WJRT-TV Channel 12 Flint
Slogan: ABC 12
Web site: www.abc12.com
E-mail: visit web site
- WJRT on TitanTV.com
- 12.1: ABC affiliate (HD)
- 12.2: Live Well HD Network/ABC 12 Plus (SD)
- 12.3: Weather (SD)
Power/Height: 30,000 watts / 938 feet
- Service Area
Digital Channel: 12
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More Technical Information:
Call Sign History: WJRT-TV
Call Sign Origin: Was co-owned (Goodwill Stations) with WJR-AM 760 Detroit at the time of sign on
Network Affiliation History: ABC
On Air Date: October 12, 1958
Owner: Lilly Broadcasting
Telephone: (810) 233-3130
- 5/2011: License to cover granted for increase in power from 18,200 to 30,000 watts.
- 11/2010: WJRT TV Ch. 12 Flint and WTVG TV Ch. 13 Toledo are sold by ABC/Disney to SJL Holdings; sale prices were $13.2M for WJRT and $16.8M for WTVG. Closing will return the stations to SJL which sold stations to ABC in 1995 when there was concern about the affiliation of WXYZ-TV Ch. 7 Detroit due to affiliate changes involving CBS and Fox in that market. The FCC approves the sale in February 2011 and it closes in April 2011.
- 6/12/2009: Regular programming on analog channel 12 ends as the station moves to digital-only regular broadcasts on Channel 12. Previously WJRT offered its digital broadcasts on Ch. 36 (which were mapped to virtual channel 12).
- 6/2008: Construction permit granted for post-transition digital facilities on Channel 12.
- 5/1/2002: Digital service begins
- 10/2000: Website launched
- 1995: ABC takes control of station- once again making WJRT and WJR-AM sister stations. ABC would later merge with Disney
- 10/1994: Announced that ABC would be acquiring station
- 1989: Purchased by SJL Broadcast Management of Michigan
- 1978: Purchased by Knight-Ridder Broadcasting
- 1967: First TV station outside of Detroit market to offer all of its new programming in color
- 1964: Goodwill stations merges with Captial Cities Communications, WJRT spun off to Poole Broadcasting in 1965
- 1958: The original owner of WJRT, Goodwill Stations (also the owner of WJR-AM), orignally wanted the tower for WJRT near Clarkston. After objections about the station attempting to serve the Detroit market, the tower was constructed near Chesaning.