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WSMH
image:wsmh.jpg
Flint / Saginaw / Bay City, Michigan
Branding Fox 66
Channels 66 (UHF) analog,
16 (UHF) digital
Affiliations Fox DT2 The Tube
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group
Founded March 1985
Call letters meaning We Show More Hits
Former affiliations Independent
Transmitter Power 1170kw
Website www.wsmh66.com

WSMH (Channel 66/Digital channel 16), known on-air as Fox 66, is the Fox television affiliate for the Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Michigan television market. It is owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group. Licensed to Flint, Michigan, its office and studio are located in Mount Morris Township, Michigan. Its transmitter facilities are located near Chesaning, Michigan. Image File history File links Wsmh. ... Flint, Michigan is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, located along the Flint River, 66 miles (106 km) northwest of Detroit. ... Saginaw redirects here. ... Bay City is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, located near the base of the Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 through 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. ... 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. ... The Tube Music Network is a music video network carried on select digital television subchannels and digital cable systems. ... 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. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the 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... An affiliate is a commercial entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity. ... In radio telecommunications, effective radiated power or ERP is determined by subtracting system losses from system gains. ... This page as shown in the AOL 9. ... 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. ... Flint, Michigan is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, located along the Flint River, 66 miles (106 km) northwest of Detroit. ... Saginaw redirects here. ... Bay City is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, located near the base of the Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... 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. ... Mount Morris Township is a township in Genesee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Chesaning is a village located in Saginaw County, Michigan. ...


On cable, WSMH can be seen on channel 8 on Comcast Flint and Charter Tri-Cities systems. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Charter Communications NASDAQ: CHTR is an American company providing cable television, HDTV, cable telephone, DVR, and broadband services over 6. ...

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History

WSMH went on the air in March 1985 as an independent television station, and two years later became a charter Fox affiliate. 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The station took its call letters from the fact that it aired syndicated reruns of more hit series than most stations that eventually joined WSMH's current network (the calls stood for the slogan "We Show More Hits", not for anyone in the Smith family whose Sinclair Broadcast Group bought the station in 1996), and to this day reruns of Fox affiliate favorites as well as those normally not shown on most Fox affiliates (including those aired on many UPN affiliates as well as Tribune Broadcasting's WB affiliates) are part of WSMH's schedule. In addition, WSMH also carries a few first-run syndicated programs seen on Fox affiliates as well as several first-run syndicated shows not carried by those same stations. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... Tribune Broadcasting is a group of radio and television stations located throughout the United States which are owned and operated by the Tribune Company, a media conglomerate 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. ...


In September 2006, shortly after WSMH's digital signal was activated, the station added The Tube music video channel to the line-up. The Tube Music Network is a music video network carried on select digital television subchannels and digital cable systems. ...


WSMH and WXMI in West Michigan are the longest serving Fox affiliates in Michigan, because WKBD in Detroit joined UPN. Oddly, WKBD was available in Mid-Michigan cablevisions while still a Fox affiliate, and would serve as the region's UPN affiliate for that network's existence. (WJBK is currently Fox's Detroit affiliate.) WXMI, FOX17 Channel 17 (Digital Channel 19) is the Western Michigan affiliate for the Fox television network. ... Western Michigan, also known as West Michigan, is a region of the U.S. State of Michigan. ... WKBD-TV, channel 50, is an owned-and-operated station of the CW television network, based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... WJBK (FOX2) is the Fox-owned and operated television station in Detroit, Michigan. ...


Sinclair and Fox cut a six-year affiliation contract extension for Sinclair's 19 Fox affiliates; thus, Fox will remain on WSMH at least through March 2012.


News Central and WSMH's News Department

WSMH also airs a 10pm newscast, which premiered in 2002. It was the first Sinclair-owned station to use the NewsCentral news service, and marked the first time the station had ventured into the news market. As the news program airs at an obscure time, ratings are hard to determine amongst competitors in the region. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


In January of 2006, WSMH owners Sinclair Broadcasting announced plans to end its "News Central" broadcast due to low ratings and expense, already SBG Stations in Buffalo, Las Vegas, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee and Tampa have already been notified of the decision and have had their newscasts either outsorced to other stations or dropped all together. News Central is an english newscast aired daily on Studio 23. ...


WSMH was no different -- on April 10, 2006, Sinclair announced that CBS affiliate WNEM-TV, owned by Meredith Corporation (which incidentally owns one of WSMH's former sisters, Kansas City's KSMO-TV), will be producing the 10PM newscast for Fox 66, to be titled, TV5 News at 10 on FOX66, beginning April 24, 2006. The newscast will feature only anchors and staff presently working for WNEM's news department -- After the final Fox 66 News at 10 broadcast on April 21, some WSMH news employees are expected to be laid off. It is expected that some former WNEM personalities on WSMH, notably Jim Kiertzener, will join the newscast in the future, according to a press release. [1]. Former WSMH reporter David Custer joined the WNEM news team on May 3, 2006. April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WNEM-TV is the CBS television affiliate for the Flint–Saginaw–Bay City–Midland, Michigan television market. ... Meredith Corporation NYSE: MDP is based in Des Moines, Iowa. ... Nickname: City of Fountains or Heart of America Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... KSMO-TV 62 is the WB affiliate for the Kansas City television market. ... April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (115th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ...


Mark Hyman's The Point editorials follow the end of the WNEM-produced newscast, while it was generally seen as part of the newscast when it was produced by WSMH. Mark Hyman Mark E. Hyman (born January 6, 1958) is the Vice President for Corporate Relations for Sinclair Broadcast Group, the largest chain of local television stations in the United States. ...


The final WSMH-produced newscast featured, in its final several minutes, clips from past newscast. At the end, the studio was darkened, and Kiertzener and his boss left for the last time. [2]


The time slot for the weekend newscasts before the first WNEM produced newscast was filled with infomercials. Infomercials are television commercials that run as long as a typical television program (roughly thirty minutes or an hour). ...


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Broadcast television in the Mid-Michigan (Flint / Saginaw / Bay City / Midland) market  (Nielsen DMA #66)

WNEM 5 (CBS/MNTV on DT2) - WJRT 12 (ABC) - WCMU 14 / WCML 6 (PBS) - WDCP 19 / WDCQ 35 (PBS) - WEYI 25 (NBC) - WFUM 28 (PBS) - WHNE-LP 32 (A1) - WBSF 46 (The CW) - W46CR 46 (3ABN) - WAQP 49 (TBN / TCT) - WXON 54 (Ind) - WSMH 66 (FOX) (The Tube on DT2) Braun HF 1, Germany, 1958 Television is a telecommunication system for broadcasting and receiving moving pictures and sound over a distance. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Flint, Michigan is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, located along the Flint River, 66 miles (106 km) northwest of Detroit. ... Saginaw redirects here. ... Bay City is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, located near the base of the Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron. ... Midland is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... WNEM-TV is the CBS television affiliate for the Flint–Saginaw–Bay City–Midland, Michigan television market. ... 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. ... MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, 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. ... WJRT-TV is the American Broadcasting Company-owned and operated television station (O&O) in the Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Michigan television market. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... WCMU-TV, channel 14, is a PBS television member for the Cadillac–Mount Pleasant–Big Rapids, Michigan television market. ... The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States, with some member stations available by cable in Canada. ... WDCP-TV (Channel 19) is a PBS affiliate for the Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Michigan television market. ... 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. ... WEYI-TV (Channel 25/Digital Channel 30) is the NBC affiliate for the Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Michigan television market. ... NBC (an abbreviation for National Broadcasting Company, its former corporate name) is an American television network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center and is shown on basic cable in Canada. ... WFUM, also known as Michigan Television, is a PBS affiliate owned and operated by the University of Michigan, whose studios are based at the U of Ms Flint Campus. ... 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. ... WHNE is a low power television station operating on channel 32. ... America One is a minor over-the-air television network in the United States. ... WBSF (Channel 46) is the WB affiliate for the Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Michigan television market. ... The Crimson White, known colloquially as The CW, is the student-run newspaper of the University of Alabama. ... W46CR (Channel 46) is the 3ABN affiliate for the Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Michigan television market. ... Three Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN) is a broadcast ministry related to the Seventh-day Adventist Church. ... WAQP is a television station in Saginaw, Michigan, which broadcasts the programming of the Tri-State Christian Television (TCT) religious network, in addition to many shows from TBN. WAQP broadcasts on channel 49 analog, channel 48 digital, from transmission facilities near Chesaning. ... The Trinity Broadcasting Network, or TBN, is the worlds largest Christian television network, Founded by Paul and Jan Crouch in 1973, the network now has a larger U.S. viewership than its three main competitor networks combined. ... Tri-State Christian Television (TCT) is a Christian television network and owner of television stations, primarily in the Midwest. ... WXON-LP is a low-power television station in Flint, Michigan. ... An independent station is a television station that is not affiliated with any network. ... 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. ... The Tube Music Network is a music video network carried on select digital television subchannels and digital cable systems. ...

Stations in adjoining markets that serve part of the Mid-Michigan market:

WWTV 9 (CBS, Cadillac) - WBKB 11 (CBS, Alpena) WWTV, channel 9, is the CBS affiliate serving the Traverse City-Cadillac market, the largest geographic television market east of the Mississippi River. ... 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. ... WBKB-TV Channel 11 in Alpena is the CBS affiliate for the northeastern portion of Michigans Lower Peninsula. ... 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. ...

Broadcast television available on cable only:

CBMT 6 (Montreal, CBC) - CBET 9 (Windsor, CBC) - WKBD 50 (Detroit, The CW ) 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. ... CBMT is the CBCs television station in Montreal, Quebec. ... This article needs cleanup. ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the country’s national public radio and television broadcaster. ... CBET is the television call sign for the CBCs television station in Windsor, Ontario. ... Nickname: The City of Roses Motto: Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario County Essex* Settled 1748 Incorporated 1854 Mayor Eddie Francis Governing body Windsor City Council MPs Joe Comartin (NDP) Brian Masse (NDP) MPPs Dwight Duncan (LIB) Sandra Pupatello (LIB) Area    - City 120. ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the country’s national public radio and television broadcaster. ... WKBD-TV (UPN Detroit) is the Detroit, Michigans UPN affiliate broadcasting on analog channel 50. ... Nickname: Motor City, Motown Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Area    - City 370. ... The CW Television Network is a television network in the United States launched during the 2006-07 television season. ...

Defunct Television Stations:

WTAC 16 (ABC / DuMont) WTAC-TV was a UHF TV station which was located in Flint, Michigan. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... DuMont Televisions Logo The DuMont Television Network was an American television network, beginning operation in 1946. ...


 
 

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