WWJ-TV Channel 62 Detroit

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Slogan: CBS Detroit

Web site: detroit.cbslocal.com

E-mail: visit web site

Programming:

Power/Height: 425,000 watts / 1060 feet
- Service area

Digital Channel: 44; PSIP maps to Ch. 62

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More Technical Information:

Call Sign History:

  • WWJ-TV: 9/20/1995
  • WGPR-TV: 1975

Call Sign Origin: W. J. Scripps of Scripps-Howard (original owner of WWJ-AM)

Network Affiliation History: CBS, since 1994

On Air Date: September, 1975

Owner: CBS

Telephone: (313) 259-8862

Notes/History:

  • 6/12/2009: Regular programming on analog channel 62 ends as the station moves to digital-only regular broadcasts on Channel 44. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display WWJ-TV's virtual channel as 62.
  • 2/2008: Construction permit granted to increase digital transmitter power from 200,000 watts to 345,000 watts. This is later modified to 425,000 watts. License to cover granted July, 2011.
  • 12/2002: Newscast dropped.
  • 4/2001: 11pm local newscast launched. Due to duopoly with WKBD-TV 50, that stations' news department produces 11pm show.
  • 7/1999: Digital broadcasts begin on channel 44.
  • 7/1/1999: Station increases power to 5,000,000 watts, broadcasting from new tower beginning at 6:30am.
  • 7/24/1995: Station is purchased by CBS.
  • 11/11/1994: WGPR's days of being an independent station marketed towards Detroit's urban viewers are over. Due to WJBK's (channel 2) switch to FOX programming, CBS programming is now viewed on Channel 62.
  • 1975: First African-American owned TV station in the USA goes on the air.
  • From 9/1968 - 11/1972, channel 62 was occupied by WXON, which moved to channel 20.

 


 

Transmitter location:

Oakland County, 8 Mile and Meyers Rds (Oak Park)

 


 

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