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  • #182842

    MediaFan85
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    Jerry Springer is replacing Robert Irvine’s show on The CW.  Locally, he’ll be seen on WBNX, but it’s not known what will happen to his clearance on WUAB.

    https://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/jerry-springer-moving-to-the-cw-this-fall

    #182846

    vjm1
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    Jerry Springer is replacing Robert Irvine’s show on The CW. Locally, he’ll be seen on WBNX, but it’s not known what will happen to his clearance on WUAB.

    https://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/jerry-springer-moving-to-the-cw-this-fall

    That means we’ll have Jerry Springer airing on an Ernest Angley owned TV station…what a combo that is.

    #183026

    MediaFan85
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    WKYC is moving Lakeside Today to 11am starting this Monday, and it will become a full-hour along with changing its name back to Live on Lakeside.  Wendy Williams moves to Noon.  No word on what happens to the half-hour of infomercials that usually comes on at 12:30pm.

    #183086

    MediaFan85
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    Jerry Springer is replacing Robert Irvine’s show on The CW. Locally, he’ll be seen on WBNX, but it’s not known what will happen to his clearance on WUAB. https://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/jerry-springer-moving-to-the-cw-this-fall

    That means we’ll have Jerry Springer airing on an Ernest Angley owned TV station…what a combo that is.

    Never mind.  Springer stays put on WUAB now that the CW is leaving WBNX for 43.
    #183178

    MediaFan85
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    WUAB announced on its 10pm newscast last night a new talk show called “Me Time with Frangela,” (a new hosted by the comedy duo of Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton) to air starting in September on WOIO/WUAB and all of the Raycom stations.  It’s supposed to air after Cleveland 19 News at 9am, likely on 43.

    #183182

    santa fe
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    Since WUAB’s  over the air license was bought back by the FCC and 43 became a sub of 19, actual 10-3, do they still use the call letters WUAB as an identifier at any time?  Wouldn’t that call sign have been retired when the license was turned in?  I’m sure Raycom service marked the name, WUAB, but if those call letters were ever re-assigned to another broadcast service, would they be obliged to stop using them?  Or is it now considered a product name?  I also wonder how long TV stations will continue to use their old analog channel numbers as their “virtual” identities.  Is that set in a rule or is it simply a marketing decision?

    And why would the CW leave a full power over-the-air station with a good signal for a sub channel on a VHF digital station with a poorer signal?  Might the new owners have something in mind to remedy that?

    #183185

    John Basalla
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    WUAB, when originally built, stood for “United Artists Broadcasting” if I’m remembering correctly.  As to your questions, I think the WUAB call letters may be a marketing thing.  Unlike in radio, TV stations have rarely changed their call letters.  Marketing is also the reason to keep using the analog channel numbers.  The thinking may be that, let’s say, channel 19 becomes “Channel 10” or “Digital Channel 10”, that that could cause confusion in the minds of many in the general public at a time when competition for eyeballs is acute with Cable TV, Netflix, YouTube, and others.  It’s already bad enough that on cable TV systems that I am aware of, channel 19 is on channel 4, because of a desire to keep all, or most, of the local over-the-air channels low on the cable TV “dial”.  Additionally, who wants to spend the promotional cash on explaining all of this to viewers who have other things on their minds besides understanding the difference between analog and digital frequency allocations.  Anyway, producers of cable TV boxes and over-the-air digital boxes work their magic so it appears that WKYC channel 3 is actually on channel 3, WJW Channel 8 is on Channel 8 etc…

    #183189

    skiwest
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    WUAB sold their transmitter, not their license.  They are channel-sharing with WOIO.  He is a link that explains channel-sharing:

    https://www.tvtechnology.com/news/channelsharing-multiple-stations-on-one-channel

     

    As for why CW switched, WBNX is having financial difficulties and they are apparently not paying their bills. Perhaps the network terminated the agreement under a bankruptcy or breach of contract clause. Also, the owners of WBNX (Ernest Angley/Winston Broadcasting) may feel some of the CW programming is inappropriate and want to offer more “family-friendly” programming.

     

    #183195

    santa fe
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    Thanks to skiwest for that link about license sharing! I’m sure it’s a lot easier when the same company is the license holder for the sharer and the sharee.  I wonder, after paying 40+ million for the old 43 transmitter, will the FCC sell it on Ebay? (Chuckle)

    I always found it a dichotomy that a religious organization would operate a secular TV station like WBNX.  What are/have been WRLM’s plans after they sold their transmitter?  Maybe they’ll show up on 55, on a sub or even the main channel.

    #183205

    Yekimi
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    I always found it a dichotomy that a religious organization would operate a secular TV station like WBNX. What are/have been WRLM’s plans after they sold their transmitter? Maybe they’ll show up on 55, on a sub or even the main channel.

     

    I vaguely remember when the started out as an independent that even the mildest of “so-called” curse words were edited out [like “crap” & “darn”] were edited/bleeped out. When they became an affiliate of WB, then CW, they weren’t allowed to alter any network content per their agreement with the WB/CW including the language. I bet Ernest’s toupee was doing cartwheels the first time a “hell” or “damn” or worse went across HIS airwaves.

    #183208

    John Basalla
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    Yes.  I remember when they were showing a 3 Stooges short where Moe is pointing at a map, showing the others how they were going to get to the land of “Schmow”, that in order to do so they were going to have to cross the “Give A Dam”. The word dam, which was, technically,not used as a mild explitive, was cut out anyway.

    As for his station’s affiliation with the WB, and then the CW, I think Angely’s desire for money superseded his concern over any network content.

    #183219

    MediaFan85
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    WBNX is adding Chicago P.D. to its fall lineup.  I saw it in a promo earlier today.

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