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WMDT


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Salisbury, Maryland
Branding WMDT 47
Delmarva's CW 3 (on DT2)
Slogan Delmarva's Choice
Channels 47 (UHF) analog,
53 (UHF) digital
Translators 27 WEVD-LP Dover, Delaware
Affiliations ABC
The CW via The CW Plus (on DT2)
Owner Delmarva Broadcast Service
Founded April 1980
Call letters meaning Maryland
Delaware
Television
Former affiliations NBC,
The WB (cable-only, 2000-September 2006)
Transmitter Power 2190 kW/304 m (analog)
250 kW/292 m (digital)
Website wmdt.com

WMDT, channel 47, is a television station affiliated with ABC, that serves the Delmarva Peninsula, and is based in Salisbury, Maryland. The station, which is known on-air as "WMDT 47", is also broadcasted over the air in Dover, Delaware by a low power translator: WEVD-LP channel 27. WMDT operates a local cable-only station "WBD", known on-air as "Delmarva's CW 3". The station, which is affiliated with The CW via The CW Plus, can also be seen on WMDT's DT2 digital subchannel. Nickname: The Crossroads of Delmarva Location in Maryland Coordinates: County Wicomico County Founded 1732 Incorporated 1854 Mayor Barrie Parsons Tilghman Area    - City 29. ... 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. ... 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History

WMDT's old logo.
WMDT's old logo.

WMDT initiated broadcast operations in the Salisbury market in April 1980, as a primary ABC affiliate, with a secondary affiliation for NBC programming. The station was the brainchild of the late Jean Paul Audet, a television pioneer who spent some of his early years in markets in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Charleston, South Carolina. In its early years of operation, the new station won AP and UPI awards for its then innovative ENG efforts. The station from its inception was committed to using electronic news gathering rather than 16-mm film, which was still in use on the Eastern Shore in 1980. In more recent years, it has exclusively carried ABC network programming, as well as a mix of syndicated programs and local news and information. Image File history File links Wmdt_tv. ... Image File history File links Wmdt_tv. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ...


In July 2003, WMDT-TV's tower experienced a fire after a severe storm, causing extensive damage to its transmitter. The UHF channel 47 signal was unavailable for many weeks, though its cable channel, digital signal, and WB station were unaffected. The station's tower is the second tallest structure in the state of Maryland. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The WB Television Network is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... The height of structures in the United States has historically been poorly documented. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33...


In October of 2003, Senior Anchor Kelley Rouse and Chief Photographer Freddie Mithell went to Iraq with the Dover Airforce Base to bring back airmen. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2004, WMDT won the top award for small market stations for "Service to Children", from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Education Foundation. The station also has a "Teachers Who Make A Difference" program and a "Summer Reading Challenge" among other community-service activities. shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is a US trade association that advocates on behalf of over 8,300 radio and television stations and networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and various judicial bodies. ...


Programming rights

WMDT has twice filed a petition seeking a waiver of the FCC's network nonduplication and syndicated program exclusivity rules. The petition involved the carriage of two stations: WMAR [1] (filed in 1999) and WTTG [2] (filed in 2000). The petitions were filed by Comcast, a cable provider in the area which WMDT is located on within a 35 mile radius of the station. Both stations carried programming that WMDT held exclusive programming rights for, either by syndication or by network distribution, within its market catchment area. In both cases, the FCC ruled in favor of WMDT, in that the stations in question failed to meet the criteria set by the FCC for "distant stations" with "significant" level of over-the-air viewership. The effect of the ruling is that when either station broadcasts programming which WMDT also has exclusive rights to, specifically in the communities of Salisbury, Delmar, Fuitland, Hebron and unincorporated areas of Wicomico County, Maryland, and unincorporated areas of Sussex County, Delaware, that the cable provider would have to blackout those channels while the programs are being shown. [3] The FCCs official seal. ... WMAR-TV (ABC 2) is the ABC television affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... WTTG, FOX5 DC is an owned and operated TV station of the Fox Broadcasting Company. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Delmar is a town located in Wicomico County, Maryland. ... Fruitland is a city located in Wicomico County, Maryland. ... Hebron is a town located in Wicomico County, Maryland. ... Wicomico County is located in the southeastern part of the state of Maryland. ... Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


"WBD"

In 2000, WMDT launched a cable-only WB affiliate "WBD", known on-air as Delmarva's WB 3, which was available on both Comcast and Mediacom cable systems on channel 3. The station was part of The WB 100+, though frequent cross-promotions for WMDT's ABC channel were used, primarily for its evening news programs. There was no website for WBD. 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The WB Television Network is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Mediacom is a cable television provider in the United States. ... Logo for KCWL-TV (formerly KOWH) in Lincoln, Nebraska. ...


In February of 2006, The WB and UPN networks announced that they would merge in September of 2006 to form The CW. UPN was offered in the Delmarva television market on cable and WBOC's DT2 digital subchannel. The WBOC digital subchannel ended up becoming the area's FOX affiliate. It was then announced on March 28, 2006, that WBD would be an affiliate of The CW, via The CW Plus, and WMDT would create a digital subchannel for WBD to be broadcasted over-the-air in addition to being on cable. The CW began airing on September 18, 2006. At that time, the station became known as Delmarva's CW 3. It remains to be seen if the fictional WBD call letters will change with the network switch. With CW affiliation, there is now a website for the station. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... WBOC-TV, channel 16, is a CBS affiliate based in Salisbury, Maryland. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... March 28 is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Crimson White, known colloquially as The CW, is the student-run newspaper of the University of Alabama. ... The WB 100+ Station Group is a group of non-broadcast local cable television outlets for The WB Television Network, for markets below the top 100 television media markets in the United States. ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ...


Programming and personalities

WMDT carries the full line-up of ABC network programs, and a number of popular syndicated programs including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Judge Judy, and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. For many years, WMDT was the only station in the market that broadcasted Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune before moving to WBOC's DT2 UPN subchannel. WMDT started its WMDT News at Noon newscast on September 4, 2006. The Ellen DeGeneres Show, often shortened to Ellen, is a syndicated television talk show hosted by actress/comedienne Ellen DeGeneres and distributed by Warner Brothers Television. ... For the person, see Judith Sheindlin. ... Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? is a television game show which offers very large cash prizes for correctly answering successive multiple-choice questions of increasing difficulty. ... Jeopardy! is a popular international television quiz game show, originally devised by Merv Griffin, who also created Wheel of Fortune. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... WBOC-TV, channel 16, is a CBS affiliate based in Salisbury, Maryland. ... September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ...


Many well-known television personalities have worked at WMDT early on in their careers. Among these are Bonnie Bernstein of ESPN, Mike Seidel of The Weather Channel, Mike Tobin, and Gregg Jarrett of the FOX News Channel. Bonnie Bernstein (born August 16, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American television sports reporter and anchor. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... The Weather Channel (TWC) is a cable and satellite television network that broadcasts weather and weather-related news 24 hours a day. ... Fox News Channels slogan is We Report, You Decide The Fox News Channel is a U.S. cable and satellite news channel. ...


Newscasts

The station's radar is called "Sky Trak Doppler". When WBD became a CW affiliate on September 18, 2006, the station began to simulcast the Noon newscast. Also, a new daily 10 PM WMDT newscast began to air on WBD.


News team

  • Kenny Beck - weekday Noon and 6 PM anchor
  • Stacy Sakai - weekday 6 and 11 PM anchor
  • Danya Bacchus - weekend anchor
  • Justin Drabick - Chief Meteorologist seen weeknights
  • Kira Kanitra - weekend meteorologist, weekday news reporter
  • Michael Rodgers - Morning and noon meteorologist
  • Rob Inderrieden - reporter seen Tuesday to Saturday at 11 PM, host of "Good Things Delmarva"
  • Keira Benson - reporter
  • Katherine Amenta - Morning Anchor and reporter

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