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WPCW
Image:Upn pittsburgh.jpg
Jeannette-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Branding UPN Pittsburgh
Slogan TV U LOVE
Channels 19 (UHF) analog,
49 (UHF) digital
Affiliations UPN(Since 1998 to be part of The CW Fall 2006)
Owner CBS Corporation
Founded 1952 (on channel 56, moved to channel 19 in 1953)
Call letters meaning We're Pittsburgh's CW (CBS/Warner Bros.)
Former callsigns WARD-TV (1952-53), WJNL (1953), WFAT-TV (1953-88), WPTJ (1988-91), WTWB (1997-98), WNPA (1998-2006)
Former affiliations CBS (1952-82), Independent (1982-1991), The WB (1997-1998)
Website www.upnpittsburgh.com

WPCW is a UPN owned and operated station that serves the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania DMA. Now known only as UPN Pittsburgh, the station is owned by the CBS Corporation and is a sister station of KDKA-TV. WPCW offers off-network sitcoms, first-run talk shows, reality shows, court shows, UPN programming, and news. WPCW's transmitter is located in Jennerstown, Pennsylvania. Image File history File links WNPA-TV logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Jeannette is a city located in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Steel City Location Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Pennsylvania Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Bob OConnor (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 151. ... In marketing, a brand is a collection of feelings toward an economic producer. ... 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. ... This article is about the radio frequency. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the signal. ... This article is about the radio frequency. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Digital television. ... An affiliate is a commercial entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) is a television network in the United States, owned by CBS Corporation, which also owns the more widespread CBS network. ... The CW Television Network, known simply as The CW, is a new network set to launch for the 2006-07 television season. ... =TV networks website CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) is a media conglomerate focused largely on the United States market, specifically broadcasting, publishing, billboards, and television production. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to 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 aid... 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 aid... An affiliate is a commercial entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity. ... CBS (formerly an acronym for Columbia Broadcasting System, the former legal name of the network) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, 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. ... This page as shown in the aol 9. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) is a television network in the United States, owned by CBS Corporation, which also owns the more widespread CBS network. ... 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. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Steel City Location Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Pennsylvania Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Bob OConnor (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 151. ... A designated market area is a group of counties in the United States that are covered by a specific television station. ... =TV networks website CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) is a media conglomerate focused largely on the United States market, specifically broadcasting, publishing, billboards, and television production. ... KDKA-TV is the CBS owned and operated (O&O) television station in Pittsburgh. ... Jennerstown is a borough located in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. ...


History

WPCW has its origins in a station that signed on in 1952--soon after the FCC opened the UHF band--as WARD-TV, licensed to Johnstown on channel 56. In 1953, it moved to channel 19 and changed its calls to WJNL. Later that year, it became WFAT-TV.[1] The transmitter was located above downtown Johnstown and was later on moved to Laurel Mountain near US Route 30. It was CBS' Johnstown affiliate for many years. 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The abbreviation FCC can refer to: Face-centered cubic (usually fcc), a crystallographic structure Federal Communications Commission, a US government organization Farm Credit Corporation/Farm Credit Canada, a Canadian government organization Families with Children from China, an adoption support organization Florida Christian College, a college in central Florida Fresno City... Nickname: Flood City Location Location of Johnstown within Pennsylvania. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... CBS (formerly an acronym for Columbia Broadcasting System, the former legal name of the network) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ...


However, in 1982, the Johnstown and Altoona-State College markets were collapsed into a single market. CBS gave its affiliation in the newly enlarged market to Altoona's WTAJ-TV. As a result, WFAT became an independent station. After many years with CBS, it was unable to afford programming for an additional 15 hours a day and failed to grow in the ratings. It was also losing money, largely because its signal was marginal at best in Altoona and State College. Also, the major Pittsburgh independents were available on cable. It changed its calls to WPTJ in 1988, but saw no change in its fortunes. The station finally went off the air in 1991. 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map Political Statistics Founded 1849 Incorporated Borough:February 6, 1854 City: April 3, 1867 County Blair County Mayor Wayne Hippo Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 25. ... Downtown State College, during 2005 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts State College, Pennsylvania, is a borough -- and more generally used, the borough and surrounding townships -- in Centre County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... WTAJ-TV is the CBS affiliate in Altoona, Pennsylvania. ... An independent station is a television station that is not affiliated with any network. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Over in Pittsburgh, WBPA-LP channel 29 signed on in 1994 as a low power TV station owned by Venture Technologies. It ran some ABC and NBC shows that WTAE-TV and WPXI pre-empted, along with infomercials, religious and shop-at-home programming. It added WB programming in 1995 and a few syndicated shows in the fall of that year. 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ... NBC, (Formerly an acronym for the National Broadcasting Company until 2004), is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... WTAE-TV, Channel 4 is the ABC affiliate serving the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania market. ... WPXI Channel 11 is the NBC television affiliate based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Also in 1995, Venture Technologies bought the channel 19 license in Johnstown. The station returned to the air in early 1997 as WTWB, a full-powered satellite of WBPA-LP. However, cable systems in Johnstown wouldn't carry it. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


VHF channel 8 was dropped in by the FCC as a Pittsburgh license, but the operators of the new license made a case that the channel 8 allocation was needed in Johnstown more than it was in Pittsburgh (although another reason could have been to avoid interfence with WJW in Cleveland). The FCC approved channel 8's move to Johnstown, and in turn allowed WTWB to move its license to Jeannette (about 30 miles southeast of Pittsburgh) in 1997. This qualified it for "must-carry" status on Pittsburgh cable systems. In the wake of the move, WTWB began to acquire more off-network sitcoms and first-run syndicated shows, alongside cartoons from Kids WB and prime time programming from the WB. The abbreviation FCC can refer to: Face-centered cubic (usually fcc), a crystallographic structure Federal Communications Commission, a US government organization Farm Credit Corporation/Farm Credit Canada, a Canadian government organization Families with Children from China, an adoption support organization Florida Christian College, a college in central Florida Fresno City... WJW, also known on-air as FOX8, is a television station in Cleveland, Ohio, broadcasting on VHF channel 8. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Jeannette is a city located in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the United States, must-carry is a regulation by the FCC requiring that cable TV systems must carry all locally-licensed television stations. ...


When WPTT acquired the WB affiliation and changed its call letters to WCWB in 1998, the UPN affiliation in the market became available. As such, channel 19 took the affiliation and changed call letters to WNPA. WPMY is an affiliate of The WB in the Pittsburgh market. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) is a television network in the United States, owned by CBS Corporation, which also owns the more widespread CBS network. ...


Viacom bought the station in 1998. It became a sister station to KDKA after Viacom merged with CBS in 2000. The station is still licensed to Jeannette, but the studios were consolidated into KDKA's studio's in Gateway Center by 2001. In August 2001, the station began to carry a 10pm newscast produced by KDKA and anchored by Ken Rice. After seriously lagging WPGH and rumors of it being cut, the newscast is finally catching up to WPGH's 10pm news, actually winning the July 2005 sweeps period. Viacom began life as CBS Films, the television syndication division of CBS. In 1971, the division was renamed VIACOM (Video & Audio Communications), and in 1973 it was spun off, amid new FCC rules forbidding television networks from owning syndication companies (the rules were later repealed). ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... WPGH-TV is an television station bordcasting in the Pittsburgh area. ... In the United States the sweeps period determines local advertising rates. ...


The station began to identify on air as "UPN Pittsburgh" in late 2003 as different cable systems carry it on different channels. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2005, the station launched a new morning newscast from 7-9am. Just like its 10pm newscast, it is produced by KDKA. Sonni Abatta and John Cater are the anchors, Rebecca Hower is the meteorologist and Jim Lokay is the traffic and transportation reporter. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In early 2006, channel 19 became part of the CBS Corporation after the split of Viacom into 2 compaines, the other retaining the Viacom name. =TV networks website CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) is a media conglomerate focused largely on the United States market, specifically broadcasting, publishing, billboards, and television production. ... Viacom is a high-growth media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), video gaming (part of Sega of America), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures movie studio and DreamWorks). ...


On January 24, 2006 it was announced that channel 19 would become an affiliate of the CW Network, which is a merger of both UPN and The WB. The changeover would start in the Fall of 2006. To go with this change the station changed its call sign to WPCW on April 3, 2006 [2] According to an ad on the website, the station will adopt the on-air name Pittsburgh CW when the CW launches. January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The CW Television Network, known simply as The CW, is a new network set to launch for the 2006-07 television season. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) is a television network in the United States, owned by CBS Corporation, which also owns the more widespread CBS network. ... The WB Television Network, casually referred to as The WB, or sometimes as The Frog (referring to the networks former mascot, the animated character Michigan J. Frog), is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... April 3 is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 272 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


To this day, its transmitter is still located on Laurel Mountain, which is 35 miles southeast of Jeannette. This violates FCC regulations requiring that a station's transmitter cannot be located more than 15 miles from its city of license. As a result, it only provides a grade B ("rimshot") signal to Pittsburgh while still providing city-grade coverage to Johnstown. However, according to an application for its digital signal, WPCW plans to move its transmitter to the east side of Pittsburgh, with grade B coverage to Johnstown. It is not known as of yet whether WNPA will build a translator in Johnstown to make up for the loss in coverage.


WPCW one of three former CBS affiliates that have since became UPN stations owned by CBS, along with WTVX in West Palm Beach, Florida and KSTW in Seattle/Tacoma, Washington, incidentally, both of the latter stations will also become CW stations. WTVX is the UPN affiliate for West Palm Beach, Florida. ... Location of West Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... KSTW is the UPN station for Seattle, Washington, broadcasting on VHF channel 11. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Emerald City Location Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Washington King County Incorporated December 2, 1869 Mayor Greg Nickels Geographical characteristics Area     City 369. ... Old Town neighborhood in Tacoma, with Mount Rainier in background Nickname The City of Destiny Location Location of Tacoma in Pierce County and Washington State Government County Pierce Mayor Bill Baarsma (NP) Geographical characteristics Area  - City    - Land    - Water 162. ...


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Broadcast television in the Pittsburgh market  (Nielsen DMA #22)

KDKA 2 (CBS) - WTAE 4 (ABC) - WPXI 11 (NBC) - WQED 13 (PBS) - WQEX 16 (AS) - WPCW 19 (UPN/The CW) - WPMY 22 (The WB/My Network TV) - WIIC 29 (Ind) - WBYD 35 (S@H) - WGPT 36 (PBS/MPT) - WPCB 40 (CSTV) - WPGH 53 (Fox) - WBGN 59 (Ind) - W63AU 63 (Ind) - WPTG 69 (Ind) Terrestrial television (also known as over-the-air, OTA, or broadcast television) is the traditional method of television broadcast signal delivery, by radio waves transmitted through open space, usually carrying unencrypted signals. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... KDKA-TV is the CBS owned and operated (O&O) television station in Pittsburgh. ... CBS (formerly an acronym for Columbia Broadcasting System, the former legal name of the network) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... WTAE-TV, Channel 4 is the ABC affiliate serving the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania market. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ... WPXI Channel 11 is the NBC television affiliate based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... NBC, (Formerly an acronym for the National Broadcasting Company until 2004), is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... WQED (channel 13, digital channel 38) is a PBS television station based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... PBS re-directs here; for alternate uses see PBS (disambiguation) PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... WQEX is a television station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Americas Store is a US shopping television network. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) is a television network in the United States, owned by CBS Corporation, which also owns the more widespread CBS network. ... 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. ... WPMY is an affiliate of The WB in the Pittsburgh market. ... The WB Television Network is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... My Network TV is an upcoming television network in the United States, owned by Rupert Murdochs News Corporation, which is scheduled to launch on Tuesday, September 5, 2006. ... An independent station is a television station that is not affiliated with any network. ... WBYD is a Class A LPTV station based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Shop at Home Network, more commonly known as just Shop at Home, is a television network in the United States that has been owned by The E.W. Scripps Company since 2002. ... Maryland Public Television or MPT is a state-wide network of PBS member stations serving Maryland, with studios located in Owings Mills and six high-power UHF transmitters across the state. ... PBS re-directs here; for alternate uses see PBS (disambiguation) PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... Maryland Public Television or MPT is a state-wide network of PBS member stations serving Maryland, with studios located in Owings Mills and six high-power UHF transmitters across the state. ... WPCB-TV is an independent Christian UHF station in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania DMA. It broadcasts its analog signal on UHF channel 40, and its digital signal on UHF channel 50. ... The Cornerstone Television Network is a minor over-the-air television broadcast network in the United States. ... WPGH-TV FOX53 is the FOX television affiliate broadcasting in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania DMA. It broadcasts on analog channel 53 and digital channel 43. ... 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. ... WBGN-LP is an low-powered independent station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and owns satellite low-powered stations in surrounding areas. ... An independent station is a television station that is not affiliated with any network. ... An independent station is a television station that is not affiliated with any network. ... An independent station is a television station that is not affiliated with any network. ...

Local cable television channels
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Broadcast television in the Johnstown / Altoona market  (Nielsen DMA #98)

WPSU 3 (PBS) - WJAC 6 (NBC) - WWCP 8 (FOX/UPN) - WTAJ 10 (CBS) - WPCW 19 (UPN/The CW)1 - WATM 23 (ABC) - W36BE / W39BE (ABC) - WKBS 47 (CSTV
1 Technically a Pittsburgh market station. See article. Terrestrial television (also known as over-the-air, OTA, or broadcast television) is the traditional method of television broadcast signal delivery, by radio waves transmitted through open space, usually carrying unencrypted signals. ... Nickname: Flood City Location Location of Johnstown within Pennsylvania. ... Map Political Statistics Founded 1849 Incorporated Borough:February 6, 1854 City: April 3, 1867 County Blair County Mayor Wayne Hippo Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 25. ... WPSU-TV is owned by Pennsylvania State University as a part of the Penn State Public Broadcasting, which has been operated since 1964. ... The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... WJAC-TV Channel 6 News is the NBC network affiliated television station serving the entire Johnstown-Altoona-State College, Pennsylvania metropolitan area and is owned and operated by Cox Enterprises. ... NBC, (Formerly an acronym for the National Broadcasting Company until 2004), is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... WWCP-TV (analong channel 8, digital channel ??) is the FOX station affiliate in Johnstown, Altoona and State College. ... 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. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) is a television network in the United States, owned by CBS Corporation, which also owns the more widespread CBS network. ... WTAJ-TV is the CBS affiliate in Altoona, Pennsylvania. ... CBS (formerly an acronym for Columbia Broadcasting System, the former legal name of the network) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) is a television network in the United States, owned by CBS Corporation, which also owns the more widespread CBS network. ... 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. ... WATM-TV is an ABC-affiliated television station on channel 23 in Altoona, Pennsylvania. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ... WNEP-TV, is an ABC affiliate station broadcasting on channel 16 to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania DMA. For many years, it has been the highest-rated station in northeastern and central Pennsylvania. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ... WKBS-TV Channel 47 is a station in Altoona, Pennsylvania, affiliated with the Cornerstone Network, a not for profit religious network. ... The Cornerstone Television Network is a minor over-the-air television broadcast network in the United States. ...

Pittsburgh market stations available on cable Flag Seal Nickname: The Steel City Location Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Pennsylvania Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Bob OConnor (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 151. ...

KDKA 2 (CBS) - WTAE 4 (ABC) KDKA-TV is the CBS owned and operated (O&O) television station in Pittsburgh. ... CBS (formerly an acronym for Columbia Broadcasting System, the former legal name of the network) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... WTAE-TV, Channel 4 is the ABC affiliate serving the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania market. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ...


 
 

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