WDCA, virtual channel 20 (UHF digital channel 36), branded on-air as Fox 5 Plus, is a MyNetworkTV owned-and-operated television station licensed to the American capital city of Washington, District of Columbia. The station is owned by the Fox Television Stations subsidiary of Fox Corporation, as part of a duopoly with Fox owned-and-operated station WTTG (channel 5). The two stations share studios, offices and transmitter facilities on Wisconsin Avenue in the Friendship Heights neighborhood in the northwest quadrant of Washington.
|Branding||Fox 5 Plus|
|Channels||Digital: 36 (UHF)|
(shared with WTTG)
Virtual: 20 (PSIP)
|Owner||Fox Television Stations, LLC|
|First air date||April 20, 1966|
|Call letters' meaning||Washington, District of ColumbiA|
(DCA is also the airport code for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport)
|Former channel number(s)|
|Transmitter power||1000 kW|
|Height||227 m (745 ft)|
|Transmitter coordinates||Coordinates: |
|Public license information||Profile|
WDCA-TV signed on as an independent station on April 20, 1966; it was originally owned by the Capitol Broadcasting Corporation. Channel 20 was Washington's third independent station, nearly 20 years younger than its future sister station WTTG, which had been founded as a DuMont affiliate, and after WOOK, the nation's first African American-oriented television station. Veteran Washington broadcaster Milton Grant, who previously worked at WTTG, was president of Capitol Broadcasting, and also served as WDCA's founding general manager. Grant would sell channel 20 three years later in 1969 to the Superior Tube Company, although he would stay on as WDCA's general manager for the next decade.
In 1979, Superior Tube sold WDCA to Cincinnati-based Taft Broadcasting, but only after an earlier proposed sale to the Chicago-based Tribune Company fell through. In the 1970s and 1980s, WDCA's best-known personality was Dick Dyszel, who played Bozo the Clown, horror movie host "Count Gore de Vol", and kids show host "Captain 20", and also served as the station's main announcer. The station was also home to Petey Greene's Washington, an Emmy Award-winning show featuring the wit, wisdom and observations of Ralph "Petey" Greene, civil-rights activist and native Washingtonian.
Under Taft's stewardship, channel 20 became very profitable. As Taft upgraded the programming (much of which was distributed by new sister company Worldvision Enterprises, especially Hanna-Barbera cartoons), WDCA gained higher ratings but still trailed WTTG overall.
In 1976, WDCA became the first local television home of the Washington Capitals. The station began splitting coverage with cable channel Home Team Sports (now NBC Sports Washington) in 1984, an arrangement that continued until over-the-air games moved to WBDC (channel 50) in 1995. It was also the home of the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Wizards.
Channel 20 also became a regional superstation appearing on cable television systems up and down the East Coast. At its height, it was available on nearly every cable provider in Maryland and Virginia, and was carried as far south as Charlotte, North Carolina and as far north as Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. As early as 1987 – when it was displaced on Charlotte-area cable providers by upstart independent station WJZY (now a sister station to WDCA under Fox ownership) – WDCA began losing most of its out-of-market cable audience as more independent stations signed on in its former cable footprint. However, it is still available on several cable providers in Maryland and Virginia.
In February 1987, Taft sold WDCA and its other independent and Fox-affiliated stations to the Norfolk, Virginia-based TVX Broadcast Group. At the same time, the station dropped its longtime branding of "TV20" and became known as "DC20". The Taft purchase created a debt load for TVX and the sale of their smaller-market stations did not fully reduce the debt. In early 1989, TVX sold a minority interest in the company to Paramount Pictures. Two years later, in 1991, Paramount bought TVX's remaining shares and became full owner of the stations, which were renamed as the Paramount Stations Group and, as a result, WDCA changed its branding to "Paramount 20", like its Houston sister station KTXH. Viacom purchased the group as part of its acquisition of Paramount Pictures in 1993.
In 1994, Chris-Craft Industries and its broadcasting subsidiary, United Television, partnered with Viacom's newly acquired subsidiary Paramount Pictures to form the United Paramount Network (UPN). WDCA became the network's Washington area station when the network debuted on January 16, 1995. At the network's launch, WDCA was an affiliate of UPN as Chris-Craft had wholly owned the network at the time; the following year, Viacom (whose relationship to UPN was initially in the form of a programming partnership) bought a 50% ownership stake in UPN from Chris-Craft; this effectively turned channel 20 into a UPN owned-and-operated station through Viacom's part-ownership (Viacom later bought Chris-Craft's remaining 50% interest in UPN in 2000).
In summer 2001, Viacom traded WDCA to the News Corporation's Fox Television Stations unit (along with KTXH in Houston) in exchange for KBHK-TV in San Francisco, resulting in the creation of the first television duopoly in the Washington, D.C. market, which was made final on October 29, 2001. Fox merged the two stations' operations, with WDCA moving from its longtime studios in Bethesda, Maryland, into WTTG's facilities on Wisconsin Avenue NW in Washington's Friendship Heights neighborhood. WTTG was itself once related to Paramount Pictures – it was originally an O&O of the DuMont Television Network, which Paramount had owned in part.
On January 24, 2006, CBS Corporation and Time Warner announced that UPN and The WB would be shut down, to be replaced by a new network that would feature some of the higher-rated programs from both networks called The CW Television Network. WB affiliate WBDC (channel 50, now WDCW) was announced as Washington's CW station, due to its owner Tribune Broadcasting having signed a 10-year affiliation agreement for 16 of the company's 19 WB stations. The day after the announcement of The CW's formation (January 25, 2006), Fox removed all network references from the on-air branding of its UPN affiliates, and stopped promoting UPN programs altogether. WDCA accordingly changed its branding from "UPN 20" to "DCA 20", and altered its logo to replace UPN's logo with the "DCA" lettering.
The formation of MyNetworkTV, with WDCA and the other Fox-owned UPN stations as the nuclei, was announced on February 22, 2006, less than one month later. With the impending switch to MyNetworkTV, channel 20's on-air branding was changed to "My 20" beginning on May 5, 2006. Despite MyNetworkTV's announcement that its launch date would be September 5, 2006, UPN continued to broadcast on stations across the country until September 15, 2006. While some UPN affiliates that switched to MyNetworkTV aired the final two weeks of UPN programming outside its regular primetime period, WDCA and the rest of the network's Fox-owned affiliates dropped UPN's programming entirely on August 31, 2006.
WDCA shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 20, 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 continued to broadcast on its pre-transition UHF channel 35. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 20.
WDCA's digital signal had been very weak due to a problem with Washington, D.C. in constructing a new transmitter tower. However, around August 10, 2006, it was operating at full power and the signal became receivable in the suburbs.
In the second quarter 2013, WDCA became an initial affiliate of Movies!. In 2012, the station was a charter O&O of the Spanish-language network MundoFox, which officially launched on August 13 over its third subchannel. It left the network around August 2015 when a change in ownership in MundoFox saw Fox's interest in the network end and its renaming to MundoMax. Two months later the 20.3 subchannel became home to Heroes & Icons.
On April 4, 2017, the FCC announced that WDCA was a winner in the 2016-17 spectrum reallocation auction and in return receive $119 million for the frequency. WDCA ceased broadcasting its own signal over channel 35 on July 18, 2018, but continues over-the-air coverage by sharing WTTG's spectrum.
On April 17, 2017, Fox announced that WDCA would be re-branded as "Fox 5 Plus" on July 17, 2017 to provide better name recognition with and aligning it as an extension of its sister station WTTG. The channel continues to air its current lineup of MyNetworkTV (initially on a one-hour delay from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m., moved to 10:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m. on September 25) and syndicated programming, but has also introduced a new 8:00 p.m. primetime newscast produced by WTTG.
Syndicated programs currently on WDCA are Judge Judy, The Big Bang Theory, and The Dr. Oz Show, among others. WDCA was also the longtime Washington-market affiliate for Raycom Sports' coverage of Atlantic Coast Conference football and basketball.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|20.1||720p||16:9||WDCA||Main WDCA programming / MyNetworkTV|
|20.3||HEROES||Heroes & Icons|
In July 1995, WDCA experimented with a half-hour nightly 10:00 p.m. newscast called UPN 20 News at 10 to compete with future sister station WTTG's longer-running primetime newscast. The newscast was produced by regional cable news channel NewsChannel 8. The newscast was discontinued in the summer of 1996.
In October 2006, while WTTG aired Fox Sports' coverage of the 2006 Major League Baseball postseason, the first half-hour of that station's 10 p.m. newscast was broadcast by WDCA under the title Fox 5 News at Ten: Special Edition; this also occurred in 2007, with the WDCA broadcast of the program being titled My 20 News at 10.
As previously mentioned, WDCA began airing a prime time newscast, Fox 5 News on the Plus, on July 17, 2017, as a half-hour broadcast on weekdays and a full hour on weekends. This newscast is anchored by WTTG's Tony Perkins and Shawn Yancy. News updates would also air throughout the day. With Fox's duopoly in Washington, WTTG's news may run on WDCA if live sporting events run over on WTTG.
(A)mong the assets that will remain behind as part of Fox Corp.: MyNetworkTV.
The 1977–78 Washington Bullets were the world champions of professional basketball, beating the Seattle SuperSonics in the NBA Finals, 4 games to 3.
The Bullets got off to a slow start in the regular season, losing 6 of their first 10 games. On January 13, the Bullets beat the defending Champion Portland Trail Blazers to improve to 24–15, capping an 18–5 run over 23 games. Injuries would begin to have an effect on the team as the Bullets struggled, as they would lose 13 of their next 18 games. Hovering a few games above .500 for the rest of the season, the Bullets managed to make the playoffs with a 44–38 record. This would be considered the worst team in NBA history to win a championship with its record of 44–38. The 1968-69 Boston Celtics, 1974-75 Golden State Warriors, 1976-77 Portland Trail Blazers, and 1994-95 Houston Rockets are the only other NBA championship teams to have won below 50 games in non-lockout seasons since 1958; all of them won more than 44 games.Barry "Reazar" Richards
Barry Richards (born November 17, 1942) is an American radio/TV personality, concert promoter and music producer from Washington, D.C. He made an impact during the Late 1960s/early 1970s by introducing progressive rock to radio on the East coast.Captain 20
Captain 20 was a fictional character, an astronaut (and later an alien) who hosted Washington, D.C.'s WDCA (Channel 20) afternoon children's television block of cartoons and live action shorts like Ultraman, until TVX Broadcast Group (which later became Paramount Stations Group, now CBS Corporation) bought WDCA Channel 20. Captain 20 was portrayed by Dick Dyszel from 1972-1980 and 1981-1987, who also played monster movie host Count Gore De Vol, Bozo the Clown, and served as the station's announcer. Captain 20 was also portrayed by John Kallimanis (1969-1970), Toni Alexi (1970-1972), and Jeff Delion (1980-1981).Channel 20 virtual TV stations in the United States
The following television stations operate on virtual channel 20 in the United States:
K02QI-D in Hesperus, Colorado
K09XL-D in Douglas, Wyoming
K11UW-D in Akron, Colorado
K18JF-D in Lafayette, Louisiana
K20DN-D in Wichita Falls, Texas
K20IM-D in Barstow, California
K20IT-D in Boise City, Oklahoma
K20JS-D in Glasgow, Montana
K20KI-D in Rapid City, South Dakota
K20KJ-D in Bryan, Texas
K20LP-D in St. James, Minnesota
K20LQ-D in Yakima, Washington
K24EZ-D in Idalia, Colorado
K25LT-D in Cortez, Colorado
K27EE-D in Ukiah, California
K28FW-D in Peetz, Colorado
K28IX-D in Pleasant Valley, Colorado
K30HA-D in Yuma, Colorado
K36IH-D in Ignacio, Colorado
K38AC-D in Alexandria, Minnesota
K38LJ-D in Grants Pass, Oregon
K41MT-D in Wray, Colorado
KAKH-LD in Lufkin, Texas
KBOP-LD in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
KCVU in Paradise, California
KEFN-CD in St. Louis, Missouri
KFKY-LD in Joplin, Missouri
KFNB in Casper, Wyoming
KGBY in Grand Junction, Colorado
KIKU in Honolulu, Hawaii
KLRA-CD in Little Rock, Arkansas
KNLA-CD in Los Angeles, California
KOFY-TV in San Francisco, California
KOXI-CD in Camas, Washington
KRMU in Durango, Colorado
KRTX-LP in San Antonio, Texas
KSMN in Worthington, Minnesota
KSZG-LD in Aspen, Colorado
KTBW-TV in Tacoma, Washington
KTMW in Salt Lake City, Utah
KTVD in Denver, Colorado
KTXH in Houston, Texas
KVME-TV in Bishop, California
KWJM-LD in Rochester, Minnesota
KWKB in Iowa City, Iowa
KWYF-LD in Casper, Wyoming
KZTN-LD in Boise, Idaho
W08EG-D in Toccoa, Georgia
W11DD-D in Hartwell & Royston, Georgia
W20EF-D in Teaneck, New Jersey
W48DB-D in Coloma, Wisconsin
WARP-CD in Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida
WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, Florida
WBII-CD in Holly Springs, Mississippi
WBSE-LP in Charleston, South Carolina
WBXX-TV in Crossville, Tennessee
WCCT-TV in Waterbury, Connecticut
WCES-TV in Wrens, Georgia
WCJB-TV in Gainesville, Florida
WCOV-TV in Montgomery, Alabama
WCWG in Lexington, North Carolina
WCZC-LD in Augusta, Georgia
WDCA in Washington, D.C.
WDZA-LD in Wilmington, North Carolina
WFYI in Indianapolis, Indiana
WHNO in New Orleans, Louisiana
WHRM-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin
WICS in Springfield, Illinois
WIMN-CA in Arecibo, Puerto Rico
WKPV in Ponce, Puerto Rico
WLWD-LD in Springfield, Ohio
WMYD in Detroit, Michigan
WOTH-CD in Cincinnati, Ohio
WOUB-TV in Athens, Ohio
WQDI-LD in Canton, Ohio
WSCF-LP in Melbourne, Florida
WSJN-CD in San Juan, Puerto Rico
WTSN-CD in Evansville, Indiana
WUTR in Utica, New York
WUWB-LD in West Branch, Michigan
WVTB in St. Johnsbury, Vermont
WYCC in Chicago, IllinoisThe following stations, which are no longer licensed, formerly operated on virtual channel 20:
WDUE-LD in Eau Claire, WisconsinChannel 35 digital TV stations in the United States
The following television stations broadcast on digital channel 35 in the United States:
K35AX-D in Hawthorne, Nevada
K35BW-D in Lewiston, Idaho
K35CE-D in Canadian, Texas
K35CH-D in Cortez/Mancos, etc., Colorado
K35CK-D in Price, Utah
K35CR-D in Tillamook, etc., Oregon
K35CV-D in Shoshoni, Wyoming
K35DK-D in Granite Falls, Minnesota
K35DX-D in Rural Sevier County, Utah
K35DZ-D in La Junta, Colorado
K35EE-D in Moccasin, Arizona
K35EI-D in Dolan Springs, Arizona
K35EM-D in Quitaque, Texas
K35EW-D in Heber/Midway, Utah
K35FI-D in Akron, Colorado
K35FL-D in Silver Springs, Nevada
K35FO-D in Milton-Freewater, Oregon
K35FP in Tucumcari, New Mexico
K35FS-D in Santa Clara, etc., Utah
K35GA-D in La Grande, Oregon
K35GD-D in Golconda, Nevada
K35GG-D in Huntsville, etc., Utah
K35GJ-D in Preston, Idaho
K35GO-D in Haxtun, Colorado
K35GR-D in Badger, South Dakota
K35GU-D in Ruidoso, New Mexico
K35HB-D in Deming, New Mexico
K35HD-D in Soda Springs, Idaho
K35HG-D in Cedar City, Utah
K35HU-D in Grays River, Washington
K35HW-D in Florence, Oregon
K35IC-D in Bonners Ferry, Idaho
K35II-D in South Point, Hawaii
K35IJ-D in Hanna & Tabiona, Utah
K35IK-D in Duchesne, Utah
K35IP-D in Scipio, Utah
K35IQ-D in Vernal, etc., Utah
K35IR-D in Garrison, etc., Utah
K35IS-D in Peoa/Oakley, Utah
K35IU-D in Frost, Minnesota
K35IX-D in Basalt, Colorado
K35IZ-D in Jackson, Minnesota
K35JH-D in London Springs, Oregon
K35JI-D in Orangeville, Utah
K35JJ-D in Scofield, Utah
K35JK-D in Fountain Green, Utah
K35JM-D in Teasdale, Utah
K35JN-D in Duluth, Minnesota
K35JR-D in Arrey & Derry, New Mexico
K35JS-D in Lamar, Colorado
K35JT-D in Drummond, Montana
K35JW-D in Bridger, etc., Montana
K35JX-D in Westwood, California
K35JY-D in Lamont, Oklahoma
K35JZ-D in Alton, Utah
K35KC-D in Great Falls, Montana
K35KE-D in Hollis, Oklahoma
K35KH-D in Walker, Minnesota
K35KI-D in St. James, Minnesota
K35KL-D in Manila, etc., Utah
K35KM-D in Eureka, Nevada
K35LA-D in Palm Springs, California
K35LB-D in Lakeshore, California
K35LC-D in Helper, Utah
K35LD-D in Prineville, Oregon
K35LF-D in Eureka, California
K35LJ-D in Crested Butte, Colorado
K35MJ-D in Grangeville, Idaho
K35MQ-D in Weatherford, Oklahoma
K35MS-D in Canyonville, etc., Oregon
K35MT-D in Port Orford, Oregon
K35MU-D in Cottonwood, etc., Arizona
K35MW-D in Lead, South Dakota
K35MY-D in Birchdale, Minnesota
K35NI-D in Three Forks, Montana
K35OH-D in Roseburg, Oregon
K35OP-D in Park City, Utah
K35OU-D in Tucson, Arizona
K39MK-D in Montrose, Colorado
K40DG-D in Joplin, Montana
K42JR-D in Paonia, Colorado
K45GM-D in Blanding/Monticello, Utah
K47MU-D in Concho, Oklahoma
K48AH-D in Willmar, Minnesota
K49CF-D in Fort Peck, Montana
K50KF-D in Redwood Falls, Minnesota
K50LB-D in Polson, Montana
KALB-TV in Alexandria, Louisiana
KATH-LD in Juneau-Douglas, Alaska
KAXX-LD in San Antonio, Texas
KCFT-CD in Anchorage, Alaska
KCNC-TV in Denver, Colorado
KCRA-TV in Sacramento, California
KDFW in Dallas, Texas
KDHW-CD in Yakima, Washington
KEXI-LD in Kalispell, Montana
KFPH-CD in Phoenix, Arizona
KGO-TV in San Jose, California
KHBA-LD in Spokane, Washington
KHIN in Red Oak, Iowa
KHNL in Honolulu, Hawaii
KIDB-LD in Sweetwater, Texas
KJTV-TV in Lubbock, Texas
KMTW in Hutchinson, Kansas
KNME-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico
KORK-CD in Portland, Oregon
KOZJ in Joplin, Missouri
KPBI-CD in Bentonville, Arkansas
KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas
KRAH-CD in Paris, Arkansas
KRCA in Riverside, California
KRIN in Waterloo, Iowa
KSDK in St., Missouri
KSTP-TV in St. Paul, Minnesota
KUCW in Ogden, Utah
KUOK in Woodward, Oklahoma
KVAT-LD in Austin, Texas
KVOS-TV in Bellingham, Washington
KVTE-LP in Las Vegas, Nevada
KZAK-LD in Boise, Idaho
KZMM-CD in Fresno, California
W35BB-D in Dublin, Georgia
W35CK-D in Highlands, North Carolina
W35CO-D in Burnsville, North Carolina
W35CS-D in Ocean City, Maryland
W35CU-D in Augusta, Georgia
W35DK-D in Sussex, New Jersey
WCTZ-LD in Bowling Green, Kentucky
WDCA in Washington, D.C.
WDES-CD in Miramar Beach, Florida
WDTA-LD in Atlanta, Georgia
WFBN-LD in Rockford, Illinois
WFLX in West Palm Beach, Florida
WFTX-TV in Cape Coral, Florida
WGHP in High Point, North Carolina
WIPL in Lewiston, Maine
WIPM-TV in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
WJDW-LD in Tazewell, Virginia
WLPD-CD in Plano, Illinois
WLTZ in Columbus, Georgia
WLUC-TV in Marquette, Michigan
WLWT in Cincinnati, Ohio
WMVT in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
WNIT in South Bend, Indiana
WNYF-CD in Watertown, New York
WOHL-CD in Lima, Ohio
WOUC-TV in Cambridge, Ohio
WPBY-LD in Lafayette, Indiana
WPPT in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
WRCF-CD in Orlando, Florida
WRCZ-LD in Ocala, Florida
WSCG in Baxley, Georgia
WSLF-LD in Port St. Lucie, Florida
WTMV-LD in Ogden, North Carolina
WTOM-TV in Cheboygan, Michigan
WUDJ-LD in Crozet, Virginia
WVIT in New Britain, Connecticut
WWJE-DT in Derry, New Hampshire
WYLN-LP in Hazleton, PennsylvaniaThe following stations, which are no longer licensed, formerly broadcast on digital channel 35:
K35DG-D in La Jolla, California
WCTX-CD in Virginia Beach, Virginia
WSWH-LD in Decatur, Alabama
WUCV-LD in Florence, South CarolinaCount Gore de Vol
Count Gore de Vol is a television horror host who originally appeared on Washington, D.C.'s WDCA from 1973 to 1987. Originally named M.T. Graves and played by announcer Dick Dyszel, the character first appeared on the WDCA version of the Bozo the Clown program. When the character got a positive reaction, he was given his own program, called Creature Feature. The choice of Gore de Vol as the character's name was either a pun involving the name of acerbic author Gore Vidal or the name of a prominent Washington, D.C. funeral home, "de Vol." Gore de Vol became the Washington/Baltimore area's longest-running horror host, broadcast every Saturday night on WDCA from March 1973 to May 1987. He returned to the D.C. airwaves for a one-time special, Countdown with the Count, on New Year's Eve 1999/2000.
Count Gore de Vol's contribution to the American horror host tradition is significant in a number of ways. As Washington D.C.'s horror host throughout most of the 1970s and 1980s, Gore used the platform to satirize national politics from a local perspective. In the era of the Watergate scandal and Iran–Contra affair, Count Gore took frequent shots at the political folly with an ad lib, shoot-from-the-hip style that led local audiences to feel they were part of an Inside the Beltway private joke even when the subject was high profile.
Count Gore's Creature Feature also embraced the sexual revolution of the 1970s, and his guests for the show included several Penthouse Pets. Though he never had an official sidekick, he frequently employed the talents of writer and actress Eleanor Herman in the role of Countess von Stauffenberger. The two played off each other with a series of romantic near misses and sexual innuendos that made the show a success even when many horror hosts were losing their shows in the wake of the original Saturday Night Live.
Gore's iconoclastic style surfaced in a number of other ways. He was the first host in America to broadcast an unedited version of Night of the Living Dead. He also began transmitting his own show in stereophonic sound a week before his station officially made the announcement, making Creature Feature Washington's first stereo broadcast.
After a five-year hiatus from the air, Count Gore returned to WDCA 20 in 1984 and a second wave of popularity kept the show a local fixture until new owners canceled all local programing in 1987. During this time, Gore made numerous public appearances with live shows and Halloween events and received thousands of fan correspondences, making Count Gore one of the most popular figures in the history of D.C. media.
In 1998, Count Gore de Vol became the first horror host to present a weekly show on the Internet, featuring streaming video of movies and shorts hosted by the Count, and interviews with celebrities. Other hosts from around the country also contribute to the program, providing reviews, contests, and other "strange and evil creations." There are also several regular features on the site, from movie and book reviews to monster model building and horror inspired music and video games.
Count Gore remains busy, as he approaches his 35th year. He is a regular convention guest at Baltimore, Maryland and the Horrorfind Weekend in Baltimore and Cinema Wasteland in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2004 he wrote the introduction to the Steve Niles' graphic novel Aleister Arcane. In 2006, 2007, and 2008, the Count made appearances in Northern Virginia on the new live television and Internet program Monster Madhouse Live, starring "Karlos Borloff", a.k.a. Jerry Moore. In October 2006 and 2007 he hosted the opening nights for the horror film fest The Spooky Movie Film Festival in Silver Spring, Maryland. He is featured alongside fellow horror hosts in the documentary, American Scary (2006), which screened at the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con. Count Gore also hosted the costume contests at the horror/sci-fi convention Pensacon (Pensacola, Florida) in 2014 and 2015.Creature Features
Creature Features was a generic title for a genre of horror TV format shows broadcast on local U.S. television stations throughout the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. The movies broadcast on these various shows were generally classic and cult horror movies of the 1930s to 1950s, the horror and science-fiction films of the 1950s, British horror films of the 1960s, and the Japanese "giant monster" movies of the 1960s and 1970s.Eastern Park, Warragul
Eastern Park is a recreation reserve on the eastern side of the West Gippsland town of Warragul, Victoria.
The recreation reserve was built to cater for the growing demand for sporting fields in Warragul, especially for Australian Rules Football and Cricket. The growing demand was a result of excess usage of sister venue Western Park and the proposed closure of the football facilities at Logan Park (due to redevelopment of the existing harness racing track).
Eastern Park incorporates a junior sized football oval, adventure playground, multi purpose pavilion, The Green Shed Theatre and numerous walking tracks.
Eastern Park was recently included in the Baw Baw Shires 'Warragul Outdoor Recreational Plan' which involves upgrades of the sporting surface, playground and parking.
Home of the Colts Junior Football Club, Eastern Park provides Australian Rules Football for children aged 7 to 18 in 4 age groups including Under 10's, Under 12's, Under 14.5's and Youth Girls in the Gippsland Youth Girls League.
Eastern Park is the home of the Warragul Cricket Club, the Warragul Cricket Club hosted the GCL senior grand final for 2010/11 season, as well as the T/20 grand final for the WDCA in 2010/11.Grant Broadcasting
Grant Broadcasting System II (also referred to as Grant Communications and Grant Company) was an owner of various television stations in the United States, Based in Roanoke, Virginia.
Grant Broadcasting was founded in 1990 by Milton Grant (May 13, 1923 — April 28, 2007), who, in addition to being President of Grant Broadcasting, also served as President and General Manager for many of his stations.Historical NHL over-the-air television broadcasters
This article will deal with a list of historical National Hockey League over-the-air television broadcasters.
Note: The teams listed in italics are teams that have since relocated or disbanded.KPIG-FM
KPIG-FM (107.5 FM, "K-PIG") is a radio station located near the city of Santa Cruz, California, United States. Founded in 1988, the studio is based in Watsonville, California, and broadcasts to the counties of Santa Cruz and Monterey. It also has a radio repeater on 94.9 MHz FM in San Luis Obispo County as KPYG (since 2004). The station's logo, designed by John F. Johnson, features a sunglasses-wearing pig in farmer's clothing and a cowboy hat. The station is operated by Stephens Media under a LMA deal from Mapleton Communications, pending full acquisition by Stephens.List of Washington Nationals broadcasters
Broadcasters for the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team.List of former ACC Network (Raycom Sports) affiliates
The following is a list of affiliates with the former ACC Network, an ad hoc syndicated sports network operated by Raycom Sports and featuring the athletic teams of the Atlantic Coast Conference. This network is not to be confused with the ACC Network linear channel announced on 2016 July 21 by the league and ESPN, which is slated for launch in 2019. The stations listed below include all stations that broadcast the syndication package.
Note: The ACC Men's Basketball Tournament was not broadcast by ACC Network affiliates outside the ACC's geographical footprint as ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU have rights to that tournament in areas outside the ACC footprint. The ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU broadcasts of the tournament are no longer blacked out in areas inside the ACC's footprint, which as of 2014, includes North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, Florida, Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.The current ACC Network included:
35 CW affiliates (including WTTO in Birmingham, WCCT in Hartford, WTOG in Tampa, WUPA in Atlanta, WNOL in New Orleans, WKBD in Detroit, KPLR in St. Louis and KMYS in San Antonio)
32 MyNetworkTV affiliates (including WUXP in Nashville, WDCA in Washington, WNDY in Indianapolis, WUAB in Cleveland, and WCGV in Milwaukee)
19 independent stations (including WLNY in New York, KDOC in Los Angeles, and KTXA in Dallas)
11 CBS affiliates (including WFOR in Miami, WJZ in Baltimore and WBTV in Charlotte)
10 NBC affiliates (including WRAL in Raleigh)
9 ABC affiliates (including WHAS in Louisville, WPVI in Philadelphia and WTAE in Pittsburgh)List of former UPN affiliates
This is a list of stations that were affiliated with UPN in the United States at the time of network closure. UPN shut down on September 15, 2006. Former affiliates of UPN became affiliates of The CW Television Network, MyNetworkTV, another network, or reverted to independent status. The Fox-owned stations dropped UPN on August 31 or September 1, 2006.
1 = UPN affiliate which joined The CW Television Network
² = UPN affiliate which joined MyNetworkTV
³ = UPN affiliate which became independent
4 = status uncertain
5 = UPN affiliate which joined Retro Television Network
6 = UPN affiliate which joined CBS and carries MNTV on DT2 subchannel
7 = UPN affiliate which joined FOX on 8/21
8 = UPN affiliate which joined ABC on 9/1
9 = Station has since ceased operations
10 = Station has since ceased operations on its LPTV signal, but is still in operation as a digital subchannel
11 = Station lost UPN affiliation to WNLO in 2003, currently MeTV affiliate
12 = Joined MyNetworkTV after UPN's shutdown, but joined The CW 10 years later (retaining MNTV as a secondary affiliation)
13 = Station has ceased operations but remains as a digital subchannel on a sister stationParamount Stations Group
Paramount Stations Group (sometimes abbreviated as PSG) was a company that controlled a group of American broadcast television stations. The company existed from 1991 until 2001.Taft Broadcasting
The Taft Broadcasting Company (also known as Taft Television and Radio Company, Incorporated) was an American media conglomerate based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The company is rooted in the family of William Howard Taft, the 27th President of the United States. In 1879, William Howard's brother, Charles Phelps Taft, purchased two afternoon newspapers in Cincinnati, The Times and The Cincinnati Daily Star, merging them into the Cincinnati Times-Star in 1880. It was during the tenure of the merged paper's second publisher, Hulbert Taft Sr., son of Charles and William Howard's half-brother, Peter Rawson Taft II, that the newspaper also became involved in broadcasting.
The company was the owner of such major media and entertainment properties as Hanna-Barbera Productions, Worldvision Enterprises, Ruby-Spears Productions, KECO Entertainment and many television and radio stations. It also owned 50% of CIC Video's Australian operations, CIC-Taft Home Video.
The company went through a huge reorganization period starting in the late 1980s with its acquisition by Carl Lindner, Jr. to become Great American Broadcasting. Shortly after filing for bankruptcy in 1993, it became Citicasters and was, in 1999, acquired by Clear Channel Communications, which was renamed iHeartMedia in 2014. Taft — as Citicasters — is still incorporated as a holding company within iHeartMedia.The Milt Grant Show
The Milt Grant Show was a Washington, D.C. teen dance party program aired on WTTG from 1956 to 1961. It was hosted by a former radio deejay, who recognized the untapped potential of the teen rock and roll music market, and convinced the management to let him host a dance party show - but only if he sold the advertising himself. The show originated from the Raleigh Hotel. It aired at 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at noon on Saturday.According to a Washington Post article, "each show began with Mr. Grant calling 'Hi, kids!'
" 'Hi, Milt,' they answered.'
" 'What's our favorite drink?'
" 'Pepsi!' they shouted, in an early example of embedded advertising carefully crafted by Mr. Grant.' "
"Milt Grant was one of the most important pioneers of early rock-and-roll in Washington," said Mark Opsasnick, a cultural historian and the author of Capitol Rock.'" "When he started his music show in 1956, there was nothing like it on the [local] airwaves."
"The introduction of both The Milt Grant Record Hop on local television [in 1956] and disc jockey Don Dillard's Record Club program on local airwaves via WDON were important milestones for local rock and roll. Both men brought rock music into homes of thousands and became local legends for bringing national stars to the Washington, D.C. area and raising record hops to heights of popularity never before attained. Through these and other on-air and in-person promotions, both men provided inspiration for local teen musicians by creating these outlets and sponsoring such events," states Opsasnick on page 67 of Capitol Rock.
According to Grant's Washington Post obituary, published May 3, 2007, "for five years, the Milt Grant Show was a runaway success and soundly beat the Philadelphia-based American Bandstand when the two shows ran head-to-head."
After the show was canceled in 1961 by new station management, Metromedia, who did not like the rock-and-roll programming, Grant entered a new phase of his broadcasting career when he formed a corporation that led to the launching of WDCA, Channel 20, in 1966 on the then-barren UHF band. Grant immersed himself in management and never again appeared on camera as a personality. In 1990, he formed Grant Broadcasting. Ironically, WDCA and WTTG are now commonly owned by the Fox Television Stations group.WCSP-FM
WCSP-FM, also known as C-SPAN Radio, is a radio station owned by the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network (C-SPAN) in Washington, D.C. The station is licensed to C-SPAN's corporate owner, the National Cable Satellite Corporation, and broadcasts on 90.1 MHz 24 hours a day. Its studios are located near Capitol Hill in C-SPAN’s headquarters. In addition to WCSP-FM, C-SPAN Radio programming is also available online at c-span.org and via satellite radio on SiriusXM channel 455.
WCSP-FM broadcasts in the HD (digital) format.WTTG
WTTG, virtual channel 5 (UHF digital channel 36), is a Fox owned-and-operated television station licensed to the American capital city of Washington, District of Columbia. The station is owned by the Fox Television Stations subsidiary of Fox Corporation, as part of a duopoly with MyNetworkTV owned-and-operated station WDCA (channel 20). The two stations share studios, offices and transmitter facilities on Wisconsin Avenue in the Friendship Heights neighborhood in the northwest quadrant of Washington.On cable, the station is available on Comcast Xfinity channel 25 in Washington, D.C. (cable channel 5 is occupied by an alternate feed of MASN) and channel 5 in the Maryland and Virginia suburbs, and on Cox Communications, RCN and Verizon FiOS channel 5.
The station's signal is rebroadcast on a low-powered digital translator station, W46BR-D, in Moorefield, West Virginia (which is owned by Valley TV Cooperative, Inc.).