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WFTC
My 29 logo
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
Branding My29 WFTC
Slogan My shows are on My 29!
Channels 29 (UHF) analog,
21 (UHF) digital
Translators 26 KFTC Bemidji, MN
Affiliations MyNetworkTV (primary)
Fox (secondary)
Owner Fox Television Stations Group
Founded September 13, 1982
Call letters meaning W Fox Twin Cities (for the station's owner, previously for former Fox affiliation)
Former callsigns WFBT (1982-84)
KITN-TV (1984-94)
Former affiliations Independent (1982-88)
Fox (1988-2002)
UPN (2002-2006)
Website www.my29tv.com

WFTC, channel 29, is a MyNetworkTV-affiliated station licensed to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and serving the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. WFTC is owned by Fox Television Stations, a division of the News Corporation, which also owns MyNetworkTV and co-located Fox network station KMSP-TV (channel 9). Image File history File links My29. ... Nickname: City of Lakes Motto: En Avant Location in Hennepin County and the state of Minnesota. ... State capitol building in Saint Paul Saint Paul is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Minnesota in the United States of America. ... Wikibooks has more about this subject: Marketing A brand is a collection of images and ideas representing an economic producer; more specifically, it refers to the concrete symbols such as a name, logo, slogan, and design scheme. ... 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. ... 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 picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the 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 through a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... In broadcasting, a translator is an FM radio station or a TV station which acts as a full-duplex repeater. ... Bemidji is a city located in Beltrami County, Minnesota. ... An affiliate is a commercial entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity. ... MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, MNT, or MNTV) is a television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation, which began operations on September 5, 2006 in television. ... For the animal, see Fox. ... The Fox Television Stations Group (FTSG) is a group of television stations located throughout the United States which are owned and operated by the Fox Broadcasting Company. ... September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday 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. ... 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. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, MNT, or MNTV) is a television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation, which began operations on September 5, 2006 in television. ... Nickname: City of Lakes Motto: En Avant Location in Hennepin County and the state of Minnesota. ... State capitol building in Saint Paul Saint Paul is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Minnesota in the United States of America. ... This is an incomplete list of Fox Broadcasting Company affiliates. ... News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: NWS, LSE: NCRA) is one of the worlds largest media conglomerates. ... For the animal, see Fox. ... KMSP-TV (FOX9) is a broadcast television station serving the Twin Cities market of Minnesota and western Wisconsin in the United States, broadcasting on channel 9 (26 digital). ...


The two stations share studio facilities in Eden Prairie, and a transmission tower in Shoreview. WFTC is also rebroadcasted on several low-power stations across Minnesota, and on one full-power station: KFTC (channel 26) in Bemidji, Minnesota. Location Location in Hennepin County Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Minnesota Hennepin County founded incorporated 1858 1960s Mayor Nancy Tyra-Lukens Geographical characteristics Area     City 91. ... KMSP TV Tower is a 446. ... Shoreview is a city located in Ramsey County, Minnesota. ... Bemidji is a city located in Beltrami County, Minnesota. ...


Prior to joining MyNetworkTV, WFTC was affiliated with the United Paramount Network (UPN), from September 8, 2002 to August 31, 2006. UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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History

The station signed on air on September 13, 1982 as WFBT (for "Family Bible Television"). It was a Christian station offering a family-oriented lineup consisting of classic reruns and religious programming. The station was sold to Nationwide Communications in 1984 and became KITN-TV (known colloquially as Kitten), and evolved into a mainstream independent station. September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Christianity. ... Nationwide Communications Nationwide Communications Inc. ...


The station ran the traditional independent format of cartoons, sitcoms, old movies and dramas. It then picked up the Fox affiliation from KMSP-TV in 1988 and became known as Fox 29. The station again changed its call sign to WFTC in 1994 (for "Fox Twin Cities"), with the additional change using the W first-letter identifier over the K, allowed for by its transmitter location on the eastern side of the Mississippi River. For the animal, see Fox. ... KMSP-TV (FOX9) is a broadcast television station serving the Twin Cities market of Minnesota and western Wisconsin in the United States, broadcasting on channel 9 (26 digital). ... Many countries have specific conventions for classifying call signs by transmitter characteristics and location. ... Antenna tower of Crystal Palace transmitter, London A transmitter (sometimes abbreviated XMTR) is an electronic device which with the aid of an antenna propagates an electromagnetic signal such as radio, television, or other telecommunications. ... The Mississippi River, derived from the old Ojibwe word misi-ziibi meaning great river (gichi-ziibi big river at its headwaters), is the second-longest river in the United States; the longest is the Missouri River, which flows into the Mississippi. ...


As part of its liquidation of its broadcasting interests, Nationwide Communications sold WFTC to Clear Channel Communications in 1994. In 2001, Clear Channel spun-off the station to Fox Television Stations in exchange for KMOL-TV (now WOAI-TV) in San Antonio and KTVX in Salt Lake City. Both stations were acquired by Fox through its purchase of Chris-Craft Industries' broadcast properties, which included KMSP-TV. As soon as its newest duopoly was in place, Fox then switched the affiliations of the stations on September 8, 2002: Fox programming returned to KMSP, and UPN shows moved from KMSP to WFTC. This article is about the company. ... WOAI-TV is the NBC affiliate serving the San Antonio metropolitan area. ... Nickname: Alamo City; River City Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Bexar County Mayor Phil Hardberger Area    - City 1067. ... KTVX, ABC4, is the ABC affiliate for Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... Chris-Craft Industries is a privately held American manufacturer of civilian powerboats based in Sarasota, Florida. ... A true duopoly is a form of oligopoly where only two producers exist in a market. ... September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ...


Switch to MyNetworkTV

A commercial informing people of the switch (2002).
A commercial informing people of the switch (2002).

On January 24, 2006, the UPN and WB networks announced that they would merge into a new network called the CW. The following day (January 25), WFTC changed its branding from UPN 29 to WFTC 29, and revamped its logo to just feature the boxed "29". The station also announced that they would no longer promote any UPN programing. Similar changes were also made to Fox's other UPN affiliates, as the CW network list did not include WFTC or its sister stations. The formation of MyNetworkTV, of which WFTC and the other Fox-owned UPN stations have become affiliates, was announced on February 22, 2006, less than a month later. But it wasn't until May 2, 2006 that the CW announced outgoing WB affiliate KMWB-TV (now WUCW) as its Twin Cities station. Image File history File links WFTC_Switch. ... Image File history File links WFTC_Switch. ... January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The WB Television Network, casually referred to as The WB, the acronym for Warner Brothers, or sometimes as The Frog (referring to the networks former mascot, the animated character Michigan J. Frog), was a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... The CW redirects here. ... January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, MNT, or MNTV) is a television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation, which began operations on September 5, 2006 in television. ... February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WUCW (Channel 23 analog, 22 digital) is an affiliate of The WB Television Network serving the Minneapolis-St. ...


On June 2, 2006, with the impending switch to MyNetworkTV, WFTC's on-air branding was changed to My 29, using the new slogan on its newscasts and other non-UPN programming elements. On June 30, 2006, WFTC aired its final 10 p.m. newscast, and moved that program to sister station KMSP-TV. June 2 is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Despite the announced launch date of MyNetworkTV (September 5), UPN continued to broadcast on stations across the country until September 15, 2006. While some UPN affiliates who switched to MyNetworkTV aired the final two weeks of UPN programming outside its regular primetime period, the Fox-owned stations, including WFTC, dropped UPN entirely on August 31, 2006. September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years). ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ...


On September 9, 2006 WFTC began carrying the 4Kids TV lineup for the first time since 2002, when the station was a Fox affiliate airing what was then Fox Kids. September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 4Kids TV (formerly FoxBox) is a Saturday morning television programming block on the Fox network. ... This article treats about Fox Kids in United States. ...


In addition WFTC may carry Fox network programming should it be preempted by KMSP in the event of a local special or an emergency such as a breaking news story.


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News operations

Under Clear Channel ownership, WFTC launched a 60-minute newscast at 9:00 pm in 2001, where it faced competition from KMSP's established hour-long news program. After Fox assumed control of the station, WFTC moved the newscast to 10:00 p.m., and shortened it to 35 minutes. Though this move protected new sister station KMSP, WFTC now faced stiff competition from late newscasts on KARE, KSTP-TV, and WCCO-TV. Channel 29's effort lasted five years, ending on June 30, 2006, and has been replaced with syndicated programming. The 10:00 news program was then moved to KMSP as part of an expanded late news programming block. 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... KARE (or commonly KARE 11) is a broadcast television station serving the Twin Cities market of Minnesota and western Wisconsin in the United States, with studios located in the suburb of Golden Valley. ... KSTP-TV, Channel 5 (50 digital) is the ABC affiliate for the Twin Cities. ... WCCO-TV or WCCO 4 is a television station that serves the Minneapolis-St. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ...


WFTC News Logos

Former WFTC News Personalities

  • Chris Conangla-Weeknight Anchor
  • Jordana Green-Weeknight Anchor
  • Karl Spring-Chief Meteorologist (2000-2004)
  • Brandon Roux-Chief Meteorologist (2004-2006)
  • John Hank- Sports Director
  • Tom Halden-Weekend Anchor (until 2005)
  • Bill Keller-Weekend Anchor (2005-2006)
  • Lara Yamada-Weekend Anchor
  • Chris Shafer-Weekend Meteorologist
  • Ron Trenda-Weekend Meteorologist (2005-2006)

Translator stations

In addition to KFTC channel 26 in Bemidji, WFTC is rebroadcasted on a network of translators to other regions of the state: In broadcasting, a translator is an FM radio station or a TV station which acts as a full-duplex repeater. ...

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References

External links

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WFTC then traded the Fox affiliation to KMSP (which was a VHF station as opposed to WFTC's UHF signal, making KMSP more desirable as a Fox affiliate-especially since the network gained the rights to NFC football in 1994) and became the market's UPN affiliate.
WFTC will lose its affiliation with UPN in the fall of 2006, after the January 24, 2006 announcement that it and The WB will close down and combine into one network called The CW network, which will make its debut on September 18, 2006.
The 10:00 News was a nightly newscast on WFTC.
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