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WKTC
Sumter / Columbia, South Carolina
Branding My 63
Channels Analog: 63 (UHF)
Digital: 39 (UHF)
Affiliations MyNetworkTV
Owner WBHQ Columbia, LLC
Founded April 19, 1990
Call letters meaning WKTelevision of Columbia
Former callsigns WQHB-TV (1990-2003)
WBHQ (2003-2006)
Former affiliations Independent (1990-95)
The WB (1995-2006, secondary until 2003)
UPN (1995-2004, secondary from 2003)
Pax (secondary, 1998-2003)
Website www.wktctv.com

WKTC, "My 63" is the MyNetworkTV affiliate for Columbia, South Carolina. It is licensed to Sumter, with studios in the Pontiac Business Center complex in Elgin. It broadcasts its analog signal on UHF channel 63, its digital signal on UHF channel 39, and is located on channel 4 on most Midlands cable systems. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Sumter (IPA: or ) is a city located in Sumter County, South Carolina. ... Nickname: Location in Richland County in the state of South Carolina Coordinates: , Country United States State South Carolina Counties Richland County, South Carolina Government  - Mayor Bob Coble, (D) Area  - City  133. ... A brand includes a name, logo, slogan, and/or design scheme associated with a product or service. ... 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. ... 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 using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... 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. ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 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 WB Television Network is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... ION Television is a broadcast and cable television network first broadcast on August 31, 1998 under the name PAX TV (early on in its development, it was called PaxNet). ... 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... 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. ... Nickname: Location in Richland County in the state of South Carolina Coordinates: , Country United States State South Carolina Counties Richland County, South Carolina Government  - Mayor Bob Coble, (D) Area  - City  133. ... Sumter (IPA: or ) is a city located in Sumter County, South Carolina. ... Elgin is the name of some places in the U.S. state of South Carolina: Elgin, Kershaw County, South Carolina Elgin, Lancaster County, South Carolina This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Ultra high frequency (UHF) designates a range (band) of electromagnetic waves whose frequency is between 300 MHz and 3. ...

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History

The station first signed on in 1990 as WQHB, the first true independent station in the Columbia area. At this time the station's primary transmitter was located in Sumter, and as such, relied on its fiber-linked cable coverage to cover the Midlands. Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1995, the station became a primary UPN affiliate with a secondary WB affiliation. The WB primetime programming was shown on a one-day delay from 6-8pm. At the same time, it set up a translator on W67DP, channel 67 in Columbia. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... The WB Television Network is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... W67DP, to be known on-air as WNXG, is a low-powered television station in Columbia, South Carolina, owned by WBHQ Columbia LLC, the owners of WKTC, the local MyNetworkTV affiliate. ...


In 2003, the station swapped affiliations and became a WB primary/UPN secondary affiliate; UPN programming was shown at 10:00 pm nightly after WB's primetime programming. It changed its call letters as well to WBHQ (a reversal of its original calls, but also standing for WB HeadQuarters) and moved its transmitter to space on WOLO's tower in Elgin. This gave it an over-the-air coverage area comparable to the other major Columbia stations, enabling it to shut down the channel 67 translator. It rebranded itself as "Midland's WB4" (a reference to its cable channel). During this period, it moved to its current studios in Elgin. In August 2004, WBHQ dropped UPN programming. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On January 24, 2006, it was announced that The WB and UPN would merge into a new network called The CW in September 2006. On March 25, it was announced that WBHQ would become the Columbia affiliate of MyNetworkTV, a new network from News Corporation.[1] is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The CW Television Network, or more casually The CW, is a new television network in the United States set to launch for the 2006-07 television season. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ...


On June 26, 2006, WBHQ changed its call letters to WKTC: it started using them two days later, on June 28. An advertisement in this date's Free Times newspaper in Columbia depicts the stars of "Desire" and says "September 5 / It's a whole new ballgame", with the stylized "My 63" logo and the new call letters. According to the station's co-owner, WKTC stands for "Television of Columbia". is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


In August 2007, W67DP will separate from WKTC to become a Telemundo affiliate for Columbia, using the calls "WNXG". Telemundo is an American television network based in Hialeah, Florida. ...


In late August, WKTC launched its full-power digital signal on channel 39.


WKTC's owner also started a low-power station in Wilmington, North Carolina, WMYW, which serves as Wilmington's MyNetworkTV affiliate, and a low-power station in Savannah, GA, WHDS, that serves as a Telemundo affiliate. Wilmington is a city in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. ... W47CK (branded as WMYW) channel 47 is a television station in Wilmington, North Carolina serving as the areas MyNetworkTV affiliate. ...


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