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WGHP
High Point / Greensboro / Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Branding FOX8
Slogan The News Leader
Channels Analog: 8 (VHF)
Digital: 35 (UHF)
Affiliations Fox
Owner Fox Television Stations
(sale pending)
Founded 1963
Call letters meaning Winston-Salem / Greensboro / High Point
Former affiliations ABC (1963-1995)
Website www.myfoxwghp.com

WGHP ("FOX8") is the FOX television station which serves the Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, North Carolina (Piedmont Triad) market area. It is licensed to High Point and owned and operated by the Fox Broadcasting Company. The station is the only one in the Piedmont area market to be owned and operated by any major network. Its transmitter is located in Sophia, North Carolina. Image File history File links WGHP.gif Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 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, North Carolina (IPA: ), is the largest city in Guilford County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Nickname: Motto: Youre Something Special in Winston-Salem Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country United States State North Carolina Counties Forsyth County Founded Incorporated 1766 (Salem) 1849 (Winston) 1913 Government  - Mayor Allen Joines (D) Area  - City  132. ... A brand is 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 to 300 MHz. ... 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. ... Ultra high frequency (UHF) designates a range (band) of electromagnetic waves whose frequency is between 300 MHz and 3. ... 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. ... 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. ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... A website (alternatively, Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible via HTTP, a... 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. ... A television station is a type of broadcast station that broadcasts both audio and video to television receivers in a particular area. ... Greensboro Skyline Greensboro, North Carolina (IPA: ), is the largest city in Guilford County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... 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. ... Nickname: Motto: Youre Something Special in Winston-Salem Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country United States State North Carolina Counties Forsyth County Founded Incorporated 1766 (Salem) 1849 (Winston) 1913 Government  - Mayor Allen Joines (D) Area  - City  132. ... Major roads and cities in the Piedmont Triad area. ... The area surrounding a service from which customers are attracted. ... 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. ... 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. ... Sophia is a small unincorporated community in central Randolph County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ...


FOX8 currently offers about 8 hours of local newscasts a day, along with a number of first-run syndicated shows and a few off-network sitcoms.


On June 13, 2007, Fox's parent company, News Corporation announced its intent to sell the station, along with eight other owned and operated stations.[1] June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: NWS, LSE: NCRA) is one of the worlds largest media conglomerates. ...

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History

The station began operation in 1963, and it was owned by Southern Broadcast Company. It was originally the Piedmont Triad's ABC affiliate. The station didn't carry Dark Shadows during its network run on ABC and broadcast old movies instead, according to a February 1971 issue of the North Carolina edition of TV Guide magazine. Likewise, it did not carry The Edge of Night during its run on ABC from 1975 to 1984. WGHP was consequently sold to Gulf Broadcasting in 1978. Major roads and cities in the Piedmont Triad area. ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... 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... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... TV Guide is the name of two North American weekly magazines about television programming, one in the United States and one in Canada. ...


WGHP was owned by Gulf Broadcasting until 1984, when it was acquired by Taft in a group deal. Great American Broadcasting purchased other Taft properties in 1987, but Taft would keep WGHP until 1992 when Great American bought the station as well. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Great American Broadcasting is a renamed company for Taft Broadcasting that used to own Hanna-Barbera and KECO Entertainment. ...


In 1993 Great American Broadcasting filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy. That year they restructured and became known as Citicasters. They then put their stations up for sale.


In the winter of 1993-1994 it was agreed that New World (which acquired the SCI stations in a similar type of bankruptcy Citicasters had come out of) would buy Citicasters' WDAF-TV channel 4 in Kansas City, which was an NBC affiliate, and KSAZ-TV (formerly KTSP) channel 10 in Phoenix, which was a CBS affiliate. Citicasters would keep WTSP channel 10 in Tampa Bay and WKRC-TV channel 12 in Cincinnati -- which were both ABC affiliates at the time. Both of those stations would later switch to CBS when Scripps-Howard contracted with ABC to air on Tampa Bay's WFTS and Cincinnati's WCPO. WDAF TV Channel 4 is The Fox Owned & Operated Television station for The Kansas City Market. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... KSAZ-TV is the owned-and-operated FOX station in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... WTSP, Tampa Bays 10 is a CBS-affiliate television station on the west coast of Florida (Tampa–St. ... Landsat image of Tampa Bay Tampa Bay is a large natural harbor and estuary along the Gulf of Mexico on the western coast of Florida, made up of Old Tampa Bay, Hillsborough Bay, McKay Bay, and the New Tampa Bay. ... Local 12, WKRC-TV is the CBS affiliate serving Cincinnati, Ohio. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Scripps Center, the corporate headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... WFTS (ABC Action News) has been the ABC affiliate for Tampa, Florida since May 22, 1994. ... WCPO - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


Shortly after Fox agreed to affiliate with all the New World stations except for NBC affiliates KNSD channel 39 in San Diego and WVTM-TV channel 13 in Birmingham, as well as independent WSBK-TV channel 38 in Boston, which would be sold to Paramount/Viacom and become a UPN station. 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. ... KNSD is an NBC owned-and-operated television station based in San Diego, California. ... Nickname: Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates: , Country United States State California County San Diego Founded July 16, 1769 Incorporated March 27, 1850 Government  - Mayor Jerry Sanders  - City Attorney Michael Aguirre  - City Council Scott Peters Kevin Faulconer Toni Atkins Tony Young Brian Maienschein Donna Frye Jim Madaffer... WVTM-TV is the NBC affiliate station in the Birmingham-Anniston-Tuscaloosa, Alabama television market. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Jefferson, Shelby Government  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (D) Area  - City  151. ... WSBK-TV, channel 38, is an independent television station licensed to Boston, Massachusetts, owned by the CBS Corporation. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Settled 1630 Incorporated (city) 1822 Government  - Governor Deval Patrick (D) Area  - City  89. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ...


But WGHP (along with WBRC) would be sold directly to Fox, who took over the operation of WGHP and WBRC through local marketing agreements in the summer of 1995. On September 4, 1995, WGHP took the Fox affiliation. It took all Fox programs, including Fox Kids which it showed from 1-4pm, where soap operas from ABC had previously run as well as Saturday mornings where a local newscast previously ran. The ABC affiliation went to former Fox affiliate WNRW channel 45 (now WXLV-TV). WGHP added a few more talk/reality shows as well as some off network sitcoms such as I Love Lucy, Seinfeld, Beverly Hillbillies, and others. The weekday newscasts expanded to occupy the Good Morning America timeslot. The evening newscasts remained in place. the 11 p.m. newscast was moved to 10 p.m. and expanded to an hour. In mid-January 1996, Fox closed on both WGHP and WBRC, with WGHP becoming an official Fox owned-and-operated station (O&O); WBRC had to wait another seven and one-half months, until September 1996, to switch from ABC to Fox. WBRC, channel 6, FOX6 is the Fox O&O Station in the Birmingham/Anniston/Tuscaloosa, Alabama television market. ... 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. ... 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... is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... For Philippine soap opera, see Teleserye. ... WXLV-TV, based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is the ABC affiliate serving the Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina/High Point designated market area. ... I Love Lucy is a television situational comedy aired on CBS in the 1950s. ... Seinfeld is an Emmy Award-winning sitcom that originally aired on NBC from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998, running a total of 9 seasons. ... The Beverly Hillbillies is a TV sitcom about a hillbilly who strikes oil while rabbit hunting, becomes a millionaire and moves with his family to Beverly Hills, California. ... Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1996, Pappas approached WGHP about picking up Fox Kids and moving it to their newly acquired WBFX channel 20 (then a WB affiliate, later WTWB-TV and now CW affiliate WCWG). In between that time Fox executives, upon picking up new affiliates through New World, decided to redo the on-air coverage policy of airing Fox Kids; the station can choose to keep airing it or be granted the right to pre-empt it and pass it down to another local counterpart. WGHP decided to let the station have the programming. This would be the first Fox owned and operated station to not run the kids block, and only one of 2 (with WBRC) until New World merged with Fox in 1997. WGHP added more talk and court shows in the afternoon. But they still have no Saturday morning newscast. WTWB dropped Fox's children programming in late 2001 when Fox canceled the weekday block nationwide. In 2002, Fox began a Saturday morning block of cartoons to replace Fox Kids known as Fox Box (now 4Kids TV), but WGHP did not pick that up. As a result, Fox's 4Kids TV does not air in Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point. This article discusses Fox Kids in United States. ... The CW Television Network, casually referred to as The CW, or most recently as The New CW (due to it being a new network) is a television network in the United States launched during the 2006 television season. ... WCWG, Channel 20, is the WB affiliate licensed to Lexington, North Carolina, and serves the Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, North Carolina television market. ... It has been suggested that The FoxBox be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that The FoxBox be merged into this article or section. ...


Station Names

  • WGHP had first been known as "Channel ei8ht" from 1963 until 1970. The name "ei8ht" has also been used by KOMU, WJW, KAIT, and a few others.
  • Next, WGHP had been known as "WGHPiedmont" between 1987 and the early 1990s, with a triangle 8 logo also used by KSBW.
  • In 1990, "WGHPiedmont" had changed to "The Piedmont Newschannel". That name would be kept until the sale to Fox in 1995, when it became FOX 8. However, FOX 8 continued to use the slogan "The Piedmont Newschannel" until October 2005, when it adopted the new slogan "The News Leader."

KOMU-TV (Channel 8) is the NBC affiliate serving the cities of Columbia and Jefferson City, MO along with several surrounding counties in central Missouri. ... WJW, channel 8, is an owned-and-operated television station of the News Corporation-owned Fox Broadcasting Company, located in Cleveland, Ohio. ... KAIT-TV in Jonesboro, Arkansas is the ABC television affiliate for Northeastern Arkansas and Southeastern Missouri, offering a mix of news and syndicated programming and local broadcasts. ... KSBW is a television station in the United States and is the NBC affiliate for the Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz, CA market, with studios in Salinas. ...

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