WJMN-TV Channel 3 Escanaba/Marquette


Programming from WFRV-TV 5 Green Bay, WI

Slogan: CBS 3 (WJMN), CBS 5 (WFRV)

WJMN web site: www.wjmntv.com

WFRV web site: www.wfrv.com

E-mail: visit web site


  • 3.1: CBS affiliate (HD)

Power/Height: 1,000,000 watts / 1165 feet, directional
- Service area

Digital Channel: 48; PSIP maps to Ch. 3

More web sites about WJMN/WFRV:

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Call Sign History: WJMN-TV, assigned 10/2/1969

Network Affiliation History:

  • 1992: CBS
  • 1983: ABC
  • 1969: NBC

On Air Date: 1969

Owner: Liberty Media

Telephone: (906) 786-7767


  • WJMN offers news cut-ins and weather that are separate from what WFRV airs. WJMN also airs different local advertising from WFRV.
  • 4/2011: Announced that Nexstar Broadcasting would be acquiring WFRV-TV and WJMN-TV from Liberty Media for $20 million pending FCC approvals and closing.
  • 8/2010: Construction permit modified to specify 1,000,000 watts @ 1165 feet. License to cover granted 5/2011.
  • 7/2009: Construction permit granted to modify digital facilities to specify 1,000,000 watts @ 1148 feet. The station continues to operate near Escanaba with temporary facilities while construction of its permanent digital facility is completed.
  • 6/12/2009: Regular programming on analog channel 3 ends as the station moves to digital-only regular broadcasts on Channel 48. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display WJMN's virtual channel as 3.
  • 2/2006: The sale of Green Bay's WFRV-TV Channel 5 along with WJMN-TV 3 Escanaba to Liberty Media from CBS TV is announced. The complex sales agreement results in essentially a tax-free exchange with Liberty returning $64 million worth of CBS stock (7,591,249 shares) along with $170 million in cash in exchange for the licenses of WFRV and WJMN. The FCC approves the deal in March 2007.
  • 1992: CBS purchases WFRV/WJMN combination as larger deal that acquired Midwest Communications of Minnesota. Affiliation of stations switched from ABC to CBS upon closure of sale.
  • 1983: Affiliation switches from NBC to ABC as the NBC affiliation moves to WLUK TV 11 Green Bay.
  • 198x: WFRV/WJMN purchased by the Murphy and McNally families from the Morton Norton family.
  • 1969: On-air as a satellite station of NBC affiliate WFRV TV 5 Green Bay.



Transmitter location:

Delta County












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