WJMN-TV

WJMN-TV, virtual channel 3 (UHF digital channel 32), is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Escanaba, Michigan, United States, serving the Central and Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Owned by Nexstar Media Group, WJMN maintains studios off US 41/M-28 on Wright Street in Marquette Township.[1] and its transmitter is located in unincorporated northern Delta County (south of the Alger County line), which is shared with WGLQ (97.1 FM). The station can also be seen on Charter Spectrum channel 3.

Although identifying as a separate station in its own right, WJMN is considered a semi-satellite of sister station WFRV-TV (channel 5) in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Master control and internal operations for WJMN are based at WFRV's studios on East Mason Street in Green Bay.

WJMN-TV
(semi-satellite of WFRV-TV,
Green Bay, Wisconsin)
WJMN-TV 2006 Logo
Escanaba/Marquette, Michigan
United States
CityEscanaba, Michigan
BrandingLocal 3 (general)
Local 3 News HD (newscasts)
SloganKeeping It Local
ChannelsDigital: 32 (UHF)
Virtual: 3 (PSIP)
Subchannels3.1 CBS
3.2 Escape
3.3 Laff
3.4 Bounce TV
AffiliationsCBS (1992–present)
OwnerNexstar Media Group
(Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.)
First air dateOctober 7, 1969
Call letters' meaningJane Morton Norton (member of former ownership family)
Sister station(s)WFRV-TV, WLAX / WEUX
Former channel number(s)Analog:
3 (VHF, 1969–2009)
Digital:
48 (UHF, until 2018)
Former affiliationsNBC (1969–1983)
ABC (1983–1992)
Transmitter power736 kW
Height355.7 m (1,167 ft)
Facility ID9630
Transmitter coordinates46°8′5″N 86°56′56″W / 46.13472°N 86.94889°W
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:
(
semi-satellite of WFRV-TV,
Green Bay, Wisconsin) Profile

(
semi-satellite of WFRV-TV,
Green Bay, Wisconsin) CDBS
Websitewww.upmatters.com

History

The station signed on the air on October 7, 1969 as the second television station in the Central Upper Peninsula of Michigan and brought a second programming choice from WLUC-TV (channel 6). Its analog antenna was 1,310 feet (400 m) in height, which made it the second tallest television transmitter in the state (after the transmitter tower used by WWTV in Cadillac) upon its completion. The formation of WJMN is the result of an agreement between WFRV's then-owner Orion Broadcasting (controlled by the Norton family of Louisville, Kentucky, then-owners of WAVE television) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

When WFRV applied to move its transmitter to Glenmore, Wisconsin, it had to address short-spacing issues from WMAQ-TV in Chicago. Every channel allocation in the Green Bay and Wausau television markets in the analog age was shared by a Chicago television station (2, 5, 11, 26 and 32 in Green Bay, and 7 and 9 in Wausau). As part of the agreement to transmit from Glenmore, WFRV launched WJMN to serve Michigan's underserved Upper Peninsula, which at that time only had WLUC (then sister to Green Bay's WLUK-TV) as the only commercial outlet serving the area.

On several occasions from being a semi-satellite of WFRV, WJMN has affected WLUC's affiliations resulting from network television shakeups in Green Bay. Upon commencing operations in 1969, it took the NBC affiliation from WLUC, reverting that station to primary CBS and secondary ABC status. Orion Broadcasting merged with Cosmos Broadcasting (a subsidiary of the Liberty Corporation) in 1981. However, WJMN would continue to use the Norton-era "3" logo in the font style seen on other Norton stations until 2001. After WJMN joined ABC in April 1983, WLUC dropped ABC and became a secondary NBC affiliate. Later in the 1980s, WJMN was sold to Midwest Radio and Television (owned by the Murphy and McNally families), joining WCCO-AM-TV in Minneapolis–Saint Paul.

By 1992, when new FCC rules allowed networks to own more stations, the CBS Corporation decided to acquire WJMN, as part of its concurrent purchase of WFRV (both were originally set to be sold off as CBS acquired Midwest Radio and Television simply to acquire the WCCO stations), and convert it to CBS. An affiliation swap with WLUC-TV occurred on February 24, 1992, with WJMN joining CBS and WLUC adding a primary affiliation with ABC alongside its secondary relationship with NBC. The move made WJMN among the few stations in the United States to have been with all of the Big Three networks (along with WLUC) and be the lowest-ranked network owned-and-operated station by market size. Station affiliations in the market would finally stabilize in 1996, with the launch of ABC affiliate WBKP (channel 5) (and later launch of sister station WBUP (channel 10), which eventually switched to ABC, with WBKP going with The CW), and the eventual launch of a Fox-affiliated subchannel on WLUC in 2009.

On April 16, 2007, Liberty Media (a media company unrelated to the Liberty Corporation) completed an exchange transaction with the CBS Corporation pursuant to which Liberty exchanged 7.6 million shares of CBS Class B common stock valued at $239 million for a subsidiary of CBS (that held WJMN) and approximately $170 million in cash.[2] The sale was completed on April 18, however its website continued to be maintained by CBS Television Stations's Digital Media Group until May 14, 2008 when Liberty launched a redesigned site powered by Inergize Digital Media (then a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications, later a division of Newport Television and now operated by Nexstar Broadcasting Group).[3]

The updated site incorporated an expanded page on WFRV's website for WJMN to focus on Upper Peninsula-specific weather and news. Previously, the page had only contained the Michigan Associated Press wire service along with weather and was not highlighted on the CBS Interactive version of WFRV's website. In the summer of 2007, following the sale to Liberty, WJMN slowly transitioned from branding as "CBS 3" to "Channel 3", which had been previously used until 2003.

On April 7, 2011, the Nexstar Broadcasting Group announced it would acquire both WJMN and WFRV from Liberty Media;[4] the $20 million deal was both approved by the FCC and completed the week of July 1, 2011.[5] In the FCC's approval of the WJMN purchase, a waiver of Section 73.1125(a) of the FCC rules was included to allow Nexstar to continue using WFRV's Green Bay studio as the "main studio" for WJMN, with Nexstar citing a population downturn and continued weak economy in Central Upper Michigan that would prevent it from setting up a main studio in Escanaba or Marquette for WJMN.[6] Once Nexstar announced the completion of the WJMN/WFRV acquisition, it named Joseph Denk as become vice president and general manager of both stations;[5] Denk replaces Robert Perry Kidder, who announced his retirement shortly after the sale was announced (Kidder had spent 37 years with WFRV and WJMN).[7] The website URL and operations of WFRV and WJMN also changed to Nexstar's in-house format (they had been maintained by Broadcast Interactive Media since April 2010); in the case of WJMN, its web address changed from wjmntv.com to marquettehomepage.com. Again however, the page has seems to have been reduced to a placeholder, only carrying stories from the AP Michigan wire feed and press releases in regards to state and federal governments.

On January 23, 2012, WFRV was rebranded to Local 5, a branding style which originated with Post-Newsweek Stations and which has since been adapted by several of Nexstar's operations. However, WJMN continued to be branded as Channel 3 until the 2014 launch of its separate news operation, as most stories in WFRV's newscasts aren't local to Upper Michigan. In fall 2013, WJMN's web address was changed from MarquetteHomepage.com to UPMatters.com. The change reflects the expanded content available on the site, including auto classifieds, contests, and directories. WJMN formerly operated its local operations on North Third Street in downtown Marquette. [8]

Digital television

Digital channel

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[9]
3.1 1080i 16:9 WJMN-HD Main WJMN-TV programming / CBS
3.2 480i 4:3 Escape Escape
3.3 Laff Laff
3.4 Bounce Bounce TV

Analog-to-digital conversion

WJMN signed on its digital signal on UHF channel 48 in 2002; originally, this signal operated at a very low-power from a transmitter west of Downtown Escanaba and was only available in the immediate area. A construction permit in July 2009 allowed the station to increase its power to 1 megawatt and move the digital signal back to its analog transmitter site. However, according to an engineer, this would not happen until sometime in 2010.[10] Therefore, the updated digital signal of 9.8 kilowatts still could only be received in the immediate Escanaba and Gladstone areas.

WJMN-TV discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over VHF channel 3, at around 1 a.m. (occurring within a commercial break during The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson) on February 17, 2009, the original date in which full-power television stations in the United States were to transition from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate (which was later pushed back to June 12). The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 48,[11] using PSIP to display the station's virtual channel as its former VHF analog channel 3.

As part of the SAFER Act,[12] WJMN kept its analog signal on the air until March 3 to inform viewers of the digital television transition through a loop of public service announcements from the National Association of Broadcasters. WJMN upgraded its current transmitter in September 2010 and is now the most powerful digital television signal in the Upper Peninsula.

Programming

WJMN clears most local and network programming as provided through WFRV. For most of the day, it airs a time-shifted feed of WFRV in Eastern Time as opposed to Central. An obvious example of this phenomenon was on weekday mornings when WJMN aired CBS This Morning tape delayed by an hour from 8 to 10 a.m., as opposed to other stations normally showing the program from 7 to 9 a.m. Eastern time; however, as of 2014, the station now airs the program live, replacing the second hour of WFRV's morning newscast. Likewise, WFRV's weekday morning newscast is seen an hour later as a result of the time zone difference (this was also the case with the midday newscast until WJMN replaced it with an infomercial in 2014), while The Young and the Restless is seen a half-hour earlier on WJMN than on other CBS affiliates in the Eastern Time Zone. On weekends, WJMN airs programming from CBS in traditional time slots. The station airs separate local commercials, promotions, and legal identifications from WFRV. WJMN also airs separate syndicated programming from WFRV on weekdays, including Rachael Ray, Steve, Family Feud, Access, and TMZ (WFRV's lone weekday syndicated program, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, is seen in the Central Upper Peninsula on WLUC-TV rather than WJMN).

In addition, WJMN also airs some regional programming pertinent only to Michigan viewers such as the Michigan Lottery game show Make Me Rich and programming from the Detroit Lions Television Network (which carries pre-season games and weekly syndicated show The Ford Lions Report during the regular season). WFRV is not part of the network since it is in the Green Bay Packers' television market. However, WJMN does simulcast Packers-related programming from WFRV. Decisions on when to air Lions regular season home games against American Football Conference opponents as part of CBS' NFL contract are made on a case by case basis, depending on how the Packers and Lions games are scheduled (though in even-numbered years, one such game is reserved for Thanksgiving, as the Lions are one of two teams that host an annual Thanksgiving game). Also, since WJMN's normal coverage area is more than 75 miles (121 km) from Ford Field (home of the Lions), the NFL's local television blackout policy does not apply.

In September 2008, WJMN and WFRV upgraded their master control for pre-recorded network and syndicated high definition shows. A character generator would also allow WJMN to place 16:9 enhanced definition widescreen bulletin crawls for severe weather and breaking news over the programming;[13] this lasted until the stations' newscasts were upgraded to high definition in June 2011.

News operation

Usually, most semi-satellites of another station provide some coverage of the home territory (in this case, the Central Upper Peninsula of Michigan). WJMN-TV operated a one-person bureau out of Escanaba from the time of its sign-on in 1969, which was a requirement of its license. With relaxed FCC regulations, CBS chose in late summer of 1993 to close the bureau and reallocate those resources to WFRV's Green Bay operations. During some of WFRV's local newscasts that were simulcasted on WJMN (which all had a separate opening sequence on the station), it did offer separate Upper Peninsula-specific weather forecast segments (under the branding "Storm Team 3") that were taped in advance from WFRV's Green Bay facilities.

In October 2009, WJMN and WFRV gained the capability to create and air 16:9 enhanced definition widescreen news graphics (though standard definition cameras were still used); graphics would display in the 16:9 format with scrolling weather conditions filling the left and right pillarbox spaces during the 4:3-formatted newscasts. On June 23, 2011, WJMN and WFRV became the first stations in their respective markets (Escanaba and Green Bay) to upgrade their local newscasts to high definition.

When it announced its purchase of WJMN and WFRV in 2011, Nexstar announced plans to establish some sort of expanded local news operation for WJMN one that would possibly be independent from WFRV.[14] Nexstar's first tangible move toward a WJMN news operation came with a job posting in December 2013 seeking a News Director/anchor for early and late weeknight newscasts. [15] The company announced on March 13, 2014 that the station would launch Local 3 News on April 21 originating from new studios west of Marquette (known as the "WJMN-TV Plaza"). At the outset, WJMN's news output only consists of weeknight newscasts at 6 and 11 which are seen in full high definition.[16] WJMN still simulcasts the first hour of WFRV's weekday morning show. It is seen on this station from 6 until 7 a.m. ET, but it is actually the 5 to 6 a.m. CT portion of the news since the Green Bay station is in the Central Time Zone.

References

  1. ^ http://www.nexstar.tv/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6547&Itemid=2
  2. ^ http://biz.yahoo.com/e/090227/lcapa10-k.html
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 1, 2007. Retrieved April 11, 2007.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Nexstar to Acquire CBS Affiliates WFRV, WJMN for $20 Mil," from Broadcasting & Cable, April 7, 2011
  5. ^ a b "Nexstar Closes 2-Station Buy, Denk New GM," from TVNewsCheck, July 1, 2011
  6. ^ Source: FCC Letter DA-11-1124, released 6/28/2011
  7. ^ "WFRV-WJMN's Perry Kidder Calling It Quits," from TVNewsCheck, May 20, 2011
  8. ^ MerchantCircle
  9. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WJMN
  10. ^ Application Search Details for WJMN
  11. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 29, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2012.
  12. ^ "UPDATED List of Participants in the Analog Nightlight Program" (PDF). Federal Communications Commission. June 12, 2009. Retrieved June 4, 2012.
  13. ^ WFRV becomes first Green Bay broadcaster to expand HD presence, FoxCitiesTV, September 24, 2008.
  14. ^ Malone, Michael. "Exclusive: Nexstar Plans Local News for Marquette CBS". BroadcastingCable. Retrieved April 8, 2011.
  15. ^ Job Opening: News Director/Anchor as posted on UPMatters.com, December 20, 2013
  16. ^ "WJMN To Introduce Local News, Go HD". TVNewsCheck. March 13, 2014. Retrieved March 13, 2014.

External links

Channel 32 digital TV stations in the United States

The following television stations broadcast on digital channel 32 in the United States:

K21IH-D in Alton, Utah

K28LF-D in Billings, Montana

K32AB-D in Yuma, Colorado

K32AG-D in Parowan, Enoch, etc., Utah

K32CA-D in Battle Mountain, Nevada

K32CJ-D in Ely, Nevada

K32CQ-D in Shurz, Nevada

K32CW-D in Montrose, Colorado

K32DC-D in Kanab, Utah

K32DE-D in Pendleton, Oregon

K32DK-D in Watertown, South Dakota

K32DR-D in Granite Falls, Minnesota

K32DW-D in Chloride, Arizona

K32DY-D in Medford, Oregon

K32EB-D in Alexandria, etc., Minnesota

K32EH-D in Memphis, Texas

K32EL-D in Shoshoni, Wyoming

K32EX-D in Peetz, Colorado

K32EY-D in Dove Creek, etc., Colorado

K32FI-D in Yoncalla, Oregon

K32GD-D in Guymon, Oklahoma

K32GK-D in Elko, Nevada

K32GW-D in Carson City, Nevada

K32GX-D in St. James, Minnesota

K32HA-D in Bonners, Idaho

K32HF-D in Florence, Oregon

K32HH-D in Kalispell, Montana

K32HK-D in Morgan, etc., Utah

K32HL-D in Rulison, Colorado

K32HN-D in Circleville, etc., Utah

K32HO-D in Fruitland, Utah

K32HP-D in Hanna, etc., Utah

K32HQ-D in Boulder, Utah

K32HU-D in Richfield, etc., Utah

K32HV-D in Vernal, etc., Utah

K32HX-D in Duchesne, Utah

K32IA-D in Manila, etc., Utah

K32IC-D in Altus, Oklahoma

K32IF-D in North Fork, etc., Wyoming

K32IG-D in Ellensburg, etc., Washington

K32IJ-D in Cortez, Colorado

K32IK-D in San Luis Valley, Colorado

K32IS-D in Henefer, etc., Utah

K32IT-D in Coalville and adjacent area, Utah

K32IU-D in Wanship, Utah

K32IX-D in Lihue, Hawaii

K32IY-D in Cedar City Canyon, Utah

K32IZ-D in Scofield, Utah

K32JB-D in Fountain Green, Utah

K32JE-D in Quincy, Washington

K32JG-D in Rapid City, South Dakota

K32JI-D in Emery, Utah

K32JJ-D in Rolla, Missouri

K32JK-D in Boise, Idaho

K32JL-D in Powers, Oregon

K32JM-D in Twin Falls, Idaho

K32JN-D in Big Piney, etc., Wyoming

K32JP-D in Logan, Utah

K32JQ-D in Manhattan, Kansas

K32JT-D in Farmington, New Mexico

K32JU-D in Tampico, etc., Montana

K32JW-D in Fillmore, etc., Utah

K32JZ-D in Kabetogama, Minnesota

K32KB-D in Anchorage, Alaska

K32KC-D in Montpelier, Idaho

K32KP-D in Black Butte Ranch, Oregon

K32KQ-D in Orovada, Nevada

K32KT-D in Wichita Falls, Texas

K32LO-D in Prescott, Arizona

K32LQ-D in Yreka, California

K32LS-D in Driggs, Idaho

K32LX-D in Soda Springs, Idaho

K32MD-D in Cheyenne Wells, Colorado

K32NL-D in Deming, New Mexico

K35EJ-D in Woodland, Utah

K48KC-D in Cottage Grove, Oregon

K49HP in Camp Verde, etc., Arizona

K50HJ-D in Litchfield, California

K50KC-D in Washington, etc., Utah

K53EF-D in Garden Valley, Idaho

KABI-LD in Snyder, Texas

KAID in Glenns Ferry, Idaho

KAJS-LD in Lincoln, Nebraska

KARK-TV in Little Rock, Arkansas

KCLG-LD in Neosho, Missouri

KDAF in Dallas, Texas

KDDC-LD in Dodge City, Kansas

KDOC-TV in Anaheim, California

KDVR in Denver, Colorado

KDYS-LD in Spokane, Washington

KEMO-TV in Santa Rosa, California

KENW in Portales, New Mexico

KFAW-LD in Midland, Texas

KFKZ-LD in Cedar Falls, Iowa

KION-TV in Monterey, California

KJEO-LD in Fresno, California

KLEW-TV in Lewiston, Idaho

KMCC in Laughlin, Nevada

KMEG in Sioux City, Iowa

KMTI-LD in Manti and Ephraim, Utah

KMYS in Kerrville, Texas

KOLD-TV in Tucson, Arizona

KOPB-TV in Newberg, Oregon

KPXB-TV in Conroe, Texas

KRZG-CD in McAllen, Texas

KSBT-LD in Santa Barbara, California

KUTH-DT in Provo, Utah

KVPT in Fresno, California

KWSM-LP in Santa Maria, California

KXKW-LD in Lafayette, Louisiana

W32CV-D in Ironwood, Michigan

W32DH-D in Erie, Pennsylvania

W32DJ-D in Melbourne, Florida

W32DS-D in Maplewood, Ohio

W32DU-D in La Grange, Georgia

W32DV-D in Arroyo, Puerto Rico

W32DZ-D in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

W32EG-D in Williams, Minnesota

W32EI in Port Jervis, New York

W44CL-D in Roanoke, Virginia

WAAY-TV in Huntsville, Alabama

WABG-TV in Greenwood, Mississippi

WBFS-TV in Miami, Florida

WBPX-TV in Boston, Massachusetts

WBXH-CD in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

WCCO-TV in Minneapolis, Minnesota

WETK in Burlington, Vermont

WFOX-TV in Jacksonville, Florida

WFQX-TV in Cadillac, Michigan

WFSU-TV in Tallahassee, Florida

WICD in Champaign, Illinois

WIFS in Janesville, Wisconsin

WITN-TV in Washington, North Carolina

WJMN-TV in Escanaba, Michigan

WKUT-LD in Bowling Green, Kentucky

WLOX in Biloxi, Mississippi

WMBF-TV in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

WMEU-CD in Chicago, Illinois

WNDY-TV in Marion, Indiana

WNLO in Buffalo, New York

WPGA-TV in Perry, Georgia

WPSD-TV in Paducah, Kentucky

WPSG in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

WQPX-TV in Scranton, Pennsylvania

WRLK-TV in Columbia, South Carolina

WRZB-LD in Washington, D.C.

WSPY-LD in La Salle, Illinois

WTAJ-TV in Altoona, Pennsylvania

WTCV in San Juan, Puerto Rico

WTJR in Quincy, Illinois

WTTA in St. Petersburg, Florida

WUCB-LD in Cobleskill, New York

WUNL-TV in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

WVIR-TV in Charlottesville, Virginia

WXNY-LD in New York, New YorkThe following stations, which are no longer licensed, formerly broadcast on digital channel 32:

KCFG in Flagstaff, Arizona

KYWF-LD in Wichita Falls, Texas

WSBN-TV in Norton, Virginia

Channel 3 virtual TV stations in the United States

The following television stations operate on virtual channel 3 in the United States:

K02EG-D in Ursine, Nevada

K02OD-D in Shelter Cove, California

K02QM-D in Lemon, etc., Alaska

K03CM-D in Pioche, Nevada

K03DI-D in Chelan Butte, Washington

K03HY-D in San Francisco, California

K04RS-D in San Juan Bautista, California

K07GJ-D in Hoopa, California

K07QC-D in Driggs, Idaho

K07ZB-D in Mendenhall Valley, Alaska

K08EZ-D in Mink Creek, Idaho

K09PL-D in Dingle, etc., Idaho

K09ZB-D in Havre, Montana

K10AW-D in Challis, Idaho

K10FC-D in Dodson, Montana

K11CN-D in Caliente, Nevada

K11CP-D in Fish Creek, Idaho

K11GX-D in Whitewater, Montana

K11LC-D in Prescott, Arizona

K11WK-D in Stanford, Montana

K11WQ-D in West Knees, Montana

K12FB-D in Saco, Montana

K12OF-D in Bullhead City, Arizona

K12RE-D in Denton, Montana

K13GP-D in Malta, Montana

K13OU-D in Chinook, Montana

K14NA-D in Globe & Miami, Arizona

K14ND-D in Overton, Nevada

K15HY-D in Williams-Ashfork, Arizona

K16EV-D in Bullhead City, Arizona

K17CG-D in Ukiah, California

K17CL-D in Pahrump, Nevada

K18JX-D in Hoehne, Colorado

K18KM-D in Conrad, Montana

K18LM-D in Mud Canyon, New Mexico

K19JQ-D in Big Sandy, Montana

K19JR-D in Wolf Point, Montana

K20KO-D in Julesburg, Colorado

K21IM-D in Fort Sumner, New Mexico

K23FV-D in Kingman, Arizona

K23MV-D in Carlsbad, New Mexico

K25DH-D in Meadview, Arizona

K25MG-D in Flagstaff, Arizona

K25NJ-D in Sweetgrass, etc., Montana

K26MV-D in Soldier Canyon, New Mexico

K27CS-D in Montpelier, Idaho

K27HM-D in Quanah, Texas

K27JW-D in Joplin, Montana

K29FD-D in Lake Havasu City, Arizona

K29FM-D in Artesia, New Mexico

K29LJ-D in Altus, Oklahoma

K30HD-D in Tucumcari, New Mexico

K31GS-D in Roswell, New Mexico

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

K33GF-D in Preston, Idaho

K33MJ-D in Pahrump, Nevada

K34NF-D in Soda Springs, Idaho

K35GU-D in Ruidoso, New Mexico

K38AI-D in Cottonwood, Arizona

K41GW-D in Juliaetta, Idaho

K41HQ-D in Quanah, Texas

K41MY-D in Panaca, Nevada

K42FX-D in Hobbs, New Mexico

K43MF-D in Holbrook, Idaho

K45CS-D in Lewistown, Montana

K46BX-D in Phillips County, Montana

K48OQ-D in Lowry, South Dakota

K49HP in Camp Verde, etc., Arizona

K49KB-D in Malad City, Iowa

KATC in Lafayette, Louisiana

KBME-TV in Bismarck, North Dakota

KBTX-TV in Bryan, Texas

KCDO-TV in Sterling, Colorado

KCNL-LD in Reno, Nevada

KCRA-TV in Sacramento, California

KDLH in Duluth, Minnesota

KDLO-TV in Florence, South Dakota

KENW in Portales, New Mexico

KEYT-TV in Santa Barbara, California

KFDX-TV in Wichita Falls, Texas

KFTU-DT in Douglas, Arizona

KGMV in Wailuku, Hawaii

KHME in Rapid City, South Dakota

KIDK in Idaho Falls, Idaho

KIEM-TV in Eureka, California

KIII in Corpus Christi, Texas

KIMT in Mason City, Iowa

KLEW-TV in Lewiston, Idaho

KLNE-TV in Lexington, Nebraska

KMTV-TV in Omaha, Nebraska

KOAB-TV in Bend, Oregon

KOET in Eufaula, Oklahoma

KREG-TV in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

KRTV in Great Falls, Montana

KSAN-TV in San Angelo, Texas

KSNV in Las Vegas, Nevada

KSNW in Wichita, Kansas

KSWK in Lakin, Kansas

KTBS-TV in Shreveport, Louisiana

KTOO-TV in Juneau, Alaska

KTVK in Phoenix, Arizona

KTVO in Kirksville, Missouri

KVTU-LP in Agoura Hills, California

KYTV in Springfield, Missouri

KYUS-TV in Miles City, Montana

KYW-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

W18EG-D in Onancock, Virginia

W20CS-D in Rutland, Vermont

W40AS-D in Moorefield, West Virginia

WAVE in Louisville, Kentucky

WBCF-LD in Florence, Alabama

WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina

WCAX-TV in Burlington, Vermont

WCIA in Champaign, Illinois

WDVZ-CD in Greensboro, Alabama

WEAR-TV in Pensacola, Florida

WEDU in Tampa, Florida

WFSB in Hartford, Connecticut

WHSV-TV in Harrisonburg, Virginia

WIPM-TV in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

WISC-TV in Madison, Wisconsin

WJMN-TV in Escanaba, Michigan

WKYC in Cleveland, Ohio

WLBT in Jackson, Mississippi

WPSU-TV in Clearfield, Pennsylvania

WRBL in Columbus, Georgia

WRCB in Chattanooga, Tennessee

WREG-TV in Memphis, Tennessee

WSAV-TV in Savannah, Georgia

WSAZ-TV in Huntington, West Virginia

WSHM-LD in Springfield, Massachusetts

WSIL-TV in Harrisburg, Illinois

WSTM-TV in Syracuse, New York

WTKR in Norfolk, Virginia

WWAY in Wilmington, North Carolina

WWMT in Kalamazoo, Michigan

WWWB-LD in Clarkrange, Tennessee

WZNA-LD in Guaynabo, Puerto RicoThe following stations, which are no longer licensed, formerly operated on virtual channel 3:

K07GD-D in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

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The Detroit Lions Television Network is a network of seven television stations (and one cable/satellite channel) in Michigan and Ohio that broadcast the NFL's Detroit Lions preseason games and related coverage. On May 21, 2015, the Detroit Lions announced a multi-year broadcast partnership with WJBK (Fox 2) and Fox Sports Detroit. Fox Sports Detroit produces the preseason game broadcasts with Fox 2 producing the pre-game and post-game segments. The games air live on Fox 2 and the rest of the Detroit Lions Television Network, with re-airings on Fox Sports Detroit. The wrap around shows' hosts are Fox 2 sports director and Lions radio announcer Dan Miller, former Lions wide receiver Herman Moore, and Fox 2 sports anchors/reporters Jamie Samuelsen, Jennifer Hammond, and Woody Woodriffe. The game announcers are sportscaster Matt Shepard with play-by-play, former Lions linebacker Chris Spielman with color commentary, and Fox 2 sports reporter Jennifer Hammond with sideline reports. The network also airs a live regular season pre-game show called Lions Game Day Live, while Fox Sports Detroit has a live regular season post-game show called Lions Live.

Iron Ore Heritage Trail

The Iron Ore Heritage Trail is a 47-mile (76 km) bicycle and hiking trail in Michigan that presents a look at some of the key sites of human and geological heritage on the Marquette Iron Range. Trailheads are located at the Marquette Welcome Center in Marquette, and in Republic west of Marquette. The trail, which has a comparative change in elevation of 1,000 feet (300 m) (steep for the U.S. Midwest) covers much of the length of the Marquette Iron Range, a historically and commercially significant range of hematite and magnetite mined for more than 150 years as iron ore. The trail celebrates the geological and human heritage of the Marquette Iron Range, which dominated U.S. iron ore production from approximately 1880 until about 1900. Many of the buildings visible from the trail date back to this period of Victorian architecture. Additional focal points/parking lots for the trail are located at midpoints at the Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee and the Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum in Ishpeming.The Iron Ore Heritage Trail is operated by the Iron Ore Heritage Trail Recreation Authority, a free-standing unit of local government that collects a property tax to support the trail. The trail was largely completed in 2013, but has been upgraded in several cycles since that time.

Liberty Corporation

The Liberty Corporation was a media corporation originally based out of Greenville, South Carolina. At its peak, Liberty owned 15 network-affiliated television stations across the Midwest and Southern regions of the United States. On top of that, cable advertising sales group CableVantage Inc., video production facility Take Ten Productions and broadcast equipment distributor Broadcast Merchandising Corporation were also some of its assets.

Liberty was founded in 1919 when W. Frank Hipp, a former top agent at Spartanburg-based Southeastern Life Insurance Company, struck out on his own. Within a decade, Liberty had grown large enough to buy his former employer. It entered broadcasting in 1930, when it bought WIS in Columbia—the start of what would become the Broadcasting Company of the South, renamed Cosmos Broadcasting in 1965. Under Francis Hipp, who succeeded his father in 1943, Liberty reorganized as a holding company, The Liberty Corporation, in 1967.Liberty sold its insurance subsidiaries, Liberty Life and Pierce National Life, to Royal Bank of Canada in 2000. Cosmos was then folded directly into the Liberty banner.

After the sale of its insurance division, the company employed approximately 1,400 people. The executive officers included chairman and CEO W. Hayne Hipp (who, with his family, owned about 25% of the company before its sale to Raycom Media), president and COO James M. Keelor, CFO Howard L. Schrott.

On August 25, 2005, Liberty agreed to be bought out by Raycom Media. Raycom paid $987 million, or $47.35 per Liberty share, and assumed Liberty's debts of approximately $110 million in the buyout. The acquisition was completed on January 31, 2006. After closing the deal, Raycom sold a number of stations, including two from the Liberty portfolio. They included ABC affiliate WWAY-TV in Wilmington, North Carolina to Morris Multimedia and CBS affiliate KGBT-TV in Harlingen, Texas to Barrington Broadcasting.

Liberty Media

Liberty Media Corporation (commonly referred to as Liberty Media or just Liberty) is an American mass media company controlled by chairman John C. Malone, who owns a majority of the voting shares.

List of television stations in Michigan

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

Marquette Iron Range

The Marquette Iron Range is a deposit of iron ore located in Marquette County, Michigan in the United States. The towns of Ishpeming and Negaunee developed as a result of mining this deposit. A smaller counterpart of Minnesota's Mesabi Range, this is one of two iron ranges in the Lake Superior basin that are in active production as of 2018. The iron ore of the Marquette Range has been mined continuously from 1847 until the present day. Marquette Iron Range is the deposit's popular and commercial name; it is also known to geologists as the Negaunee Iron Formation.

Midwest Radio and Television

Midwest Radio and Television was a broadcasting company based in the Upper Midwest United States.

Its history dates back to August 1952, when the original owners of WTCN-AM-FM-TV decided to sell the stations. While the radio stations went to a separate owner, WTCN-TV was sold to the owners of WCCO Radio (which CBS held a minority ownership stake in), and became WCCO-TV. The company expanded over the years, launching WCCO-FM (now KMNB) in the 1970s.

In the 1980s, Midwest Radio and Television bought ABC affiliate WFRV-TV in Green Bay and its satellite in Escanaba, Michigan, WJMN-TV (CBS did not initially take an ownership stake in either of those two stations at the time as they had good relations with then-CBS affiliate WBAY-TV). Midwest Radio and Television also bought KCMT in Alexandria, Minnesota and its satellite in Walker, Minnesota, KNMT. The stations' calls became KCCO and KCCW respectively, and the stations became satellites of WCCO-TV.

In 1992, the company merged with CBS, and WFRV/WJMN as well as WCCO became CBS owned-and-operated stations. Today, only the Minneapolis stations are retained by CBS Corporation (WFRV/WJMN was sold to Liberty Media in 2007, then to Nexstar Broadcasting Group in 2011).

Midwest also owned the Midwest Sports Channel, which was originally associated with WCCO-TV. MSC became a CBS owned and operated network following its acquisition of WCCO. In 1999, shortly after CBS was acquired by Viacom, MSC was sold to Fox Sports Net, eventually becoming the current day Fox Sports North, along with later sister network Fox Sports Wisconsin.

Midwest Radio and Television was not associated with Midwest Television, owners of KFMB, KFMB-FM, and KFMB-TV in San Diego, California, nor Midwest Communications, which also has broadcasting interests in Northern Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana, North Dakota and Tennessee.

Mission Broadcasting

Mission Broadcasting, Inc. is a television station group that owns 20 television stations in 17 markets in the United States. The group's Chair is Nancie Smith, the widow of David S. Smith (who died in March 2011), who founded the company in 1996. All of Mission's stations are located in markets where the Nexstar Media Group also owns a station, and are managed by Nexstar through shared services and local marketing agreements—allowing duopolies between the top two stations in a market or in markets with too few stations to allow duopolies.

Sara Cambensy

Sara Cambensy is an American politician serving her first term in the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 109th District and is a member of the Democratic Party. Prior to her election to the state legislature, Cambensy served on the Marquette City Commission, Marquette Planning Commission and was the director of adult and continuing education for Marquette Community Schools.

Spartan Communications

Spartan Communications, Inc. was a company that was based in Spartanburg, South Carolina that owned WSPA-TV as Spartan's flagship station from 1956 to 2000 when Spartan merged with Media General of Richmond, VA.

In 1984, Spartan bought WBTW and KIMT-TV from the Shotts family.

WBUP

WBUP is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Ishpeming, Michigan, United States, serving the Central and Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on virtual and VHF channel 10 from a transmitter, south of Ely Township, in unincorporated Marquette County. The station can also be seen on Charter Spectrum channel 10. Owned by the Marks Radio Group, WBUP is part of a duopoly with Calumet-licensed CW+ affiliate WBKP (channel 10) and the two outlets share studios on Ash Street in Ishpeming Township.

Since WBUP cannot be seen over-the-air in the Keweenaw Peninsula, it is simulcast in high definition on WBKP's second digital subchannel (virtual and VHF channel 5.2) from a transmitter on Tolonen Hill near Painesdale of Adams Township.

WCML Television Tower Atlanta

The WCML-TV Tower Atlanta, also known as the WCMU-TV Tower Atlanta, was a 1,349.1-foot (411.21 m) tall guyed mast for the transmission of radio and television programs located 9.89 miles (15.91 km) north of the unincorporated city of Atlanta, Michigan in Montmorency Township. The structure, owned by Central Michigan University, had been the tallest human construction in the state of Michigan from its completion in 1975 until its replacement with a newer, but shorter tower, standing 1,177 feet (358.8 m) tall, in 2010. This tower was (as is the current tower) used by WCMU-TV and WCMU-FM to broadcast their signals. The new tower is not the tallest tower in Michigan with several being taller, including: WJMN-TV (at 1,252 feet (382 m)), WFQX-TV (at 1,290.4 feet (393.3 m)), and WEYI-TV (at 1,322.9 feet (403.2 m)).

WFRV-TV

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

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

WGLQ

WGLQ is an FM radio station serving the central portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. WGLQ broadcasts at a frequency of 97.1 megahertz and its studios and offices are located on Ludington Ave in Escanaba, Michigan. The station airs a Top 40 (CHR) format. WGLQ's transmitter is co-located on the WJMN-TV tower located 30 miles north of Escanaba near the town of Trenary, which extends 1,070 feet high.

WJMN

WJMN may refer to:

WJMN (FM), a radio station (94.5 FM) licensed to Boston, Massachusetts, United States

WJMN-TV, a television station (channel 32, virtual 3) licensed to Escanaba, Michigan, United States

WLUC-TV

WLUC-TV is a dual NBC/Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Marquette, Michigan, United States, serving the Central and Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 35 (or virtual channel 6 via PSIP) from a transmitter on South Helen Lake Road in Republic Township southeast of unincorporated Republic. The station can also be seen on Charter Spectrum channel 6. Owned by Gray Television, WLUC has studios on US 41/M-28 in Negaunee Township.

WLUC is relayed on translator station W14EM-D channel 14 (also mapped to virtual channel 6 via PSIP) from the top of the Landmark Inn in Marquette in order to extend its primary signal; the translator is used for areas of Marquette that get a poor reception from the station's main transmitter.

West Virginia Media Holdings

West Virginia Media Holdings was a media company in West Virginia. It owned television stations in each of the four main media markets in the state, as well as a weekly newspaper.

The group owned WOWK-TV in Huntington, WVNS-TV in Lewisburg, and WTRF-TV in Wheeling, West Virginia, which were all affiliated with the CBS network; and WBOY-TV in Clarksburg which is affiliated with NBC. WVNS and WTRF also carried Fox on their digital subchannels, while both subchannels carried MyNetworkTV in addition to Fox as a secondary affiliate. It also owned the State Journal weekly newspaper.

The group was founded in 2001. The idea was to share reporting among the four stations in order to better cover the state. WOWK handles most coverage of state government affairs, while WBOY handles most coverage of West Virginia University sports. The largest private investor in the company was Bray Cary, who served as president and CEO. Cary was formerly an executive with NASCAR, and was responsible for its television contract, and was also involved in syndication of college basketball games.

In August 2008, both WTRF and WBOY began carrying ABC programming on their digital subchannel. Previously, longtime ABC affiliate WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh served both markets as the de facto ABC affiliate and remains on cable in both markets (Fox Ohio Valley replaced WPGH on Comcast systems as the only Fox affiliate on the Comcast channel lineup).

On November 17, 2015, WVMH announced that it would sell its stations to Nexstar Broadcasting Group for $130 million. The company will take over the stations' non-license assets under a time brokerage agreement in December 2015 until the formal completion of the deal, expected in late-2016. The two companies viewed the acquisition as being a complement to Nexstar's WHAG-TV, whose coverage area includes the Eastern Panhandle region. Nexstar CEO Perry A. Sook is an alumnus of WOWK. The sale was completed on January 31, 2017.The State Journal was not included in the sale. However it was later acquired by NCWV Media in December 2016.

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