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Baltimore, Maryland United States

Branding WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
11 (general) WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
11 News, 11 News (newscasts)

Slogan Live. Local. Latebreaking.

Channels Digital: 11 (VHF) (to move to 12 (VHF)) Virtual: 11 (PSIP)

Subchannels 11.1 NBC 11.2 MeTV

Affiliations NBC
NBC
(1948–1981, 1995–present)

Owner Hearst Television (WBAL Hearst Television
Hearst Television
Inc.)

Founded May 1946 [1]

First air date March 11, 1948 (70 years ago) (1948-03-11)

Call letters' meaning BALtimore

Sister station(s) WBAL, WIYY

Former channel number(s) Analog: 11 (VHF, 1948–2009) Digital: 59 (UHF, until 2009)

Former affiliations Analog/DT1: CBS
CBS
(1981–1995) DT2: NBC
NBC
WX+ (2005–2009) "WBAL Plus" (2011–2012)

Transmitter power 26.6 kW 27.2 kW (CP)

Height 299 m (981 ft) 305 m (1,001 ft) (CP)

Facility ID 65696

Transmitter coordinates 39°20′5″N 76°39′3″W / 39.33472°N 76.65083°W / 39.33472; -76.65083 39°20′4.6″N 76°39′3.11″W / 39.334611°N 76.6508639°W / 39.334611; -76.6508639

Licensing authority FCC

Public license information: Profile CDBS

Website www.wbaltv.com

WBAL-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 11, is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Baltimore, Maryland, United States. It is the flagship station of the Hearst Television
Hearst Television
subsidiary of the Hearst Corporation, and is co-owned with radio stations WBAL (1090 AM) and WIYY (97.9 FM). The three stations share a studio and office facility on Television Hill in the Woodberry section of Baltimore, near the transmitting tower that WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
shares with WIYY, ABC affiliate WMAR-TV
WMAR-TV
(channel 2) and CBS
CBS
owned-and-operated station WJZ-TV
WJZ-TV
(channel 13). On cable, WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
is carried on Comcast Xfinity
Xfinity
channels 21 (standard definition) and 811 (high definition). In outlying areas of the market and on Verizon FiOS, DirecTV
DirecTV
and Dish Network, the station is carried on channel 11.

Contents

1 History 2 Digital television

2.1 Digital channels 2.2 Analog-to-digital conversion

3 Programming 4 News operation

4.1 Awards and achievements 4.2 On-air staff

4.2.1 Current on-air staff 4.2.2 Notable former on-air staff

5 Out-of-market coverage 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

History[edit] WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
began operations on March 11, 1948, from its original studios on North Charles Street in Downtown Baltimore.[2] The station's parent, the Hearst Corporation, also owned WBAL radio and two local afternoon newspapers, the Baltimore
Baltimore
News-Post and The Baltimore American (which later merged as the News American in 1965 before shutting down in 1986, as one of the city's later three daily papers). WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
is one of two Hearst-owned broadcast properties to have been built and signed on by the company (the other being WTAE-TV
WTAE-TV
in Pittsburgh), and the oldest to be continuously owned by Hearst through its various television subsidiaries through the years. At its launch, WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
was an NBC
NBC
affiliate, owing to its radio sister's long affiliation with the NBC
NBC
Red Network. Early programming on channel 11 included Musical Almanac, Look and Cook and Know Baltimore, along with news and sports productions. In the 1950s, the station introduced Romper Room, a children's program produced locally by Bert and Nancy Claster that eventually became a nationally franchised and syndicated program. Another long-running show of the 1950s was the weekday Quiz Club, co-hosted by local personalities Brent Gunts and Jay Grayson.[3] Baltimore
Baltimore
Sun local history columnist Jacques Kelly described it at the time of Grayson's death in June 2000, as "pure 1950s live television ... executed on a low budget ... the genial hosts ... ruled the 1 p.m. airwaves".[3] WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
produced several local bowling shows in the 1960s and early 1970s, including Strikes and Spares, Pinbusters, Duckpins and Dollars, Bowling
Bowling
for Dollars and Spare Time. The station even went as far as building and installing several "duckpin" bowling alleys at its studios. It also launched several children's entertainment shows during this period, such as Rhea and Sunshine, Pete the Pirate, P.W. Doodle, Heads Up, and the teen-oriented rock and roll music and dance Kerby Scott Show. WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
has boasted many television firsts, including becoming the first Baltimore
Baltimore
television station to broadcast in color, the first station in Maryland
Maryland
(and the eighth in the world) to acquire a videotape cartridge machine (video cassette recorder of "U-matic" system); the first station in Baltimore
Baltimore
to acquire a mobile satellite news-gathering system (dubbed "NEWSTAR 11") and the first Baltimore station to hire an African-American
African-American
news anchor and a Black news director.[4] In 1970, when the Baltimore
Baltimore
Colts moved to the newly-formed American Football Conference as part of the AFL–NFL merger
AFL–NFL merger
of 1970, WBAL-TV displaced WMAR-TV
WMAR-TV
(which aired most of the team's games since 1956) as the station of record for the team. This partnership continued until 1981, when WMAR-TV
WMAR-TV
became the team's unofficial home station again for their last three seasons in Baltimore. When the Baltimore
Baltimore
Ravens began play in 1996, WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
became the new team's station of record, but only for two seasons; in 1998, most games were moved to WJZ-TV. Presently, WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
airs any Ravens games when they play on NBC's Sunday Night Football. In the late 1970s, ABC steadily rose in the ratings to become the number one network in primetime. Accordingly, the network began to seek upgrades to its slate of affiliates, which included some stations that either had poor signals or poorly performing local programming. WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
had been invited to switch to ABC in 1977, but opted to remain with NBC
NBC
out of concerns about the poor ratings for ABC's then-recently revamped evening newscasts.[5][6]

The WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
studio and office facility, on "Television Hill" near Woodberry in north-central Baltimore, opened in 1962.

WBAL-TV's first stint as an NBC
NBC
affiliate ended on August 30, 1981, when the station exchanged networks with WMAR-TV, then owned by the A. S. Abell Company (then-publishers of the Baltimore
Baltimore
Sun), and became a CBS
CBS
affiliate. In its reasoning for initiating the switch, CBS
CBS
cited displeasure with WMAR-TV's frequent preemptions and low ratings for the station's newscasts.[7] As a CBS
CBS
affiliate, however, channel 11 preempted an hour of the network's daytime schedule everyday, as well as half of its Saturday cartoon lineup. Channel 11 also did not run CBS's late night programming. Baltimore
Baltimore
viewers who wanted to see the entire CBS
CBS
lineup could be able to view those programs through WDVM-TV/WUSA in Washington, D.C., which was available over-the-air in most of the adjacent Baltimore
Baltimore
area and preempted little network programming. In 1994, the E. W. Scripps Company, present owners of WMAR-TV, negotiated with ABC to affiliate with its Baltimore
Baltimore
station as part of a multi-station deal.[8] In response, CBS
CBS
and Westinghouse Broadcasting formed a partnership which resulted in the CBS affiliation moving from WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
to Westinghouse's WJZ-TV, Baltimore's longtime ABC affiliate.[9] Largely by default, channel 11 rejoined NBC on January 2, 1995.[10][11] The station was a prominent feature in the 1982 movie Diner, set in Baltimore. One of the main characters' girlfriends worked at the station, and another character watches College Bowl, an NBC
NBC
program that aired on WBAL-TV. It was also the primary setting for the 1991 film He Said, She Said, in which two newspaper columnists for the Baltimore
Baltimore
Sun ( Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon
and Elizabeth Perkins) serve as hosts of an opinion/debate segment on the station. Digital television[edit] Digital channels[edit] The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[12]

11.1 1080i 16:9 WBAL-DT Main WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
programming / NBC

11.2 480i 4:3 WBAL-SD MeTV

WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
carries a digital subchannel on 11.2,[13] which launched in August 2005 as "11 Insta-Weather Plus", an affiliate of NBC
NBC
Weather Plus until the network dissolved in November 2008; after that, the subchannel carried automated local and regional weather information provided by NBC
NBC
Plus until April 2009, when an alternate programming format was adopted featuring local weather information, newscasts and other special programming. On March 5, 2012, WBAL launched a 10 p.m. newscast on the subchannel (which was renamed "WBAL Plus" the previous year).[14] On July 24, 2012, Hearst Television
Hearst Television
renewed its affiliation agreement with MeTV
MeTV
through 2015, to maintain existing affiliations with eight Hearst-owned stations that were already carrying the digital multicast network. As part of the renewal, Hearst also signed agreements to add the network as digital subchannels of WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
and four other Hearst stations in Sacramento, Boston, Oklahoma City and Greensboro.[15] MeTV was added to subchannel 11.2 on October 1, 2012.[16] Analog-to-digital conversion[edit] WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 11, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States
United States
transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal relocated from its pre-transition UHF channel 59, which was among the high band UHF channels (52-69) that were removed from broadcasting use as a result of the transition, to its analog-era assignment of VHF channel 11.[17][18][19] Several VHF digital stations received permission for a power increase later that month after stations experienced signal problems as a result of changing their digital channel from UHF to VHF. WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
chose to test its equipment before making a commitment.[20] As a part of the repacking process following the 2016-2017 FCC incentive auction, WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
will relocate to VHF channel 12 by 2020, using PSIP to display its virtual channel number as 11.[21] After the switch, WJZ-TV
WJZ-TV
will then use channel 11 as their new VHF digital channel. Programming[edit] Outside of the NBC
NBC
network schedule, syndicated programs seen on WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
include The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Dr. Oz Show, Inside Edition, Live with Kelly and Ryan
Live with Kelly and Ryan
and Access, which is distributed by NBC's sister company NBCUniversal Television Distribution. WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
is one of the few NBC
NBC
affiliates that does not air the fourth hour of Today (which can be seen in the area via NBC
NBC
O&O (owned and operated) WRC-TV
WRC-TV
in Washington. Excluding most regular season games (seen mostly on WJZ), WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
is the official station of the Baltimore Ravens, and had aired most of the NFL team's regular season games in 1996 and 1997. WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
produces and airs the majority of the team's preseason games, but will use the NBC
NBC
network feed if NBC
NBC
picks up a Ravens preseason game for telecast. Also, because of Hearst's 20% ownership of ESPN, WBAL airs Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football
games involving the Ravens; the station also airs any games in which the Ravens are shown on NBC's Sunday Night Football. News operation[edit]

WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
reporters Deborah Weiner and Jayne Miller prepare for a live shot during the funeral of former Maryland
Maryland
Governor William Donald Schaefer, April 27, 2011

WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
presently broadcasts 39 hours of locally produced newscasts each week (5⅔ hours on Monday, 5 hours 35 minutes on Tuesday-Friday, 4½ hours on Saturday and 6½ hours on Sunday); the station also produces a weekly public affairs program on Sunday mornings called 11 TV Hill. Appropriately for a station with roots in a newspaper, channel 11 has a rich news tradition. WBAL's newscasts have spent the better part of its history in either first or second place in the ratings. It led the ratings from the 1960s until WJZ-TV
WJZ-TV
passed it in the early 1970s. However, for the better part of the last 40 years, WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
had waged a spirited battle for first place in the ratings with WJZ-TV. In recent years, WBAL-TV's newscasts placed first at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. However, in the November 2009 Nielsen ratings sweeps period—the first since the debut of The Jay Leno Show—WBAL's 11 p.m. newscast fell precipitously from first to a distant second behind WJZ (by contrast, the 11 p.m. newscast on WRC-TV
WRC-TV
in nearby Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
was one of the least affected late-night newscasts of any NBC
NBC
affiliate or owned-and-operated station in the country; it continued to dominate its competitors). WBAL still continued to lead at 5 and 6 p.m. until the November 2011 sweeps period. Since NBC
NBC
took Leno off of primetime in February 2010—in part due to complaints from WBAL and other affiliates about effects on its newscasts—viewership of channel 11's late newscast has often come close to the WJZ newscast. However, since the November 2011 sweeps period, WJZ's newscasts took the lead in nearly all time slots but WBAL is still a strong second. In 1974, WBAL introduced the Action News
Action News
format to Baltimore. Characterized by short, usually 90 second, news "packages" and upbeat introductory news themes, Baltimore's Action News
Action News
briefly replaced WJZ as the number one news station in Baltimore
Baltimore
during the mid-1970s. The architect of the success was news director Ron Kershaw, who had come to Baltimore
Baltimore
from Texas
Texas
and was considered somewhat ahead of his time.[22] He brought in talented anchors like Sue Simmons and Spencer Christian but also replaced long-time local news anchor Rolf Hertsgaard with controversial out-of-towner Don Harrison and streamlined the news operation. Kershaw later brought other innovations to WNBC-TV in New York City
New York City
and WBBM-TV
WBBM-TV
in Chicago
Chicago
as news director at those stations. WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
lent then-meteorologist Sandra Shaw to Hearst sister station WDSU-TV
WDSU-TV
in New Orleans
New Orleans
on September 1, 2008, to assist with the Louisiana station's coverage of Hurricane Gustav. On January 3, 2009, WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
became the second station in Baltimore (behind WBFF-TV) to begin broadcasting its local news programming in high definition. Only the in-studio cameras and footage from the station's helicopter were in HD at the time of the switch. For over a year, most field reports were still in pillarboxed 4:3 standard definition. Most field reports are switched from 16:9 widescreen enhanced definition to 16:9 high definition in March 2012. On March 5, 2012, WBAL debuted a half-hour 10 p.m. newscast on its WBAL Plus digital subchannel, which competes against an hour-long newscast on WBFF.[14] On January 12, 2015, WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
expanded their morning newscast 11 News Today to 4:30 a.m.[23] News Anchor Rod Daniels retired from WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
in 2015 after more than 30 years with the station.[24] Awards and achievements[edit]

Former WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
reporter Rob Roblin, April 27, 2011.

In addition, WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
became the first Baltimore
Baltimore
television station to win a Peabody Award
Peabody Award
for local news coverage, specifically of their Chesapeake Bay
Chesapeake Bay
pollution investigation (and the first Baltimore television station to win the award in any category in more than fifty years).[25] WBAL's news department was also awarded as one of the top three Best Television Newscasts by the National Headliners Association, alongside WFAA-TV
WFAA-TV
in Dallas, and WBAL's Boston
Boston
sister station WCVB-TV. The station has also won regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, the George Polk Award and the American Bar Association
American Bar Association
Gavel Award for excellence in reporting and journalism; it has also been rated the most outstanding television news operation in Baltimore
Baltimore
(by the Associated Press
Associated Press
and United Press International). On-air staff[edit] Current on-air staff[edit]

Gerry Sandusky
Gerry Sandusky
— Sports anchor

Notable former on-air staff[edit]

Curt Anderson (now in the Maryland
Maryland
General Assembly)[26] Sade Baderinwa (now with WABC-TV
WABC-TV
in New York City) Campbell Brown
Campbell Brown
(formerly at CNN) Ron Canada
Ron Canada
- newscaster (1970s–early 1980s; now working as an actor) Spencer Christian
Spencer Christian
(now with KGO-TV
KGO-TV
in San Francisco) Carol Costello (now at CNN) Rod Daniels (1984–2015; now retired) Mike Hambrick Vicki Mabrey (now with ABC News) Royal Parker (1962–mid-1990s) Lisa Salters
Lisa Salters
(now with ESPN) Sue Simmons (later with WNBC-TV in New York City
New York City
1980–2012; was at WRC-TV
WRC-TV
in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
1978–1980 before that; now retired) Ron Smith (died on December 19, 2011, at age 70, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer)[27][28] Julius Westheimer (deceased)

Out-of-market coverage[edit] Outside of Baltimore, WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
can be seen in Maryland's Eastern Shore from Cecil County to Worcester County, and Sussex County, Delaware. Both Comcast and Mediacom
Mediacom
systems in the Salisbury, Maryland/Dover, Delaware
Delaware
market carry WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
along with that market's NBC
NBC
affiliate, WRDE-LD
WRDE-LD
(Comcast's system in Sussex County, Delaware
Sussex County, Delaware
carries both WRDE-LD
WRDE-LD
and WBAL-TV, as well as NBC's Philadelphia
Philadelphia
owned-and-operated station WCAU). WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
is also viewed in many parts of southern Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
such as Gettysburg in Adams County, and Hanover and York as well as the majority of York County due to its proximity to Baltimore. In Lancaster County, WBAL is only available in Marietta, Columbia, and Elizabethtown mainly because of competition and prevalence of Philadelphia
Philadelphia
and local television stations in the area that are more well-known such as WGAL
WGAL
and WCAU. In Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
can be seen in Frederick, Clarke and Warren counties along with the independent city of Winchester. The station also live streams its newscasts on the internet several times a day. See also[edit]

Bernard H. Paul
Bernard H. Paul
- Paul's Puppets children program host for 10 years

References[edit]

^ "Television stations granted to three."[permanent dead link] Broadcasting - Telecasting, May 27, 1946, pg. 90. ^ "WBAL-TV; Baltimore
Baltimore
NBC
NBC
outlet begins operations." Broadcasting - Telecasting, March 15, 1948, pg. 97. [1][permanent dead link] ^ a b Kelly, Jacques (June 24, 2000). "'Quiz Club' had an impact". The Baltimore
Baltimore
Sun. p. 2E.  ^ "Station History". WBAL-TV. Archived from the original on 2007-03-13. Retrieved 2009-10-09.  ^ "In brief." Broadcasting, March 21, 1977, pg. 30[permanent dead link] ^ "In brief." Broadcasting, March 28, 1977, pg. 34[permanent dead link] ^ " CBS
CBS
switches affiliation to WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
in Baltimore." Broadcasting, March 9, 1981, pg. 152. [2][permanent dead link] ^ Foisie, Geoffrey (June 20, 1994). "ABC pre-empts CBS
CBS
in Cleveland, Detroit" (PDF). Broadcasting and Cable. Retrieved February 13, 2013. [permanent dead link] ^ Zier, Julie A. (July 18, 1994). "CBS, Group W form historic alliance" (PDF). Broadcasting and Cable. Retrieved February 13, 2013. [permanent dead link] ^ McClellan, Steve (August 1, 1994). "Keeping up with the affiliates" (PDF). Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved March 16, 2013. [permanent dead link] ^ Zurawik, David (1 January 1995). "Get ready, get set, get confused, in TV's big switch in Baltimore
Baltimore
Changing Channels". Baltimore
Baltimore
Sun. Retrieved 29 June 2012.  ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WBAL ^ "Ravens Draft Special
Special
Airs Saturday On WBAL-TV". April 23, 2009. Archived from the original on September 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-10-09.  ^ a b WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
to launch 10 p.m. newscast with Kate Amara March 5, The Baltimore
Baltimore
Sun, February 8, 2012. ^ Me-TV Adds Five More Hearst Stations, TVNewsCheck, July 24, 2012. ^ Where to Watch Me-TV: WBAL ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.  ^ CDBS Print ^ "DTV Transition Plan". FCC. Retrieved 2009-10-09.  ^ Eggerton, John (2009-06-29). "Boise station gets power boost". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 2009-07-01.  ^ http://www.nab.org/repacking/clearinghouse.asp ^ Dunne, John Gregory (2006). Regards: The Selected Nonfiction of John Gregory Dunne. Thunder's Mouth Press. p. 80. ISBN 978-1-56025-816-2.  ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-01-22. Retrieved 2015-01-22.  ^ Zurawik, David (May 8, 2015). "WBAL anchorman Rod Daniels to retire after more than 30 years". Baltim. Sun. Retrieved May 10, 2015 – via baltimoresun.com.  ^ 64th Annual Peabody Awards, May 2005. ^ Delegate Curt Anderson, Maryland
Maryland
General Assembly ^ "Ron Smith Succumbs To Cancer At 70". WBAL-TV/Hearst Television. December 20, 2011. Retrieved December 20, 2011. [permanent dead link] ^ "Ron Smith 1941–2011". WBAL/Hearst Television. December 20, 2011. Retrieved December 20, 2011. 

External links[edit]

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Television in Greater Baltimore

Reception may vary by location and some stations may only be viewable with cable television Network O&Os are in bold

Local stations

WMAR-TV
WMAR-TV
(2.1 ABC, 2.2 Laff, 2.3 Bounce, 2.4 Escape) WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
(11.1 NBC, 11.2 MeTV) WJZ-TV
WJZ-TV
(13.1 CBS, 13.2 Decades) WMJF-CD
WMJF-CD
(39.1 Ind/Classic Arts Showcase) WBFF
WBFF
(45.1 Fox, 45.3 TBD) WUTB
WUTB
(45.2 MNTV) WNUV
WNUV
(54.1 CW, 54.2 Antenna, 54.3 Comet, 54.4 Charge!) WMPB/WMPT/WFPT (67.1/22.1/62.1 PBS/MPT, 67.2/22.2/62.2 MPT2, 67.3/22.3/62.3 PBS
PBS
Kids, 67.4/22.4/62.4 NHK World) WQAW-LP
WQAW-LP
(69.1 AZA)

Cable channels

MASN NBC
NBC
Sports Washington NBC
NBC
Sports Washington Plus

Outlying areas

WWDD-LD (40.1 Daystar - Havre de Grace)

Adjacent locals

Washington, D.C.

see Washington TV

Hagerstown/Martinsburg

WDVM-TV
WDVM-TV
(25.1 Ind/H&I, 25.2 Escape, 25.3 Grit, 25.4 Laff) WWPB (31.1 PBS/MPT, 31.2 MPT2, 31.3 PBS
PBS
Kids, 31.4 NHK World) WWPX-TV (60.1 Ion, 60.2 Qubo, 60.3 Ion Life, 60.4 Ion Shop)

Maryland
Maryland
Broadcast television Baltimore Pittsburgh, PA Salisbury Washington, D.C.

See also Philadelphia
Philadelphia
TV, Susquehanna Valley TV

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Television in Metropolitan Washington, D.C.

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Local stations

WRC-TV
WRC-TV
(4.1 NBC, 4.2 Cozi TV) WTTG
WTTG
(5.1 Fox, 5.2 Buzzr, 5.3 MeTV) WJLA-TV
WJLA-TV
(7.1 ABC, 7.2 Charge!, 7.3 Comet, 7.4 TBD) WUSA (9.1 CBS, 9.2 JN) WDCO-CD (10.1 JTV) WFDC-DT
WFDC-DT
(14.2 GetTV, 14.3 Grit, 14.4 Bounce) WDCA
WDCA
(20.1 MNTV, 20.2 Movies!, 20.3 H&I, 20.4 Light TV) WDDN-LD/WDWA-LD (23.1 Daystar) WRZB-LD (31.1 Escape, 31.2 Laff, 31.3 HSN2, 31.4 Shop LC, 31.5 Decades) WWTD-LD (49.1 MBC America, 49.2 NTDTV, 49.3 QVC, 49.4 Retro TV, 49.5 SonLife, 49.6 JTV) WDCW
WDCW
(50.1 CW, 50.2 ANT) WIAV-CD (58.1 JTV) WPXW-TV (66.1 Ion, 66.2 Qubo, 66.3 Ion Life, 66.4 Ion Shop, 66.5 HSN, 66.6 QVC)

Public television

WMPT/WFPT (22.1/62.1 PBS/MPT, 22.2/62.2 MPT2, 22.3/62.3 PBS
PBS
Kids, 22.4/62.4 NHK World) WETA-TV
WETA-TV
(26.1 PBS
PBS
HD, 26.2 WETA UK, 26.3 PBS
PBS
Kids, 26.4 SD) WHUT-TV
WHUT-TV
(32.1 PBS, 32.2 Kids)

Spanish-language

WDCN-LP 6 (audio only) WFDC-DT
WFDC-DT
(14.1 UNI) WZDC-CD (44.1 TMD, 44.2 TXO) WMDO-CD
WMDO-CD
(47.1 UniMás) WJAL (68.1 LATV)

Cable channels

NBC
NBC
Sports Washington/ NBC
NBC
Sports Washington + NewsChannel 8 FPA AIM MASN UDC-TV

Outlying areas

Hagerstown, MD

WDVM-TV
WDVM-TV
(25.1 Ind/H&I, 25.2 Escape, 25.3 Grit, 25.4 Laff) WWPB (31.1 PBS/MPT, 31.2 MPT2, 31.3 PBS
PBS
Kids, 31.4 NHK World)

Winchester, VA

WHSV-TV
WHSV-TV
(3.1 ABC, 3.2 CBS, 3.4 MNTV/MeTV) WAZH-CD/WAZT-CD (24.1/48.1 JTV) WVPY (42.1 PBS, 42.2 Create, 42.3 World)

Martinsburg, WV

W08EE-D (24.1 PBS/WVPB, 24.2 PBS
PBS
Encore/World, 24.3 PBS
PBS
Kids) WWPX-TV (60.1 Ion, 60.2 Qubo, 60.3 Ion Life, 60.4 Ion Shop, 60.5 HSN, 60.6 QVC)

Defunct

TCN WHFV 69 (NBC, Fredericksburg, VA)

Virginia
Virginia
broadcast television areas by city Bristol Bluefield Charlottesville Harrisonburg Norfolk Richmond Roanoke Washington, DC

West Virginia
Virginia
Broadcast television Bluefield Clarksburg/Weston Huntington/Charleston Parkersburg Washington, DC Wheeling

Maryland
Maryland
Broadcast television Baltimore Pittsburgh, PA Salisbury Washington, D.C.

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
broadcast television Binghamton, New York Buffalo, New York Elmira, New York Erie Johnstown/Altoona/State College New York City Philadelphia Pittsburgh Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Susquehanna Valley (Harrisburg) Washington, DC Youngstown, Ohio

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Broadcast television in the Susquehanna Valley, including Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York

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Local stations

WGAL
WGAL
(8.1 NBC, 8.2 MeTV) WXBU
WXBU
(15.1 Comet TV) WHP-TV
WHP-TV
(21.1 CBS, 21.2 MNTV, 21.3 The CW) WHTM-TV
WHTM-TV
(27.1 ABC, 27.2 Ion, 27.3 GetTV, 27.4 Laff) W07DP-D (35.1 COR) WITF-TV (33.1 PBS, 33.2 PBS
PBS
Kids) WPMT
WPMT
(43.1 Fox, 43.2 Antenna TV) WGCB-TV
WGCB-TV
(49.1 IND)

Adjacent locals

Philadelphia, PA

KYW-TV
KYW-TV
(3.1 CBS, 3.2 Decades) WPVI-TV
WPVI-TV
(6.1 ABC, 6.2 LWN HD, 6.3 Laff) WCAU
WCAU
(10.1 NBC, 10.2 Cozi TV, 62.3 Telemundo, 62.4 TeleXitos) WPHL-TV
WPHL-TV
(17.1 MNTV, 17.2 Antenna TV, 17.3 This TV, 17.4 Comet TV) WUVP-DT
WUVP-DT
(65.1 Univision, 65.2 Bounce TV, 65.3 Justice)

Baltimore, MD

WMAR-TV
WMAR-TV
(2.1 ABC, 2.2 Laff, 2.3 Bounce TV, 2.4 Escape) WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
(11.1 NBC, 11.2 MeTV) WJZ-TV
WJZ-TV
(13.1 CBS, 13.2 Decades)

Washington, DC

WUSA (9.1 CBS, 9.2 Justice) WFDC-DT
WFDC-DT
(14.1 Univision, 14.2 GetTV, 14.3 Grit, 14.4 Bounce TV) WDCW
WDCW
(50.1 The CW, 50.2 Antenna TV) WJAL (68.1 LATV)

Cable channels

Harrisburg Broadcast Network Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Cable Network The Comcast Network

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
broadcast television Binghamton, New York Buffalo, New York Elmira, New York Erie Johnstown/Altoona/State College New York City Philadelphia Pittsburgh Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Susquehanna Valley (Harrisburg) Washington, DC Youngstown, Ohio

See also Baltimore
Baltimore
TV

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NBC
NBC
Network Affiliates serving the state of Maryland

WBAL-TV
WBAL-TV
11 (Baltimore) WRDE-LD
WRDE-LD
31 (Salisbury)

See also ABC CBS CW Fox Ion MyNetworkTV NBC PBS Other stations in Maryland

v t e

Hearst Communications

Daily newspapers

The Advocate Times Union Beaumont Enterprise Connecticut Post The Courier (Conroe, Texas) Edwardsville Intelligencer Greenwich Time The Hour Houston Chronicle Huron Daily Tribune Journal-Courier Laredo Morning Times Manistee News Advocate The Middletown Press Midland Daily News Midland Reporter-Telegram New Haven Register The News-Times The Pioneer Plainview Daily Herald The Register Citizen San Antonio Express-News San Francisco
San Francisco
Chronicle seattlepi.com The Telegraph Connecticut Magazine

Weekly newspapers

Cleveland Advocate Eastex Advocate Examiner Newspapers (Bellaire, Memorial, River Oaks, West University) The Lake Houston Observer The Potpourri (Magnolia and Tomball) Sugar Land Sun The Villager (The Woodlands, Texas) La Voz de Houston

Magazines

United States

Car and Driver Cosmopolitan Country Living Elle Elle Decor Esquire Food Network Magazine Good Housekeeping Harper's Bazaar

harper by Harper's Bazaar

House Beautiful Marie Claire
Marie Claire
(US) O, The Oprah Magazine Popular Mechanics Redbook Road & Track Seventeen Town & Country Woman's Day CDS Global Hearst Magazines Digital Media

ELLEgirl.com espin Lenny Letter Shondaland.com

International

All About Soap Company Digital Spy Elle Esquire Inside Soap Psychologies Quo Sugar

Hearst TV Television stations by affiliation

ABC

KETV KHBS
KHBS
/ KHOG KMBC KOAT KOCO KSBW-DT2 WAPT WCVB WISN WJCL WMUR WMTW WPBF WTAE

The CW

KCWE KHBS-DT2 / KHOG-DT2 WCWG WKCF WPTZ-DT2

Other

CBS

KCCI WLKY

Independent

WMOR

MyNetworkTV

KQCA KCCI-DT3

NBC

KCRA KSBW WBAL WDSU WESH WGAL WLWT WPTZ
WPTZ
/ WNNE WVTM WXII WYFF

Acquisitions

Pulitzer, Inc.

Radio stations

WBAL WIYY

Entertainment and syndication

A&E Networks (50%) Cosmopolitan Television
Cosmopolitan Television
(part owner) DailyINK ESPN
ESPN
Inc. (20%) King Features Syndicate Light TV
Light TV
(part owner) Litton Entertainment
Litton Entertainment
(major) NorthSouth Productions (50%) Reed Brennan Media Associates Texture (part owner) Verizon Hearst Media Partners (50%)

AwesomenessTV Complex Networks

Business media

Black Book First Databank Fitch Ratings
Fitch Ratings
(80%)

BMI Research

Motor

Real estate

Hearst Tower Hearst Service C

.