. Despite viewer donations, the majority of TVO's funding is provided by the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Education, which provides $30 million annually.
As well, TVO is also responsible for over-the-air
WAZE-TV was a television station in Madisonville, Kentucky, in the United States, serving the Evansville, Indiana DMA. The station, which was owned by Roberts Broadcasting (who bought it from previous owner South Central Communications in 2006), was an affiliate of the CW Television Network. It broadcasted a digital signal on channel 20 from a transmitter at Hanson, Kentucky; which redirected to former analog channel 19 via PSIP.
On March 24, 2011, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) canceled WAZE's license for failure to construct its digital facilities.
The station continues to broadcast via three low-powered translators: WAZE-LP channel 17, WJPS-LP channel 4 and WIKY-LP channel 5, all licensed to Evansville. They served as in-town relays of the main signal. WAZE's transmitter is located farther south than the other major Evansville stations because of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations requiring a station's transmitter to be no more than 15 miles from the city of license--in this case, Madisonville, which is 50 miles south of Evansville. As a result, the channel 19 signal provided only a grade B ("rimshot") signal to Evansville itself, and was
WFFF-TV is the Fox affiliate for Vermont's Champlain Valley and Upstate New York's North Country. Licensed to Burlington, Vermont, it broadcasts on UHF channel 43 (virtual channel 44.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter on Vermont's highest peak, Mount Mansfield. Owned by Smith Media, WFFF operates ABC affiliate WVNY (owned by Lambert Broadcasting, LLC) through a local marketing agreement; the two stations share studios in Colchester, Vermont.
Like other network stations serving Plattsburgh and Burlington, WFFF has a large audience in Southern Quebec, Canada. This includes Montreal, a city ten times more populous than all of WFFF's entire American viewing area combined. Most Vidéotron systems in Canada carry WFFF as their Fox affiliate.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
WFFF-TV signed on August 31, 1997. Prior to the station's launch, the Champlain Valley was the last top-100 television market without a primary Fox affiliate; CBS affiliate WCAX-TV aired Fox Sports and Fox Kids programming, while the network's full schedule was available on most Vermont cable systems through Foxnet. New York State cable systems had imported WNYW from New York City, while Canadian cable systems
WLAJ-DT2 is the CW-affiliated television station for Lansing, Michigan. It is part of The CW Plus. The station is a second digital subchannel of ABC affiliate WLAJ that is owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group. Over-the-air, WLAJ-DT2 broadcasts a digital signal on UHF channel 53.2 from a transmitter northeast of Tompkins Township on the Jackson and Ingham County line. it can also be seen on Comcast channel 5 (hence the Lansing CW 5 branding). WLAJ-DT2's parent station has studios on South Pennsylvania Avenue in Lansing. However, master control and some internal operations are located at the facilities of CBS affiliate WWMT on West Maple Street in Kalamazoo.
From 1998 until September 18, 2006, WLAJ-DT2 was affiliated with The WB as part of The WB 100+. It was only available on Comcast channel 30, had its own logo, and used the WBL call sign in a fictional manner. On January 24, 2006, The WB and UPN announced that they would end broadcasting and merge. The new combined network would be called The CW. The letters would represent the first initial of its corporate parents, CBS (the parent company of UPN) and the Warner Bros. unit of Time Warner. On February 22, News Corporation
WSPA-TV, channel 7, is the CBS-affiliated television station for western North Carolina and South Carolina. It is licensed to Spartanburg, South Carolina with its transmitter is located on Hogback Mountain southwest of Tryon, North Carolina. Owned by Media General, the station is sister to CW affiliate WYCW. The two stations share studios on International Drive in Spartanburg. Syndicated programming on WSPA includes Judge Judy, Dr. Phil, and Kim Possible, with weekend telecasts of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. WSPA serves as master control for Media General's CBS network affiliates.
The station went on the air on April 29, 1956. It was owned by broadcasting pioneer Walter J. Brown and his company, Spartan Radiocasting, along with WSPA radio (AM 950, now WOLI at AM 910; and 98.9 FM). It has always been a CBS affiliate. Spartan Radiocasting bought several other radio and television stations over the years, and was renamed Spartan Communications in 1995. The radio stations were sold off in 1998, but WSPA-TV remained the flagship of the company until it merged with Media General in 2000. Channel 7 was the last locally owned-and-operated station in the market.
WSPA began broadcasting 24/7
WTVT, channel 13, is a television station in Tampa, Florida. It is an owned and operated station of the Fox Broadcasting Company, a subsidiary of the News Corporation. WTVT's studios are located in Tampa, and its transmitter is located in Riverview, Florida.
The station first started broadcasting on April 1, 1955 as a CBS affiliate owned by Tampa Bay radio veteran Walter Tison and his Tampa Television Company. It was the third station in Tampa Bay, behind WSUN-TV (channel 38, frequency now occupied by WTTA) and WFLA-TV (channel 8). WTVT is also the second-oldest surviving station, behind WFLA. Although the call letters appear to stand for We're Television Tampa, they actually stand for the initials of Walter Tison and his wife Virginia. Like many other stations located on "unlucky" channel 13, WTVT used a black cat as its mascot for several years.
Originally, the Federal Communications Commission awarded the channel 13 license to the Tampa Times, a now-defunct newspaper which owned WDAE radio (then on 1250 AM). However, the FCC reversed itself and awarded the station to the Tison group, who intended to open a studio in nearby St. Petersburg. The Times appealed the FCC's decision,
WWOR-TV is the flagship television station of the MyNetworkTV programming service that is licensed to Secaucus, New Jersey and serves the New York City metropolitan area. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 38 (virtual channel 9.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter atop the Empire State Building in Manhattan. Owned by the Fox Television Stations subsidiary of News Corporation, WWOR is sister to Fox network flagship WNYW and maintains studios south of Route 3 east of the Meadowlands Sports Complex. An application for the renewal of the station's license has been pending since 2007.
Syndicated programming featured on this station includes The Jeremy Kyle Show, Everybody Loves Raymond, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, Divorce Court and Family Feud. The station is available to subscribers of the Dish Network direct broadcast satellite service as part of their superstations package, except in markets where the local MyNetworkTV affiliate invokes syndication exclusivity to block access to WWOR-TV's programming within the market.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
WWOR-TV also has a Mobile DTV feed of sister station WNYW 5.1 (via its subchannel on
WWVW-LP is an LPTV station located in and licensed to Wheeling, West Virginia. The station is licensed to Abacus Television which owns a chain of LPTV stations in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. WWVW-LP airs Jewelry TV full time.
WWVW-LP began operation on August 10, 2000 as W56DX. The station was an AINaffiliate and shopping networks and repeated WBPA Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania(now WIIC-LP).
The station was silent for a time between 2002 and 2005 as the station upgraded its facilities to its current power level. The station returned to the air in the summer of 2005 with its new WWVW-LP call sign and began airing Jewelry TV.
WWVW-LP currently holds a construction permit for additional power of 70.9 kW (analog) and for digital facilities on channel 15.
WWVW-LP Coverage area map
KDVR is the Fox-affiliated television station in Denver, Colorado. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 32 (virtual channel 31.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter atop Lookout Mountain, near Golden. Owned by Local TV (run by private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners), KDVR operates CW affiliate KWGN-TV (owned by Tribune Broadcasting) through a local marketing agreement. Both stations share studios on East Speer Boulevard in Denver's Speer neighborhood (to the immediate northwest of KMGH-TV's studios).
This station can also be seen on Comcast Xfinity channel 13, with a high definition feed offered on digital channel 655. It operates a satellite station: KFCT (UHF digital channel 21, virtual channel 22.1 via PSIP) in Fort Collins as that area's only full-power station, covering areas of northern Colorado receiving a marginal to non-existant signal from KDVR. Though KFCT operates as its satellite, KDVR limits on-air references to the station to FCC-mandated hourly station identifications during newscasts and other programming.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
KDVR was a charter affiliate of Antenna TV upon its launch on January 1, 2011, it is
KESQ-TV is the ABC-affiliated television station for Southern California's Coachella Valley licensed to Palm Springs. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF Channel 42 from a transmitter on Edom Hill in Cathedral City. The station can also be seen on Time Warner Cable Channel 3 and in high definition on digital Channel 603. Owned by the News-Press & Gazette Company, it is sister to Class A CBS affiliate KPSP-CD, Class A Fox affiliate KDFX-CA/DC, low-powered CW affiliate KCWQ-LP/LD, and low-powered Telemundo affiliate KUNA-LP/LD.
All five stations share the same studios on Melanie Place in Palm Desert. Syndicated programming on KESQ includes Access Hollywood, Extra, Inside Edition, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show among others. The station can be seen over-the-air on analog translator K27DS Channel 27 licensed to Yucca Valley. This has a translator west of Morongo Valley in the San Bernardino National Forest along the San Bernardino and Riverside County line.
Along with other major Coachella Valley television stations, KESQ identifies itself on-air using its cable designation (News Channel 3 HD) rather than its over-the-air channel position. The unusual practice stems in
KIDY, virtual channel 6, is a television station in San Angelo, Texas, broadcasting locally on digital channel 19 as a Fox affiliate, and is owned by Bayou City Broadcasting. The station broadcasts its digital signal on UHF channel 19, which maps to its former VHF analog channel 6. While the station's over-the-air analog channel number is 6, it is sometimes referred to as FOX 10 because channel 10 is the station's designation on all cable systems in the area. MyNetworkTV programming can be seen on KIDY's digital subchannel 19.2 (virtual channel 6.2) and is branded as My San Angelo.
KIDY began broadcasting on May 12, 1984 as an independent station. It became a charter affiliate of the Fox television network on April 5, 1987. In 2008, KIDY was purchased by Bayou City Broadcasting in a group deal for approximately $3 million.
On September 27, 2012, Bayou City Broadcasting announced an agreement to sell KXVA and its seven other television stations to London Broadcasting Company (the sale price initially was not disclosed). The sale marks a temporary exit from the broadcasting industry for the company's owner DuJuan McCoy, who plans on refocusing his company to acquire major network
KTTC is the NBC-affiliated television station for the Driftless Area of Southeastern Minnesota and Northeastern Iowa. Licensed to Rochester, Minnesota, the station broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 10 from a transmitter in Ostrander, Minnesota near the Fillmore and Mower County line. The station can also be seen on Mediacom channel 10 and Charter channel 12. There is a high definition feed offered on Charter digital channel 782 and Mediacom digital channel 810. Owned by Quincy Newspapers, KTTC operates the area's Fox affiliate KXLT-TV (owned by SagamoreHill Broadcasting) through a shared services agreement.
Both stations share studios on Bandel Road Northwest along US 52 in Rochester. Syndicated programming on this station includes Inside Edition, Judge Judy, The Nate Berkus Show, and The Doctors among others. KTTC can be seen over-the-air through a low-powered translator W50DR-D. Licensed to La Crosse, Wisconsin, this station airs a standard definition digital signal on UHF channel 50 from a transmitter at the facilities of ABC affiliate WXOW on County Highway 25 in La Crescent, Minnesota.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
The station launched
KYW-TV, virtual channel 3, is an owned and operated television station of the CBS Television Network, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. KYW-TV shares a studio facility with its sister station, CW flagship WPSG (channel 57) just north of Center City Philadelphia. The station's transmitter is located in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia.
The channel 3 facility in Philadelphia is one of the world's oldest television stations. It began in 1932 as W3XE, an experimental station owned by the Philco Corporation, a local company known for manufacturing early radio and television sets. Philco engineers created much of the station's equipment, including cameras. In 1941, it began sharing programs with W2XBS (later WNBT and now WNBC-TV) in New York City, becoming NBC's second television affiliate, and creating a link between the station and the network that would last for 54 years.
On July 1, 1941, W3XE received a commercial license—the third in the United States, and the first outside New York City—as WPTZ. The station signed on for the first time on September 1. The station originally broadcast from a tower in the Philadelphia suburb of Wyndmoor. It significantly cut back
WJXT is an independent television station serving Florida's First Coast that is licensed to Jacksonville. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 42 (virtual channel 4.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter in the city's Kilarney Shores section. Owned by Post-Newsweek Stations, WJXT maintains studios at 4 Broadcast Place on the southbank of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville. The station can also be seen on Comcast Xfinity channel 3 and AT&T U-verse channel 4. There is a high definition feed offered on Comcast Xfinity channel 437 and AT&T U-verse channel 1004. Syndicated programming on this station includes The Dr. Oz Show, Steve Harvey, Criminal Minds, The Big Bang Theory, Private Practice and 30 Rock.
The station signed on September 15, 1949 under the callsign WMBR-TV, becoming the second television station in Florida and the first station in the state that was licensed outside of Miami. It was co-owned alongside WMBR radio (1400 AM, now WZAZ; and 96.1 FM, now WEJZ). The station was a primary CBS affiliate, alongside secondary affiliations with the DuMont Television Network, NBC and ABC. In 1953, the Washington Post Company purchased the television and radio
Arkansas Educational Television Network (or AETN) is a state network of simulcast non-commercial educational public television station covering the state of Arkansas. Affiliated with Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), the state network is operated by the Arkansas Educational Television Commission, an agency of the Arkansas state government that holds the broadcast licenses for all the AETN Transmitters in the state. Located adjacent the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, AETN broadcasts from the R. Lee Reaves Center for Educational Telecommunications via AETN's thirteen-site microwave interconnection relay system around the state, which cover most of Arkansas, as well as parts of all surrounding states.
Approximately two-thirds of AETN's funding comes from state tax dollars to support the broadcast infrastructure and all services that are provided for educators and schools. More than ten-percent comes from the Federal government as a partial match of what is raised locally. Almost twenty-percent comes from voluntary contributions from individual viewers and businesses.
AETN was created as the Arkansas Educational Television Commission in 1961, following a two-year
KICU-TV (branded as TV36) is an independent television station serving the San Francisco Bay Area. Licensed to San Jose, California, KICU broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on UHF channel 36 from a transmitter on Mission Peak in Fremont (the KICU signal covers most of the Bay Area with a city-grade signal, though rimshot reception occurs in areas of the North Bay). Owned by Cox Enterprises, it is sister to Fox affiliate KTVU and both stations share studios located at Jack London Square in Oakland. It runs a general entertainment programming schedule of classic sitcoms, talk shows, reality shows, movies and some weekend children's programming.
The channel 36 allocation was originally based in Stockton, California with the callsign KTVU (not related to the Oakland station) in the mid-1950s as a short-lived UHF station. It has since been reallocated to the Bay Area television market, and Stockton became part of the Sacramento television market.
The current incarnation of channel 36 signed on as KGSC-TV on October 9, 1967. It is the Bay Area's longest continuously running commercial UHF television station. In the 1970s, the station promoted itself as "The Perfect 36" and
KNSD is the NBC affiliated television station in San Diego, California owned by Station Venture Operations, LP. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 40 (virtual channel 39.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter southeast of Spring Valley. KNSD maintains studios at the NBC Building in downtown San Diego, while master control and local commercial insertion is handled at NBC's West Coast headquarters in Burbank.
Known on-air as NBC 7 San Diego, the branding is derived from KNSD's cable channel position in the market on Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and AT&T U-verse (it previously branded as NBC 7/39 from 1997 to 2011, reflecting both the cable channel and its over-the-air channel number). There is a high definition feed available in the San Diego area on Time Warner Cable on channel 707 and Cox Communications and AT&T U-verse channel 1007, and in Tijuana on Cablemás channel 130.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
Digital subchannel 39.2 carries NBC California Nonstop, a 24-hour statewide news channel; this service, replaced NBC Plus (successor of NBC Weather Plus, which shut down in December 2008), a service that carried a computer-updated loop of
KPRC-TV is the NBC-affiliated television station based in Houston, Texas, and serving the Greater Houston television market. It has studios located in the Sharpstown district in the Southwest portion of the city, and has a transmitter site in unincorporated Fort Bend County near Missouri City. The station is owned and operated by Post-Newsweek Stations, a subsidiary of the Washington Post Company.
The station operates on digital channel 35, but its PSIP virtual channel is 2. Prior to the digital transition, KPRC was the only Houston station on the VHF dial that did not air on a cable channel matching the over-the-air analog channel, due to interference from the low-band VHF terrestrial signal; it was placed on Comcast cable 12 instead. Non-Comcast systems on the outer edges of the Houston media market had placed KPRC on cable channel 2. It is also viewable in the Lufkin-Nacogdoches; Victoria; and Bryan-College Station areas on cable.
The station first broadcast on January 1, 1949, as KLEE-TV, and was owned by hotelier W. Albert Lee. It was the first television station in Houston and the 12th in the United States. Lee never did reasonably well with his station, and on June 1, 1950,
KWWL is the NBC-affiliated television station in Waterloo, Iowa, and serves as the primary NBC affiliate for the northeastern third of the state of Iowa, including 21 counties and the larger cities of Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Dubuque and Iowa City. The station operates on VHF channel 7. KWWL is owned by Quincy Newspapers. Its transmitter is located at the AFLAC Tower north of Rowley, Iowa.
The station's studios are located in Waterloo, Iowa. KWWL also operates newsrooms and sales offices in Cedar Rapids and Dubuque. Syndicated programs aired by KWWL include Dr. Phil, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, The Doctors and Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
In addition to its primary digital channel, KWWL operated KWWL StormTrack7 on their second digital subchannel. After NBC bought The Weather Channel, NBC Weather Plus network feeds ended in December 2008; the station now carries This TV Network on the subchannel. KWWL also transmitted The Tube digital music video channel until the network ceased operations on October 1, 2007. It later carried classic programming from Retro Television Network on DT3. On April 27, 2011, the station replaced RTV programming in favor of This TV's sister network,
WBMM is the CW-affiliated television station for Central Alabama's Black Belt area that is licensed to Tuskegee. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 22 from a transmitter in unincorporated southwestern Bullock County along the Pike County line. The station can also be seen on Bright House Networks channel 9, Charter channel 14, and Knology channel 19. Owned by Bahakel Communications, WBMM is sister to CBS affiliate WAKA and ABC affiliate WNCF. However, the latter is actually owned by SagamoreHill Broadcasting but operated by Bahakel through a shared services agreement (SSA).
Currently, WBMM and WNCF share studios on Harrison Road in North Montgomery while WAKA maintains a separate facility on Eastern Boulevard/U.S. 80/U.S. 231 in South-Central Montgomery. Even though it is a full-powered outlet, WBMM is part of the national CW Plus programming service. The station has a website typical of CW Plus affiliates with some custom, localized content. The station can also be seen over-the-air on WNCF's second digital subchannel. This can be seen on UHF channel 32.2 from a transmitter in Gordonville.
The station signed-on September 17, 1999 as a Pax affiliate
WPTZ, virtual channel 5, is an NBC-affiliated television station located in Plattsburgh, New York, USA. WPTZ is owned by Hearst Television, and has its studios in Plattsburgh and transmitter located on Mount Mansfield in Vermont.
Most of WPTZ's programming can also be seen over semi-satellite station WNNE (channel 31), which is licensed to Hartford, Vermont and serves the Upper Connecticut River Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire.
The station signed-on December 8, 1954 on VHF analog channel 5 as WIRI, licensed to the hamlet of North Pole, New York. WIRI was owned by the Great Northern Broadcasting Company along with WIRY radio (1340 AM), with its studios in Plattsburgh and transmitter on Terry Mountain in Peru, New York. The station has been a primary NBC affiliate since its inception; it carried secondary affiliations with ABC until 1968 when WVNY (channel 22) signed-on, and with DuMont until that network ceased operations in 1956.
Rollins Telecasting purchased WIRI in 1956. The new owners changed the station's call letters to the present WPTZ (for PlatTZburgh); the WPTZ calls had recently been dropped by the channel 3 facility in Philadelphia following its controversial
KATN, virtual channel 2 (digital channel 18), is the ABC-affiliated television station in Fairbanks, Alaska. The station is owned by Vision Alaska LLC.
KATN debuted on March 1, 1955 as KFAR-TV, and was Fairbanks' second television station after KTVF. It became KTTU-TV (no relation to the Tucson, Arizona station) in 1981 and KATN in 1984. It is now a part of the ABC Alaska Superstation.
KFAR/KTTU was primarily an NBC station with ABC as the secondary network until 1984, when the owners of KIMO (now KYUR) bought the station, changed the call letters (the ATN in KATN stood for Alaska Television Network, a consortium of KATN, KIMO, and KJUD), and made them the primary ABC affiliate. KATN would continue to carry NBC programs as a secondary affiliate until 1996 when KTVF flipped from CBS to NBC in response to KATN's new ownership. Until the launch of KFXF in 1992, they were Fairbanks' only two commercial network stations.
In September 2006, KATN began to show programming from The CW Television Network on its digital subchannel. The subchannel is called Fairbanks CW and uses the fictional call letters KWFA-DT (the actual call letters of the subchannel are still KATN).
Smith Media sold
KEYU, known locally as Univisión Amarillo or Univisión 41, is a Spanish-language television station in Borger, Texas, serving the Amarillo market on digital channel 31 as an affiliate of Univision, and on analog low-power station KEYU-LP channel 41. Founded February 6, 1998, the station is owned by Drewry Communications Group along with KFDA-TV, KTMO-LP, KAMT-LP, and KZBZ-LP.
Univisión Amarillo can also be seen in Amarillo, Texas on KEAT-LP channel 22, and locally on Suddenlink Cable channel 2 where actual TV station KACV-TV on channel 3.
At one point, KEYU aired local newscasts; they were produced out of Little Rock, Arkansas, with reports produced in Amarillo. The newscasts were canceled in June 2008, after then-owner Equity Media Holdings, which was suffering from financial problems, instituted a companywide suspension of news programs.
On June 25, 2008, Equity disclosed that it was selling KEYU to Luken Communications, LLC.
According to the Retro Television Network website, KEYU had at one point planned to add an RTN affiliate on DT3 sometime in the future. However, after Equity filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in December 2008, Luken began to distance itself from Equity; its
KMSP-TV, channel 9, is the Fox-owned-and-operated television station serving the Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota designated market area, owned in a duopoly with MyNetworkTV affiliate WFTC (channel 29). Its studios are located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and its transmitter is located in Shoreview, Minnesota.
KMSP is a more news-based Fox station with 48.5 hours a week of locally-produced newscasts, as well as first-run prime time, late-night and sports programming from Fox. It also runs off-network sitcoms, talk shows, reality shows and court shows.
The KMSP-WFTC duopoly is a union shop, with all technicians and photographers being required to join the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 292.
The station is available in Canada on Shaw Cable in Thunder Bay, Ontario and on Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS) in the province of Manitoba.
The station grew out of an AM station, KEYD (AM 1440, now KDIZ), with which it was co-owned until mid-1956. After the FCC opened up bidding for the channel 9 license, WLOL and WDGY also expressed interest. However, they withdrew their applications at the last minute, assuring that the new station would go to KEYD and its owner, Family
KNTV, channel 11, (also known as NBC Bay Area) is the NBC owned-and-operated television station in the Bay Area market. It is licensed to San Jose, with its transmitter located on San Bruno Mountain, just south of San Francisco. It shares facilities in San Jose with NBC Universal's other outlet in the area, Telemundo station KSTS, as well as CNBC's Silicon Valley Bureau. The new digital facilities were constructed in San Jose by NBC in 2004. KNTV's studios are entirely powered by wind energy. KNTV is one of five television stations that is licensed to San Jose (another is KTVU's sister station KICU).
On cable, KNTV is broadcast on cable channel 3 on Comcast cable systems in the Bay Area market. In the few areas of the western United States where viewers cannot receive NBC programs over-the-air, KNTV is available as part of All American Direct's standard definition distant network package.
KNTV signed on the air on September 12, 1955. It was the first television station in the South Bay, originally owned by Sunlite Bakery. KNTV was originally an independent station, intended to cover the California coastal area from Monterey north to San Francisco. Its transmitter was located on
KTVD is the MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station in Denver, Colorado. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 19 (virtual channel 20.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter atop Lookout Mountain (near Golden). Owned by the Gannett Company, KTVD is sister to NBC affiliate KUSA and both stations share studios on East Speer Boulevard in Denver's Speer neighborhood (to the immediate southeast of the studios shared by KWGN-TV and KDVR). The station can also be seen on Comcast Xfinity channel 5, with a high definition feed offered on digital channel 657. Syndicated programming seen on KTVD includes The King of Queens, The People's Court, The Wendy Williams Show, Judge Mathis, According to Jim and 30 Rock.
This station's digital signal is multiplexed:
KTVD carried Universal Sports on its second digital subchannel, moving to the station from KUSA's 9.3 subchannel in January 10, 2011 to balance out the bandwidth of both stations. Universal Sports transitioned from a digital multicast network into a cable and satellite service on January 1, 2012, resulting in KTVD replacing the network with classic television programming from Me-TV.
Prior to KTVD's sign on, the channel 20
WABG-TV is the ABC-affiliated television station for the Delta area of Northwestern Mississippi that is licensed to Greenwood. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 32 from a transmitter northeast of Inverness. The station can also be seen on Suddenlink channel 4 and in high definition on digital channel 701. Owned by Commonwealth Communications, WABG shares separate administrative and studio buildings on Washington Avenue in Greenville with low-powered sister station NBC affiliate WNBD-LD. Syndicated programming on this station includes: Dr. Phil, Entertainment Tonight, and Judge Judy.
WABG's first broadcast was on October 20, 1959 on VHF channel 6. Originally it was a CBS affiliate, but it switched to ABC a few months later after WJTV in Jackson complained this station was encroaching on its service area. This is because WABG's signal reaches the far western fringes of the Jackson market. The network swap made WABG the first primary ABC affiliate in Mississippi. Until then, the only areas of the state to receive a sole ABC affiliate were the northwest (from Memphis' WHBQ-TV) and the Gulf Coast (from WVUE in New Orleans). In 1979, WABG added the -TV suffix
WAWV-TV is the ABC-affiliated television station for the Wabash Valley area of west central Indiana that is licensed to Terre Haute. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 39 (or virtual channel 38.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter located at its studios on U.S. 41 and U.S. 150, south of Farmersburg. Owned by Mission Broadcasting, the station is operated through a joint sales agreement with the Nexstar Broadcasting Group. This makes WAWV a sister station to NBC affiliate WTWO.
The station began on April 3, 1973 as WIIL-TV, a full-time affiliate of ABC. Prior to 1973, the network had been relegated to partial clearances on CBS affiliate WTHI-TV and NBC affiliate WTWO. Originally assigned to broadcast on UHF channel 66, the station eventually gained permission to broadcast on UHF channel 38.
The original owner, Alpha Broadcasting, poured money into the new operation. However, the local market situation immediately sent the station into the red. Viewers had strongly entrenched viewing habits with the longer-established VHF stations WTWO and WTHI, although WTWO was less than a decade old, and were not as familiar with the then-weaker ABC network lineup. At one point
WFTV, channel 9, is the ABC-affiliated television station for Central Florida that is licensed to Orlando. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 39 from a transmitter between Bithlo and Christmas. Owned by Cox Enterprises, WFTV is sister to Independent WRDQ. The two stations share studios on East South Street (SR 15) in downtown Orlando. Syndicated programming on the station includes: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, The Dr. Oz Show, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy! ,The Jeff Probst Show, ,Family Feud, and Steve Harvey.
WFTV's signal is multiplexed. The second digital subchannel is a 24-hour local weather and traffic channel. In early 2010, WFTV Traffic and Weather Together was rebranded as Severe Weather Center 9 Now, a 24-hour weather channel produced by WFTV.
In April 2010, WFTV announced plans to add a simulcast of GenTV affiliate WAWA-LD on a third digital subchannel. However, before the subchannel could launch, WAWA's chief investor pulled out, effectively closing that station and dissolving the partnership with WFTV.
The station signed on-the-air on February 1, 1958 as WLOF-TV (for We Love Orlando, Florida). It has been an ABC affiliate since its launch.
WITI, virtual channel 6.1 (digital channel 33), is the Fox-affiliated television station serving the Milwaukee, Wisconsin designated market area. The station is owned by Local TV LLC, the media arm of private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners, with its studios are located in Brown Deer (though with a Milwaukee address) and its transmitter is located in Shorewood, Wisconsin. The station broadcasts its digital signal on UHF channel 33 using its former analog assignment of channel 6 as its virtual digital channel via PSIP.
WITI's call letters stand for "Independent Television, Inc.," the corporation that originally owned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) license granted on June 11, 1955. The station began broadcasting on May 21, 1956, and was originally licensed to the North Shore suburb of Whitefish Bay on a technicality in order to address short-spacing concerns with WOC-TV of Davenport, Iowa before the FCC fully finessed spacing among television stations in different markets. WITI was an independent station, as CBS owned WXIX on UHF Channel 19 to carry their programming; in October 1956, the station affiliated with the NTA Film Network, which provided the station with
WJRT-TV, channel 12, (branded ABC12) is the ABC-affiliated station for the Flint/Tri-Cities television market, owned by SJL Broadcasting. Its studios are located in Flint, Michigan, with offices and a second newsroom for the Tri-Cities located in Saginaw. The station broadcasts with 30 kilowatts of power from a 286 metres (938 ft) high tower located on Burt Rd (near Bishop Rd) in Albee Township, Michigan.
WJRT-TV is the only station in the Flint/Tri-Cities market that is headquartered in the city of Flint, and in turn tends to focus its local news stories on Flint and Genesee County, with a secondary emphasis on the Tri-Cities.
WJRT-TV was founded in 1958 by Goodwill Stations, the owner of WJR in Detroit at the time. That company won out over two other companies seeking to operate channel 12, the Trebit Corp. (which owned WFDF) and W.S. Butterfield Theatres, Inc. Channel 12 initially wanted to place its transmitter in Independence Township, Michigan. When it was learned that Independence Township was located in Oakland County, part of the Detroit television market, Goodwill settled on placing the tower in Albee Township in southwestern Saginaw County; the transmitter remains there
WUFT channel 5 is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member Public television station owned by the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. WUFT first signed on the air November 10, 1958; the Gainesville television market is unique in that a public television station is the market's oldest television station. (Gainesville's first commercial television station, WCJB-TV, did not sign on until the 1970s.) It serves a 16-county area which includes the cities of Gainesville and Ocala, and is also available on cable in Jacksonville.
WUFT-TV broadcasts local newscasts staffed and produced by students in the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. WUFT-TV broadcasts two main newscasts, along with a variety of special reports and half-hour specials. "First Edition", currently a six-minute newscast, airs weekdays at noontime for 100 shows per year. "News 5" (the main newscast, formerly known as "WUFT News", "Report 5" and "Evening News") is a half-hour weekday newscast at 6:30pm which airs 200+ days per year.
WUFT rebranded in August 2010, calling itself "Florida's 5". The channel moved its evening newscasts from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
WUFT's digital channel is
XHLAR-TV is the television call sign for the Televisa Regional television station in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The channel can also be seen in the Laredo, Texas market. In addition to local news and programming, XHLAR also airs a selection of programming from Televisa's Canal de las Estrellas, FOROtv, Canal 5, and Galavisión networks. Although XHLAR is not broadcasting in digital television on its own its signal can be viewed on digital television on XHBR's digital signal, on channel 25-2 / 11-2.
The station originally signed on in 1995 as XHFTX-TV, broadcasting programming from the Fox network for Laredo; prior to XHFTX's sign-on, Laredo viewers received their Fox programs on cable either from the national Foxnet service, or from San Antonio's KABB.
In 2002, XHFTX disaffiliated from Fox and became XHLAR-TV; Fox programming was reportedly replaced on cable with KABB. It would be about five years before Laredo would get another local Fox affiliate, KXOF-CA.
An interesting coincidence is between XHLAR and the Univision affiliate KLDO-TV; they both carry some of the same TV programming provided by Televisa (in XHLAR's case, it's because it's a Televisa affiliate; in KLDO's
KHBS is the ABC-affiliated television station in Fort Smith, Arkansas. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 21 (virtual channel 40.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter located northwest of Poteau, Oklahoma. Owned by Hearst Television, the station's brand name, "40/29", comes from both KHBS and its Fayetteville-based satellite station KHOG, which covers other areas of northwest Arkansas and far southwestern Missouri that are not covered by the primary KHBS signal. KHOG broadcasts on UHF digital channel 15 (virtual channel 29.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter located southeast of Fayetteville. Both stations have primary studios on Ajax Avenue in Rogers and also operate a news bureau on North Albert Pike in Fort Smith. Syndicated programming on KHBS/KHOG includes Live with Kelly, The Dr. Oz Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Jeff Probst Show, and Katie.
Channel 40 began as KFPW-TV on July 28, 1971. It was owned by local businessman Bob Hernreich along with KFPW radio (1230 AM). The station was a primary CBS affiliate with a secondary ABC affiliation. It took the CBS affiliation from KFSA-TV (channel 5, now KFSM-TV).
KFPW-TV found the going difficult against channel 5
KMOV is the CBS-affiliated television station in St. Louis, Missouri. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 24 (virtual channel 4.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter in Lemay. Owned by Belo, the station maintains studios alongside former radio sister KMOX on Memorial Drive (near I-70, to the adjacent west of the Gateway Arch) in downtown St. Louis.
The station began broadcasting on July 8, 1954 as KWK-TV. At its launch, channel 4 was owned by a consortium that included the Convey family and the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, who jointly operated KWK radio (1380 AM, now KXFN); the owners of KXOK radio (630 AM, now KJSL) in St. Louis, which had to be sold as a condition of the license grant; and Hubbard Broadcasting of Saint Paul, Minnesota. KWK-TV took the CBS affiliation from WTVI (channel 54, now KTVI on channel 2). Until 1955, it also aired whatever ABC programs that WTVI turned down.
However, CBS wanted its own television station in St. Louis to run alongside its powerhouse radio station, KMOX (1120 AM). It originally won the construction permit for channel 11 – the last remaining commercial VHF license in St. Louis – in January 1957. But CBS decided in August of
KUVE-DT is a full-service television station in Green Valley, Arizona, broadcasting to the Tucson metropolitan area in digital on UHF channel 46 as an affiliate of Univisión. Founded October 31, 1988, the station is owned by Univisión, and has its main transmitter atop Mount Bigelow in the Santa Catalina Mountains, northeast of Tucson. The station also operates an analog repeater in Tucson, KUVE-CA channel 38, broadcasting from the Tucson Mountains to the west of downtown and serving the northwest parts of the metropolitan area shielded from the primary station by Mount Lemmon.
On October 31, 1988, the FCC granted a permit to Sungilt Corporation to construct a full-service television station on UHF channel 46 to serve Green Valley and surrounding area. The station at first was identified by its application ID, 830311KN, and did not receive call letters until nearly two years later, in September 1990, when it took the call letters KXGR. After twelve years, five expired construction permits and two transmitter location changes, the station applied for its license on December 21, 2000 and signed on as a Pax TV affiliate on January 5, 2001, pursuant to Program Test Authority. However,
KXLY-TV, virtual channel 4 (digital channel 13), is the ABC-affiliated television station in Spokane, Washington. KXLY-TV is owned by Spokane Television Group, a subsidiary of Morgan Murphy Media; it is one of five local Spokane area television stations available in Canada via satellite provider Shaw Direct. KXLY is operated in a duopoly with KXMN-LD, which was launched on September 5, 2006 as Spokane's Me-TV affiliate.
On cable, the station is available in standard definition on channel 4 on Comcast in the Spokane area and on Time Warner Cable in the Coeur d'Alene area; it is also available in high definition on Comcast digital channel 104 in Spokane and Time Warner Cable digital channel 704 in Coeur d'Alene and the Palouse. On satellite, it is available on channel 4 in both standard definition and high-definition on Dish Network and DirecTV.
Although KHQ and KXLY were both granted authorization by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to build television stations on July 11, 1952, KXLY was second to sign on, going on the air with broadcast tests on January 16, 1953, with regular programming beginning on February 22. KXLY had initially hoped to have its television station on
WABC-TV is the flagship television station of the American Broadcasting Company in New York City, New York. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 7 from a transmitter atop the Empire State Building. Owned by the Disney-ABC Television Group subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, WABC maintains studios near Lincoln Square on Manhattan's Upper West Side, adjacent to ABC's corporate headquarters.
WABC-TV is best known in broadcasting circles for its highly successful version of the Eyewitness News format and for its morning show Live! with Kelly and Michael, syndicated nationally by corporate cousin Disney-ABC Domestic Television.
The station signed on August 10, 1948 as WJZ-TV, the first of three television stations signed on by ABC during that same year, with WENR-TV (now WLS-TV) in Chicago and WXYZ-TV in Detroit being the other two. Channel 7's call letters came from its then-sister radio station, WJZ (770 AM, now WABC). In its early years, WJZ-TV was programmed much like an independent station, as the ABC television network was still, for the most part, in its very early stages of development; the ABC-owned stations did air some common programming during
WBZ-TV, virtual channel 4, is a CBS-owned-and-operated television station, located in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. It is the first commercial television station in New England.
WBZ-TV's studios and office facilities, shared with sister station WSBK-TV (channel 38), are located in the Allston-Brighton section of Boston, and its transmitter is located in Needham, Massachusetts. It is one of four CBS O&Os that currently uses its call letters in its branding instead of "CBS", though the station referred to itself as "CBS 4" from 2004–07.
As the only television station being built from the ground up by the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, WBZ-TV began operations on June 9, 1948 and immediately joined the NBC Television Network, owing to WBZ radio (1030 AM)'s long affiliation with NBC Radio. The station was first housed inside the Hotel Bradford, which also housed WBZ radio; its current home was not completed at the time, although master control and its self-supporting tower over the building were in use at sign-on. WBZ-TV and WBZ radio would not move into the new "Westinghouse Broadcasting Center" until June 17, 1948, when the building was finished.
The station was knocked off the air
WLQP-LP is the ABC-affiliated television station for Northwestern Ohio that is licensed to Lima. It broadcasts a low-powered analog signal on UHF channel 25 from a transmitter on Rice Avenue in the city. WLQP can also be seen on Time Warner channel 12. Owned by West Central Ohio Broadcasting, the station is sister to low-powered CBS affiliate WLMO-LP and the two are operated through a shared services agreement (SSA) by Block Communications. This makes them sister to NBC affiliate WLIO and all three share studios on Rice Avenue northwest of downtown. Syndicated programming on WLQP includes: The Office, Judge Judy, Judge Mathis, and Judge Joe Brown. This station can also be seen on digital Class A WOHL-CD on UHF channel 35 which transmits at the same location.
The station signed-on May 28, 1996 with the calls W18BP as a full-time repeater of sister station WOHL-CA (now WOHL-CD). It aired an analog signal on UHF channel 18. The channel was spun off in 1999 and became a UPN affiliate in 1999 with the calls WLQP-LP. On September 1, 2006, this station became an affiliate of ABC. At one point, WLQP carried America One on secondary basis that was shared with WLMO. This channel had applied
WREX, channel 13, is the NBC television affiliate serving the Rockford, Illinois, US area. It is the market's only full-powered VHF station and is Rockford's second oldest television station. Its studios and transmitter are located at Auburn and Winnebago Roads, west of Rockford and north of Winnebago. The station has been owned by Quincy Newspapers, Inc. of Quincy, Illinois since 1995.
WREX operates Stateline CW 14, a digital broadcast affiliate of The CW Television Network via The CW Plus. Stateline CW is seen on channel 14 on most Rockford area cable systems, as well as on WREX's digital subchannel 13.2. From 2004 until 2007, WREX produced a 9 o'clock newscast on the CW.
WREX's signal reaches as far away as Madison, Milwaukee's southwestern suburbs, and northern suburbs of Chicago.
WREX began operation on October 1, 1953, as an affiliate primarily of CBS and secondarily of ABC and DuMont. The station's call letters were selected in honor of Rex N. Caster, the son of the station's founding shareholder and president L.E. Caster. Rex Caster was a First Lieutenant in the United States Army who was killed in France during World War II.
Besides serving its immediate area, WREX
WSFA is the NBC-affiliated television station for Central Alabama's Black Belt region licensed to Montgomery. The station boasts one of the largest coverage areas in Alabama, providing at least secondary coverage from the geographical center of the state to the Florida state line and from the Black Belt region to the Chattahoochee River bordering Georgia. In addition to its own transmitter in Grady, Alabama, WFSA has channels on Knology and Charter Communications cable television providers.
WSFA broadcasts a mix of original programming and NBC feed. Original programming includes WSFA's major commitment – regional and local news – with shows such as Alabama Live, WSFA 12 News First at 4, WSFA 12 News at 6, and WSFA 12 News at 10. The station also broadcasts national news with The Today Show and NBC Nightly News. Syndicated programming on WSFA includes Entertainment Tonight, Judge Joe Brown, Judge Judy, and The Insider.
WSFA is owned by the locally based Raycom Media, which has headquarters downtown at the RSA Tower. WSFA is one of Raycom's two flagships, alongside CBS affiliate WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The station is licensed to Montgomery, with studios on East Delano
RJTV 29 (DZRJ-TV) is a UHF, free to air television channel, owned and operated by Rajah Broadcasting Network, Inc. owned by Ramon "RJ" Jacinto. RJTV 29 broadcast in the greater Metro Manila area, and is on a ‘must carry basis’ on cable service providers. This station studios are located at Ventures I Bldg., Makati Ave. cor. Gen. Luna St., Makati City. With transmitters at Brgy. San Roque Purok 19, San Lorenzo Ruiz St., Antipolo City. RJTV operates 24 hours a day.
RJTV 29 began its test broadcast in April 1993, with station produced programming which was entertaining mix of music oriented shows, local news, talk show, and the very first local Home TV Shopping program.
In 1995, RJTV 29 went into niche programming and timeless television series, shopping and animation programs for children. At the time, the target market was kids during the day, and baby boomers at night. In 1997, due to the emergence of UHF competitors such as Studio 23 and CTV-31 (now called as BEAM Channel 31 and is also affiliated by Solar Entertainment via CHASE), RJTV 29 went from traditional TV programming to specialized programs such as direct response companies and religious sectors. RJTV 29 recognized the
KYAZ, virtual channel 51 (digital channel 47), is the Azteca América affiliate television channel serving the Houston metropolitan area. It is owned by Una Vez Más Holdings, LLC. The station's studios are located at One Arena Place and its transmitter is just outside of the Houston city limits in Missouri City, TX.
Main KYAZ programming is available on cable and satellite providers serving the Houston area; Comcast subscribers can view through channel 2, and channel 51 for customers of all other providers (incl. AT&T U-verse, DirecTV, and Dish Network).
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
KYAZ broadcasts on digital channel 47.
KNWS-TV (former callsign of KYAZ) ended programming on its analog signal, then on UHF channel 51, on June 12, 2009 as part of the DTV transition in the United States. Its digital signal then moved from channel 52 (which was removed from the television bandplan) to channel 47.
The station began broadcasting on November 3, 1993 as KNWS-TV, a 24-hour all-news station owned by Johnson Broadcasting. The all-news format featured special segments, and pre-recorded newscasts looped then updated throughout the day. Throughout 1995 the station simulcast live
New Hampshire Public Television is a television company and public broadcasting state network in New Hampshire, licensed to the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) and is part of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Established in 1959, its broadcast center is located on the University of New Hampshire campus in Durham, New Hampshire.
NHPTV is overseen by a 21-member board of directors, which is a governing board authorized by subcommittee the USNH Board of Trustees.
NHPTV is available over the air in nearly 75 percent of New Hampshire, and is available on a limited set ofcable television providers in parts of Massachusetts (including Boston), Maine (including Portland), and Vermont (including the Barre/Montpelier area). Flagship station WENH is available on DirecTV and Dish Network's Boston feeds as well; Comcast systems in Massachusetts dropped New Hampshire Public Television effective October 8th, 2012.
NHPTV's three signals are multiplexed.
Because the state is split between the Boston, Portland, and Burlington/Plattsburgh markets, nearly all NHPTV viewers also receive another PBS station on cable or satellite (in some cases more than one). For much of its history,
WFLD is the Fox owned-and-operated television station in Chicago, Illinois. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 31 (virtual channel 32.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter located atop the Willis Tower. Owned by the Fox Television Stations unit of News Corporation, WFLD is sister to Gary, Indiana-licensed MyNetworkTV outlet WPWR-TV (channel 50) and both stations share studios on Michigan Avenue and Lake Street in the Chicago Loop. Syndicated programming featured on this station includes The Dr. Oz Show, Anderson, The Ricki Lake Show, TMZ on TV, The Simpsons, The Jeremy Kyle Show and The Office.
WFLD-TV began broadcasting on January 4, 1966 from its original studios within the Marina City complex on State Street. The station was founded by a joint venture of parties who each competed individually for the station's license and construction permit. Field Enterprises, publishers of the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Daily News and owned by heirs of the Marshall Field's department store chain, was the station's majority (50 percent) partner and responsible for managing WFLD's day-to-day operations; they were led by veteran broadcasting executive Sterling C. (Red)
WTOL is the CBS- affiliated television station licensed in Toledo, Ohio. The station broadcasts on channel 11 (RF and PSIP) and can be seen throughout Northwest Ohio, Southeast Michigan (including Detroit), and southwest Ontario (including Windsor and Essex County, where it was formally carried by Cogeco Cable systems along with WTVG and WNWO until 2009). Owned by Raycom Media, the station operates Fox affiliate WUPW (owned by American Spirit Media) through a shared services agreement (SSA) and the two share studios on North Summit Street in downtown Toledo. Syndicated programming on WTOL includes: Jeopardy!, Wheel Of Fortune, Dr. Phil and America Now.
WTOL-TV began broadcasting on December 5, 1958 as a CBS affiliate with a secondary NBC affiliation. It shared NBC with then ABC affiliate WSPD-TV (now WTVG) until 1969, when WDHO-TV (now WNWO-TV) replaced WSPD-TV as the ABC affiliate. WTOL then became exclusively affiliated with CBS. WTOL is also the only station in Toledo to never change its primary affiliation.
The station was originally owned by the Reams family along with WTOL radio (AM 1230, now WCWA; and FM 104.7, now WIOT). It was sold to Filmways (now part of
WTVD, channel 11, is an owned-and-operated television station of the Walt Disney Company-owned American Broadcasting Company, licensed to Durham, North Carolina, USA. The station serves the areas of Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Fayetteville, known as the Triangle. WTVD's main studios, offices and newsroom are located in downtown Durham, along with additional studio facilities in both Raleigh and Fayetteville. The station's transmitter is located in Garner, North Carolina.
On June 12, 2009 at 12:30 p.m., WTVD remained on channel 11 when the analog to digital conversion was completed. On September 23, 2009, the station filed an application to the Federal Communications Commission to increase its effective radiated power from 20.7 to 45 kilowatts.
In 1952, two rival companies each applied for a license to build a television station in Durham on the city's newly allotted VHF channel 11 – Herald-Sun Newspapers (publishers of the Durham Morning Herald and the Durham Sun as well as the owners of radio station WDNC) and Floyd Fletcher and Harmon Duncan, the then-owners of WTIK radio. In December 1953, the two sides agreed to join forces and operate the station under the joint banner
WXXV-TV is the Fox-affiliated television station for the Mississippi Gulf Coast that is licensed to Gulfport. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 48 (or virtual channel 25.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter on Wire Road East in unincorporated Southeastern Stone County. The station can also be seen on Comcast channel 3 and Cable ONE channel 9. There is a high definition feed provided on Comcast digital channel 434 and Cable ONE digital channel 475. Owned by Morris Multimedia, WXXV has studios on U.S. 49 in Gulfport near Lyman. Syndicated programming on the station includes Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, Family Guy, How I Met Your Mother, and The Big Bang Theory among others.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed. On June 25, 2012, the MyNetworkTV affiliation on 25.2 moved to a new third subchannel in order to make room for the market's first ever locally-based NBC affiliate. The MyNetworkTV affiliation then moved to cable only status.
The station signed-on February 14, 1987 as the market's third television outlet (after WLOX and WMAH-TV). Airing an analog signal on UHF channel 25, WXXV was Mississippi's third Independent to launch after WDBD in Jackson
CBUT-DT is the CBC Television owned-and-operated station in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and serves as the Pacific Time Zone flagship of the network. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on UHF channel 43 (or virtual channel 2.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter atop Mount Seymour.
Owned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, it is sister to Télévision de Radio-Canada outlet CBUFT-DT and both stations broadcast from the CBC Regional Broadcast Centre on Hamilton Street in Downtown Vancouver. This station is also available on Shaw Cable, Telus TV, Bell TV, and Shaw Direct.
CBUT currently produces a number of CBC Television programs. Portions of Marketplace are produced at CBUT, as were portions of the program Hemispheres, the now-cancelled national version of Canada Now and the late-night independent film program ZeD.
In addition to British Columbia, CBUT has a significant American audience in Washington state. It is available over the air in Bellingham. Nearly one million Comcast cable subscribers in the Puget Sound region can receive CBUT's programming. Comcast's Puget Sound system also began offering the digital version of CBUT, offering CBC HD programming, in 2009.
CITY-DT (known on-air as Citytv Toronto or simply Citytv) is a television station in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on UHF channel 44 (or virtual channel 57.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter located atop the CN Tower in downtown Toronto. Owned by Rogers Media, CITY is sister to Omni Television outlets CFMT-DT and CJMT-DT (respectively known as OMNI.1 and OMNI.2) as part of Rogers' only conventional television triplestick.
This arrangement also makes the three stations sister to cable-exclusive regional news channel CityNews Channel and all four share studios at 33 Dundas Street East on Yonge-Dundas Square in downtown Toronto. This can also be seen on (corporate sister through parent company Rogers Communications) Rogers Cable channels 7 and 133 and in high definition on digital channel 519.
The station was best known for its unconventional approach to news and local programming, creating the basis upon which the Citytv television system (of which it is the flagship station) was built.
CITY signed on air for the first time on September 28, 1972, as an independent station. It originally transmitted a 31 kW signal on UHF channel 79, since all the
CKPG-TV is a privately owned television station serving as an affiliate of the Citytv television system in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. It broadcasts an analogue signal on VHF channel 2 from a transmitter atop Pilot Mountain.
Owned by the Jim Pattison Group, the station also operates rebroadcasters in Hixon (CKPG-TV-1, channel 10), Mackenzie (CKPG-TV-4, channel 6), and Quesnel (CKPG-TV-5, channel 13). Its studios are located on 3rd Avenue (near Winnipeg Street) in Prince George. This station can also be seen locally on Shaw Cable channel 3 and regionally on Bell TV channel 260 and Shaw Direct channel 325.
The station began operations on August 20, 1961, with a power output of 8,300 watts. It was co-owned with the local radio station of the same name, and was a CBC affiliate from its inception. The station's president and general manager, Bob Harkins, was one of the first people to appear on air. In 1965, the station put a re-broadcaster in Quesnel on channel 13 into operation. In April 1969, both the radio and television stations were purchased by Vancouver's Q Broadcasting Ltd., owners of CHQM in Vancouver.
In 1973, Gord Leighton became the new general manager of both
KBCW, digital channel 45 (virtual channel 44), is a West Coast flagship station of the The CW Television Network based in San Francisco, California. KBCW is owned by the CBS Corporation, and is part of a duopoly with CBS station KPIX-TV. The station's signal is transmitted from Sutro Tower.
From January 1995 until September 2006, KBCW was an owned-and-operated station of United Paramount Network (UPN). Before 1995, the station was an independent station. Channel 44 used the call letters KBHK-TV from its inception in 1968 until 2006. It airs on cable channel 12 on most cable systems in the Bay Area.
The station is also considered an alternate CBS affiliate, and as such KBCW can air CBS programs if KPIX should preempt it in a news-related emergency (which only happens occasionally). KBCW also airs reruns of Face the Nation, CBS Sunday Morning, and local programming such as Evening Magazine, now called Eye on the Bay, and the Last Honest Sports Show, produced by KPIX. The Cookie Jar TV children's block is carried on KBCW if pre-empted by CBS Sports coverage (Cookie Jar TV would itself pre-empt the Vortexx block).
The station signed on as KBHK-TV on January 2, 1968, making it the
KFOX-TV is a Fox affiliated television station based in El Paso, Texas. It broadcasts its digital signal on channel 15. It is owned by Cox Enterprises. Its transmitter is located in El Paso and it is also aired on cable channel 8 and HD channel 870.
The station debuted on the air in August 1979 as KCIK-TV, a non-profit Christian programming outlet. KCIK was El Paso's first UHF television station, and was founded by the late Pete E. Meryl Warren III, who subsequently started KJLF-TV (now KTFN) channel 65 in 1991. It was sold to new owners in 1982, and switched to commercial independent programming (while still airing some religious programming). By 1987 KCIK became a Fox network affiliate, and remains so to this day.
Pete Warren and Alex Blomerth had been involved in a church outreach using a leased cable TV channel 8. In 1979 they signed on over the air channel 14 using the studios and facilities of the cable channel. The studios were in an old church building at 3100 North Stanton Street.
The station signed on from an existing tower on a peak of the Franklin Mountains north of Comanche Peak (channel 4) and Ranger Peak (channel 9) that had been built in the early seventies for a
KVEA (Telemundo 52) is a Spanish-language television station in the Los Angeles area owned and operated by NBCUniversal and the West Coast flagship station of the Telemundo network. It was the first mainland U.S. station owned by Telemundo at the network's launch in the late 1980s. It broadcasts on digital channel 39, displaying as virtual channel 52 via PSIP technology. It is a sister channel to KNBC 4, giving NBCUniversal a duopoly in the Los Angeles area.
Channel 52 started as KMTW-TV on June 29, 1966. Saul Levine owned and operated Mount Wilson Broadcasting and planned to expand into TV. He sold the license to Kaiser Broadcasting before going on the air. It was the third commercial UHF station in Los Angeles, after KIIX-TV (channel 22, later KPOL-TV and now KWHY-TV) and KMEX-TV, channel 34, which debuted in 1962. The Kaiser Broadcasting family of UHF stations included San Francisco (KBHK, now KBCW-TV); Chicago (WFLD); Cleveland ([WKBF, which would go dark in 1975 and became WCLQ in 1980, and then WQHS-TV in 1986); Boston (WKBG, now WLVI); Detroit (WKBD); and Philadelphia (WKBS, which would go dark in 1983, and whose signal later became WGTW-TV). Kaiser changed the call letters
WLLZ-LP is the low-powered MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station for the northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan that is licensed to Cedar. It broadcasts an analog signal on VHF channel 12 from a transmitter west of downtown Traverse City near Harris and Cedar Run Roads. Owned by P & P Cable Holdings, the station airs programming from MyNetworkTV, America One, and Retro Television Network. During local airtime, the show also airs reruns of network shows such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Cold Case, Without a Trace, How I Met Your Mother, Scrubs, Family Guy, and American Dad!, as well as classic movies. WLLZ can be seen on Charter channel 72 throughout the northern Lower Peninsula. Starting in 2010, the station was also carried on Charter in the eastern Upper Peninsula (including Sault Ste. Marie).
The station began broadcasting in 1996 on UHF channel 51 with the call sign W51CS. In 2001, it moved to VHF channel 12 and used the call letters W12CX. In 2003, they upgraded to low-power status and its calls became the current WLLZ-LP. In December of that year, the station became an affiliate of Urban America Television. It added America One programming to its schedule in Summer
WMVT (Channel 36) is a public television station located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Its signal covers most of southeastern Wisconsin, including the cities of Racine, Kenosha, Sheboygan, and Waukesha.
WMVT is a non-commercial educational public television station, which is a member of PBS. WMVT's owner, Milwaukee Area Technical College, also owns sister Milwaukee PBS member station WMVS. Both stations together refer to themselves collectively as Milwaukee Public Television.
WMVT airs more documentary, instructional, DIY, and news programming than WMVS' general PBS schedule, and is the Milwaukee member for Wisconsin Educational Communications Board's instructional telecourse programs for students and teachers, along with most Wisconsin Badgers sports coverage from WPT. Also, PBS primetime programming moves to Channel 36 while Channel 10 holds their annual auction and pledge drives. The station also airs The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on a half-hour delay in lieu of WMVS.
WMVT also has a "Student Operations Day" yearly on the first Saturday in May, where the students in MATC's broadcasting department use the MPTV facilities to produce their own shows to air on Channel 36, which vary from
WSVN is the Fox-affiliated television station in Miami, Florida. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 7 from a transmitter in Andover. Owned by Sunbeam Television, WSVN maintains studios in North Bay Village. Its signal is relayed on WKIZ-LP (channel 49) in Key West (the callsign being a play on the Florida Keys, since the translator serves Key West). Syndicated programming seen on the station includes Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, Matlock, The Wendy Williams Show, Justice for All with Judge Cristina Pérez, Inside Edition and Law & Order.
The station began broadcasting on July 29, 1956. It had the call letters WCKT and was a NBC affiliate owned by Biscayne Television Corporation. The station was a partnership of the Cox and Knight publishing families who owned Miami's two major newspapers: the Miami News and Miami Herald, respectively. The same partnership also owned WCKR radio (610 AM, now WIOD; and 97.3 FM, now WFLC). Before WCKT signed on, NBC had been carried on WFTL-TV (channel 23) in Fort Lauderdale (later known as WGBS-TV after it had been acquired by Storer Broadcasting) along with some DuMont programming. However, WFTL struggled because
KSHV-TV (branded on-air as My 45) is the MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station in Shreveport, Louisiana, serving the Ark-La-Tex region of Northwest Louisiana, Southwest Arkansas and Northeast Texas. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on UHF channel 44 (or virtual channel 45.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter located near Mooringsport (southeast of Caddo Lake).
Owned by White Knight Broadcasting, KSHV is sister to Fox affiliate KMSS-TV and is operated through a shared services agreement with that station's owner Communications Corporation of America. Both stations share studios located on Jewella Avenue, between Claiborne Avenue and Ninock Street, on the western side of Shreveport. The station can also be seen on Comcast Xfinity channel 9 and in high definition on digital channel 1009. Syndicated programming featured on this station includes TMZ on TV, Frasier, The King of Queens, Law & Order, Excused, Family Feud and House. It is a typical MyNetworkTV affiliate with a mix of syndicated first-run talk, reality and court shows, along with off-network sitcoms and drama series.
The station's digital signal is broadcast on UHF channel 44:
On February 17,
KTBC, channel 7, is the Fox owned-and-operated television station in Austin, Texas. Studios are located in downtown Austin at the corner of 10th and Brazos Streets (a block away from the Texas State Capitol Building), and it transmits from a 338.9 meter tall tower on Mount Larson. Located separately from most other station transmitters at the nearby West Austin Antenna Farm, KTBC shares this transmitter with its former radio partner KLBJ-FM.
Although KTBC's digital signal is on channel 7 over-the-air, it airs on cable channel 2 on most cable systems in Austin.
KTBC signed on the air on November 27, 1952. It was originally owned by the Texas Broadcasting Company (hence the call letters) which was in turn owned by then-Senator Lyndon Johnson and his wife Lady Bird, alongside KTBC radio (AM 590, now KLBJ-AM) and FM 93.7, now KLBJ-FM). As the first television station launched in Austin and Central Texas, it carried all four major networks at the time: ABC, CBS, NBC and the now-defunct DuMont Network. KTBC was primarily a CBS affiliate until 1995, with roughly 65% of its programming being carried by the station in its early history. NBC and ABC roughly split the remaining coverage in
KUTP is the MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station in Phoenix, Arizona. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 26 (virtual channel 45.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter atop South Mountain on the city's south side. Its signal is relayed across northern Arizona through a small network of six translators. Owned by the Fox Television Stations subsidiary of News Corporation, KUTP is sister to Fox owned-and-operated KSAZ-TV and both stations share studios on the west end of Downtown Phoenix's Copper Square district. This station can also be seen on channel 9 on most Phoenix area cable systems. Syndicated programming on KUTP includes Family Guy, 30 Rock, Divorce Court, The Wendy Williams Show, The Big Bang Theory and My Name Is Earl.
KUTP was granted an original construction permit on December 20, 1984, and began broadcasting as an independent station on January 1, 1986. The station was originally owned by Chris-Craft Industries subsidiary United Television. It ran a general entertainment format consisting of cartoons, drama shows and old movies. It eventually added off-network sitcoms, as well as first-run talk and reality shows. The station was granted its initial
KYTX is the CBS-affiliated television station serving East Texas that is licensed to Nacogdoches. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on UHF channel 18 (or virtual channel 19.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter near Highway 110 in rural east-central Rusk County. Owned by London Broadcasting Company, KYTX is sister to Me-TV outlet KCEB and both stations share studios near Loop 323 in the southeastern portion of Tyler, which formerly operated as a four-screen movie theater. The station can also be seen on Suddenlink Communications and Longview Cable Television channel 11. There is a high definition feed offered on Suddenlink Communications digital channel 710 and Longview Cable Television digital channel 240.
The history of CBS in East Texas traces for the first time traces back to the sign-on of the market's first television station, KTVE (channel 32) in 1953, that station shut down due to financial problems in 1955. After KLTV debuted in October 1954, it carried some CBS programming as part of a shared primary affiliation with ABC and NBC. CBS would not have a full-time affiliate in the Tyler-Longview market until 1984, when KLMG-TV signed on the air from Longview; KLMG
WJBK (branded on-air as Fox 2) is the Fox owned-and-operated television station in Detroit, Michigan. Owned by News Corporation's Fox Television Stations, it broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 7 (virtual channel 2.1 via PSIP) from a 1,003 foot (305.7 m) transmitter near its studios in the Detroit suburb of Southfield. The WJBK signal covers the entire Metro Detroit and Windsor, Ontario areas and is carried on most cable television systems in southeast Michigan, southwestern Ontario and northwest Ohio. It's also carried on some out of market Canadian cable systems.
WJBK became Detroit's third television station to sign-on when it first aired on October 24, 1948. The station became an affiliate of both the CBS and DuMont television networks. The first program seen on the station on its first day of operation was a presentation of Lucky Pup at 6:15 p.m. that evening. It was originally owned by George B. Storer's Storer Broadcasting, Inc. along with WJBK-AM (now WLQV) and WJBK-FM (now WDRQ). Its original studios were in Detroit's Masonic Temple until 1956 when they moved to WJBK's own building on Second Avenue in Detroit's New Center area. In 1970 the station
WTCN-CA is the Class A MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station for the Gold and Treasure Coasts of South Florida. Licensed to Palm Beach, it broadcasts an analog signal on UHF channel 50 from a transmitter in unincorporated Martin County southwest of I-95. The station can also be seen on Comcast channel 15 (hence the on-air branding My 15 WTCN-TV). Owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, WTCN is sister to CBS affiliate WPEC, CW affiliate WTVX, and Class A Azteca América affiliate WWHB-CA.
Both of the Class A outlets and WTVX share studios on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard in West Palm Beach while WPEC maintains a separate facility on Fairfield Drive in Mangonia Park (with a West Palm Beach postal address). Syndicated programming on this station includes Family Guy, American Dad!, King of the Hill, and Swift Justice with Jackie Glass among others. Due to its Class A status, WTCN does not currently broadcast a digital signal of its own. However, there is one offered on WTVX's third digital subchannel to serve as that purpose. On May 24, 2012, the FCC granted WTCN-CA a construction permit to flash-cut its signal to digital on channel 43.
The station began broadcasting on January 11, 1991
WTTV is the CW-affiliated television station serving Indianapolis and Central Indiana. Licensed to Bloomington, it broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 48 (virtual channel 4.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter on State Road 252 in Trafalgar. The station can also be seen on Bright House Networks and AT&T U-verse channel 4. There is a high definition feed available on Bright House Networks digital channel 704 and AT&T U-verse channel 1004.
Owned by the Tribune Company, WTTV is sister to Fox affiliate WXIN and the two stations share studios on Network Place (near 71st Street & I-465) in the northwestern portion of Indianapolis. Syndicated programming on this station includes The People's Court, Everybody Loves Raymond, America's Court with Judge Ross, Seinfeld, Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory.
Due to its transmitter being located farther south than most Indianapolis area stations, the broadcasting radius of WTTV's digital signal does not reach the entire Indianapolis market. Therefore, WTTV operates Kokomo-licensed satellite station WTTK, operating on UHF channel 29 from WXIN's transmitter on West 73rd Street/Westlane Road on Indianapolis' north side. WTTK
KCTS-TV is a public television station in Seattle, Washington, that is a member of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), that broadcasts on digital channel 9. Its offices and broadcasting center are located at the northeast corner of Seattle Center. Its transmitter is located 1.9 miles east on Capitol Hill in Seattle.
KCTS also operates KYVE in Yakima, Washington (digital channel 21, PSIP channel 47), which serves as the PBS member station for the western portion of the Yakima/Tri-Cities market. It has its own studio on Second Street in Yakima, though some support operations are based at KCTS' studios.
Effective June 12, 2009, KCTS's broadcasts are digital-only.
KCTS first went on the air on December 7, 1954, broadcasting from the campus of the University of Washington and using equipment donated by KING-TV owner Dorothy Bullitt.
During the 1950s and 1960s, KCTS primarily supplied classroom instructional programs used in Washington State's K–12 schools, plus National Educational Television programs. Outside of schoolrooms, KCTS' audience among the general public was somewhat limited, and most programming was in black-and-white until the mid-'70s.
In 1970, National Educational
WUPW is the Fox-affiliated television station for Northwestern Ohio that is licensed to Toledo. It broadcasts a digital signal on UHF channel 36 from a transmitter in Oregon. Owned by American Spirit Media, the station is operated by Raycom Media under a shared services agreement, making it a sister station with local CBS affiliate WTOL.
The station went on-air September 22, 1985 as an Independent with an analog signal on UHF channel 36. The station originally had the call sign WDMA-TV but was changed to its present-day calls before its first sign-on. Originally, WUPW was owned by a consortium of local investors and private companies. It became a charter Fox affiliate on October 6, 1986. It was sold to Atlanta-based Ellis Communications in 1993. Three years later, that company was sold to a group led by the Retirement Systems of Alabama who merged with Aflac's broadcasting group to form Raycom Media.
After Raycom acquired the Malrite Communications Group in 1999 (which owned NBC affiliate WNWO-TV), WUPW was spun-off to Sunrise Television due to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules at the time prohibiting common ownership of two stations in the same market. WNWO was
KNSO ("Telemundo Fresno") is a television station in the Fresno, California area, and a station of the Telemundo network. The station is owned by NBCUniversal and operated by ZGS Communications. The station operates on digital VHF channel 11.1 (virtual channel 51.1)
KNSO signed on the air in 1996 under the ownership of Sainte Partners II, L.P.. It aired religious programs in the mornings and Asian programming in the afternoons, as well as California Music Channel. These programs were largely simulcast from KTSF-TV in San Francisco.
In July 1998, KNSO signed a local marketing agreement with Pappas Telecasting-owned KMPH-TV, who affiliated the station with The WB. This lasted until January 1, 2001, when KNSO switched to Telemundo; KMPH them moved its LMA arrangement and the WB affiliation to KFRE-TV. NBC bought the station in May 2003.
In March 2004, KNSO moved its studios from McKinley Rd to the North Fresno area, at 30 River Park Place. The station also implemented an advanced operational environment, making KNSO one of the most advanced television stations in the country. This experimental operation system allowed for a "limited intervention" master control center, which involves
KXAN-TV is the NBC-affiliated television station for Austin, Texas. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 21 (PSIP virtual channel 36) from a transmitter in the West Austin Antenna Farm north of West Lake Hills. Owned by the LIN TV Corporation, the station is sister to MyNetworkTV affiliate KBVO and CW affiliate KNVA. All three share studios on West Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard between the Clarksville section of Austin and the University of Texas at Austin campus. Syndicated programming on KXAN includes: Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, The Doctors and Rachael Ray.
On February 12, 1965, KHFI began broadcasting as "KHFI-TV" on channel 42. It was owned by the Kingsbury family along with KHFI radio (AM 970, now KOKE-FM at 99.3 FM; and 98.3 FM, now at 96.7 FM). KHFI was the second television station in Austin, signing on a little more than twelve years after KTBC-TV (channel 7).
It logically should have signed-on as Austin's NBC station, since up to that time all three networks had been shoehorned on KTBC, a primary CBS affiliate. However, due to contractual obligations, it spent more than a year and a half as an independent before joining NBC in 1966. Unlike
WDSU, virtual channel 6, is an NBC-affiliated television station located in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. It is owned by Hearst Television, which in turn is wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation. Its transmitter is located in Chalmette, Louisiana; while its studios are located in downtown New Orleans.
The station's current tagline is "6 On Your Side." On cable, WDSU is carried on Cox Communications channel 7 in standard definition and digital channel 1007 in high definition in the New Orleans market.
The station's digital signal on UHF 43, is multiplexed:
Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display WDSU's virtual channel as "6".
WDSU broadcasts Me-TV on channel 6.2. Channel 6.2 can be seen on digital cable channel 108 for Cox Communications customers in the New Orleans viewing area, on channel 115 for Charter Communications customers on the Northshore, and on channel 136 for Charter Communications customers on the Southshore.
In October 2006, a dispute between WDSU's owner, Hearst-Argyle, and Cox Communications caused WDSU's HDTV signal to be pulled from New Orleans area cable TV systems. As a result, no high-definition television content was available from WDSU
WFXG is the Fox-affiliated television station for the Central Savannah River Area of East-Central Georgia and West-Central South Carolina. Licensed to Augusta, Georgia, it broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 51 (or virtual channel 54.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter in Beech Island, South Carolina's Spiderweb section. The station can also be seen on Comcast and Knology channel 11. There is a high definition feed offered on Comcast digital channel 234 and Knology digital channel 905. Owned by Raycom Media, WFXG has studios on Washington Road/GA 104 in the Lamkin section of Martinez (official address is Augusta). Syndicated programming on the station includes Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men and The Dr. Oz Show among others.
In July 1983, nine applications for a new TV station, channel 54 are received by the FCC. Augusta 54, LP was given approval in October 1985. The station is sold to John Pezold (then owner of Columbus based Channel 54, WXTX) in 1990. The station signs on in May 1991 affiliates with Fox and makes it first broadcast. For the 1993 and 1994 season, WFXG was also affiliated with the Prime Time Entertainment Network. Retlaw
WMLW-TV is an independent television station serving Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin. Licensed to Racine, it broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 48 (virtual channel 49.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter in Milwaukee's Lincoln Park. Owned by Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting, WBME is sister to CBS affiliate WDJT-TV, Telemundo affiliate WYTU-LP and Me-TV affiliate WBME-CA, and all four share studios on South 60th Street in Milwaukee (near West Allis). The station can also be seen on Time Warner Cable and AT&T U-verse channel 7. There is a high definition feed available on Time Warner Cable channel 982.
Channel 49 signed on the air on January 27, 1990 as WJJA, an affiliate of the Home Shopping Network. The station was founded by Joel Kinlow, a minister in Milwaukee who also owns Elm Grove-based WGLB (1560) (the WJJA calls stood for Joe, Joel and Arvis, all members of the Kinlow family that owned and operated WJJA as one of the few minority-owned stations in the United States). By 1995, WJJA had dropped HSN for The Military Channel (an operation unrelated to the current Discovery Networks channel of the same name). Kinlow dropped them the next year, and returned
WLGA is a television station in Opelika, Alabama. The channel broadcasts in digital on UHF channel 47. Its studios are located in Opelika, with its transmitter located in Cusseta, Georgia. The station serves the Columbus, Georgia market in western Georgia and eastern Alabama.
The station signed on for the first time on May 16, 1982 as WSWS-TV, the Columbus area's first independent station. At the outset, WSWS carried cartoons, religious shows, low budget movies, and programming from the Financial News Network. It was initially owned by Warden Broadcasting, but was acquired by the Christian Television Network (CTN) in 1984. The FNN programs were dropped by 1987, but the station did retain much of its other secular programming, in addition to CTN's programming.
RCH Broadcasting bought WSWS in 1995, and affiliated the station with the upstart UPN network. It also aired programs from The WB and, later, Pax TV (now Ion Television) on a secondary basis during the mid-to-late 1990s. Pappas Telecasting bought the station outright in 1996 and upgraded programming somewhat.
The station changed its call letters to WLGA on June 27, 2005. The "WSWS" calls were moved to sister station WSWS-CA,
WNLO is the CW-affiliated television station for Western New York licensed to Buffalo. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 32 from a transmitter on the eastern side of Grand Island. However, master control and some internal operations for both are based at hub facilities within WISH-TV's North Meridian Street studios in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The station can also be seen in standard definition on Time Warner Cable channel 11, Verizon FiOS channel 23, and in Southern Ontario on Rogers Cable digital channel 166. The over the air high definition signal is offered on Time Warner Cable channel 711 and Verizon FiOS channel 523. Owned by the LIN Television Corporation, WNLO is sister to CBS affiliate WIVB and the two share studios on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo.
Syndicated programming on WNLO includes: The Office, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and COPS. It can be considered an alternate CBS affiliate because it simulcasts Up to the Minute and repeats CBS Morning News from WIVB. The station is also responsible for airing CBS programs when WIVB is unable or otherwise chooses not to do so due to local or syndicated programming commitments.
The station began operation
KPLR-TV is the CW-affiliated television station in St. Louis, Missouri. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 26 (virtual channel 11.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter in Lemay. Owned by the Tribune Company, KPLR is operated by Local TV, LLC through a local marketing agreement, this makes it sister to Fox affiliate KTVI and two stations share studios in the northwestern St. Louis County community of Maryland Heights (though with a St. Louis city address).
KPLR-TV commenced broadcasting on April 28, 1959, as the first independent station in Missouri. The station's call letters were derived from the name of its founding owner, St. Louis real-estate developer and hotelier Harold Koplar. Despite losing in his quest to build the station from the ground-up, Koplar acquired the station's license in 1958 through controversial circumstances.
CBS was originally granted a construction permit by the Federal Communications Commission to build channel 11 in January 1957, prevailing over three other locally-based competitors. But eight months later CBS decided instead to purchase its existing St. Louis affiliate, KWK-TV (channel 4). As a condition of the channel 4 purchase,
KQTV is the ABC-affiliated television station for northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas that is licensed to Saint Joseph. Owned by the Nexstar Broadcasting Group, it broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 7 (or virtual channel 2.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter located at its studios near the intersection of Faraon Street and Woodbine Road on the east side of Saint Joseph. This station can also be seen on Suddenlink channel 10 in and in high definition on digital channel 610.
Syndicated programming featured on this station includes Live! with Kelly, Dr. Phil, Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune and Friends. KQTV runs the entire ABC network schedule, with the exception of overnight news program World News Now, as it is one of the few remaining American television stations that continues to sign off during the overnight hours, it does so nightly from 1:35 to 5 a.m.
Although KQTV serves as the primary ABC affiliate for the Saint Joseph market, the network's Kansas City affiliate KMBC-TV is considered an alternate ABC affiliate for the area as its transmitter provides a city-grade off-air signal in Saint Joseph proper, and it is available carried KQTV on cable and
KSBW is a television station in the United States and is the primary NBC affiliate for the Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz, California market. Licensed to the city of Salinas, the station is owned by Hearst Television. KSBW has its studios on John Street (along Highway 68) in downtown Salinas, which is mentioned occasionally during commercial breaks and newscasts. Its news programs are entitled Action News 8. Its transmitter is located on Fremont Peak in the Gabilan Mountains above San Juan Bautista, California, over 3,100 feet above sea level. The call letters KSBW stand for "Salad Bowl of the World," which is the nickname of the city of Salinas.
The station operates the area's ABC affiliate over on its second digital subchannel. Known on-air as Central Coast ABC, in addition to over-the-air, it is offered on Comcast (channel 7), Charter (channel 7), AT&T U-verse (channel 7), Dish Network (channel 16), and DirecTV (channel 9) in most areas of the immediate region. The digital subchannel was previously used for a localized version of NBC Weather Plus.
KSBW began broadcasting on September 11, 1953. It shared the channel 8 frequency with KMBY-TV of Monterey until the two stations merged
WGAL is the NBC-affiliated television station for South Central Pennsylvania that is licensed to Lancaster. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 8 from a transmitter near U.S. 30 north of Hallam. The transmitter site and tower is also where WGAL's radio partner, WROZ "101.3 The Rose" (which once had the WGAL-FM call sign) transmits their signal from. Owned by Hearst Television, the station has studios on Columbia Avenue (PA 462) in Lancaster. Syndicated programming on WGAL includes The Nate Berkus Show, Rachael Ray, Dr. Phil, The Dr. Oz Show, Entertainment Tonight, and Access Hollywood. The station can also be seen on cable channel 5 and HD channel 808.
The station's signal is multiplexed. On WGAL-DT2, Comcast digital channel 248, and Verizon FiOS digital channel 460 is This TV.
Due to problems receiving the main channel 8 signal in many areas, WGAL has applied for six low-powered "fill-in" translators. If any stations sign on, they would be given the same callsign and facility ID as the main station.
WGAL-TV began operations on March 18, 1949 on channel 4 as the fourth television station in Pennsylvania and the first outside Philadelphia beating WDTV (now
WKTV is the NBC affiliate for the Mohawk Valley of Central New York, licensed to Utica. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 29 (or virtual channel 2.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter in the Eatonville section of Fairfield and Herkimer. The station can also be seen on Time Warner Cable channel 4 and in high definition on digital channel 863. Owned by Smith Media, it has studios on Smith Hill Road in Deerfield (station address says Utica). Syndicated programming on WKTV includes Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune, Dr. Phil and Judge Judy among others.
WKTV operates the area's CW affiliate on a second digital subchannel. Known on-air as Central New York's CW 11, this can also be seen on Time Warner Cable channel 11 (hence the branding). WKTV-DT2 gets all of its programming from The CW Plus.
The station launched on December 1, 1949 as Utica's first television station, operating on VHF channel 13. It was the 93rd television station in the United States to sign-on. This made Utica one of the smallest cities in the nation with a television station. It was owned by Copper City Broadcasting Corporation, controlled by Myron Kallet, along with WKAL (1450 AM). At its start, the
WUSA is a television station broadcasting on channel 9 in Washington, D.C.. It is the flagship television property of the Gannett Company (based in the suburb of McLean, Virginia), and is co-owned with the national publisher, USA Today. WUSA is an affiliate of the CBS television network, and the longest-tenured affiliate of that network. WUSA's studios and transmitter are located in the Tenleytown neighborhood of Washington.
The station went on the air on January 11, 1949 as WOIC, and began full-time operations on January 16. The fourth-oldest station in the nation's capital, channel 9's original owner was the Bamberger Broadcasting Service, a subsidiary of R.H. Macy and Company. Bamberger also owned WOR-AM-FM in New York City, and was working to put WOR-TV (now WWOR-TV) on the air at the same time. Nine days later, WOIC broadcast the first televised American presidential inaugural address, given by President Harry S. Truman. WOIC picked up the CBS affiliation upon signing on, replacing WMAL-TV (channel 7, now WJLA-TV) as CBS's Washington outlet. However, WOR was a shareholder in the Mutual Radio Network, which had plans to enter television with WOIC and WOR-TV as the flagship
XEFE is the television call sign for the Televisa local television station in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The channel can also be seen in the Laredo, Texas market. In addition to local news and programming, XEFE also airs a selection of programming from Televisa's FOROtv, Canal 5 and Galavisión networks. XEFE slogan is Tu Canal Familiar (Your Family Channel). XEFE is the only full-power station in the Laredo – Nuevo Laredo area not to broadcast digitally.
XEFE first went on the air on October 1, 1962 making it the first television station in Nuevo Laredo and second in the Laredo – Nuevo Laredo area after KGNS which first went on the air in January 7, 1956.
XEFE broadcasts from 6 AM to 12:30 AM. Programming on weekdays originates from FOROtv during morning hours, Canal 5 afternoons, and Galavisión during the evening. On Saturdays, the station broadcasts a mix of local and Canal 5 programming. On Sundays XEFE broadcasts movies from Canal 5 all day.
CKAL-DT (branded on-air as Citytv Calgary) is the Citytv owned-and-operated television station based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on UHF channel 49 (or virtual channel 5.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter near Old Banff Coach Road/Highway 563 and operates a rebroadcast transmitter in Lethbridge, broadcasting on UHF channel 46 (or virtual channel 42.1).
Owned by Rogers Media (through its Rogers Broadcasting, Ltd. division), it is sister to Omni Television outlet CJCO-DT and both share studios located on 7 Avenue and 5 Street Southwest in Downtown Calgary. This station can also be seen on Shaw Cable channel 8 and in high definition on digital channel 213.
Prior to joining the Citytv system, it previously was part of Craig Media's A-Channel system from its launch in 1997 until August 2, 2005.
The station was launched by Craig Media as a VHF station on September 20, 1997, two days after its A-Channel sister station CKEM-TV in Edmonton went on the air for the first time. It billed itself as a station with a very deep connection to Calgary, with the slogan "Very independent, very Calgary!" CKAL's opening was marked with a street party and its
KCTV is the CBS-affiliated television station serving Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 24 (virtual channel 5.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter on East 31st Street in Kansas City, Missouri's Union Hill section (adjacent to the studios of PBS member station KCPT). Owned by Meredith Corporation, KCTV is sister to MyNetworkTV affiliate KSMO-TV (channel 62) and the two outlets share studios on Shawnee Mission Parkway (U.S. 56 / U.S. 169) in Fairway, Kansas.
The station can also be seen on Time Warner Cable and SureWest channel 3, and AT&T U-verse channel 5. There is a high definition feed provided on SureWest digital channel 620, Time Warner Cable digital channel 1003 and AT&T U-verse channel 1005. Syndicated programming on the station includes Inside Edition, Without a Trace, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, CSI: Miami, Criminal Minds and Scrubs. As the Saint Joseph market does not have an CBS affiliate of its own, KCTV serves as a default affiliate for the area as its transmitter provides a city-grade signal in St. Joseph proper, and it is available on cable and satellite in the area.
The station debuted on September
KERO-TV is a television station serving Bakersfield, California. It is an ABC affiliate owned by The E.W. Scripps Company, and transmits its digital signal on VHF channel 10. Syndicated programming on KERO includes: Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, and Ellen.
KERO went on the air on September 26, 1953, on VHF channel 10 (now home to KERO's digital signal) as an NBC affiliate. During the late 1950s, the station was also briefly affiliated with the NTA Film Network. KERO was first owned by a local interest, who sold it to Marietta Broadcasting in 1957. Marietta was absorbed by Transcontinent Broadcasting of Buffalo, New York in 1959.
One of KERO's best remembered shows was Cousin Herb's Trading Post, a local variety series in the 1950s. The show's host, Herb Henson was a country musician, and often featured budding country artists like Buck Owens and Tommy Collins, who would come to popularize the "Bakersfield Sound". Another local favorite was The Uncle Woody Show in the 1960s and 1970s. Radio and TV personality Casey Kasem also used the KERO studios to tape a weekly musical TV variety show entitled SheBang in the mid-to-late 1960s, while a disc jockey at KRLA in Los Angeles.
KLSR-TV, a U.S. television station serving Eugene, Oregon, is an affiliate of the Fox network. Its transmitter is located in Eugene. It was Eugene's second UHF station to sign on the air. It is owned by California Oregon Broadcasting of Medford, Oregon.
KVAL-TV produces a live 10 P.M. newscast for KLSR entitled Fox News @ 10, on weekdays and KVAL News @10 on Fox a repeat of the evening news on weekends. In September, 2010 KVAL started producing a live morning newscast for KLSR called "Fox News Mornings," which was later dropped and replaced by a replay of KVAL's 6am hour of morning news. KVAL's newscasts on KLSR started broadcasting in 16:9 widescreen in late September, 2010.
The station's digital channel, UHF 31, is multiplexed; in addition to the main Fox affiliate, it carries KEVU-CD (My Network TV) as a digital subchannel. KLSR has been a digital-only station since 12:01 am February 17, 2009.
KLSR's main signal is rebroadcast on the following translator stations:
Citytv Saskatchewan is a Canadian English language cable television entertainment, information, and educational channel in the province of Saskatchewan. Headquartered in the provincial capital of Regina, the channel is owned by Rogers Media, and is part of its Citytv television system.
Citytv Saskatchewan is licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) as an educational programming service for the province of Saskatchewan, and was formerly a public broadcaster as Saskatchewan Communications Network or SCN owned by the Saskatchewan government. Since becoming a private broadcaster, it has aired commercial-free educational and cultural programming from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., along with entertainment programming (all currently sourced from Citytv) more favourable to advertisers and viewers throughout the rest of the day.
For being licensed as an educational broadcaster, Citytv Saskatchewan is required to be distributed as part of the basic cable service in Saskatchewan. The channel's broadcast licence is for satellite-to-cable programming only and is not available over-the-air unlike other similar services such as TVO or Télé-Québec. It is also
WAGA-TV, virtual channel 5.1 (RF digital channel 27) is an owned-and-operated television station of the News Corporation-owned Fox television network. Licensed to serve Atlanta, Georgia and broadcasting to all of metro Atlanta, its TV studios, transmitter, and tower are located together on Briarcliff Road in unincorporated Druid Hills in DeKalb county near Emory University, immediately northeast of the Atlanta city limit. The station airs on channel 4 (digital HDTV 804) on Comcast cable TV systems in the area, a remnant of co-channel RF interference and ghosting problems involving signal leakage into cable systems near high-power television stations in the analog TV era, with Comcast's channel 5 carrying Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters. Despite being owned by Fox, and not carrying any other digital subchannels, sister network MundoFox actually airs locally on channel 26.1 from WTBS-LP.
WAGA-TV first began operations on March 8, 1949. It was originally owned by Storer Broadcasting along with WAGA radio (AM 590, now WDWD; and WAGA-FM 102.9, now WVEE at 103.3), all colloquially called "Wagga". It is Atlanta's second-oldest station, signing on seven months after WSB-TV (channel 2).
WHSV-TV is the ABC-affiliated television station for Harrisonburg, Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 49.1 (virtual channel 3.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter west of Stanley on Massanutten Mountain. Owned by Gray Television, WHSV maintains studios on North Main Street in downtown Harrisonburg, and operates a newsroom in Staunton serving Augusta County.
WHSV operates two fill-in digital translators: the first on UHF channel 42, which is licensed to Harrisonburg, but located on Signal Knob near Strasburg, Virginia and serves the Winchester/Front Royal area; and the second on UHF channel 51 in Staunton. Its signal is also relayed in Moorefield, West Virginia on low-powered translator W40AS-D, which is owned by Valley TV Cooperative, Inc.
On March 5, 2007, WHSV launched "TV3 Winchester", an ABC affiliate for Winchester, Virginia. The station is a joint project between WHSV and Shenandoah University. Along with Winchester, the station serves Frederick, Clarke, Warren and Shenandoah counties in Virginia. The station also shows This TV programming during the overnight hours. Although the station transmits an over-the-air signal
KCBA is a Fox affiliate television station in Salinas, California, USA. The station broadcasts its digital signal on VHF channel 13. KCBA is owned by Seal Rock Broadcasters, LLC and operated by Cowles Publishing Company through a local marketing agreement (LMA) with CBS affiliate KION-TV channel 46.
The station was launched on November 1, 1981 by Sainte Broadcasting Group. They started out as a Spanish International Network affiliate from noon until about 1 a.m. daily. In the mornings, Channel 35 had Christian programming such as Jimmy Swaggart, PTL Club, 700 Club weekday and many others on weekends. While the station was primarily a Spanish station, the Christian programming was in English.
The station was put up for sale in the winter of 1986 and sold to Ackerley Broadcasting in May 1986. That June, the station changed formats to an English conventional general entertainment format. The station added cartoons from 6 to 9 a.m. weekdays. The religious shows, held over from the Sainte days aired from 9 a.m. to about noon. The afternoon consisted of a movie, initially and eventually classic sitcoms. By about 2:30 the station aired cartoons, followed by more off network sitcoms by 5
KCRG-TV, channel 9, is a television station, operating as the ABC affiliate for the Cedar Rapids, Iowa metropolitan area, and the nearby cities of Waterloo, Iowa City and Dubuque.
The station broadcasts on VHF digital channel 9, and is the primary ABC for the northeast quarter of Iowa, and portions of southwestern Wisconsin and northwestern Illinois. Its transmitter is located in Walker, Iowa.
KCRG has a digital subchannel called "Local 9.2" at channel 9.2, which originally aired a wheel of local news, weather and features on part of the screen. The remainder of the screen had a news ticker, current weather conditions, rotating weather images and program listings. Over time, syndicated and locally produced programs have been added. This channel can also be seen on Mediacom channel 109 by digital cable subscribers in the Cedar Rapids-Waterloo-Dubuque-Iowa City DMA. KCRG aired wall-to-wall coverage of the Great Iowa Flood of 2008 from June 11 to 15, and continued to operate out of their downtown studios despite the flooding. Network coverage of the 2008 NBA Finals as a consequence was aired on 9.2 instead.
At some point in October 2011, KCRG digital channel 9.2 picked up the
KMYS, virtual channel 35, is the CW-affiliated television station in San Antonio, Texas. The station is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group. It is licensed to the nearby city of Kerrville. Its 473.3-meter-high, guy-wired aerial transmitter, built in 1985, is located near Lakehills, Texas.
KMYS shut down its analog signal on February 17, 2009, continuing digital broadcasts on its pre-transition channel number, 32 using PSIP to display KMYS' virtual channel as 35.
KMYS first hit the airwaves on November 6, 1985, as KRRT, an independent station. The station would be the first independent general entertainment station in the San Antonio market, as well as San Antonio's first new English-language commercial station in 28 years. Prior to 1985, San Antonio was the largest market without an independent station. While San Antonio was large enough on paper to support an independent station, the market is a fairly large one geographically. Additionally, despite the city proper's large size (it had almost a million people at the time channel 35 signed on), San Antonio has always been a medium-size market because the surrounding rural and suburban areas, then as now, were not much larger than
KOMO-TV, virtual channel 4, is a television station in Seattle, Washington. It is an affiliate of ABC and broadcasts on digital channel 38. KOMO-TV is the flagship station of Fisher Communications, and its studios and offices are co-located with sister radio stations KOMO (1000 AM and 97.7 FM), KVI (570 AM), and KPLZ-FM (101.5 MHz.) within Fisher Plaza in the Lower Queen Anne section of Seattle, directly across the street from the Space Needle. The station's transmitter is located on Queen Anne Hill.
KOMO is one of five local Seattle TV stations seen in Canada on the Bell TV and Shaw Direct satellite providers.
Syndicated programming on KOMO includes Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! Both Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! have been on KOMO since 1983 and 1985, respectively.
KOMO began operating on December 10, 1953 as an NBC affiliate. Its sister radio station was a long time affiliate of NBC Radio. In 1959, KOMO swapped affiliations with KING-TV and became an ABC affiliate.
KOMO nearly lost one of its staff in the volcanic eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980. Dave Crockett, who had been with KOMO since 1975, had been covering the mountain every day for three weeks until being
WLWC is the CW affiliate for Providence, Rhode Island, licensed to New Bedford, Massachusetts. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 22 from a transmitter in the Ashley Heights section of East Freetown, Massachusetts. It can also be seen on Cox and Verizon FiOS channel 9 and Full Channel channel 18 (in Rhode Island) as well as Comcast channel 13 (in Massachusetts). For high definition, it is offered on Verizon FiOS channel 509, Cox channel 705, and Comcast channel 813.
Owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, the station has studios on Westminster Street in Downtown Providence. It is one of two major Rhode Island stations (along with ABC affiliate WLNE-TV) with facilities in Providence despite being licensed to the Massachusetts side of the market.
WLWC began broadcasting April 14, 1997 as an affiliate of The WB. It was owned by Fant Broadcasting and operated by NBC-owned WJAR under a local marketing agreement (LMA). For the first two years of The WB's existence, Boston's WLVI-TV, which had been carried on cable in Rhode Island for decades, doubled as the WB affiliate for Providence/New Bedford as well. The station launched with various syndicated shows as
WRC-TV, channel 4, is an owned and operated television station of the NBC television network, located in the American capital city of Washington, D.C.. The station's studios and transmitter are co-located in the Tenleytown neighborhood of northwest Washington.
WRC-TV houses and originates NBC News' Washington bureau, out of which David Gregory, Chris Matthews, Jim Miklaszewski, Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell, Pete Williams, Lisa Myers, Tom Costello, Kristin Welker and Peter Alexander are based.
The station traces its roots to experimental W3XNB, which was put on the air by the Radio Corporation of America, the then-parent company of NBC, in 1939. On June 27, 1947, the station received a commercial license and went on the air as WNBW (for NBC Washington). It is Washington's second-oldest licensed television station, after WTTG (channel 5). WNBW was also the second of the five original NBC-owned television stations to sign-on, behind New York City and ahead of Chicago, Cleveland and Los Angeles. The station was operated alongside WRC radio (980 AM, frequency now occupied by WTEM; and 93.9 FM, now WKYS).
On October 18, 1954, its callsign changed to the present WRC-TV to match its radio
KXVA (branded on-air as "Fox Abilene") is a full-service television station in Abilene, Texas, broadcasting locally in digital on UHF channel 15 as an affiliate of the Fox network. Founded June 15, 2000, the station is owned by Bayou City Broadcasting. Master control operations for KXVA take place at Bayou City Broadcasting's San Angelo facilities.
On June 15, 2000, the Federal Communications Commission granted an original construction permit to former owner Sage Broadcasting Company to build a full-service station to serve the Abilene/Sweetwater/Brownwood television market. It would be the market's fourth full-service station. The station was built quickly, with a planned launch in September or October 2000, but inclement weather caused delays in constructing the tower. On January 9, 2001, several months later than expected, KXVA began broadcasting Fox programming under Program Test Authority. The station obtained its initial broadcast license on February 13, 2002, more than one year after applying for the license.
In 2008, KXVA was purchased by Bayou City Broadcasting in a group deal for approximately $3 million. In 2011, a simulcast of KIDZ-CD was added to KXVA as digital
"WAMY-TV" is the MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station for the Tennessee Valley area of Northeastern Alabama. In most areas, the station broadcasts on Comcast and Charter cable channel 8. As a result, its logo refers to this although it is known on-air as My WAMY. There some locations, including Decatur, where the station is located on other cable systems and channels. Owned by Grant Broadcasting System II, WAMY is sister to Fox affiliate WZDX and the two share studios on North Memorial Parkway (U.S. 231/U.S. 431/and U.S. 72) in Huntsville.
WAMY can also be seen on WZDX's second digital subchannel. This airs on UHF channel 54.2 from a transmitter in Monte Sano Mountain in the Mountain Heights section of the city. Syndicated programing on the station includes: Everybody Loves Raymond, Seinfeld, Maury, and The Wendy Williams Show. Many MyNetworkTV affiliates are housed on digital subchannels of other stations and use their call signs but WAMY and cable-only "WNFM-TV" in Southwest Florida are the only network affiliates that have fictional calls.
The station first began broadcasting in 1998. It was only offered on cable and was affiliated with the new WB network via The WB 100+, a
WYES-TV is the primary Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member public television station in New Orleans, Louisiana, owned by the Greater New Orleans Educational Television Foundation. It broadcasts on virtual channel 12.
The station's digital signal on VHF 11, is multiplexed:
On June 12, 2009, WYES ceased broadcasting in analog on channel 12, completing its digital transition. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display WYES-TV's virtual channel as "12".
WYES traces its history to 1953, when a group of civic leaders formed the Greater New Orleans Educational Television Association. The Federal Communications Commission had allocated channel 8 in New Orleans for noncommercial use, and the group quickly snapped up the license.
After numerous fits and starts, WYES signed on the air April 1, 1957 as the nation's 25th educational television station, the second in Louisiana, and the third in New Orleans (after WDSU and WMJR [now WVUE]). It was originally associated with NET until it became PBS in 1970. On June 8 of that year at 8:00 PM, the station swapped dial positions with WVUE and moved to channel 12, where it is today. This was done so that WVUE could have a
CIVI-DT (branded on-air as CTV Two Vancouver Island) is an owned-and-operated station of the CTV Two television system in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on UHF channel 23 from a transmitter atop Mount Seymour. Owned by Bell Media, it is sister to Vancouver-based CTV owned-and-operated station CIVT-DT and its studios are located on Superior and Government Streets in Victoria. This station can also be seen on Shaw Cable channel 12 and in high definition on digital channel 212.
At the end of the 1990s, CHUM Limited only owned over-the-air television stations in Ontario. Similarly, Craig Media only had stations in the Canadian Prairies. Both companies looked to expand their national presence, and both submitted a bid when the CRTC issued a call for applications for a new TV licence in Victoria. CHUM was awarded the licence in 2000, and CIVI was launched on October 4, 2001 as CHUM's first original station to be part of the NewNet system.
Known on the air as The New VI, the station started off with much pomp and circumstance. It boasted a large lineup of personalities, including former British Columbia New Democratic Party cabinet
KDFW is the Fox owned-and-operated television station serving the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in Texas. Licensed to Dallas, it broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 35 (virtual channel 4.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter in Cedar Hill. Owned by the Fox Television Stations subsidiary of News Corporation, it is sister to MyNetworkTV affiliate KDFI and regional sports network Fox Sports Southwest, KDFW and KDFI share studios on North Griffin Street in downtown Dallas.
After the analog television shutdown of June 12, 2009, KDFW-DT remains on channel 35 PSIP is used to display KDFW's virtual channel as 4 on digital television receivers. Its analog signal was nightlighting until July 12, 2009.
The station signed on as CBS affiliate KRLD-TV on December 3, 1949, owned by the now-defunct Dallas Times Herald newspaper, which also operated KRLD radio (1080 kHz.). Channel 4 was the third television station in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area to sign-on, following Dallas-based KBTV (now WFAA-TV, channel 8) earlier in 1949, and Fort Worth-based WBAP-TV (now KXAS-TV, channel 5) in 1948.
KRLD-TV served as the home base for the CBS network's coverage of the assassination of
KMSB is a Fox-affiliated television station that is licensed to Tucson, Arizona. Owned by Belo Corp. and operated by Raycom Media through a shared services agreement with CBS affiliate KOLD-TV, it is a sister to MyNetworkTV affiliate KTTU. It broadcasts an ATSC digital signal on UHF channel 25 (remapped to virtual channel 11.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter located atop Mount Bigelow; as a result of the transmitter's location, residents in the northern part of Tucson, Oro Valley and Marana cannot receive adequate reception of the station. Its studios are located with KOLD-TV on North Arizona Pavilions Drive (off of Interstate 10) on the northwest side of Tucson, near the Casos Adobes neighborhood.
Tucson gained its first independent station when KZAZ signed on the air February 1, 1967. It was licensed to Nogales, but had its main studios in Tucson. The station aired movies in both English and Spanish, dramas, sitcoms, bull fights, cartoons and other general entertainment fare. It had a local news department and newscast.
The station was owned and operated by out of town investors, including Danny Thomas and Monty Hall, and had its facilities in a former Safeway Supermarket on Tucson
Owner:R. J.'s Late Night Entertainment Corporation
WHPR is the unofficial call sign of TV channel 33 (officially called W33BY), and is a low-power broadcasting station based in Highland Park, Michigan.
The station is a Class-A operation, even though the station's official calls are still translator-style calls.
WHPR's web site mentions that it was carried on Comcast channel 20 in Detroit, but as of April 2011, it is unknown whether or not it is actually on Comcast's line-up. ("Local Origination" appears in this channel slot instead.) Also, neither Bright House Livonia nor Cogeco Windsor has this channel in their line-ups.
W33BY is also the only remaining American station in the Metro Detroit area to still broadcast only in analog, with no construction permit or application on file with the FCC for digital conversion, which is currently optional for low-powered television stations; however, W33BY will be required to convert to digital or close down by September 1, 2015.
WHPR is the Detroit area's first Black-owned TV station since channel 62 (then WGPR) became a CBS affiliate. The station is owned by R.J. Watkins, who, in the late-1980s and early-1990s, hosted and produced a dance program for WGPR-TV, The New Dance Show.
WAXN-TV is an Independent television station for Charlotte, North Carolina that is licensed to Kannapolis. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 50 from a transmitter near Reedy Creek Park in the Newell section of Charlotte. Owned by Cox Enterprises, the station is sister to ABC affiliate WSOC-TV and the two share studios on North Tryon Street (U.S. 29/NC 49) north of Downtown Charlotte. Syndicated programming on WAXN includes: Friends, The Wendy Williams Show, The Insider, and Judge Joe Brown. The station can be seen via digital repeaters on channel 36 (64.7) in China Grove, channel 30 (64.5) from Crowder's Mtn., W42DR-D channel 42 (6.2) in Marion (from a transmitter southwest of Connelly Springs), and in Statesville on RF-46 (PSIP 64.9) SD (16x9) from Cool Springs.
On May 10, 2009, it increased its digital transmission power from 50 to 91 kW with the addition of a larger transmitter. On July 13, 2011, WAXN saw a further increase in power to 150 kW with a new directional antenna to protect the signal of WFMY-TV in Greensboro.
The station debuted on October 15, 1994 as WKAY-TV. It was owned by Kannapolis Television Company, a subsidiary of Truth Temple in
WMVS (Channel 10) is a public television station located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Its signal covers most of southeastern Wisconsin, including the cities of Racine, Kenosha, Sheboygan, and Waukesha.
WMVS is a non-commercial educational public television broadcasting station, and is a member of Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). WMVS' owner, Milwaukee Area Technical College, also owns sister Milwaukee PBS member station WMVT. Both stations together refer to themselves collectively as Milwaukee Public Television. The stations are separate from the Wisconsin Public Television state network owned by the University of Wisconsin Extension which serves the rest of the state, although WMVT runs that station's instructional television programming, and MATC/MPTV coordinate instructional television efforts for their broadcast area.
2007 marked the 50th anniversary of WMVS (and Milwaukee Public Television in general).
WMVS's digital signal is on Channel 8 and carries a 720p signal for WMVS's main schedule on 10.1. Formerly, WMVS-DT was carried on digital channel 35, the home of WMVT-DT, due to interference issues with Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV's channel 8 analog signal until a channel shuffle on
WVIR-TV is the NBC-affiliated television station for Charlottesville and Harrisonburg, Virginia. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 32 from a transmitter on Carters Mountain south of Charlottesville. The station can also be seen on Comcast channel 4 and in high definition on digital channel 211. Owned by the Waterman Broadcasting Corporation, WVIR has studios on East Market Street (US 250 Bus) in Downtown Charlottesville. Syndicated programming on the station includes: Wheel of Fortune, Live! with Kelly and Michael, Jeopardy! and Dr. Phil.
The station also serves as one of four default NBC affiliates for the Harrisonburg/Staunton market along with Washington, D.C.'s WRC-TV, Richmond's WWBT and Roanoke's WSLS, since that market doesn't have an NBC affiliate of its own.
It signed-on March 11, 1973 as the first television station based in Charlottesville and second outlet (after WHSV-TV) between Richmond and Roanoke. In 1986, Waterman Broadcasting purchased the station. Until August 15, 2004, it was the only full-power commercial outlet in the Charlottesville market affiliated with a major network with outside stations being seen on cable and over-the-air.
KCNC-TV is the CBS owned-and-operated television station in Denver, Colorado. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 35 (virtual channel 4.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter atop Lookout Mountain (near Golden). Owned by the CBS Television Stations subsidiary of CBS Corporation, KCNC maintains studios on Lincoln Street in downtown Denver. The station can also be seen on Comcast Xfinity channel 4, with a high definition feed offered on digital channel 654.
This station's digital signal is multiplexed:
As part of the analog television shutdown and digital conversion, KCNC-TV shut down its analog transmitter on June 12, 2009, and continued to broadcast its digital signal on its pre-transition digital channel 35. However, through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display KCNC-TV's virtual channel as its former analog channel 4.
The station first signed on the air under the callsign KOA-TV on December 24, 1953, originally owned by Metropolitan Broadcasting (partly owned by famed comedian Bob Hope), alongside KOA radio (850 AM and 103.5 FM). It immediately took the NBC affiliation away from KBTV (channel 9), due to KOA radio's longtime affiliation with the
KDSM-TV is the Fox-affiliated television station for Central Iowa licensed to Des Moines. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 16 (or virtual channel 17.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter in Alleman. The station can also be seen on Mediacom channel 6 and in high definition on digital channel 817. Owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, KDSM has studios on Fleur Drive in Des Moines.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
Central Iowa's second television station, KGTV, signed-on in 1953 airing an analog signal on UHF channel 17. At the time, all four networks were shoehorned on WOI-TV. KGTV was plagued by financial problems from the start. The Des Moines market is fairly large geographically, and at the time UHF signals didn't travel very far across long distances. It didn't help that very few television sets had UHF capability at the time. As a result, while KGTV should have logically taken the NBC affiliation, that network opted to keep its secondary affiliation with WOI-TV. The death knell for the station sounded a few months after it went on the air, when Palmer Communications, owner of WHO-AM-FM, won a construction permit for WHO-TV (channel 13). As WHO
WCVB-TV, channel 5, is a television station located in Boston, Massachusetts, owned by Hearst Television and affiliated with the ABC Television Network. WCVB-TV's studios and transmitter are co-located in Needham, Massachusetts. WCVB is also one of six Boston television stations seen in Canada by subscribers of the Bell TV satellite service. It is also widely available on cable systems in northeastern Connecticut, western Massachusetts, throughout most of New Hampshire and central/southern Vermont.
The first station in Boston to use channel 5 was WHDH-TV, which signed on November 26, 1957, owned by the Boston Herald-Traveler Corp. along with WHDH radio (AM 850, now occupied by WEEI; and FM 94.5, now WJMN). It was originally an ABC affiliate, but switched to CBS in 1961.
However, almost as soon as it signed on, the FCC began investigating allegations of impropriety in the granting of the television license. This touched off a struggle that lasted 15 years. As a result, WHDH-TV never had a license longer than six months at a time. (Most television licenses last for three years.) In 1969, a local group, Boston Broadcasters, won a construction permit for a new channel 5 under the calls
WEEK-TV is the NBC-affiliated television station for West-Central Illinois that is licensed to Peoria, Illinois, US. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 25 from a transmitter at studios on Springfield Road in East Peoria along I-474. The station can also be seen on Mediacom channel 5 and Comcast channel 10. There is a high definition feed provided on Mediacom digital channel 705 and Comcast digital channel 906.
Owned by the Granite Broadcasting Corporation, WEEK-TV operates ABC/CW affiliate WHOI (owned by Barrington Broadcasting) through joint sales and shared services agreements and the two outlets share facilities. Syndicated programming on this station includes Inside Edition, The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Phil, and The Rachael Ray Show among others.
The shared WEEK-TV/WHOI studios is also the home of two MyNetworkTV affiliates owned by Four Seasons Broadcasting: Central Illinois' WAOE (which is operated by WEEK-TV through a separate joint sales agreement) and low-powered WBQD-LP (that officially serves the nearby Quad Cities market). The latter outlet is technically operated by ABC affiliate WQAD-TV through a local marketing agreement and has operations based
WLBZ is the NBC-affiliated television station for Central and Eastern Maine licensed to Bangor. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 2 from a transmitter on Rider Bluff in Holden. The station can also be seen on Time Warner Cable channel 3 and in high definition on digital channel 702. Owned by Gannett, the station has studios on Mount Hope Avenue in Bangor.
Although identifying as a separate station in its own right, WLBZ is considered a semi-satellite of sister station WCSH in Portland. While that station airs all network programming provided through WCSH, it clears most of that station's syndicated programming but there are some shown at a different time. There are also programs that only air on WLBZ while some are only seen on WCSH. Syndicated programming exclusive to this station includes Dr. Phil. WLBZ also airs separate station identifications and commercials. Although WLBZ and WCSH are based in different locations and technically serve separate markets, the two essentially operate as one station. With their combined resources, the stations provide statewide coverage not offered by any other outlet in Maine.
On Time Warner Cable and Dish Network,
WLWT, virtual channel 5, is a television station located in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. WLWT is an affiliate of the NBC television network and is owned by Hearst Television, a subsidiary of the Hearst Corporation. The station's studios are located in the Mount Auburn neighborhood of Cincinnati.
WLWT was established by the Crosley Broadcasting Corporation, owners of WLW radio (700 AM), one of the United States' most powerful radio stations. Crosley Broadcasting Corporation was a subsidiary of the Crosley Corporation, which became a subsidiary of the Aviation Corporation (later Avco) in 1945. After airing experimentally from 1946 as W8XCT on channel 1, the station began commercial broadcasts on February 9, 1948 on channel 4. The station's studios were housed with WLW in the Crosley Square building, a converted Elks lodge in downtown Cincinnati.
WLWT counts itself as the first station outside the Eastern U.S. (other than network-owned stations) to join the NBC television network as a primary affiliate, but originally carried programming from all the major television networks of the time: NBC, ABC, CBS and DuMont. WLWT later affiliated exclusively with NBC in 1949, after WKRC-TV and WCPO-TV
WNYT is the NBC-affiliated television station for the Capital District of New York State and Western New England that is licensed to Albany. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 12 from a transmitter southwest of the Voorheesville section of New Scotland. The station can also be seen on Time Warner channel 13 and in high definition on digital channel 1813. Owned by Hubbard Broadcasting, WNYT has studios on North Pearl Street in Menands even though it has an Albany address. Syndicated programming on the station includes: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Friends and Entertainment Tonight. WNYT was one of several NBC affiliates that did not air Poker After Dark.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
In addition to its main signals, WNYT operates five additional repeaters. Until the early-1990s, it maintained a translator in Kingston. This was first located on channel 63 but moved to channel 36 after the launch of WTZA in 1985. The translators were all built because WNYT's analog signal was not as strong as the other major stations in the Capital District (see below). All stations have since been converted from analog to digital even though the law
WOFL, channel 35, is the Fox owned-and-operated television station serving the Orlando, Florida metropolitan area. It is licensed to Orlando, with studios located in Lake Mary. It broadcasts its digital signal on UHF channel 22. On cable, WOFL-TV is currently seen on channel 3 for subscribers of Bright House Networks in the Orlando area. It is also available on channel 16 for subscribers of Comcast in Indian River County, even though that is part of the West Palm Beach TV market.
Its transmitter is located in Bithlo, Florida. Its digital TV transmitter has a power of 607 kW. WOFL and sister station WTVT of the bordering Tampa market commonly share reporters and footage, as other station groups do.
WOFL was the first to start digital broadcasting in the market in February 2000 on WOFL-DT Channel 22. WOFL began broadcasting in 720p HDTV format in September 2004. As part of the analog television shutdown and digital conversion, WOFL shut down its analog transmitter on June 12, 2009, and continued to broadcast on its pre-transition digital channel 22. However, through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display its virtual channel as 35.
WOFL was one of three stations in the
WXYZ-TV, channel 7, is an ABC-affiliated television station in Detroit, Michigan, USA. WXYZ-TV is owned by the E.W. Scripps Company, and is the media company's largest-market TV station property. The station's studio/office facility and transmitter are located at Broadcast House, located at 20777 West 10 Mile Road in Southfield, Michigan.
Its signal transmits to the Metro Detroit area and the southeast lower Michigan counties. It also covers neighboring Windsor, Ontario and Toledo, Ohio, and can be viewed on cable and satellite systems in both the United States and Canada. WXYZ has the strongest signal outside of Metro Detroit (compared to the other VHF Detroit television stations) near Flint and Lapeer. Its signal can be reached with a good antenna in these areas. WXYZ includes Lapeer County in its service area, even though the station can be viewed in Flint.
From its sign-on in 1948 until 1986, WXYZ-TV was owned and operated (O&O) by ABC, and was one of their strongest O&O stations.
WXYZ-TV began broadcasting October 9, 1948, from studios in the Maccabees Building in downtown Detroit, on Woodward Avenue across from the Detroit Institute of Arts. It was the second television
KARZ-TV is the MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station for Central Arkansas. It is licensed to Little Rock. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 42 from a transmitter on Shinall Mountain near the Chenal Valley section of Little Rock. Owned by the Nexstar Broadcasting Group, the station is sister to NBC affiliate KARK-TV (channel 4) and the two share studios on West Capitol Avenue in Downtown.
KARZ-DT's high definition signal is also carried on Comcast digital cable channel 436 and AT&T U-verse channel 1042 in the Little Rock market.
KARZ-TV requested to transmit in digital only, effective June 12, 2009. After it shut down its analog signal on that date, the rescheduled completion date of the nationwide analog television shutdown, KARZ-DT remained on its pre-transition digital channel number, 44, using PSIP to display its virtual channel as 42.
The station's digital signal used to be multiplexed. It broadcasted former sister stations KKYK on subchannel 42.2 and KHUG-LP (an LAT TV affiliate) on 42.3. This ended on February 1, 2009 when Nexstar gained control of the station. In 2008, Equity allowed Little Rock's ABC affiliate KATV to temporarily take over
KASW is the CW-affiliated television station in Phoenix, Arizona. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 49 (virtual channel 61.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter on South Mountain in Phoenix. Its signal is relayed across northern and eastern Arizona through a small network of five translators. Owned by Belo, KASW is sister to independent station KTVK and both stations share studios on the northwestern end of Midtown Phoenix.
Known on-air as CW 6, the branding is derived from KASW's primary cable position in the market on Cox Communications and CenturyLink. The station is the second largest CW affiliate in terms of market size (after WLVI/Boston) that is not owned by CBS Corporation or Tribune Broadcasting, both of which contributed stations as charter affiliates of the network (previously, these stations were respectively affiliated with UPN or The WB).
Prior to the sign on of KASW on September 22, 1995, the channel 61 UHF frequency was originally occupied by low-powered K61CA, a locally-programmed music video channel that operated from March 1983 to December 1984.
By 1991, preparations had been made to sign on another independent station in Phoenix, under the
KFTH-DT is a Spanish-language television station in Alvin, Texas, serving the Houston, Texas market as an affiliate of TeleFutura on digital channel 36. The station is owned by Univisión, owners of TeleFutura. Its programming includes soap operas, Hollywood movies, sports and cartoons. It also broadcasts Univision on -DT2, but, for unknown reasons, without remapping via PSIP (channel appears as 36-2)
The station signed on in January 1986 as KTHT, under the ownership of 4 Star Broadcasting. It programmed a general entertainment format consisting of off-network drama shows, children's programming, old movies, home shopping programming during the overnight hours, and major network programming not cleared by KTRK, KPRC or KHOU.
The station was unprofitable, and was sold to Silver King Broadcasting, which also owned the Home Shopping Network. The station changed its call letters to KHSH in November 1987, and began airing home shopping programming 24 hours a day.
There were plans to revert KHSH to a general entertainment station by 2001. However, Univision purchased the UHF stations owned by USA Broadcasting (which had been the parent company of Silver King since the mid-1990s). Most of
KGNS-TV is the NBC-affiliated television station for Laredo, Texas and the Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 8 from a transmitter near the Pinto Valle Industrial Park (to the immediate north of the United States-Mexico border), northwest of Laredo. Owned by SagamoreHill Broadcasting, it maintains studios on West Del Mar Boulevard and Springfield Avenue (near I-35) in northern Laredo. This station can also be seen on Time Warner Cable channel 10 and in high definition on digital channel 860. Syndicated programming featured on this station includes Ellen, America's Funniest Home Videos, 30 Rock, Entertainment Tonight and Law & Order.
KGNS originally went on air January 7, 1956 as KHAD-TV, it has been an primary NBC affiliate since its sign on, but the station initially held secondary affiliations with CBS and ABC. Donrey Media Group (now Stephens Media Group bought the station on September 1, 1958. One of its first moves under Donrey ownership was to change the station's call letters, Donrey management held a contest in which elementary and middle school students from both the United States and Mexico sides of the
KITV is the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) television station affiliate licensed to Honolulu, Hawaii. Based in Honolulu and broadcasting on digital channel 40, displayed as channel 4 the station is owned by Hearst Television and operates several satellites and translators on all the major Hawaiian Islands to rebroadcast programs outside of metropolitan Honolulu. Its main transmitter is located in Honolulu. It brands itself as KITV4. The station is also seen on Oceanic Cable channel 6 throughout most of the state (with the exception of the Big Island, where it is instead seen on channel 4), and on channel 4 for viewers on Hawaiian Telcom statewide.
The station signed on the air in 1954 as KULA-TV. Originally, the KHVH-TV calls belonged to a then-independent station that operated on channel 13 in Honoulu when it began operations in 1957, but it would later merge with KULA in 1958 under the ownership of KHVH's parent company Kaiser Broadcasting, who then changed the KULA calls letters to KHVH-TV after it purchased channel 4 from the original owners in 1959. Kaiser then later sold the station to Western Telestations in December 1964 to help fund its new chain of independent
KSLA is the CBS-affiliated television station in Shreveport, Louisiana, serving the Ark-La-Tex region of Northwest Louisiana, Southwest Arkansas and Northeast Texas. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on UHF channel 17 (or virtual channel 12.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter located near Mooringsport (southeast of Caddo Lake).
Owned by Raycom Media, KSLA maintains studios located on Fairfield Avenue and Dashiel Street (southeast of I-20) in central Shreveport.
The station's digital signal is broadcast on UHF channel 17, and is multiplexed:
On June 12, 2009, KSLA left channel 12 and moved to channel 17 when the analog to digital conversion completed.
KSLA went on the air on January 1, 1954, airing programming from all four networks—CBS, ABC, NBC and DuMont. However, it has always been a primary CBS affiliate. It lost NBC a year later when KTBS entered the Shreveport market. The two stations shared limited ABC programming until 1960, when Texarkana's KTAL-TV took the NBC affiliation after Texarkana was collapsed into the Shreveport market. KTBS then became an exclusive ABC affiliate, leaving KSLA as a sole CBS affiliate. It, along with KMSS, is one of two
KTNV-TV, channel 13, is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Las Vegas, Nevada which is owned by Journal Communications and serves as the ABC affiliate for the Las Vegas Valley, Southern Nevada and northwest Arizona. The station's studios are based out of nearby Paradise, with the station transmitting from Mount Arden.
The station signed on the air for the first time on May 4, 1956 as KSHO-TV. The station was Journal's second television station (and its first television station acquisition outside of Milwaukee), having purchased it in 1979. It changed its callsign to KTNV-TV on March 2, 1980 (the -TV suffix was removed from 1988 to 2009).
Formerly, KTNV transmitted from a tower right outside the station at the intersection of Desert Inn Road and Valley View Boulevard, on the quadruple border of city of Las Vegas, Township of Spring Valley, Township of Paradise, and Township of Winchester. The tower is a unique and visible landmark throughout the Las Vegas Valley.
On December 15, 2007 KTNV became the third television station in Las Vegas to broadcast local news in high definition. The station also unveiled its new digital production facilities and news set on the same
KTVB, channel 7, is the NBC-affiliated television station in Boise, Idaho, it is owned by Belo Corp. The station broadcasts its digital signal on VHF channel 7.
The station also operates a low-power repeater in Twin Falls, KTFT-LD, the programming for which originates from the KTVB studios. The two signals are identical, with the exception of commercials, which are sold and targeted to the Magic Valley area.
The station, Idaho's oldest, signed on July 12, 1953, as KIDO-TV. It was originally owned by Georgia Davidson, along with radio station KIDO-AM. Davidson was one of only three female station owners in the NBC network. The others were Marietta Meyer Ekberg of KFYR-TV in Bismarck, North Dakota, and Dorothy Bullitt of future sister station KING-TV in Seattle. Davidson sold KIDO-AM in 1959 but kept KIDO-TV, which she renamed KTVB.
KTVB has always been a primary NBC affiliate. After KBOI-TV (Channel 2, CBS) signed on in November 1953, the two stations briefly shared secondary DuMont affiliations, and shared secondary ABC affiliations until KITC (Channel 6) signed on in 1974. Before KAID-TV (Channel 4, PBS) signed on in December 1971, KTVB pre-empted the second hour of the Today Show
Maryland Public Television (MPT) (formerly the Maryland Center for Public Broadcasting) is a non-profit, state-licensed Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) non-commercial educational public television state network which serves U.S. state of Maryland. Its six transmitters cover nearly all of the state, plus Washington, D.C. and parts of Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania.
MPT's local and regional television credits include several state-focused programs on civic and public affairs, as well as a variety of original performance, documentary, and entertainment offerings for the citizens of Maryland. Beyond broadcasting, MPT creates instructional videos, develops training, and builds Internet sites that serve tens of thousands of students, teachers, and child-care providers annually. The centerpiece of MPT's service to Maryland educators, students, and families is Thinkport, a Web site that offers online teaching resources, professional development opportunities and digital technology tools to assist educators.
Maryland Public Television has earned awards ranging from television Emmys for its quality productions to government citations for its volunteerism and educational
NBN Television is a television station based in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. The station was inaugurated on 4 March 1962 as the first regional commercial television station in New South Wales, and has since expanded to 39 transmitters throughout the northern half of New South Wales and parts of South East Queensland, including Tamworth, Tweed Heads, Lismore, Coffs Harbour, Hunter Valley and the Gold Coast. It is an affiliate of the Nine Network.
The station's name, NBN, stands for Newcastle Broadcasting New South Wales. NBN is the only regional station in Australia to produce a one-hour news bulletin seven days a week. Since 2007, it has been owned by Nine's parent company Nine Entertainment Co. (formerly PBL Media). However, it is operated as a regional Nine affiliate, and not part of the main network.
NBN's original owner, the Newcastle Broadcasting and Television Corporation (NBTC) was founded in May 1958 to begin preparations for the upcoming television licence allocations. The main shareholders in NBTC were United Broadcasting Company (owned by the Lamb family, owners of radio station 2KO), Airsales Broadcasting Company (owners of local radio station 2HD), and the
WALA-TV is the Fox-affiliated television station for Southern Alabama, Southeastern Mississippi, and the Western Florida Panhandle that is licensed to Mobile. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 9 from a transmitter in Spanish Fort, Alabama. Owned by LIN Media, the station is sister to CW affiliate WFNA and the two share studios on Satchel Paige Drive in Mobile. In addition to its main studios, it operates secondary facilities on Executive Plaza Drive in Pensacola. The station operates a 24-hour local weather channel known as "Weather Now" on Cox digital channel 698 in that city. It is not offered on Comcast in the Alabama side of the market.
WALA came on-the-air for the first time on January 14, 1953 as Mobile's second television station. The first station, WKAB-TV, had been in the UHF band and it went off-air shortly before WALA came on. It was initially locally owned by W.O. Pape along with WALA radio (1410 AM now WNGL). It aired television programs from all four of the major networks of the time (NBC, ABC, CBS, and DuMont). WALA and WKRG-TV (on-air beginning in 1955) shared ABC programs until WEAR-TV went completely to ABC in 1959. During the
WBRC is the Fox-affiliated television station serving the Birmingham, Alabama television market. Owned by Raycom Media, it broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on UHF channel 50 (or virtual channel 6.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter located at its studios atop Red Mountain, between Vulcan Trail and Valley View Drive in southeastern Birmingham (located to the immediate west of the studios of NBC affiliate WVTM-TV).
The station can also be seen on Bright House Networks channel 7, and Comcast Xfinity and AT&T U-verse channel 6. There is a high definition feed offered on Bright House Networks digital channel 650, Comcast Xfinity digital channel 434 and AT&T U-verse channel 1006. Syndicated programming featured on WBRC includes Judge Judy, Divorce Court, America Now, America's Funniest Home Videos and Inside Edition.
WBRC-TV began operation on July 1, 1949, on channel 4. It is Alabama's second-oldest television station, signing on a few months after WAFM-TV (channel 13, now WVTM-TV). At its outset, WBRC-TV was owned by Eloise D. Hanna and her Birmingham Broadcasting Company along with WBRC radio (960 AM). The station's call letters stand for Bell Radio Company, after J.C. Bell, the
WFLA-TV, virtual channel 8, is the NBC-affiliated television station in Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida. The station is the flagship station of its owner and operator, Media General. Its transmitter is located in Riverview, Hillsborough County, Florida. WFLA is the only station in the market to be affiliated with the same network (NBC) since signing on. The station shares the "News Center" building in Tampa with The Tampa Tribune and TBO.com.
The station's digital is multiplexed. WFLA-TV replaced RTV with Me-TV on digital subchannel 8.2 on September 26, 2011, as part of a groupwide affiliation agreement with Media General; the channel replaced RTV on some Media General-owned stations in other markets.
WFLA-TV shut down its analog signal on June 12, 2009, as part of the DTV transition in the United States. The station remained on its pre-transition channel 7 using PSIP to display the station's virtual channel as 8.
WFLA-TV signed on Valentine's Day 1955 with a live broadcast of the Gasparilla Pirate Festival. The station was owned by the Tribune along with WFLA radio (AM 970 and FM 93.3, now WFLZ). Largely because of its newspaper background, it was the early ratings
WGN-TV is the CW-affiliated television station in Chicago, Illinois. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 19 (virtual channel 9.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter atop the Willis Tower. The station maintains studios on Bradley Place in the city's North Center neighborhood. Owned and operated by the Tribune Company since its inception, WGN Television is one of several flagship properties owned by the company, alongside radio station WGN (720 AM); the Chicago Tribune (whose slogan, "World's Greatest Newspaper", was the basis for the call letters used by both stations); and local news and weather channel Chicagoland Television (CLTV), which shares resources from both WGN-TV and the Chicago Tribune.
It is also a pioneering superstation and continues to program WGN America, an alternate feed for United States cable and satellite subscribers, which is not available to Comcast Xfinity, RCN, WOW! and AT&T U-verse subscribers in the Chicago area despite vast differences in program offerings, but is available in the market through satellite providers DirecTV and Dish Network. The station's longtime slogan, "Chicago's Very Own" (which has been used since 1983), was the
WKBT-DT is a television station owned and operated by Morgan Murphy Media and serving West Central Wisconsin, including La Crosse (its city of license) and Eau Claire. The station is primarily affiliated with CBS and airs programming from MyNetworkTV on its digital subchannel.
WKBT launched on August 8, 1954 as sister station to WKBH, a radio station known today as WIZM. (The "T," for "television," replaced the "H" in the call sign to differentiate the stations.) WKBT carried dual affiliation with CBS and ABC, a set-up that continued until 1970, when WKBT became solely a CBS affiliate. WKBT also briefly had secondary affiliations with DuMont (until 1956) and NBC (until 1958).
On April 16, 1965, during the worst of the famous 1965 flood, the downtown La Crosse building that housed both WKBT and WKBH fell victim to fire; WKBT then rebuilt its current building on the same site.
In the 1970s, WKBT was sold to Harold F. Gross, a businessman from Lansing, Michigan who owned WJIM-AM-FM-TV in that city. WKBT and WJIM-TV were sold in the mid-1980s to Unicom Inc, a unit of Forstmann Little, d.b.a. Backe Communications, following a licensing dispute involving WJIM-TV (which changed its call
WNAC-TV is the Fox-affiliated television station for the state of Rhode Island and Bristol County, Massachusetts licensed to Providence. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 12 from a transmitter on Homestead Avenue in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Owned by Super Towers, the station is operated through a local marketing agreement (LMA) by the LIN TV Corporation as sister to company flagship CBS affiliate WPRI-TV. Although the two share studios on Catamore Boulevard in East Providence, master control and some traffic responsibilities are based in hub facilities at NBC affiliate WWLP in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Syndicated programming on WNAC includes: Seinfeld, Family Guy, TMZ on TV, and Entertainment Tonight.
The station also operates the area's MyNetworkTV affiliate on its second digital subchannel, known on-air as MyRITV.
Although WNAC's current incarnation dates to September 5, 1981, its analog license was one of the oldest active UHF licenses in New England. It first signed on August 29, 1953, with the calls WNET-TV as the second television station in Rhode Island. At that time, it was located on channel 16 and affiliated with ABC. It also shared DuMont
"WNFM" is the MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station for Southwest Florida. The call sign is fictional as it is a cable-only station. It broadcasts exclusively on Comcast channel 8 (hence the My TV 8 branding) and is operated from the company's Southwest Florida headquarters south of Naples Manor on Tower Road along SR 951/Collier Boulevard. Syndicated programming on the station includes: My Name Is Earl, South Park, Scrubs, and Judge Mathis. WNFM and WAMY-TV in Huntsville, Alabama are the only MyNetworkTV affiliates that have fictional call letters. It is also the largest cable-only MyNetworkTV affiliate.
This station began on January 11, 1995 as a WB affiliate. It aired exclusively on MediaOne channel 10 (then Southwest Florida's cable provider) and was not available over-the-air. It used the fictional call letters "WSWF" and was known on-air as "WB 10". In March 1998, WSWF switched affiliations with WTVK (now WXCW) and became a UPN affiliate.
However, anyone in the market that did not have cable could not get "TV 10" as it was later called, so UPN made an affiliation deal with low-powered WEVU-LP which would allow for additional coverage over-the-air. Several months later,
WOTV is one of two ABC affiliates for West Michigan, and is licensed to Battle Creek. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 20 (or virtual channel 41.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter on South Norris Road in Orangeville Township. The station can also be seen on Charter and Comcast channel 4, from which its WOTV 4 branding is derived. There is a high definition feed offered on Comcast digital channel 237 and Charter digital channel 780. Owned by the LIN TV Corporation, it is a sister station to NBC affiliate WOOD-TV and Class A MyNetworkTV affiliate WXSP-CD. All three stations share studios on College Avenue Southeast in the Heritage Hill section of Grand Rapids. Syndicated programming on WOTV includes The Office, The Dr. Oz Show, Swift Justice with Jackie Glass, and The Wendy Williams Show among others. On early weekend mornings, the station simulcasts WOOD-DT3 that is a feed of WOOD-TV's weather radar (known as the "Storm Team 8 Live Doppler weather radar Network") with audio from NOAA Weather Radio.
The Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo market is one of a few instances where there are two affiliates of the same network. ABC is also seen on WZZM, which is based out of
WSHM-LD is the low-powered CBS-affiliated television station for the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Licensed to Springfield, it broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 21 (PSIP virtual channel 3.5) from a transmitter shared with low-powered Retro Television Network (RTV) affiliate WTXX-LP on Ridge Road in Wilbraham. The station can also be seen on Charter and Comcast channel 3 (hence the on-air branding CBS 3 Springfield). There is a high definition feed offered on Charter digital channel 783 and Comcast digital channel 803. Owned by the Meredith Corporation, WSHM has studios in the Monarch Tower in Springfield's Metro Center/Quadrangle section.
Although identified as a separate outlet in its own right, WSHM is considered a semi-satellite of sister station WFSB in Hartford/New Haven, Connecticut. While this station airs all network programming as provided through WFSB, it clears some of its syndicated programming but there are some shows shown at a different time. There are also programs that only air on WSHM while others are only seen on WFSB.
Syndicated programming exclusive to this station includes Swift Justice with Nancy Grace and The World's
WUSF (89.7 FM) is an NPR-member radio station licensed to Tampa, Florida, USA. The station currently is owned by the University of South Florida. WUSF signed on in 1963, seven years after USF's founding in 1956.
WUSF's current format features news and talk programming during the day and jazz at night, and variety programming on weekends from NPR and other sources, including A Prairie Home Companion and Car Talk. Its HD Radio feed features classical music from sister station WSMR.
In 2010, USF acquired Sarasota Christian radio station WSMR 89.1 MHz from Northwestern College of Roseville, Minnesota USF planned to change that station's format to classical music, while changing WUSF's format from primary classical, witn news and nighttime jazz programming. WSMR's current reception area is focused on the Sarasota-Bradenton area; however, the station's programming will be available online and on WUSF's HD Radio signal. WUSF's format was changed on September 15, 2010; WSMR's relaunch, also scheduled for that day was delayed due to technical issues. WSMR's sale to USF also includes W280DW, a repeater of WSMR in Brandon that broadcasts on 103.9 MHz and serves Pasco and northern Hillsborough
WUTB, digital channel 41 (virtual channel 24.1), is the MyNetworkTV owned-and-operated television station for Baltimore, Maryland. Its transmitter is located near Gilson Park in Catonsville. The station has studios on Seton Drive in Baltimore near the city and county line. Syndicated programming on WUTB includes: The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Everybody Loves Raymond, The Office, My Name Is Earl, Divorce Court, and Judge Alex.
WUTB is the only Fox-owned MyNetworkTV affiliate not part of any Fox/MyNetworkTV duopoly, and therefore the only standalone MyNetworkTV station under network ownership. The station is one of two network owned-and-operated stations in Baltimore alongside CBS affiliate WJZ-TV.
On March 1, 1967, WMET-TV began broadcasting on channel 24 as the first UHF signal in Baltimore touted as "Baltimore's fourth television station" in the Baltimore Evening Sun on March 3. It was a low-budget and low-powered station that was sister to WFAN in Washington, D.C. Both stations were owned by United Broadcasting (which is unrelated to the United Television that was owned by Chris-Craft Industries that later owned channel 24). The original channel 24 was headquartered in
WWTI is the ABC-affiliated television station for Upstate New York's North Country. Licensed to Watertown, it broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 21 (or virtual channel 50.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter on Hayes Road in Copenhagen, a village of Denmark. The station can also be seen on Time Warner Cable channel 5 and in high definition on digital channel 889. Owned by Newport Television, It has studios on Arsenal Street/NY 3 in Watertown. Syndicated programming on WWTI includes The Big Bang Theory, Dr. Phil, Judge Judy, and The Doctors.
Although technically operating as a separate station in its own right, WWTI can be considered a semi-satellite of WSYR-TV in Syracuse. As such, this station clears all ABC programming and most local newscasts (see below) as provided by its parent but airs separate commercials and legal identifications. It simulcasts Who Wants to Be a Millionaire from WSYR weekday afternoons at 12:30 and airs The Dr. Oz Show weekday mornings at 9 (as opposed to the later airing at 4 on its parent outlet). Master control and some internal operations of WWTI are based at centralcasting facilities within WSYR's studios on Bridge Street in East
WXFT-DT is the Telefutura owned-and-operated television station serving the Chicago, Illinois metropolitan area that is licensed to Aurora. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 50 (virtual channel 60.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter atop the Willis Tower. Owned by Univision Communications, WXFT-DT is sister to Univision owned-and-operated station WGBO-DT (channel 66) and both stations share studios on Fairbanks Court (near Columbus Drive and Illinois Street) in the Streeterville neighborhood. The station can also be seen on Comcast Xfinity and RCN channel 15, and AT&T U-verse channels 16 and 3005. There is a high definition feed offered on Comcast Xfinity digital channel 194, RCN digital channel 614 and AT&T U-verse channel 1016. As a Telefutura owned-and-operated station, WXFT offers a Spanish-language programming format featuring movies, telenovelas, comedies, children's programs and soccer events.
In December 2009, WXFT and sister station WGBO, along with most other Univision-owned stations, upgraded their main channels to transmit in 16:9 1080i high definition in preparation for the arrival of HD programming from Univision and TeleFutura, which occurred