WDCA

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.[1]

On cable, WDCA is available on channel 20 on most systems in the market.[2]

WDCA
WDCA 2018 Logo
Washington, D.C.
United States
BrandingFox 5 Plus
ChannelsDigital: 36 (UHF)
(shared with WTTG)
Virtual: 20 (PSIP)
Affiliations
OwnerFox Television Stations, LLC
First air dateApril 20, 1966
Call letters' meaningWashington, District of ColumbiA
(DCA is also the airport code for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport)
Sister station(s)WTTG
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 20 (UHF, 1966–2009)
  • Digital:
  • 35 (UHF, until 2018)
Former affiliations
Transmitter power1000 kW
Height227 m (745 ft)
Facility ID51567
Transmitter coordinates38°57′22″N 77°4′58″W / 38.95611°N 77.08278°WCoordinates: 38°57′22″N 77°4′58″W / 38.95611°N 77.08278°W
38°57′49.9″N 77°6′17.2″W / 38.963861°N 77.104778°W
(application)
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
Websitewww.fox5dc.com/fox5plus

History

Independent station

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WDCA's logo under Superior Tube ownership used throughout the 1970s.

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.[3]

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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5][6]

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.[7][8] It was also the home of the Baltimore Orioles[9] 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.[10] 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.[11] 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[12] and, as a result, WDCA changed its branding to "Paramount 20", like its Houston sister station KTXH.[13][14] Viacom purchased the group as part of its acquisition of Paramount Pictures in 1993.[15]

UPN station

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[16] 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[16] 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,[17] which was made final on October 29, 2001.[18] Fox merged the two stations' operations, with WDCA moving from its longtime studios in Bethesda, Maryland, into WTTG's facilities on Wisconsin Avenue NW[19] in Washington's Friendship Heights neighborhood.[20] 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.[21]

MyNetworkTV station

WDCA2006
Logo as "DCA 20" following the CW announcement, January to May 2006.
WDCAMy20
WDCA's first "My 20 logo", used from May to June 2006.
WDCA WashDC
WDCA's second "My 20" logo, used from June 2006 to July 2017

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.[22][23] 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",[24] 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.[25] 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.[26] 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.[19] 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!.[27][28] 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.[29] 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.[30]

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.[31]

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.[31][32] 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.[32]

Programming

Syndicated programs currently on WDCA are Judge Judy, The Big Bang Theory, and The Dr. Oz Show, among others.[31] WDCA was also the longtime Washington-market affiliate for Raycom Sports' coverage of Atlantic Coast Conference football and basketball.

Digital channels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[33]
20.1 720p 16:9 WDCA Main WDCA programming / MyNetworkTV
20.2 480i MOVIES Movies!
20.3 HEROES Heroes & Icons

Newscasts

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.[34][35] The newscast was discontinued in the summer of 1996.[36]

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.[18]

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.[32] This newscast is anchored by WTTG's Tony Perkins and Shawn Yancy. News updates would also air throughout the day.[31] With Fox's duopoly in Washington, WTTG's news may run on WDCA if live sporting events run over on WTTG.[37]

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External links

1977–78 Washington Bullets season

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, Wisconsin

Channel 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 Carolina

Count 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.

Key:

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 station

Paramount 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.).

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