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Encyclopedia > WFAA
WFAA-TV
Image:Wfaa-news8.gif
Dallas, Texas/Fort Worth, Texas
Branding Channel 8/News 8
Slogan The Spirit of Texas
Analog channel 8 (VHF)
Digital channel 9 (VHF)
Affiliations ABC
Owner Belo Corporation
Founded September 17, 1949
Callsign meaning Working For All Alike
or
World's Finest Air Attraction.
Former affiliations DuMont, NBC
Website www.wfaa.com

WFAA is the ABC affiliate serving the Dallas/Fort Worth DMA with its transmitter located in the Cedar Hill. It is the flagship station of the Belo Corporation, which also owns the Dallas Morning News. Image File history File links WFAA logo, obtained from http://www. ... Downtown Dallas City nickname: Fashion City Location in the state of Texas Counties Dallas County Collin County Denton County Mayor Laura Miller Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 385. ... Fort Worth is the sixth-largest city in the state of Texas, located about 30 miles west of Dallas on the West Fork Trinity River. ... This article is about the concept in marketing. ... A slogan is a memorable phrase used in political or commercial context as a repetitive expression of an idea or purpose. ... For the Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact publication, see Astounding Magazine. ... Very high frequency (VHF) is the radio frequency range from 30 MHz (wavelength 10 m) to 300 MHz (wavelength 1 m). ... Digital Signal represents more than one meaning. ... Very high frequency (VHF) is the radio frequency range from 30 MHz (wavelength 10 m) to 300 MHz (wavelength 1 m). ... An affiliate is an entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity. ... The ABC Circle logo, designed by Paul Rand in 1962. ... Belo (pronounced BEE-low) (NYSE: BLC) is a Dallas, Texas-based media company that owns 19 newspapers and two regional cable television news channels. ... Wiktionary has a definition of: Foundation This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... In broadcasting and radio communication, a callsign or call sign (also call letters) is a unique designation for a transmitting station. ... An affiliate is an entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity. ... The DuMont Television Network was the first licensed American television network, beginning operation in 1946 and predating CBS, NBC, and ABC as networks. ... The 1986 Peacock logo, designed by Chermayeff & Geismar. ... The front page of the English Wikipedia website. ... The ABC Circle logo, designed by Paul Rand in 1962. ... Downtown Dallas City nickname: Fashion City Location in the state of Texas Counties Dallas County Collin County Denton County Mayor Laura Miller Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 385. ... Fort Worth is the sixth-largest city in the state of Texas, located about 30 miles west of Dallas on the West Fork Trinity River. ... A designated market area is a group of counties in the United States that are covered by a specific television station. ... Cedar Hill is a city located sixteen miles from downtown Dallas in the southwest corner of Dallas County in Texas and adjoined by Joe Pool Lake and Cedar Hill State Park to its west. ... Belo (pronounced BEE-low) (NYSE: BLC) is a Dallas, Texas-based media company that owns 19 newspapers and two regional cable television news channels. ... The Dallas Morning News is the major daily newspaper serving the Dallas, Texas area. ...


History

WFAA signed on as Dumont affiliate KBTV on September 17, 1949. It was the first TV station in Dallas and the second TV station in the Metroplex behind WBAP-TV (now KXAS). The station became WFAA (after sister radio station WFAA-AM) on March 21, 1950, not long after the station was purchased by Belo in the midst of a FCC television license freeze from 1948 to 1952. It became a dual affiliate of ABC and NBC in 1951 before becoming a full ABC affiliate in 1957. The DuMont Television Network was the first licensed American television network, beginning operation in 1946 and predating CBS, NBC, and ABC as networks. ... September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... A television station is a type of broadcast station that broadcasts both audio and video to television receivers in a particular area. ... Downtown Dallas City nickname: Fashion City Location in the state of Texas Counties Dallas County Collin County Denton County Mayor Laura Miller Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 385. ... A television station is a type of broadcast station that broadcasts both audio and video to television receivers in a particular area. ... The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex encompasses the metropolitan divisions of Dallas–Plano–Irving and Fort Worth–Arlington, within the U.S. state of Texas. ... KXAS-TV (NBC 5) is a flagship NBC owned and operated station based in Fort Worth. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, created, directed, and empowered by Congressional statute. ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1952 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Broadcast television in Dallas-Fort Worth

KDFW 4 (FOX) - KXAS 5 (NBC) - WFAA 8 (ABC) - KTVT 11 (CBS) - KERA 13 (PBS) - KTXA 21 (UPN) - KUVN 23 (UNI) - KDFI 27 (Ind) - KDAF 33 (The WB)
KXTX 39 (TMD) - KLEG 44 (Ind/Spanish) - KJJN-LP 46 (Religious/FamilyNet) - KSTR 49 (TFR) - KFWD 52 (Ind) - KDTX 58 (TBN) - KPXD 68 (i) Television is a telecommunication system for broadcasting and receiving moving pictures and sound over a distance. ... Downtown Dallas City nickname: Fashion City Location in the state of Texas Counties Dallas County Collin County Denton County Mayor Laura Miller Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 385. ... Fort Worth is the sixth-largest city in the state of Texas, located about 30 miles west of Dallas on the West Fork Trinity River. ... KDFW (FOX 4) is the FOX owned & operated television station in the Dallas, Texas/Fort Worth, Texas DMA with its transmitter located in Cedar Hill. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ... KXAS-TV (NBC 5) is a flagship NBC owned and operated station based in Fort Worth. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... The ABC Circle logo, designed by Paul Rand in 1962. ... KTVT (CBS 11) is a CBS-Owned & Operated television station in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas designated market area with its transmitter in Cedar Hill. ... CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. ... KERA-TV Channel 13 is a Dallas-based affiliate of the Public Broadcasting Service. ... PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... KTXA (UPN 21) is a local UPN affiliated television station serving the Dallas/Fort Worth designated market area. ... The official logo for UPN. UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) is a television network in the United States, owned by Viacom Inc. ... KUVN, Channel 23, is the Univision affiliate in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area. ... Univisión is one of the largest Spanish language television channels in the United States. ... KDFI (analog channel 27) is a local independent station broadcasting in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. ... An Independent station is a TV station that is not affiliated with any network. ... KDAF (WB 33) is a WB Television Network affiliate for the Dallas/Fort Worth designated market area. ... The WB Television Network is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... KXTX, Channel 39, is the Telemundo affiliate in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area. ... Founded by Angel Ramos in the early 1950s in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Telemundo is an international media network with a conglomerate of Spanish-language television channels as its base. ... An Independent station is a TV station that is not affiliated with any network. ... KSTR 49is a Spanish General Entertainment station owned by Univision running Telefutura programming. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... KFWD (channel 52) is an independent station in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area. ... An Independent station is a TV station that is not affiliated with any network. ... The Trinity Broadcasting Network, or TBN, is the worlds largest Christian television network, with a larger U.S. viewership than its three main competitor networks combined. ... i: Independent Television, or simply i, is a broadcast and cable television network first broadcast on August 31, 1998 under the name PAX. The network is primarily owned by Paxson Communications, although NBC Universal also has a 32% share. ...


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WFAA-TV - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (288 words)
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WFAA dominated the Metroplex ratings for local news from the mid 1970's until the late 1990's, with talent such as Tracy Rowlett, Iola Johnson, John Criswell, Chip Moody, John McCaa, Gloria Campos, Scott Sams, Verne Lundquist, Dale Hansen, and Troy Dungan.
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