|Branding||Channel 7 (general)|
7 Action News (news)
|Slogan||On Your Side|
|Channels||Analog: 7 (VHF)|
WXYZ Weather and Radar (DT3)
|Owner||The E.W. Scripps Company|
(Channel 7 of Detroit, 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 Action News is a local television newscast format in the United States. 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 American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. The Retro Television Network (aka RTN is a system of television stations primarily airing classic television programming from the 1950s through the 1980s such as Leave it to The weather is a set of all the phenomena occurring in a given Atmosphere at a given Time. Radar is a system that uses electromagnetic waves to identify the range altitude direction or speed of both moving and fixed objects such as Aircraft, ships Ownership is the state or fact of exclusive rights and control over Property, which may be an object, land/real estate, Intellectual property The EW Scripps Company ( is an American Media conglomerate founded by Edward W )
|First air date||October 9, 1948|
|Call letters’ meaning||From former WXYZ radio slogan The last word in Radio, can also be easy to remember as last 4 letters of alphabet|
|Transmitter Power||316 kW (analog)|
770 kW (digital)
|Height||305 m (analog)|
286 m (digital)
WXYZ-TV, channel 7, is the ABC affiliated television station in Detroit. Events 768 - Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned Kings of The Franks. 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 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 The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. It is owned by The E.W. Scripps Company and is one of Scripps' largest TV stations (the other being WEWS-TV Cleveland, Ohio). The EW Scripps Company ( is an American Media conglomerate founded by Edward W WEWS-TV, channel 5 is a television station in Cleveland Ohio. Cleveland is a City in the US state of Ohio and the County seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state WXYZ-TV is among the highest-rated ABC stations in the United States. The station's operations and transmitter are located at Broadcast House on West 10 Mile Road in Southfield. Southfield is a city in Oakland County of the US state of Michigan. Its antenna transmits from its 1,073 foot (327 m) tower at 316 kW/305 m and its digital channel 41 also transmits from the same tower at 770 kW/286 m. The watt (symbol W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one Joule of energy per Second.
Its signal transmits to the Metro Detroit area and the southeast lower Michigan counties. The Detroit metropolitan area, often referred to as Metro Detroit, is the metropolitan area located in Southeast Michigan ( is a Midwestern state of the United States of America. It also covers neighboring Windsor, Ontario and Toledo. Windsor is the southernmost city in Canada and lies at the western end of the heavily populated Quebec City-Windsor Corridor. This article is about the city in Ohio, USA. For Toledo Spain, see that article
WXYZ-TV is on all Detroit area cable systems including Comcast, WOW! and Bright House, plus satellite providers DirecTV and Dish Network. Comcast Corporation ( is the largest Cable television company the second largest Internet service provider and (according to the company the fourth largest telephone WOW! (formerly WideOpenWest is the 12th largest cable provider in the United States Bright House Networks is a Cable television company and the sixth largest MSO in the United States owned by Advance/Newhouse, headquartered in DirecTV (trademarked as "DIREC' TV' " is a Direct broadcast satellite (DBS service based in El Segundo California, USA, that was founded Not be confused with Indian Service Dish TV DISH Network is a Direct broadcast satellite (DBS service that provides Satellite television The station also serves several other parts of Canada as an ABC affiliate on the Star Choice satellite provider and serves several Canadian cable TV markets, including Windsor, London, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Saint John, New Brunswick, and the capital city of Ottawa. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Star Choice is a Direct broadcast satellite Television distributor in Canada which is majority-owned by Cable TV operator Shaw Communications Windsor is the southernmost city in Canada and lies at the western end of the heavily populated Quebec City-Windsor Corridor. London is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada along the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor with a metropolitan area population of 457720 the city proper Sault Ste Marie (nicknamed "the Sault" or "the Soo" is a City on the St Greater Sudbury (2006 Census population 157857 is a city in Northern Ontario, Canada. Thunder Bay ( 2006 census population 109140 formerly the twin cities of Fort William and Port Arthur, is a City in and the seat of Thunder Saint John is the largest city in the Province of New Brunswick, and the oldest incorporated city in Canada. Ottawa (ˈɒtəwə or sometimes /ˈɒtəwɑː/ is the Capital of Canada and the country's fourth largest municipality.
WXYZ-TV began broadcasting October 9, 1948, from studios in the Maccabees Building in downtown Detroit, on Woodward Avenue across from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Events 768 - Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned Kings of The Franks. Year 1948 ( MCMXLVIII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. M-1, more commonly known as Woodward Avenue, is a north-south state trunkline in the U The Detroit Institute of Arts ( DIA) originally named the Detroit Museum of Art, has one of the largest most significant art collections in the United States It was the second television station in Michigan, and ABC's third owned and operated (O&O) television station to begin operation. WXYZ-TV was created out of former ABC-owned radio station WXYZ-AM (now WXYT-AM) which produced the popular radio programs The Lone Ranger and The Green Hornet. WXYT-FM WXYT (1270 kHz) is an AM radio station located in Detroit Michigan. WXYT-FM WXYT (1270 kHz) is an AM radio station located in Detroit Michigan. The Lone Ranger is an American, long-running Old-time radio and early Television show created by George W The Green Hornet (also referred to as simply Green Hornet) is a masked fictional Crime fighter WXYZ-AM radio personality Dick Osgood was host of WXYZ-TV's inaugural broadcast.
In the 1950s WXYZ-TV began producing a series of popular and innovative programs which featured many personalities from WXYZ-AM. The station’s success generated revenues large enough that it became instrumental in financially helping the then struggling ABC network and other ABC ventures during the 1950s, including ABC-Paramount Records. ABC Records started in 1955 as ABC-Paramount Records the record label of Am-Par Record Corporation (a subsidiary of American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres In 1959 all of WXYZ's radio and television operations moved into new broadcast facilities at Broadcast House in Southfield, Michigan, where WXYZ's television operations remain. Southfield is a city in Oakland County of the US state of Michigan. The facility was built on the site of a former farm and included three TV production studios and its own free standing broadcast tower with a single-person maintenance elevator.
By 1978, WXYZ-TV was the second most-dominant television station in the United States in local viewer ratings, no doubt attributed to ABC's prime-time ratings dominance and the continued success of Channel 7 Action News with lead news anchor Bill Bonds. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Action News is a local television newscast format in the United States. Bill Bonds is an Emmy award-winning American Television anchor and reporter best known for his work In 1979, ABC named Jeanne Findlater as WXYZ’s general manager. She would be the first woman to hold that title at a large market television station.
In May 1985, ABC announced it would have to sell WXYZ-TV in order to merge with Capital Cities Communications. MAY ( also known as: Mei メイ 메이 is a Korean singer well known in South Korea for singing the song "Miracle" Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar) Capital Cities redirects here For the article about the seat of a government see Capital. The divestiture was necessary to comply with the FCC’s ownership limits of the time. ABC sold the station to The E.W. Scripps Company of Cincinnati, Ohio in 1986. The EW Scripps Company ( is an American Media conglomerate founded by Edward W Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) At the time, another prospective bidder for the station was Bill Cosby's Cozzin Communications. William Henry Cosby Jr (born July 12 1937 is an American Comedian, Actor, Author, Television producer and Activist. ABC did retain some of their assets at WXYZ including the satellite uplink for its satellite news-gathering service ABC News One. This article is about the American news organization See also ABC News (disambiguation ABC News is a division of American ABC had already sold WXYZ-AM two years earlier in 1984 to the radio station's general manager, Chuck Fritz. Under Scripps ownership, WXYZ-TV retained the ABC network affiliation and use of the "Circle 7" logo, to make it look exactly as the logo used in WABC in New York City. The Circle 7 logo is one of the most classic and familiar Television station Logos in the United States. The City of New York
Scripps used the station's popularity as leverage for Detroit's cable providers to air the Scripps-owned HGTV cable network. Home & Garden Television ( HGTV) is a cable TV network in the US that carries a variety of Home and Garden improvement maintenance Scripps used the FCC's "retransmission consent" rule to force local cable systems to carry HGTV. Under this rule, a television station that is carried on a cable system under "must carry" rules can request cable systems to compensate the station for carrying it.
The station was selected as the site of the first Town Meeting With President Bill Clinton in February 1993, which was hosted by Bill Bonds. William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19 1946 served as the forty-second President of the United States Bill Bonds is an Emmy award-winning American Television anchor and reporter best known for his work President Clinton would address questions from audience members at WXYZ's studios as well as audiences at other television stations via satellite.
A shift in affiliation in 1994 at Detroit's CBS affiliate, WJBK-TV, to the Fox network prompted CBS to attempt to lure WXYZ to drop its ABC affiliation in favor of CBS. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. To avoid being consigned to the UHF dial in what was then among the nation's ten largest markets, CBS heavily wooed Detroit's longtime ABC affiliate, WXYZ-TV. WXYZ's owner, the E.W. Scripps Company, then told ABC that unless it agreed to affiliate with Scripps-owned stations in four smaller markets, it would switch WXYZ to CBS. The EW Scripps Company ( is an American Media conglomerate founded by Edward W The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. As a contingency, ABC approached SJL Broadcast Management (now, today's Montecito Broadcast Group) about buying Toledo's WTVG and Flint's WJRT-TV to cover the Detroit area, in the event that WXYZ became a CBS station. Montecito Broadcast Group LLC was an American Holding company that operates Television stations with most of its operations centered largely west of the Mississippi This article is about the city in Ohio, USA. For Toledo Spain, see that article For the former co-owned Newark New Jersey television station that used the WTVG calls see WFUT-TV. Flint is a city in the US state of Michigan and is located along the Flint River, 66 miles (106 km northwest of Detroit. WJRT, channel 12 is an ABC -owned and operated television station ( O&O) in the Flint - Saginaw - Bay City Michigan television market Both stations' city-grade signals reached portions of the Detroit area (WTVG to the south, and WJRT-TV to the north).
Eventually Scripps signed a deal with ABC that would keep WXYZ as an ABC affiliate for the next ten years (and remains an ABC affiliate to this day). As a condition of that agreement, television stations in other cities including Cincinnati, Phoenix, Tampa and Baltimore would lose their ABC affiliation to competing Scripps-owned stations in those cities. Phoenix (ˈfiːˌnɪks O'odham Skikik, Yavapai Wasinka, Western Apache Fiinigis, Navajo Hoozdo, CBS would end-up purchasing independent Detroit station WGPR-TV (now WWJ-TV). WWJ-TV is the CBS - Owned and operated station in Detroit, Michigan.
In 2002, WXYZ-TV reached an agreement with Viacom, then-owner of WWJ-TV and UPN affiliate WKBD, in which WKBD canceled the newscast it produced for WWJ-TV, shut down its news department, and contracted with WXYZ to produce WKBD's 10 p. Viacom ( ( short for " Vi deo & A udio Com munications" is an American Media conglomerate with various worldwide interests 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 WKBD, channel 50 is an owned-and-operated station of the CW Television Network, based in Detroit Michigan. m. newscast. A handful of Viacom's Detroit employees would be transferred to WXYZ. Viacom would also transfer the operations of its CBS News satellite news gathering service CBS Newspath to offices at WXYZ’s Broadcast House, since WXYZ would also be allowed to use the resources of CBS News. CBS News is the news division of American Television and Radio network CBS. CBS News is the news division of American Television and Radio network CBS. The newscast was canceled in late 2004 due to poor viewership, and neither WKBD nor WWJ-TV now air any local newscasts in Detroit.
On October 4th 2006, WXYZ became the first television station in Michigan and the first E. W. Scripps owned station to broadcast all of its newscasts in widescreen high-definition. High-definition television (HDTV is a Digital television Broadcasting system with higher resolution than traditional television systems (standard-definition
On Monday January 15, 2007 WXYZ announced that Carolyn Clifford would anchor its 12pm, 5pm, and 7pm newscasts. Events 588 BC - Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah 's reign Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. She now co-anchors the 12pm and the 5pm with veteran anchor Robbie Timmons. She anchors the 7pm with Stephen Clark, who also anchors the 6pm and 11pm newscasts. Alicia Smith replaced Clifford on Action News This Morning.
On September 21, 2007, Scripps announced that it reached an agreement with Equity Media Holdings to provide programming from the Retro Television Network on a new digital subchannel starting in 2008. Events 1217 - The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu of Lehola was killed in a battle against Teutonic Knights. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Equity Media Holdings is a Broadcasting company based in Little Rock Arkansas that owns and operates 31 Television stations across the United The Retro Television Network (aka RTN is a system of television stations primarily airing classic television programming from the 1950s through the 1980s such as Leave it to 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Known locally as RTN7, the subchannel offers classic television programs daily from 6AM to 2AM, with infomercials during late-night hours, and sports on Saturday, if necessary. Equity also owns Detroit's Univision outlet, WUDT-CA channel 23. Univision is a Spanish-language television network in the United States and Puerto Rico. WUDT-CA, in Detroit Michigan, is a low-power affiliate of the Univision Spanish-language television network
In the 1950s WXYZ-TV created a series of widely popular locally produced children’s programs. The most famous program, Lunch with Soupy, launched the career of comedian Soupy Sales (real name, Milton Supman). Soupy Sales (born Milton Supman on January 8, 1926) is an American Comedian and Actor. The program went on the air in 1953 and was such a success that in 1960 ABC moved production to Los Angeles, and aired the show nationally. Soupy also hosted a very popular adult comedy show during that same period in the '50's, late at night, at 11:00pm called "Soupy's On", with a live band and guest stars and a lot of "pies-in-the-face"! Other successful children’s shows to follow would include Wyxie's Wonderland hosted by Detroit comic Marv Welch. In 1954 Bob Henry, (real name Bob Brickwedde) hosted the "Nash Theater Hour" on Thursday nights, and hosted western movies, featuring Deadeye and Black Bart on Saturday's as "Sheriff Bob". Ricky the Clown hosted by professional clown and magician Irv Romig and The Johnny Ginger Show hosted by the local comic Johnny Ginger. Johnny Ginger (real name Galen Grindle was a pioneer of Detroit television The Auntie Dee Show hosted by Dee Parker was a popular children’s talent show. In 1974, WXYZ-TV would launch and produce another successful children’s show, the nationally syndicated Hot Fudge.
Former WXYZ-TV general manager John Pival is credited for launching several other popular innovative programs in the 1950s and 1960s, including the World Adventure Series with host George Pierrot. The program would show films about "exotic" locations around the world. Pierrot was an author on world travel and a speaker at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The Detroit Institute of Arts ( DIA) originally named the Detroit Museum of Art, has one of the largest most significant art collections in the United States The Lady of Charm and later House O’ Charm with host Edythe Fern Melrose was a predecessor to today’s Martha Stewart home-making programs. Martha Stewart (born Martha Helen Kostyra; August 3, 1941) is an American Business magnate, Television host, author Prize Movie with popular host Rita Bell introduced feature films and held a viewer call-in contest to name the title of a song she played on the air. The cash prizes started at $7. Several music programs would also air including Club Polka and Club 1270. WXYZ disc jockey Ed McKenzie also brought his talents to TV with The Ed McKenzie Saturday Party with live musical performances from Chuck Berry and Louis Armstrong. Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry (born October 18 1926 in St Louis Armstrong (August 4 1901 &ndash July 6 1971 nicknamed Satchmo or Sachimo and Pops, was an American Jazz Trumpeter
WXYZ-TV also had a series of popular morning shows, starting with the Pat and Johnny Show, hosted by two WXYZ radio personalities, Pat Tobin and Johnny Slagle. Later in 1966, The Morning Show would debut as a morning variety program with host Bob Hynes. The station also helped to launch the career of Dennis Wholey, who started his AM Detroit talk-show at WXYZ before going on to WTVS to host PBS Late Night. Dennis Wholey (born July 2, 1939, Cranston Rhode Island) is an American Television host and producer, and the WTVS, branded as Detroit Public Television, is the PBS member station in Detroit, Michigan. The most popular and successful WXYZ morning talk show was Kelly & Company. That show was hosted by a married couple who were both former WXYZ news personalities, John Kelly (news anchor) and Marilyn Turner (weathercaster). The show ran at 9 a. m. weekdays from 1978 to 1995. It was primarily a talk show with featured guests and a studio audience. In 1984 Turner and Kelly would also host the short-lived afternoon program, Good Afternoon Detroit. The program was a pilot for other ABC owned stations in New York, Chicago and elsewhere to launch their own “Good Afternoon…” shows. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network.
In 1965, the Sunday morning public affairs show Spotlight on the News debuted with WXYZ's news director Bill Fyffe as its first host. The show was later hosted by political reporter Jim Harrington and continues to air today with WXYZ editorial and public affairs director Chuck Stokes as its host, writer and producer. "Spotlight" is now Detroit's longest running current events television program. It has featured local and national public officials including U. S. Presidents, and won numerous awards. Another public affairs show that aired Sunday nights at 11:30 p. m. from 1967 to 1981 was Haney’s People' with host Don Haney.
WXYZ-TV has also been involved in several Detroit traditions over the years, having aired special coverage of Detroit's Thanksgiving Day Parade, The North American International Auto Show Charity Preview, the annual Woodward Dream Cruise and the City of Detroit's celebrations of its 250th anniversary in 1951 and 300th anniversary in 2001. Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a traditional North American Holiday, which is a form of harvest festival. The Woodward Dream Cruise is a classic car event held annually on the third Saturday of August WXYZ's special coverage has also included the victory parades of the city's professional sports teams, most recently the Detroit Red Wings' Stanley Cup victory in 2002 and the Detroit Pistons' NBA championship in 2004. The Detroit Red Wings are a professional Ice hockey team based in Detroit Michigan, and current Stanley Cup champions The Stanley Cup (La Coupe Stanley is an Ice hockey club championship Trophy, awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL playoffs champion The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area WXYZ is also the official broadcaster of the Christmas parade in Rochester, Michigan. Rochester is a city in Oakland County in the US state of Michigan and a suburb of Detroit.
In the mid 1980s, the station created and produced a weekly educational literacy program aimed at children called Learn To Read, which was based on the "Michigan Method" of literacy education. traditional definition of literacy is considered to be the ability to read and write or the ability to use Language to read, write, listen, Learn To Read is an adult educational TV series that consists of 30 programs hosted by entrepreneur and literacy advocate Wally Amos. One of the hosts of this series was Doris Biscoe, then one of the anchors of Channel 7 Action News. Kentucky Educational Television later co-produced the series with WXYZ for the PBS network, with Wally Amos as host. The Kentucky Educational Television network aka "KET The Kentucky Network" is Kentucky 's statewide public television network The Public Broadcasting Service ( PBS) is a Non-profit Public broadcasting Television service with 354 member TV stations in the Wallace "Wally" Amos Jr (born July 1[[ 936]] is an American Actor and Writer from Tallahassee, Florida
On September 27th 2007, WXYZ Vice President & General Manager Grace Gilchrist announced her retitrment after 13 years at WXYZ, eccective at the end of 2007.  Her replacement is Bob Sliva, WXYZ's broadcast television management and sales executive. 
Despite preempting shows for special events (i. e. , Woodward Dream Cruise, etc. ), WXYZ-TV is one of the few ABC affilates in a U. S. major market that runs the entire ABC schedule.
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After the analog television shutdown and digital conversion, which is tentatively scheduled to take place on February 17, 2009 , WXYZ-TV will remain on its current pre-transition channel number, 41. ABC News Now is a 24 hour broadband News channel offered via television and streaming video at ABCNews  However, through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers will display WXYZ-TV's virtual channel as 7. The Program and System Information Protocol (PSIP is the protocol used in the ATSC and DVB digital television systems for carrying Metadata In Telecommunications, a logical channel number (LCN also known as virtual channel in North America, is a channel designation which differs
WXYZ-TV’s news department has held a longtime dominance of TV news in Detroit partly due to the popularity of former long time lead news anchor Bill Bonds. Bill Bonds is an Emmy award-winning American Television anchor and reporter best known for his work The station’s news department started as a small operation but would gain credibility for its coverage of the 1967 12th Street Riot. In the 1970s WXYZ would begin an aggressive build up of its news department. The station would adopt many elements of the Eyewitness News format, such as the Cool Hand Luke news music, that were being used to build up news departments at ABC's four other O&O television stations in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Eyewitness News is a name used by local television newscasts widely used in different markets across the United States. Cool Hand Luke is a 1967 American Drama film starring Paul Newman and directed by Stuart Rosenberg. WABC-TV, channel 7 is the flagship station of the Walt Disney Company -owned American Broadcasting Company, located in New York City. WLS-TV, channel 7 is a Television station in Chicago, Illinois. KABC-TV, channel 7 is an owned-and-operated television station of the Walt Disney Company -owned American Broadcasting Company, licensed to Los Angeles KGO-TV, channel 7 based in San Francisco California, is an owned-and-operated (O&O television station of The Walt Disney Company Subsidiary However, it opted to call its newscast Action News. Action News is a local television newscast format in the United States. Under the direction of general manager Jim Osborn and news director Phil Nye the station would lure popular news personalities from its rival stations WJBK-TV and WDIV-TV (known then as WWJ-TV) to join its already well-known anchors Dave Diles and Bill Bonds. WDIV-TV, channel 4 is the NBC Television station based in Detroit Michigan, United States. Bonds returned in 1971 from a stint as news anchor in Los Angeles. WXYZ would assemble Detroit’s most popular news personalities such as John Kelly, Jac LeGoff, Al Ackerman, Marilyn Turner, Jack McCarthy, Jerry Hodak, Don Lark and Doris Biscoe. The station launched a promotional campaign to introduce its new anchor team; “Bonds, Kelly, Ackerman, Turner. . . Channel 7's Action News Team. We got who you wanted!”
By 1973, Channel 7 Action News, for the first time ever, would become the highest-rated newscast in Detroit and has held the lead ever since. Its success was linked to the serious, controversial, opinionated hard delivery of lead anchor Bill Bonds. Bill Bonds is an Emmy award-winning American Television anchor and reporter best known for his work ABC would try to apply Bonds’ success in Detroit at KABC-TV in Los Angeles in the late 1960s, and again in 1975 at WABC-TV in New York; in both cases, he soon returned to WXYZ. KABC-TV, channel 7 is an owned-and-operated television station of the Walt Disney Company -owned American Broadcasting Company, licensed to Los Angeles WABC-TV, channel 7 is the flagship station of the Walt Disney Company -owned American Broadcasting Company, located in New York City. During the 1980s and 1990s, Bonds would host the interview segment, Up Front, on WXYZ's 5 p. m. Action News. During the interviews Bonds would confront Detroit’s public officials and newsmakers with hard-hitting and sometimes controversial questions. Bonds’ hard-edge style was widely known in Detroit for captivating viewers and repulsing others. Bonds would become the station's icon and its main star. In the Ron Powers book, The Newscasters, Powers would call Bonds "one of the 6 most influential news anchors in the country. " However, Bonds had some public battles with alcoholism that is credited with his dismissal from the station in 1995. Alcoholism is a term with multiple and sometimes conflicting definitions Bonds would go on to anchor newscasts and a late night talk-show at WJBK-TV and later host a radio show at WXYT-AM. WXYT-FM WXYT (1270 kHz) is an AM radio station located in Detroit Michigan. Bonds returned to WXYZ-TV in 1999 to present editorials during the newscasts, but left the station after several months to star in local TV and radio commercials.
WXYZ’s ratings dominance would be challenged by WDIV-TV in the 1980s. WDIV-TV, channel 4 is the NBC Television station based in Detroit Michigan, United States. The two stations continue a head to head battle for ratings to this day. In recent years the station's news coverage has been awarded with several high journalism honors including the George Foster Peabody and Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University awards. George Foster Peabody (July 27 1852 &ndash March 4 1938 was banker born in Columbus Georgia to George Henry Peabody and Elvira Canfield The Alfred I duPont-Columbia University Award is an American award that honors excellence in broadcast Journalism. WXYZ’s Action News was also named the best TV newscast in the U. S. by United Press International. The station was also recently awarded as the top television station in America for outstanding community service. WXYZ is a partner in several charitable endeavors including the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Operation Can-Do and Detroit's annual children's immunization fair. The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is an international organization of Roman Catholic lay men and women of all ages whose primary mission is to help the poor and less
In the 1990s, WXYZ continued to expand its morning newscast, Action News This Morning to the present start time of 5 a. m. . Its anchor Erik Smith was recently commended by The E.W. Scripps Co. for the 40th anniversary of his original hiring at WXYZ-TV. The EW Scripps Company ( is an American Media conglomerate founded by Edward W Smith had also won acclaim for his award winning series From the Heart. The series which began in the late 1990s was a collection of heartwarming, historical and inspirational stories from around the Detroit area. In 2001 WXYZ's Action News expanded again and returned to airing a 7 p. m. newscast. The move was spurred after the September 11 terrorist attacks when the station moved ABC’s World News Tonight ahead a half-hour to 6:30 p. Events 9 - The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul m. . Action News at 7 PM became a forum for interviewing guests and newsmakers on daily issues and became a ratings success in key demographics. Demographics or demographic data refers to selected population characteristics as used in government Marketing or opinion research or the Demographic profiles The station also recently expanded its Action News at Noon broadcast to one hour. Action News continues its success with long-time anchors Diana Lewis, Robbie Timmons, meteorologist Jerry Hodak, sportscaster Don Shane and up until October 9, 2006, anchor Frank Turner who became a successful replacement to Bill Bonds. Events 768 - Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned Kings of The Franks. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Bill Bonds is an Emmy award-winning American Television anchor and reporter best known for his work Another recent addition is anchor Stephen Clark, a former anchor at WCBS-TV and CBS News correspondent. WCBS-TV, channel 2 is the flagship station of the CBS television network located in New York City. CBS News is the news division of American Television and Radio network CBS. Chief Meteorologist Jerry Hodak has been the station's primary weathercaster for at least 26 of his more than 40 years in Detroit television. In 2006 WXYZ also boasts the most veteran general assignment reporters in Detroit TV with Cheryl Chodun, Bill Proctor, Mary Conway and Val Clark who all have at least 20 years each with the station.
In the November 2006 ratings period, shortly after the switch to HD, all of WXYZ's newscasts placed first in their respective timeslots except at 11 p. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. m. behind WDIV.  But since the November 2007 ratings period, WXYZ's Action News has become the number one newscast in all their respective timeslots. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. . Coupled with a strong syndicated programming lineup and top-ranked ABC prime-time programming, WXYZ is the number one-ranked station in Detroit, from sign-on to sign-off.
WXYZ-TV’s Special Projects department is home to the station’s investigative and consumer reporters and producers. It recently gained notoriety with Chief Investigative reporter Steve Wilson and his stories of financial mismanagement at the Kmart Corporation, an undercover investigation that exposed high-pressure sales tactics used by a well-known financial firm, and confrontations with elected officials in Detroit, especially Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Steve Wilson is Chief Investigative Reporter for WXYZ-TV in Detroit Michigan. Kmart (sometimes spelled as " K-Mart " is a chain of department stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U Kwame Malik Kilpatrick (born June 6, 1970) now a Convicted felon, served as mayor of Detroit Michigan from 2002 to 2008
WXYZ is carried on most cable systems in Southeast Michigan, Southwestern Ontario, and Northwestern Ohio. Steve Wilson is Chief Investigative Reporter for WXYZ-TV in Detroit Michigan. Southeast Michigan, also called Southeastern Michigan, is a region in the Lower Peninsula of the U Southwestern Ontario is a region of the Canadian province of Ontario, centred on the city of London. Northwest or northwestern Ohio consists of multiple counties in the northwestern corner of the US state of Ohio. It is seen on the following systems:
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|WXYZ-DT. Star Choice is a Direct broadcast satellite Television distributor in Canada which is majority-owned by Cable TV operator Shaw Communications Cogeco Inc ( is a Canadian media and communications company The corporation first entered the television business in the mid-1950s with the launch of a Rogers Cable Inc, a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc is Canada 's largest Cable television service provider with about 2 Comcast Corporation ( is the largest Cable television company the second largest Internet service provider and (according to the company the fourth largest telephone Charter Communications is an American company providing Cable television, High-speed Internet, and telephone services to more than 5 WOW! (formerly WideOpenWest is the 12th largest cable provider in the United States Bright House Networks is a Cable television company and the sixth largest MSO in the United States owned by Advance/Newhouse, headquartered in Buckeye CableSystem is a cable company located in Toledo Ohio and serves Northwest Ohio and parts of Southeast Michigan Windsor is the southernmost city in Canada and lies at the western end of the heavily populated Quebec City-Windsor Corridor. Essex County is a County and Census division located in Southwestern Ontario and covers an area at the southernmost tip of Canada London is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada along the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor with a metropolitan area population of 457720 the city proper Southwestern Ontario is a region of the Canadian province of Ontario, centred on the city of London. Ottawa (ˈɒtəwə or sometimes /ˈɒtəwɑː/ is the Capital of Canada and the country's fourth largest municipality. Flint is a city in the US state of Michigan and is located along the Flint River, 66 miles (106 km northwest of Detroit. Brooklyn (formerly Swainsville is a village in Jackson County of the U The Detroit metropolitan area, often referred to as Metro Detroit, is the metropolitan area located in Southeast Southeast Michigan, also called Southeastern Michigan, is a region in the Lower Peninsula of the U The Detroit metropolitan area, often referred to as Metro Detroit, is the metropolitan area located in Southeast Southeast Michigan, also called Southeastern Michigan, is a region in the Lower Peninsula of the U The Detroit metropolitan area, often referred to as Metro Detroit, is the metropolitan area located in Southeast Southeast Michigan, also called Southeastern Michigan, is a region in the Lower Peninsula of the U Southeast Michigan, also called Southeastern Michigan, is a region in the Lower Peninsula of the U This article is about the city in Ohio, USA. For Toledo Spain, see that article Northwest or northwestern Ohio consists of multiple counties in the northwestern corner of the US state of Ohio. 2 (RTN7)||-||-||-||-||247||247||-||-||437||101||127||-||-|
Coverage on cable systems outside the Detroit / Windsor market may be subject to syndex and network blackouts in the United States, and simsubbing in Canada. Syndication exclusivity (also known as syndex) is a Federal law in the United States designed to protect a local Television station 's rights In Broadcasting, a blackout is when certain programming usually Sports, cannot be televised in a certain Media market. Simultaneous substitution, or simsub, is the practice by which cable, Direct broadcast satellite and Multichannel multipoint distribution service WXYZ-TV is not available in Lansing (Comcast), Erie County, Ohio (Buckeye), Bowling Green, or Findlay (Time Warner Cable). Erie County is a County located in the state of Ohio, United States. Bowling Green is the County seat of Wood County in the US state of Ohio. Findlay is a city in the US state of Ohio and the County seat of Hancock County. Time Warner Cable ( (formerly Warner Cable Communications) is an American national cable television company that operates in 27 states and has 31 operating divisions