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Encyclopedia > WLVI
WLVI-TV
Boston's WB
Boston, Massachusetts
Branding WB 56, Boston's WB
Slogan
Analog channel 56 (UHF)
Digital channel 41 (UHF)
Affiliations The WB
Owner Tribune Company
Founded September 27, 1953
Callsign meaning W
LVI (56 in Roman numerals)
Former affiliations DuMont, ABC, Independent
Website www.wb56.com

WLVI (WB 56) is the The WB television affiliate serving Boston, Massachusetts. Its transmitter is located in Newton, Massachusetts and its studios are located along I-93 in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. Image File history File links WLVI_WB_logo. ... Nickname: Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe), Athens of America Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated September 17, 1630 1820, as a city  County Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 232. ... This article is about the concept in marketing. ... Look up Slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary A slogan is a memorable phrase used in political or commercial context as a repetitive expression of an idea or purpose. ... For the Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact publication, see Astounding Magazine. ... This article is about the radio frequency. ... A digital signal is a signal that is both discrete and quantized. ... This article is about the radio frequency. ... An affiliate is an entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity. ... The WB Television Network, casually referred to as The WB, is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... The Tribune Company is a large multimedia corporation based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Wiktionary has a definition of: Foundation This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 95 days remaining. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... In broadcasting and radio communication, a callsign or call sign (also call letters) is a unique designation for a transmitting station. ... An affiliate is an entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity. ... DuMont may be used to refer to one of several things: Allen B. DuMont was a U.S. inventor, industrialist, and pioneer in the early years of television. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ... The front page of the English Wikipedia website. ... The WB Television Network is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... Nickname: Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe), Athens of America Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated September 17, 1630 1820, as a city  County Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 232. ... Newton, Massachusetts is a suburb west of Boston. ... Interstate 93 is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. ... Alternative meanings: Boston (disambiguation) The 18th-century Old State House in Boston is surrounded by tall buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. ...

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History

Channel 56 is one of Boston's heritage UHF stations, having first gone on the air in 1953 as WTAO. WTAO was written off as failure in 1956 due to low viewership and lack of funds. The station went back on the air as WXHR in 1962 for a six-month FCC study before being purchased by Kaiser Broadcasting and the Boston Globe in 1965 and renamed as WKBG-TV. This article is about the radio frequency. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The FCCs official seal. ... The Boston Globe is the most widely-circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and in the greater New England region. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ...


As a Kaiser station, Channel 56's schedule consisted of cartoons, off-network sitcoms, and old movies. The station constantly lagged behind WSBK-TV. Still, it was carried on every cable system in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire, along with many in Connecticut, Vermont, and Maine. In the late 1970s, WKBG became a Field Communications station. The call letters were changed to WLVI. WSBK (UPN 38) is the UPN television affiliate serving Boston, Massachusetts. ... State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ... State nickname: The Ocean State, Little Rhody Other U.S. States Capital Providence Largest city Providence Governor Donald Carcieri (R) Official languages None Area 4,005 km² (50th)  - Land 2,709 km²  - Water 1,296 km² (32. ... State nickname: The Granite State Other U.S. States Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Governor John Lynch (D) Official languages English Area 24,239 km² (46th)  - Land 23,249 km²  - Water 814 km² (3. ... State nickname: The Constitution State Other U.S. States Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Governor M. Jodi Rell (R) Official languages English Area 14,371 km² (48th)  - Land 12,559 km²  - Water 1,809 km² (12. ... State nickname: The Green Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas (R) Official languages None Area 24,923 km² (45th)  - Land 23,974 km²  - Water 949 km² (3. ... State nickname: The Pine Tree State Other U.S. States Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Governor John Baldacci (D) Official languages None Area 86,542 km² (39th)  - Land 80,005 km²  - Water 11,724 km² (13. ... This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1970s. ... In radio (including television), a callsign or call sign (also call letters) is a unique designation for amateur, broadcast, and sometimes military radio use, as well as for broadcast television. ...


Field Communications started a news department shortly before putting the station up for sale and would start a 10 PM weeknight newscast. In 1982, WLVI was sold to Gannett. 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gannett Company, Inc. ...


Under Gannett, WLVI continued its general entertainment format of children's programming from 6 AM to 11 AM as well as 1 PM to 5:30 PM. The station also continued its 10 PM newscast.


In 1994, Gannett sold the station to Tribune, which affiliated the station with The WB network in January 1995. 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... The Tribune Company is a large multimedia corporation based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The WB Television Network is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... January is the first month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The station was temporarily off the air in August 1998 when a crane that was erecting a nearby STL (Studio To Transmitter Link) tower collapsed onto WLVI's building. Though no one was injured and the damage was confined to the station's office spaces, the incident resulted in several hundred thousand dollars worth of damages. The station used a satellite truck for network programming downlink and studio space at WCVB-TV for its 10 PM newscast. Note: as an adjective (stressed on the second syllable instead of the first), august means honorable. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... WCVB-TV is the ABC affiliate in Boston, Massachusetts. ...


In 1999, WLVI discontinued its morning kids programming block in favor of a short-lived morning newscast. The station also began running more syndicated talk and reality shows. Afternoon children's programming is still provided by Kids WB, with speculation that it will end in early 2006. Channel 56 is the last station in the Boston market that continues to broadcast weekday children's programming. 1999 is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Newscast

WLVI introduced the 10 PM newscast to the Boston market on April 23, 1984. The newscast normally airs from 10 PM to 11 PM on the weekdays and Saturdays. On Sundays the newscast airs from 10 PM to 10:30 PM. April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (114th in leap years). ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Broadcast television in the Boston market

WGBH 2 (PBS) - WBZ 4 (CBS) - WCVB 5 (ABC) - WHDH 7 (NBC) - WFXT 25 (Fox) - WUNI 27 (UNI) - WTMU 32 (TMD) - WSBK 38 (UPN) - WGBX 44 (PBS) - WWDP 46 (Ind) - WYDN 48 (DS) - WLVI 56 (The WB) - WMFP 62 (Ind) - WUTF 66 (TFR) - WBPX 68 (i) Terrestrial television (also known as over-the-air or OTA) is the traditional method of television broadcast signal delivery, by radio waves. ... Alternative meanings: Boston (disambiguation) The 18th-century Old State House in Boston is surrounded by tall buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. ... The TV version of the WGBH drop-shadow logo WGBH is an established public television station for Boston, Massachusetts, affiliated with public radio stations (PBS, and NPR & PRI). ... PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... WBZ-TV (CBS4) is the CBS television owned-and-operated station serving the Boston, Massachusetts, television market. ... CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) is a major television network and radio broadcaster in the United States. ... WCVB-TV is the ABC affiliate in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ... WHDH-TV (7 NBC) is the NBC affiliate in the Boston, Massachusetts television market. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American radio and television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... WFXT is an American television station which uses the on-air brand Fox 25. ... 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. ... WUNI, channel 27, is the Univision television affiliate for the Greater Boston market. ... Univisión Communications (also known as Univision or in Spanish, Univisión) is the largest Spanish-language television network in the United States, and overall the fifth largest American network (only Fox, ABC, NBC, and CBS are larger). ... Founded by Angel Ramos in the early 1950s in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Telemundo is an international media network with a conglomerate of Spanish-language television channels as its base. ... WSBK (UPN 38) is the UPN television affiliate serving Boston, Massachusetts. ... The official logo for UPN. UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) is a television network in the United States, owned by Viacom Inc. ... The TV version of the WGBH drop-shadow logo WGBH is an established public television station for Boston, Massachusetts, affiliated with public radio stations (PBS, and NPR & PRI). ... PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... An Independent station is a TV station that is not affiliated with any network. ... DayStar is a evangelical Christian satellite network and production company. ... The WB Television Network, casually referred to as The WB, is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... An Independent station is a TV station that is not affiliated with any network. ... TeleFutura is a Spanish-language television network owned by Univisión with headquarters in Miami, Florida. ... WBPX, channel 68, is the i television station owned by Paxson Communications serving the Greater Boston market. ... i: Independent Television (originally PAX TV) i: Independent Television, or simply i, is a broadcast and cable television network first broadcast on August 31, 1998 under the name Pax. ...


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The Boston TV Dial: WLVI-TV (475 words)
In May of 1974, the call letters were changed to WLVI (LVI being fifty-six in Roman numerals).
Finally, in 1994, the station was sold to Tribune, which announced that, like most of its other stations, WLVI would become an affiliate of the fledgling WB (Warner Bros.) network, a partnership of Warner and Tribune.
WLVI's “Ten O'Clock News” was able to make it on the air in time to report on the accident, by borrowing a production studio from
WLVI-TV (1322 words)
WLVI is licensed to Cambridge, Massachusetts, its transmitter is located in Newton, and its studios are located along I-93 in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood.
WLVI's sister station WCWN (also a future CW station), from Albany, New York, is run out of WLVI's studios, though local offices and a small studio are based in Albany.
WLVI 56 1989-1992 logo, In the Fall of 1989 the Living word and promos were dropped.
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