|Channels||Analog: 64 (UHF)|
|Owner||Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.|
(WSTR Licensee, 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 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 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 MyNetworkTV (unofficially abbreviated MyNet or MNT) is a Television network in the United States, owned by the Fox Broadcasting Company Ownership is the state or fact of exclusive rights and control over Property, which may be an object, land/real estate, Intellectual property The Sinclair Broadcast Group ( SBG) is the operator of the largest number of local Television stations in the United States with a total of 57 stations )
|First air date||January 28, 1980|
|Call letters’ meaning||STaR 64|
(former station moniker)
|Former callsigns||WBTI (1980-1984)|
|Former affiliations||independent (1980-1995)|
The WB (1998-2006)
|Transmitter Power||5000 kW (analog)|
675 kW (digital)
|Height||337 m (analog)|
319 m (digital)
WSTR-TV (My64) is a broadcast television station in Cincinnati, Ohio, affiliated with My Network TV. Events 1077 - Walk to Canossa: The Excommunication of Henry IV Holy Roman Emperor is lifted Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 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 In Broadcasting and Radio communications a call sign (also known as a callsign or call letters, or abbreviated as a call, or otherwise United Paramount Network ( UPN) was a Television network that broadcast in over 200 markets in the United States and that was in production for over eleven 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 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 MyNetworkTV (unofficially abbreviated MyNet or MNT) is a Television network in the United States, owned by the Fox Broadcasting Company It broadcasts on channel 64. Its digital channel is 33, and is carried in Cincinnati on Time Warner Cable channel 11. Time Warner Cable ( (formerly Warner Cable Communications) is an American national cable television company that operates in 27 states and has 31 operating divisions WSTR is owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group. The Sinclair Broadcast Group ( SBG) is the operator of the largest number of local Television stations in the United States with a total of 57 stations Its transmitter is Star Tower. The Star Tower is a 956 foot (2914 m high transmitting tower for TV and FM in Cincinnati Ohio at. The station's studios are located near the intersection of I-75 and Towne Street (exit 8) in Elmwood Place. In the State of Ohio, Interstate 75 runs from Cincinnati to Toledo by way of Dayton. Elmwood Place is a village in Hamilton County, Ohio, United States.
WSTR also operates a translator, W66AQ, located in Dayton (Dayton has its own MyNetworkTV affiliate via a digital subchannel of sister station WRGT-TV). Dayton is a city in southwestern Ohio, United States. It is the County seat and largest city of Montgomery County. In Broadcasting, sister stations or sister channels (or "sibling stations" in gender-neutral form are radio and/or Television stations WRGT-TV is a broadcast television station in Dayton Ohio affiliated with the Fox network
Channel 64 signed on in January 1980 as WBTI. It was owned by Buford Television. The station ran cartoons from 6-9am, religious programming from 9am to noon, a movie from noon to 2pm, cartoons for the rest of the afternoon, and subscription television service (ON-TV) in the evening. For the station in Hamilton Ontario that used the branding "OnTV" during the 1990s see CHCH-TV. In late 1982, the station began to run ON TV from noon to 3pm, in addition to the evenings. The station began to run ON TV full time in 1983, except for the religious programming which remained at the same time slot.
WBTI was sold to United Cable in November 1984, and resumed general entertainment programming from 6am to 7pm (with religious programing during mid-morning) in January 1985 under the WIII call sign, with the slogan, "The eyes of Cincinnati". The station dropped ON TV completely in June of that year, and began to air cartoons, classic sitcoms, old movies, religious programming, and drama; still, it continued to underperform in the ratings.
The station was sold to Abry in 1987. It changed its call letters to WSTR-TV in 1990, and became known as "Star 64" on air. Under Abry, the station acquired other syndicated shows, and became a founding UPN affiliate in January 1995, with the branding UPN 64. United Paramount Network ( UPN) was a Television network that broadcast in over 200 markets in the United States and that was in production for over eleven The Sinclair Broadcast Group acquired Abry in 1996, and became the owner of WSTR-TV.
WSTR-TV switched affiliations with WBQC in 1998, becoming a WB affiliate. WBQC-CA is an independent television station in Cincinnati Ohio. Beginning in December of 2003, the station aired Sinclair's News Central evening news program, in an attempt to compete with WXIX-TV's 10:00 news offering. News Central was a primetime newscast on Sinclair television stations in the United States, mixing locally produced news with nationally WXIX-TV, channel 19 is the Fox Broadcasting Company affiliate in Cincinnati Ohio. However, WSTR announced that it would drop the show on February 24, 2006, citing a small audience compared to WXIX during the 10:00 time slot. Events 303 - Galerius, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.  Effective September 2006, UPN and The WB will merge to form The CW Television Network, and WSTR, being a full-power station, seemed to be most likely to become CW's Cincinnati affiliate. The CW Television Network ( The CW) is a Television network in the United States launched at the beginning of the 2006-2007 television season. On March 2, 2006, however, it was announced that WSTR would affiliate with My Network TV, Fox's new network launching at the same time. Events 986 - Louis V becomes King of the Franks. 1127 - Assassination of Charles the Good Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. MyNetworkTV (unofficially abbreviated MyNet or MNT) is a Television network in the United States, owned by the Fox Broadcasting Company  This seemingly opened the door for WBQC to potentially become the CW's Cincinnati affiliate, but on April 19, the CW announced an agreement to be carried on a digital subchannel of WKRC instead. Events 1012 - Martyrdom of Alphege in Greenwich London. 1529 - At the Second Diet of Speyer (WBQC will become an independent station at that time. Independent station is a term for a broadcast radio or Television station which is more independent in some way compared to other "dependent" )
On April 26, 2006, it was announced that WSTR would soon replace their 10pm newscast with one produced jointly with WKRC-TV (Channel 12). Events 1467 - The miraculous image in Our Lady of Good Counsel appear in Genazzano, Italy. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. WKRC-TV channel 12 is the CBS affiliate serving Cincinnati Ohio.  This resulted, once the WB ended and My Network TV began, in a CBS affiliate's newscast being carried on a station affiliated with a Fox-affiliated network. However, WKRC has announced its intent to move the newscast to the CinCW network which is on WKRC's digital subchannel 12. 2 in August 2008. 
WSTR-DT broadcasts on digital channel 33.
|64. 1||WSTR-DT||Regular WSTR programming|