WBTV, virtual channel 3 (UHF digital channel 23), is a CBS-affiliated
television station licensed to Charlotte, North Carolina, United
States. It is one of two flagship stations of owner
Raycom Media (the
WSFA in the company's homebase of Montgomery, Alabama).
WBTV's studios are located off Morehead Street, just west of Uptown
Charlotte, and its transmitter is located in north-central Gaston
WBTV is carried in standard definition on Charter Spectrum
channel 2 in the immediate Charlotte area (channel 3 in Kannapolis,
Concord and on legacy Charter systems), Comporium Communications
channel 105 and AT&T U-verse channel 3, and in high definition on
Spectrum channel 1209 (channel 702 on legacy Charter systems),
Comporium channel 1105 and U-verse channel 1003.
1.1 Sale to Raycom Media
2 Digital television
2.1 Digital channels
2.2 Mobile DTV channel
2.3 Analog-to-digital conversion
4 News operation
4.1 Notable on-air staff
4.2 Notable former on-air staff
5 Out-of-market cable carriage
7 External links
The station first signed on the air on July 15, 1949. When it debuted,
WBTV was the 13th television station in the United States and the
first in the Carolinas; it is the oldest television station located
between Richmond and Atlanta. Veteran Charlotte broadcaster Jim
Patterson was the first person seen on the station, and remained
employed there until his death in 1986.
WBTV was originally owned by
the Greensboro-based Jefferson Standard Insurance Company, owners of
WBT (1110 AM), the city's oldest radio station and the first fully
licensed station in the South. Jefferson Standard had purchased WBT
CBS in 1947. Shortly before the television station went on the
air, its call letters were modified from WBT-TV to WBTV. Jefferson
Standard merged with Pilot Life in 1968 (although it had owned
controlling interest since 1945) and became Jefferson-Pilot
Corporation. In 1970, the media interests were folded into a new
subsidiary, Jefferson-Pilot Communications.
WBTV received one of the last construction permits issued before the
Federal Communications Commission's "freeze" on new television
licenses, which lasted until the Commission released its Sixth Report
and Order in 1952. As such, it was Charlotte's only VHF station for
eight years, carrying affiliations with all four major networks of the
time – CBS, NBC, ABC and DuMont. However,
WBTV has always been a
CBS affiliate, owing to WBT radio's long affiliation with the
CBS Radio Network. It is the only commercial television station in the
market that has never changed its primary affiliation.
Channel 3 had originally operated from a converted radio studio in the
Wilder Building, alongside its sister radio station. In 1955, WBT and
WBTV moved to a then state-of-the-art facility on a hill atop Morehead
Street, where both stations are still based today. The studio address,
One Julian Price Place, is named in honor of a longtime Jefferson
WBTV's only competition in its early years came from a UHF station on
channel 36, known as WAYS-TV and then WQMC-TV, which broadcast briefly
from 1953 to 1955. It was nominally an
NBC affiliate, sharing a
secondary ABC affiliation with channel 3. However, channel 36's signal
was severely weak, and
NBC continued to allow
WBTV to cherry-pick its
stronger programming. Channel 36 went dark in March 1955, and DuMont
shut down roughly a year later in August 1956. The three remaining
networks continued to have some of their programming shoehorned on
channel 3 for over a year until Charlotte's second VHF station,
WSOC-TV (channel 9), took the
NBC affiliation when it signed on in
April 1957. Channel 36 returned to the air in November 1964 as WCCB
(later moving to channel 18 in November 1966), carrying certain CBS
WBTV turned down in order to carry ABC programs. ABC
programming continued to be split among the three stations until 1967,
WCCB became a full-time ABC affiliate.
WBTV's transmitter tower in north-central Gaston County.
From 1958 to 1974, WBTV's studio facilities served as the home for
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling telecasts. Since its completion in
1984, WBTV's signal has been transmitted from a 2,000-foot
(610 m)-high guy-wired aerial mast transmitter tower located in
north-central Gaston County, North Carolina, which is also shared with
former radio sister WLNK.
WAGA-TV in Atlanta, which signed on the air four months before
WBTV, switched to Fox in December 1994,
WBTV became the
CBS affiliate located south of Washington, D.C.
WFMY-TV in Greensboro, the second-oldest station in the Carolinas, is
the network's second-longest tenured affiliate south of the capital;
it signed on three months after WBTV. Two years later, after KPIX-TV
San Francisco became a
CBS owned-and-operated station (due to owner
Westinghouse Electric Corporation's merger with CBS),
WBTV became the
second longest-tenured affiliate that was not owned by the network,
behind only Washington's WUSA.
Over the years, Jefferson Standard/Jefferson-Pilot acquired several
other radio and television stations across the country, with WBTV
serving as the company's flagship station. In 2006, Jefferson-Pilot
merged with the Philadelphia-based Lincoln National Corporation.
Lincoln Financial retained Jefferson-Pilot's broadcasting division,
which was renamed Lincoln Financial Media, with
WBTV retaining its
status as the flagship station.
Sale to Raycom Media
On November 12, 2007, Lincoln Financial announced its intention to
sell WBTV, sister stations
WWBT in Richmond and
WCSC-TV in Charleston,
South Carolina and Lincoln Financial Sports, to
Raycom Media for $583
million. Lincoln Financial also sold its Charlotte radio stations to
Braintree, Massachusetts-based Greater Media, effectively breaking up
Charlotte's last co-owned radio/television station combination.
Charlotte Observer TV critic Mark Washburn, Lincoln
Financial decided soon after taking over the former Jefferson-Pilot
properties that it would never really be able to integrate them with
the rest of the company's assets, and had decided to sell them as soon
as possible. WBT-AM-FM and
WLNK continue to share the Julian Price
Place facility with WBTV. The sale of the radio stations was
finalized on January 31, 2008. However,
WBTV still shares the Julian
Price Place studio with its former radio sisters, and they also retain
a news partnership.
The FCC approved the sale of
WBTV on March 25, 2008, and Raycom
formally took control of the station on April 1. With the purchase,
WBTV became Raycom's second-largest station by market size, behind the
Ohio duopoly of
WOIO and WUAB. Since
Raycom Sports is
headquartered in Charlotte,
WBTV has a very important role in Raycom
Media's operations, and now shares flagship status with
WSFA, located in the company's homebase of Montgomery, Alabama.
In early 2008,
Raycom Sports and Lincoln Financial Sports officially
merged under the
Raycom Sports banner. The merger coincided with the
start of the 2008
Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference basketball season. WBTV
has served as Charlotte's home station for ACC sporting events since
C.D. Chesley piped in North Carolina's historic win in the 1957 NCAA
tournament to channel 3 and several other television stations in the
state. Raycom had produced ACC basketball games in partnership with
Jefferson-Pilot/Lincoln Financial since 1982. The partnership was
extended to football in 2004; Jefferson-Pilot/Lincoln Financial had
been the sole producer of ACC football telecasts since 1984. Since
2010, they have been branded as the ACC Network.
In mid-May 2008, the former Jefferson-Pilot/Lincoln Financial stations
launched redesigned websites, powered by the Local Media network
division of WorldNow (which operates nearly all of the websites of
Raycom's stations), assuming web platform operations from Broadcast
Interactive Media. However,
WWBT retain their
Jefferson-Pilot/Lincoln Financial-era logos and branding (WCSC has
since changed its logo and graphics, following its switch to high
On November 15, 2013, both
WBTV and WBT were dedicated with a North
Carolina historical marker at the corner of Tryon and Third Streets
WBTV - Oldest broadcast stations in North Carolina
established 1922. WBT radio long hosted live country music. WBTV
sign-on, July 15, 1949. Studios here until 1955"). The Wilder
Building, which was demolished in 1983, served as WBTV's studio
facilities from 1949 to 1955.
The station digital channel is multiplexed:
PSIP Short Name
WBTV programming / CBS
WBTV had previously carried a standard-definition simulcast of the
station's main channel on its second digital subchannel. On July 12,
2010, the simulcast was replaced with This TV. WBTV's weather radar
was previously shown on its third subchannel, but the subchannel
itself was removed prior to the digital transition. The third
subchannel resumed operations upon the launch of
Bounce TV on
September 26, 2011. On January 1, 2012,
WBTV switched the subchannels
This TV and Bounce TV, due to a contractual obligation to carry
Bounce TV on the station's second subchannel. On April 1, 2012, the
third subchannel (This TV) was once again removed to make room for
WBTV's mobile DTV service, but was brought back on October 8, 2014
with the Grit network.
Mobile DTV channel
PSIP Short Name
Mobile DTV simulcast of WBTV-DT1
WBTV shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 3, on June 12,
2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the
United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under
federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its
pre-transition UHF channel 23. Through the use of PSIP, digital
television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its
former VHF analog channel 3.
For many years,
WBTV was one of the country's most dominant television
stations. This was in part due to being the only reliably viewable
station in town for nine years, as well as the station's long
tradition of strong local news coverage. In fact, its dominance was so
absolute that it was once said the dials of most Charlotteans'
television sets were "rusted on channel 3." To this day,
been one of CBS's strongest affiliates.
The station claims credit for a number of television "firsts", among
them being the construction of the first building in the United States
built specifically for color television broadcasting.
WBTV also claims
to have been the first station in the world to record and rebroadcast
programs on color videotape; to use a live camera and microwave relay
inside a race car; and to have a fully computerized news operation. It
claims to have been the first station in the country to develop
computerized election return projections, to broadcast CBS'
ExtraVision teletext service, and to produce a local newscast for a
PBS member station (WTVI, channel 42). It claims to be the first
station in the Southern U.S. to air color test patterns and color ID
WBTV was granted the first full-power construction permit for
a digital television signal in the
United States in 1998, which went
on the air that year operating at 1 million watts–equivalent to
5 million watts for an analog transmitter.
A much-remembered women's/homemaker's show, The Betty Feezor Show,
aired on channel 3 from the 1950s until 1977. Feezor gave viewers tips
on cooking, sewing, floral arranging, and other topics of interest to
housewives and mothers. In 1965, the show was the third most-watched
women's program in the United States. Feezor's show was also
carried on Richmond sister station
WWBT after Jefferson-Pilot bought
the station in 1968. Feezor retired in 1977 due to a brain tumor, an
illness from which she died in 1978.
The Betty Feezor Show was replaced by an hour-long midday news and
variety show, Top O' the Day. Segments on the program included On the
Square, in which Doug Mayes solicited opinions from various
Charlotte-area residents about current news topics, as well as C. J.
Underwood's Down Home with the Carolina Camera, where otherwise
unknown or low-profile Carolinians were temporarily given celebrity
status for their whimsical talents, novel collections, or for the way
they impacted their communities. For its first five years, the show
aired at 12:00 p.m., pre-empting The Young and the Restless. It
shifted to 11:30 a.m. in 1982. To make room for Top O' the Day,
WBTV aired The Price Is Right on a one-day delay at 10:30 a.m.,
preempting whatever game show
CBS aired at that time. As a result,
Child's Play, Press Your Luck, Card Sharks, and Now You See It never
aired in Charlotte. The station didn't air the
CBS version of Wheel of
Fortune until late in that show's run. For many years, WBTV
occasionally preempted some of CBS' Saturday morning cartoons as well.
However, area viewers could watch those preempted shows on
Spartanburg or WFMY through a strong antenna (WFMY and WSPA were and
still are available on some cable systems in the Charlotte market,
although non-local programming is subject to blackout due to network
non-duplication and syndication exclusivity rules). Top O' the Day
ended in 1992, and was replaced by a conventional half-hour noon
Since the early 1990s,
WBTV has generally cleared most of the CBS
programming schedule in pattern, with the exception of ACC football
and basketball games from Raycom Sports. For many years,
Face the Nation
Face the Nation on Sundays at 11:30 a.m.; most
CBS affiliates in
Eastern Time Zone
Eastern Time Zone air it at 10:30 a.m. However, when Face the
Nation was permanently expanded to an hour in 2012,
WBTV moved the
show to 10:30 a.m.
WBTV gained a major ratings windfall in 1981–82, when
CBS won the
television rights to the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Due to
North Carolina's status as a college basketball hotbed and local teams
North Carolina and Duke being mainstays in the tournament, NCAA
tournament games are consistently among the highest-rated programs in
the market during playoff season. In 2008, for instance, NCAA games on
WBTV attracted a 13.4 rating and a 24 share, the third-highest in the
nation (behind only WLKY-TV in Louisville and
WREG-TV in Memphis).
The popularity of a series of specials commemorating the station's
25th anniversary in 1974 led to a long-running program, Those Were the
Years, hosted by Mike McKay and featuring episodes of classic
television shows such as Dragnet,
You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life and Alfred
Hitchcock Presents. It was seen for several years at 11:30 p.m.
on Fridays, pre-empting the
CBS late-night shows which competed poorly
against The Tonight Show.
Throughout the 1960s and 1970s,
WBTV aired a Sunday morning program
that featured singing cowboy
Fred Kirby and his sidekick "Uncle Jim"
(played by Jim Patterson). The show was known at various times as Tiny
Town, Whistle Stop, Fred Kirby's Little Rascals and Kirby's Corral.
Giving the "hi-sign" to his young fans, Kirby was a fixture for many
years at the western-themed park
Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock (an
hour northwest of Charlotte). In addition to Fred and Uncle Jim,
viewers were treated to classic episodes of
The Little Rascals
The Little Rascals (Hal
Roach's Our Gang) as well as frequent appearances by the local
bluegrass band The Br'arhoppers. Patterson was killed in a single-car
accident in Charlotte in 1986; Kirby died in 1996 at age 85.
Since December 1982,
WBTV has been the flagship station of syndicated
over-the-air coverage of
Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference sports. Then-owner
Jefferson-Pilot took over coverage of men's basketball from longtime
producer C. D. Chesley in 1982 in partnership with Raycom, and became
the sole producer of ACC football in 1984. Those rights passed to
Lincoln Financial after its merger with Jefferson-Pilot in 2006. Both
have been produced by
Raycom Sports after their acquisition of Lincoln
Financial’s sports division during the 2007-2008 season. Most ACC
games that are not televised by
WBTV air on either
WJZY (channel 46)
WMYT-TV (channel 55).
Raycom Sports still produces the ACC
syndication package under the banner, "ACC Network". Raycom Sports
still has rights to the ACC until at least the 2026-27 season.
WBTV presently broadcasts 38½ hours of locally produced newscasts
each week (with 6½ hours on weekdays, and three hours each on
Saturdays and Sundays); in addition, the station produces an
additional 15 hours of newscasts each week for its Bounce
TV-affiliated second digital subchannel (in the form of a two-hour
extension of WBTV's weekday morning newscast and an hour-long 8 p.m.
For most of its first 30 years on the air, WBTV's newscasts dominated
Nielsen ratings in the Charlotte market. In addition to its legacy
as the state's first television station, it also benefited from its
ties to WBT, one of the most respected radio news operations in the
Southeastern United States. Channel 3 did not face a serious challenge
by any other news-producing station in the market until 1981. That
year, Doug Mayes, the station's main anchorman since it began
producing daily newscasts in 1952, jumped to WSOC-TV. Mayes said years
later that channel 9 offered him a deal that was too lucrative for him
to resist, considering that he had kids in college.
Jefferson-Pilot management, who only a few years earlier had touted
Mayes as part of the station's campaign, "Turn to People You Know,"
wanted to make its newscasts appeal to a younger audience and made
little effort to retain him. Within a few months, WBTV's late-evening
newscast lost the lead at 11 p.m. to channel 9, and it would not
regain first place in that timeslot until 2004.
WSOC-TV gained a large
lead in ratings for most other news timeslots beginning in 1990. WBTV
returned to a strong position in the late 1990s, culminating in
wrestling the #1 spot at noon in 1998 from WSOC-TV. The two stations
have gone back and forth at first place in most timeslots since then.
During the July 2013 ratings period,
WBTV took the lead at noon and 11
p.m., while WSOC led at all other news timeslots. Soon after
Raycom took control of the station,
WBTV began airing local newscasts
CBS programs in high definition. During the 2016 February sweeps,
WBTV surged to first place in all timeslots, including the 6 and 11
p.m. newscasts, for the first time in 26 years.
WBTV credited its
strong social media presence and its talent continuity for the ratings
win, while WSOC lost much of its main talent in the previous year.
WBTV has dominated the market west of the Catawba River,
a legacy from its nine-year head start.
Diana Williams (now at
WABC-TV in New York City) served as an anchor
WBTV during the early 1980s; she was succeeded as the station's
main female anchor by Sara James (now a reporter for Dateline NBC).
Following the 2005 retirement of longtime WSOC anchorman Bill Walker,
WBTV has billed lead anchor Paul Cameron as "The Voice of Experience."
WBTV in 1981 as the station's sports director, and then
succeeded longtime anchor Bob Inman upon his retirement in 1996. He is
only the third main anchor in the station's history, following Mayes
and Inman. Prior to joining, evening anchor Maureen O'Boyle, a
Charlotte native and graduate of West Charlotte High School, served as
anchor of the syndicated newsmagazines A Current Affair and Extra.
Morning and midday anchor John Carter formerly served as a North
Carolina state senator prior to joining the station. Other notable
on-air personalities include Western bureau chief Steve Ohnesorge, who
started as a photographer at
WBTV in 1975.
WBTV entered into a news share agreement to produce a
10:00 p.m. newscast for then-independent station WJZY; the
newscast later moved to
PBS member station WTVI, before returning to
WJZY in 2003 and then to that station's duopoly partner, MyNetworkTV
WMYT-TV in April 2012. Following Fox's purchase of
WMYT, the WBTV-produced newscast returned to
WJZY when it became the
market's Fox owned-and-operated station on July 1, 2013, which
continued to air until the station launched its own news department
(and hour-long 10:00 p.m. newscast) on January 1, 2014. It
placed third among local newscasts during the July 2013 ratings
period, behind the WSOC-produced newscast on WAXN, and WCCB's in-house
In September 2010,
WBTV debuted an hour-long 4 p.m. newscast, which
competes with what at the time was a half-hour newscast (which has
since expanded to one hour) on WCNC-TV. On January 22, 2014, WBTV
began producing a two-hour extension of its weekday morning newscast,
airing from 7:00-9:00 a.m. as well as an hour-long primetime
newscast at 8:00 p.m. for WBTV-DT2.
Notable on-air staff
Maureen O'Boyle – anchor
Notable former on-air staff
Shannon Bream – anchor; now at Fox News Channel
Fred Kirby – performer and host of children's programming
Michael Marsh – now anchor at
WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Lori Stokes – anchor (1988–1990); now at
WABC-TV in New York
Brian Thompson – reporter (1980s); now at
WNBC-TV in New York City
Diana Williams -–anchor (1983–1986); now at
WABC-TV in New York
Out-of-market cable carriage
In recent years,
WBTV has been carried on cable in several areas
outside of the Charlotte television market, including cable systems
within the adjacent Greensboro–Winston-Salem–High Point and
Asheville markets in
North Carolina and South Carolina, and the
Tri-Cities market in
Tennessee and Virginia.
During the 1970s and 1980s,
WBTV was once carried on CATV systems in
Brevard and Moore County in North Carolina, and in Bennettsville,
Hartsville and Greenwood in South Carolina.
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Television stations in the
Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte, North Carolina area
Reception may vary by location and some stations may only be viewable
with cable television
Network O&Os are in bold
WBTV (3.1 CBS, 3.2 Bounce, 3.3 Grit)
WSOC-TV (9.1 ABC, 9.2 Telemundo)
WHKY-TV (14.1 ind., 14.2 This, 14.3 Comet TV, 14.4 Charge!)
WCCB (18.1 CW, 18.2 Antenna, 18.3 MeTV, 18.4 QVC)
WCNC-TV (36.1 NBC, 36.2 Justice, 36.3 Decades, 36.4 Quest)
WJZY (46.1 Fox, 46.2 Movies!, 46.3 Heroes & Icons, 46.4 Ion)
WMYT-TV (55.1 MNTV, 55.2 Buzzr, 55.3 SBN, 55.4 Light TV)
WAXN-TV (64.1 ind., 64.2 GetTV, 64.3 Escape, 64.4 Laff)
WCEE-LP (16.1 Estrella)
W21CK-D (21.1 3ABN, 21.2 3ABN Proclaim, 21.3 3ABN Latino, 21.4 3ABN
Radio, 21.5 Radio 74)
WDMC-LD (21.1 / 25.1 Daystar, 21.2 WSIC)
WGTB-CD (28.1 rel.)
WVEB-LD (40.1 Cozi TV, 40.2 TCN, 40.3 ASN 24/7, 40.4 AMGTV, 40.5 LC,
QVC Plus, 40.7 DrTV)
WHEH-LD (41.1 Azteca, 41.2/3 INFO, 41.4 Tuff TV, 41.5 AccuWX, 41.6
WUNE-TV 17 / WUNG-TV 58 (17.2 / 58.1 PBS, 17.3 / 58.2 Rootle, 17.1 /
58.3 Explorer, 17.4 / 58.4 North Carolina)
PBS / SCETV, 30.2 South Carolina, 30.3 ETV World, 30.4
WTVI (42.1 PBS, 42.2 NHK World, 42.3 Create)
Fox Sports Carolinas
WLNN-CD (24.1 ind.)
WTBL-CD (48.1 ind., 48.2
North Carolina broadcast television areas by city
Myrtle Beach, SC
South Carolina broadcast television areas by city
Savannah, GA/Hilton Head
CBS Network Affiliates in the state of North Carolina
WFMY-TV 2 (Greensboro)
WBTV 3 (Charlotte)
WWAY-DT 3.2 (Wilmington)
WNCT-TV 9 (Greenville)
WNCN 17 (Goldsboro)
Other stations in North Carolina
sorted by primary channel network affiliations
KVHP-DT2 1, 2
KXXV / KRHD-CD
KAUZ-DT2 1, 2
KWES-DT2 / KWAB-DT2 1
WQWQ / KFVS-DT2 / WQTV
KFVE / KGMD / KGMV 2, SP
KHNL / KHBC / KOGG
KWES / KWAB
KYOU 1, 2
KKTM-LP / KSWO-DT2 1
Raycom Sports (ACC Network)
Bounce Media 4
Katz Broadcasting 4
Lincoln Financial Media
Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.
1 These stations broadcast these networks on their digital
2 Raycom operates these stations through SSA.
SP Raycom operates through a SSA. Sale pending FCC approval.
3 Owned by Raycom,
E.W. Scripps Company
E.W. Scripps Company operates these stations
through an SSA.
4 Raycom has partial ownership stake i