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WBFF
Baltimore, Maryland
Branding FOX45 (general/news)
FOX Baltimore (website)
Channels 45 (UHF) analog,
46 (UHF) digital
Affiliations Fox
"Good TV" (on digital 45.2 / 46.2)
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group
Founded April 11, 1971
Call letters meaning We're
Baltimore's
Finest
Features
Former affiliations Independent (1971-1987)
Website foxbaltimore.com

WBFF, "FOX45" is the Fox television affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland, broadcasting on channel 45 (digital channel 46). The station is the flagship of Sinclair Broadcast Group, its owner, and half of a duopoly with CW affiliate WNUV. Image File history File links Wbff. ... Nickname: Motto: The Greatest City in America,[3] Get in on it. ... A brand is a customer experience represented by a collection of images and ideas; often, it refers to a symbol such as a name, logo, slogan, and design scheme. ... In broadcasting, a channel is a range of frequencies (or, equivalently, wavelengths) assigned by a government for the operation of a particular broadcast station. ... Ultra high frequency (UHF) designates a range (band) of electromagnetic waves whose frequency is between 300 MHz and 3. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... Ultra high frequency (UHF) designates a range (band) of electromagnetic waves whose frequency is between 300 MHz and 3. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... An affiliate is a commercial entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity. ... For the animal, see Fox. ... The Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBG) NASDAQ: SBGI is the operator of the largest number of local television stations in the United States with a total of 59 stations across the country in 38 (mostly) small and medium markets. ... April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (102nd in leap years). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... An affiliate is a commercial entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... For the animal, see Fox. ... Nickname: Motto: The Greatest City in America,[3] Get in on it. ... The Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBG) NASDAQ: SBGI is the operator of the largest number of local television stations in the United States with a total of 59 stations across the country in 38 (mostly) small and medium markets. ... “The CW” redirects here. ... WNUV (WB 54) is the WB affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland. ...

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History

WBFF began broadcasting on April 11, 1971. The station was started by Jullian Smith, under a company known as Commercial Radio Institute. At that time, it was an average American independent station, airing old sitcoms and movies. The call letters stand for "We're Baltimore's Finest Features," and come from the fact that the station aired mostly old movies when it first signed on the air. The station also ran a number of classic sitcoms and a few cartoons, which were packaged in the afternoon in a show hosted by, and named for, Captain Chesapeake. April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (102nd in leap years). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... An independent station is a television station that is not affiliated with any network. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... Captain Chesapeake was a morning and afternoon childrens show on WBFF (channel 45) in Baltimore, Maryland hosted by George Lewis (1926 - December 18, 2000) who portrayed Captain Chesapeake. The show aired from 1971 - 1990. ...


The station was a low budget operation, but also a very profitable one, which prompted Commercial Radio Institute to launch WPTT (Pittsburgh Twenty-Two) (now WPMY) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. David Smith took a more prominent role in the operations of WBFF by the 1980s. WPMY-TV is an affiliate of My Network TV in the Pittsburgh market. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, Steel Town, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges, The Burgh Motto: Benigno Numine (With the Benevolent Deity) Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded November 25, 1758 Incorporated April 22, 1794 (borough)   March 18... The 1980s refers to the period where corey sucks peters and has a not little to look at his little penis of and between 1980 and 1989. ...


Most of the newer off-network sitcoms went to WBAL-TV, WJZ-TV or WMAR-TV, resulting in WBFF having a weaker programming lineup even into the early 1980s. The station also began to receive more competition within the decade, with WNUV signing on in 1984 (and going full-time in 1986), and WKJL signing on in 1986 (although it became a Shop At Home station by the end of the year; it is now WUTB). WBAL-TV (channel 11, DTV 59), WBAL-TV 11 is the NBC affiliate for Baltimore, Maryland. ... WJZ-TV channel 13 is a CBS owned-and-operated television station in Baltimore, Maryland. ... WMAR-TV (ABC2) is the ABC television affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland. ... WNUV (WB 54) is the WB affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WUTB is the UPN affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland, broadcasting on channel 24 (digital channel 41). ...


Commercial Radio Institute became Sinclair in 1985. When the Fox network was launched in 1986, WBFF became Baltimore's affiliate. 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the animal, see Fox. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1991, Sinclair attempted to buy WMAR-TV with plans to move WBFF to that station, making Channel 2 Baltimore's Fox affiliate. However, those plans never materialized. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


WNUV was sold by Abry to Eddie Edwards in 1993. Sinclair then began operating WNUV in tandem with WBFF under a local marketing agreement in 1994, though Edwards retained ownership of WNUV. 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ...


In November, 2002, Fox Television Stations Group, owner of WUTB, was considering moving Fox's programming to WUTB, which would have left WBFF to become a UPN affiliate. However, Sinclair signed a contract to keep Fox on channel 45 at least until mid-2005. WBFF Fox45 is currently the only television station in Baltimore that has not changed network affiliation, having been with FOX since the network was launched. It was speculated between January 24, 2006 and February 22, 2006 that WBFF might be losing its Fox affiliation due to Fox-owned WUTB losing its status as a UPN affiliate when The CW forms; however, this was confirmed not to be when Fox announced that WUTB will become an affiliate of their new My Network TV network. On May 2, 2006, the same day Sinclair committed its eight remaining WB and independent stations to the CW (17 of its WB, UPN and independent stations have already committed to My Network TV), Sinclair and Fox cut a six-year affiliation contract extension for Sinclair's 19 Fox affiliates; thus, Fox will remain on WBFF at least through March 2012. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Fox Television Stations (FTS) are a group of television stations located throughout the United States which are owned-and-operated by the Fox Broadcasting Company. ... WUTB is the UPN affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland, broadcasting on channel 24 (digital channel 41). ... For the animal, see Fox. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The CW Television Network, or more casually The CW, is a new television network in the United States set to launch for the 2006-07 television season. ... My Network TV (sometimes written MyNetworkTV, and unofficially abbreviated MNT or MNTV) is an upcoming television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation, which is scheduled to launch on September 5, 2006. ...


The deal also includes flagship WBFF/Baltimore, despite Fox having a O&O, My Network TV affiliate WUTB, in the same market.


"Good TV"

On May 1, 2006, WBFF started its special digital service on channel 45.2 / 46.2 -- originally called "WBFF-2", it was later renamed Good TV. ([1], [2]) This digital channel features classic TV programming like Magnum PI, Mission: Impossible, All in the Family, Sanford and Son, In the Heat of the Night and Good Times. In addition, Good TV offers expanded coverage of church services on Sunday mornings, plus other local events. May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Magnum, P.I. was an American television show that followed the adventures of Thomas Magnum (played by Tom Selleck), a private investigator living in Hawaii. ... Mission: Impossible is the name of an American television series which aired on the CBS network from September 1966 to September 1973. ... All in the Family is a popular and acclaimed American situation comedy that was originally broadcast on the CBS television network from January 12, 1971 until April 8, 1979, when the final original episode aired. ... Sanford and Son is an American television sitcom, the U.S. remake of the British sitcom Steptoe and Son. ... In the Heat of the Night was a 1988 television series based on the motion picture, In the Heat of the Night. ... Good Times was an American sitcom that was originally broadcast from February 1, 1974 until August 1, 1979 on the CBS television network. ...


Newscasts

WBFF launched a 10pm newscast on June 1, 1991, then added a morning newscast in March 2000. June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In February 2003, the station added an 11pm newscast sourced from News Central, Sinclair's centralized news service based in Hunt Valley. Newscasts at 5:30am and 5:30pm were subsequently added to WBFF in January 2005. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... News Central is an english newscast aired daily on Studio 23. ... Hunt Valley is an unincorporated community located in Baltimore County, Maryland just north of the Baltimore, Maryland metro area, on Highway 145 off I-83, by Loch Raven Reservoir. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Tony Harris, later a CNN anchor, was once the station's lead anchor. Tony Harris is the co-anchor of CNN Saturday Morning and CNN Sunday Morning with Betty Nwygen. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... A news anchor (US,Can. ...


Lineup

  • FOX45 Early Edition - 5:30AM-6AM Monday-Friday
  • FOX45 Morning News - 6AM-9AM Monday-Friday
  • FOX45 News at 5:30 - 5:30PM-6PM Monday-Friday
  • FOX45 News at Ten - 10PM-10:50PM Monday-Saturday, 10PM-10:30PM Sundays
  • Sports Unlimited - 10:50PM-11PM Monday-Saturday, 10:30PM-11PM Sundays
  • FOX45 Late Edition - 11PM-11:30PM Monday-Friday

Personalities

Current

  • Jeff Abell
  • Gabrielle Abiera
  • Jeff Barnd
  • Kathleen Cairns
  • Bruce Cunningham
  • Keith Daniels
  • Craig Demchak
  • Steve Fertig
  • Jennifer Gilbert
  • Jennifer Gladstone
  • Patrice Harris
  • Morris Jones
  • Alison Kosik
  • Joy Lepola
  • Steve Levine
  • Megan McHale
  • Karen Parks
  • Vytas Reid
  • John Rydell
  • Christy Wicks

Morris Jones was the anchor of Sinclair Broadcast Groups News Central broadcast which originated from Sinclairs suburban Baltimore (Hunt Valley) headquarters where he appeared to co-anchor many news broadcasts on Sinclair stations throughout the US. Sinclair Broadcast Group Categories: | ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

Former

Comcast Sports Net is a group of four regional sports networks. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... former reporter, WBFF Fox 45 news in Baltimore former newsman, WIYY 98 Rock radio in Baltimore currently producer on Americas Most Wanted ... AMW redirects here; for other uses of that term, see AMW (disambiguation). ... WXIN (FOX59 Indianapolis) is the FOX affiliate in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) is a joint network that broadcasts both Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals games in the Washington/Baltimore area. ... Captain Chesapeake was a morning and afternoon childrens show on WBFF (channel 45) in Baltimore, Maryland hosted by George Lewis (1926 - December 18, 2000) who portrayed Captain Chesapeake. The show aired from 1971 - 1990. ... KMBC-TV, KMBC-TV 9 is the ABC affiliate in Kansas City, Missouri (and also for Kansas City, Kansas) owned by Hearst-Argyle Broadcasting. ...

Trivia

The station was featured in an episode of the third season of The Simple Life. On that episode, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie took control of Fox 45's morning newscast, reading the weather forecast and messing with the teleprompter. The Simple Life is the name of a reality television series originally broadcast on Fox in 2003. ... Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an heiress to the Hilton Hotel fortune, as well as her father, Richard Hiltons, real estate fortune. ... Nicole Camille Richie (born September 21, 1981) is an American socialite, actress, author, and singer. ... A newscast typically consists of the coverage of various news events and other information, either produced locally by a radio or television station, or by a broadcast network. ... BBCs Alex Deakin presenting a weather report. ... Schematic representation: A teleprompter (also known as an autocue) is a display device that prompts the person speaking with an electronic visual text of a speech or script. ...


Every Wednesday morning during the regular school year, a randomly selected child, nominated by his or her teacher, is selected to help the morning's meteorologist during the 6:30 and 6:40 AM forecasts. The child usually helps with the weather report, gets a tour of the news station, and receives a video copy of their performance. It is called "Weather Kid Wednesday".


External links


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