WTOM-TV Channel 4 Cheboygan


Simulcast of WPBN-TV Ch. 7 Traverse City

Slogan: TV 7&4

Web site: www.upnorthlive.com

E-mail: visit web site


Power/Height: 78,000 watts / 551 feet, directional
- Service Area

Digital Channel: 35; PSIP maps to Ch. 4

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Call Sign History:

  • WTOM-TV:
  • WTCM-TV:

Call Sign Origin: Top Of Michigan

Network Affiliation History:

  • 1971: NBC
  • 1959-91: NBC (primary) & ABC

On Air Date: 1959

Owner: Barrington Broadcasting

Telephone: (231) 947-7770


  • 6/12/2009: Regular programming on analog channel 4 ends as the station moves to digital-only regular broadcasts on Channel 35. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display WTOM's virtual channel as 4.
  • 6/2006: FCC approves sale of WPBN and WTOM from Raycom Media to Barrington Broadcasting.
  • 3/2006: Announced that Raycom will be selling station to Barrington Broadcasting as part of a larger deal involving several other stations across the country.
  • 19xx: Purchased by Raycom Media
  • 19xx: Purchased by Beam Broadcasting
  • 1980: Purchased by US Tobacco
  • 1959: Station signs on becoming the first U.S. station to serve the eastern Upper Peninsula, owned by Les Beiderman. Programming was mostly a duplication of Beiderman's WPBN-TV 7 Traverse City although each station had its own newscast for a time.

Transmitter location:

Cheboygan County


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