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WJW
Cleveland, Ohio
Branding Fox 8
Slogan Cleveland's Own
The Most Powerful Name In Local News
Channels Analog: 8 (VHF)
Digital: 31 (UHF)
Affiliations Fox (since 1994)
Owner Fox Television Stations
Founded December 19, 1949
Call letters meaning W John F. Weimer (founder of WJW radio)[1]
Former callsigns WXEL (1949-1954)
WJKW-TV (1977-1985)
Former channel number(s) 9 (1949-1953)
Former affiliations DuMont (1949-1956)
ABC (secondary, 1949-1955)
CBS (1955-1994)
Transmitter Power 236,000 watts
Website myFoxCleveland.com

WJW, channel 8, is an owned-and-operated television station of the News Corporation-owned Fox Broadcasting Company, located in Cleveland, Ohio. Its studios are located northeast of downtown Cleveland, near the shore of Lake Erie, and its transmitter is located in Parma, Ohio. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... 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 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. ... is the 353rd day of the year (354th 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. ... The DuMont Television Network was the worlds first commercial television network, beginning operation in the United States in 1946. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Watt (disambiguation). ... 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... 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. ... 1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), where News Corporation is based News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: NWS, LSE: NCRA) is one of the worlds largest Media conglomerates. ... 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. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... Lake Erie (pronounced ) is the tenth largest lake on Earth[2] and, of the five Great Lakes of North America, is the fourth largest by surface area, the southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume. ... Parma is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio in Cuyahoga County and is the largest suburb of Cleveland. ...

Contents

History

The station launched on December 19, 1949 on channel 9 as WXEL, owned by the Empire Coil Company, a wartime manufacturer of radio coils and transformers ([1]). In its early years, WXEL was a primary DuMont affiliate, and later became a secondary provider of ABC programs, sharing that affiliation with WEWS (channel 5). Following an FCC-dictated realignment of VHF channels in the Midwest, the station moved to channel 8 on December 10, 1953. Its former channel 9 allocation was moved to Steubenville and given to a new station, WSTV-TV (now WTOV); the switch took place only two weeks before WSTV-TV went on the air. is the 353rd day of the year (354th 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. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The DuMont Television Network was the worlds first commercial television network, beginning operation in the United States in 1946. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... WEWS (Channel 5) is the local ABC network affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio. ... The FCCs official seal. ... is the 344th day of the year (345th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: The City of Murals Location within the state of Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Jefferson Mayor Dominic Mucci (D) Area    - City (Land) 26. ... WTOV is a television station in Steubenville, Ohio. ...


In 1954 Empire Coil sold two of its television interests -- WXEL and KPTV in Portland, Oregon, the United States' first UHF station -- to Storer Broadcasting. The new owners also changed the station's call sign to WJW-TV to match new sister stations WJW radio (850 kHz., now WKNR) and WJW-FM (104.1 MHz., now WQAL). George B. Storer, the company's founder and president, was a member of the board of directors of CBS, and used his influence to take the CBS-TV affiliation from WEWS in 1955. The WJW stations later moved into the former Esquire Theater building at 1630 Euclid Avenue, near Playhouse Square. KPTV is the Fox television affiliate serving the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. ... Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - City 376. ... Ultra high frequency (UHF) designates a range (band) of electromagnetic waves whose frequency is between 300 MHz and 3. ... Storer Broadcasting, Inc. ... For the complete history of WKNR in Cleveland from 1990 to 2001, and its predecessor WGAR (AM), see WHKW. WKNR is an AM all-sports station in Cleveland, Ohio, broadcasting at 850 kHz with its transmitter in North Royalton, Ohio and studios at its former transmitter site in Broadview Heights... WQAL is a commercial FM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, broadcasting at 104. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Euclid Avenue is a commonly found name applied to streets in American cities; however Cleveland, Ohio’s Euclid Avenue set the standard for the nation from the 1860s to the 1920s for beauty and sheer wealth. ...


Local Programming

In its early years, the station lagged behind its competitors in producing local programming, perhaps because its studio was located at the transmitter in Parma, while the other stations had studios downtown. A young Alan Freed, previously at WAKR radio in Akron, worked for WXEL starting in 1949. Freed hosted an afternoon movie and performed live commercials for several years before he became the self-titled father of "rock and roll" while as an evening host on WJW radio, before moving on to radio jobs in New York City. Soupy Sales, then known as Soupy Hines, had a weekday variety program called Soup's On where he started his pie-in-the-face routines. This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... WAKR is an AM radio station in Akron, Ohio, USA operating on 1590 kHz. ... Nickname: The Rubber Capital of the World Location within the state of Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Summit Founded 1825 Incorporated 1835 (village) - 1865 (city) Government  - Mayor Don Plusquellic (D) Area  - City  62. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Soupy Sales (born Milton Supman on January 8, 1926) is an American comedian and actor. ...


The station also broadcasted a popular and unique 11:00 p.m. newscast, The Sohio Reporter, featuring a Western Reserve University speech professor named Warren Guthrie who delivered the entire newscast from memory, speaking directly into the camera long before the days of the teleprompter. Standard Oil of Ohio or Sohio was an American oil company that was acquired by British Petroleum, now part of BP. It was one of the successor companies to Standard Oil after the antitrust breakup in 1911. ... Case Western Reserve University is a private research university located in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, with some residence halls on the south end of campus located in Cleveland Heights. ... Schematic representation: A teleprompter (also known as an autocue) is a display device that prompts the person speaking with an electronic visual text of a speech or script. ...


In 1960, WJW-TV became the broadcast rights holder of the Cleveland Indians. Channel 8's partnership with the team continued until 1979, when the Indians moved to then-independent station WUAB (channel 43). Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 5, 14, 18, 19, 21, 42, 455 Name Cleveland Steamers (1915–present) Cleveland Naps (1905-1914) Cleveland Bronchos (1902-1904) Cleveland Blues (1901) Other nicknames The Steamers, The Tribe, The Wahoos Ballpark Jacobs Field... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... WUAB, identified on-air as My 43, WUAB, is the My Network TV affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio. ...


In 1964, WJW-TV was one of the first stations to use a two-man news anchor team, Joel Daly and Doug Adair, in the studio together. The newscast was called City Camera News, and reporters were equipped with Polaroid cameras to photograph news events, so that pictures could be quickly broadcast when they returned to the studio. Station programming also featured Adventure Road hosted by Jim Doney, which presented filmed travelogues narrated by the filmmakers. Daly and Adair reigned as Cleveland's top news team until 1968, when Daly was hired away by WLS-TV in Chicago. Adair remained at channel 8 until the mid-1970s, when he joined WKYC-TV (channel 3), which was then owned by NBC. Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... An instant camera is a type of camera with self-developing film. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... WLS-TV abc Disney 7 is an American television station in Chicago, Illinois and thats owned and operated by the abc-TV Network & The Walt Disney Company. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... WKYC-TV, Channel 3 is the NBC affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio. ... This article is about the television network. ...


One of the most memorable programs produced by WJW-TV was the Friday late night horror movie hosted by "Ghoulardi", a character created by Ernie Anderson. Wearing a bad fright wig and phony beard and a pair or sunglasses with only one lens, he interacted with the movies and created an on-going patter and rehearsed skits during the movie breaks. The program began in February 1963 and created a generation of fans who could recite catch phrases such as "Turn Blue", "Stay Sick", "Camera Four" and "Over Dere." Before Ghoulardi, Anderson had a weekday morning program on channel 8 starting in 1961 called Ernie's Place with sidekick Tim Conway that included skits reminiscent of Bob and Ray. DVD cover showing horror characters as depicted by Universal Studios. ... Ghoulardi was a fictional character invented and portrayed by disc jockey, voice announcer, and actor Ernie Anderson, as the horror host of late night Shock Theater at WJW-TV, Channel 8, in Cleveland, Ohio from 1963 through 1966. ... Ernie Anderson as Ghoulardi Ernie Anderson (November 12, 1923 – February 6, 1997) was an American television and radio personality, voice announcer, actor and the father of film director Paul Thomas Anderson. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Tim Conway (born December 15, 1933) is an American comedic actor. ... Bob and Ray Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding were an American comedy duo that began in radio in 1946 with a daily 15-minute show titled Matinee With Bob and Ray. ...


When Ernie Anderson left for Hollywood for lucrative voice-over work in September 1966, Friday night movie hosting was inherited by Hoolihan and Big Chuck: "Hoolihan" being Bob Wells who did the station weather forecasts as "Hoolihan the Weatherman"; and "Big Chuck" being Chuck Schodowski, a station engineer who had risen to director and had appeared in some of Ghoulardi's skits. After Bob Wells departed for Florida in September 1979, to become co-host of a daily Christian TV program with his wife, Barbara, his position was filled by local jeweler and little person John Rinaldi who had also previously performed in skits on the show. This page is about the medical condition. ...


Mainly airing on Friday nights before moving to Saturday nights in the early 1990s, the Big Chuck and Lil' John Show had been the only locally produced television show in the Cleveland market that was primarily entertainment, that is, not news or informational. The show ended its run on June 16, 2007 following Schodowski's official retirement. Big Chuck and Little John are two guys with a TV show aired local to Cleveland. ... is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


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The station moved to its present studios at 5800 South Marginal Road on November 2, 1975. While WJW-FM was sold in the late 1960s, Storer kept WJW-AM until it was sold in late 1976. The AM station's new owners were allowed to keep the WJW call letters, forcing channel 8 to change theirs (at the time, the FCC did not allow radio and television stations with different owners to share the same call letters; this is not the case today). Thus, channel 8 became WJKW-TV on April 22, 1977, with the new calls being a variant of WJW. is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ...


At the same time, the station hired former WKYC-TV news anchor Virgil Dominic as its news and public affairs director (a position which he held until 1995), and also began to pump considerable money into its news operation. The name of the newscasts even underwent a transition as well, going from City Camera News to NewsCenter 8. Within a year, channel 8 had overtaken longtime leader WEWS as the highest-rated news station in Cleveland -- a lead it kept for almost 20 years. On September 16, 1985, it regained its historic WJW-TV calls as WJW radio changed its call letters following another ownership transaction. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... NewsCenter (NotiCentro in Spanish) is the name given to a number of local-news operations at American television stations. ... is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


After Storer Broadcasting was bought out by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts in 1985, the station underwent a series of ownership changes. KKR sold the stations to Gillett Communications in 1987; shortly thereafter SCI Television was spun-off from Gillett to take over the stations after Gillett's bankruptcy. New World Communications purchased WJW-TV and the other SCI Television stations in 1993. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (commonly referred to as KKR) is a New York City-based private equity firm that focuses primarily on late stage leveraged buyouts. ... George N. Gillett Jr. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... 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. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...


Like most of its sister stations, channel 8 pre-empted portions of the CBS schedule, usually the late morning daytime shows. In the 1990s, WJW-TV and its fellow New World stations prepared to launch their own morning newscasts, and as a result, channel 8 began to pre-empt CBS This Morning as well. The station also gained notoriety in 1993 by being one of the few CBS affiliates to tape-delay the Late Show with David Letterman by half an hour in favor of Murphy Brown reruns. Despite the preemptions, CBS was generally satisfied with WJW, which was one of the network's strongest affiliates. The Early Show title card The Early Show is a American television morning news talk show broadcast by CBS from New York City, 7 to 9 a. ... Ŝ “Late Show” redirects here. ... Murphy Brown was an Emmy Award-winning American situation comedy which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988 to May 18, 1998, for a total of 247 episodes. ...


From CBS to Fox

In September 1994, as part of a deal between New World and the News Corporation, WJW-TV dropped CBS and became a Fox affiliate[2], with CBS moving to former Fox affiliate WOIO (channel 19). The station expanded its news production to over 40 hours a week. It initially filled local non-news time with such programming as low budget syndicated first-run talk/reality shows and off-network sitcoms. 1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), where News Corporation is based News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: NWS, LSE: NCRA) is one of the worlds largest Media conglomerates. ... WOIO channel 19 is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Shaker Heights, Ohio and serving the Cleveland-Akron, Ohio television market. ...


However, both Cleveland viewers and WJW realized a major weakness with the new affiliation in April 1995 at the time of the Oklahoma City bombing. When the news broke, all of the other stations in Cleveland were able to switch to national network coverage of the attacks. However, at the time Fox had no news division and therefore channel 8 could not offer coverage. The Oklahoma City bombing was an attack on April 19, 1995 aimed at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, a U.S. government office complex in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. ...


Additionally, due to lack of feeds, WJW could offer only limited recap coverage of the events on their newscasts. The whole ordeal resulted in a major ratings decline for channel 8 and many viewers moved back to WEWS. This left WJW in a daze, and the news department was unsure where to go next.


Later that year, WJW adopted a hard-hitting format and began using the phrase "ei8ht is News" for the title of their newscasts. The "ei8ht" logo was itself a revival an old WJW logo used from the mid-1960s until 1977. However, in many people's minds the phrase was used on the station a little too often (one Plain Dealer story even started, "some viewers [are] squawking that 'ei8ht is enough', already")[3], and even more people moved away from WJW's newscasts.


One triumph for WJW was the morning newscast. Without a national morning show, WJW could produce an all-local 3.5 hour morning newscast[4]. Many Cleveland viewers preferred the local show over the other stations' national broadcasts. This was especially true since WEWS' long-standing Morning Exchange was preempted until 9 a.m. around the same time of the Fox/CBS switch. With the exception of a brief period from late 2004 through early 2005, Fox 8 News in the Morning has constantly been Cleveland's top rated morning newscast since the time of its debut.


As a Fox-owned station

In 1997 Fox bought New World Communications, making WJW a Fox owned-and-operated station. Fox added stronger syndicated shows as well as stronger off-network sitcoms to the programming mix. Since then, WJW has been known as Fox 8, however on their website, and at the end of their newscast they still use the "New World Communications of Ohio, Inc" moniker - such as the case with sister stations in Tampa, St. Louis, Atlanta, and most other ex-New World markets. For the band, see 1997 (band). ... WTVT is a television station in Tampa, Florida. ... KTVI is the Fox owned and operated station in St. ... WAGA-TV (Channel 5) is a television station in the city of Atlanta. ...


The station retook the top position from WEWS in 2001. By mid-2002, all of WJW's newscasts placed first. This continued until January 2004, when viewers began turning away from WJW's hard-hitting style to the more traditional WKYC-TV. Even Fox 8 in the Morning lost its top spot to WKYC's morning newscast for about 2 months.


As a result of the overall decline, WJW replaced long time 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. lead anchors Wilma Smith and Tim Taylor with Bill Martin and Stacy Bell at 10 p.m., hoping the two would attract a younger audience to the program. The change paid off for channel 8, and today its newscasts frequently rank number-one in the important 18-49 demographic.


In 2004, WJW became the first station in the Cleveland market (and the third station in the United States) to produce local news in high definition.


In the February 2006 ratings period WJW's newscasts placed first in the morning, second at 6 p.m., and first at 10 p.m.. WJW also had the highest rated newscast at 5 p.m., but it still fell behind WKYC's broadcast of Dr. Phil. This article is about the TV series. ...


In the November 2006 ratings period, WJW's morning newscast continued its dominance over its competitors, while its other newscasts remained very competitive in their timeslots.


Also in 2006, WJW also debuted their new website - MyFox Cleveland, which is also used by all other Fox O&O's.


WJW's new set officially debuted on July 16, 2007. Along with the new set, WJW adopted a new graphics package, new music, and a new logo (which had been on some promotional items months prior to the re-vamp) simliar to what is being rolled out to other Fox-owned stations.


Talent continuity

WJW-TV has long prided itself on its homegrown talent. Along with the aforementioned Houlihan, Big Chuck, and Lil' John, many of its personalities grew up in the Cleveland area and have been with the station for 20 years or more. For instance, announcer Howard Hoffman was the first on-air voice heard at WXEL's signon in 1949. Handling a myriad of duties, including as newscaster, weatherman and live booth announcer, Hoffman stayed at the station until October 1986. Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...


Cleveland City Hall beat reporter Bob Cerminara and field reporter Neil Zurcher, both of which joined WJW in the late 1960s, stayed until the early 2000s. Zurcher is most famous for the "One Tank Trip" travel series that began in the late 1970s, highlighting vacation destinations close to home due to the energy crisis at that time (the feature continues to this day with different staffers). Feature reporter Gary Stromberg has been with channel 8 since 1977, and sports reporter John Telich since 1983.


In addition, Dick Goddard has been chief weatherman since 1966, joining the station after spending the previous five years at WKYC-TV, then known as KYW-TV. In 1965, when Westinghouse Broadcasting relocated KYW-TV's operations to Philadelphia (following the reversal of its 1956 station ownership swap with NBC) Goddard went along, but came back to Cleveland in a matter of weeks. Goddard joined WJW-TV due to the fact that CBS carried Cleveland Browns games through its contract with the National Football League, and also became the team's statistician, a position he still holds. Dick Goddard is a meteorologist, author, cartoonist, and animal activist from Cleveland, Ohio. ... The Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, also known as Group W, was a division of Westinghouse Electric Corporation. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Browns” redirects here. ... NFL redirects here. ... Statisticians are mathematicians who work with theoretical and applied statistics in the both the private and public sectors. ...


Tim Taylor was lead anchor of WJW's evening newscasts from 1977 through 2005. Taylor's 28-year run at WJW was the second longest in Cleveland television history behind WEWS' Ted Henry. Taylor had previously worked at WEWS first as a consumer reporter and then as a weekend anchor. In 1977 he moved to channel 8 and played a vital role in the transition of its newscasts from City Camera News to Newscenter 8. On December 23, 2005, Taylor anchored his final newscast on WJW before retiring. is the 357th day of the year (358th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


But one month prior, a special feature was broadcast during Fox 8 News in the Morning, reuniting Taylor with what was quoted as one of "Cleveland's most successful news teams" during the 1980s -- Taylor, former co-anchor Robin Swoboda, former sports anchor Casey Coleman and Dick Goddard. In many people's eyes (as well as high ratings to back it up), this news team lead Newscenter 8 to number one in the Cleveland market. Kenneth R. Casey Coleman (March 24, 1951 – November 27, 2006) was a sportscaster in the Cleveland area for nearly 30 years. ...


Taylor's replacement on the 6 p.m. newscast, Lou Maglio, is also a long-time Cleveland TV news personality. In November 2006, it was announced that Robin Swoboda is returning once again to host a new hour long show in the morning beginning in January 2007, That's Life. In September, 2007, Stefani Schaefer, also a popular Cleveland news personality, returned to WJW to co-anchor the morning newscasts.


Out-of-market coverage

Over-the-air, WJW-TV can be easily received in neighboring areas such as Toledo and Youngstown, Ohio; Erie, Pennsylvania; and as far north as Kingsville, Pelee Island, and Leamington, Ontario. When atmospheric conditions are right, WJW's signal can be picked up as far as Detroit and Windsor, Ontario; during the 2003 North America Blackout, Detroit-area viewers were able to tune in WJW, when the blackout silenced adjacent WXYZ-TV (channel 7) and Windsor's CBET (channel 9). Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio Coordinates: , Country United States State Ohio County Lucas Founded 1833 Government  - Mayor Carty Finkbeiner (D) Area  - City 84. ... Location within the state of Ohio Coordinates: , Country United States State Ohio Counties Mahoning Founded 1796 Incorporated 1848 (village) - 1867 (city) Government  - Mayor Jay Williams (I) Area  - City  34. ... “Erie” redirects here. ... Nickname: Canadas Southernmost Town Country Canada Province Ontario County Essex Government  - Mayor Nelson Santos  - Governing body Kingsville Town Council  - Member of Parliament Jeff Watson (CONS)  - Provincial Representative Bruce Crozier (LIB) Area  - City 246. ... Categories: Canada geography stubs | Islands of Canada | Ontario communities ... Nickname: Motto: Southern Latitude. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... Nickname: Motto: The river and the land sustain us. ... The 2003 North America blackout was a massive power outage that occurred throughout parts of the northeastern United States and eastern Canada on Thursday, August 14, 2003. ... WXYZ-TV, channel 7, is the ABC affiliated television station in Detroit, Michigan, USA. It is owned by The E.W. Scripps Company and is Scripps largest TV station. ... CBET is the television call sign for the CBCs television station in Windsor, Ontario. ...


The station was once one of the three stations from Cleveland carried on local cable in Kingsville, Pelee Island, and Leamington. (The others being WEWS and WKYC-TV, until 2000 when Cogeco displaced Shaw Cable as the cable provider for Essex County.) Cogeco (TSX: CGO) is a Canadian media and communications company. ... Shaw is Canadas second largest cable television operator, after Rogers Communications. ... Essex County covers the area at the very tip of Southwestern Ontario. ...


Current Personalities

Anchors

  • Stacey Bell - weeknights 5:00 and 10:00 p.m.
  • Dray Clark - weekend evenings
  • Wayne Dawson - Fox 8 in the Morning
  • Kevin Freeman - Sunday mornings
  • Lou Maglio - weeknights 6:00 p.m.
  • Bill Martin - weeknights 5:00 and 10:00 p.m.
  • Tracy McCool - Fox 8 in the Morning (5-7 a.m.) and Noon
  • Todd Meany - Fox 8 in the Morning (substitute anchor) and Noon
  • Stefani Schaefer - Fox 8 in the Morning (7-9 a.m.)
  • Wilma Smith - weeknights 6:00 p.m.
  • Suzanne Stratford - weekend evenings
  • Robin Swoboda - host of That's Life

Weather Wayne Dawson is an award-winning newscaster and co-host of Fox 8 in the Morning, a morning show broadcast on FOX affiliate WJW in Cleveland, Ohio. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

  • Andre Bernier - weekday evenings
  • Sally Bernier - Sunday mornings
  • Dick Goddard - chief meteorologist/weekday evenings
  • Melissa Mack - weekday mornings (substitute) and Noon
  • Scott Sabol - weekday mornings
  • Brad Sussman - weekend evenings

Sports Dick Goddard is a meteorologist, author, cartoonist, and animal activist from Cleveland, Ohio. ...

  • Dan Coughlin - reporter/substitute anchor
  • Tony Rizzo - weeknight anchor
  • Tom Hamilton - Indians analyst (also radio play by play announcer for the team)
  • John Telich - weekend anchor

Reporters Tom Hamilton, a native of Waterloo, Wisconsin, the chief radio announcer for the Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball team and a Big Ten college basketball commentator on ESPN. Tom began his stint with the Indians organization in 1990 (replacing Paul Olden) after three years in the Columbus Clippers broadcasting booth. ...

  • Elisa Amigo
  • Pat Brady (traffic)
  • Kathleen Cochrane
  • Kenny Crumpton
  • John Damschroder (Columbus bureau)
  • Stacey Frey
  • Danielle Frizzi
  • Gary Liberatore
  • Todd Meany
  • Tom Merriman (investigative)
  • David Moss (entertainment)
  • Dave Nethers
  • Belinda Prinz
  • Angele Ringo
  • Jack Shea (investigative)
  • Bill Sheil (investigative)
  • Kristy Steeves (Akron bureau)
  • Gary Stromberg
  • Lorrie Taylor (investigative)

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  • Bob Franken
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  • Jim Hale
  • Judd Hambrick
  • Howard Hoffmann (D)
  • Laurie Jennings
  • Jan (Paulich) Jones
  • Mark Koontz
  • Sandy Lesko
  • Jeff Maynor
  • Bill McKay (D)
  • Fred McLeod
  • Robin Meade
  • Carl Monday

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News/Station Presentation

Newscast Titles

  • The Sohio Reporter (late 1950s-1965)
  • City Camera News (1965-1977)
  • NewsCenter 8 (1977-1995)
  • ei8ht is News (1995-1996)
  • Fox 8 is News (1996)
  • Fox 8 News (1996-present)

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Station Slogans

  • Get it All, and then Some (1971)
  • Discover 8! (1977)
  • TV-8: The Winners! (1980-1981)
  • You Sure Look Like a Winner! (1980s; the slogan was used in a series of promos using Frank Gari's "The One 4/For All")
  • The Team to Watch (1982-1984)
  • We've Got the Touch, here on TV-8 (1983-1986; a customized version of a CBS-TV promotional slogan.)
  • Come on Home to Newscenter 8 (early to mid-1980s)
  • Proud to be Your News (mid-to-late 1980s)
  • Cleveland's Own (late 1980s-present, primary slogan)
  • ei8ht is News (1995-1996)
  • The Most Powerful Name In Local News (2007-present, secondary slogan)

Frank Gari (born in New York City on April 1, 1942) is a popular singer and songwriter from the late 1950s and early 1960s. ...

Trivia

  • WJW-TV is currently the only network owned-and-operated station among the "Big 4" networks in the Cleveland area, and is the only Fox television affiliate in existence to carry a historic 1920s three-letter call sign.

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Previous Logos

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Pictures

References

  1. ^ Dyer, Bob. "Mystery of WJW Call Letters solved: Grandfather's initials Launched Station, Woman says", Akron Beacon Journal, August 7, 1988, pp. B2. Retrieved on 2007-04-29. 
  2. ^ "Fox-TV Acquires 12 Stations - Cleveland 'Channel 8' Switching from CBS", Dayton Daily News, May 24, 1994, pp. 5B. Retrieved on 2007-05-18. 
  3. ^ Feran, Tom. "TV-8 Chief is All News News, News", The Plain Dealer, May 24, 1994, pp. 5B. Retrieved on 2007-05-18. 
  4. ^ Feran, Tom. "TV-8 Gears up for Switchover: Expanded Local Programming also in Works", The Plain Dealer, August 18, 1994, pp. 7E. Retrieved on 2007-05-18. 

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WJW information - Search.com (1718 words)
WJW, also known on-air as "FOX8", is a television station in Cleveland, Ohio, broadcasting on VHF channel 8.
WJW is currently the only network O&O among the "Big 6" networks in the Cleveland area.
WJW is one of the few stations in the US that produces its newscasts in 720P high definition.
BIGpedia - WJW - Encyclopedia and Dictionary Online (139 words)
WJW is a television station in Cleveland, Ohio, broadcasting on VHF channel 8.
The station had been a CBS affiliate for many years, until it became a Fox station in 1994, as part of the deal between its then-parent company New World Communications and News Corporation (which also saw VHF stations owned by New World in other parts of the country switching to Fox).
WJW identifies as "Fox 8" on the air.
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