|Slogan||Where The News Comes First|
|Channels||Analog: 5 (VHF)|
NBC Weather Plus (DT+2)
|Owner||Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc.|
(Ohio/Oklahoma Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. A brand is a collection of Images and ideas representing an economic producer more specifically it refers to the descriptive verbal attributes and concrete symbols such as a A slogan is a memorable Motto or Phrase used in a Political, commercial, Religious and other context as a repetitive expression of In Broadcasting, a channel is a range of frequencies (or equivalently Wavelengths assigned by a government for the operation of a particular Television Analog (or analogue) television encodes Television picture and sound information and transmits it as an Analog signal: one in which the Very high frequency (VHF is the Radio frequency range from 30 MHz to 300 MHz. 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 The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's NBC Weather Plus is a 24-hour commercially-sponsored weather-oriented broadcast/cable television network jointly owned by NBC Universal and the local affiliates of the Ownership is the state or fact of exclusive rights and control over Property, which may be an object, land/real estate, Intellectual property Hearst-Argyle Television Inc ( is a broadcasting company in the United States. )
|First air date||February 9, 1948|
|Call letters’ meaning||World's|
(former sister to radio station)
|Former callsigns||W8XCT (Experimental, 1946-1948)|
|Former channel number(s)||4 (1948–1952)|
|Former affiliations||CBS/ABC/DuMont (all secondary, 1948-1949)|
|Transmitter Power||100 kW (analog)|
1000 kW (digital)
|Height||295 m (analog)|
310. Events 474 - Zeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire. Year 1948 ( MCMXLVIII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In Broadcasting and Radio communications a call sign (also known as a callsign or call letters, or abbreviated as a call, or otherwise WLW is a Clear channel radio station located in Cincinnati Ohio, run by Clear Channel Communications and broadcasting on 700 kHz AM. In Broadcasting and Radio communications a call sign (also known as a callsign or call letters, or abbreviated as a call, or otherwise CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. The DuMont Television Network was the world's first commercial Television network, beginning operation in the United States in 1946 In radio Telecommunications, effective radiated power or equivalent radiated power (ERP is a standardized theoretical measurement of radio frequency (RF The watt (symbol W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one Joule of energy per Second. Height above average terrain ( HAAT) (or less popularly EHAAT, Effective Height Above Average Terrain is used extensively in FM Radio and The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International 5 m (digital)
WLWT-TV, also known as News 5, is a television station in Cincinnati, Ohio, broadcasting locally on VHF channel 5 as an NBC affiliate. The facility ID number or FIN is a unique positive integer assigned by the United States Federal Communications Commission to each domestic and international A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages A television station is a type of broadcast station that broadcasts both audio and Video to Television receivers in a particular area Very high frequency (VHF is the Radio frequency range from 30 MHz to 300 MHz. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's The station is owned by Hearst-Argyle Television. Hearst-Argyle Television Inc ( is a broadcasting company in the United States.
Despite often having been the highest-rated news station in the Cincinnati area in the past, WLWT had been lagging behind rivals WKRC-TV and WCPO-TV in recent years. WKRC-TV channel 12 is the CBS affiliate serving Cincinnati Ohio. WCPO-TV, channel 9 is a broadcast television station in Cincinnati Ohio, USA, affiliated with the ABC network As of 2006, however, the station has been seeing a turnaround in the ratings. Several former and current members of WLWT's news staff have been associated with politics, including Jerry Springer, Charlie Luken, Tom Atkins, J.D. Hayworth and Courtis Fuller. Gerald Norman "Jerry" Springer (born February 13, 1944) is an English -born American Television personality, a former Charles J Luken (born July 18, 1951, in Cincinnati Ohio) is an American politician of the Democratic party who was mayor Thearon "Tom" Atkins of Cincinnati Ohio, was a television news anchorman and politician of the Republican party John David "JD" Hayworth Jr (born July 12, 1958) is an American politician who served as a Republican member of the United Courtis Fuller is a news broadcaster in Cincinnati Ohio, who is active in politics and in local community affairs
WLWT was established by the Crosley Broadcasting Corporation, owners of WLW radio, one of America's most powerful radio stations. Crosley Broadcasting Corporation "regional" mostly midwestern version of the larger nation-wide RCA/NBC founded by radio manufacturing pioneer Powel Crosley Jr WLW is a Clear channel radio station located in Cincinnati Ohio, run by Clear Channel Communications and broadcasting on 700 kHz AM. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the After airing experimentally from 1946 as W8XCT (channel 1) , the station began commercial broadcasts on February 9, 1948. In North America, channel 1 is a former broadcast ( Over-the-air) Television channel (44–50 MHz with visual at 45 Events 474 - Zeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire. Year 1948 ( MCMXLVIII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. It originally carried programming from NBC, ABC, CBS and DuMont, but became solely an NBC affiliate in 1949 after WKRC-TV and WCPO-TV signed on respectively. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. The DuMont Television Network was the world's first commercial Television network, beginning operation in the United States in 1946 WLWT was the 1st affiliate outside New York to join NBC. For many years, the station's IDs and advertising used a hyphen in its callsign ("WLW-T"), but that was dropped after Avco, which had purchased WLW radio and WLWT, sold off WLW(AM) in the 1960s. Avco Corporation is a subsidiary of Textron which operates Textron Systems Corporation and Lycoming. The hypenated "T" referred to Television as did WLW-D for Dayton, WLW-I for Indianapolis, WLW-C for Columbus and WLW-A for Atlanta, Georgia, which made up the tri-state's only interconnected network. WDTN is the NBC -affiliated Television station for the Miami Valley area of Ohio. WTHR channel 13 is a Television station serving the Indianapolis Indiana metropolitan area WCMH-TV, channel 4 is a television station in Columbus Ohio, affiliated with the NBC television network and owned by Media General. WXIA-TV channel 11 is an NBC -affiliated television station in Atlanta Georgia. "WLW Television" boasted a million dollars worth of talent resulting in such programs as "The Ruth Lyons 50-50 Club" (later hosted by Bob Braun after Lyons' retirement in 1967), "The Paul Dixon Show", and Midwestern Hayride. WLW is a Clear channel radio station located in Cincinnati Ohio, run by Clear Channel Communications and broadcasting on 700 kHz AM. Ruth Lyons, (born Ruth Reeves Oct 4, 1905, died Nov 7, 1988) was a pioneer Radio and Television broadcaster Bob Braun ( April 20, 1929 - January 15, 2001) was a local television and radio personality in Cincinnati Ohio. The Paul Dixon Show was an American television variety program originating in Cincinnati on WLWT Television beginning in 1955 and ending in January WLWT was the originator of these programs when its studios were located in the former Elks Building(re-christened "Crosley Square") in downtown Cincinnati when the station first took to the air. For a period during the 1970s, the station's slogan was, "5, The Originator" in reference to all of the local programming that was and had been produced by the station.
A young talent in 1950 was inspired by the Ruth Lyons television show and left his parents' vocation -- the ministry -- to enter the new field of TV broadcasting. Hiring young talent like Rod Serling, Mel Dibble -- or Mel Martin as he was known in TV, became a popular morning talk show host. A lot of what he did established the morning talk show format still employed today. Although he started on WCPO, he quickly switched to WLW-TV at a time when the station was making television history on a regular basis. Cincinnati was actually the "Hollywood" of TV in the early years. Two of his shows were Hi-Life Hilarities and Breakfast Party, and he also appeared for a week on NBC's Today Show with Dave Garroway. Coney Island, a popular amusement park at the time, even had a Mel Martin Day in his honor.
But his religious roots called him home again when in 1953, he went to the Taft Auditorium to hear the Rev. Billy Graham. He had a genuine "conversion" experience and re-entered the ministry, working for a time for the Graham crusade organization. He preached for years in various small towns, and traveled the world. In 1966, as Cincinnati's delegate to the World Congress on Evangelism in West Berlin, and sneaked into East Berlin to preach in secret basement churches. In 1977, he became pastor of Mariemont Community Church and served until his retirement in 1983. He died after a battle with cancer in 2002.
"He is an underacknowledged, yet integral part of WLW's history," his niece Barbara Moran recalled. "His show 'Breakfast Party' established a model for morning shows that followed. And one of his staffers was a young guy named Rod Serling, who later went on to create The Twilight Zone. "
Avco took over the Crosley stations in 1968. When the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) enacted in 1969 its "one-to-a-market" rule, which enforced the ban on common ownership of two or more television stations with overlapping coverage areas while grandfathering some already existing instances, the common ownership of WLWT, WLWC, WLWD and WLWI was among those combinations which were grandfathered under the new rule. A grandfather clause is a term used in US English for an exception that allows an old rule to continue to apply to some existing situations when a new rule will apply to all future situations But in the mid-1970s, Avco decided to leave broadcasting and sold all of its stations to separate buyers, with WLWT (along with Avco-Embassy Television, Avco's production division) going to Multimedia, Inc. in 1976. Multimedia Inc is a now-defunct media company that owned 10 daily Newspapers three weekly newspapers two Radio stations five Television stations As a result, the stations all lost their grandfathered protection, which led to an ownership conflict situation which Hearst-Argyle would encounter two decades later (see next paragraph). The FCC has since relaxed its adjacent-market ownership rules.
The Gannett Company bought the Multimedia group in 1995. Gannett Company Inc ( is a publicly-traded media Holding company based in the United States. As Gannett had owned The Cincinnati Enquirer since 1979 (and remains the newspaper's owner to this day), the company had to obtain a temporary waiver of an FCC cross-ownership rule which prohibited common ownership of a television station and a newspaper in the same market in order for Gannett to close on the Multimedia group. The Cincinnati Enquirer a daily morning Newspaper, is the highest-circulation print publication in Greater Cincinnati ( Ohio) and Northern Concentration of media ownership (also known as media consolidation) is a commonly used term that refers to the majority of the media outlets being owned by a small number of When the waiver expired in late 1996, Gannett opted to keep the Enquirer and swap WLWT and KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Argyle Television in exchange for WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, New York and WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a deal which was finalized in January 1997. KOCO-TV, channel 5 is the ABC affiliate in the Oklahoma City television market Oklahoma City is the capital and largest city of the US state of Oklahoma. WGRZ-TV is the NBC affiliate in Buffalo New York. Its studio is located at 259 Delaware Avenue in downtown Buffalo while its transmitter is located at 11526 Warner Buffalo (ˈbʌfəloʊ is the second largest city in New York State. WZZM-TV, channel 13 is a Television station affiliated with the ABC network based in Grand Rapids Michigan. Argyle merged with the broadcasting unit of the Hearst Corporation to form Hearst-Argyle Television in August 1997, forcing the newly-merged company to sell off WDTN (the former WLWD, which Hearst had owned since 1981) within a year of the merger's completion. Hearst Communications Inc is a privately-held American -based Media conglomerate based in the Hearst Tower in New York City, USA
It is the only Cincinnati station (other than independents joining a television network) never to change its affiliation.
In June 2007, WLWT announced that they would partner with WLW radio to provide news and weather for that station. WLW is a Clear channel radio station located in Cincinnati Ohio, run by Clear Channel Communications and broadcasting on 700 kHz AM. WLWT provided news and weather for the station for years when they were both Crosley stations, but eventual separate ownerships of the two stations led to WLW radio using WKRC-TV for news and weather resources. WKRC-TV channel 12 is the CBS affiliate serving Cincinnati Ohio. As a consequence, WLWT's news and weather will also be heard nationwide on WLW's XM Satellite Radio channel, at channel 173.
The digital signal of WLWT is multiplexed:
WLWT-DT broadcasts on digital channel 35. For multiplexing in electronics and signal processing see Multiplexer.
|5. 1||WLWT-HD||Regular WLWT programming|
|5. 2||NBC Weather Plus||24-Hour Weather Channel from NBC with local updates|
WLWT's team of meteorologists consist of Chief Meteorologist Derek Beasley (AMS/CBM), meteorologist John Bateman (AMS), meteorologist Eric Green (AMS), and meteorologist Randi Rico. NBC Weather Plus is a 24-hour commercially-sponsored weather-oriented broadcast/cable television network jointly owned by NBC Universal and the local affiliates of the WLWT bills their radar as the Power Of 5 Radar Network. WLWT states that all five radars from Fort Wayne, IN, Indianapolis, IN, Louisville, KY, Cincinnati, OH, and Wilmington, OH, are live when all but the Cincinnati radar are NEXRAD Doppler radars from the National Weather Service. NEXRAD or Nexrad ( Nex t-Generation Rad ar is a network of 158 high-resolution Doppler Weather radars operated by the National Weather They use Baron Services Doppler radar software to power their weathercasts.
WLWT also has historically had a high rate of chief meteorologist turnover - it has had six chief meteorologists in the past ten years: Tom Burse, Dave Fraser, Angelique Frame, Byron Webre, Jim O’Brien and Derek Beasley.
WLWT airs NBC Weather Plus on digital channel 5. NBC Weather Plus is a 24-hour commercially-sponsored weather-oriented broadcast/cable television network jointly owned by NBC Universal and the local affiliates of the 2.
The first Cincinnati Reds was broadcast in 1947 on W8XCT, which in February 1948 became WLWT-TV. WLWT was the flagship station of the 5 state Reds Television Network from 1948 thru 1995. After 47 years of broadcasting Reds games, WLWT did not renew its contract, citing economic reasons along with pressure from NBC . The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Waite Hoyt was the original announcer on WLWT, a simulcast with WLW Radio. Waite Charles Hoyt ( September 9, 1899 &ndash August 25, 1984) was an American Right-handed Pitcher in George Bryson replaced him in 1956. When Ed Kennedy became the play by play announcer in 1961, he would remain for 11 seasons, working with Frank McCormick for 8 seasons. Frank Andrew McCormick (June 9 1911 in New York NY – November 21 1982 in Manhasset NY) was a First baseman in Major League Baseball who Also calling games on WLWT included: Ken Wilson, Charlie Jones, Bill Brown, Ray Lane, Johnny Bench, and Joe Morgan
See Also List of Cincinnati Reds broadcasters
News 5 is WLWT's news operation. Ken Wilson, Kenneth Wilson or Kenny Wilson may refer to Ken Wilson (sportscaster (born 1947 American sports broadcaster Charlie Jones ( November 9 1930 - June 12 2008) was an American Emmy Award -winning sportscaster for NBC and Bill Brown is a baseball announcer who has been with the Houston Astros since 1987 Ray Lane is a sports fixture in Michigan, and has been for almost seven decades Johnny Lee Bench (born December 7, 1947) is a former American Baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 to Joe Leonard Morgan (born September 19, 1943 in Bonham Texas) is a former Major League Baseball Second baseman who was inducted into Some notable broadcasters A Lee Allen (1943-44 B Roger Baker (1939-41 Red Barber The team is led by Sandra Ali, Sheree Paolello and Derek Beasley as Chief Meteorologist. It is popular in Cincinnati for its Target 5 investigations.
--18.104.22.168 (talk) 01:04, 14 April 2008 (UTC)Thearon "Tom" Atkins of Cincinnati Ohio, was a television news anchorman and politician of the Republican party KEYE-TV, channel 42 is a CBS affiliate in Austin Texas, USA. It is owned by the Four Points Media Group, LLC (which in turn is owned by