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.

WLUC-TV
WLUC-TV Logo

WLUC-TV FOX-UP Logo
Marquette, Michigan
United States
BrandingTV 6 (general)
TV 6 News (newscasts)
Fox UP (on DT2)
SloganUpper Michigan's News Source
ChannelsDigital: 35 (UHF)
Virtual: 6 (PSIP)
TranslatorsW14EM-D 6 (14 UHF) Marquette (city)
Affiliations6.1 NBC
6.2 Fox
6.3 Grit
OwnerGray Television
(Gray Television Licensee, LLC)
First air dateApril 28, 1956
Call letters' meaningLUCky 6
(former sister station to Green Bay's WLUK-TV)
Sister station(s)WEAU, WBAY-TV, WMTV, WSAW-TV, WZAW-LD, WILX-TV, WJRT-TV
Former callsignsWDMJ-TV (1956–1964)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
6 (VHF, 1956–2009)
Former affiliationsPrimary:
CBS (1956–1992)
ABC (1992–1995)
Secondary:
ABC (1956–1983)
NBC (1956–1969, 1983–1995)
Fox (1992–1995)
DT2:
The Tube Music Network (2005–2007)
NBC Weather Plus (2007–?)
Universal Sports (?–2009)
Transmitter power63 kW
Height257 m (843 ft)
Facility ID21259
Transmitter coordinates46°20′11″N 87°50′56″W / 46.33639°N 87.84889°W
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile
CDBS
Websitewww.uppermichiganssource.com

History

On April 28, 1956, Channel 6 signed in as WDMJ-TV, the Upper Peninsula's first television station. The station carried programming from all three networks offered at that time, but was a primary CBS affiliate. WDMJ was owned by the Daily Mining Journal along with WDMJ radio (1320 AM). Its studios were on the top floor of the Mining Journal building on Washington Street in Downtown Marquette. The station quickly outgrew its facilities. In 1959, the station moved into its current studios in Negaunee Township. In 1964, it was sold to Post Corporation, owners of WLUK-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin, who changed the calls to WLUC-TV to match its moniker at the time "Lucky 6". WLUC first aired network programs in color in 1963, and with the purchase of color video tape equipment, it began broadcasting all locally produced programs in color in 1969. The station moved its transmitter to southeast of Republic in 1980 and dismantled the original one near its current studios in Negaunee.

WLUC has been affected several times by television shakeups in Green Bay, since rival station WJMN-TV (channel 3) in Escanaba is a semi-satellite of Green Bay-based WFRV-TV. For example, it dropped NBC programming in 1969 when WJMN signed on. In 1983, when WJMN-TV (along with parent station WFRV-TV) switched from NBC to ABC, WLUC took a secondary NBC affiliation. When CBS bought WFRV in 1992 and switched it from ABC, WLUC became a primary ABC station with secondary NBC affiliation. It became solely NBC in 1995 when WLUK and WGBA-TV exchanged affiliations. As a result, it is one of the few stations in the country to have been with all of the big three networks. WLUC also carried some Fox programs in the early 1990s before WLUK switched to the network.

In late 2005 following Raycom's purchase of the Liberty Corporation, the company announced WLUC would be sold along with fellow NBC station WPBN-TV and full-time satellite WTOM-TV serving the Northern Lower and Eastern Upper Peninsula. The sale was necessary to help meet Federal Communications Commission (FCC) restrictions on station ownership. On March 27, 2006, Raycom sold 12 of its stations (including WLUC) to Barrington Broadcasting. The FCC approved the deal in June 2006 and the purchase closed August 11. WLUC joined WPBN/WTOM, Saginaw's WEYI-TV, and Toledo's WNWO-TV as part of Barrington's family of stations in and around Michigan.

Like many other Barrington-owned stations (including WTOM), WLUC operates a rather low-powered (83 kW) UHF signal which has a much smaller coverage footprint than its former analog station. Its over-the-air digital signal covers less than half of the designated market area (DMA). Therefore, WLUC relies on cable as well as satellite carriers DirecTV and Dish Network to distribute programming to the entire area.

In August 2012, WLUC and Fox UP became the official affiliates of the Green Bay Packers Television Network for the Marquette–Escanaba market, taking over for WJMN, which lost the rights to team programming as the last contract ended, which was included as a part of WFRV's official station status in the Green Bay market. The station carries preseason games on the "state network" (as the Packers Television Network has been traditionally called), along with the team's Tuesday night coach's show and other official team programming.[1]

On February 28, 2013, Barrington Broadcasting announced the sale of its entire group, including WLUC, to Sinclair Broadcast Group.[2] The sale was completed on November 25.[3] After 30 years of separate ownership, WLUC and WLUK in Green Bay were briefly reunited as sister stations on December 19, 2014, when Sinclair purchased WLUK and WCWF as part of required sales of stations by LIN Media in order to merge with Media General, which already owned Green Bay's WBAY-TV.

On October 1, 2015, Gray Television announced that it would acquire WLUC-TV from Sinclair; in return, Sinclair would receive WSBT-TV in South Bend, Indiana from Gray. The swap, part of Gray's acquisition of the broadcasting assets of Schurz Communications (owner of WSBT), was necessary as Gray already owns WNDU-TV in South Bend.[4] The sale was completed on February 16, 2016.[5] A few months later, Gray acquired Green Bay station WBAY-TV, due to divestments made during Nexstar Media Group's acquisition of Media General.[6]

On June 25, 2018, Gray announced it was merging with Raycom. While the deal did not affect WLUC directly, the completion of the deal in January 2019 reunited WLUC with many of its former sister stations from its years under Raycom ownership.[7]

Finland Calling

With 16% of the area's population of Finnish descent (down from about 25% in the 1960s), WLUC produced the only Finnish-language program in the United States, Finland Calling (Finnish: Suomi Kutsuu). The station started the show on March 27, 1962, at the suggestion of a local travel agent who sought to boost travel to Scandinavian countries. Since its beginning, the show was hosted by Carl Pellonpaa, then a newsman at the station. Pellonpaa retired from news operations but continued to host the show. Early editions of the show were produced live and featured books, photographs, and Finnish music. Camera operators had to learn a few words of Finnish just to be able to follow the show.

The one-hour weekly Sunday morning program regularly featured Finnish visitors to the region including two Presidents of Finland, the Prime Minister, a number of ambassadors, consuls general of Finland, members of the country's parliament, numerous entertainers, choirs, teachers, and students among others. Pellonpaa hosted 22 tours to Finland and dozens of dances featuring Finnish music. In 1988, he was awarded the Order of the White Rose from then President Mauno Koivisto for hosting the program and for the number of tourists that the program inspired to visit Finland.

In March 2015, it was announced that the 84-year-old Pellonpaa would retire and the program would air its series finale on March 29, 2015, marking the end of a 53-year run.[8][9] Carl Pellonpaa died on September 1, 2018.[10]

WLUC-6
Previous logo.

WLUC used the same multicolored "6" logo for many years from as early as the early 1990s until September 2008. From about 1989 until 1992, a similar metallic-looking "6" was used with a rainbow slash underneath. The rainbow, while used with on-air promos and the news open, was never used on mic flags during this time. From the time WLUC went on the air in 1956, network logos were always separate from the channel logo. That changed in 1992 when the ABC ball was lodged inside the "6".

When the station switched to primary NBC in 1995, it simply replaced the ABC logo with the letters "NBC" rather than place the network's peacock alongside the "6" as many NBC affiliates do. The logo design, however, became somewhat dated at that point as computer graphics improved and the years went on. From this point until abandoning the rainbow "6", a viewer unfamiliar to the market could accidentally discern that WLUC was an ABC affiliate. On September 8, 2008, it phased out its "multicolored" 6 logo and went with the letters "TV 6" inside an oval tilted to the right. It also changed its longtime slogan from "Someplace Special" (used since 1992) to "Upper Michigan's Source".

WLUC-DT2

WLUC-DT2 is the Fox-affiliated second digital subchannel of WLUC-TV, broadcasting in standard definition on UHF channel 35.2 (or virtual channel 6.2 via PSIP). The subchannel can also be seen on Spectrum channel 11.

History

WLUC-DT2 signed-on at some point in late 2005 (under Raycom Media ownership) carrying The Tube Music Network. After that network shut down on October 1, 2007, due to a lack of advertising, NBC Weather Plus was added. Later, Weather Plus was dropped in favor of Universal Sports. Throughout its association with those three services, WLUC-DT2 was carried on Charter digital channel 306.

In July 2009, WLUC announced it would begin carrying Fox on its second digital subchannel starting August 17. It replaced Universal Sports which was relegated to late-night hours while programming from America One was added in a secondary nature. The subchannel replaced WZMQ (formerly WMQF) as the area's Fox affiliate after it temporarily suspended programming when its previous owner Equity Media Holdings declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy. WZMQ is now back on-the-air after it was sold to new owners, switching to This TV, and moving MyNetworkTV to a new second digital subchannel.

Previously outside of WZMQ (which during Equity's ownership, was often unable to be received outside of Ishpeming and Marquette due to continuous transmitter issues and lack of engineering staff), Fox was available in the Upper Peninsula over-the-air from WLUK in Menominee County and via a low powered translator of that station in Escanaba, W40AN. WLUK was carried by Spectrum in the West and Central Upper Peninsula along with WLUC-DT2 except in Gogebic County which is covered by KQDS-TV from Duluth, Minnesota. The Eastern Upper Peninsula is covered by WWUP-DT 10.2 (a high definition simulcast of WFQX-TV in Cadillac).

In 2012, lobbying from WLUC, combined with new affiliation requirements from Fox disallowing cable carriage from other affiliates outside a station's market, forced WLUK from most cable systems in the western and central portions of the Upper Peninsula. There were no changes on DirecTV since WLUK was never available to viewers outside Menominee County in the Upper Peninsula. As Sinclair acquired WLUK from their owners LIN Media as part of LIN's merger with Media General in mid-December 2014, the issues between WLUK and WLUC-DT2, including the Escanaba translator issue, were resolved in the time they were under common ownership before WLUC's sale to Gray Television. This included the eventual closedown of W40AN in the summer of 2018, along with new carriage agreements with local providers which gave preference to WLUC-DT2 over WLUK.

The station used to be an affiliate of America One during the late-night and morning hours, which also provided the station's programming for E/I requirements. This ended as more syndicated programming was placed on the Fox UP schedule, along with Sinclair and Gray's existing contracts to provide E/I programming for their stations.

Digital television

Digital channels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[11]
6.1 1080i 16:9 WLUC-DT Main WLUC-TV programming / NBC
6.2 480i 4:3 Fox UP
6.3 Grit

Analog-to-digital conversion

WLUC-TV discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over VHF channel 6, 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 35,[12] using PSIP to display the station's virtual channel as its former VHF analog channel 6.

Programming

Syndicated programming on WLUC-DT1 includes Wheel of Fortune, Dr. Phil, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Judge Judy, among others. Syndicated programming on WLUC-DT2 includes Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, Mike and Molly and Family Feud, among others.

News operation

For its entire existence, WLUC has held the number-one spot in local Nielsen ratings by a wide margin. Its news has won awards including two Certificates of Merit from the Good News Awards in 2012.[13] WLUC has a much larger news department than either of its competitors; ABC affiliate WBUP has only been airing newscasts continuously since 2004 (an earlier attempt was abandoned due to low ratings and budget cuts), and CBS affiliate WJMN-TV did not offer coverage of its home territory until April 21, 2014. Prior to that date, WJMN did not employ any news personnel in the state of Michigan. WJMN did air brief Upper Peninsula-specific news and weather updates produced at WFRV's facilities in Green Bay.

After WLUC-DT2 initially added Fox, it offered a nationally syndicated newscast weeknights at 6:30. The program was produced for America One by the Independent News Network from studios on Tremont Avenue in Davenport, Iowa. This was eventually dropped in favor syndicated programming as the subchannel developed more. Starting September 8, 2009, WLUC-DT2 began airing a local weeknight prime time broadcast (known as Your Fox UP News in Primetime) from a new secondary set. New segments such as viewer feedback, daily polls, and other features were introduced. There is no regular sports segment seen in the show although a quick update can be given on teams with local and regional interest. The broadcast competes with one airing at the same time on CW affiliate WBKP (produced by WBUP).

Unlike most NBC affiliates in the Eastern Time Zone, WLUC does not air a midday news or broadcasts weeknights at 5:30. In addition to its main studios, the station operates bureaus in Escanaba (on Ludington Street), Iron Mountain (on South Stephenson Avenue/US 2/US 141), and Houghton (on Shelden Avenue/US 41). The Iron Mountain Bureau also serves Kingsford while the Houghton Bureau also serves Hancock. Although there is no weekend morning show, WLUC repeats the previous night's late news on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

WLUC began broadcasting its news in 16:9 widescreen in April 2013. On September 6, 2017, WLUC debuted major upgrades to its studio, including a new, larger set and a rebuilt control room. Gray invested over $1 million into these changes.[14]

References

  1. ^ Green Bay Packers. "Broadcast Partners". Green Bay Packers. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  2. ^ Malone, Michael (February 28, 2013). "Sinclair's Chesapeake TV Acquires Barrington Stations". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
  3. ^ Sinclair Broadcast Group (November 25, 2013). "Sinclair Broadcast Group Closes on Acquisition of Barrington Stations" (PDF) (Press release). Sinclair Broadcast Group. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 3, 2013.
  4. ^ "Gray Television Sells Some, Buys Some". TVNewsCheck. October 1, 2015. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  5. ^ Gray Television (February 16, 2016). "Gray Closes Schurz Acquisition, Related Transactions, and Incremental Term Loan Facility" (Press release). Gray Television. Retrieved February 16, 2016.
  6. ^ "Gray Buying Two Nexstar Spinoffs For $270M". TVNewsCheck. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  7. ^ Miller, Mark K. (June 25, 2018). "Gray To Buy Raycom For $3.6 Billion". TVNewsCheck. NewsCheckMedia. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
  8. ^ Brennan, Nick (March 2, 2015). "'Finland Calling' Coming to a Close". Upper Michigan's Source. Negaunee, MI: WLUC-TV. Retrieved March 3, 2015.
  9. ^ Steele, Anne (March 26, 2015). "After 53 Years, Mr. Pellonpaa Is Finnished". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved March 27, 2015.
  10. ^ Asplund, Steve (September 1, 2018). "Carl Pellonpaa Passes Away". Upper Michigan's Source. Negaunee, MI: WLUC-TV. Archived from the original on September 4, 2018. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  11. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WLUC
  12. ^ "Attachment I: DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and Second Rounds" (PDF). FCC Record. 21 (7): 5808–6794. May 22 – June 16, 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 29, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2012.
  13. ^ Roman Catholic Diocese of Marquette (May 31, 2012). "U.P. Media Honored for Good News" (PDF) (Press release). Marquette, MI: Roman Catholic Diocese of Marquette. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  14. ^ Buchmann, Nicole. "TV6 airs largest studio upgrade". UpperMichigansSource.com. Gray Television. Retrieved 2017-09-07.

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Channel 35 digital TV stations in the United States

The following television stations broadcast on digital channel 35 in the United States:

K35AX-D in Hawthorne, Nevada

K35BW-D in Lewiston, Idaho

K35CE-D in Canadian, Texas

K35CH-D in Cortez/Mancos, etc., Colorado

K35CK-D in Price, Utah

K35CR-D in Tillamook, etc., Oregon

K35CV-D in Shoshoni, Wyoming

K35DK-D in Granite Falls, Minnesota

K35DX-D in Rural Sevier County, Utah

K35DZ-D in La Junta, Colorado

K35EE-D in Moccasin, Arizona

K35EI-D in Dolan Springs, Arizona

K35EM-D in Quitaque, Texas

K35EW-D in Heber/Midway, Utah

K35FI-D in Akron, Colorado

K35FL-D in Silver Springs, Nevada

K35FO-D in Milton-Freewater, Oregon

K35FP in Tucumcari, New Mexico

K35FS-D in Santa Clara, etc., Utah

K35GA-D in La Grande, Oregon

K35GD-D in Golconda, Nevada

K35GG-D in Huntsville, etc., Utah

K35GJ-D in Preston, Idaho

K35GO-D in Haxtun, Colorado

K35GQ-D in Richfield, etc., Utah

K35GR-D in Badger, South Dakota

K35GU-D in Ruidoso, New Mexico

K35HB-D in Deming, New Mexico

K35HD-D in Soda Springs, Idaho

K35HG-D in Cedar City, Utah

K35HO-D in Ridgecrest, California

K35HU-D in Grays River, Washington

K35HW-D in Florence, Oregon

K35IC-D in Bonners Ferry, Idaho

K35II-D in South Point, Hawaii

K35IJ-D in Hanna & Tabiona, Utah

K35IK-D in Duchesne, Utah

K35IP-D in Scipio, Utah

K35IQ-D in Vernal, etc., Utah

K35IR-D in Garrison, etc., Utah

K35IS-D in Peoa/Oakley, Utah

K35IU-D in Frost, Minnesota

K35IX-D in Basalt, Colorado

K35IZ-D in Jackson, Minnesota

K35JH-D in London Springs, Oregon

K35JI-D in Orangeville, Utah

K35JJ-D in Scofield, Utah

K35JK-D in Fountain Green, Utah

K35JM-D in Teasdale, Utah

K35JN-D in Duluth, Minnesota

K35JR-D in Arrey & Derry, New Mexico

K35JS-D in Lamar, Colorado

K35JT-D in Drummond, Montana

K35JW-D in Bridger, etc., Montana

K35JX-D in Westwood, California

K35JY-D in Lamont, Oklahoma

K35JZ-D in Alton, Utah

K35KC-D in Great Falls, Montana

K35KE-D in Hollis, Oklahoma

K35KH-D in Walker, Minnesota

K35KI-D in St. James, Minnesota

K35KL-D in Manila, etc., Utah

K35KM-D in Eureka, Nevada

K35LA-D in Palm Springs, California

K35LB-D in Lakeshore, California

K35LC-D in Helper, Utah

K35LD-D in Prineville, Oregon

K35LF-D in Eureka, California

K35LJ-D in Crested Butte, Colorado

K35MJ-D in Grangeville, Idaho

K35MQ-D in Weatherford, Oklahoma

K35MS-D in Canyonville, etc., Oregon

K35MT-D in Port Orford, Oregon

K35MU-D in Cottonwood, etc., Arizona

K35MW-D in Lead, South Dakota

K35NI-D in Three Forks, Montana

K35OH-D in Roseburg, Oregon

K35OP-D in Park City, Utah

K35OU-D in Tucson, Arizona

K39MK-D in Montrose, Colorado

K42JR-D in Paonia, Colorado

K45GM-D in Blanding/Monticello, Utah

K47MU-D in Concho, Oklahoma

K48AH-D in Willmar, Minnesota

K50KF-D in Redwood Falls, Minnesota

K50LB-D in Polson, Montana

KALB-TV in Alexandria, Louisiana

KATH-LD in Juneau-Douglas, Alaska

KAXX-LD in San Antonio, Texas

KCFT-CD in Anchorage, Alaska

KCNC-TV in Denver, Colorado

KCRA-TV in Sacramento, California

KDFW in Dallas, Texas

KDHW-CD in Yakima, Washington

KEXI-LD in Kalispell, Montana

KFPH-CD in Phoenix, Arizona

KGO-TV in San Jose, California

KHIN in Red Oak, Iowa

KHNL in Honolulu, Hawaii

KIDB-LD in Sweetwater, Texas

KJTV-TV in Lubbock, Texas

KMTW in Hutchinson, Kansas

KNME-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico

KORK-CD in Portland, Oregon

KOZJ in Joplin, Missouri

KPBI-CD in Bentonville, Arkansas

KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas

KRAH-CD in Paris, Arkansas

KRCA in Riverside, California

KRIN in Waterloo, Iowa

KSDK in St., Missouri

KSTP-TV in St. Paul, Minnesota

KUOK in Woodward, Oklahoma

KVAT-LD in Austin, Texas

KVOS-TV in Bellingham, Washington

KVTE-LP in Las Vegas, Nevada

KZAK-LD in Boise, Idaho

KZMM-CD in Fresno, California

W35BB-D in Dublin, Georgia

W35CK-D in Highlands, North Carolina

W35CO-D in Burnsville, North Carolina

W35CS-D in Ocean City, Maryland

W35CU-D in Augusta, Georgia

W35DK-D in Sussex, New Jersey

WCTZ-LD in Bowling Green, Kentucky

WDCA in Washington, D.C.

WDES-CD in Miramar Beach, Florida

WDTA-LD in Atlanta, Georgia

WFBN-LD in Rockford, Illinois

WFTX-TV in Cape Coral, Florida

WGHP in High Point, North Carolina

WIPL in Lewiston, Maine

WIPM-TV in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

WJDW-LD in Tazewell, Virginia

WLPD-CD in Plano, Illinois

WLTZ in Columbus, Georgia

WLUC-TV in Marquette, Michigan

WLWT in Cincinnati, Ohio

WMVT in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

WNIT in South Bend, Indiana

WNYF-CD in Watertown, New York

WOHL-CD in Lima, Ohio

WOUC-TV in Cambridge, Ohio

WPBY-LD in Lafayette, Indiana

WPPT in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

WRCF-CD in Orlando, Florida

WRCZ-LD in Ocala, Florida

WSCG in Baxley, Georgia

WSLF-LD in Port St. Lucie, Florida

WTMV-LD in Ogden, North Carolina

WTOM-TV in Cheboygan, Michigan

WUDJ-LD in Crozet, Virginia

WVIT in New Britain, Connecticut

WWJE-DT in Derry, New Hampshire

WYLN-LP in Hazleton, PennsylvaniaThe following stations, which are no longer licensed, formerly broadcast on digital channel 35:

K35DG-D in La Jolla, California

WCTX-CD in Virginia Beach, Virginia

WSWH-LD in Decatur, Alabama

WUCV-LD in Florence, South Carolina

Channel 6 virtual TV stations in the United States

The following television stations operate on virtual channel 6 in the United States:

K03ET-D in Terrace Lakes, Idaho

K03IN-D in Leavenworth, Washington

K04RT-DT in Judith Gap, Montana

K06NT-D in Dolores, Colorado

K07WJ-D in Colstrip, Montana

K07YV-D in The Dalles, Oregon

K07ZQ-D in Georgetown, Idaho

K07ZR-DT in Harlowton & Shawmut, Montana

K08AY-D in Winthrop-Twisp, Washington

K08ET-D in Vallecito, Colorado

K08ND-D in Akron, Colorado

K09BI-D in Methow, Washington

K09KH-D in Watkins, etc., Montana

K09LW-D in Martinsdale/Lennep, Montana

K09MY-D in Polaris, Montana

K10AP-D in Pateros/Mansfield, Washington

K10HL-D in Virginia City, Montana

K10PV-D in Santa Barbara, California

K11DL-D in Juliaetta, Idaho

K11LA-D in Basin, Montana

K11MP-D in White Sulphur Spring, Montana

K11PP-D in Dingle, etc., Idaho

K12LF-D in Coolin, Idaho

K12RD-D in Coulee City, Washington

K13KP-D in Boulder, Montana

K13KV-D in Troy, Montana

K13UF-D in Rexburg, Idaho

K13XX-D in Hesperus, Colorado

K15IB-D in Malad, Idaho

K15JA-D in Harlowton, etc., Montana

K16JZ-D in McDermitt, Nevada

K17KX-D in Anton, Colorado

K18DT-D in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

K18ET-D in Orderville, Utah

K19EG-D in Holyoke, Colorado

K20GG-D in Duncan, Arizona

K20HM-D in Idalia, Colorado

K21LD-D in Mazama, Washington

K22JF-D in Stemilt, etc., Washington

K22JJ-D in Milton-Freewater, Oregon

K23JK-D in Tillamook, Oregon

K23LW-D in Emigrant, Montana

K23NL-D in Cottonwood/Grangeville, Idaho

K24HQ-D in Boulder, Colorado

K24KG-D in Madras, Oregon

K24KM-D in Colstrip, etc., Montana

K25BP in Billings, Montana

K26FM-D in Peetz, Colorado

K26GX-D in Pleasant Valley, Colorado

K27DX-D in McCall, Idaho

K27MW-D in Soda Springs, Idaho

K28IT-D in Kanab, Utah

K29BM-D in Montpelier, Idaho

K29EL-D in La Grande, Oregon

K29FR-D in Quanah, Texas

K29HR-D in Farmington, New Mexico

K29IB-D in Grays River, etc., Washington

K31CR-D in Prineville, etc., Oregon

K31FV-D in Durango & Hermosa, Colorado

K31LE-D in Bridger, etc., Montana

K32DE-D in Pendleton, Oregon

K32LS-D in Driggs, Idaho

K34DC-D in Astoria, Oregon

K35BW-D in Lewiston, Idaho

K38CZ-D in Lincoln City/Newport, Oregon

K38KV-D in Hood River, Oregon

K39HM-D in Haxtun, Colorado

K40MS-D in Pocatello, Idaho

K41GG-D in Rockaway Beach, Oregon

K41IP-D in Rainier, Oregon

K42AI-D in Baker Valley, Oregon

K42DI-D in Bayfield & Ignacio, Colorado

K45KZ-D in Holbrook, Idaho

K45ME-D in La Grande, Oregon

K47LM-D in Prineville, etc., Oregon

K48DX-D in Sandpoint, Idaho

K50GL-D in Bonners Ferry, Idaho

K50MA-D in Howard, Montana

K51DW-D in Dillon, Montana

K53EF-D in Garden Valley, Idaho

KAAL in Austin, Minnesota

KAUZ-TV in Wichita Falls, Texas

KBJR-TV in Superior, Wisconsin

KBSD-DT in Ensign, Kansas

KCEN-TV in Temple, Texas

KDBZ-CD in Bozeman, Montana

KEMV in Mountain View, Arkansas

KFDM in Beaumont, Texas

KFMY-LD in Petaluma, California

KHQ-TV in Spokane, Washington

KIDY in San Angelo, Texas

KIPS-LD in Beaumont, Texas

KIVI-TV in Nampa, Idaho

KMOH-TV in Kingman, Arizona

KMOS-TV in Sedalia, Missouri

KOIN in Portland, Oregon

KOTV-DT in Tulsa, Oklahoma

KPLO-TV in Reliance, South Dakota

KPOM-CD in Ontario, California

KPTW in Casper, Wyoming

KPVI-DT in Pocatello, Idaho

KREZ-TV in Durango, Colorado

KRIS-TV in Corpus Christi, Texas

KRMA-TV in Denver, Colorado

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Cora Reynolds Anderson

Cora Reynolds Anderson was both the first woman and the first Native American elected to the Michigan House of Representatives (1925–26). In 2001, she was inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame.

County Road 595 (Marquette County, Michigan)

County Road 595 (CR 595, Co. Rd. 595) is a proposed primary county road in Marquette County in the US state of Michigan. The road would provide access from the northern part of the county, near the Eagle Mine in Michigamme Township, to US Highway 41 (US 41) and M-28 in Humboldt Township. The approximately 21.5-mile-long (34.6 km) road would be used primarily for commercial truck traffic hauling rock from the Eagle Mine to a processing facility south of US 41/M-28 in Humboldt Township. At present, such traffic has to use existing county roads which involves passing through the cities of Marquette, Negaunee, and Ishpeming. The northern end would be northeast of the mine in Champion Township at an intersection with the Triple A Road (Co. Rd. AAA).

In 2003, a flood along the Dead River destroyed or forced the closure of several bridges over the river, isolating the northern half of the county. In 2007, Kennecott Minerals received permission to operate the Eagle Mine in the northern part of Marquette County. The company, in a consortium with other local businesses, proposed the construction of a new road to connect their mine with their mill at the former Humboldt Mine. This project, called Woodland Road, was to be built by these private interests. After encountering permitting issues, the private companies involved canceled the project.

The Marquette County Road Commission (MCRC) applied for permits from the state and federal governments in 2010, reviving the road as CR 595. Kennecott pledged to finance construction, but removed its support in early 2011 over uncertainty in the permit timetable. After protests from the City of Marquette and local residents, Kennecott restored its commitments to the project. The MCRC moved forward through the permitting process in 2012. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) filed two formal objections to the road. In response, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the state-level agency handling the permit application, opened a public comment period and held a public hearing on the matter. Several groups spoke in support and opposition, various local, state and federal officials expressed support for the project, and the EPA maintained its objections. After several deadline extensions, the agency lifted one objection and reiterated a second, setting a 30-day timetable in December 2012 for a final decision. The DEQ was forced to deny the permit on January 3, 2013, based on the EPA position on CR 595. With that action, Kennecott Minerals diverted its financial support from the project to upgrade existing roads instead. In late December 2014, state legislators announced interest in suing the EPA in an effort to force federal permits to be issued to build the roadway; the MCRC announced their intent to sue the EPA in January 2015, and the suit was filed on July 8, 2015. The final appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States was denied without review on March 4, 2019.

Cudighi

Cudighi () is a spicy Italian sausage seasoned with sweet spices that can be bought in links or served as a sandwich on a long, hard roll, often with mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce. Although it originated in Italy, it is now primarily served in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in the United States.

H-58 (Michigan county highway)

H-58 is a county-designated highway in the US state of Michigan that runs east–west for approximately 69 miles (111 km) between the communities of Munising and Deer Park in the Upper Peninsula. The western section is routed through Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, along the southern shore of Lake Superior, and the adjacent Lake Superior State Forest in Alger County while connecting Munising to the communities of Van Meer and Melstrand. At Grand Marais, H-58 exits the national lakeshore area and runs through town. The segment running east of Grand Marais to Deer Park in Luce County is a gravel road that connects to H-37 in Muskallonge Lake State Park.

A roadway was present along parts of today's H-58 by the late 1920s; initially, this county road was gravel or earth between Munising and Kingston Corners and connected with other roads to Grand Marais. In the 1930s, another segment was built to connect to Deer Park and to fill in the gap between Kingston Corners and Grand Marais. The southwestern segment between Munising and Van Meer formed part of M-94 from 1929 until it was transferred back to county control in the early 1960s.

The H-58 designation was created after the county-designated highway system itself was formed in 1970. Initially, only the section from Grand Marais to Deer Park was given the number; the remainder was added in 1972. The last sections to be paved in the 20th century were completed in 1974. The National Park Service was required to build their own access road for the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the initial legislation that created the park. This requirement was rescinded by the United States Congress in 1998, and the park service was authorized to fund improvements to H-58 instead. Paving projects were completed between 2006 and 2010 so that the entire length of H-58 in Alger County is now paved; the section in Luce County is still a gravel road.

Huron Mountain Club

The Huron Mountain Club is a private club whose land holdings in Marquette County, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, constitute one of the largest tracts of primeval forest in the Great Lakes region. Formed circa 1890, the club consists of 50 dwellings clustered inside about 13,000 acres (20 sq mi; 5,300 ha) of private land, encompassing the Huron Mountains area. The club was founded to establish a remote hunting and fishing club for outdoor enthusiasts. The original charter limited membership to 50 partners. The property encompasses several lakes and approximately 10,000 acres (16 sq mi; 4,000 ha) of old-growth forest.

Through its long association with the non-profit Huron Mountain Wildlife Foundation, the Huron Mountain Club has been the site of a wide range of research in field biology and geology. Naturalist Aldo Leopold produced a plan for preserving the tract in 1938. The research facility at Ives Lake was started in the 1960s, after it passed from a member family's hands into Club ownership.

M-35 (Michigan highway)

M-35 is a state trunkline highway in the Upper Peninsula (UP) of the US state of Michigan. It runs for 128 miles (206 km) in a general north–south direction and connects the cities of Menominee, Escanaba, and Negaunee. The southern section of M-35 in Menominee and Delta counties carries two additional designations; M-35 forms a segment of the Lake Michigan Circle Tour, and it is the UP Hidden Coast Recreational Heritage Trail, which is a part of what is now called the Pure Michigan Byways Program. Along the southern section, the highway is the closest trunkline to the Green Bay, a section of Lake Michigan. The northern section of the highway turns inland through sylvan areas of the UP, connecting rural portions of Delta and Marquette counties.

M-35 is an original state trunkline that was first signposted in 1919, that was intended to run from Menominee in the south to near Big Bay in the north, before it was to turn toward L'Anse to end at Ontonagon. However, the section through the Huron Mountains in northern Marquette and Baraga counties was never built. Automobile pioneer Henry Ford helped halt this construction to gain favor with and membership into the exclusive Huron Mountain Club. Some discontinuous sections were later ceded to local control. The northern segment of the route between Ontonagon and Baraga was retained as a discontinuous segment of the highway; this northern segment was later redesignated as another state trunkline. The northern end was later rerouted out of the City of Negaunee into Negaunee Township to avoid mining activity near Palmer.

Marquette, Michigan

Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. The population was 21,355 at the 2010 census, making it the largest city of the state's Upper Peninsula. Marquette is a major port on Lake Superior, known primarily for shipping iron ore, and is the home of Northern Michigan University. In 2012, Marquette was listed among the 10 best places to retire in the United States by CBS MoneyWatch.

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.

Nick Baumgartner

Nick Baumgartner (born December 17, 1981) is a United States snowboarder from Iron River, Michigan. He competes in snowboard cross (SBX) and qualified for the 2010 Winter Olympics. He won the gold and silver medals in the 2011 and 2012 Winter X Games. Baumgartner competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Baumgartner began off-road racing in 2011 winning the Rookie of the Year "Stock Truck" award before advancing to Pro Light trucks in 2012.

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.

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.

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. 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.

WLUK-TV

WLUK-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 11, is a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States. The station is owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, as part of a duopoly with Suring-licensed CW affiliate WCWF (channel 14). The two stations share studios on Lombardi Avenue (US 41) on the line between Green Bay and Ashwaubenon, next to the Resch Center; WLUK's transmitter is located on Scray's Hill in Ledgeview. On cable, WLUK is available on Charter Spectrum channel 12.

Until July 11, 2018, the station's signal was relayed in Upper Michigan on digital translator W40AN-D (channel 40), licensed to Escanaba, Michigan and transmitting from a tower in Wells Township.

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