WJRT-TV Channel 12 Flint


Slogan: ABC 12

Web site: www.abc12.com

E-mail: visit web site


  • WJRT on TitanTV.com
  • 12.1: ABC affiliate (HD)
  • 12.2: Live Well HD Network/ABC 12 Plus (SD)
  • 12.3: Weather (SD)

Power/Height: 30,000 watts / 938 feet
- Service Area

Digital Channel: 12

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More Technical Information:

Call Sign History: WJRT-TV

Call Sign Origin: Was co-owned (Goodwill Stations) with WJR-AM 760 Detroit at the time of sign on

Network Affiliation History: ABC

On Air Date: October 12, 1958

Owner: Lilly Broadcasting

Telephone: (810) 233-3130


  • 5/2011: License to cover granted for increase in power from 18,200 to 30,000 watts.
  • 11/2010: WJRT TV Ch. 12 Flint and WTVG TV Ch. 13 Toledo are sold by ABC/Disney to SJL Holdings; sale prices were $13.2M for WJRT and $16.8M for WTVG. Closing will return the stations to SJL which sold stations to ABC in 1995 when there was concern about the affiliation of WXYZ-TV Ch. 7 Detroit due to affiliate changes involving CBS and Fox in that market. The FCC approves the sale in February 2011 and it closes in April 2011.
  • 6/12/2009: Regular programming on analog channel 12 ends as the station moves to digital-only regular broadcasts on Channel 12. Previously WJRT offered its digital broadcasts on Ch. 36 (which were mapped to virtual channel 12).
  • 6/2008: Construction permit granted for post-transition digital facilities on Channel 12.
  • 5/1/2002: Digital service begins
  • 10/2000: Website launched
  • 1995: ABC takes control of station- once again making WJRT and WJR-AM sister stations. ABC would later merge with Disney
  • 10/1994: Announced that ABC would be acquiring station
  • 1989: Purchased by SJL Broadcast Management of Michigan
  • 1978: Purchased by Knight-Ridder Broadcasting
  • 1967: First TV station outside of Detroit market to offer all of its new programming in color
  • 1964: Goodwill stations merges with Captial Cities Communications, WJRT spun off to Poole Broadcasting in 1965
  • 1958: The original owner of WJRT, Goodwill Stations (also the owner of WJR-AM), orignally wanted the tower for WJRT near Clarkston. After objections about the station attempting to serve the Detroit market, the tower was constructed near Chesaning.

Transmitter location:

Saginaw County












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