WFTC, virtual channel 9.2 (UHF digital channel 29), is a MyNetworkTV owned-and-operated television station licensed to Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States and serving the Twin Cities television market. The station is owned by the Fox Television Stations subsidiary of Fox Corporation, as part of a duopoly with Fox owned-and-operated station KMSP-TV (channel 9). The two stations share studios on Viking Drive in Eden Prairie, and a transmission tower in Shoreview.

WFTC rebroadcasts its signal on full-power satellite station KFTC (virtual and UHF digital channel 26) in Bemidji (with transmitter near Lake Bemidji State Park) and several low-power repeaters across Minnesota, including the Mankato market (via K23MF-D in nearby St. James[1] through the local municipal-operated Cooperative TV (CTV) network of translators[2][3]), as that area does not have a MyNetworkTV affiliate of its own.[4]

WFTC 2018 Logo
MinneapolisSaint Paul, Minnesota
United States
CityMinneapolis, Minnesota
BrandingFox 9 Plus
SloganSo much more
ChannelsDigital: 29 (UHF)
Virtual: 9.2 (PSIP)
TranslatorsSee below
Affiliations9.1: Fox (simulcast of KMSP-TV)
9.2: MyNetworkTV (O&O; 2006–present) (WFTC)
9.3: Movies!
OwnerFox Television Stations, LLC
First air dateOctober 1982
Call letters' meaningFox Twin Cities
(for the station's owner, previously for former Fox affiliation)
Sister station(s)KMSP-TV
Former callsignsWFBT (1982–1984)
KITN-TV (1984–1994)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
29 (UHF, 1982–2009)
21 (UHF, until 2009)
Former affiliationsIndependent (1982–1988)
Fox (1988–2002)
UPN (2002–2006)
Transmitter power1000 kW
Height389 m (1,276 ft)
Facility ID11913
Transmitter coordinates45°3′30″N 93°7′27″W / 45.05833°N 93.12417°W
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
(satellite of WFTC)
Bemidji, Minnesota
United States
Brandingsee WFTC infobox
ChannelsDigital: 26 (UHF)
Virtual: 26 (PSIP)
TranslatorsSee below
Affiliations26.1: Fox (simulcast of KMSP-TV)
26.2: MyNetworkTV (O&O; 2006–present) (WFTC)
26.3: Movies!
OwnerFox Television Stations, LLC
First air dateJune 20, 1999
Call letters' meaningsee WFTC infobox
Sister station(s)KMSP-TV
Former channel number(s)Analog:
26 (UHF, 1999–2009)
Former affiliationsFox (1999–2002)
UPN (2002–2006)
Transmitter power4.5 kW
Height156 m (512 ft)
Facility ID83714
Transmitter coordinates47°28′7.4″N 94°49′24.6″W / 47.468722°N 94.823500°W
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information
satellite of WFTC) Profile

satellite of WFTC) CDBS


Early history

The station signed on air in October 1982 as WFBT (for "Family Bible Television"). Channel 29 originally maintained a schedule offering reruns of classic family-oriented series and Christian-based religious programming. The station was started by a group led by Danny Koker, a gospel musician and father of Danny Koker II, star of History's Counting Cars.[5] It first operated from studio facilities located on Aspen Lane North in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. On May 6, 1984, the station was sold to the Beverly Hills Hotel Corporation, headed by prominent arbitrageur Ivan Boesky, who changed its call letters to KITN-TV (which although it actually stood for "Independent Twenty-Nine", colloquially meant "Kitten" as in, "The KITN That Roars!"). At that time, it transitioned into the market's second mainstream independent station, airing syndicated programs such as The Beverly Hillbillies, Batman and Star Trek: The Original Series. It also acquired broadcast rights to the NHL's Minnesota North Stars, as well as University of Minnesota college football games. In 1985, BHHC sold the station to Nationwide Communications, the broadcasting subsidiary of Columbus, Ohio-based Nationwide Insurance.

As a Fox affiliate, then becoming a UPN station

In 1988, KMSP-TV ended its affiliation with Fox, disappointed with the network's weak programming offerings that were bogging down the station's otherwise successful general entertainment lineup. Fox then shifted its affiliation to KITN, which adopted the moniker "Fox 29". The station again changed its call sign to WFTC on October 1, 1994 (for "We're Fox Twin Cities"), with the additional change using the "W" first-letter identifier over the "K", allowed for by its transmitter location on the eastern side of the Mississippi River. The station later relocated its operations to a new studio located on Broadway Street Northeast in Minneapolis. With the Fox network gaining rights to NFL games (NFC games, and with it, Minnesota Vikings games) in 1994 season, channel 29 succeeded WCCO-TV as the unofficial home station of the team. It would hold this role until the end of the 2001 season (since 2002, most games are broadcast on KMSP-TV). Until 1998, it served as the de facto Fox affiliate for almost all of Minnesota; the state's other two markets, Duluth and Rochester, did not have Fox affiliates of their own until KXLT-TV signed on in Rochester in 1998, and KQDS-TV debuted in Duluth one year later. Most areas in western Minnesota received Fox programming from Fargo, North Dakota's KVRR or Sioux Falls, South Dakota's KTTW.

As part of its liquidation of its broadcasting interests, Nationwide Communications sold the station to Clear Channel Communications (now iHeartMedia) in 1993 (it was the last remaining television station under Nationwide's ownership, the company having sold its other three stations, all of which were affiliated with ABC, to Young Broadcasting the year before). In 2001, Clear Channel traded the station to Fox Television Stations for KMOL-TV (now WOAI-TV) in San Antonio and KTVX in Salt Lake City. Both stations were acquired by Fox through its purchase of Chris-Craft Industries' broadcast properties, which included then-UPN affiliate KMSP-TV. WFTC became the third station in the area to be owned-and-operated by a major network, but since KMSP had higher ratings and a stronger signal than WFTC, Fox switched the affiliations of the two stations on September 8, 2002: Fox programming returned to KMSP, while WFTC affiliated with UPN.

Switch to MyNetworkTV

WFTC Minneapolis
Logo used as My 29 until 2017

On January 24, 2006, CBS Corporation and Time Warner announced that UPN and The WB would shut down and be replaced by a new network that would carry programs from both networks, The CW.[6][7] Despite affiliating with most of CBS Corporation's UPN stations and Tribune Broadcasting's WB stations, Fox's UPN affiliates were not included in the new network. Although The CW did not sign its Twin Cities' affiliate until May 2006 (when KMWB-TV (which changed its calls to WUCW by the network's launch in September) was announced as the network's local affiliate-through an affiliation deal by its parent, Sinclair Broadcast Group), WFTC joined other Fox-owned UPN stations in scrubbing all UPN branding the following day, becoming branded as simply "WFTC 29". It also stopped promoting UPN programming outside of network hours. On February 22, less than a month after the announcement of The CW, Fox announced that it would (in conjunction with its syndication division Twentieth Television) launch a new network called MyNetworkTV, with WFTC and the other Fox-owned UPN stations (plus included in this deal is a Fox-owned independent station in Dallas-Fort Worth) as the nuclei.[8] On June 2, 2006, WFTC officially changed its branding to "My 29", following its impending switch to the newly launched Fox-owned network.

Although MyNetworkTV announced its launch date to be September 5, 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's programming outside its regular primetime slot, the Fox-owned stations (including WFTC) dropped the network entirely on August 31, 2006. On September 9, 2006, WFTC began carrying the 4Kids TV lineup for the first time since 2002, when the station was a Fox affiliate airing what was then Fox Kids. The station continues to air the Weekend Marketplace infomercial block on Saturday mornings while sister station KMSP aired Xploration Station which started in the fall of 2014.

Digital television

Digital channels

The digital signals of KMSP and WFTC each contain three subchannels. Through the use of virtual channels, WFTC's subchannels are associated with channel 9.

Channel Station &
Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[9][10][11]
9.1 WFTC
(RF 29)
720p 16:9 FOX 9 Simulcast of KMSP-TV / Fox
9.2 FOX 9+ Main WFTC programming / MyNetworkTV
9.3 480i Movies! Movies!
(RF 9)
9.5 Light Light TV
9.6 Decades (soon)[12]
9.9 720p FOX 9 Main KMSP-TV programming / Fox

In November 2009, a standard definition simulcast of KMSP was added to WFTC's second subchannel and given a virtual channel number of 9.2. In turn, a standard definition simulcast of WFTC was placed on KMSP's second subchannel and given a virtual channel number of 29.2. This ensures reception of both stations even in cases where the ATSC channel on which KMSP or WFTC operates is not actually receivable.

On August 27, 2012, WFTC began carrying programming from Bounce TV on a new digital subchannel on 29.3, as part of an affiliation deal between the network and Fox Television Stations' MyNetworkTV O&Os.[13]

On June 19, 2014, KMSP-TV announced plans that, effective June 24, 2014, they will broadcast their 9.1 virtual channel via RF channel 29 to take advantage of its broader coverage area and allow viewers with UHF-only antennas to receive the station in high definition.[14] KMSP and WFTC unified all of their over-the-air channels as virtual subchannels of KMSP. As a result, the PSIPs of WFTC changed to channel 9. KMSP also continues to broadcast on RF 9 (VHF), mapping to 9.9.

Analog-to-digital conversion

On February 5, 2009, WFTC's Bemidji-based satellite station KFTC began broadcasting its signal in digital only. WFTC shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 29, 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 relocated from its pre-transition UHF channel 21 to former UHF analog channel 29 for post-transition operations,[15] while KFTC (which did not receive a companion digital channel prior to the digital transition) flash-cut to digital on its former analog channel assignment of UHF channel 26.


Syndicated programs seen on WFTC include The Simpsons, The Wendy Williams Show, Judge Judy, The Real, and Access among others. The former also airs first run episodes on Sundays in addition to reruns on the weekdays.

News operation

Clear Channel started a news department for the station shortly before selling the station to Fox. As a Fox affiliate, WFTC launched an hour-long primetime newscast at 9:00 p.m. in 2001, where it faced competition from KMSP's established hour-long news program. After Fox assumed control of the station, the station's news department was integrated with that of KMSP, and its late newscast was moved to 10:00 p.m. and shortened to 30 minutes. Though this move protected new sister station KMSP, WFTC now faced stiff competition from late evening newscasts on KARE, KSTP-TV and WCCO-TV. Channel 29's 10 p.m. newscast was eventually cancelled due to low ratings, airing its final edition on June 30, 2006; the timeslot was then replaced by syndicated programming. The 10:00 news program was then moved to KMSP as part of an expanded late news block. Some members of WFTC's on-air staff were retained by KMSP's news department.

Translator stations

In addition to KFTC channel 26 in Bemidji, WFTC is rebroadcast on a network of eight translators in central and southern Minnesota. All of them broadcast in digital.

City of license Callsign Channel
Alexandria K30AF-D 30
Brainerd K20NH-D (PSIP 26.1) 20
Frost K29IF-D 29
Jackson K34NU-D 34
Olivia K34OZ-D 34
Redwood Falls K19CV-D 19
Red Lake K34NP-D (PSIP 26.1) 34
St. James K23MF-D
(in the Mankato market)
Willmar K30FZ-D 30


  1. ^ RabbitEars - Digital TV Market Listing for K23MF-D
  2. ^ The Webpage of Cooperative TV (CTV)
  3. ^ CTV Channel Listing via the Cooperative TV (CTV) Website
  4. ^ "MyNetworkTV Affiliate List". Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  5. ^ Danny Koker Obituary, Las Vegas Review-Journal, 2008.
  6. ^ 'Gilmore Girls' meet 'Smackdown'; CW Network to combine WB, UPN in CBS-Warner venture beginning in September,, January 24, 2006.
  7. ^ UPN and WB to Combine, Forming New TV Network, The New York Times, January 24, 2006.
  8. ^ News Corp. Unveils My Network TV, Broadcasting & Cable, February 22, 2006.
  9. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KMSP
  10. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WFTC
  11. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KFTC
  12. ^ "Fox Television Stations To Carry Weigel Broadcasting's Decades TV Network Beginning in Q3". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. July 10, 2019. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  13. ^ "Bounce TV Adds 3 Fox-Owned Stations". August 17, 2012. Retrieved August 28, 2012.
  14. ^ "RESCAN: How to get FOX 9 over-the-air on UHF". Archived from the original on July 3, 2014. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  15. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved March 24, 2012.

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Army Air Forces Western Flying Training Command

The Western Flying Training Command (WFTC) was a command of the United States Army Air Forces. It was assigned to the Army Air Forces Training Command, stationed at Santa Ana Army Air Base, California. It was inactivated on 1 November 1945.

Channel 29 digital TV stations in the United States

The following television stations broadcast on digital channel 29 in the United States:

K24II-D in Kanab, Utah

K29AA-D in Kalispell/Whitefish, Montana

K29AZ-D in Newport, Oregon

K29BH-D in Wellington, Texas

K29BM-D in Montpelier, Idaho

K29BN-D in Silver Springs, etc., Nevada

K29BR-D in Canadian, Texas

K29CK-D in Carbondale, Colorado

K29EB-D in Grand Rapids, Minnesota

K29ED-D in Everett, Washington

K29EG-D in Milton, etc., Oregon

K29EL-D in La Grande, Oregon

K29EM-D in Manti & Ephraim, Utah

K29ES-D in Carson City, Nevada

K29EV-D in Valmy, Nevada

K29EY-D in Preston, Idaho

K29FA-D in Beryl/Modena, etc., Utah

K29FD-D in Lake Havasu City, Arizona

K29FM-D in Artesia, New Mexico

K29FR-D in Quanah, Texas

K29FS-D in Wolf Point, Montana

K29FY-D in Henefer/Echo, Utah

K29GI-D in Holyoke, Colorado

K29GJ-D in Tropic & Cannonville, Utah

K29GO-D in Cortez, etc., Colorado

K29GV-D in Hagerman, Idaho

K29HB-D in Clovis, New Mexico

K29HD-D in Idalia, Colorado

K29HG-D in Jackson, Wyoming

K29HK-D in Emery, Utah

K29HL-D in Hanalei, etc., Hawaii

K29HM-D in Lake George, Colorado

K29HN-D in Escalante, Utah

K29HR-D in Farmington, New Mexico

K29HS-D in Scipio/Holden, Utah

K29HV-D in La Barge, etc., Wyoming

K29HW-D in Austin, Texas

K29HX-D in Wanship, Utah

K29HY-D in Strong City, Oklahoma

K29HZ-D in Woodward, etc., Oklahoma

K29IA-D in Centralia, etc., Washington

K29IB-D in Grays River, etc., Washington

K29ID-D in Weeksville, Montana

K29IE-D in St. James, Minnesota

K29IF-D in Frost, Minnesota

K29IG-D in Sunlight Basin, Wyoming

K29IH-D in Meeteetse, etc., Wyoming

K29II-D in Park City, Utah

K29IM-D in Samak, Utah

K29IN-D in Coalville and adjacent area, Utah

K29IP-D in Corpus Christi, Texas

K29IS-D in Round Mountain, Nevada

K29IT-D in Gateview, Colorado

K29IU-D in Parlin, Colorado

K29IV-D in Fremont, Utah

K29IW-D in Clear Creek, Utah

K29IX-D in Caineville, Utah

K29IY-D in Ferron, Utah

K29IZ-D in Huntington, Utah

K29JA-D in Alton, Utah

K29JB-D in Moses Lake, Washington

K29JD-D in Redding, California

K29JF-D in Rolla, Missouri

K29JL-D in Las Animas, Colorado

K29JN-D in Gold Beach, Oregon

K29JO-D in Douglas, Wyoming

K29JP-D in East Price, Utah

K29JQ-D in Fishlake Resort, Utah

K29JW-D in Granite Falls, Minnesota

K29KD-D in Delta, Utah

K29KE-D in Big Falls, Minnesota

K29KH-D in Kasilof, Alaska

K29KJ-D in Orovada, Nevada

K29KR-D in Camas Valley, Oregon

K29KT-D in Thoreau, New Mexico

K29LB-D in Vernal, etc., Utah

K29LC-D in Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico

K29LG-D in Soda Springs, Idaho

K29LJ-D in Altus, Oklahoma

K29LL-D in Phoenix/Talent, Oregon

K29LN-D in Santa Rosa, New Mexico

K29LV-D in Jackson, Minnesota

K29MK-D in Deming, New Mexico

K29NM-D in Spokane, Washington

K29NO-D in The Dalles, Oregon

K38LU-D in Billings, Montana

K40AD-D in Cottonwood, etc., Arizona

K41HC in Springfield, Missouri

K41IW-D in Polson, Montana

K42JA-D in Hot Springs, Montana

K46HL-D in Susanville, etc., California

K48GG-D in Hawthorne, Nevada

K48GQ-D in Redwood Falls, Minnesota

K49DM-D in Coos Bay, Oregon

K49IC-D in Salmon, Idaho

K51FK-D in Rockaway Beach, Oregon

KBFX-CD in Bakersfield, California

KBJE-LD in Tyler, Texas

KBWF-LD in Sioux City, Iowa

KCYU-LD in Yakima, Washington

KDEN-TV in Longmont, Colorado

KDKF in Klamath Falls, Oregon

KDOS-LD in Globe, Arizona

KECA-LD in Eureka, California

KEPB-TV in Eugene, Oregon

KFTR-DT in Ontario, California

KFXL-LD in Lufkin, Texas

KGAN in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

KGRQ-LD in Gila River Indian Community, Arizona

KHDS-LD in Salina, Kansas

KITU-TV in Beaumont, Texas

KMBC-TV in Kansas City, Missouri

KMSG-LD in Fresno, California

KNKC-LD in Lubbock, Texas

KPIX-TV in San Francisco, California

KPLO-TV in Pierre, South Dakota

KPSE-LD in Palm Springs, California

KQMM-CD in Santa Maria, California

KRBC-TV in Abilene, Texas

KSAS-LP in Dodge City, Kansas

KSTF in Scottsbluff, Nebraska

KTAZ in Phoenix, Arizona

KTUZ-TV in Shawnee, Oklahoma

KTXA in Fort Worth, Texas

KTZT-CD in Tulsa, Oklahoma

KUHM-TV in Helena, Montana

KUPT in Hobbs, New Mexico

KUPX-TV in Provo, Utah

KVCW in Las Vegas, Nevada

KWBQ in Santa Fe, New Mexico

KWNB-LD in McCook, Nebraska

KWOG in Springdale, Arkansas

W29CI-D in Salem, Illinois

W29DE-D in Hayesville, North Carolina

W29DH-D in Moorefield, West Virginia

W29DN-D in Athens, Georgia

W29DP-D in Welch, West Virginia

W29DT-D in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

W29EE-D in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico

W29EG-D in Zanesville, Ohio

W29EZ-D in Elmira, New York

W40CV-D in Jacksonville, Illinois

W46ED-D in Willsboro, New York

W47DH-D in Clarks Summit, etc., Pennsylvania

W48DB-D in Coloma, Wisconsin

WANN-CD in Atlanta, Georgia

WAUR-LD in Ottawa, Illinois

WAZS-LD in North Charleston, South Carolina

WBIH in Selma, Alabama

WCHS-TV in Charleston, West Virginia

WCYB-TV in Bristol, Virginia

WDTB-LD in Hamburg, New York

WECP-LD in Panama City, Florida

WEDS-LD in Fort Walton, Florida

WEHG-LD in Wausau, Wisconsin

WEYS-LD in Miami, Florida

WFET-LD in Lewisburg, Tennessee

WFTC in Minneapolis, Minnesota

WFTS-TV in Tampa, Florida

WGTE-TV in Toledo, Ohio

WGTU in Traverse City, Michigan

WIVN-LD in Newcomerstown, Ohio

WJAC-TV in Bedford, Pennsylvania

WKNO in Memphis, Tennessee

WKTV in Utica, New York

WMAQ-TV in Chicago, Illinois

WMJN-LP in Somerville, Alabama

WMPB in Baltimore, Maryland

WMVJ-CD in Melbourne, Florida

WOMS-CD in Muskegon, Michigan

WORA-TV in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

WQMY in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

WTCI in Chattanooga, Tennessee

WTTK in Kokomo, Indiana

WUHQ-LD in Grand Rapids, Michigan

WUNJ-TV in Wilmington, North Carolina

WUTF-TV in Worcester, Massachusetts

WUVP-DT in Vineland, New Jersey

WVBT in Virginia Beach, Virginia

WVUE-DT in New Orleans, Louisiana

WXIX-TV in Newport, Kentucky

WXLV-TV in Winston-Salem, North CarolinaThe following stations, which are no longer licensed, formerly broadcast on digital channel 29 in the United States:

KBKV-LD in Columbia, Missouri

WAOH-CD in Akron, Ohio

WBOA-CD in Kittanning, Pennsylvania

WNYJ-TV in West Milford, New Jersey

Channel 9 virtual TV stations in the United States

The following television stations operate on virtual channel 9 in the United States:

K02AO-D in Eureka, Montana

K02EE-D in Weaverville, California

K02IK-D in Gateview, Colorado

K03HX-D in Etna, California

K04IH-D in Baker, Montana

K04OS-D in Reedsport, Oregon

K04RP-D in Delta Junction, Alaska

K05CR-D in Hayfork, California

K05FC-D in Lake McDonald, Montana

K07JS-D in North Bend, Oregon

K08OB-D in Newell, California

K08OR-D in Canby, California

K08OV-D in Nenana, Alaska

K09BJ-D in Entiat, Washington

K09CL-D in Rock Island, Washington

K09FF-D in Squilchuck St. Park, Washington

K09YK-D in Durango/Purgatory, Colorado

K09YW-D in Leamington, Utah

K11BX-D in Sutherlin, Oregon

K11GT-D in Eugene, Oregon

K11KI-D in Dorena, etc., Oregon

K11XC-D in Salina & Redmond, Utah

K12AA-D in Troy, Montana

K13AAE-D in Healy, Alaska

K14HX-D in Lakehead, California

K14KE-D in St. James, Minnesota

K14NM-D in Anton & SW Wash County, Colorado

K15EM-D in Escalante, Utah

K15IA-D in Orderville, Utah

K15IF-D in Basalt, Colorado

K15JG-D in Scottsburg, Oregon

K16BO-D in Milford, etc., Utah

K16EO-D in Oro Valley/Tucson, Arizona

K16IB-D in Mount Pleasant, Utah

K17JK-D in Cane Beds, Arizona/Hildale, Utah

K17KB-D in Belgrade, etc., Montana

K17MV-D in Richfield, etc., Utah

K17OB-D in Plevna, Montana

K18GM-D in Pleasant Valley, Colorado

K18KD-D in Libby, Montana

K18KH-D in Julesburg, Colorado

K18NG-D in McDermitt, Nevada

K19EX-D in Price, Utah

K19FH-D in Aspen, Colorado

K19GL-D in Yreka, California

K19ID-D in Green River, Utah

K19IE-D in Boulder, Utah

K19LN-D in Mayfield, Utah

K20DE-D in Alturas/Likely, California

K20DW-D in Juab, Utah

K20IJ-D in Wauneta, Nebraska

K21GW-D in Toquerville/Hurricane, Utah

K21JN-D in Erick, Oklahoma

K21MT-D in Seiling, Oklahoma

K22CQ-D in Idalia, Colorado

K22DM-D in Rural Summit County, Utah

K22KP-D in Wendover, Utah

K22LD-D in Chinook, Montana

K23DJ-D in Ekalaka, Montana

K23DP-D in Kanab, Utah

K23FO-D in Jackson, Minnesota

K23FT-D in Myton, Utah

K23JX-D in Hatch, Utah

K23KW-D in Circleville, Utah

K23ME-D in Camas Valley, Oregon

K24FD-D in Rural Garfield, etc., Utah

K24ID-D in Fernadle, Montana

K24IO-D in Ferron, Utah

K24IP-D in Huntington, Utah

K24MS-D in Roseau, Minnesota

K25GZ-D in Holyoke, Colorado

K25LH-D in Fishlake Resort, Utah

K25MW-D in Baudette, Minnesota

K25NI-D in Mapleton, Oregon

K25PL-D in Ridgecrest, California

K27CD-D in Boulder, Montana

K27CL-D in Coos Bay/North Bend, Oregon

K27FI-D in Frost, Minnesota

K27HR-D in Manti & Ephraim, Utah

K27KB-D in Caineville, Utah

K27LO-D in Emigrant, Montana

K27MY-D in Altus, Oklahoma

K28CY-D in Lewiston, California

K28DB-D in Fall River Mills, California

K28KN-D in Emery, Utah

K29ID-D in Weeksville, Montana

K29IV-D in Fremont, Utah

K29JW-D in Granite Falls, Minnesota

K29KE-D in Big Falls, Minnesota

K30JN-D in Rural Carbon County, Utah

K31EL-D in Tropic, etc., Utah

K31GK-D in Ukiah, California

K31KP-D in Alton, Utah

K32EX-D in Peetz, Colorado

K32FQ-D in St. George, Utah

K33DO-D in Vernal, Utah

K33FO-D in Benkelman, Nebraska

K33KH-D in Nephi, Utah

K34DP-D in Plevna, Montana

K34FV-D in Duchesne, Utah

K34JJ-D in Hollis, Oklahoma

K34KL-D in Powers, Oregon

K34NU-D in Jackson, Minnesota

K35HW-D in Florence, Oregon

K35KL-D in Manila, etc., Utah

K35MY-D in Birchdale, Minnesota

K36JT-D in Clear Creek, Utah

K36JU-D in Helper, Utah

K36JV-D in East Price, Utah

K36NQ-D in Altus, Oklahoma

K36OA-D in Red Lake, Minnesota

K38AD-D in Yuma, Colorado

K38LD-D in Woody Creek, Colorado

K38MW-D in Torrey, etc., Utah

K39HP-D in Park City, Utah

K39KH-D in Fountain Green, Utah

K39LT-D in Pringle, South Dakota

K40IO-D in Carbondale, Colorado

K40KP-D in Koosharem, Utah

K41GE-D in Cedar City, Utah

K41IT-D in Haxtun, Colorado

K41LB-D in Scofield, Utah

K41LD-D in Antimony, Utah

K42HK-D in Cottage Grove, Oregon

K43DU-D in Butte, Montana

K43DY-D in Rural Garfield County, Utah

K43FS-D in Akron, Colorado

K43KL-D in Panguitch, Utah

K44EA-D in Fillmore, etc., Utah

K44FN-D in McCook/Culbertson, Nebraska

K44IP-D in Roosevelt, etc., Utah

K44JP-D in Cottage Grove, Oregon

K45LD-D in Scipio, Utah

K45MZ-D in Laketown, etc., Utah

K46DF-D in Parowan/Enoch, etc., Utah

K46EO-D in Long Valley Junction, Utah

K46JK-D in Orangeville, Utah

K46KS-D in Roseburg, Oregon

K47JI-D in Blanding/Monticello, Utah

K47MD-D in Henrieville, Utah

K47MG-D in Rural Sevier County, Utah

K48GA-D in Wray, Colorado

K48KS-D in Delta, etc., Utah

K48LR-D in Green River, Utah

K48LT-D in Beryl/New Castle/Modena, Utah

K48LW-D in Redstone, Colorado

K49FS-D in Logan, Utah

K49MF-D in Sterling, Colorado

K50DB-D in Alexandria, Minnesota

K50EE-D in Sterling, Colorado

K50HZ-D in Willmar, Minnesota

K50KC-D in Washington, etc., Utah

K51CM-D in International Falls, Minnesota

K51EY-D in London Springs, Oregon

K51GI-D in Kanarraville/New Ha, Utah

K51JO-D in Marysvale, Utah

K51JV-D in Beaver, Utah

K51KV-D in Hanksville, Utah

KAWE in Bemidji, Minnesota

KBHE-TV in Rapid City, South Dakota

KCAL-TV in Los Angeles, California

KCAU-TV in Sioux City, Iowa

KCFW-TV in Kalispell, Montana

KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

KCTS-TV in Seattle, Washington

KDSE in Dickinson, North Dakota

KECY-TV in El Centro, California

KETC in St. Louis, Missouri

KETG in Arkadelphia, Arkansas

KEZI in Eugene, Oregon

KGMD-TV in Hilo, Hawaii

KGUN-TV in Tucson, Arizona

KHII-TV in Honolulu, Hawaii

KIXE-TV in Redding, California

KLRN in San Antonio, Texas

KMBC-TV in Kansas City, Missouri

KMSP-TV in Minneapolis, Minnesota

KNIN-TV in Caldwell, Idaho

KNMD-TV in Santa Fe, New Mexico

KOOD in Hays, Kansas

KPNE-TV in North Platte, Nebraska

KQED in San Francisco, California

KRBC-TV in Abilene, Texas

KSDX-LD in San Diego, California

KTRE in Lufkin, Texas

KTSM-TV in El Paso, Texas

KUAC-TV in Fairbanks, Alaska

KUEN in Ogden, Utah

KUSA in Denver, Colorado

KUSM-TV in Bozeman, Montana

KWES-TV in Odessa, Texas

KWTV-DT in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

KXLH-LD in Helena, Montana

W28DR-D in Cedarville, West Virginia

W29DP-D in Welch, West Virginia

W32EG-D in Williams, Minnesota

W50BD-D in Moorefield, West Virginia

WAFB in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

WAOW in Wausau, Wisconsin

WBON-LD in East Bernstadt, Kentucky

WCPO-TV in Cincinnati, Ohio

WFTC in Minneapolis, Minnesota

WFTV in Orlando, Florida

WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois

WHDT in Stuart, Florida

WLDW-LD in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

WMUR-TV in Manchester, New Hampshire

WNBW-DT in Gainesville, Florida

WNCT-TV in Greenville, North Carolina

WNIN in Evansville, Indiana

WSOC-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina

WSUR-DT in Ponce, Puerto Rico

WSWP-TV in Grandview, West Virginia

WSYR-TV in Syracuse, New York

WTOV-TV in Steubenville, Ohio

WTVA in Tupelo, Mississippi

WTVC in Chattanooga, Tennessee

WTVM in Columbus, Georgia

WUSA in Washington, D.C.

WVAN-TV in Savannah, Georgia

WWOR-TV in Secaucus, New Jersey

WWTV in Cadillac, MichiganThe following stations, which are no longer licensed, formerly operated on virtual channel 9:

K07IA-D in Oakland, Oregon

K09YQ-D in Ketchikan, Alaska

K34IV-D in Fruitland, Utah

K39DG-D in Trinity Center, California

K42LH-D in WInston, Oregon

KABY-TV in Aberdeen, South Dakota

WLEP-LD in Erie, Pennsylvania

Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Eden Prairie is an edge city 12 miles (19 km) southwest of downtown Minneapolis in Hennepin County, and the 12th-largest city in the State of Minnesota. It is the 7th-largest suburb in the Twin Cities, with a population of 60,797 at the 2010 census. The city is on the north bank of the Minnesota River, upstream from its confluence with the Mississippi River.

Eden Prairie is a suburb with a mixed-income city model. It is home to 7,213 firms, municipal and regional parks, conservation areas, trails, and recreational facilities.There are walking trails around Purgatory Creek and Staring Lake, and the Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail. The city has more than 170 miles (270 km) of multi-use trails, 2,250 acres (9 km2) of parks, and 1,300 acres (5 km2) of open space. It is home to the headquarters of SuperValu, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, SABIS, and MTS Systems Corporation. It contains the Eden Prairie Center and is the hub for SouthWest Transit, providing public transportation to three adjacent suburbs. KMSP and WFTC are also based in Eden Prairie.

Eden Prairie and nearby suburbs form the southwest portion of Minneapolis–Saint Paul, the 15th-largest metropolitan area in the United States, with about 3.6 million residents.

Eden Prairie has been one of Money magazine's "Best Places to Live" in America since 2006; the city earned first place in the 2010 survey and second place in 2016. In 2017, eleven Eden Prairie students scored perfect ACT test scores.

Fox Television Stations

Fox Television Stations, LLC (FTS; alternately Fox Television Stations Group, LLC), is a group of television stations located within the United States which are owned-and-operated by the Fox Broadcasting Company, a subsidiary of the Fox Corporation.

FTS produced the first 25 seasons of Fox's program COPS (through Fox Television Stations Productions), until it moved to Spike (now Paramount Network) in the 2013-14 season. It also oversees the MyNetworkTV service and has a half-interest in the Movies! digital subchannel network, which is shared with Weigel Broadcasting.


KMSP-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 9, is a Fox owned-and-operated television station licensed to Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States and serving the Twin Cities television market. The station is owned by the Fox Television Stations subsidiary of Fox Corporation, as part of a duopoly with MyNetworkTV owned-and-operated station WFTC (channel 9.2). The two outlets share studios on Viking Drive in Eden Prairie, and a transmission tower in Shoreview.

KMSP-TV also serves the Mankato market (via K35KI-D in nearby St. James through the local municipal-operated Cooperative TV (CTV) network of translators), even though that area already has a Fox affiliate of its own.KMSP-TV is also carried in Canada on Shaw Cable's Thunder Bay, Ontario system and on Bell MTS Fibe TV in the province of Manitoba.

KMSP Tower

KMSP TV Tower is a 446.8 metre (1466 feet) high guy-wired aerial mast for the transmission of FM radio and television programs in Shoreview, Minnesota. The structure was apparently the tallest in Minnesota until the construction of the KPXM Tower in 1997.

The tower, which was built in 1971, is owned by KMSP channel 9 of Eden Prairie, Minnesota but is shared by several area broadcasters; WFTC channel 29 (KMSP's sister station) and the Twin Cities Public Television stations, KTCA and KTCI. Several FM stations are also on the tower: KQRS-FM 92.5("KQ92"), KXXR 93.7 ("93X"), KTCZ 97.1 ("Cities 97"), KTIS-FM 98.5, KSJN 99.5, KFXN 100.3, KDWB 101.3, KEEY 102.1 ("K102"), KMNB 102.9 ("Buz'n 102.9"), and KZJK 104.1 ("Jack FM").

In 2001, a painter working on the tower died from asphyxia upon falling 500 feet down the structure.

List of Minnesota Twins broadcasters

The Minnesota Twins baseball team have had many broadcasters in their history in Minnesota. Here is a list of the people who have been a part of bringing the Twins to the people of Minnesota.

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 station

List of historical NBA over-the-air television broadcasters

Television broadcasting started around the 1950s and has continued to grow and become more sophisticated. When the National Basketball Association broadcasts first aired, they were broken down into four categories including; pre game, halftime, post game, and game coverage. Pregame casting usually covered a summary of predictions, key factors, and injuries. Halftime covered what happened in the first half, and the post game covered the game as a whole and the outcome. The game broadcast was a live game announcing that gave a play by play.

List of television stations in Minnesota

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

Matthew Knisely

Matthew "Matt" Knisely is an American TV Photojournalist and an American author known for professional standards and his vivid editing and use of depth of field in his photography.

Born in York, Pennsylvania, Knisely attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Millersville University majoring in Journalism and Philosophy. He got his start as a TV Photojournalist in his home state at two local TV stations, WGAL-TV and WHTM-TV in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He then ventured to Europe where he worked internationally as a photojournalist with the British Broadcasting Corporation in East Riding, England. While working in Europe, Knisely covered the Good Friday Peace Agreement Talks and Announcement and additionally the Serbian unilateral cease-fire and partial retreat from Kosovo. After returning to the United States, he worked as a reporter in the Midwest.

Knisely ventured back into photojournalism at KTUL-TV in Tulsa, Oklahoma before moving to KNXV-TV in Phoenix, Arizona. Most notably while at KNXV-TV he and Correspondent Jonathan Elias reported on the compelling images and stories of national unrest during the "Beltway sniper" attacks in the Mid-Atlantic United States. In late 2002, Knisely became the Director of Photography at KMSP/WFTC-TV the FOX duopoly in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he was a mentor and leader to a group of 34 full-time photojournalists and 7 full-time editors. In 2005 he covered the Death of Pope John Paul II, the Papal Conclave, and election of Pope Benedict XVI for FOX News Channel. In 2007 he and his staff led KMSP-TV in Minneapolis to national honors, when the station was named runner-up as the National Press Photographers Association's Station of the year as one of the best stations in the country for television photography. Additionally in 2007 and 2008 KMSP-TV became one of the most successful FOX Affiliates in the country. Knisely has a reputation as a skilled TV Photojournalist and motivator in the business. His work alone has won many honors, including: Associated Press Southwest Press Photographer of the Year; 20 Emmy Awards; 2 RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Awards and more than 70 Regional and National Awards. [1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]


In 2008, Knisely left KMSP/WFTC-TV to start Good World Creative a Creative Consultant Firm for Non-Profits and to serve as Director of Communications and Media for Lawton First Assembly in Oklahoma. He additionally worked as Global Creative Director of Marketing for ACTIVE Network, a San Diego technology solutions company. Currently, Matt works for Gateway Church as their Creative Director. He is also the Author of Framing Faith: From Camera to Pen, An Award-Winning Photojournalist Captures God in a Hurried World a book by HarperCollins Christian publishing that helps connect the seemingly unconnected that lead us to a better life and reveals how to be present in the moment. Besides being an award winning photojournalist and team builder, Knisely has been a speaker internationally, at numerous universities, and industry conferences.

Nationwide Communications

Nationwide Communications Inc., originally known as Peoples Broadcasting Corporation, was a media subsidiary of the Nationwide Insurance Company, which operated from 1946 until 1997. Based in Columbus, Ohio, Nationwide Communications owned and operated a variety of radio and television stations across the United States until it sold off all its radio stations to Cincinnati-based Jacor for a reported $620 million, and its television stations to Young Broadcasting. The service division was spun off and became Nationwide Communications Services L.L.C. in 1998.

In 1946, the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation first got into broadcasting through a radio service for farmers on WRFD, Columbus, Ohio, an AM radio station. The Ohio Farm Bureau was dedicated to serving farmers in Ohio, but as its other pursuits (chiefly the Farm Bureau Mutual Automobile Insurance Company) were increasingly made available to non-farmers, the Farm Bureau spun off these ventures into a separate corporation. WRFD continued to serve farmers, and indeed, still carries farm programming today under the ownership of Salem Media of Ohio. However, other Farm Bureau stations—most notably WRFD-FM, now known as WNCI—were transferred to this umbrella corporation, known today as the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company & Affiliated Companies. The group of stations became known as Nationwide Communications, after its parent company.

Nationwide Communications owned a total of five television stations, though none in its home market of Columbus, or Ohio. The first television station it owned was KVTV-TV (now KCAU-TV) in Sioux City, Iowa, which was sold in 1965 to purchase WATE-TV, Channel 6, Knoxville, Tennessee. The company's second purchase was WXEX-TV (now WRIC-TV), Channel 8, Petersburg, Virginia in 1968, its third station was WBAY-TV, Channel 2, Green Bay, Wisconsin, purchased in 1974, and its fourth station purchase was KITN (now WFTC), Channel 29, in Minneapolis in 1985. Three of the four stations were ABC affiliates (WXEX-TV switched from NBC to ABC in 1965, WATE-TV switched from NBC to ABC in 1979, and WBAY-TV switched from CBS to ABC in 1992); the fourth (KITN/WFTC) was an independent and later a Fox affiliate while under Nationwide's stewardship. Nationwide Communications sold all three of its ABC-affiliated television stations in 1993 to Young Broadcasting, a subsidiary of Adam Young, Incorporated, a TV station advertising representation firm; WFTC was sold to Clear Channel Communications the next year. In November 2013, Young merged with Media General, and then itself was merged with Nexstar Media Group in January 2017. WATE and WRIC are now under that company's ownership, while WBAY was spun-off to Gray Television.

In the early 1970s, Nationwide was awarded a license to operate a UHF television station in Columbus, Ohio on Channel 28, with the assigned call letters WNCI-TV. Nationwide, however, did not complete construction of the television station and its license and construction permit was allowed to lapse. The frequency allocation was ultimately awarded to Commercial Radio Institute, Inc. of Baltimore, MD, which began operation of WTTE. WTTE was the second station owned by the company now known as the Sinclair Broadcast Group.

Before ceasing operations, Nationwide Communications was the 16th largest radio group in the United States. Throughout its history, Nationwide owned and operated radio stations in Minnesota, Florida, Ohio, Nevada, Texas, Arizona, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington and California.

Owned-and-operated television stations in the United States

In the United States, owned-and-operated television stations (frequently abbreviated as O&Os) constitute only a portion of their parent television networks' station bodies, due to ownership limits imposed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Currently, the total number of television stations owned by any company (including a television network) can only reach a maximum of 39% of the country; in the past, the ownership limit was much lower, and was determined by a specific number of television stations rather than basing the limits on total market coverage.

Upper Midwest Emmy Awards

The Upper Midwest Emmy Awards are a division of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The Minnesota division was founded in 1973. In addition to granting the Upper Midwest Emmy Awards, this division awards scholarships, honors industry veterans at the Silver Circle Celebration, conducts National Student Television Awards of Excellence, has a free research and a nationwide job bank. The chapter also participates in judging Emmy entries at the regional and national levels.


WCCO-TV, virtual channel 4 (UHF digital channel 32), is a CBS owned-and-operated television station licensed to Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States and serving the Twin Cities television market. The station is owned by the CBS Television Stations subsidiary of CBS Corporation. WCCO-TV's studios are located on South 11th Street along Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis, and its transmitter is located at the Telefarm complex in Shoreview, Minnesota.

WCCO-TV's programming is also seen on full-power satellite station KCCW-TV (virtual and VHF digital channel 12) in Walker (with transmitter near Hackensack). Nielsen Media Research treats WCCO-TV and KCCW-TV as one station in local ratings books, using the identifier name WCCO+. From 1987 until 2017, WCCO-TV operated a second satellite, KCCO-TV (virtual and VHF digital channel 7) in Alexandria (with transmitter near Westport).

WCCO is one of three owned-and-operated network affiliates in the Twin Cities market, the others being Fox O&O KMSP-TV (channel 9) and MyNetworkTV O&O WFTC (channel 9.2).


WRNS-FM is an FM radio station located in Kinston, North Carolina in the United States.

Its format is a mixture of mainstream and classic country.Broadcasting at 95.1 MHz, the station has a non-directional signal of 100,000 watts, that reaches "from the capital to the coast". The station has served Kinston and eastern North Carolina since the 1960s, when it was WFTC-FM. At one time, it was the only country station in the area and had one of the highest market shares of any station. Known for its generosity, the station has held a radiothon for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital annually for the past 5 years. The station is constantly ranked as the #1 station in its market by Arbitron.

The WRNS-FM transmitter antenna is located on WCTI-TV's tower north of Trenton, North Carolina. Studios are located in New Bern.

In September 2017, Dick Broadcasting announced the purchase of Alpha Media stations in three markets — 18 stations and two translators in total, at a purchase price of $19.5 million. The acquisition of WRNS-FM by Dick Broadcasting was consummated on December 20, 2017.

Jim Mantel, who spent 18 years on WGAR-FM in Cleveland and was named to the Country Radio Hall of Fame in 2017, retired in 2018 after hosting the morning show since 2010, joined by Crystal Legends in 2012. Bobby Bones moved from WQSL/WQZL to replace Mantel, and Legends, also program director, moved to middays.

Working Tax Credit

Working Tax Credit (WTC) is a state benefit in the United Kingdom made to people who work and have a low income. It was introduced in April 2003 and is a means-tested benefit. Despite their name, tax credits are not to be confused with tax credits linked to a person's tax bill, because they are used to top-up wages. Unlike most other benefits, it is paid by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

WTC can be claimed by working individuals, childless couples and working families with dependent children. In addition, people may also be entitled to Child Tax Credit (CTC) if they are responsible for any children. WTC and CTC are assessed jointly and families remain eligible for CTC even if where no adult is working or they have too much income to receive WTC.

In 2010 the coalition government announced that the Working Tax Credit would, by 2017, be integrated into and replaced by the new Universal Credit. However implementation of this has been repeatedly delayed and may not be finished until 2022. From 2018 no new claims can be made for Working Tax Credit, only Universal Credit. But existing WTC claimants will not be all transferred to UC until 2022.

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