WFXT

WFXT, virtual channel 25 (UHF digital channel 34), is a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The station is owned by the Cox Media Group subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises. WFXT's studios are located on Fox Drive (near the Boston-Providence Turnpike) in Dedham, and its transmitter is located on Cabot Street in Needham. It is one of six Boston television stations that are available in Canada through satellite provider Bell TV and cable provider EastLink. WFXT is the largest Fox affiliate by market size that is not owned and operated by the network, although it was previously owned by Fox on two occasions (1987–1990 and 1995–2014).

WFXT
WFXT Boston 25 logo
Boston, Massachusetts
United States
BrandingBoston 25 (general)
Boston 25 News (newscasts)
SloganComplete New England News Coverage
ChannelsDigital: 34 (UHF)
Virtual: 25 (PSIP)
Affiliations
OwnerCox Media Group
(Cox Media Group Northeast, LLC)
First air dateOctober 10, 1977
Call letters' meaningFox Television
(former owner and current affiliation)
Former callsignsWXNE-TV (1977–1987)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 25 (UHF, 1977–2009)
  • 31 (UHF, 1999–2019)
Former affiliationsIndependent (1977–1987)
Transmitter power1000 kW
Height350 m (1,148 ft)
Facility ID6463
Transmitter coordinates42°18′10.7″N 71°13′4.9″W / 42.302972°N 71.218028°WCoordinates: 42°18′10.7″N 71°13′4.9″W / 42.302972°N 71.218028°W
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
Websitewww.boston25news.com

History

WXNE-TV (1977–1987)

The station first signed on the air on October 10, 1977 as WXNE-TV (standing for "Christ (X) in New England");[1] originally operating as an independent station, it was founded by the Christian Broadcasting Network. The station's early programming format was targeted at a family audience, consisting of older syndicated reruns and a decent amount of religious programming (including the CBN-produced program The 700 Club and programs from many other televangelists). Religious programs ran for about six hours a day during the week, and throughout the day on Sundays. The station also carried the daily and Sunday Mass from the Boston Catholic Television Center. Secular programming consisted of westerns, older movies, family-oriented drama series, old film shorts, and classic television series. By 1980, religious programs had been reduced on Sundays to 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to midnight, and to about four to five hours a day during the week. For several years under CBN ownership, Tim Robertson served as the station's program director, appointed by his father and CBN founder Pat Robertson.

The station began adding more cartoons, made-for-TV movies, and off-network sitcoms and family dramas during the early 1980s. Most notably, in 1980, WXNE took over production of the weekday bowling program Candlepins for Cash, which had just been canceled by CBS affiliate WNAC-TV (channel 7, later WNEV-TV, now WHDH) after seven seasons. With new host Rico Petrocelli, the show moved production from WNAC's studios, in bowling lanes that were built in the basement of the facility, to the now-defunct Wal-Lex Lanes in Waltham. After only a few months as host, Petrocelli was ousted in favor of the program's original host when it aired on WNAC, Bob Gamere, who remained on Candlepins until it ended its run on WXNE in 1983. During this time, the station rebranded itself as "Boston 25", as it converted into a true independent. While the station was carried only on cable providers in the Greater Boston market, WXNE held a solid third place among the area's independent stations, behind the longer-established WSBK-TV (channel 38) and WLVI-TV (channel 56), and sixth in the ratings among the market's commercial television stations. The station also implemented two significant advertising campaigns, in a bid to compete with the other independents: Boston turn, New England turn, Everybody turn 25 today/tonight! from 1983 to 1985, followed by You Should See Us Now! from 1985 to 1987 (and was later revived in a rearranged form during the Boston Celtics-ownership era of WFXT, as Watch What Happens..Now!).

In April 1986, WXNE and the other two CBN stations — KXTX-TV in DallasFort Worth and WYAH-TV in Norfolk, Virginia — were put up for sale.[2] That August, News Corporation announced that it would purchase WXNE,[3] with plans to make it an owned-and-operated station of its new network, Fox, which had been unable to secure an affiliation with WSBK or WLVI. Until the sale was completed, channel 25 did not air Fox's inaugural program and what was then its lone offering, The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers, a late-night talk show that aired opposite The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on NBC. The outgoing CBN ownership believed that the program did not fit its strict content guidelines. Fox instead contracted Boston radio station WMRE (1510 AM, now WMEX) to carry the audio portion of The Late Show in the interim.[4]

As WFXT (1987–present)

When the sale to News Corporation was completed on December 31, 1986,[5] the station—renamed WFXT on January 19, 1987, became the seventh Fox-owned property and the first to be acquired separately from Murdoch's 1986 purchase of Metromedia's six television stations that served as the foundation for the new network (similarly, CBN spinoff International Family Entertainment would later be acquired in an auction by News Corporation subsidiary Fox Kids Worldwide, thus becoming Fox Family Worldwide, now ABC Family Worldwide, as owners of the newly renamed Fox Family Channel, now Freeform). Besides adding The Late Show to the schedule, airings of The 700 Club were cut to once a day, and the daily broadcast of the Roman Catholic Mass was moved to an earlier timeslot. The station also began airing the syndicated, Fox-produced tabloid magazine A Current Affair on weeknights; WFXT was the second station, after producing station WNYW in New York City, to air the program.[6] WXNE staff announcer Chris Clausen had already been let go in late 1986 (promptly joining WNEV-TV in January 1987) in favor of the services of Fox affiliate voiceover Beau Weaver, who would remain with both the station and Fox Television Stations for over a decade. The station's schedule, however, was largely unchanged at the outset, aside from the removal of several older sitcoms that soon resurfaced on WQTV (channel 68, now WBPX-TV). The Sunday evening religious program block was finally discontinued on April 5, 1987, when Fox launched its primetime lineup, which initially aired only on Sundays before expanding to Saturdays that July (as such, WFXT is the only Boston television station that has never changed its network affiliation, as it has been with Fox since the network's primetime expansion).

Over the next few years, WFXT, for the most part was unable to acquire the better syndicated programs and continued to only acquire shows that WSBK, WLVI, and the market's network affiliates passed on. In addition to Fox programming, most of the shows added to WFXT's schedule were low-budget, first-run syndicated programs and cartoons. However, in 1988, the station did manage to buy two popular weekday syndication shows away from WNEV—Hollywood Squares (the then-current John Davidson version) and Entertainment Tonight—when the CBS affiliate phased them off its schedule, due to other programming commitments. WFXT aired Squares through its 1989 cancellation; it carried ET weeknights at 7:00 p.m., as the lead-in to A Current Affair, until selling the show back to WHDH (the former WNEV) in 1990. WFXT has again aired ET since 2015.

Sale to the Boston Celtics

As the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) prohibited the common ownership of a television station and a newspaper in the same market, in purchasing channel 25, News Corporation had to apply for and was granted a temporary waiver in order to retain WFXT and the newspaper it had also published, the Boston Herald. In 1989, Fox placed WFXT in a trust company; the following year, it sold the station to the Boston Celtics' ownership group, who promptly made WFXT the NBA team's flagship station. The station also gained a sister station on radio, as the Celtics also purchased WEEI (then at 590 AM, now WEZE; now at 850 AM) at the same time.[7]

The Celtics did not have the financial means to compete as a broadcaster. Nonetheless, under Celtics ownership, WFXT finally began to acquire stronger programming, becoming a serious competitor to WSBK and WLVI for the first time. In 1990, among securing the rights to several new, high-profile rerun syndication packages, WFXT managed to buy rights to The Cosby Show, reruns of which had been airing on WCVB-TV (channel 5) for the past two years. WCVB, which had lost a lot of money airing The Cosby Show in weekend blocks only, retained a small portion of the show's syndication rights for weekends and occasional airings in primetime (in the event that they chose to preempt an ABC network program). WFXT, meanwhile, began airing Cosby Show reruns on weekdays in the fall of 1990; aside from a couple of years off between 1994 and 1996, The Cosby Show would remain a staple of WFXT's schedule for well over a decade.

Return to Fox ownership

By 1992, WFXT was carried on many cable providers in areas of New England where Fox programming was not available. Locally, however, the station was still rated in third place (though not as distant as the CBN or early Fox days), behind WSBK and WLVI. Still, for a while under the Celtics' watch, WFXT was perceived to be in danger of losing its Fox affiliation. One of those instances was in the summer of 1994, when Westinghouse Broadcasting signed a deal to affiliate all of its stations with CBS, which caused WBZ-TV (channel 4) to drop its NBC affiliation and join CBS in January 1995. The outgoing CBS affiliate WHDH-TV, meanwhile, was deciding between affiliation offers from NBC and Fox, the latter of which its Miami sister station WSVN had been affiliated with since 1989. However, the Celtics soon began dropping hints about its intention to sell WFXT, including the shift of the team's over-the-air telecasts to WSBK in 1993 (though WFXT officially stated that this was due to the difficulty of scheduling telecasts around the Fox lineup);[8] furthermore, that October, Fox obtained an option to repurchase the station as part of a larger deal.[9] News Corporation sold the Boston Herald in February 1994, eliminating a potential regulatory conflict with reacquiring WFXT,[10] while WHDH signed with NBC in August 1994[11] (if WHDH had joined Fox, they would have only been allowed to carry up to two New England Patriots football games each year, as the team is part of the American Football Conference, while Fox has rights to the National Football Conference; WHDH's affiliation with NBC allowed that station to carry most Patriots games from 1995 to 1997). On October 5, 1994, Fox announced it would exercise the purchase option;[12] it retook control of WFXT on July 7, 1995.[13]

As the 1990s progressed, WFXT began phasing in more talk and reality programs. It continued running cartoons each weekday – later becoming the last station in the market that had run a morning children's program block – and sitcoms during the evening hours. WFXT served as the television flagship of the Boston Red Sox for three seasons from 2000 to 2002 (before that and since then, WFXT only carried Red Sox games that were televised by Fox itself, including games from its four World Series victories in 2004, 2007, 2013, and 2018).

In the fall of 2001, WPXT (which served as the over-the-air Fox affiliate for the Portland area since the network launched) disaffiliated from Fox due to a payment dispute between Pegasus Broadcasting (the station's owner at the time) and the network. This left Portland and the entire state of Maine without a Fox affiliate until then-Pax TV affiliate WMPX-TV switched to the network in April 2003; during this time, WFXT served as the default Fox affiliate for the New Hampshire side of the Portland market, while Foxnet provided the network's programming throughout Maine.

Wfxt 2011
WFXT's logo from July 9, 2006 to October 26, 2015, using a logo format also used at other Fox-owned television stations. The "25" in this logo had been used from September 22, 1997 to October 26, 2015.

At one point in 2006, the station was "tentatively planning" to carry programming from News Corporation-owned MyNetworkTV (a sister network to Fox) on weekdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. if the new network was unable to find an affiliate in the Boston market. On July 21, 2006, News Corporation announced that Derry, New Hampshire-based WZMY-TV (channel 50, now WWJE-DT) would become the market's MyNetworkTV affiliate when the network began operations on September 5, 2006. Channel 50 ended its affiliation with MyNetworkTV in September 2011, shortly after changing call letters to WBIN-TV; WSBK (a CBS-owned sister station to WBZ-TV that had shunned the network at its formation) took over the affiliation at that time. Before MyNetworkTV became a syndication package consisting solely of drama repeats, WFXT occasionally promoted that network's programming.

On October 12, 2007, Comcast began blacking out Fox primetime and sports programming from WFXT on its systems in Bristol County due to an invocation of the FCC's network non-duplication rule by Providence, Rhode Island Fox affiliate WNAC-TV, leaving only channel 25's syndicated programs and newscasts available in that area. On July 31, 2008, Charter Communications' system in Westport also became subject to the blackouts; this contributed to WFXT's eventual removal from that system on September 23.[14]

Trade to Cox Media Group

On June 24, 2014, Fox announced that it would trade WFXT and Memphis sister station WHBQ-TV to the Cox Media Group, in exchange for the San Francisco duopoly of Fox affiliate KTVU and independent station KICU-TV.[15][16][17] The trade was completed on October 8, 2014.[18] Following this deal, CBS-owned WBZ-TV briefly became the only network O&O in the Boston area (prior to the launch of NBC Boston in January 2017), and also made WFXT the largest Fox affiliate not owned by the network (prior to the completion of the swap, KTVU held that title). In November 2014, shortly after the closure of the sale, WFXT was briefly pulled from Verizon FiOS in the Boston area for a week due to a discrepancy in contract negotiations.[19]

WFXT 2015 Logo
WFXT's final "Fox 25" logo, used from October 27, 2015 to February 2018. The current "Boston 25" logo is based on this logo.

On October 27, 2015, WFXT dropped the Fox O&O-style branding and introduced a new logo and on-air appearance; the logo was criticized by some viewers for its simplified appearance – omitting the standard Fox network logo in favor of an italicized Helvetica logotype – and received national attention when Larry Potash, anchor of the Morning News on WGN-TV in Chicago, criticized the change as a move by station-hired consultants to help bring in viewers who defected from WFXT's newscasts following the departure of longtime evening anchor Maria Stephanos earlier that year (Stephanos would join WCVB-TV in 2016).[20][21] Prior to Super Bowl LI in February 2017, the station began downplaying the Fox name from its overall branding; this was reflected in a promo that aired prior to and during the game (which itself used the same music, tagline, and overall format as a 2014 image promotion made by Australia's Seven Network) that referred to the news operation as "25 News".[22]

On April 13, 2017, the station announced that it would rebrand its newscasts as Boston 25 News on April 24, 2017 from then on, the "Fox 25" branding was retained as a generalized identity restricted to WFXT's entertainment programming and station promotions (the move followed a similar split branding structure that Cox Media Group employed when it operated KTVU as a Fox affiliate between 1986 and 2014, in which references to the Fox network were omitted from use within that station's local news programs). General manager Tom Raponi told The Boston Globe that the change was made to eliminate a perception that WFXT's newscasts leaned conservative, which the station attributed to an internal survey taken in 2015 in which 41% of Boston area news viewers that were polled associated its newscasts with the national Fox News Channel, rather than its sister broadcast network (as an affiliate of the Fox Broadcasting Company, WFXT's only association with Fox News is through a compulsory content arrangement with Fox News Edge, which supplies national and international news footage, and reports from FNC correspondents to Fox stations for inclusion in their local newscasts).[23] In February 2018, the station dropped the "Fox 25" branding entirely and began referring to itself as "Boston 25" full time, including in promotions for syndicated and Fox network programming, making WFXT one of only a handful of Fox affiliates that does not use "Fox" in its branding.

Sale to Apollo Global Management

In February 2019, it was announced that Apollo Global Management would acquire Cox Media Group and Northwest Broadcasting's stations.[24][25] Although the group planned to operate under the name Terrier Media, it was later announced in June 2019 that Apollo would also acquire Cox's radio and advertising businesses, and retain the Cox Media Group name.[26]

Digital television

Digital channels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[27]
25.1 720p 16:9 WFXT DT Main WFXT programming / Fox
25.2 480i ESCAPE Escape
25.3 4:3 LAFF Laff

Analog-to-digital conversion

WFXT's analog signal began malfunctioning on November 1, 2008 as a result of a failing transmission line, forcing the station to reduce its power. By December 9, 2008, the transmission line had deteriorated to the point that the station's effective radiated power was reduced to levels where viewers could then only receive the station via cable, satellite or its digital signal in most areas. The station then began to state that the possibility existed that its analog signal might have to be shut down ahead of the analog-to-digital transition deadline for full-power stations, which at that time was scheduled for February 17, 2009.[28] In the end, the station's analog signal remained on the air even after that date (a result of the transition being delayed to June 12, 2009).[29] However, due to the continued failure of the transmission line (to the extent that the station estimated its analog signal was only reaching 3% of its former coverage area, with no signal at all at the station's Dedham studios), WFXT shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 25, on February 27, 2009,[30] becoming the second English-language major network station in Boston to exclusively transmit a digital signal (WZMY terminated its analog signal in December 2008) and the only Fox-owned station to shut down its analog signal prior to the new June 12 transition date. The station's digital signal continued to broadcasts on its pre-transition UHF channel 31.[31] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 25.

Many Boston area residents complained about poor reception from WFXT's digital signal compared to the market's other major television stations. This was due to the fact that the transmitter previously operated at a reduced power output of 78 kilowatts[32] from an antenna mounted below one of the tines of the Candelabra tower in Needham. WFXT's vice president of engineering Bill Holbrook stated publicly[33] that the digital signal would not reach full power until August 2009, when installation of a new antenna and transmitter was expected to be completed. However, the signal upgrades were completed in April 2009,[34] giving WFXT a signal considered to be on par with the Boston market's other full-power stations.[35] The new antenna and transmission feedline had been replaced two weeks earlier. The license to cover was filed on April 23, 2009.[34]

Programming

In addition to the Fox network schedule, syndicated programs broadcast by WFXT include The Dr. Oz Show, The Wendy Williams Show, Entertainment Tonight, Right This Minute, and TMZ on TV.

Sports programming

Through the NFL on Fox, WFXT typically airs two New England Patriots games a year, usually when the team plays host to an NFC team at Gillette Stadium. However, with the institution of the NFL's new 'cross-flex' rules in 2014, along with Fox's broadcasting rights to Thursday Night Football starting in 2018, this has given the station more opportunities to air regular season Patriots games. The station has aired five of the team's Super Bowl appearances (XXXI, XXXVI, XXXIX, XLII and LI).[36]

The station also airs any Boston Red Sox games that are part of Fox's Major League Baseball telecasts. Owing to Fox's exclusive coverage of the World Series since 2000, WFXT has carried every Red Sox championship in the television era (2004, 2007, 2013, and 2018). It also served as the team's primary over-the-air broadcaster for three seasons from 2000 to 2002. WFXT also carried a package of weekday afternoon Red Sox spring training games, produced by NESN, in 2018[37] and 2019.[38] As mentioned above, it carried Celtics games under the team's ownership in the early 1990s.

News operation

WFXT presently broadcasts 64½ hours of locally produced newscasts each week (with 10½ hours each weekday, 5½ hours on Saturdays and 6½ hours on Sundays); in regards to the number of hours devoted to locally produced newscasts, it was the largest newscast output of any station in the Boston market and in New England until January 1, 2017, when WHDH-TV lost their NBC affiliation and became a news-intensive independent outlet by increasing their weekly news output to over 70 hours.[39] During weather segments, the station utilizes live National Weather Service radar data originating from a radar site at the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Taunton.

One of the few productive moves that WFXT made under the ownership of the Boston Celtics was entering into a news share agreement with regional cable news channel New England Cable News (NECN) to produce a primetime newscast at 10:00 p.m., which debuted on September 7, 1993.[40] The half-hour Fox 25 News at 10 was initially anchored by Heather Kahn, with Tim Kelley on weather. Kahn lasted a year in this role before she was hired by ABC affiliate WCVB-TV (channel 5); Lila Orbach replaced her as anchor. In September 1994, NECN began to produce a half-hour midday newscast at 12:30 p.m. for channel 25,[41][42] which was subsequently canceled.

WFXT opted not to renew its contract with NECN in September 1995, with the final broadcast airing on October 1;[32] the next day, NECN moved the newscast to WSBK. For the next year, the only news programming on WFXT consisted primarily of national updates supplied by Fox News that aired during the day. During this time, Fox Television Stations created an in-house news department for the station, culminating in the September 9, 1996 launch of a new 10:00 p.m. broadcast, initially branded as Fox News Boston[43] before reviving the Fox 25 News title the following year. The 10:00 p.m. newscast has aired as an hour-long program since its inception, originally airing in the format on Monday through Saturday nights, while the Sunday edition aired for a half-hour in order to accommodate a sports highlight program, Sports Sunday on Fox;[44] Sports Sunday ended its run on May 16, 2004, with the Sunday edition of the 10:00 p.m. newscast expanding to an hour the following week.[45]

FOX 25 News studio Boston
WFXT's news bureau located near the Massachusetts State House in Boston.

Over the next decade, channel 25 gradually expanded its news operation. On June 4, 2001, WFXT added a 4:30 p.m. newscast (making it the first Fox-owned station to have produced a newscast during the 4:00 p.m. hour) that was anchored by Jodi Applegate and was targeted at a female audience.[46] By September 2002, the program had moved to 5:00 p.m., and on September 22, 2003, it was expanded to an hour and began using the same anchors and a similar format as the 10:00 p.m. broadcast, as Applegate became co-anchor, along with former WHDH-TV sports director Gene Lavanchy, of a three-hour weekday morning newscast from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. that launched the same day.[47] One year later, Applegate left WFXT to become co-anchor of Good Day New York on then-sister station WNYW[48] and was replaced by former WHDH and WBZ-TV anchor Kim Carrigan. Concurrent with the debut of the morning newscast, WFXT unveiled a 90,000 square feet (8,400 m2) newsroom similar to that of WHDH, which also serves as the station's news set;[47] it remains in use to this day. Channel 25 also opened a news bureau on Beacon Hill near the state house in downtown Boston, which serves as an interview location for Massachusetts lawmakers as well as a home base for weekday morning commentator Doug "V.B." Goudie.[47]

The station debuted an hour-long Sunday morning newscast at 9:00 a.m. on September 12, 2004;[49] the program was cancelled in July 2009. On May 19, 2009, WFXT and the CBS-owned duopoly of WBZ-TV/WSBK-TV entered into a Local News Service agreement, which allows the stations to share local news footage, along with a helicopter for traffic reports and breaking news.[50] The helicopter originally used as part of the sharing agreement (which WFXT and WBZ/WSBK stopped using in 2013) was involved in a crash that killed two people in Seattle on March 18, 2014, while on loan by Helicopters, Inc. for use by KOMO-TV during technical upgrades to that station's own helicopter.[51][52] On June 14, 2009, starting with its 10:00 p.m. newscast, WFXT became the last station in the Boston market at the time to begin broadcasting its newscasts in high definition (NBC owned-and-operated station WBTS-LD signed on in HD on January 1, 2017).

WFXT launched a Sunday through Friday 11:00 p.m. newscast on November 5, 2007; the weekday morning newscast has also expanded since its launch, and has aired from 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. since July 9, 2012.[53] The 5:00 p.m. newscast, which consistently placed fourth in its timeslot, was discontinued in favor of a half-hour 6:00 p.m. newscast on September 14, 2009.[54] That program was expanded to one hour with the launch of an additional half-hour newscast at 6:30 p.m. on March 14, 2011, which competes against the national network newscasts airing in the timeslot on WBZ, WHDH and WCVB.[55] On July 7, 2012, WFXT expanded the 6:00 p.m. newscast to Saturday and Sunday evenings; as is common with Fox stations that carry early evening newscasts on weekends, the newscast may be subject to delay or preemption due to network sports telecasts overrunning into the timeslot.[53] On October 7, 2013, WFXT relaunched its 5:00 p.m. newscast after a four-year hiatus.[56]

Under Cox ownership, a number of significant changes began to occur within WFXT's news department. On November 13, 2014, Doug Goudie, who was well known for his commentary segments during the station's morning show, was released from the station; he stated that his presence did not align with Cox's "philosophy", since they "aren't big on opinions." The removal of "V.B." came as part of a retooling of the Morning News into a conventional newscast, rather than a morning show emphasizing light talk and interview segments (such as Goudie's "Heavy Hitters").[57][58] The station restored the weekend morning newscasts in September 2015.[59]

WFXT frequently airs half-hour In Depth news specials at 10:30 p.m. These are compilations of reports sometimes unified by a single theme.

On-air staff

Notable current on-air staff

Notable former on-air staff

See also

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Bob Halloran (ABC sportscaster)

Bob Halloran is the Friday and Saturday nights news anchor and sports anchor for WCVB Channel 5, an ABC affiliate located in the Boston, Massachusetts media market.

He is the author of Irish Thunder: The Hard Life and Times of Micky Ward, a boxing biography on "Irish " Micky Ward, published in 2007 by Lyons Press. Paramount Pictures has retained Bob Halloran as a technical consultant for the producers of the film The Fighter starring Mark Wahlberg as Micky Ward and Christian Bale as Micky's brother Dicky Eklund.In 2004, Halloran wrote Destiny Derailed, a book on the collapse of the Boston Red Sox 2003 playoff run. In 2010, his book "Breakdown: The Story of Gang Warfare, High School Football, and the Coach who Policed the Streets" was released.

Halloran is an adjunct faculty member teaching news journalism courses in the communications department at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts. He has also been a regular contributor as a sports columnist for the Boston Metro newspaper.

Halloran has worked as an anchor for ESPNews, writer for ESPN.com, a sports reporter for WFXT Fox 25 News in Boston, a co-host of a sports talk radio show for 890 ESPN in Boston, and as a news anchor on WCVX TV58 Cape Cod in the early 1990s. A native of Middletown Township, New Jersey, he is a graduate of Mater Dei High School and Washington and Lee University.

Butch Stearns

Butch Stearns is an American television and radio personality. He is a former sports anchor for WFXT and radio host for WEEI-FM, both located in Boston, Massachusetts.

Channel 25 virtual TV stations in the United States

The following television stations operate on virtual channel 25 in the United States:

K16IR-D in Sayre, Oklahoma

K17MK-D in Elk City, Oklahoma

K18JL-D in Phoenix, Arizona

K23NH-D in Seiling, Oklahoma

K25FP-D in Ellensburg, Washington

K25FW-D in Corsicana, Texas

K25GA-D in Redmond/Prineville, Oregon

K25HD-D in Bullhead City, Arizona

K25II-D in Redwood Falls, Minnesota

K25KZ-D in Kalispell, Montana

K25LG-D in Tyler, Texas

K25LM-D in Great Falls, Montana

K25MM-D in Omaha, Nebraska

K25NG-D in St. Louis, Missouri

K26KJ-D in El Paso, Texas

K28KI-D in Roseburg, Oregon

K33NV-D in Strong City, Oklahoma

K44IW-D in Hollis, Oklahoma

KAVU-TV in Victoria, Texas

KCKS-LD in Kansas City, Kansas

KCTL-LD in Livingston, Texas

KDEN-TV in Longmont, Colorado

KFLL-LD in Boise, Idaho

KGCT-CD in Nowata, Oklahoma

KHDE-LD in Laramie, Wyoming

KJNK-LD in Minneapolis, Minnesota

KLFA-LD in Santa Maria, California

KLPA-TV in Alexandria, Louisiana

KMDE in Devils Lake, North Dakota

KMJC-LD in Louisburg, Kansas

KNDU in Richland, Washington

KNET-CD in Los Angeles, California

KNLJ in Jefferson City, Missouri

KOKH-TV in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

KPXH-LD in Fort Collins, Colorado

KQET in Watsonville, California

KQMK-LD in Lincoln, Nebraska

KSVN-CD in Ogden, Utah

KTEL-TV in Carlsbad, New Mexico

KUTU-CD in Tulsa, Oklahoma

KVTN-DT in Pine Bluff, Arkansas

KXCO-LD in Refugio, Texas

KXXV in Waco, Texas

KYCW-LD in Branson, Missouri

W25DW-D in Arbury Hills, Illinois

W25DY-D in Monticello, New York

W26DK-D in San Juan, Puerto Rico

W28DD-D in Louisa, Kentucky

W38ET-D in Eastlake, Ohio

WACS-TV in Dawson, Georgia

WBQC-LD in Cincinnati, Ohio

WBUD-LP in Blairsville, Georgia

WCWW-LD in South Bend, Indiana

WDMC-LD in Charlotte, North Carolina

WDVM-TV in Hagerstown, Maryland

WEEK-TV in Peoria, Illinois

WEHT in Evansville, Indiana

WEYI-TV in Saginaw, Michigan

WFXT in Boston, Massachusetts

WHIQ in Huntsville, Alabama

WJGV-CD in Palatka, Florida

WJMY-CD in Demopolis, Alabama

WJXX in Orange Park, Florida

WKAS in Ashland, Kentucky

WKUT-LD in Bowling Green, Kentucky

WLAX in La Crosse, Wisconsin

WNYE-TV in New York, New York

WOGC-CD in Holland, Michigan

WOLO-TV in Columbia, South Carolina

WPBF in Tequesta, Florida

WPHY-CD in Trenton, New Jersey

WROB-LD in Topeka, Kansas

WQIX-LD in Vidalia, Georgia

WUNK-TV in Greenville, North Carolina

WURH-CD in Miami, Florida

WUSP-LD in Ponce, Puerto Rico

WVAD-LD in Chesapeake, Virginia

WVIZ in Cleveland, Ohio

WVTT-CD in Olean, New York

WXXV-TV in Gulfport, Mississippi

WZDC-CD in Washington, D.C.The following television stations, which are no longer licensed, formerly operated on virtual channel 25:

KLDT-LD in Lufkin, Texas

KTUD-CD in Las Vegas, Nevada

Channel 31 digital TV stations in the United States

The following television stations broadcast on digital channel 31 in the United States:

K18DN-D in Kanab, Utah

K31AE-D in Sutherlin, Oregon

K31AH-D in Omak, etc., Washington

K31BI-D in Kingman, Arizona

K31BM-D in Silver Springs, Nevada

K31BZ-D in Wellington, Texas

K31CD-D in Canadian, Texas

K31CI-D in Montpelier, Idaho

K31CR-D in Prineville, etc., Oregon

K31CW-D in Carbondale, Colorado

K31DS-D in Coolin, Idaho

K31DW-D in Mesa, Colorado

K31EA-D in Littlefield, Arizona

K31EF-D in Frost, Minnesota

K31EI-D in Cedar Canyon, Utah

K31EL-D in Tropic, etc., Utah

K31EO-D in Mora, New Mexico

K31FD-D in Boise, Idaho

K31FN-D in Manti & Ephraim, Utah

K31FP-D in Heber/Midway, Utah

K31FQ-D in Park City, Utah

K31FR-D in Preston, Idaho

K31FU-D in Golconda, Nevada

K31FV-D in Durango & Hermosa, Colorado

K31FW-D in Lyman, Wyoming

K31FZ-D in Haxtun, Colorado

K31GC-D in Forrest, New Mexico

K31GH-D in Hayward, Wisconsin

K31GJ-D in Alamogordo, New Mexico

K31GK-D in Ukiah, California

K31GL-D in De Soto, Texas

K31GN-D in La Grande, Oregon

K31GP-D in Brookings, etc., Oregon

K31GS-D in Roswell, New Mexico

K31GT-D in Scipio, Utah

K31GZ-D in Lake Havasu City, Arizona

K31HB-D in Gallina, New Mexico

K31HC-D in Quanah, Texas

K31HK-D in Rainier, Oregon

K31HO-D in Shreveport, Louisiana

K31HS-D in Malad, Idaho

K31HY-D in Needles, etc., California

K31HZ-D in The Dalles, etc., Oregon

K31IE-D in Susanville, etc., California

K31IF-D in Hagerman, Idaho

K31IH-D in Wray, Colorado

K31IQ-D in Sterling, Colorado

K31IR-D in Grays River, Washington

K31IS-D in Toquerville, Utah

K31IU-D in Morgan, etc., Utah

K31IV-D in Romeo, Colorado

K31IW-D in Ridgway, Colorado

K31IX-D in Salida, Colorado

K31IY-D in Circleville, Utah

K31IZ-D in Naalehu, Hawaii

K31JB-D in Hanna, etc., Utah

K31JC-D in Duchesne, Utah

K31JE-D in Escalante, Utah

K31JF-D in Boulder, Utah

K31JL-D in Vernal, etc., Utah

K31JN-D in Scofield, Utah

K31JO-D in Wood River, etc., Wyoming

K31JP-D in Manila, etc., Utah

K31JQ-D in Woodward, etc., Oklahoma

K31JR-D in Thoreau, New Mexico

K31JW-D in Elk City, Oklahoma

K31JX-D in Rockville, Utah

K31KB-D in Deming, New Mexico

K31KC-D in Coalville & adjacent area, Utah

K31KE-D in San Luis Obispo, etc., California

K31KH-D in Stateline, Nevada

K31KI-D in Round Mountain, Nevada

K31KJ-D in Big Springs, Texas

K31KK-D in Kingsville-Alice, Texas

K31KL-D in Walla Walla, Washington

K31KM-D in Colorado Springs, Colorado

K31KN-D in Caineville, Utah

K31KO-D in Helper, Utah

K31KP-D in Alton, Utah

K31KQ-D in Plains, Montana

K31KR-D in Three Forks, Montana

K31KS-D in Lechee, etc., Arizona

K31KT-D in Moses Lake, Washington

K31KU-D in Rapid City, South Dakota

K31KV-D in St. James, Minnesota

K31KW-D in Richland, Washington

K31KZ-D in Lakeview, Oregon

K31LA-D in Fremont, Utah

K31LC-D in Nephi, Utah

K31LE-D in Bridger, etc., Montana

K31LF-D in Clareton, Wyoming

K31LG-D in Emery, Utah

K31LH-D in Fishlake Resort, Utah

K31LO-D in Eureka, Nevada

K31MA-D in Big Falls, Minnesota

K31MC-D in Spring Glen, etc., Utah

K31MD-D in Kasilof, Alaska

K31MJ-D in Four Buttes, etc., Montana

K31MU-D in Lingleville-Crowley, Texas

K31MX-D in Plainview, Texas

K31NE-D in Williams, Arizona

K31NT-D in Jackson, Minnesota

K31NV-D in Globe-Miami, Arizona

K31PD-D in Whitefish, etc., Montana

K31PF-D in Weed, California

K31PG-D in Granite Falls, Minnesota

K31PK-D in Birchdale, Minnesota

K34IA-D in Dove Creek, etc., Colorado

K42AA-D in Pahrump, Nevada

K46IL-D in Verde Valley, etc., Arizona

K46JL-D in Altus, Oklahoma

K47CY-D in Fort Peck, Montana

K47MQ-D in Santa Fe, New Mexico

K48HV-D in Klamath Falls, Oregon

K49JE-D in Grants Pass, Oregon

KAAS-LP in Garden City, Kansas

KAGN-CD in Crowley, Louisiana

KBLI-LD in Lincoln, Nebraska

KBTF-CD in Bakersfield, California

KBVO-CD in Austin, Texas

KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, California

KCWE in Kansas City, Missouri

KDCU-DT in Derby, Kansas

KDNL-TV in St. Louis, Missouri

KEYU in Borger, Texas

KFXK-TV in Longview, Texas

KFYR-TV in Bismarck, North Dakota

KGBT-TV in Harlingen, Texas

KHDT-LD in Denver, Colorado

KLAX-TV in Alexandria, Louisiana

KLHO-LD in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

KLKN in Lincoln, Nebraska

KLSR-TV in Eugene, Oregon

KMNZ-LD in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho

KMUM-CD in Sacramento, California

KNME-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico

KOET in Eufaula, Oklahoma

KONG in Everett, Washington

KPPX-TV in Tolleson, Arizona

KPTP-LD in Norfolk, Nebraska

KRET-CD in Palm Springs, California

KSDY-LD in San Diego, California

KSMS-TV in Monterey, California

KTLA in Los Angeles, California

KVDF-CD in San Antonio, Texas

KVUI in Pocatello, Idaho

KWBM in Harrison, Arkansas

KWHE in Honolulu, Hawaii

KWNL-CD in Winslow, Arkansas

KXOF-CD in Laredo, Texas

KXOK-LD in Enid, Oklahoma

W31AN-D in Murphy, North Carolina

W31BX-D in Danville, Illinois

W31DC-D in Fort Pierce, Florida

W31DH-D in Franklin, etc., North Carolina

W31DI-D in Spruce Pine, North Carolina

W31DZ-D in Clarksdale, Mississippi

W31EF-D in Port Jervis, New York

WANE-TV in Fort Wayne, Indiana

WAVY-TV in Portsmouth, Virginia

WAXC-LD in Alexander City, Alabama

WDDM-LD in Tallahassee, Florida

WDKY-TV in Danville, Kentucky

WDMA-CD in Macon, Georgia

WDMI-LD in Minneapolis, Minnesota

WFLD in Chicago, Illinois

WFXS-DT in Wittenberg, Wisconsin

WFXT in Boston, Massachusetts

WGBC in Meridian, Mississippi

WGCU in Fort Myers, Florida

WHIG-CD in Rocky Mount, North Carolina

WJDE-LD in Nashville, Tennessee

WJNI-LD in North Charleston, South Carolina

WLAE-TV in New Orleans, Louisiana

WLMT in Memphis, Tennessee

WNAL-LD in Scottsboro, Alabama

WNCE-CD in Glens Falls, New York

WNCF in Montgomery, Alabama

WOGX in Ocala, Florida

WPPX-TV in Wilmington, Delaware

WPXA-TV in Rome, Georgia

WPXN-TV in New York, New York

WRDE-LD in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

WRPT in Hibbing, Minnesota

WSB-TV in Athens, Georgia

WSRE in Pensacola, Florida

WSWB in Scranton, Pennsylvania

WSWG in Valdosta, Georgia

WTIC-TV in Hartford, Connecticut

WTMO-CD in Orlando, Florida

WTVJ in Miami, Florida

WUBX-CD in Durham, etc., North Carolina

WUNU in Lumberton, North Carolina

WVND-LD in Gainesville, Georgia

WXII-TV in Winston-Salem, North CarolinaThe following television stations, which are no longer licensed, formerly broadcast on digital channel 31:

K31JA-D in Fruitland, Utah

W31CZ-D in Tampa, Florida

W31DL-D in Ponce, Puerto Rico

WSJU-TV in San Juan, Puerto Rico

WUDP-LD in Lafayette, Indiana

Chris Flanagan

Christopher Flanagan is an American News Anchor currently working for WFXT in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dan Haggerty

Daniel Francis Haggerty (November 19, 1941 – January 15, 2016) was an American actor who is best known playing the title role in the film and television series The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams.

Erin Hawksworth

Erin Hawksworth is an anchor and reporter. She is a current sports anchor for CNN.

Hawksworth worked for KCPQ, the Fox affiliate in her hometown of Seattle as both a sports and morning news anchor and reporter. She also worked for WFXT, the Fox affiliate in Boston, WFAA in Dallas, Texas and KJCT in Grand Junction, Colorado. Hawksworth got her start as an intern for NBC, covering the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. Hawksworth was also an intern in the sports department at KPNX in Phoenix, Arizona.On August 20, 2015, Hawksworth joined Sinclair-owned ABC affiliate WJLA-TV in Washington, DC as its new sports anchor.

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.

Jerry Williams (radio host)

Jerry Williams (September 24, 1923 – April 29, 2003) was an American radio host, one of the originators of the talk radio format.His radio career spanned more than 50 years, starting in 1946 at WCYB in Bristol, Virginia (near the Tennessee border), and followed by stints at WIBG in Philadelphia, WMEX in Boston and WBBM in Chicago. In 1968, he returned to Boston on WBZ for eight years. In 1976 he was on WMCA in New York, then back to Philadelphia on WWDB, where he became the first FM radio talk host. He came back to Boston once again in 1981, on WRKO, where he remained until 1998. From 2002 to 2003, he hosted a program on WROL while fighting a series of illnesses.He also hosted television talk shows on WBZ-TV (1968–1969), WFXT (1987–1990), and WHLL (1990).Williams was described as a liberal and a populist. He was a critic of the state and federal liberal political establishment and media. Williams carried out frequent radio crusades, including ones to repeal Massachusetts' mandatory seat belt law and against a proposed prison in New Braintree, Massachusetts. He was a critic of Governor Michael Dukakis. A Christmas tradition on his radio program was a reading of Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales. He traditionally signed off with "Good Night, Good Luck, Good Night, Tee". Tee was his wife Therese.Williams founded the National Association of Radio Talk Show Hosts. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1996. Howie Carr cited him as an influence.Williams died on April 29, 2003 in Boston.In 2008, Burning Up The Air, a biography by former producers Steve Elman and Alan Tolz, was published by Commonwealth Editions (acquired by Applewood Books in 2010).

Jim Polito

Jim Polito is a radio talk show host for WTAG in Worcester, Massachusetts (AM 580 and FM 94.9).

Polito graduated from Saint John's High School in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts and Worcester State College where he majored in Urban Studies with a concentration in Communications.

His past work includes serving as Chief Investigative Reporter for WGGB, the ABC television network affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts where he was recognized with several Associated Press Awards, two for his coverage of the disappearance of Warren lifeguard Molly Bish. Polito was the first reporter from western Massachusetts to report live from Ground Zero in New York on 9/11 for which he received a 2002 Associated Press Award.

Polito was fired from WGGB TV-40 in 2008 amid reports of harassment. "Gormally ended the letter with a warning: "[Y]ou are hereby given notice that the next meritorious complaint from a co-worker accusing you of harassment or bullying or inappropriate behavior will result in your immediate termination." http://www.valleyadvocate.com/article.cfm?aid=5721

Polito left WFXT Fox-25 in 2014 to return to WTAG.

Molly Line

Molly Line is a news correspondent for Fox News Channel. Molly Line joined Fox News Channel as a Boston-based correspondent in January 2006.

Naamua Delaney

Naamua Delaney Sullivan is a former news anchor for CNN from December 2007 to November 2009. She began her career as an entertainment reporter for MTN in Winnipeg, Canada. She graduated from Law School at the University of London.Born in Kent, England, Naamua graduated with an L.L.B law degree from University College London. She then traveled to Vancouver, Canada on the Student Work Abroad Program, and began working first for a local newspaper, and then for a music/entertainment show as a writer and co-host. In 1996 Naamua landed her first broadcasting job with the Manitoba Television Network in Winnipeg, Canada. She then spent two years as an entertainment reporter and host at Vancouver Television, part of the Canadian Television Network.

Now living in the Atlanta area, Naamua enjoys being an involved member of her community. She has participated in many charitable and educational events, including serving as a moderator for the Harvard Business School's 30th annual H. Naylor Fitzhugh Conference; as an emcee for Action for Boston Community Development's 40th Annual Awards Dinner and an emcee of the United Way's Champion of Change award ceremony.

In 1999, she joined CTV in Vancouver as an entertainment reporter and then moved to WFXT in Boston in 1999, where she was an entertainment/lifestyles reporter. Delaney joined WNYW in New York in 2003 as an entertainment and lifestyle reporter and was the recipient of an Emmy in 2005. Before joining CNN.com, Delaney was the host of a daily talk show with the NBC network's iVillage Live.

Naamua's father is Ghanaian and her mother is British.

On 12 November 2009, Naamua, plus three others, were let go from CNN.com live. Naamua's bio was removed from the CNN page.

She was formerly the Director, Executive & International Communications at General Mills.

Her husband is from the US and she has two sons.

New England Cable News

New England Cable News (NECN) is a regional 24-hour cable news television network owned and operated by NBCUniversal (as part of the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations division, both ultimately owned by Comcast) serving the New England region of the United States. It focuses on regional news, though in some low priority timeslots, paid programming and programming from WNBC such as Talk Stoop and Open House are seen. Its main studios are located on Wells Avenue in Newton, Massachusetts (near Boston) with sister NBC owned and operated WBTS-LD (channel 8), but operates several news bureaus in the New England area, including Manchester, New Hampshire; Hartford, Connecticut; Worcester, Massachusetts; Portland, Maine; Providence, Rhode Island; and Burlington, Vermont.

New England Cable News maintains a remote camera in the television studio of Suffolk University in downtown Boston. New England Cable News is available across New England in 3.7 million homes and produces several original programs.

Patrice Oppliger

Patrice A. Oppliger (born 26 August 1963), is the assistant professor of communication at Boston University College of Communication.Oppliger has written extensively about the impact of popular culture on student's high school years, and has been consulted by the media on the subject. Interviewed by CNN about cyberbullying, Oppliger discussed the film "Mean Girls", which is based on the book "Queen Bees and Wannabes" by Rosalind Wiseman. Oppliger accused the film of "glamorizing bad behavior", she went on to say that, "The book is a helpful guide to relationships between girls; the movie, on the other hand, showed the positive side of being a mean girl."WFXT Fox25 News also interviewed Oppliger about Rockport High School's decision to ban female students from wearing yoga pants. She said that the school ought to have judged the students on a "case-by-case" basis instead.

WBZ-TV

WBZ-TV, virtual channel 4 (UHF digital channel 20), is a CBS-owned-and-operated television station licensed to Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The station is owned by the CBS Television Stations subsidiary of CBS Corporation, as part of a duopoly with MyNetworkTV affiliate WSBK-TV (channel 38). The two stations share studios on Soldiers Field Road in the Allston–Brighton section of Boston; WBZ-TV's transmitter is located on Cedar Street in Needham, Massachusetts, on a tower site that was formerly owned by CBS and is now owned by American Tower Corporation (which is shared with transmitters belonging to sister station WSBK as well as WCVB-TV, WGBH-TV, WYCN-LD and WGBX-TV).

WBZ-TV is also one of six local Boston television stations seen in Canada by subscribers to satellite provider Bell TV, and is also seen on most cable systems in Atlantic Canada.

WCRN

WCRN is an AM radio station in Worcester, Massachusetts, owned by Carter Broadcasting. The station broadcasts at 830 AM at a transmitter power output of 50,000 watts and can be heard from Maine to Providence, Rhode Island, and from Boston to Springfield, Massachusetts (during the day). The signal is directional, pointed away from such other stations at 830 kHz as WCCO in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After sunset, WCRN's signal is made further directional towards the east; as a result, it is not clearly audible in Western Massachusetts after sunset.

The station bills itself as "Full Service", with a talk radio format all day, except for financial shows from 9-11 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. weekdays and infomercials at assorted times on Saturdays and Sundays. The station simulcasts news from WFXT (channel 25) in mornings. WCRN runs music of the 60s, 70s, and 80s at night as North Star Music.

The station is owned by the Carberry family, who also own WACE in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Kurt Carberry is the vice president and general manager.

WSBK-TV

WSBK-TV, virtual channel 38 (UHF digital channel 39), is a MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station licensed to Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The station is owned by the CBS Television Stations subsidiary of CBS Corporation, as part of a duopoly with CBS owned-and-operated station WBZ-TV (channel 4). The two stations share studios on Soldiers Field Road in the Allston–Brighton section of Boston; WBZ-TV's transmitter is located on Cedar Street in Needham, Massachusetts, on a tower site that was formerly owned by CBS and is now owned by American Tower Corporation (which is shared with transmitters belonging to WBZ-TV, WCVB-TV, WGBH-TV, WYCN-LD and WGBX-TV).

WSBK is also available via satellite throughout the United States on Dish Network as part of its superstation package (which since September 2013, is available only to existing subscribers of the tier). Otherwise, it enjoys cable coverage throughout much of the New England region, though this has been limited compared to the past when it was more widely distributed. WSBK is one of two CBS Corporation-owned stations carrying the Fox Corporation-owned MyNetworkTV programming service, along with sister station WBFS-TV in Miami (a similar situation exists with Chicago CW affiliate WPWR-TV, as it is the only Fox-owned station carrying The CW, which is half-owned by CBS).

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