WXYZ-TV Channel 7 Detroit

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Slogan: WXYZ 7

Web site: www.wxyz.com

E-mail: visit web site

Programming:

Power/Height: 1,000,000 watts / 1001 feet, directional
- Service Area

Digital Channel: 41; PSIP maps to Channel 7

More web sites about WXYZ-TV:

More technical/engineering details:

Call Sign History: WXYZ-TV

Network Affiliation History: ABC

On Air Date: October 9, 1948

Owner: Scripps Howard

Telephone: (248) 827-7777

Notes/History:

  • 6/12/2009: Regular programming on analog channel 7 ends as the station moves to digital-only regular broadcasts on Channel 41. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display WXYZ's virtual channel as 7. The channel 7 frequency is now occupied by WJBK which uses PSIP to map it to Ch. 2 on DTVs.
  • 3/2008: Construction permit granted to increase digital ERP from 770,000 watts @ 938 feet to 985,000 watts @ 1001 feet. This was modified to 1,000,000 watts @ 1001 feet in November 2008. License to cover granted 3/2011.
  • 8/2007: The FCC's final digital channel assignment report shows that WXYZ-TV will be using Channel 41 once the conversion to all-digital broadcasts is completed on February 17, 2009.
  • 11/17/2006: Former University of Michigan head football coach Bo Schembechler suffered a cardiac incident at WXYZ's studios and was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Schembechler was a co-host of the station's 'Big 10 Ticket' with sportscaster Don Shane.
  • 2006: WXYZ-TV becomes the first Detroit TV station to produce and broadcast its newscasts in High Definition.
  • 9/29/1998: Digital service begins
  • 9/1998: After many months of promotion of various station sponsored web sites, the station launches its official site- and it's the first Detroit station to offer Real Video simulcasts of its news programs.
  • 1985: Station sold from ABC to Scripps Howard as part of ABC/Captial Cities merger.
  • 1979: Jeanne Findlater named as WXYZ's general manager, becoming the first woman to become GM at a large market television station.
  • 1959: Studios move from Detroit to Southfield into what is now known locally as 'Broadcast House'
  • 1950's: WXYZ-TV's local programming successful enough to help keep the entire ABC network solvent. Cash made in Detroit at WXYZ was used across other ABC stations to keep them operating while the ABC Network was still growing.
  • 10/9/1948: On air as Michigan's second television station, owner is the ABC Network.
  • WXYZ-TV has a section about the history of the station on its web site. Be sure to check it out here.


Transmitter location:

Oakland County, 10 Mile and Lodge Fwy/Northwestern Hwy (Southfield)

 


 

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