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Encyclopedia > WBRC
WBRC
Birmingham, Alabama
Branding Fox 6
Slogan The Most Powerful Name in Local News
Channels Analog: 6 (VHF)
Digital: 50 (UHF)
Affiliations Fox
Owner Fox Television Stations
(sale pending)
(WBRC License, Inc.)
Founded July 1, 1949
Call letters meaning W
Bell
Radio
Company
Former callsigns WBRC-TV (1949-1999)
Former channel number(s) 4 (1949-1953)
Former affiliations NBC (1949-1954)
CBS (1954-1961)
ABC (1949-1996)
DuMont (1949-1953)
Transmitter Power 100 kW (analog)
1000 kW (digital)
Height 420 m (analog)
373 m (digital)
Facility ID 71221
Transmitter Coordinates 33°29′21.2″N, 86°47′56.1″W
Website www.MyFoxAL.com

WBRC, channel 6, Fox 6 is the Fox O&O Station in the Birmingham/Anniston/Tuscaloosa, Alabama television market. Its transmitter is located atop Red Mountain in Birmingham. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State County Jefferson, Shelby Government  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (D) Area  - City  151. ... A brand includes a name, logo, slogan, and/or design scheme associated with a product or service. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In broadcasting, a channel is a range of frequencies (or, equivalently, wavelengths) assigned by a government for the operation of a particular broadcast station. ... 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. ... Very high frequency (VHF) is the radio frequency range from 30 MHz (wavelength 10 m) to 300 MHz (wavelength 1 m). ... 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. ... This article is about the radio frequency. ... An affiliate is a commercial entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... This is an incomplete list of Fox Broadcasting Company affiliates. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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... 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. ... This article is about the television network. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... The DuMont Television Network was the worlds first commercial television network, beginning operation in the United States in 1946. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The kilowatt (symbol: kW) is a unit for measuring power, equal to one thousand watts. ... HAAT is used extensively in radio, as it is actually much more important than power. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A facility ID is used in the United States by the Federal Communications Commission to identify broadcast TV stations. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... In the television industry (especially in North America), an owned and operated station (frequently abbreviated as O&O) is a television station that is owned by the network with which it is associated. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State County Jefferson, Shelby Government  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (D) Area  - City  151. ... Nickname: The Model City Location in Alabama Coordinates: County Calhoun Settled April 1872 Incorporated 3 July 1883 Mayor Hoyt W. “Chip” Howell, Jr. ... Tuscaloosa is a city in west central Alabama in the southern United States. ... For a fictional volcano, see Red Mountain, Morrowind Red Mountain is a long ridge running southwest-northeast and dividing Jones Valley from Shades Valley south of Birmingham, Alabama, United States. ...

Contents

History

WBRC began operation on July 1, 1949 on channel 4 as an NBC affiliate. The station also carried secondary affiliations with ABC (shared with WAPI-TV, now WVTM-TV) and DuMont.[1] It was owned by Eloise D. Hanna along with WBRC-AM 960. The station's call letters stand for Bell Radio Company, after J.C. Bell, WBRC-AM's first owner. is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the television network. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... WVTM-TV is the NBC affiliate station in the Birmingham-Anniston-Tuscaloosa, Alabama television market. ... The DuMont Television Network was the worlds first commercial television network, beginning operation in the United States in 1946. ...


It moved to channel 6 in 1953 to guard against signal interference with WSMV in Nashville, which is north of Birmingham. Later that year, Ms. Hanna sold the station to Storer Broadcasting. WBRC became a dual CBS/ABC affiliate in 1954. In the same year, WBRC-AM-FM-TV moved to a new studio built by Storer, where channel 6 remains today. The studio, like many of those built by Storer, resembled an antebellum mansion. In 1957, Storer sold WBRC to Taft Broadcasting of Cincinnati. WSMV-TV is the NBC affiliate serving the Nashville, Tennessee area. ... “Nashville” redirects here. ... Storer Broadcasting, Inc. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Antebellum is a Latin word meaning before war(ante means before and bellum is war). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Cincinnati, Ohio viewed from the SW, across the Ohio River from Kentucky. ...


In 1961, WBRC took the ABC affiliation full time, leaving WAPI to share CBS and NBC. This was very unusual for a market with only two commercial stations. Usually, one or both stations carried ABC as a secondary affiliation. ABC would not be on anything resembling an equal footing with CBS and NBC until the 1970s. However, Taft had very good relations with ABC. Most of Taft's TV stations were ABC affiliates, including its flagship station, WKRC-TV in Cincinnati, which was one of ABC's strongest affiliates. Also, Taft's chairman was a personal friend of ABC president Leonard Goldenson. Local 12, WKRC-TV is the CBS affiliate serving Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Leonard H. Goldenson (December 7, 1905 - December 27, 1999) was the first president of ABC. In 1974, Mr. ...


Another factor, though not as important as the Taft-Goldenson relationship, was CBS News' apparent strong support of the Civil Rights Movement, which didn't sit well with a large segment of WBRC's audience. ABC had very few full-time affiliates south of Washington, D.C. at the time, but now had the full benefit of one of the South's strongest signals and biggest coverage areas. Nonetheless, WBRC would not clear the network's news programming until 1972, and pre-empted a large amount of other network shows over the years as well. Also in 1972, Taft sold WBRC-AM-FM; the AM station is now WERC while the FM station is now WBPT. Historically, various popular movements struggling for social justice and democratic rights since the Second World War were known as civil rights movement, most famously the American civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, which struggled for equal rights for African-Americans. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... WERC is an AM radio station licensed to Birmingham, Alabama. ... WBPT is a classic hits FM radio station licensed to Homewood, Alabama that serves Birmingham and central Alabama. ...


WBRC was one of ABC's strongest affiliates over the years. For a time, it lodged the ABC dot logo inside its own "6" logo (just as it had done with the CBS eye in the 1950s).


In late 1987, Taft was restructured into Great American Broadcasting after a hostile takeover. In December 1993 Great American Broadcasting was restructured after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and became known as Citicasters. The 6 logo very similar to WRTV's 6 logo with the exception of the logo is gold. Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Great American Broadcasting is a renamed company for Taft Broadcasting that used to own Hanna-Barbera and KECO Entertainment. ... Chapter 11 is a part of the United States Code dealing with bankruptcy. ... WRTV, RTV6, is the ABC television affiliate in Indianapolis, Indiana. ...


In the early spring of 1994, Citicasters agreed to sell four stations to New World Communications. Besides WBRC, the stations were: New World Pictures logo from the late 1980s; New Worlds other divisions used similar logos New World Communications was a major television production company and television station owner in the United States from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s. ...

A month before though, New World agreed to buy four stations owned by Argyle Communications, including Birmingham's WVTM. Federal Communications Commission rules at the time dictated that one company could not own two stations in the same market. In addition, the acquisitions put New World two television stations over the FCC-mandated 12-station limit in effect at the time. As a result, New World decided to opt to place WBRC and WGHP in a trust for sale to another company and keep WVTM. WDAF 4 is the Fox owned & operated television station in the Kansas City market. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... KSAZ is the call sign for FOX networks affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... WGHP (FOX8) is the FOX television station which serves the Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, North Carolina (Piedmont Triad) market area. ... Nickname: Location in Guilford County and the state of North Carolina Country United States State North Carolina Counties Guilford, Randolph, Davidson, Forsyth Government  - Mayor Rebecca Smothers Area  - City  95. ... Greensboro Skyline Greensboro redirects here. ... The FCCs official seal. ...


In May 1994, New World agreed to affiliate all of their stations with Fox except for WVTM and KNSD in San Diego which remained affiliated with NBC; these were subsequently purchased by that network. At that same time, it was determined that WBRC and WGHP would be sold to Fox, but put in a trust until Fox could close on those stations. Fox assumed control of WBRC and WGHP in the summer of 1995 through local marketing agreements. Both stations officially became Fox-owned stations in January 1996. Since WBRC's affiliation agreement with ABC did not expire until September 1996, Fox had to maintain ABC affiliation on WBRC for over a year. This also gave ABC time to find another affiliate to serve central Alabama. KNSD is the NBC television station based in San Diego, California. ... “San Diego” redirects here. ... 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...


WBRC was originally going to run Fox Kids in the 1 to 4 pm slot, but once it was determined that soon to be former Fox affiliate WTTO would be left an independent, it opted to let WTTO keep the Fox Kids programming. So as a Fox affiliate, WBRC has aired only the prime-time and weekend sports programming of the Fox network. Even in 2000 when WTTO dropped Fox Kids, WBRC still did not pick it up. Today Fox only offers a Saturday Morning kids lineup; WBRC still refuses clearance. The Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBG) is the operator of the largest number of local television stations in the United States, with a total of 62 stations across the country in 39 small and medium markets. ...


The current weekday line-up includes The Tyra Banks Show, Judge Joe Brown, Divorce Court, COPS, Judge Judy, Judge Alex, Geraldo at Large, Bernie Mac, Malcolm In The Middle, M*A*S*H, King Of The Hill, and others. The Tyra Banks Show is an American two-time Emmy Award-winning talk show hosted by former supermodel and Americas Next Top Model creator Tyra Banks. ... Joe Brown Joe Brown, (b. ... Divorce Court is a courtroom-based television program presenting stories of divorcing couples. ... Not to be confused with C.O.P.S. (TV series). ... For the person off screen, see Judith Sheindlin. ... Judge Alex Ferrer Judge Alex is a United States syndicated courtroom television show that debuted September 12, 2005. ... Geraldo at Large is a syndicated newsmagazine hosted by FOX News correspondent and former talk show host Geraldo Rivera. ... The Bernie Mac Show was an half-hour American sitcom featuring the comedic antics of comedian Bernie Mac. ... Malcolm in the Middle was a seven-time Emmy-winning,[1] one-time Grammy-winning[1] and seven-time Golden Globe-nominated[1] American sitcom created by Linwood Boomer for the Fox Network. ... M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, inspired by the 1968 novel M*A*S*H: A Novel About Three Army Doctors by Richard Hooker (penname for H. Richard Hornberger) and its sequels, but primarily by the 1970 film MASH, and influenced by the... This article is about the television program. ...


Since the affiliation switch, the station has been known as "FOX6". It has gained the reputation of having one of the nation's highest-rated primetime newscasts: "FOX6 News at 9:00". It also airs 43 hours of locally produced news programming per week, the most in the market. It also has been the traditional leader in the market for the past few decades.


Soon thereafter, it ceased production and broadcasting of local segments of the United Cerebral Palsy Telethon, which had it roots with the station. WBRC was the first station to broadcast the telethon starting back in the 1940s. National celebrities would fly in to be on this telethon and it was from there that it moved to national prominence. Even in it waning moments at WBRC, the UCP Telethon would air locally produced mini-documentaries from WBRC (Producers Randy Mize / Tom Stovall).


WBRC is one of only a few stations in the country to have had primary affiilations with all three of the historical networks, and one of only two in the country (the other being KEVN-TV in Rapid City, South Dakota) to have had primary affiliations with all four current major networks. The station is also one of the first Fox O&O's to launch a website with the MyFox interface, which features video, more detailed news, and a consistent interface that will launch across all Fox O&O station websites in the next few months. KEVN-TV, channel 7, is a Fox affiliate based in Rapid City, South Dakota. ... Rapid City is a city located in the western part of South Dakota and is second largest city in the state of South Dakota after Sioux Falls. ...


When Media General completed its acquisition of WVTM on June 26, 2006, WBRC became the only network O&O in the Birmingham/Tuscaloosa/Anniston market. Media General, Inc. ... is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Previous owners of Channel 6

Storer Broadcasting, Inc. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... New World Pictures logo from the late 1980s; New Worlds other divisions used similar logos New World Communications was a major television production company and television station owner in the United States from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s. ...

Chronology

Date Call Ch City of
License
Main
Studio
Network ERP (W) Altitude RCAGL Tx Latitude/Longitude Owner
1 July 1949 WBRC-TV 4 Birmingham Birmingham NBC/ABC/DuMont Birmingham Broadcasting Co.
1953 WBRC-TV 6 Birmingham Birmingham NBC/ABC/DuMont Birmingham Broadcasting Co.
May 1953 WBRC-TV 6 Birmingham Birmingham NBC/ABC Storer Broadcasting
1954 WBRC-TV 6 Birmingham Birmingham CBS/ABC 100000 311 m 171 m 33°29′20″N, 86°47′59″W Storer Broadcasting
9 May 1957 WBRC-TV 6 Birmingham Birmingham CBS/ABC 100000 Taft Broadcasting
1961 WBRC-TV 6 Birmingham Birmingham ABC 100000 Taft Broadcasting
4 Oct 1987 WBRC-TV 6 Birmingham Birmingham ABC 100000 Great American Broadcasting
1 June 1988 WBRC-TV 6 Birmingham Birmingham ABC 100000 307 m 308 m 33°29′19″N, 86°47′58″W Great American Broadcasting
Dec 1993 WBRC-TV 6 Birmingham Birmingham ABC 100000 307 m 308 m 33°29′19″N, 86°47′58″W Citicasters
16 July 1994 WBRC-TV 6 Birmingham Birmingham ABC 100000 307 m 308 m 33°29′19″N, 86°47′58″W New World Communications
8 June 1995 WBRC-TV 6 Birmingham Birmingham ABC 100000 307 m 308 m 33°29′19″N, 86°47′58″W Fox Television Stations
Sept 1996 WBRC-TV 6 Birmingham Birmingham Fox 100000 307 m 308 m 33°29′19″N, 86°47′58″W Fox Television Stations
6 June 1999 WBRC 6 Birmingham Birmingham Fox 100000 307 m 308 m 33°29′19″N, 86°47′58″W Fox Television Stations

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Notable Personalities

Current On-Air Talent

FOX6 Anchors

  • Scott Richards - weekdays 5, 5:30, and 10PM
  • Steve Crocker - weekdays 6 and 9PM
  • Janet Hall - weekdays 5, 5:30, and 6PM
  • Devon Walsh - weekdays 9 and 10PM
  • Janice Rogers - weekdays "Good Day" and noon
  • Rick Journey - weekdays "Good Day"
  • Bill Bolen - weekdays "Good Day"
  • Sarah Verser - weekdays "Good Day"
  • Karen Church - weekend evenings
  • Tiffany Bittner - weekend mornings

FOX6 Reporters

  • Christie del Amo - general assignment reporter
  • Jason Dennis - nightside reporter/fill-in anchor
  • Sherea Harris - general assignment reporter
  • Doug Luzader - FOX News Washington D.C. correspondent
  • Chris Montana - general assignment reporter
  • Ashley Nix - general assignment reporter
  • Melanie Posey - general assignment reporter
  • Kelvin Reynolds - Tuscaloosa bureau reporter
  • Ronda Robinson - "FOX6 on Your Side" investigative reporter

Traffic Anchor

  • Brandy Malone - weekday mornings

Meteorologists/Weather Anchors

  • David Neal - Chief Meteorologist, weekdays 5, 5:30, 6, 9, and 10PM
  • Mickey Ferguson - weekdays "Good Day" and noon
  • Fred Hunter - weekend evenings
  • Chris Davis - weekend mornings

Sports Anchors/Reporters

  • Rick Karle - weekdays 5, 6, 9, and 10PM
  • Jeh Jeh Pruitt - weekdays at noon
  • Sheldon Haygood - weekend evenings
  • Mike Dubberly sports reporter

Notable past personalities

  • Country Boy Eddie Burns: Longest produced programming, local Country Music Talent[2]
  • Harry Mabry: News Anchor
  • Joe Langston: News Anchor
  • Bev Montgomery: News Anchor
  • Brenda Ladun: News Anchor (currently on Birmingham's WBMA/WCFT/WJSU)
  • Linda Mays: News Anchor (currently on WBMA/WCFT/WJSU)
  • Andrea Lindenburg: News Anchor (currently morning news anchor on Birmingham's WVTM)
  • Larry Langford: News Reporter (currently serving on the Jefferson County, Alabama Commission)
  • Shelia Smoot: News Reporter (also currently on the Jefferson County Commission)
  • Tom York: Sports Anchor and host of WBRC's long running The Morning Show
  • Herb Winches: Sports Anchor (was at WJOX-AM from 1990-2006; now at WERC-AM and WIAT-TV)
  • Jonathan Elias (Reporter 1988-1991, now at KNXV Phoenix)
  • Mike Hogewood: Sports Anchor
  • Gil Tyree: Weekend Sports Anchor (currently on WGCL in Atlanta)
  • Eli Gold: Sports Anchor
  • Mike Raita: Sports Anchor (currently on WBMA/WCFT/WJSU)
  • Fannie Flagg: Co-host of The Morning Show during the 1960s
  • Pat Gray: Weather Reporter
  • Mike Royer: Meteorologist (currently news anchor on Birmingham's WVTM)
  • James Spann: Meteorologist (currently on WBMA/WCFT/WJSU)
  • Ted Klimasewski ("Dr. Ted K"): Meteorologist
  • Art Franklin: News Anchor (currently on WAGA-TV in Atlanta, GA)
  • Wynette Byrd (Tammy Wynette) was a regular performer on WBRC's Country Boy Eddie Show prior to her move to Nashville
  • Bruce Cunningham Sports Anchor (currently on WBFF-TV in Baltimore)
  • Donna Hamilton: Co-host "The Morning Show" and "PM Magazine" (currently on WBAL-TV in Baltimore)

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... WBMA-LP, channel 58, ABC33/40, is a low-power television station that licensed to Birmingham. ... WBMA-LP, channel 58, ABC33/40, is a low-power television station that licensed to Birmingham. ... WVTM-TV is the NBC affiliate station in the Birmingham-Anniston-Tuscaloosa, Alabama television market. ... Former mayor of Fairfield, Alabama. ... Location in the state of Alabama Formed December 13, 1819 Seat Birmingham Area  - Total  - Water 2,911 km² (1,124 mi²) 29 km² (11 mi²) 1. ... Tom York (born 1925) is an American television personality, who worked for more than four decades for WBRC-TV in Birmingham, Alabama. ... WSPZ-AM is an AM radio station licensed to Birmingham, Alabama. ... WERC is an AM radio station licensed to Birmingham, Alabama. ... WIAT is the CBS affiliate in the Birmingham/Tuscaloosa/Anniston, Alabama television market. ... WGCL-TV is the CBS television station serving the metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia area. ... Eli Gold (born 1953) is a sportscaster, best known as the radio voice (since 1988) of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide football team along side former Alabama and NFL quarterback Ken Stabler as a part of the Crimson Tide Sports Network, and as host (since 1982) of NASCAR Live... WBMA-LP, channel 58, ABC33/40, is a low-power television station that licensed to Birmingham. ... Fannie Flagg (born September 21, 1944 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American author and actress. ... WVTM-TV is the NBC affiliate station in the Birmingham-Anniston-Tuscaloosa, Alabama television market. ... James Spann is an Alabama-based TV weatherman who has worked in the field since 1978. ... WBMA-LP, channel 58, ABC33/40, is a low-power television station that licensed to Birmingham. ... WAGA-TV (Channel 5) is a television station in the city of Atlanta. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Tammy Wynette (May 5, 1942 – April 6, 1998) was an American country singer and songwriter. ... WBFF, FOX45 is the Fox television affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland, broadcasting on channel 45 (digital channel 46). ... WBAL is the callsign of several broadcast stations in Baltimore, Maryland WBAL (AM) 1090 AM WBAL-TV channel 11 WBAL-FM is now WIYY-FM 97. ...

References

  1. ^ http://mywebpages.comcast.net/bham.rewound/radio-tv.htm
  2. ^ http://www.alamhof.org/burnsed.htm

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WBRC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1128 words)
WBRC began operation on July 4, 1949 on channel 4 as an NBC affiliate.
WBRC became a CBS affiliate in 1954, coinciding with a move into a new studio built by Storer, where the station remains today.
WBRC is one of only a few stations in the country to have had primary affiilations with all of the Big Three networks, and is possibly the only station in the country to have had primary affiliations with all four current major networks (the Big Three plus Fox).
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