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WJZY

Belmont / Charlotte, North Carolina United States
CityBelmont, North Carolina
ChannelsDigital : 25 ( UHF ) (shared with WMYT-TV ) Virtual : 46 ( PSIP )
BrandingFox 46 Charlotte - WJZY (general) Fox 46 News (newscasts)
SloganGetting Results
Programming
Affiliations46.1: Fox, 46.3: SonLife, 46.4: Movies!, 46.5: Heroes & Icons, 46.6: Ion Television, 46.7: Light TV, 46.8: Shop LC
Ownership
OwnerNexstar Media Group ( Tribune Media Company )
Sister stationsWMYT-TV
History
FoundedJanuary 28, 1986
First air dateMarch 9, 1987 (33 years ago) ( 1987-03-09 )
Former channel number(s)Analog:, 46 (UHF, 1987-2009), Digital:, 47 (UHF, 1999-2019)
Former affiliationsPrimary:, Independent (1987-1995), UPN (1995-2006), The CW (2006-2013), Digital subchannels:, Antenna TV (2011-2014, DT2), The Country Network (2012-2013, DT3/4), This TV (2012-2013, DT3), Buzzr (2018-2020)
Call sign meaningOriginal owner wanted "J" and "Z" in calls to differentiate in the market
Technical information
Licensing authorityFCC
Facility ID73152
ERP1000 kW
HAAT589 m (1,932 ft)
Transmitter coordinates352144.5N 81918.3W / 35.362361N 81.155083W / 35.362361; -81.155083 Coordinates : 352144.5N 81918.3W / 35.362361N 81.155083W / 35.362361; -81.155083
Links
Public license informationProfile LMS
Websitewww .fox46 .com

WJZY, virtual channel 46, is Fox / Ion Television own-and-operate television station serving Charlotte, North Carolina, United States that is licensed to Belmont. The Station is owned by Fox Television Stations, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation, as part of a duopoly with Rock Hill, South Carolina-license MyNetworkTV own-and-operate station WMYT-TV. Two stations share studios on Performance Road in unincorporated western Mecklenburg County; WJZY's transmitter is located in Dallas, North Carolina, along the Catawba River. On cable, WJZY is available on Charter Spectrum channel 8, Comporium Communications channel 108 and AT & T U-verse channel 46.

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Digital television

Digital Programming

ChannelPSIP nameProgramming
46.1WJZY-HDMain WJZY-TV Programming / Fox
46.2Ant-TVAntenna TV

WJZY shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 46, on June 12 2009, official date in which full-power Television Stations in the United States transition from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remains on its pre-transition UHF channel 47. Through use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 46. As part of the SAFER Act, WJZY keep its analog signal on air until July 6 to inform viewers of digital television transition through loop of public service announcements From National Association of Broadcasters. Since July 2012, WJZY began to transmit its main channel in 720p resolution format to accommodate its subchannels. This means that no technical work had to be done upon purchase by Fox, which transmit Network programming in 720p format, though it was under CW's 1080i preference.

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News operation

WJZY presently broadcasts 44 hours of locally produced newscasts each week. In regards to the number of hours devoted to news programming, it is the highest local newscast output of any television station in the Charlotte market. From May 1994 to June 1995, and again from September 2003 to April 8 2012, CBS affiliate WBTV produced a nightly 10: 00 pm newscast for WJZY through separate news share agreements; in the intervening period, newscast aired on PBS member station WTVI. During the February 2012 ratings sweeps period, program placed distant third behind WCCB's in-house newscast and newscast on WAXN-TV that is produced by ABC affiliate WSOC-TV; low ratings for the program on WJZY were cited as reason for its move to WJZY's duopoly partner WMYT on April 9 2012. It was simulcast by both stations for one week, before syndicated reruns of Law & Order: Criminal Intent replaced the simulcast on WJZY on April 16 2012. WJZY previously aired statewide-syndicated weekly public affairs program NC Spin, as well as producing a local public affairs show called Charlotte Now with Mike Collins, which was discontinued following its June 30, 2013 edition, one day before the official switch to Fox. With Fox's purchase of the WJZY / WMYT duopoly, Fox built a standalone news department for WJZY. In the meantime, WBTV's 10: 00 pm production return to WJZY from WMYT when channel 46 officially joins Fox on July 1 2013. Initial reports suggest that Fox would move WJZY / WMYT to a facility in Charlotte's University City section that also houses studios of defunct Fox-own cable channel Speed, and currently serves as Charlotte studio for its replacement, Fox Sports 1, since Performance Road facility was presumably too small to house News department. However, on June 28, News director Geoff Roth, who recently arrived from fellow Fox station KRIV in Houston, Texas; said that Fox would heavily renovate and expand the Performance Road studio to accommodate the news department. WJZY soft-launch its news operation on December 18 2013, in form of Live webcasts nightly through December 31, airing concurrently with WBTV-produce 10: 00 pm News on channel 46. The News department formally launched on WJZY on January 1 2014 with the debut of a nightly hour-long 10: 00 pm newscast titled MyFox Carolinas Primetime. In its initial form, newscast was produced in somewhat non-traditional fashion design to target younger viewers, carrying characteristics of similarly unconventional public affairs program Chasing News from MyNetworkTV flagship WWOR-TV in Secaucus, New Jersey; However, while Chasing was pattern off format of TMZ, WJZY's newscast still contained some conventional traits. Abernethy felt that when you're not being held by existing show, it's much easier to do things differently. WJZY's newscast originally did not use a traditional set or main anchor desk, taking place within the newsroom itself. Stories were introduced by anchor Cheryl Brayboy from reporters' desks or elsewhere in the newsroom, and weather reports were do from a large display near the center of the room.

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2013

Fox Television Stations, owners of WFLD and WPWR here in Chicago, has announced its intention to purchase Capitol Broadcastings WJZY and WMYT. Sale likely end Foxs relationship with Bahakel Communications WCCB-TV after 26 years. The deal, of course, is contingent on FCC approval. Its likely Fox would land on WJZY, strongest of duopoly, meaning CW would have to find a new home, with WCCB the most likely destination. The last Fox affiliation switch in a major market took place in 2008, when Fox signed a deal with Tribune Broadcastings KSWB-TV in San Diego and ditched longtime affiliate XETV, who later joined CW. This marks Foxs return to North Carolina after selling WGHP-TV in Greensboro to Local TV, LLC in 2007. Fox acquired WGHP after its buyout of New World Communications in 1997. New World struck a deal in 1994 to switch ten Big Three Network Stations to Fox, considered a huge coup for Rupert Murdochs then-fledgling Network. After 32 years as an ABC affiliate, WGHP switched to Fox in 1995. How unlucky is this for WCCB? This is the second time a station lost Network affiliation: after being dissatisfied with the performance of NBC, Coxs WSOC-TV dumped peacock Network for ABC in 1978, snatching affiliation away from WCCB. NBC opted to sign with start up independent WRET instead of affiliating with WCCB. And who was the owner of WRET at the time? None other than Ted Turner.

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