WNEM-TV Channel 5 Bay City


Slogan: WNEM 5

Web site: www.wnem.com

E-mail: visit web site


Power/Height: 1,000,000 watts / 903 feet, directional
- Service Area

Digital Channel: 22; PSIP maps to Ch. 5

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Call Sign History: WNEM-TV (9/15/1953)

Call Sign Origin: North Eastern Michigan Corp.

Network Affiliation History:

On Air Date: February 16, 1954

Owner: Meredith Corp.

Telephone: (989) 755-8191


  • 5/2011: License to cover granted for post-transition digital facilities.
  • 6/12/2009: Regular programming on analog channel 5 ends as the station moves to digital-only regular broadcasts on Channel 22. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display WNEM's virtual channel as 5.
  • 9/2006: WNEM-TV becomes Flint/Tri-Cities affiliate for new network My Network TV which it airs on one of its digital companion channels
  • 1990's - early 2000's: Some programming from UPN and WB is offered overnights
  • 1/16/1995: WNEM changes its network affiliation to CBS from NBC. WEYI-TV Channel 25 picks up NBC programming
  • 1969: Meredith Corporation purchases WNEM from Gerity
  • 1958: When WJRT-TV 12 Flint signs on, it becomes the ABC affiliate and WNEM becomes an NBC-only affiliate
  • 195x: Gerity purchases station
  • 2/16/1954: WNEM signs on as an NBC affiliate with a secondary affiliation with ABC; owner is Northeastern Michigan Corporation

Transmitter location:

Saginaw County



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