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WPMY-TV
Image:Wpmy.jpg
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Branding My TV Pittsburgh
Slogan My Network!
Channels 22 (UHF) analog,
42 (UHF) digital
Affiliations My Network TV
The Tube (on digital)
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group
Founded September 26, 1978
Call letters meaning W Pittsburgh MY Network TV
Former callsigns WPTT-TV (1978-1998)
WCWB-TV (1998-2006)
Former affiliations Independent (1978-1995)
UPN (1995-1998)
The WB (1998-2006)
Also served as secondaries for CBS, ABC and NBC in the 1970s and 1980s
Website http://mypittsburghtv.com/

WPMY-TV is an affiliate of My Network TV in the Pittsburgh market. My TV Pittsburgh, as it is known on air, broadcasts on analog 22 and digital 42. The station is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, who also owns WPGH. Its transmitter is located in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. It has affiliated with My Network TV since September 2006. WPMY also features The Tube music video channel on its digital signal. Image File history File links Wpmy. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... A brand is a collection of images and ideas representing an economic producer; more specifically, it refers to the concrete symbols such as a name, logo, slogan, and design scheme. ... Look up Slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 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The WB Television Network is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... CBS (an abbreviation for Columbia Broadcasting System, its former legal name) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... It has been suggested that NBC, NBC Radio City Studios, NBC Studios be merged into this article or section. ... This page as shown in the AOL 9. ... My Network TV (sometimes written MyNetworkTV, and unofficially abbreviated MNT or MNTV) is an upcoming television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation, which is scheduled to launch on September 5, 2006. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... The Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBG) NASDAQ: SBGI is the operator of the largest number of local television stations in the United States with a total of 59 stations across the country in 38 (mostly) small and medium markets. ... WPGH-TV is an television station bordcasting in the Pittsburgh area. ... Monroeville is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... My Network TV (sometimes written MyNetworkTV, and unofficially abbreviated MNT or MNTV) is an upcoming television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation, which is scheduled to launch on September 5, 2006. ... The Tube Music Network is a music video network carried on select digital television subchannels and digital cable systems. ...


History

Rising out of the ashes of the former WENS-TV, this station signed on the air on September 26, 1978 as WPTT, (which stood for Pittsburgh Twenty Two, the UHF channel on which it broadcasts) the market's second commercial independent station and its fourth UHF station (after WPGH-TV). It was owned by the Commercial Radio Institute (which later became known as Sinclair). It started out running a number of popular off-network sitcoms from the 1950s and 60s, off-network dramas and westerns, very old movies and network programming pre-empted by WTAE-TV, KDKA-TV and WIIC (now WPXI-TV). For a time the station WPTT aired the children's television program Captain Pitt. September 26 is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... An independent station is a television station that is not affiliated with any network. ... Ultra high frequency (UHF) designates a range (band) of electromagnetic waves whose frequency is between 300 MHz and 3. ... WPGH-TV Fox53 is the FOX television affiliate broadcasting in Pittsburgh. ... The Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBG) NASDAQ: SBGI is the operator of the largest number of local television stations in the United States with a total of 59 stations across the country in 38 (mostly) small and medium markets. ... The 1950s was the decade spanning from the 1st of January, 1950 to the 31st December, 1959. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... WTAE-TV, Channel 4 is the ABC affiliate serving the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Wheeling/Steubenville and Clarksburg/Weston market areas. ... KDKA-TV is the CBS owned and operated (O&O) television station in Pittsburgh. ... WPXI-TV is the NBC television affiliate based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Captain Chesapeake was a morning and afternoon childrens show on WBFF (channel 45) in Baltimore, Maryland hosted by George Lewis (1926 - December 18, 2000) who portrayed Captain Chesapeake. The show aired from 1971 - 1990. ...


The station also aired a newscast in the early 1980s, a rarity at this time for stations not affiliated with the then-major networks (ABC, CBS and NBC). This newscast was known simply as "WPTT news", and in the opening segment, the letters "news" were formed from a compass indicating the four cardinal directions. This opening segment, featuring then-anchorman Kevin Evans, appeared briefly (and was audible) on the movie Flashdance in a scene where Jennifer Beals' character returns home and turns on the television. The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... CBS (an abbreviation for Columbia Broadcasting System, its former legal name) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... It has been suggested that NBC, NBC Radio City Studios, NBC Studios be merged into this article or section. ... Compass in a wooden box A compass (or mariners compass) is a navigational instrument for finding directions on the earth. ... A compass rose showing the cardinal directions Cardinal directions or cardinal points are the four principal directions or points of the compass in plane. ... Flashdance is a 1983 musical/romance film co-written by Tom Hedley (story/screenplay) and Joe Eszterhas, directed by Adrian Lyne, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson. ... Jennifer Beals (born December 19, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former teen model and American film actress who is best known for her role as Alexandra Alex Owens in the 1983 movie Flashdance and as Bette on the lesbian themed drama series The L Word Beals was born to...


However, WPGH, which had hitherto been a rather low-budget operation, was purchased by Meredith Corporation in 1978, and became more aggressive with its programming strategy. As such, WPTT became unable to acquire newer shows, and ended up with programming that no other stations wanted. The station's ratings were very low, and it was considered as an "also-ran". For many years, WPTT languished as just another local independent channel, airing reruns of TV shows that were past their prime. Meredith Corporation NYSE: MDP is based in Des Moines, Iowa. ...


In 1990, after going through 3 owners, WPGH was put up for sale again. Sinclair put in a bid for the station in 1991 and won. However, the group struggled to obtain financing. As part of a deal, the group sold WPTT to its general manager Eddie Edwards (who had been with WPTT since its launch in 1978, and had become best-known as host of the station's locally-produced public affairs program "Eddie's Digest", targeted towards local African-Americans). This article is about the year. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The sales closed on August 29, 1991 with Sinclair acquiring WPGH from Renaissance Broadcasting in the fall of that year. The best programming from WPTT's schedule was moved to WPGH. Eddie Edwards acquired WPTT without programming and began to run Home Shopping Network programming 24/7 on WPTT in September, which led to the station being dropped from the area's cable systems. Edwards then made a deal with Sinclair to buy time on his station from 3pm to midnight, and get the cable systems to reinstate WPTT on their lineups. August 29 is the 241st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (242nd in leap years), with 124 days remaining. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Home Shopping Network (HSN) is a mostly 24-hour shopping network that is seen on cable, satellite, and some terrestrial channels in the United States. ...


The deal took effect in January 1992 with WPTT airing cartoons, sitcoms, movies and dramas from Sinclair which had no room to air on WPGH. Sinclair's air time on the station expanded in 1993 to begin at noon. WPTT began to run older syndicated cartoons, as well as Disney cartoons which it picked up from KDKA. 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


WPTT affiliated with UPN in early 1995, becoming UPN 22. Sinclair's air time on the station increased later that year to begin at 6am as well and by 1997, WPTT and WPGH moved together into one building. UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


WPTT dropped the UPN affiliation in 1998 (which moved to WNPA-TV) and affiliated with the The WB instead. The station also changed its call sign to WCWB to reflect its new affiliation. (The WCWB calls had previously been on the NBC affiliate in Macon, Georgia, currently WMGT-TV; the WPTT calls currently reside on 1360 AM.) 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 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... The WB Television Network, casually referred to as The WB, the acronym for Warner Brothers, or sometimes as The Frog (referring to the networks former mascot, the animated character Michigan J. Frog), was a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... It has been suggested that NBC, NBC Radio City Studios, NBC Studios be merged into this article or section. ... Macon is a city located in central Georgia. ... WMGT-TV is Macon, Georgias NBC affiliate. ... WPTT (1360) is a talk radio station that serves the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania market. ...

WPMY's previous "WB 22" logo.
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WPMY's previous "WB 22" logo.

Sinclair finally bought back WCWB from Eddie Edwards in 2000 after the FCC relaxed its rule, allowing one company to own two television stations in the same market. WPGH is the senior partner in the duopoly because of its Fox affiliation and because it was established earlier. Image File history File links WCWB logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links WCWB logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 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...


On January 24, 2006, it was announced that The WB and UPN would merge into a new network, The CW. As a result of this merger, WPCW (the former WNPA, and a former UPN O&O) became the CW affiliate, and on September 5, Channel 22 began carrying the Monday-through-Saturday MyNetworkTV block from Fox. On April 17th, WCWB changed its call letters to WPMY to reflect this (plugs for MyNetworkTV and The Tube now use the WPMY calls). On August 14, 2006, WPMY rebranded itself as My TV Pittsburgh to promote My Network TV. Unlike many other former WB affiliates switching to MyNetworkTV, WPMY continued to carry The WB's primetime schedule in the late night hours until September 18, when The CW launched. 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. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... The CW Television Network, known simply as The CW, is a new network set to launch for the 2006-07 television season. ... 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... 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, which launched on September 4, 2006 with preview specials; its two initial series began in earnest on September 5. ... The Tube Music Network is a music video network carried on select digital television subchannels and digital cable systems. ...


As a WB affiliate, WCWB aired cartoons from Kids WB, off-network sitcoms, reality shows, court shows, talk shows and movies, as well as WB prime time programming. After the CW launched, WPMY kept the syndicated programs along with MyNetworkTV's two prime time programs, but Kids WB moved to WPCW. WPMY now airs infomercials and syndicated children's programming where Kids WB had previously aired.


External links

  • WPMY 22 Homepage
  • Query the FCC's TV station database for WPMY
  • PPG Article Annoucing Call Letter Change

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