The station is owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, as part of a duopoly with MyNetworkTV affiliate WPNT (channel 22). However, the group struggled to obtain financing, so it worked out a deal to sell WPTT-TV to its general manager and longtime employee Eddie Edwards. WPGH is a television station in Pittsburgh, PA that serves the Pittsburgh television market. WPGH Channel 53 November 8, 1982 I saw some old programming schedules here, so I thought I'd include one. [88] This program was launched to compete with NBC affiliate WPXI's Pittsburgh Cable News Channel (PCNC), which also offered a 10 p.m. news broadcast in that timeslot. In August 2001, UPN affiliate WNPA launched Pittsburgh's third 10 p.m. newscast, produced by CBS station KDKA-TV. Only at [15][16][17][18][19][20] At the time, UHF stations could only be seen with a separately purchased converter and UHF antenna (television sets were not required to have UHF tuners until 1964, after passage of the All-Channel Receiver Act), and even then the picture quality was spotty at best. [32][33][34] Mr. Overmyer was planning a group of UHF stations to be part of the Overmyer Network which was intended to begin programming in 1967. Pesquisar filmes, programas de TV, canais, times esportivos, serviços de streaming, aplicativos e dispositivos. You will be able to watch the broadcast station with an antenna on Channel 53 or by subscribing to a live streaming service. ©2004-2020 Station Index, Your guide to local tv stations. [65], Since acquiring the rights to the NFL's NFC broadcasts in 1994, WPGH-TV normally airs two Pittsburgh Steelers games each season (when they host an NFC team at Heinz Field). [1][2][3][4] The studio and transmitter facilities of both WKJF-TV and WKJF-FM (now KDKA-FM), were located at 1715 Grandview Avenue in Pittsburgh's Mount Washington section. [57][58][59][60][61][62] Coincidentally, KEMO-TV, like WPGH-TV, had been a U.S. Communications property.[63]. Owned by South Sound Broadcasting, Sinclair programs this station, as a simulcast of KOMO (AM). On January 12, 2006, WPGH-TV shuttered its in-house news department and entered into a news share agreement with WPXI-TV (owned by Cox Enterprises) to take over production of the prime time newscast on WPGH.

The partnership was said to include plans to shift affiliations from Sinclair stations in favor of Ion-owned stations, such as those whose affiliation agreements are soon to expire. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. It focused now on court shows, talk shows, reality shows, and off-network sitcoms along with Fox programming. Sinclair Broadcast Group (owner of WPTT-TV) put in a bid so it could combine assets and sell WPTT-TV to the Home Shopping Network (HSN). [68][69][70][71][72][73][74][75][76][77] The deal has brought concerns by Fox who see Sinclair as a competitor towards conservative-leaning news, as well as increased leverage by Sinclair on reverse compensation to air Fox programming. component-custom-sidebar_notification-v1-01.

The station runs programming from the FOX network and identifies itself as "FOX 53".

As part of the SAFER Act,[86] WPGH-TV and WPNT kept their analog signals on the air until March 19 to inform viewers of the digital television transition through a loop of public service announcements from the National Association of Broadcasters. On cable, WPGH is available on Comcast Xfinity channel 7 (channel 6 in Monroeville and channel 8 in Bethel Park), and on Verizon FiOS channel 7. [50][51][52] Despite excellent signal quality and a well-programmed lineup, financial problems continued to trouble the station, leading U.S. Communications Corporation to take WPGH-TV off the air on August 16, 1971. It can also be seen in some parts of the Clarksburg/Weston/Morgantown, West Virginia market, even though that area is served by WVFX.

Full purchase is currently pending. However, it was outbid by Lorimar-Telepictures which took over the station in 1986. ©   | Portions are ©  Associated Press. In 1996, to coincide with the launch of its news department, WPGH-TV launched a new logo based around the colors of black and gold to match that of the city's local sports teams. There is no guarantee to the accuracy of any information presented on this web site. U.S. Communications also operated WPHL-TV in Philadelphia, WATL-TV in Atlanta, WXIX-TV in Cincinnati and KEMO-TV (now KOFY-TV) in San Francisco. Using a similar strategy for producing local programs on KEMO-TV, Crosby believed in creative types willing to cross-train and work cheap very early in their careers, and packaged the shows in a way to make them more attractive to advertisers. On August 2, 2017, it was reported that Fox Television Stations was in talks with Ion Media to create a joint venture that would own their respective stations.