WACY-TV

WACY-TV, virtual channel 32 (UHF digital channel 27), is a MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station serving Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States that is licensed to Appleton. The station is owned by the E. W. Scripps Company, as part of a duopoly with Green Bay-licensed NBC affiliate WGBA-TV (channel 26). The two stations share studios on North Road along Airport Drive/WIS 172 in the Green Bay suburb of Ashwaubenon; WACY's transmitter is located in the Shirley section of Glenmore, Wisconsin.

On cable, the station is available in standard definition on channel 83 on Charter Spectrum (channel 15 on Charter's legacy Fond du Lac system), channel 13 on CenturyLink, channel 17 on Comcast Xfinity in Manitowoc, either channel 8 or channel 9 in most outlying areas of the market, and channel 32 on AT&T U-verse, and in high definition on Spectrum channel 1013, and Xfinity and U-verse channel 1032.

WACY-TV
WACY MyNet Logo
Appleton/Green Bay, Wisconsin
United States
CityAppleton, Wisconsin
BrandingMyNew32
ChannelsDigital: 27 (UHF)
(to move to 36 (UHF))
Virtual: 32 (PSIP)
Subchannels32.1 MyNetworkTV
32.2 Grit
32.3 Escape
AffiliationsMyNetworkTV (2006–present)
OwnerE. W. Scripps Company
(Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC)
First air dateMarch 7, 1984
Call letters' meaningACe TV
(reflecting the station's
former owner)
Sister station(s)WGBA-TV, WTMJ-TV
Former callsignsWBOU (1983)
WXGZ-TV (1984–1995)
WACY (unsuffixed; 1995–2009)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
32 (UHF, 1984–2009)
Former affiliationsPrimary:
Independent (1984–1986, 1994–1995)
Fox (1986–1992)
Dark (1992–1994)
UPN (1995–2006)
Secondary:
The WB (1995–1999)
Transmitter power1,000 kW
Height367 m (1,204 ft)
Facility ID361
Transmitter coordinates44°21′30″N 87°58′48″W / 44.35833°N 87.98000°W
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile
CDBS
WebsiteWACY.com

History

Early history and troubles

The station first signed on the air on March 7, 1984 as WXGZ-TV, and was the first television station licensed to and based out of Appleton; it was originally owned by Appleton Midwestern Television. The Appleton Post-Crescent reported on January 31 that the station began operations by testing its signal, although it formally began programming on March 7. WXGZ originally operated as an independent station during its first three years, showing off-network sitcoms and other syndicated programming. On October 6, 1986, under the "Super 32" moniker, WXGZ became a charter affiliate of the Fox network. The station continued to essentially program itself under the regulations of an independent station as the network's only program at the time was the late night talk program The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers; primetime programming followed in 1987. After joining Fox, WXGZ became the first station in the Green Bay/Appleton television market to begin broadcasting in stereo.

A noted local personality on WXGZ was "Oscor the Clown" (played by Wayne Lowney), who served as the mascot of the WXGZ children's lineup and hosted a Sunday morning program starting in 1986 called Oscor's Place,[1] a show whose major sponsor was Chuck E. Cheese's predecessor brand, ShowBiz Pizza Place. Outside of Fox programming, WXGZ was noteworthy for airing the successful first-run syndicated programs Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Arsenio Hall Show.

By November 1991, Appleton Midwestern Television ran into financial problems and declared bankruptcy. After an unsuccessful search for a new buyer for the station or more financing, WXGZ was forced to sign-off permanently on the night of February 14, 1992, ending its eight-year history with a half-hour retrospective featuring on-air and behind-the-scenes footage at the station. WXGZ staff announcer Ed Myers and general manager Roy Smith said the last of the station's goodbyes, after which WXGZ closed operations. The next morning, fellow independent station WGBA-TV (channel 26) became the market's new Fox affiliate, and acquired some of WXGZ's syndicated programming inventory (including Arsenio and Star Trek: The Next Generation).

After WXGZ's shut down, the station's license was left in the hands of a holding company from March to August 1992, at which point it was bought by Ace TV Incorporated. Channel 32 remained off-the-air for two years with occasional word that the station intended to begin broadcasting again "in the near future."

Revival as WACY-TV

WXGZ's license to operate was put back into use in June 1994. License holder Ace TV, Inc. put WXGZ back on the air with the help of WGBA and its then-owner Aries Telecommunications, who arranged to put WACY on solid financial footing through the entrance of a local marketing agreement with Ace TV, allowing WGBA to operate and program WXGZ through its studios and sell advertising time for the station.

At the outset, programming on WXGZ (whose logo was an ace of spades as a nod to its owner) consisted of second-run airings of off-network reruns (including such series as Gunsmoke, St. Elsewhere and Newhart), along with select airings of Milwaukee Brewers baseball and Milwaukee Bucks basketball games (which WGBA previously aired but no longer had room to run due to its own commitments with Fox). By the fall of 1994, first-run syndicated programming would be included on WXGZ's schedule, including Family Feud and programming from the Prime Time Entertainment Network syndication service. On January 16, 1995, WXGZ became a charter affiliate of the United Paramount Network (UPN). The station also maintained a secondary affiliation with The WB for the network's first four years before WIWB (channel 14, now WCWF) became the Green Bay market's WB affiliate in June 1999.

By August 1995, the station – which would change its call sign that month to WACY-TV – benefited from WGBA's affiliation switch to NBC (due to WLUK-TV, channel 11, joining Fox). With WGBA now committed to NBC and its programming lineup, programs that WGBA no longer had room to broadcast were moved over to WACY, including some syndicated programming (most notably reruns of The Simpsons) and daytime children's programming. With this move, WACY adopted the "WACkY 32" branding for its kids' lineup (running roughly 6-11 a.m. and 1-5 p.m.), which over the years would include Garfield and Friends, Scooby-Doo, Dennis the Menace, Pokémon, Sailor Moon and Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog; programs from the UPN Kids and The Disney Afternoon blocks (as well as from Kids' WB as the Green Bay television market did not have a full-time WB affiliate); and educational and informational-compliant programs like The New Zoo Revue. The live character "Cuddles the Clown" provided host continuity for "WACkY 32" programming. The station's children's lineup would dwindle over the years, thanks in part to increased cable competition from cable channels such as Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon and the decreased financial justification of airing a more-than-necessary amount of children's programming, although it would continue to air UPN's Disney's One Too until the network discontinued its daily children's block in 2003. After that, WACY would rely on general syndicated entertainment and infomercials for its daytime lineup.

One of WACY's most durable programs was called Who, What, When, Where, a show hosted by Oshkosh public-access television personalities Jim C. Hoffman and Dan Davies. Who, What, When, Where featured various interviews, advertisements (notably Ron and Lloyd's supermarket and WNAM radio), and entertainment sketches performed by Davies. The show would be rechristened N.E.W. Now (for "North East Wisconsin") in early 1997, its last year on the air. Later local shows on WACY included the legal affairs show It's the Law, produced by Hoffman and hosted by Oshkosh attorney George W. Curtis, and the Sunday morning polka music show Polka, Polka, Polka, which originated from a Manitowoc supper club/dance hall (Polka, Polka, Polka now airs on WCWF).

In 2004, Milwaukee-based Journal Communications (owner of that city's WTMJ-TV), purchased WGBA from Aries Telecommunications for $43.25 million. As part of the deal, Journal would take over the local marketing agreement with WACY, as well as acquire the option to purchase channel 32 from Ace TV if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ever relaxed or waived its media ownership rules to allow the purchase.[2]

MyNetworkTV affiliation

WACY-WGBA
The studios of WACY-TV and WGBA-TV in 2007

On February 22, 2006, News Corporation announced the launch of a new "sixth" network called MyNetworkTV, which would be operated by Fox Television Stations and its syndication division Twentieth Television. MyNetworkTV was created to compete against another upstart network that would launch at the same time that September, The CW (an amalgamated network that was originally consisted primarily of UPN and The WB's higher-rated programs) as well as to give UPN and WB stations that were not mentioned as becoming CW affiliates another option besides converting to independent stations.[3][4] WACY reached a turning point with the pending loss of UPN programming, as a result of the shutdown of the network and The CW's launch. The CW chose WIWB as its Green Bay affiliate, as that station's then-owner ACME Communications had a deep relationship with WB management (ACME's founder Jamie Kellner was a former president of The WB). On March 22, 2006, WACY announced that it would affiliate with MyNetworkTV.[5]

After the 2005-06 television season ended, WACY began distancing itself from UPN, reducing its carriage of the network's programming on Monday through Thursdays to only one hour per night during the summer of 2006, with infomercials filling the dropped second hour. WACY severed ties with UPN completely on September 4 (the night prior to MyNetworkTV's debut), leaving WIWB to air the balance of UPN programming as a transitional secondary affiliation alongside its WB shows (including weekend airings of Veronica Mars and WWE Friday Night SmackDown).

After affiliating with MyNetworkTV, WACY adopted a new branding in late-July 2006, becoming "My New 32"—with "New" referring to both the "new" network, and as an abbreviation of "Northeast Wisconsin"—and in the process downplaying the WACY call sign (aside from official station identification) and abandoning the ace of spades logo that the station used in some form since its return to the air in 1994.

As far back as the latter years of WACY's UPN affiliation, the station aired a weekly high school football game featuring local schools on Friday nights in the fall (billed as Friday Night Thunder), with select University of Wisconsin–Green Bay men's and women's basketball games added in 2007. All sports broadcasts on WACY featured WGBA's sports anchors, while visual presentation depended on the in-house camera system from the arena where the game was played instead of station-owned cameras. The broadcasts of high school games were discontinued in 2008, in part due to the addition of SmackDown to MyNetworkTV's Friday night lineup and also due to a lean financial period for the stations during the Great Recession, at a time when WGBA's news and sports staff were cut back due to budget concerns, WTMJ began to take control of several of WGBA's newscasts, and infomercials occupied portions of WACY's programming schedule. Sports broadcasts would return to WACY in August 2011 under the N.E.W. Sports Showdown banner, featuring both high school sports as well as St. Norbert College athletics (added in 2011)[6][7] and Wisconsin Timber Rattlers baseball (added in the spring of 2013).[8]

A late-night feature that aired on WACY's weekend lineup was the movie program Ned the Dead. Hosted by the ghoulish "Ned" (played by local actor and radio personality Steve Brenzel), the show – which began on WLUK-TV in the 1980s as Ned the Dead's Chiller Theater before eventually moving to WACY – featured presentations of B-movies (mainly sci-fi or horror features from the 1950s), with "Ned" providing wraparound segments of comic relief. Over the years, Ned would move toward airings of low-budget color films and additional segments of Ned and his colorful troupe of sidekicks.[9] Though Ned the Dead would move around WACY's schedule during its time on the station, the show aired mainly at 11:00 p.m. on Saturdays and was sponsored by the Van Vredee's chain of local furniture/appliance stores (Brenzel serves as the stores' spokesperson). Ned the Dead ended its WACY run on December 12, 2010.[10]

2012 full purchase of station by Journal

In May 2012, Journal Communications commenced on a plan to purchase WACY from Ace TV, Inc. for $4.65 million.[11] Although Journal obtained the option to purchase WACY when it bought WGBA in the mid-2000s, it could not proceed with a purchase of WACY due to FCC duopoly limits placed on markets such as Green Bay/Appleton, which has fewer than eight independently owned full-power television stations. In paperwork filed with the FCC on May 3, 2012, Journal included a "failing station waiver" that would allow it to purchase WACY and keep it on the air, an avenue that LIN TV Corporation used in purchasing Green Bay's WCWF in 2011 and creating a duopoly with WLUK-TV.[12] As the petitioner, Journal needed to prove in its waiver request that WACY was in an economically non-viable position (reasoning that LIN also cited in its purchase of WCWF).[13]

The FCC would approve Journal's request of WACY's license transfer on September 4, 2012, specifically citing two points Journal had included in its request: The financial and operational status of WACY before the grandfathered LMA commenced in 1994 (and which Journal inherited when it bought WGBA in 2004), and WGBA's ability to "produce and broadcast [on WACY] programming that furthers the public interest," programming that WACY would otherwise not have been able to produce. Also cited was channel 32's bankruptcy as WXGZ.[14][15] On October 23, the deal was consummated.[16][17] It was the third station that Journal acquired through a failed station waiver, after KNIN-TV in Boise and KWBA in Tucson.

Summer 2013 Time Warner Cable carriage dispute

After several renewals of negotiations from the original June 30, 2013 expired agreement, and the invocation of the sweeps rule disallowing cable providers from pulling the main signal of a carried station during local sweeps periods (which includes July),[18] the main signals of WGBA and WACY were pulled off Time Warner Cable systems in the market at midnight on July 25, 2013.[19] The Me-TV subchannel had been pulled earlier on July 10 as those were not under the same protection under the sweeps rule.[20] WTMJ was also affected in the Milwaukee market, along with other Journal stations in Omaha and Palm Springs, California.

A class action lawsuit was also filed by viewers against Time Warner Cable on August 8 under grounds of breach of contract.[21] Journal Broadcast Group has also made claims via its website detailing their version of the carriage dispute that Time Warner was distracted due to the other dispute involving CBS Corporation's Television Stations group and its Showtime Networks premium channel suites.[22]

As of August 15, WGBA and WACY's channel slots on Time Warner Cable were replaced with a simulcast of GSN. Journal Broadcast Group also asked state authorities to intervene in their dispute with Time Warner Cable.[23]

Journal and Time Warner Cable came to an agreement for carriage on September 20, 2013 to last at least through the 2016 Summer Olympics, returning WGBA and WACY to their lineups as of 7 p.m. that evening. However, Journal ceded that the analog and cable-ready positions were less important than carriage in the high definition tier, so while WGBA's high definition signal remained on channel 1007, their standard definition signal was moved to channel 13, WACY's former SD slot, with WACY moving to channel 83 in standard definition. High definition coverage for WACY on Time Warner came at the start of 2014 on HD channel 1013.[24]

Sale to the E. W. Scripps Company

On July 30, 2014, the E. W. Scripps Company announced that it would acquire Journal Communications in an all-stock transaction. The combined firm would retain their broadcast properties, including WTMJ-TV and its radio siblings, with the print assets being spun off as Journal Media Group.[25] The deal was approved by the FCC on December 12, 2014,[26] with shareholders of the two companies approving it on March 11, 2015;[27] the merger/spin-off between Journal and Scripps formally closed on April 1.

E.W. Scripps and Time Warner Cable announced a new multi-year carriage agreement on February 1, 2016 that includes WGBA and WACY, along with WACY's new subchannels also coming to Time Warner in addition to those of WGBA.[28]

Digital television

Digital channels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[29][30]
32.1 720p 16:9 WACY-HD Main WACY-TV programming / MyNetworkTV
32.2 480i 4:3 GRIT TV Grit
32.3 Escape Escape

WACY transmitted one digital subchannel, main channel 32.1, until August 12, 2015; on that date, the station added subchannels affiliated with Grit and Escape, a move that was part of an affiliation deal Scripps announced with the networks' owner, Katz Broadcasting, the previous May (as of October 2017, Scripps now owns Katz as a subsidiary company).[31]

Analog-to-digital conversion

WACY-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 32, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 27.[32] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 32.

One week after the transition, Journal chose to suffix all of their owned television stations with the "-TV" suffix as part of the FCC's one-time allowance during the transition to allow stations to suffix either "-TV" or "-DT" to their call signs if not previously included on their permanent digital channel; this included WACY despite its separate ownership by ACE TV at the time, which became WACY-TV in FCC correspondence and on-air station identifications on June 17, 2009.

Programming

In addition to the MyNetworkTV schedule, syndicated programming on WACY-TV includes The Simpsons, Cops, Two and a Half Men and The Real among others.

Locally-produced programming includes the cooking show Mad Dog & Merril's Midwest Grillin (Mad Dog and Merril are longtime Northeast Wisconsin-based cooking experts). The station also airs local high school and college sports, under the umbrella title of N.E.W. Sports Showdown. The same title is also used for a broad schedule of professional minor league sports carried by the station, including the United States Hockey League's Green Bay Gamblers. Beginning with the 2017–18 NBA G League season, the station also broadcasts NBA G League games involving the Oshkosh-based Wisconsin Herd, which is owned by the Milwaukee Bucks and affiliates with that team.

Until 2016 when WCWF acquired local rights to the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association state basketball and hockey championships, it carried those tournaments for the Green Bay market. Unique for an English-language station, it also simulcasts Spanish-language coverage of preseason Green Bay Packers football produced by Milwaukee Telemundo affiliate WYTU-LD for the convenience of over-the-air viewers; both WACY and WYTU-LD have availability on local cable systems. In August 2016, WACY instead carried the English production of two Packers games from the team's network locally, due to WGBA being unable to due to must-carry commitments to the 2016 Summer Olympics from NBC.

References

  1. ^ http://www.duluthsuperior.com/mld/duluthsuperior/news/politics/14932569.htm
  2. ^ "Journal Communications' Broadcast Group Completes Acquisition of Green Bay Television Station," press release from Journal Communications, 10/7/2004 (via The Free Library)
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  6. ^ http://www.upn32.com/NEWSportsShowdown/tabid/7387/Default.aspx
  7. ^ "WACY to televise 20 St. Norbert sports events," from the archives of Green Bay Press-Gazette, 6/4/2011
  8. ^ "Timber Rattlers Announce 2013 TV Broadcast Schedule," press release from Wisconsin Timber Rattlers via OurSportsCentral, 2/18/2013
  9. ^ "Green Bay fixture Ned the Dead likes show's makeover," from Green Bay Press-Gazette archives
  10. ^ Warren, Gerds (December 14, 2010). "Warren Gerds column: Teen show will get a Packers presence". Green Bay Press-Gazette. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
  11. ^ "Asset Purchase Agreement". FCC.
  12. ^ "FCC File# BALCDT - 20120503AEN, Application for Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License". Federal Communications Commission. May 3, 2012.
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  16. ^ "Application Search Details". Federal Communications Commission. October 24, 2012.
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External links

Channel 27 digital TV stations in the United States

The following television stations broadcast on digital channel 27 in the United States:

K27AI-D in Ninilchik, etc., Alaska

K27BZ-D in Wellington, Texas

K27CD-D in Boulder, Montana

K27CL-D in Coos Bay/North Bend, Oregon

K27CS-D in Montpelier, Idaho

K27DA-D in Big Sandy Valley, Arizona

K27DO-D in Bend, etc., Oregon

K27DX-D in McCall, Idaho

K27EC-D in Lake Havasu City, Arizona

K27EE-D in Ukiah, California

K27EJ-D in Colorado City, Arizona

K27FI-D in Frost, Minnesota

K27GB-D in Beryl/Modena/New Castle, Utah

K27GC-D in Heber/Midway, Utah

K27GD-D in Park City, Utah

K27GL-D in Hobbs, New Mexico

K27GM-D in Preston, Idaho

K27GN-D in Myton, Utah

K27HJ-D in Pierre, South Dakota

K27HM-D in Quanah, Texas

K27HP-D in Alamogordo, New Mexico

K27HR-D in Manti & Ephraim, Utah

K27ID-D in Tropic & Cannonville, Utah

K27IG-D in Cortez, etc., Colorado

K27IH-D in Holyoke, Colorado

K27IM in Billings, Montana

K27IN-D in Malad City, Idaho

K27IS-D in Emery, Utah

K27IT-D in Escalante, Utah

K27IX-D in Loa, etc., Utah

K27IY-D in Leamington, Utah

K27IZ-D in Coalville, Utah

K27JA-D in Henefer & Echo, Utah

K27JB-D in Samak, Utah

K27JJ-D in Forbes/Jasper Cty, Texas

K27JK-D in Glendale, Nevada

K27JO-D in Strong City, Oklahoma

K27JP-D in Little Rock, Arkansas

K27JQ-D in Wolf Point, Montana

K27JT-D in Fillmore, etc., Utah

K27JU-D in Scipio/Holden, Utah

K27JV-D in Kanab, Utah

K27JW-D in Joplin, Montana

K27JY-D in London Springs, Oregon

K27JZ-D in Round Mountain, Nevada

K27KA-D in Parlin, Colorado

K27KB-D in Caineville, Utah

K27KC-D in Ferron, Utah

K27KD-D in Hatch, Utah

K27KE-D in Huntington, Utah

K27KG-D in Columbia, etc., Utah

K27KH-D in Orderville, Utah

K27KN-D in Alexandria, Minnesota

K27KP-D in Driggs, Idaho

K27KQ-D in Hanksville, Utah

K27KR-D in Fishlake Resort, Utah

K27KS-D in Globe/Miami, Arizona

K27KU-D in Circleville, Utah

K27KV-D in Evanston, Wyoming

K27KW-D in Gold Hill, etc., Oregon

K27KX-D in Las Animas, Colorado

K27LF-D in San Antonio, Texas

K27LK-D in Gateview, Colorado

K27LL-D in Big Falls, Minnesota

K27LO-D in Emigrant, Montana

K27LT-D in Baker, Montana

K27LU-D in Stephenville, Texas

K27MA-D in Boulder, Colorado

K27MM-D in Tendoy/Leadore, Idaho

K27MQ-D in St. George, Utah

K27MT-D in Romeo, Colorado

K27MW-D in Soda Springs, Idaho

K27MY-D in Altus, Oklahoma

K27ND-D in Aztec, New Mexico

K30GC-D in Rural Beaver, etc., Utah

K40MV-D in Susanville, etc., California

K46AI-D in Durant, Oklahoma

K46KE-D in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho

KAAH-TV in Honolulu, Hawaii

KAMC in Lubbock, Texas

KAOB-LD in Beaumont, Texas

KASA-TV in Santa Fe, New Mexico

KBAX-LD in Twin Falls, Idaho

KBKI-LD in Boise, Idaho

KBTC-TV in Tacoma, Washington

KBTV-CD in Sacramento, California

KBTV-TV in Port Arthur, Texas

KBVO in Llano, Texas

KCPM in Grand Forks, North Dakota

KCWV in Duluth, Minnesota

KDJB-LD in Hondo, Texas

KDKJ-LD in Tyler, Texas

KEBK-LP in Bakersfield, California

KETF-CD in Laredo, Texas

KEYT-TV in Santa Barbara, California

KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

KFTA-TV in Fort Smith, Arkansas

KFXA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

KGHB-CD in Pueblo, etc., Colorado

KGJT-CD in Grand Junction, Colorado

KHGI-CD in North Platte, Nebraska

KHGI-LD in O'Neil, Nebraska

KHTV-CD in Los Angeles, California

KJKZ-LP in Fresno, California

KJNB-LD in Jonesboro, Arkansas

KLWY in Cheyenne, Wyoming

KNYS-LD in Natchitoches, Louisiana

KODF-LD in Britton, Texas

KORO in Corpus Christi, Texas

KRPV-DT in Roswell, New Mexico

KRWF in Redwood Falls, Minnesota

KSKC-CD in Pablo/Ronan, Montana

KSLM-LD in Dallas, Oregon

KSNT in Topeka, Kansas

KTSF in San Francisco, California

KTVE in El Dorado, Arkansas

KTVW-CD in Flagstaff/Doney Park, Arizona

KULG-LD in Springfield, Missouri

KVEW in Kennewick, Washington

KWYF-LD in Casper, Wyoming

KYMB-LD in Monterey, California

W18CJ in Quincy, Illinois

W27AU-D in Wausau, Wisconsin

W27DG-D in Millersburg, Ohio

W43CH-D in Belvidere, New Jersey

W48CK-D in Sterling, Illinois

WACY-TV in Appleton, Wisconsin

WAGA-TV in Atlanta, Georgia

WAIQ in Montgomery, Alabama

WAPA-TV in San Juan, Puerto Rico

WBKH-LD in Port Charlotte, Florida

WBUN-LP in Birmingham, Alabama

WCBI-TV in Columbus, Mississippi

WCCB in Charlotte, North Carolina

WCIU-TV in Chicago, Illinois

WDYH-LD in Augusta, Georgia

WEKA-LD in Canton, Ohio

WETA-TV in Washington, D.C.

WFXV in Utica, New York

WGTW-TV in Burlington, New Jersey

WHJC-LP in Williamson, West Virginia

WHVL-LD in State College, etc., Pennsylvania

WHWC-TV in Menomonie, Wisconsin

WIPX-TV in Bloomington, Indiana

WKPT-TV in Kingsport, Tennessee

WKRG-TV in Mobile, Alabama

WKRN-TV in Nashville, Tennessee

WLFL in Raleigh, North Carolina

WLJT-DT in Lexington, Tennessee

WLNM-LD in Lansing, Michigan

WOUB-TV in Athens, Ohio

WPCW in Johnstown, Pennsylvania

WRDQ in Orlando, Florida

WSOT-LD in Marion, Indiana

WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

WTBY-TV in Poughkeepsie, New York

WTNB-CD in Cleveland, Tennessee

WTXL-TV in Tallahassee, Florida

WUDI-LD in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

WUNI in Marlborough, Massachusetts

WUNW in Canton, North Carolina

WXEL-TV in West Palm Beach, FloridaThe following stations, which are no longer licensed, formerly broadcast on digital channel 27:

K27MG-D in Columbia, Missouri

WPCP-CD in New Castle, Pennsylvania

Channel 32 virtual TV stations in the United States

The following television stations operate on virtual channel 32 in the United States:

K04RA-D in Clarksville, Arkansas

K15IX-D in Rainier, Oregon

K18DR-D in Cortez, etc., Colorado

K21KE-D in Canyonville, Oregon

K31GN-D in La Grande, Oregon

K32DR-D in Granite Falls, Minnesota

K32EB-D in Alexandria, Minnesota

K32EL-D in Shoshoni, Wyoming

K32JE-D in Quincy, Washington

K32JG-D in Rapid City, South Dakota

K32JJ-D in Rolla, Missouri

K32JK-D in Boise, Idaho

K32JM-D in Twin Falls, Idaho

K32JQ-D in Manhattan, Kansas

K32JT-D in Farmington, New Mexico

K32JU-D in Tampico, etc., Montana

K32JW-D in Fillmore, etc., Utah

K32KB-D in Anchorage, Alaska

K32KP-D in Black Butte Ranch, Oregon

K32KT-D in Wichita Falls, Texas

K32LO-D in Prescott, Arizona

KAJS-LD in Lincoln, Nebraska

KAZQ in Albuquerque, New Mexico

KBFD-DT in Honolulu, Hawaii

KBIN-TV in Council Bluffs, Iowa

KCLG-LD in Neosho, Missouri

KDYS-LD in Spokane, Washington

KEHO-LD in Houston, Texas

KFAW-LD in Midland, Texas

KJEO-LD in Fresno, California

KJTV-CD in Wolfforth, Texas

KMTP-TV in San Francisco, California

KRCW-LP in Portland, Oregon

KRCW-TV in Salem, Oregon

KRIN in Waterloo, Iowa

KSBT-LD in Santa Barbara, California

KTAB-TV in Abilene, Texas

KTFV-CD in McAllen, Texas

KUTH-DT in Provo, Utah

KXKW-LD in Lafayette, Louisiana

W32DH-D in Erie, Pennsylvania

W32DJ-D in Melbourne, Florida

W32DU-D in La Grange, Georgia

W32DV-D in Arroyo, Puerto Rico

WACY-TV in Appleton, Wisconsin

WANN-CD in Atlanta, Georgia

WCSN-LD in Columbus, Ohio

WELU in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

WFLD in Chicago, Illinois

WFQX-TV in Cadillac, Michigan

WGTA in Toccoa, Georgia

WHDN-CD in Naples, Florida

WHDS-LD in Savannah, Georgia

WHUT-TV in Washington, D.C.

WLAE-TV in New Orleans, Louisiana

WLKY in Louisville, Kentucky

WMBF-TV in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

WMOR-TV in Lakeland, Florida

WNAL-LD in Scottsboro, Alabama

WNCF in Montgomery, Alabama

WNYX-LD in New York, New York

WTCV in San Juan, Puerto Rico

WUEA-LD in Lafayette, Indiana

WXNY-LD in New York, New YorkThe following station, which is no longer licensed, formerly operated on virtual channel 32:

KYWF-LD in Wichita Falls, Texas

E. W. Scripps Company

The E. W. Scripps Company is an American broadcasting company founded in 1878 as a chain of daily newspapers by Edward Willis "E. W." Scripps. It was also formerly a media conglomerate. The company is headquartered inside the Scripps Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Its corporate motto is "Give light and the people will find their own way."

Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) North division. It is the third-oldest franchise in the NFL, dating back to 1919, and is the only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team based in the United States. Home games have been played at Lambeau Field since 1957.

The Packers are the last of the "small town teams" which were common in the NFL during the league's early days of the 1920s and '30s. Founded in 1919 by Earl "Curly" Lambeau and George Whitney Calhoun, the franchise traces its lineage to other semi-professional teams in Green Bay dating back to 1896. Between 1919 and 1920, the Packers competed against other semi-pro clubs from around Wisconsin and the Midwest, before joining the American Professional Football Association (APFA), the forerunner of today's NFL, in 1921. Although Green Bay is by far the smallest major league professional sports market in North America, Forbes ranked the Packers as the world's 26th most valuable sports franchise in 2016, with a value of $2.35 billion.The Packers have won 13 league championships, the most in NFL history, with nine pre–Super Bowl NFL titles and four Super Bowl victories. The Packers won the first two Super Bowls in 1967 and 1968 and were the only NFL team to defeat the American Football League (AFL) prior to the AFL–NFL merger. The Vince Lombardi Trophy is named after the Packers' coach of the same name, who guided them to their first two Super Bowls. Their two subsequent Super Bowl wins came in 1996 and 2010.The Packers are long-standing adversaries of the Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, and Detroit Lions, who today comprise the NFL's NFC North division, and were formerly members of the NFC Central Division. They have played over 100 games against each of those teams through history, and have a winning overall record against all of them, a distinction only shared with the Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys. The Bears–Packers rivalry is one of the oldest in NFL history, dating back to 1921.

Grit (TV network)

Grit is an American digital multicast television network that is owned by Katz Broadcasting. The network features classic TV series and feature films targeted at men between the ages of 25 and 55 years old.

The network is available in many media markets via the digital subchannels of broadcast television stations and on the digital tiers of select cable providers through a local affiliate of the network.

Originally, Katz sold the network to affiliated TV stations via ad split but by October 2015 had moved to paying carriage fees in exchange for distributing the network's ad inventory.1 Grit used direct response advertising as a meter of viewers before switching to Nielsen rating C-3.3 It is available on Dish Network channel 217.

Journal Media Group

Journal Media Group (formerly Journal Communications) was a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based newspaper publishing company. The company's roots were first established in 1882 as the owner of its namesake, the Milwaukee Journal, and expanded into broadcasting with the establishment of WTMJ radio and WTMJ-TV, and the acquisition of other television and radio stations.

On April 1, 2015, the E. W. Scripps Company acquired Journal Communications, and spun out the publishing operations of both Scripps and Journal into a new company known as Journal Media Group. It is led by Timothy E. Stautberg—the former head of Scripps' newspaper business, joined by previous Journal CEO Stephen J. Smith as a chairman. In 2016, Journal Media Group was acquired by Gannett.

List of Escape (TV network) affiliates

This is a list of current Escape affiliates, arranged by U.S. state. There are links to and articles on each of the stations, describing their local programming, hosts and technical information, such as broadcast frequencies. In most markets, Escape operates on a digital subchannel of the main station listed. In some markets, it operates on an LPTV or Class A station.

List of MyNetworkTV affiliates

The following is a list of affiliates of MyNetworkTV, a former network which is now defined as a programming service.

List of United States television markets

This is a list of television media markets in the United States, with a total of 110,244,650 households. Network owned-and-operated stations are highlighted in bold.

List of television stations in Wisconsin

This is a list of broadcast television stations serving cities in the U.S. state of Wisconsin.

List of television stations in the United States by call sign (initial letter W)

This is a list of full-power television stations in the United States having call signs beginning with the letter W. Low-power TV stations, those with designations such as WAOH-LP or W16CE, have not been included in this list.

See also the list of TV stations beginning with K and the list of TV stations beginning with X.

WCWF

WCWF, virtual channel 14 (UHF digital channel 21), is a CW-affiliated television station serving Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States that is licensed to Suring. The station is owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, as part of a duopoly with Green Bay-licensed Fox affiliate WLUK-TV (channel 11). The two stations share studios on Lombardi Avenue (US 41) on the line between Green Bay and Ashwaubenon, next to the Resch Center; WCWF's transmitter is located in Glenmore, Wisconsin.

On cable, the station is available in standard definition on channel 10 on most cable systems in the market (though legacy Charter systems vary on cable positions), and channel 14 on AT&T U-verse, and in high definition on Spectrum channel 1010 and AT&T U-verse channel 1014.

WFRV-TV

WFRV-TV, virtual channel 5 (UHF digital channel 39), is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States. The station is owned by the Nexstar Media Group. WFRV's studios are located on East Mason Street in the City of Green Bay, and its transmitter is located north of Morrison. On cable, WFRV is available on Charter Spectrum channel 6 and in high definition on digital channel 1006.

WFRV also operates semi-satellite WJMN-TV (virtual channel 3, UHF digital channel 48), which is licensed to Escanaba, Michigan and covers the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. WFRV/WJMN's master control and all internal operations for both stations originate from WFRV's Green Bay facilities; WJMN does maintain studios, sales offices and engineering operations in Marquette.

WGBA-TV

WGBA-TV, virtual channel 26 (UHF digital channel 14), is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States. The station is owned by the E. W. Scripps Company, as part of a duopoly with Appleton-licensed MyNetworkTV affiliate WACY-TV (channel 32). The two stations share studios on North Road alongside the WIS 172 freeway in Ashwaubenon (with a Green Bay postal address); WGBA's transmitter is located in the unincorporated community of Shirley, east of De Pere.

On cable, the station is available on channel 13 on Charter Spectrum (channel 8 on Charter's legacy Fond du Lac system]), channel 7 on CenturyLink and Comcast Xfinity in Manitowoc, either channel 7 or channel 10 in most outlying areas of the market, and channel 26 on AT&T U-verse.

WJBE (AM)

WJBE (99.7 FM/1040 AM) is an American commercial radio station located in Knoxville, Tennessee, serving the Knoxville Metropolitan Area with an urban contemporary format. WJBE is owned by Joseph Armstrong, through broadcast licensee Arm & Rage, LLC. This station is unrelated to the Knoxville-based WJBE owned by entertainer James Brown from 1968 through 1979.

WJBE operates on the clear-channel frequency of 1040 AM, but is not considered a clear-channel station because it is a Class D daytime-only station. WHO in Des Moines, Iowa is the dominant Class A station, also known as a clear-channel station.

WLUK-TV

WLUK-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 11, is a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States. The station is owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, as part of a duopoly with Suring-licensed CW affiliate WCWF (channel 14). The two stations share studios on Lombardi Avenue (US 41) on the line between Green Bay and Ashwaubenon, next to the Resch Center; WLUK's transmitter is located on Scray's Hill in Ledgeview. On cable, WLUK is available on Charter Spectrum channel 12.

Until July 11, 2018, the station's signal was relayed in Upper Michigan on digital translator W40AN-D (channel 40), licensed to Escanaba, Michigan and transmitting from a tower in Wells Township.

WTMJ-TV

WTMJ-TV, virtual channel 4 (UHF digital channel 28), is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. The station is owned by the E. W. Scripps Company. WTMJ-TV's studios are located on Capitol Drive (Wisconsin Highway 190) in Milwaukee (an Art Deco facility that is known as "Radio City", in tribute to the New York complex of the same name), and its transmitter is located approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) north of downtown Milwaukee.

From its inception until October 31, 2018, WTMJ-TV was a sister station to WTMJ radio (620 AM) and WKTI (94.5 FM). The radio stations are now owned by Good Karma Brands, but continue to share studios and internal operations (including web hosting) with Scripps and WTMJ-TV; Good Karma's WAUK (540) will eventually move to Radio City itself and operate under a lease agreement with Scripps.

WVTV-DT2

WVTV-DT2, virtual channel 24 (UHF and physical digital channel 18), is a MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station licensed to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, which formerly held the call letters WCGV-TV as a separately-licensed full-power station. WVTV-DT2 is owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, and operates as a second digital subchannel of CW affiliate WVTV (channel 18), which began to host it as of January 8, 2018 after Sinclair sold the former WCGV spectrum in the 2016 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) incentive auction. WVTV-DT2 continues to utilize the separate branding of "My 24" from when it was a separate full-power station, along with its channel 24 designation.

WVTV-DT2's parent station maintains studio facilities on Calumet Road in the Park Place office park near the I-41/U.S. 45 interchange on Milwaukee's northwest side; its transmitter is located on North Humboldt Boulevard in Milwaukee's Estabrook Park neighborhood as part of the Milwaukee PBS tower.

WYTU-LD

WYTU-LD, virtual channel 63 (UHF digital channel 17), is a Telemundo-affiliated television station licensed to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. Owned by Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting, it is a sister station to CBS affiliate WDJT-TV (channel 58), MeTV owned-and-operated station WBME-CD (channel 41) and Racine-licensed independent station WMLW-TV (channel 49). All four stations share studios on South 60th Street in Milwaukee (near West Allis); WYTU's transmitter is located in Milwaukee's Lincoln Park (next to the transmitter belonging to ABC affiliate WISN-TV, channel 12).

Even though WYTU has a digital signal of its own, the low-powered broadcasting radius does not reach all of southeastern Wisconsin. Therefore, the station can also be seen through a 16:9 widescreen standard definition simulcast on WDJT's fourth digital subchannel in order to reach the entire market. This relay signal can be seen on UHF channel 46.4 (or virtual channel 58.4 via PSIP) from the same Lincoln Park transmitter facility. WYTU is also relayed on WMYS-LD (digital channel 69.2) in South Bend, Indiana and WFBN-LD (channel 35) in Rockford, Illinois.

The station airs all of Telemundo's schedule along with Spanish-language coverage of Sunday afternoon Milwaukee Brewers baseball home games, using camera positions shared with Fox Sports Wisconsin. WYTU is also available via Spectrum's systems throughout their entire state service area as far west as La Crosse and as far north as Wausau, making for a rare example of an intra-region superstation in the digital age.

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