WKRN-TV

WKRN-TV, virtual channel 2 (UHF digital channel 27), is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Nashville, Tennessee, United States. The station is owned by the Nexstar Media Group. WKRN's studios are located on Murfreesboro Road (U.S. Routes 41 and 70S) on Nashville's southeast side, and its transmitter is located in Forest Hills, Tennessee.

WKRN-TV
WKRN-TV News 2 logo
Nashville, Tennessee
United States
BrandingNews 2
SloganCoverage You Can Count On
ChannelsDigital: 27 (UHF)
Virtual: 2 (PSIP)
Subchannels2.1 ABC
2.2 MeTV
2.3 Justice Network
2.4 Grit
AffiliationsABC (secondary until 1954)
OwnerNexstar Media Group
(Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.[1])
First air dateNovember 29, 1953
Call letters' meaningKnight-Ridder Nashville
(former owner)
Sister station(s)WATE-TV, WATN-TV, WJHL, WJKT, WLMT
Former callsignsWSIX-TV (1953–1973)
WNGE-TV (1973–1983)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
8 (VHF, 1953–1973)
2 (VHF, 1973–2009)
Former affiliationsPrimary:
CBS (1953–1954)
Secondary:
NTA (1956–1961)
DT2:
Ind./Weather (2008–2016)
DT3:
LWN (2012–2015)
Transmitter power1000 kW
Height411 m (1,348 ft)
Facility ID73188
Transmitter coordinates36°2′50″N 86°49′49″W / 36.04722°N 86.83028°W
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
Websitewww.wkrn.com

History

The station first signed on the air on November 29, 1953, as WSIX-TV, broadcasting on VHF channel 8; it was the second television station in Nashville. The station was originally licensed to WSIX, Inc.[2], which was owned by Louis and Jack Draughon, along with WSIX radio (980 AM, now WYFN). The call letters came from the 638 Tire Company in nearby Springfield, where the Draughon brothers had started WSIX in 1930; neither the radio nor the television stations have ever had the number six in their frequencies, which would explain it otherwise. Originally a CBS affiliate that shared the ABC affiliation with WSM-TV (channel 4, now WSMV), it became a full-time ABC affiliate after only one year when WLAC-TV (channel 5, now WTVF) signed on and took the CBS affiliation due to WLAC radio's long history as a CBS radio affiliate. During the late 1950s, the station was also briefly affiliated with the NTA Film Network.[3]

The station's original studio facilities were located on Old Hickory Boulevard, south of Nashville at the station's transmitter site. In 1961, WSIX-AM-FM-TV moved to a new studio located at 441 Murfreesboro Road, where the television station remains located today. The current WKRN studio facility is where the Wilburn Brothers' television program was produced during the 1960s and 1970s (however, WSM-TV had the rights to air the show in the Nashville market).

WSIX-TV, however, did not have much luck against WSM-TV and WLAC-TV. Part of the problem was a weak signal, as its transmitter was short-spaced to channel 8 in Atlanta – occupied first by WSB-TV (currently occupied by WGTV). WSIX-TV was also hampered by a weaker network affiliation (ABC was not truly competitive with CBS and NBC until well into the 1970s).

The Draughons sold the WSIX stations to General Electric in 1966. In 1973, GE agreed to a deal with Nashville's PBS member station, WDCN-TV (now WNPT), then on channel 2, to swap frequencies. GE participated in the channel trade because the analog channel 2 facility was better suited for a network affiliate as opposed to a non-commercial educational station.[4] The swap occurred on December 11, 1973, at 9 p.m., in the middle of evening prime-time programming, between the Movie of the Week, The Cat Creature, and Marcus Welby, M.D..[5][6] At the same time, even though General Electric still owned WSIX-AM-FM, WSIX-TV's call letters were changed to WNGE-TV (for Nashville General Electric). This was only the third facility swap in American television history.

General Electric pared down its broadcasting holdings during the early 1980s (possibly in preparation for its purchase of then-NBC parent company RCA in late 1985), selling WNGE-TV to Knight Ridder Newspapers in 1983. The new owners changed the calls on November 29 to the current WKRN-TV. Knight Ridder sold off all of its television stations in 1989, at which point Young Broadcasting bought the station (along with its sibling WTEN in Albany, New York). Merely by coincidence, the call letters reflect the former Young Broadcasting's flagship outlet, KRON-TV in San Francisco.

On June 6, 2013, Media General announced that it would acquire Young Broadcasting in an all-stock deal.[7] The merger was completed on November 12, 2013,[8] resulting in WKRN and its Knoxville sister station WATE-TV becoming sister stations of Johnson City-based WJHL-TV.

However, less than two years after that merger was finalized, the station's ownership appeared as though it was once again put into flux, as on September 8, 2015, Media General announced that it would acquire the Meredith Corporation for $2.4 billion, with the combined group to be renamed Meredith Media General once the sale was finalized. Because Meredith already owned WSMV, and the two stations rank among the four highest-rated stations in the Nashville market in total day viewership, the companies would have been required to sell either WSMV or WKRN to comply with FCC ownership rules as well as recent changes to those rules regarding same-market television stations that restrict sharing agreements.[9][10][11][12]

The overlap issue was later rendered moot as the deal collapsed, and on January 27, 2016, it was announced that the Nexstar Broadcasting Group would buy Media General for $4.6 billion. WKRN became part of "Nexstar Media Group",[13] and along with its Tennessee siblings, became stablemates to fellow ABC affiliate WATN-TV and CW affiliate WLMT in Memphis. The sale was completed on January 17, 2017.[14]

On October 31, 2016, WKRN introduced a refreshed news graphics and music package and station logo, retiring the "Circle 2", which the station had been using in some capacity since 1981.

Digital television

Digital channels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[15]
2.1 720p 16:9 WKRN-DT Main WKRN programming / ABC
2.2 480i MeTV MeTV
2.3 JUSTICE Justice Network
2.4 4:3 Grit

Analog-to-digital conversion

WKRN logo
WKRN's former logo, which had been used (with minor modifications) from 1998 until 2016. Variants of the "Circle 2" had been used since 1981 (this particular variation was first seen in 1994).

WKRN shut down its analog signal over VHF channel 2 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 remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 27.[16][17] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 2.

Subchannels

WKRN-DT2

WKRN-DT2 is the MeTV-affiliated second digital subchannel of WKRN-TV, broadcasting in standard definition on UHF channel 27.2 (or virtual channel 2.2 via PSIP).

As Nashville WX Channel

WKRN launched the subchannel in 2008 as a local 24-hour weather channel for the Nashville area. It was branded on-air as the "Nashville Weather Channel," but stylized as the "Nashville WX Channel." The subchannel also simulcasted the main channel’s wall-to-wall severe weather coverage when a tornado warning was issued for any part of WKRN's coverage area. The Channel was somewhat of a locally oriented version of the AccuWeather channel, except that it implements a backward L bar for its screen orientation, with an information crawl on the bottom of the screen. It provided pre-recorded weather segments produced by the WKRN Weather Team, and it featured radar imagery, the current time, temperature, and precipitation count in the Downtown Nashville area.[18] This subchannel was also ad-supported, for commercials are shown between a replay of the taped weather segments, and the next time they show the weather slides with music in the background.[19] Like the digital weather channels of other stations formerly owned by Young Broadcasting, the channel is produced in-house with no outside assistance from any national services (such as The Local AccuWeather Channel) and is fully automated using the station's weather computers. This format was similar to that of WBAY-DT2, the local weather-oriented second subchannel of Green Bay, Wisconsin area ABC affiliate WBAY-TV, one of WKRN's sister stations.

In addition, some syndicated programming aired on this channel, most notably on Sunday mornings where E/I programming is offered through syndication, mainly including Canadian-imported syndicated show, Edgemont. The syndicated version of Storm Stories was also shown on WKRN-DT2 on weeknights at 7 p.m. CT. Both Edgemont and Storm Stories were discontinued a month before WKRN-DT2 switched to the MeTV affiliation.

Nashville WX Dec. 27, 2015
Nashville WX Channel on December 27, 2015.

It previously shown Atlantic Coast Conference basketball and football games from Raycom Sports from 2012[20] until late August 2014, when MyNetworkTV affiliate WUXP took over those rights for the purpose to serve as a replacement for the syndicated Southeastern Conference football and basketball packages by ESPN Plus-produced SEC TV (those were previously provided by Jefferson-Pilot/Raycom Sports until 2009), which were discontinued because of the launch of the new cable-exclusive SEC Network.

In 2014, a Wikipedia user listed WKRN-DT2 as an affiliate of WeatherNation TV, but it never aired programming from that network. WZTV-DT2, the second subchannel of local Fox affiliate WZTV (channel 17), became a WeatherNation affiliate in November 2014.

WKRN-DT2's programming was simulcast on WKRN-DT3, beginning on May 30, 2015, when the Live Well Network (which was previously broadcast on WKRN-DT3) ceased national distribution outside of ABC's owned-and-operated stations. This ended on December 30, 2015, when WKRN added Justice Network to the third subchannel.

MeTV affiliation

It was reported that WKRN-DT2 would affiliate with MeTV, and did so at the stroke of midnight on February 1, 2016, Replacing The Nashville WX Channel.[21] MeTV was first carried as an affiliate on Low Powered Station WJDE-LD on their Main Channel of 31.1 from 2012 until 2016. WJDE also carried all of MeTV's programming full time, since that Station did not broadcast any local programming what so ever, since WJDE signed on in 1986, it carried the full-time satellite feed of the Home Shopping Network, before WJDE switched to MeTV in 2012. At the same time on February 1, 2016, when WKRN-DT2 switched from the Nashville WX Channel to carry MeTV, WJDE-LD's main channel switched from MeTV to Heroes & Icons.

Until January 1, 2018, WKRN-DT2 was the default MeTV affiliate for viewers in at least the southern half of the Bowling Green, Kentucky market area who can receive the signal. In spite of WKRN-DT2 being the closest MeTV outlet, Louisville CBS affiliate WLKY, along with its main channel, was carried on the South Central Rural Telephone Cooperative cable system, which serves cable subscribers in the Caveland area of Barren, Metcalfe, and Hart counties. This ended on January 1, 2018, when Bowling Green-area NBC primary/CBS subchannel-only affiliate WNKY launched their third subchannel to carry the entire MeTV schedule. WKRN-DT2 can still be picked up over-the-air with an antenna.

WKRN-DT3

On August 26, 2012, WKRN began carrying the Live Well Network on its third digital subchannel.[22] Originally announced to launch on July 18, 2012, LWN's carriage on the new subchannel was part of an agreement announced in January 2012, between Young Broadcasting and Live Well Network in which the network will be carried as a digital multicast service on Young-owned stations in seven markets.[23][24] Live Well Network was scheduled to be shut down in January 2015, but ABC decided to continue broadcasting the Live Well Network for an estimated two to three months beyond the reported January 15, 2015, shutdown date.[25] On May 29, 2015, Comcast reported that they had been informed by Media General that as of May 30, 2015, Media General would discontinue carrying Live Well Network on their channels, including WKRN.[26] On May 30, 2015, WKRN began broadcasting the Nashville WX Channel on WKRN-DT3, the same feed as they carry on WKRN-DT2. On December 30, 2015, WKRN began broadcasting The Justice Network on WKRN-DT3.

WKRN-DT4

On the afternoon of Friday, October 27, 2017, WKRN added the action oriented Network aimed towards Men, Grit to a New Subchannel of 2.4, thus marking the return of the Network to the Nashville Market. Grit was previously seen on WNAB's third subchannel of 58.3 until June 1, 2017, when Grit was replaced with Charge!, a competitor network to Grit, which also focuses on action and drama, and is owned and operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group, who also operates WNAB.

Programming

Syndicated programming on WKRN includes Wheel of Fortune, Extra, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Rules of Engagement and The Closer, among others. The Nashville market is one of the few that carries Wheel of Fortune on a separate station because Jeopardy! (as a broadcast oddity) airs on Fox affiliate WZTV.

The station has an agreement with the Tennessee Titans to broadcast Bridgestone Titans on 2, the team's coach's show that originally aired from 8 to 9 Tuesday evenings, pre-empting ABC programming in that timeslot during the NFL season (which featured low-rated and critically derided sitcoms for the majority of the 2000s). The show now airs Monday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m., pre-empting Wheel of Fortune in that timeslot during football season.

WKRN is the Nashville home and the flagship station of the Tennessee Titans Preseason Television Network, which broadcasts Titans Preseason Football during August and sometimes the very early parts of September.[27][28][29] These games often prompt WKRN to broadcast the night's ABC primetime programming on a tape delay in the overnight hours of the following morning. WKRN also simulcasts ESPN's Monday Night Football any time the Tennessee Titans are involved in a Monday night match-up during the regular season.

Like all other ABC affiliates that were owned by Young Broadcasting, WKRN preempted ABC's broadcast of the movie Saving Private Ryan in 2004.

The station received heavy criticism from viewers in November 2009 for not airing V at the network's original timeslot. V then aired early Wednesday mornings after Jimmy Kimmel Live![30] WKRN claimed the 13-year agreement to air the coach's show would not allow for the moving of that show to accommodate high-demand network programming without notice months in advance. However, in the past the program has moved at times to accommodate other high-demand programs such as Dancing with the Stars during the early portion of the season and network holiday programming. The station also reversed a plan to air V over NashvilleWX on digital channel 2.2 at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays the day before the premiere. WKRN's then-sister station in Green Bay, WBAY-TV, also faced the same situation with a locally produced football program covering the Green Bay Packers, but after a week moved that program to air before primetime to accommodate V.

News operation

WKRN broadcasts 38 hours of locally produced newscasts each week (with six hours on weekdays, four hours on Saturdays and four hours on Sundays). In addition, the station produces a half-hour public affairs program, This Week with Bob Mueller, which airs Sundays at 11:00 p.m. WKRN is the only Big Three network affiliate in Nashville that does not run an hour-long newscast at 6 p.m., although its early evening newscasts on weekdays begin at 4 p.m., including ABC World News Tonight at 5:30 p.m.

Before the advent of satellite technology in the 1980s, the Vanderbilt Television News Archive taped all ABC News broadcasts from the airwaves of WSIX/WNGE/WKRN. Some of the recordings prior to that time include local cut-ins to ABC coverage of national elections, which represent the only preservations of the station's news broadcasts of that time. The station's two main evening news anchors, Bob Mueller and Anne Holt, have been associated with WKRN since the early 1980s.

On October 11, 2011, WKRN began broadcasting its local newscasts in high definition, becoming the last Nashville television station to make the upgrade. This included a brand new news set that was built in a separate studio that was based on a design shared by all Young stations that have upgraded to HD, replacing the "working newsroom" set that had been used for the newscasts since 1986.

On March 29, 2014, WKRN added its additional hour of News 2 weekends for both Saturday and Sunday morning beginning at 5:00.

Notable former on-air staff

Availability

WKRN is available to every Middle Tennessee cable provider, including Comcast Xfinity channels 2 (SD) and 1002 (HD). Those channel allocations also apply to AT&T U-verse. WKRN is also available on Charter Spectrum channels 2 (SD) and 702 (HD).

In Clarksville, it is available to subscribers of CDE Lightband Cable Channels 2 (SD) and 902 (HD). WKRN is also available on Mediacom and Charter in the Hopkinsville, Kentucky area.

Out-of-market coverage

Due to proximity to the Bowling Green, Kentucky, area, WKRN's over-the-air (OTA) signal can be picked up in some areas of the Bowling Green media market, the home territory to fellow ABC affiliate WBKO (channel 13). WKRN's signal can reach as far north as an area along the Green River in areas just north of Bowling Green.[32] It is for that reason that WKRN ends up competing with WBKO for viewing allegiances. WKRN was previously available on CATV in Glasgow, the Barren County seat, via the Glasgow Electric Plant Board. This ended during the 2000s as more of their customers watched WBKO than WKRN; this was also due to part of controversial issues that occurred concerning the carriage of both stations. WKRN was permanently dropped from the Glasgow EPB’s channel lineup in 2003 because WBKO wanted to be the sole ABC affiliate to be carried.[33] However, WHAS, the ABC affiliate in Louisville, Kentucky, is still available on that system as a backup ABC affiliate if one or the other pre-empts network programming for severe weather coverage, but carriage of both stations on the system is subject to the FCC's syndication exclusivity rules.[34]

WKRN is also available on cable television in the Fayetteville, Tennessee, area in Lincoln County, the only Middle Tennessee county that is considered to be in the Huntsville, Alabama media market. Fayetteville Public Utilities customers can view the station on channels 2 (SD) and 243 (HD).[35]

From 1957 through the 1970s and 1980s, WKRN, along with WSMV, WTVF, and eventually independent station WZTV (now a Fox affiliate), was also available on CATV systems in the Huntsville media market, including TelePrompter (later Group W Cable, now Comcast) and Knology (now Wide Open West). They were eventually dropped as more national cable channels were launched throughout the mid- and late 1980s.[36]

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1953–1973
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27th Midsouth Emmy Awards

The 27th Midsouth Emmy Awards were held on January 26, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee from the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Matthew Zelkind, News Director of WKRN-TV and Gregg Stone, photographer for WHNT-TV in Huntsville, Alabama were inducted into the Silver Circle.

Blimey Cow

Blimey Cow is an internet comedy channel based in Nashville, Tennessee, created in 2005 by brothers Josh and Jordan Taylor, most famous for the series Messy Mondays. Produced by and starring the Taylor brothers and Josh's wife Kelli, the channel targets the idiosyncrasies of conservative Christianity, youth group, romantic relationships, homeschooling, politics, and social media. Blimey Cow experienced a major surge in popularity after the video "Seven Lies About Homeschoolers" went viral. Musician Derek Webb, Colin Kimble of As Cities Burn, and John Reuben have all made appearances on Blimey Cow after discovering the channel. In addition to these appearances, the channel has received attention from musician Michael Gungor, authors Lew Rockwell and Thomas Woods, and various media outlets and programs such as The 700 Club, The Christian Post, The Huffington Post, Metro, Today, and WKRN-TV.

Brian Christie

Brian Christie is a television news journalist, talk show host, and anchor. He is currently host and executive producer of The Boomer Show. For over a decade, he was a primary news anchor and reporter for CNN, CNN Headline News, and CNN International when it carried CNN's US prime time nightly broadcast.

During his years at CNN Christie anchored the network's The World Today, The CNN Prime News, and Newsnight. He was also in the anchor seat for the analysis and reporting of many significant breaking news stories including Hurricane Andrew, the O.J. Simpson Trial, the Persian Gulf War, and many other live national and international news events. Brian also hosted CNN’s Your Turn. The late night call-in show was a fixture of the CNN overnight schedule for several years in the mid-1990s.His career includes stops as a primary anchor, reporter and host for WRAU-TV Peoria, WCVB-TV Boston, WKRN-TV Nashville, KTBC-TV Austin, KUSI-TV, and XETV in San Diego. Christie often won the television news ratings battle at CNN, and twice in San Diego (KUSI in the '90s and XETV from 2002 to 2007).

He has also hosted a number of nationally syndicated news, information and talk shows, including Emergency Call and U.S.A.M., an early morning CBN network show. He has hosted talk shows in Boston (The Good Day Show), Nashville (Nashville Magazine), CNN Morning News, San Diego (San Diego People), and Orlando (The Sundance Show) at WSWB TV.

Before his career in the television industry, Christie was on the radio in several markets including: WOCB Cape Cod, Massachusetts, WSAR Fall River, Massachusetts, WBUD Trenton, WLOF Orlando, and WLAC Nashville.

Channel 27 digital TV stations in the United States

The following television stations broadcast on digital channel 27 in the United States:

K16EO-D in Oro Valley/Tucson, Arizona

K27AI-D in Ninilchik, etc., Alaska

K27BZ-D in Wellington, Texas

K27CD-D in Boulder, Montana

K27CL-D in Coos Bay/North Bend, Oregon

K27CS-D in Montpelier, Idaho

K27DA-D in Big Sandy Valley, Arizona

K27DO-D in Bend, etc., Oregon

K27DX-D in McCall, Idaho

K27EC-D in Lake Havasu City, Arizona

K27EE-D in Ukiah, California

K27EJ-D in Colorado City, Arizona

K27FI-D in Frost, Minnesota

K27GB-D in Beryl/Modena/New Castle, Utah

K27GC-D in Heber/Midway, Utah

K27GD-D in Park City, Utah

K27GL-D in Hobbs, New Mexico

K27GM-D in Preston, Idaho

K27GN-D in Myton, Utah

K27HJ-D in Pierre, South Dakota

K27HM-D in Quanah, Texas

K27HP-D in Alamogordo, New Mexico

K27HR-D in Manti & Ephraim, Utah

K27ID-D in Tropic & Cannonville, Utah

K27IG-D in Cortez, etc., Colorado

K27IH-D in Holyoke, Colorado

K27IM in Billings, Montana

K27IN-D in Malad City, Idaho

K27IS-D in Emery, Utah

K27IT-D in Escalante, Utah

K27IX-D in Loa, etc., Utah

K27IY-D in Leamington, Utah

K27IZ-D in Coalville, Utah

K27JA-D in Henefer & Echo, Utah

K27JB-D in Samak, Utah

K27JJ-D in Forbes/Jasper Cty, Texas

K27JK-D in Glendale, Nevada

K27JO-D in Strong City, Oklahoma

K27JP-D in Little Rock, Arkansas

K27JQ-D in Wolf Point, Montana

K27JT-D in Fillmore, etc., Utah

K27JU-D in Scipio/Holden, Utah

K27JV-D in Kanab, Utah

K27JW-D in Joplin, Montana

K27JY-D in London Springs, Oregon

K27JZ-D in Round Mountain, Nevada

K27KA-D in Parlin, Colorado

K27KB-D in Caineville, Utah

K27KC-D in Ferron, Utah

K27KD-D in Hatch, Utah

K27KE-D in Huntington, Utah

K27KG-D in Columbia, etc., Utah

K27KH-D in Orderville, Utah

K27KN-D in Alexandria, Minnesota

K27KP-D in Driggs, Idaho

K27KQ-D in Hanksville, Utah

K27KR-D in Fishlake Resort, Utah

K27KS-D in Globe/Miami, Arizona

K27KU-D in Circleville, Utah

K27KV-D in Evanston, Wyoming

K27KW-D in Gold Hill, etc., Oregon

K27KX-D in Las Animas, Colorado

K27LF-D in San Antonio, Texas

K27LK-D in Gateview, Colorado

K27LL-D in Big Falls, Minnesota

K27LO-D in Emigrant, Montana

K27LT-D in Baker, Montana

K27LU-D in Stephenville, Texas

K27MA-D in Boulder, Colorado

K27MM-D in Tendoy/Leadore, Idaho

K27MQ-D in St. George, Utah

K27MT-D in Romeo, Colorado

K27MW-D in Soda Springs, Idaho

K27MX-D in Baker Valley, Oregon

K27MY-D in Altus, Oklahoma

K27ND-D in Aztec, New Mexico

K27NF-D in Jackson, Minnesota

K27NX-D in Ridgecrest, California

K27OI-D in Mina/Luning, Nevada

K30GC-D in Rural Beaver, etc., Utah

K40MV-D in Susanville, etc., California

K46AI-D in Durant, Oklahoma

K46KE-D in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho

KAAH-TV in Honolulu, Hawaii

KAMC in Lubbock, Texas

KAOB-LD in Beaumont, Texas

KASA-TV in Santa Fe, New Mexico

KASW in Phoenix, Arizona

KBAX-LD in Twin Falls, Idaho

KBKI-LD in Boise, Idaho

KBTC-TV in Tacoma, Washington

KBTV-CD in Sacramento, California

KBTV-TV in Port Arthur, Texas

KBVO in Llano, Texas

KCPM in Grand Forks, North Dakota

KCWV in Duluth, Minnesota

KDJB-LD in Hondo, Texas

KDKJ-LD in Tyler, Texas

KEBK-LP in Bakersfield, California

KETF-CD in Laredo, Texas

KEYT-TV in Santa Barbara, California

KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

KFTA-TV in Fort Smith, Arkansas

KFXA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

KGHB-CD in Pueblo, etc., Colorado

KGJT-CD in Grand Junction, Colorado

KHGI-CD in North Platte, Nebraska

KHGI-LD in O'Neil, Nebraska

KHTV-CD in Los Angeles, California

KJKZ-LP in Fresno, California

KJNB-LD in Jonesboro, Arkansas

KLWY in Cheyenne, Wyoming

KNYS-LD in Natchitoches, Louisiana

KODF-LD in Britton, Texas

KORO in Corpus Christi, Texas

KRPV-DT in Roswell, New Mexico

KRWF in Redwood Falls, Minnesota

KSKC-CD in Pablo/Ronan, Montana

KSLM-LD in Dallas, Oregon

KSNT in Topeka, Kansas

KTSF in San Francisco, California

KTVE in El Dorado, Arkansas

KTVW-CD in Flagstaff/Doney Park, Arizona

KUCO-LD in Chico, California

KULG-LD in Springfield, Missouri

KVEW in Kennewick, Washington

KWYF-LD in Casper, Wyoming

KYMB-LD in Monterey, California

W18CJ in Quincy, Illinois

W27AU-D in Wausau, Wisconsin

W27DG-D in Millersburg, Ohio

W43CH-D in Belvidere, New Jersey

W48CK-D in Sterling, Illinois

WACY-TV in Appleton, Wisconsin

WAGA-TV in Atlanta, Georgia

WAIQ in Montgomery, Alabama

WAPA-TV in San Juan, Puerto Rico

WBKH-LD in Port Charlotte, Florida

WBUN-LP in Birmingham, Alabama

WCBI-TV in Columbus, Mississippi

WCCB in Charlotte, North Carolina

WCIU-TV in Chicago, Illinois

WDYH-LD in Augusta, Georgia

WEKA-LD in Canton, Ohio

WETA-TV in Washington, D.C.

WFXV in Utica, New York

WGTW-TV in Burlington, New Jersey

WHJC-LP in Williamson, West Virginia

WHVL-LD in State College, etc., Pennsylvania

WHWC-TV in Menomonie, Wisconsin

WIPX-TV in Bloomington, Indiana

WKPT-TV in Kingsport, Tennessee

WKRG-TV in Mobile, Alabama

WKRN-TV in Nashville, Tennessee

WLFL in Raleigh, North Carolina

WLJT-DT in Lexington, Tennessee

WLNM-LD in Lansing, Michigan

WOUB-TV in Athens, Ohio

WPCW in Johnstown, Pennsylvania

WRDQ in Orlando, Florida

WSFL-TV in Miami, Florida

WSOT-LD in Marion, Indiana

WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

WTBY-TV in Poughkeepsie, New York

WTNB-CD in Cleveland, Tennessee

WTXL-TV in Tallahassee, Florida

WUDI-LD in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

WUNI in Marlborough, Massachusetts

WUNW in Canton, North Carolina

WXEL-TV in West Palm Beach, FloridaThe following stations, which are no longer licensed, formerly broadcast on digital channel 27:

K27MG-D in Columbia, Missouri

WPCP-CD in New Castle, Pennsylvania

Cornerstone Church (Nashville)

Cornerstone Church is a Pentecostal Christian megachurch located in Nashville, Tennessee. Galen Davis is the senior pastor of Cornerstone Church. Cornerstone Church is associated with the Assemblies of God denomination.The church also appears on Sunday regional broadcasts on WKRN-TV in, ABC Network on Sundays at 10:30am C.S.T and via satellite throughout Africa and Europe on the Faith Broadcasting Network.

John Seigenthaler (anchorman)

John Michael Seigenthaler (; born December 21, 1955) is an American news anchor. He is well known as a former weekend anchor and correspondent for both NBC and MSNBC. He is the son of the late newspaper journalist John Lawrence Seigenthaler, and named for his father. He is best known for his eight-year tenure as weekend anchor of NBC Nightly News. In July 2008, Seigenthaler joined his family company Seigenthaler Public Relations, but continued to be based in New York. From 2013-2016 he worked for the now defunct Al Jazeera America as its evening news anchor.

Josh Breslow

Joshua Cory Breslow (born May 23, 1987) is the anchor of the weekend edition of Good Morning Nashville on WKRN-TV, the ABC affiliate in Nashville, Tennessee. Breslow previously worked at WDRB-TV and WLEX-TV.Breslow is a graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.

Lisa Sylvester

Lisa Sylvester is an American Peabody and Emmy award-winning journalist and television correspondent. She previously reported on CNN's The Situation Room. She joined WPXI, Channel 11 in Pittsburgh in October 2016, anchoring the 6 and 11 p.m. and on WPGH's 10 p.m. newscast, which is produced by WPXI.

List of Tennessee Titans broadcasters

This is a list of all current broadcasters of content related to the Tennessee Titans, a National Football League franchise based in Nashville, Tennessee, United States.

List of television stations in Tennessee

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

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.

Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans are a professional American football team based in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the American Football Conference (AFC) South division. Previously known as the Houston Oilers, the team began play in 1960 in Houston, Texas, as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL). The Oilers won the first two AFL Championships, and joined the NFL as part of the AFL–NFL merger in 1970.

The team relocated from Houston to Tennessee in 1997, and played at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis for one season. The team then moved to Nashville in 1998 and played in Vanderbilt Stadium. For those two years, they were known as the "Tennessee Oilers", but changed their name to "Tennessee Titans" for the 1999 season. The team currently plays at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, which opened in 1999 as Adelphia Coliseum. The Titans' training facility is at Saint Thomas Sports Park, a 31-acre (13 ha) site at the MetroCenter complex in Nashville.The team has appeared once in the Super Bowl (XXXIV), the same year they changed their name to "Titans", and in which they lost to the St. Louis Rams.

Titans Preseason Football

Titans Preseason Football is a live game presentation of Tennessee Titans pre-season football games not shown nationally on network television. The program is broadcast on the Titans Preseason Television Network, a unit of ABC Television Network affiliate WKRN-TV of Nashville, Tennessee. As of August 2015, the program is sponsored by Nissan, Tennessee Lottery, and by Comcast/Xfinity. The program is a production of WKRN-TV and its parent company, Media General.

WNPT (TV)

WNPT, virtual and VHF digital channel 8, is a PBS member television station licensed to Nashville, Tennessee, United States. The station is owned by Nashville Public Television, Inc., a community-funded, non-profit organization. WNPT's studios are located on Rains Avenue in southeast Nashville, and its transmitter is located in the southern suburb of Forest Hills.

WSIX

WSIX can refer to:

WSIX-FM 97.9 in Nashville

WKRN-TV in Nashville that formerly used the WSIX-TV callsign

WSIX-FM

WSIX-FM (97.9 FM, "The Big 98") is a radio station licensed in Nashville, Tennessee. Owned by iHeartMedia, the station broadcasts a country music format. WSIX's studios are located in Nashville's Music Row district and the transmitter site is in Brentwood, Tennessee.

WZTV

WZTV, virtual channel 17 (UHF digital channel 15), is a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Nashville, Tennessee, United States. The station is owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, as part of a duopoly with MyNetworkTV affiliate WUXP-TV (channel 30); Sinclair also operates CW affiliate WNAB (channel 58) under an outsourcing agreement with owner Tennessee Broadcasting. The three stations share studios on Mainstream Drive along the Cumberland River and transmitter facilities along I-24 in Whites Creek.

Young Broadcasting

Young Broadcasting, LLC was an American media company that owned or operated 12 television stations in 10 markets with a total U.S. television household coverage of 5.9%. The company was formerly known as Young Broadcasting Inc. and was the outgrowth of the ad representation firm Adam Young Inc., which was founded in 1944 by Adam Young. Previously a public company, Young Broadcasting voluntarily declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy on February 13, 2009 to restructure its debts.

On June 24, 2010, the company emerged from bankruptcy as New Young Broadcasting Holding Co, Inc., shedding $800 million in debt and becoming one of the most financially secure broadcasting companies in the country. Deborah A. McDermott was named President and CEO of the new company, in which Standard General L.P., an American hedge fund, maintained a controlling interest.

On November 12, 2013, privately held Young Broadcasting acquired a controlling interest in Media General through a reverse merger. Following the merger, the new company was owned 67.5 percent by Young shareholders and 32.5 percent by Media General shareholders. The newly merged company would continue to operate as Media General with headquarters in Richmond, Virginia and trade on the New York Stock Exchange.

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