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WTTW
Chicago, Illinois
Branding WTTW11
Channels 11 (VHF) analog,
47 (UHF) digital
Affiliations PBS
Owner Window to the World Communications Inc.
Founded March 5, 1955
Call letters meaning Window
To
The
World
Former affiliations NET (1955-1970)
Transmitter Power 60.3 kW/497 m (analog)
300 kW/465 m (digital)
Website www.wttw.com

WTTW (Channel 11) is one of three PBS member stations serving the Chicago, Illinois market; the others are WYCC and WYIN. WTTW began broadcasting on March 5, 1955 and is owned and operated by Window to the World Communications Inc., a not-for-profit broadcasting entity. Programming on WTTW is funded in part by financial support of viewers and by other not-for-profit organizations such as the Corporation For Public Broadcasting. WTTW also owns and operates The Chicago Production Center, a video production and editing facility, and a classical music radio station WFMT located at 98.7 FM. Image File history File links WTTW06. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... A brand is a collection of feelings toward an economic producer; more specifically, it refers to the concrete symbols for the brand, such as a name 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. ... Very high frequency (VHF) is the radio frequency range from 30 MHz (wavelength 10 m) to 300 MHz (wavelength 1 m). ... 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. ... The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday 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 aid... An affiliate is a commercial entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity. ... The color NET logo was incorporated into a model building at the beginning and end of Mister Rogers Neighborhood from 1969 to 1970. ... In radio telecommunications, effective radiated power or ERP is determined by subtracting system losses from system gains. ... The kilowatt (symbol: kW) is a unit for measuring power, equal to one thousand watts. ... metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation) A metre or meter[1] (symbol: m) is a unit of length and the current base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). ... Website - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... WYCC-TV and WYCC-DT are the broadcast call letters of a Public Broadcasting System television station in Chicago, Illinois. ... WYIN PBS 56 is the affiliate of PBS-TV Network and serves Merrillville, Gary, IN & Chicago, Illinois. ... March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Corporation for Public Broadcasting logo, used from 1969 to 2002. ... Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... WFMT is an FM radio station in Chicago, Illinois. ...


WTTW was founded by a group of civic-minded Chicagoans, led by Inland Steel executive Edward R. Ryerson. The station came to life in the first year of the first term of Mayor Richard J. Daley; Daley, Ryerson and businessman Irving B. Harris were responsible for creating WTTW, which began its life as an exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The call letters came about because the founders wanted the station to be Chicago's Window To The World. Richard J. Daley was Chicagos longest-serving mayor and held office from 1955 to his death in 1976 Richard Joseph Daley (May 15, 1902 – December 20, 1976) was the longest-serving mayor of Chicago. ... Irving B. Harris (1910?-2004) was a businessman and philanthropist. ... Museum of Science and Industry can refer to: Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, United States Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa, FL, United States Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, England National Museum of Science and Industry, England This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid...


Mr. Ryerson recruited a young communications lawyer to join the station's Board, and Newton N. Minow would both chair the WTTW board and also serve President John F. Kennedy as FCC Commissioner. Irving B. Harris, Henry W. "Brick" Meers,John W. McCarter, Jr., Martin J. "Mike" Koldyke and Sandra P. Guthman are the other individuals who have served this public broadcasting giant as Chairman of the Board. Guthman, a member of the famous Polk Bros. family of Chicago, is the current Chairman of the Board. Newton Norman Minow (born January 17, 1926) is best known for his Vast Wasteland speech, given to the National Association of Broadcasters convention on May 9, 1961. ... John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917–November 22, 1963), often referred to as John F Kennedy, JFK, or Jack Kennedy, was the 35th President of the United States. ... Irving B. Harris (1910?-2004) was a businessman and philanthropist. ...


Newt Minow is fond of saying that the only really important decision that he made as Chair of WTTW was to recruit William J. McCarter, Jr. as President and CEO, a post he held for 27 years. Having run public station WETA in Washington, D.C. McCarter, a decorated Korean War hero, and a veteran television pioneer, cut his teeth first as the cameraman on American Bandstand and then as a part of the Army McCarthy hearings on the Hill. McCarter developed the concept of the political roundtable that is a staple of television formats today. In public television circles, McCarter is referred to as the "architect" of public television. (His friends know him as the man who kicked Bob Dylan out of his office - Dylan was there to tape a Soundstage and had found McCarter's office, which had a couch, and off he went to sleep. McCarter, returning from a meeting, found a sleeping bearded guy on his couch, woke him up, and ushered him out of his office). To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A sound stage is a hangar-like structure, building or room, that is soundproof for the production of theatrical motion pictures and television, usually inside a movie studio. ...


WTTW distributes The McLaughlin Group and Lamb Chop's Play-Along to public television stations independently of PBS. National productions for PBS include the music program Soundstage and CEO Exchange, a leadership program hosted by Jeff Greenfield. The McLaughlin Group is a long-running weekly public affairs television program in the United States, where a group of five commentators discuss current political issues. ... Lamb Chops Play-Along was a childrens television show that was shown on PBS in the United States from 1992 to 1997. ... Public broadcasting (also known as public service broadcasting or PSB) is the dominant form of broadcasting around the world, where radio, television, and potentially other electronic media outlets receive funding from the public. ... CEO Exchange is a television program featuring conversations between the host and two CEO guests, often from related industries. ... Jeff Greenfield (born June 10, 1943 in New York, NY) has been a senior analyst at CNN since 1998 and contributor to Judy Woodruffs Inside Politics. ...


WTTW produced The Frugal Gourmet with Jeff Smith in the 1980s. The station produced hundreds of significant arts programs, highlighting Chicago's treasured Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Ravinia Festival. Its Chicago Matters series is perhaps the preeminent local journalism collaboration in the country, involving television, radio and print, and dialogue at the highest levels of articulation. The series is underwritten by The Chicago Community Trust. The Frugal Gourmet was a cooking show that aired on PBS from 1988 to 1997. ... Jeff Smiths book, Foods From Greece Jeff Smith (January 22, 1939 – July 7, 2004) was the author of a dozen best-selling cookbooks and the host of The Frugal Gourmet, a popular American cooking show that began in Tacoma, Washington and aired on PBS from 1988 to 1997. ... The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, based in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the leading orchestras in the world. ... The Lyric Opera of Chicago is one of the leading opera companies in the United States. ... The Ravinia Festival is the summer music program offered at Ravinia Park in Highland Park, Illinois. ...


However, the most famous show ever to originate at WTTW was Sneak Previews, perhaps the first movie review show on television. The show began in 1975 with hosts Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel, and was later hosted by Michael Medved and Jeffrey Lyons when Siskel and Ebert moved into syndication (as the show Siskel & Ebert). Sneak Previews was canceled in 1996. Sneak Previews was a film review show that first aired aired on WTTW, a PBS television station in Chicago, Illinois, and found national airing as other PBS affiliates added the program to their schedules. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Roger Ebert (right) with Russ Meyer, 1970 Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a film critic who writes for the Chicago Sun-Times. ... Eugene Gene Kal Siskel (January 26, 1946–February 20, 1999) was, along with on-screen partner Roger Ebert, one of the worlds two most successful film critics. ... Michael Medved Michael Medved (born October 1948) is an American nationally syndicated conservative radio talk show host, film critic and author. ... 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. ... Ebert & Roeper (Originally titled as Siskel & Ebert) is a popular movie-review television program starring film critic Roger Ebert and columnist Richard Roeper, both of the Chicago Sun-Times. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


WTTW produced 110 Soundstage shows from its Chicago studios - the best one was the first ever, which featured Chicago blues legend Muddy Waters surrounded by his young proteges - Dr. John, Junior Wells, Michael Bloomfield, Koko Taylor, Rollo Radford, Buddy Guy, Nick Gravenities, Buddy Miles, and his long-time collaborator, pianist Otis Spann, among others. Soundstage was echoed by the WTTW-produced series Centerstage which originated in the 1990's and has been reborn in the past years. McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1915 or 1913 – April 30, 1983), better known as Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician and is generally considered the father of Chicago blues. ... Dr. John album cover Dr. John, (born Malcolm John Rebennack Jr on November 21, 1940, in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a colourful pianist, singer, and songwriter, whose music spans, and often combines, blues, boogie woogie, and rock and roll. ... Junior Wells (December 9, 1934 - January 15, 1998), real name Amos Blackmore, was a blues harmonica player based in Chicago who was famous for playing with Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Magic Sam, Lonnie Brooks, the Rolling Stones and Van Morrison. ... Michael Bloomfield is the name of: Michael J. Bloomfield, an astronaut Mike Bloomfield, a guitarist This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Koko Taylor (Undated photograph) Koko Taylor sometimes called KoKo Taylor (born September 28, 1935 as Cora Walton, on a farm just outside Memphis, Tennessee) is an American blues musician, popularly known as the Queen of the Blues. ... Buddy Guy (born George Guy, July 30, 1936 in Lettsworth, Louisiana) is an American blues music and rock music guitarist, as well as a singer. ... Biography Best known as the drummer in Jimi Hendrixs Band of Gypsys, Buddy Miles also had a lengthy solo career that drew from rock, blues, soul, and funk in varying combinations. ... Otis Spann (March 21, 1930 – April 24, 1970) was an American blues musician. ... CenterStage logo and dock icon CenterStage - The Mac Media Center is an open-source project set to build a powerful and intuitive media center application for the Apple Mac OS X platform; this project was inspired by the launch of the Mac mini, an ideal Mac to use as part...


WTTW also produces the news magazine and analysis program Chicago Tonight, hosted by Phil Ponce. The program began as a half-hour panel interview program with local broadcast journalist John Callaway, but was later expanded to an hour with the addition of arts and restaurant reviews and other features.


Other popular programs produced by WTTW have included the restaurant review show Check, Please! and the irreverent magazine series Wild Chicago. Check, Please! is a wildly popular restaurant review program that airs on Chicagos PBS affiliate WTTW. The format of the show is very simple: three everyday people, from anywhere in the Chicago area, sit down with a host (currently Alpana Singh, master sommelier at Chicagos Everest restaurant) and... Wild Chicago is a popular, long-running television series that has aired on Chicagos WTTW (a local PBS affiiliate) since 1988. ...


In 2006, the station is scheduled to show six games of the expansion Chicago Sky of the Women's National Basketball Association. It's believed that WTTW is the only non-commercial TV station with broadcast rights to a major-league professional sports team in the U.S. 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Chicago Sky are a current Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... WNBA team locations The Womens National Basketball Association or WNBA is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ...


WTTW also serves the nearby Rockford, Illinois market via cable television; Rockford is one of the few markets in the country without a PBS station of its own. Rockford is the county seat of Winnebago County, Illinois, USA. Traditionally referred to as The Forest City, Rockford is classified as a mid-sized city as it has 150,115 residents, while the metro area has 320,204 residents (2000 Census). ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ...

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Digital TV

Each week, WTTW reaches more than 2 million viewers with three television broadcast services - WTTW11, WTTWD, and WTTW Create. WTTW11 is its traditional analog service, broadcasting on Channel 11 for 50 years and counting.

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WTTW SD A standard-definition simulcast of WTTW11 is available to digital cable/digital set viewers on Channel 11-2. Image File history File links Wttw_small. ... Image File history File links Wttw_small. ...

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WTTWD is its primary digital service with a full schedule of stunning and varied high-definition and wide-screen programming. Image File history File links New_d_logo. ... Image File history File links New_d_logo. ...

WTTW Create logo
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WTTW Create is the newest digital channel that spotlights the best in how-to, cooking, arts and crafts, and travel programming. Image File history File links New_create. ... Image File history File links New_create. ...


Hijack

On November 22, 1987 at 11:00pm Central Standard Time, WTTW's broadcast signal was hijacked by an unknown person wearing a Max Headroom mask for about 90 seconds during a telecast of the Doctor Who serial Horror of Fang Rock. This was the second incident that night involving the interruption of a television station's broadcast signal. Approximately two hours prior to the WTTW incident, another Chicago television station, WGN-TV, had its broadcast hijacked by the same Max Headroom masked person during the 9 O'Clock News sports report. November 22 is the 326th day (327th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Standard Time Zone (CST) is a geographic region in the Americas that keeps time by subtracting six hours from UTC (UTC-6). ... Max Headroom Max Headroom is the name of a fictional artificial intelligence, known for his surreal wit and a stuttering, distorted, electronically sampled delivery. ... Doctor Who is a long-running British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC about a mysterious time-travelling adventurer known only as The Doctor, who explores time and space with his companions, fighting evil. ... Horror of Fang Rock is a serial in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in four weekly parts from September 3 to September 24, 1977. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


WTTW, which maintains its transmitter atop the Sears Tower, found that its engineers were unable to stop the hijacker because at the time there were no engineers on duty at the Sears Tower. Also, the station's master control center was unable to contact its transmitting equipment remotely to switch the STL (Studio To Transmitter Link), unlike their counterparts at WGN-TV, who were able to thwart the intruder by switching their John Hancock Center transmitter STL remotely within seconds. The Sears Tower is a skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. ... Several buildings bear this name. ...


See also

WFMT is an FM radio station in Chicago, Illinois. ...

External links

Coordinates: 41° 52' 44" N 87° 38' 8" W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Broadcast television in the Chicago market  (Nielsen DMA #3)

WBBM 2 (CBS) - W04CQ 4 (ANC) - WMAQ 5 (NBC) - WLS 7 (ABC) - WGN 9 (The WB/The CW) (The Tube on DT2) - WTTW 11 (PBS) - WOCK-CA 13 (Azteca América) - W13BQ 13 (DW) - W18AT 18 / W54BK 54 (LeSEA) - WYCC 20 (PBS) - WWME-CA 23 (Ind) - W24AW 24 (LeSEA) - WCIU 26 (Ind) - WSPY-LP 30 (A1) - WFLD 32 (Fox) - WWTO 35 (TBN) - WCPX 38 (i) - WOCH-CA 41 (Ind) - WSNS 44 (TEL) - WFBT-CA 48 (Ind) - WPWR 50 (MNTV) - W54BE 54 (edu.) - WYIN 56 (PBS) - WXFT 60 (TFT) - WJYS 62 (Ind) - W64CQ 64 (TBN) - WGBO 66 (UNI) 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. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... WBBM-TV, officially branded as CBS2 Chicago, is a United States television station in Chicago, Illinois owned and operated by the Columbia Broadcasting System and present-day CBS. Broadcasting from 630 North McClurg Court in downtown Chicago near The Loop, WBBM-TV transmits from the John Hancock Center. ... CBS (formerly 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. ... W04CQ is a low-power television station in Chesterton, Indiana, broadcasting locally on VHF channel 4. ... All News Channel was a 24-hour news channel carried mainly on DirecTV (and before that USSB which was folded into DirecTV in 1999). ... WMAQ-TV NBC5 Chicago is the NBC owned and operated television station in Chicago, Illinois. ... 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. ... WLS-TV, officially branded as ABC7 Chicago, is a United States television station in Chicago, Illinois owned and operated by the American Broadcasting Company, known nationwide as ABC. Broadcasting from studio facilities at 190 North State Sreet in The Loop, ABC7 Chicago transmits from the Sears Tower. ... This article is about the American network, for the Australian network, see Australian Broadcasting Corporation The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... 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. ... 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. ... The Tube Music Network is a music video network carried on select digital television subchannels and digital cable systems. ... The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... WOCK-CA is the MTV2 affiliate for Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the United States. ... Azteca América is an American Spanish language broadcasting network which is jointly-owned by the Mexican television network TV Azteca and Pappas Telecasting. ... W13BQ is a low-power television station in Portage, Indiana, broadcasting locally on VHF channel 13. ... This article is about the German international broadcaster. ... WHME-TV 46 is a Christian and general entertainment television station serving the South Bend market. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... WYCC-TV and WYCC-DT are the broadcast call letters of a Public Broadcasting System television station in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... WWME-CA is a class A station in Chicago, Illinois. ... An independent station is a television station that is not affiliated with any network. ... WHME-TV 46 is a Christian and general entertainment television station serving the South Bend market. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... WCIU-TV is an independent television station, based in Chicago, Illinois. ... An independent station is a television station that is not affiliated with any network. ... WSPY-LP is a Class A low-power television station in Plano, Illinois, broadcasting locally on channel 30 as an affiliate of America One. ... America One is a minor over-the-air television network in the United States. ... WFLD-TV is an owned-and-operated television station of the News Corporation-owned Fox Broadcasting Company, based in Chicago, Illinois. ... 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. ... WWTO-TV is the TBN owned and operated station in La Salle, Illinois, serving the Chicago, Illinois market. ... 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. ... WCPX-TV, channel 38 in the city of Chicago, is a major UHF station airing i Television. ... The correct title of this article is i (TV network). ... WOCH-CA is a class-A television station in Chicago, Illinois that broadcasts as the Korean Broadcasting Channel, or KBC. The station transmits programs from the Korean Brodcasting System, based in Seoul, South Korea. ... An independent station is a television station that is not affiliated with any network. ... WSNS-TV 44 is the Telemundo affiliate in Chicago, Illinois. ... Telemundo is an American television network based in Hialeah, Florida. ... WFBT-CA is a low-power, time brokered, ethnic television station licensed in Blue Island, Illinois, serving the Chicago market on channel 48. ... An independent station is a television station that is not affiliated with any network. ... WPWR-TV, Power 50, is currently an affiliate station of UPN, licensed to Gary, Indiana and serving the Chicago, Illinois area. ... 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. ... WYIN PBS 56 is the affiliate of PBS-TV Network and serves Merrillville, Gary, IN & Chicago, Illinois. ... The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... WXFT-TV is a Telefutura affiliated television station offering Spanish entertainment programming such as Spanish movies, serials, comedies, childrens shows, and sports. ... Telefutura is a Spanish-language television network owned by Univision with headquarters in Miami, Florida. ... WJYS is a religious television station in Hammond, Indiana, serving the Chicago, Illinois market on channel 62. ... An independent station is a television station that is not affiliated with any network. ... WWTO-TV is the TBN owned and operated station in La Salle, Illinois, serving the Chicago, Illinois market. ... 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. ... WGBO-TV 66 is the Univision affiliate licensed to Joliet, Illinois, and serves the Greater Chicago area. ... Univision (pronounced Univisión in Spanish; NYSE: UVN) is the largest Spanish-language television network in the United States, and overall, the fifth-largest American network (right behind Fox, ABC, NBC, and CBS); and is one of ten major mainstream/commercial broadcast networks in the United States, alongside NBC, CBS...


Local cable television channels

CLTV -  Comcast SportsNet Chicago -  Superstation WGN Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... Chicagoland Television, better known as CLTV, is a Chicago cable news station based out of Oak Brook, IL. One of its most well-known programs in and around Chicago was Sports Page, a nightly sports call-in show similar to many radio shows: it was canceled recently (except for The... Comcast SportsNet (or CSN) is a group of four regional sports networks. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


Broadcast television in the Rockford market  (Nielsen DMA #133)

WQFL 8 (REL) - WREX 13 (NBC) - WTVO 17 (ABC) - W19BH 19/WDYR-LP 25 (TBN) - WIFR 23 (CBS) - WCWW-LP 33 (Ind) - WQRF 39 (FOX) - WCFC 51 (TLN) 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. ... Rockford is the county seat of Winnebago County, Illinois, USA. Traditionally referred to as The Forest City, Rockford is classified as a mid-sized city as it has 150,115 residents, while the metro area has 320,204 residents (2000 Census). ... WQFL-CA is a religious television station in Rockford, Illinois, broadcasting locally on channel 8. ... Religious broadcasting is broadcasting religious organizations, usually with a religious message. ... WREX-TV (Channel 13) is the NBC television affiliate serving the Rockford, Illinois area. ... 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. ... WTVO (Channel 17) is the Rockford, Illinois-based affiliate of ABC. It is the areas oldest television station, started up on May 3, 1953 on Channel 39 (sister station, Fox affiliate WQRF-TV, currently occupies the Channel 39 frequency in the Rockford market). ... This article is about the American network, for the Australian network, see Australian Broadcasting Corporation The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ... WWTO-TV is the TBN owned and operated station in La Salle, Illinois, serving the Chicago, Illinois market. ... 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. ... WIFR-TV 23 is the CBS television affilliate based in Rockford, Illinois and licensed to nearby Freeport. ... CBS (formerly 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. ... WCIU-TV is an independent television station, based in Chicago, Illinois. ... An independent station is a television station that is not affiliated with any network. ... WQRF-TV (Fox 39) is the Rockford, Illinois-based television affiliate of FOX. The station began its operations in 1978, and became the areas Fox station in August 1989. ... 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. ... WCFC-CA (Channel 51) is the Rockford, Illinois-based owned and operated television station of the Total Living Network, a religious broadcaster based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Total Living Network is a religious network in the United States. ...

Local digital television channels

WTVO-DT 16.2 (UPN) It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Digital television. ... WTVO (Channel 17) is the Rockford, Illinois-based affiliate of ABC. It is the areas oldest television station, started up on May 3, 1953 on Channel 39 (sister station, Fox affiliate WQRF-TV, currently occupies the Channel 39 frequency in the Rockford market). ... 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. ...


Local cable television channels

WTTW 11 Chicago  (PBS)  - WBR 14 (The WB)- WHA 21 Madison (PBS/WPT Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... The WB 100+ Station Group is a group of primarily non-broadcast local cable television outlets for The WB Television Network, for markets below the top 100 television media markets in the United States. ... 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. ... Wisconsin Public Television is a satellite network of non-commercial and non-profit PBS stations that are run by the Educational Communications Board, a state agency that oversees the operations and funding of public TV and radio networks in the state of Wisconsin, which also include Wisconsin Public Radio. ... Wisconsin State Capitol Flag Seal Nickname: Mad Town Location Location of Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin Government Municipality City Incorporated 1848 Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Geographical characteristics Area     City km²  (84. ... The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... Wisconsin Public Television is a satellite network of non-commercial and non-profit PBS stations that are run by the Educational Communications Board, a state agency that oversees the operations and funding of public TV and radio networks in the state of Wisconsin, which also include Wisconsin Public Radio. ...


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