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WGBH Boston (WGBH glowing sound follows) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. Click on date to download the file or see the image uploaded on that date. (del) (cur) 01:32, 13 Nov 2004 . . Ryanasaurus007 (1804... The TV version of the WGBH drop-shadow logo
The TV version of the WGBH drop-shadow logo

WGBH are call-letters for Boston redirects here. For other uses, see Boston is the name of some places: Boston, England, the namesake to which other Bostons owe their name Boston, Georgia, United States of America Boston, Indiana, United States of America Boston, Kentucky, United States of America Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America Boston... Boston, Massachusetts' longtime Public broadcasting (also known as public service broadcasting or PSB) is the dominant form of broadcasting around the world, where radio, television, and potentially other electronic media outlets receive funding from the public. These funds can come directly from individuals through donations or fees, or indirectly as state subsidies that... public television and Public broadcasting (also known as public service broadcasting or PSB) is the dominant form of broadcasting around the world, where radio, television, and potentially other electronic media outlets receive funding from the public. These funds can come directly from individuals through donations or fees, or indirectly as state subsidies that... public radio stations ( Several lead salts are used as detection element materials in various infra-red (IR) sensors. PbS (lead sulphide) is one of the oldest and most commonly used ones. PbS and other lead salts are semi-conductors. When used as IR detection element materials they are classified as photon detectors: this... PBS, and NPR logo For other meanings of NPR see NPR (disambiguation) National Public Radio (NPR) is a private, not-for-profit corporation that sells programming to member radio stations; together they are a loosely organized public radio network in the United States. NPR was created in 1970, following the passage of... NPR & Public Radio International, or PRI, is a not-for-profit corporation based in the United States founded in 1983 to develop non-commercial audio programming for public radio and other audio venues. It is the United States largest distributor of non-commercial radio programming. PRI produces or co-produces some... PRI affiliates, respectively). WGBH produces many shows for these networks, including nearly a third of PBS's national prime-time TV, incuding Nova is a popular science television series produced by the Public Broadcasting Service. Seen in more than 100 countries, Nova is the most-watched science television series in the world. It is also one of televisions most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many... Nova, Frontline is an hour-long public affairs television program produced at WGBH in Boston, Massachusetts, and distributed through the Public Broadcasting Service network in the United States. The program has been on the air since 1983, and is highly respected for producing in-depth documentaries about various subjects. The program... Frontline, American Experience (sometimes abbreviated AmEx) is a television program aired on the PBS network in the United States. The program airs documentaries about important events in American history, many of which have won impressive awards. The documentaries are extensively researched, often taking years to complete. Many programs are accompanied by... American Experience, and This Old House is a television program on the American public broadcast network PBS that follows remodeling projects of houses over a number of weeks. This Old House and its sister-series Ask This Old House are often broadcast together as The New This Old House Hour. Both shows are... This Old House. WGBH is highly recognized for its contributions toward fulfilling the "educational" role of non-commercial educational TV. The license-holder is the WGBH Educational Foundation.


For more than 30 years, WGBH's on-air TV signature has been the synth-and-animation logo that now appears at the close of each PBS program it produces. The original seven-second piece began appearing at the beginning of WGBH's national shows in the 1970s, accompanied by different visuals -- including the "outline" design that is the WGBH emblem. The audio "sounder" now appears as a three or four-second stinger.


WGBH received its first broadcasting license in Years: 1948 1949 1950 - 1951 - 1952 1953 1954 Decades: 1920s 1930s 1940s - 1950s - 1960s 1970s 1980s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1951 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music Science and technology Aviation - Rail transport - Science - Television Other topics Canada - Sport Lists of leaders: State leaders - Religious... 1951 under the auspices of the Lowell Institute Cooperative Broadcasting Council, a consortium of local universities and cultural institutions, whose collaboration stems from an 1836 bequest by textile manufacturer John Lowell, Jr. calling for free public lectures for the citizens of Boston.


WGBH is also a leader in services for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired. WGBH invented television Closed captioning allows deaf, hard of hearing / hearing_impaired, and other people to read, through captions, a transcript of the audio portion of a video that they cannot hear. As the video plays, captions showing what is being said and by who, as well as other relevant sounds, are displayed along... closed captioning and the Descriptive Video Service (DVS), and they provide those access services to commercial TV programs as well as public TV, and to home video, web sites, and movie theaters nationwide.


WGBH-TV Channel 2 went on the air on May 2nd, 1955 at 5:20pm with studios located at 84 Massachusetts Avenue until a fire destroyed the studios in the early morning hours of October 14th, 1961. After going to so many studios, and on August 29th, 1964- WGBH-TV Channel 2 and WGBH 89.7 FM signed-on from new studios at 125 Western Avenue in Allston


The "GBH" stands for Great Blue Hill, the location of WGBH's FM transmitter, and the original location of WGBH-TV's transmitter as well. Great Blue Hill in Milton is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 26,062. It is the home of the prestigious secondary school Milton Academy, the liberal arts college Curry College, and the birthplace of former President George H. W. Bush... Milton, Massachusetts has an elevation of 635 feet and is the highest point in the Boston area. Today, WGBH-TV's and WGBX-TV's transmitters are located at the Viacom Inc Type Public Slogan Founded 1971 Location New York, New York Key people Sumner Redstone, CEO & Chairman Employees 117,750 Products Broadcasting & Entertainment Web site www.viacom.com Viacom (short for Video & Audio Communications) (NYSE: VIA (http://www.nyse.com/about/listed/lcddata.html?ticker... Viacom digital television facility in Needham is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 28,911. Contents // 1 History 2 Geography 3 Education 4 Demographics 5 Media 6 External links History Needham was first settled in 1680 and was officially incorporated in 1711... Needham, Massachusetts, where channel 44 originally signed on September 25, 1967; channel 2 moved there on June 18, 1966. WGBX-TV's digital service on channel 43 shares the master antenna at the very top of the tower with the commercial stations; analog channel 44 has a separate antenna lower down shared with digital WGBH-TV on channel 19.


WGBH operates a CANCOM satellite uplink facility which provides Boston broadcast television stations to Canadian cable and satellite TV distributors. (As a Canadian company, CANCOM is not legally entitled to operate an uplink facility in the United States and so pays WGBH to perform this service on its behalf.) This facility is also located at the Viacom tower in Needham.


WGBH's original studios were located in building W20 (http://ilp-www.mit.edu/display_page.a4d?key=P4h59) (presently Stratton Student Center) on the campus of MIT redirects here. For other uses, see MIT (disambiguation). Motto Mens et Manus (mind and hand) Established 1861 School type Private President Susan Hockfield Location Cambridge, Mass., USA Enrollment 4,112 undergraduate, 6,228 graduate Faculty 974 Campus Urban Athletics 42 varsity teams Homepage web.mit.edu The Massachusetts Institute... MIT until the building burned down in a 1963 fire. The building was rebuilt, but the by the time of completion, the station had moved to its present location on This article is about the institution of higher learning in the United States. For other uses of the name Harvard, see Harvard (disambiguation). Harvard University Motto Veritas (Truth) Established September 8, 1636 School type Private President Lawrence H. Summers Location Cambridge, Mass., USA Campus Urban Enrollment 6,650 undergraduate, 13... Harvard University property in the Allston, Massachusetts is a diverse Boston neighborhood with a population which includes Boston natives, students from neighboring Boston University and Chinese, Vietnamese, Brazilian, and Irish. In the 1990s, census figures indicated that 52.6% of its population was aged 20-34 (as compared to 33% for the city of Boston... Allston neighborhood of Boston. The A ZIP Code is the postal code used by the United States Postal Service, which always writes it with capital letters. ZIP is an acronym for the Zone Improvement Plan, but was also cleverly meant to imply the fact that mail travels more efficiently (and therefore faster) when senders use... ZIP code of the station and its post-office box -- 02134 -- was made famous in a recurring jingle on its 1970s (and late 1990s) children's program, "Zoom." In 2006, WGBH will move to new studios in Boston's Brighton, Massachusetts is an area in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, adjacent to Boston in the US Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which is legally part of the City of Boston. Contents // Categories: Stub | Suffolk County, Massachusetts | Boston neighborhoods ... Brighton neighborhood.


It is one of six local Boston TV stations seen in Canada is an independent This article discusses states as sovereign political entities. For other meanings, see state (disambiguation). In international law and international relations, a state is a geographic political entity possessing politicial sovereignty, i.e. not being subject to any higher political authority. In casual language, the idea of... Canada on the Bell ExpressVu is the division of Bell Canada which sells digital television services in Canada. Launched on September 10th, 1997, ExpressVu has traditionally offered satellite TV services, and as of summer 2004 has begun to offer digital TV via VDSL to select condos and MDUs (Multiple Dwelling Units) in Toronto... Bell ExpressVu satellite provider.

Contents

Channels and digital services

  • WGBH-TV 2 Boston (DT 19)
  • WGBX-TV 44 Boston (DT 43)
  • WGBH World (WGBX-DT and digital cable)
  • WGBH Create (WGBX-DT and digital cable)
  • 'GBH Kids (WGBX-DT and digital cable)
  • WGBH On Demand (digital cable)
  • WGBH High Definition (WGBH-DT and digital cable)
  • Boston Kids & Family TV (Boston cable)
  • WGBY-TV 57 Springfield is a city in Massachusetts. It is the county seat of Hampden County6, although Hampden County exists today only as a historical geographic region, and has no county government. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 152,082. A July 1, 2003 Census estimate... Springfield
  • WGBH 89.7 Boston
    • in Nantucket is an island south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, formed of glacial moraine. Together with the small islands of Tuckernuck and Muskeget, it constitutes the town of Nantucket, Massachusetts and the coextensive Nantucket County. It was formerly the leading whaling port in the world. Although now primarily a tourist destination... Nantucket heard on WNCK 89.5
    • in Harvard Square, May 2000 Cambridge is a city in the greater Boston area in Massachusetts, United States. It was named in honor of Cambridge, England, the town where its founding fathers had studied (Cambridge University). Cambridge is perhaps most famous for three things: Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and... East Cambridge heard on W242AA 96.3
  • WCAI 90.1 Woods Hole is a census-designated place and village within the town of Falmouth in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, at the extreme southwest corner of Cape Cod, near the island of Marthas Vineyard, and is the site of two famous scientific institutions: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Marine Biological... Woods Hole
  • WNAN 91.1 Nantucket

Major WGBH Productions

Television

  • American Experience (sometimes abbreviated AmEx) is a television program aired on the PBS network in the United States. The program airs documentaries about important events in American history, many of which have won impressive awards. The documentaries are extensively researched, often taking years to complete. Many programs are accompanied by... American Experience
  • Antiques Roadshow is a human interest television show in which antique appraisers travel across the country. The origin of the series was a 1977 BBC documentary about a London auction house doing a tour of the West Country in England. The show has visited a number of other countries and... Antiques Roadshow
    • Antiques Roadshow FYI
  • Arthur is the eponymous main character of the popular PBS cartoon show based on the Marc Brown books. A member of the aardvark species, Arthur is a third-grader with two younger sisters: precocious four-year-old D.W. and Baby Kate. Arthurs sibling rivalry is often a theme... Arthur
  • Between the Lions is a PBS childrens puppet show designed to promote reading. The main characters are the lion cubs Lionel and Leona and their parents Theo (Theodore) and Cleo (Cleopatra). Other characters include Click the Mouse, Barnaby B. Busterfield III, Walter and Clay Pigeon, and Heath the Thesaurus... Between the Lions
  • Evening at Pops
  • Frontline is an hour-long public affairs television program produced at WGBH in Boston, Massachusetts, and distributed through the Public Broadcasting Service network in the United States. The program has been on the air since 1983, and is highly respected for producing in-depth documentaries about various subjects. The program... Frontline
    • Frontline/World
  • Masterpiece Theatre (also known as ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theater and earlier Mobil Masterpiece Theater) is the title of a long-running television series that premiered on PBS on January 10, 1971 and is produced by WGBH. The show has allowed a large number of award-winning television miniseries and made-for... Masterpiece Theatre
  • Mystery!
  • Nova is a popular science television series produced by the Public Broadcasting Service. Seen in more than 100 countries, Nova is the most-watched science television series in the world. It is also one of televisions most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many... Nova
    • Nova Science Now
  • Peep
  • Postcards from Buster
  • Simply Ming
  • This Old House is a television program on the American public broadcast network PBS that follows remodeling projects of houses over a number of weeks. This Old House and its sister-series Ask This Old House are often broadcast together as The New This Old House Hour. Both shows are... This Old House
  • The Victory Garden
  • The word zoom has several meanings: The word zoom is an example of onomatopoeia that indicates swiftness. In photography and some computer programs, zoom indicates how much a region is enlarged or shrunk to fill the view, sometimes using a zoom lens. ZOOM is a television show created by PBS... Zoom

Radio

  • Celtic Sojourn
  • Says You
  • Sound & Spirit
  • The World (co-produced with the This article is an overview article about the Crown chartered British Broadcasting Corporation formed in 1927. See links below for a list of other BBC articles available on Wikipedia. For other meanings of BBC, see BBC (disambiguation). The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was established by a Royal Charter in 1927... BBC)

On-line

  • The WGBH Forum Network

External link

  • WGBH Educational Foundation (http://www.wgbh.org/)


See TV (disambiguation) for other uses and Television (band) for the rock band European networks National In much of Europe television broadcasting has historically been state dominated, rather than commercially organised, although commercial stations have grown in number recently. In the United Kingdom, the major national broadcaster is the BBC... Broadcast television in Alternative meanings: Boston (disambiguation) The 18th-century Old State House in Boston is surrounded by tall buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. Boston is the capital and largest city in the U.S. State of Massachusetts. It is the unofficial capital of the region known as New England. It... Boston
WGBH 2 ( Several lead salts are used as detection element materials in various infra-red (IR) sensors. PbS (lead sulphide) is one of the oldest and most commonly used ones. PbS and other lead salts are semi-conductors. When used as IR detection element materials they are classified as photon detectors: this... PBS) - WBZ is the call letters for a television station and an AM radio station in Boston, Massachusetts, both owned by Viacom. WBZ-TVs transmitter is located in Needham, Massachusetts. WBZ-TV, channel 4, was the first television station in New England when it signed on in 1948. After being... WBZ 4 ( radio and United States. CBS was one of the three commercial television networks that dominated broadcasting in the United States before the rise of cable television. In the days of radio, it grew to acquire one of its original founders, Columbia Records, which it sold many years later. Viacom, itself... CBS) - WCVB ( 2002 identity of the ABC Circle logo, designed by Paul Rand in 1962. ABC (American Broadcasting Company) is a television and radio network in the United States. Today, it is owned by The Walt Disney Company, and the company name is ABC, Inc. Contents // 1 History 1.1 Creation... WCVB 5 ( 2002 identity of the ABC Circle logo, designed by Paul Rand in 1962. ABC (American Broadcasting Company) is a television and radio network in the United States. Today, it is owned by The Walt Disney Company, and the company name is ABC, Inc. Contents // 1 History 1.1 Creation of... ABC) - WHDH-TV is the NBC affiliate in the Boston, Massachusetts television market. It came into its current incarnation in 1990, when WNEV-TVs owner bought WHDH 850 AM and converted both stations to the WHDH call letters. From 1990 until January 2, 1995, WHDH-TV was a CBS affiliate... WHDH 7 ( For other uses, see NBC (disambiguation). The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. It is now part of the media conglomerate NBC Universal. NBC supplies programming to more than 200 affiliated U.S. stations. It owns and... NBC) - WFXT is an American television station, which uses the on-air brand Fox 25. It is the Fox television network affiliate in Boston, Massachusetts. Its transmitter is located in Newton, Massachusetts. WFXT currently has three newscasts Monday through Friday, one on Saturday and two on Sundays. Weekday newcasts include Fox... WFXT 25 ( The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. It is owned by Fox Entertainment Group, part of Rupert Murdochs News Corporation. It was launched on October 9, 1986 as FBC (for Fox Broadcasting Company) with a late-night talk show program, The Late Show Starring... FOX) - WUNI 27 ( Univisión is one of the largest Spanish language television channels in the United States. Initially founded by the largest media company in Mexico (now known as Grupo Televisa) as a means to spread Spanish programming in the United States, Univision (originally named Spanish International Network or SIN) has grown... UNI) - WSBK 38 ( The official logo for UPN. UPN is a television network in the United States, owned by Viacom Inc., which also owns the more widespread CBS network. Because of this dual corporate ownership, in several large American cities, the local CBS and UPN stations are operated as duopolies. Contents // 1 History... UPN)
WGBX 44 ( Several lead salts are used as detection element materials in various infra-red (IR) sensors. PbS (lead sulphide) is one of the oldest and most commonly used ones. PbS and other lead salts are semi-conductors. When used as IR detection element materials they are classified as photon detectors: this... PBS) - WWDP 46 (Ind) - WYDN 48 (DS) - WLVI 56 ( The WB Television Network is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. film studio and Tribune Company on January 11, 1995. The network is typically referred to as The WB or sometimes The Frog (referring to the networks mascot, the... The WB) - WMFP 62 (Ind) - WUTF 66 (TFT) - WBPX 68 ( The PAX Network, PAX TV, PaxNet, or simply PAX, is a broadcast and cable television network formed in 1998. PAX, which is owned by Paxson Communications, shows family-oriented programming. Its programming contains little or no sex, violence, or strong language. Unlike most TV networks in the United States such... PAX)


See TV (disambiguation) for other uses and Television (band) for the rock band European networks National In much of Europe television broadcasting has historically been state dominated, rather than commercially organised, although commercial stations have grown in number recently. In the United Kingdom, the major national broadcaster is the BBC... Broadcast television in Western Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Flag of Massachusetts) (Seal of Massachusetts) State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25.7%) Population (2000)  ... Massachusetts
WTEN (ABC) Slogans: ABC10, News 10 Albany, New York Channel 10 Digital channel 26 Owner Young Broadcasting of Albany, Inc. Founded 1954 Signal Radius 316 kW Callsign Meaning W TEN [1] (http://www.oldradio.com/archives/nelson/origins.call-list.html) Major television stations in the Capital District WRGB... WCDC 19 ( 2002 identity of the ABC Circle logo, designed by Paul Rand in 1962. ABC (American Broadcasting Company) is a television and radio network in the United States. Today, it is owned by The Walt Disney Company, and the company name is ABC, Inc. Contents // 1 History 1.1 Creation of... ABC) - WWLP 22 ( For other uses, see NBC (disambiguation). The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. It is now part of the media conglomerate NBC Universal. NBC supplies programming to more than 200 affiliated U.S. stations. It owns and... NBC) - WXXA (Fox) Albany, New York Channel 23 / Digital 7 Owner Clear Channel Founded 1982 Signal Radius 3020 kW Fox in New York (state) WFFF (Plattsburgh) WXXA (Albany) WNYW (New York City) WXXA is the call letters for a television station broadcasting on UHF channel 23 in Albany, New York. Its... WXXA 23 ( The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. It is owned by Fox Entertainment Group, part of Rupert Murdochs News Corporation. It was launched on October 9, 1986 as FBC (for Fox Broadcasting Company) with a late-night talk show program, The Late Show Starring... FOX) - 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. Broadcasts by SBG stations can be received by 24 percent of American households. The company... WGGB 40 ( 2002 identity of the ABC Circle logo, designed by Paul Rand in 1962. ABC (American Broadcasting Company) is a television and radio network in the United States. Today, it is owned by The Walt Disney Company, and the company name is ABC, Inc. Contents // 1 History 1.1 Creation of... ABC) - WHTX-LP 43 ( Univisión is one of the largest Spanish language television channels in the United States. Initially founded by the largest media company in Mexico (now known as Grupo Televisa) as a means to spread Spanish programming in the United States, Univision (originally named Spanish International Network or SIN) has grown... UNI) - WGBY 57 ( Several lead salts are used as detection element materials in various infra-red (IR) sensors. PbS (lead sulphide) is one of the oldest and most commonly used ones. PbS and other lead salts are semi-conductors. When used as IR detection element materials they are classified as photon detectors: this... PBS) - WDMR 65 ( Categories: Disambiguation | Stub | General Electric subsidiaries | Television networks ... TEL) - WSHM 67 ( radio and United States. CBS was one of the three commercial television networks that dominated broadcasting in the United States before the rise of cable television. In the days of radio, it grew to acquire one of its original founders, Columbia Records, which it sold many years later. Viacom, itself... CBS)

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