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WTTA
St. Petersburg / Tampa, Florida
Branding MyTV Tampa Bay
Channels 38 (UHF) analog,
57 (UHF) digital
Affiliations My Network TV
Owner Bay Television
(local marketing agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group)
Founded 1953 (WSUN-TV),
1991 (WTTA)
Former callsigns WSUN-TV (1953-1970)
(WTTA is on a new license, dating back to as late as 1990)
Former affiliations The WB (1998-2006), ABC / NBC / CBS / DuMont (1953-1955)
ABC (1955-1965)
Independent (1965-1970; 1991-1998)
Transmitter Power 1410kw
Website www.wtta38.com

WTTA is the My Network TV affiliate in Tampa, Florida. Licensed to St. Petersburg, it broadcasts on channel 38, and is shown on Bright House and Knology cable channel 6, on Comcast cable channel 11 in Sarasota County, and on Comcast cable channel 29 in Hardee County. The station mainly runs syndicated shows, along with My Network TV programming. WTTA is owned by Bay Television, but is managed by the Sinclair Broadcast Group through an outsourcing agreement. However, Bay Television is effectively a subsidiary of Sinclair (see below). Image File history File links MyTVtampabay. ... Nickname: Floridas Sunshine City Location of the city proper in the state of Florida Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Pinellas County Founded 1876 Incorporated February 29, 1892 Mayor Rick Baker Area    - City 344. ... Nickname: Cigar City, The Big Guava, T-Town, Jook City Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... 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WTTA's affiliation with the WB ended in September 2006, when Time Warner and CBS Corporation "merged" their respective WB and UPN networks into the CW Television Network; WTOG, which is owned by CBS, was confirmed as Tampa Bay's CW station. The future of WTTA in terms of programming was uncertain, until Fox announced the formation of My Network TV in February 2006. Several days later, Sinclair announced that WTTA along with 16 other Sinclair stations would affiliate with My Network TV. Its transmitter is located in Riverview, Florida. The station branded as "MyTV Tampa Bay" a week before the station began to air MNTV programming. Time Warner Inc. ... CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) is an American media conglomerate focused on broadcasting, publishing, billboards, and television production, with most of its operations in the United States. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... The CW redirects here. ... WTOG is the UPN affiliate for Tampa Bay, Florida. ... For the animal, see Fox. ... 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. ... Riverview is the name of three places in the State of Florida in the United States of America: Riverview, Duval County, Florida Riverview, Escambia County, Florida Riverview, Hillsborough County, Florida This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

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History

WSUN-TV channel 38, unrelated to the present-day WTTA, was Tampa Bay’s first television station, beginning to broadcast in 1953. During its first year the station was an independent station. Then in 1954, Peninsular Telephone (a forerunner of Verizon in Tampa Bay) established a microwave network, and made WSUN-TV the first station in the world to get its programming via microwave. The station originally got its programming from all four networks, but eventually affiliated with ABC after WFLA-TV and WTVT signed on in 1955, and after DuMont shut down. In September 1965, WSUN-TV became independent again, after a court battle which gave the ABC affiliation to WLCY-TV (now WTSP). WSUN struggled as an independent, with its broadcasting hours dwindling. It ended up competing again by 1969, after the deeper-pocketed WTOG signed on in December 1968. In February 1970 WSUN-TV signed off for good. WSUN's license eventually expired without renewal. An independent station is a television station that is not affiliated with any network. ... Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) a Dow 30 company, is an American and multinational broadband and telecommunications provider owned by Catherine Weaver and Thomas Manhattan. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... WFLA-TV is the NBC affiliate television station on the west coast of the U.S. state of Florida, serving the Tampa-St. ... WTVT is a television station in Tampa, Florida. ... WTSP, Tampa Bays 10 is a CBS-affiliate television station on the west coast of Florida (Tampa–St. ... WTOG is the UPN affiliate for Tampa Bay, Florida. ...


In 1986, a local group won a new channel 38 license. In 1991, WTTA began its regular broadcasting schedule, mainly of syndicated shows passed over by other stations, barter programming, uncleared network shows, and infomercials. Due to the station's low budget, weekend programming tended to consist entirely of infomercials. WTTA also presented a televised version of WRBQ's morning radio program, the "Q Morning Zoo", until that station changed to country music in the early 1990s. Infomercials are television commercials that run as long as a typical television program (roughly thirty minutes or an hour). ... WRBQ-FM is a commercial oldies music radio station in Tampa, Florida, broadcasting on 104. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ...


WTTA was originally scheduled to sign on in the fall of 1990, with programming from the "Star Television Network" (which offered a mix of old programming and infomercials under the TV Heaven name). In September 1990, there was also an ad for "TV Heaven 38" in the Tampa-Sarasota edition of TV Guide magazine, but not only was the station not ready yet, but Star was in financial trouble (it went dark January 16, 1991). TV Guide is the name of two North American weekly magazines about television programming, one in the United States and one in Canada. ... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In December 1994, Fox programming moved from WFTS-TV to WTVT, as part of a group deal with WTVT's then-owners, New World Communications, however it did not pick up Fox Kids. (Independent station WMOR-TV now airs the current 4Kids TV block on Sunday mornings.) At the same time, the E.W. Scripps Company, owners of WFTS-TV, cut an affiliation deal with ABC, which resulted in WFTS selling most of its syndicated shows to WTTA. Meanwhile, CBS would move from WTVT to WTSP (the previous ABC affiliate). For the animal, see Fox. ... WFTS-TV (ABC Action News) is the ABC affiliate for the Tampa-St. ... New World Pictures logo from the late 1980s; New Worlds other divisions used similar logos New World Communications was a major television production company and television station owner in the United States from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s. ... This article treats about Fox Kids in United States. ... WMOR-TV is an independent television station in the Tampa / St. ... 4Kids TV (formerly FoxBox) is a Saturday morning television programming block on the Fox network. ... The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) is a media conglomerate founded by Edward W. Scripps on November 2, 1878, originally known as the Cleveland Penny Press. ... CBS is derived from an abbreviation of Columbia Broadcasting System, the former legal name of a company Westinghouse Electric Corporation acquired in 1995. ...


In 1998, WTTA’s owner, Bay Television, entered into a management agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group, which in years to come would become one of the nation's largest broadcast companies. Bay Television is owned by David Smith, J. Duncan Smith, Frederick Smith, Robert Smith, and Robert Simmons. The Smith brothers also control Sinclair, making Bay Television a de facto subsidiary of Sinclair. [1]) Also in 1998, WTTA became the Tampa Bay affiliate for The WB Television Network in a group deal with Sinclair stations. WTTA runs syndicated sitcoms and first run talk/court/reality shows, cartoons on weekends, along with sports programming and infomercials. It ran cartoons from WB during the week until January 2006 when WB discontinued the weekday kids block. In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ...


There were rumors that Fox would buy WTTA and create a duopoly with WTVT (as well as make WTTA a My Network TV O&O), as of 2007, this has not occurred. WTVT is a television station in Tampa, Florida. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Newscast history

WB38 News at Ten (August 2003-March 2006)

WB38 News at Ten ident used from 2003-2006.
WB38 News at Ten ident used from 2003-2006.

In August 2003 WTTA launched its news program: WB38 News at 10pm. Local news originates from WTTA's Tampa studios, with national news, sports and weather originating from Sinclair's headquarters in Baltimore. This had made WTTA one of a few WB stations to offer news. The newscast was shut down on March 31, 2006 due to poor ratings. It was replaced with syndicated programming. However, if sister stations are any indication, a newscast produced by another station could appear on WTTA in the future. Image File history File links WTTAnews. ... Image File history File links WTTAnews. ... 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. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Former news personalities (WB38 News at Ten)

The following personalities appeared in 2003-2006 on WB38 News at Ten.

  • Susan Casper, anchor (now at WFTS in Tampa as a freelance reporter)
  • David Klugh, anchor
  • Summer Smith, anchor (now at Bay News 9 in Tampa as a reporter)
  • Mike Nabors, sportscaster
  • Chris Garrido, sportscaster
  • Megan Glaros, meteorologist (now at WPLG in Miami as a meteorologist)
  • Wendy Brockman, anchor
  • Dawn Pellas, reporter (now at WFTS in Tampa as a freelance reporter)
  • Jason Goodwin, reporter
  • Diolinda Vaz, reporter

WFTS (ABC Action News) has been the ABC affiliate for Tampa, Florida since May 22, 1994. ... Bay News 9 is a cable-based news station located in St Petersburg, Florida. ... WPLG is an ABC network affiliate serving the entire Miami-Fort Lauderdale area. ...

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