CBS Television Stations

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CBS Television Stations
Type Division
Industry Television
Predecessor(s) Westinghouse Broadcasting
Paramount Stations Group
Founded May 24, 2000
Headquarters New York City, USA
Key people Peter Dunn, President
Parent CBS Corporation
Website Website

The CBS Television Stations are a group of American television stations owned by CBS Corporation. As of February 2013, CBS Corporation owns twenty-nine stations, broken down as follows: sixteen are the key stations of the CBS Television Network; eight are aligned with the CW Television Network, which is co-owned by CBS with Time Warner; three independent stations; two stations affiliated with MyNetworkTV.[1]

The group was founded on May 24, 2000, after the merger of Viacom and the previous CBS Corporation, as the Viacom Television Stations Group; it was a merger of the Paramount Stations Group with CBS's owned-and-operated stations division. It was rebranded to its current name on January 3, 2006, after Viacom split itself into two publicly traded companies. However, the "new" Viacom is still controlled by National Amusements.

Currently many of CBSTS' stations, especially CBS outlets, use a common look in branding. One example is so-called "CBS Mandate" involving most CBS stations calling themselves "CBS [Channel number]" (e.g. WWJ-TV, which is allocated on virtual channel 62, brands as "CBS 62"). This is the same practice as many other O&O groups across the U.S. Only five CBS-owned stations do not use such a branding convention.

Stations[edit]

Stations are arranged in alphabetical order by state and city of license.

Notes:

1) Two boldface asterisks appearing following the call letters (**) indicates WCBS-TV as the only station built and signed-on by CBS;
2) Two boldface plus signs appearing following a station's call letters (++) indicate a station that was owned by Westinghouse Broadcasting prior to its acquisition of CBS in 1995;
3) Two boldface hashmarks appearing following a station's call letters (##) indicate a station that was owned by the original Viacom prior to its acquisition of CBS in 2000.

Current[edit]

City of license / Market Station Channel
TV (RF)
Owned Since Affiliation
Los Angeles KCBS-TV 2 (43) 1951 CBS
KCAL-TV 9 (9) 2002 Independent
Sacramento - Stockton - Modesto KOVR 13 (25) 2005 CBS
KMAX-TV ## 31 (21) 2000 The CW
San Francisco - Oakland - San Jose KPIX ++ 5 (29) 1995 CBS
KBCW 44 (45) 2002 The CW
Denver KCNC-TV 4 (35) 1995 CBS
Miami- Fort Lauderdale WFOR-TV 4 (22) 1989 CBS
WBFS-TV ## 33 (32) 2000 MyNetworkTV
St. Petersburg - Tampa WTOG ## 44 (44) 2000 The CW
Atlanta WUPA ## 69 (43) 2000 The CW
Chicago WBBM-TV 2 (12) 1953 CBS
Indianapolis WBXI-CA 47
Analog Class A LPTV
N/A N/A Tr3́s
Baltimore WJZ-TV ++ 13 (13) 1995 CBS
Boston WBZ-TV ++ 4 (30) 1995 CBS
WSBK-TV ## 38 (39) 2000 MyNetworkTV
Detroit WKBD-TV ## 50 (14) 2000 The CW
WWJ-TV 62 (44) 1995 CBS
Alexandria, Minnesota KCCO-TV
(satellite of WCCO-TV)
7 (7) 1992 CBS
Minneapolis - St. Paul WCCO-TV 4 (32) 1992 CBS
Walker, Minnesota KCCW-TV
(satellite of WCCO-TV)
12 (12) 1992 CBS
New York City WCBS-TV ** 2 (33) 1941 CBS
Riverhead, New York WLNY-TV [2] 55 (47) 2012 [3] Independent
Philadelphia KYW-TV ++ 3 (26) 1995 CBS
WPSG ## 57 (32) 2000 The CW
Pittsburgh KDKA-TV ++ 2 (25) 1995 CBS
WPCW ## 19 (11) 2000 The CW
Fort Worth - Dallas KTVT 11 (19) 1999 CBS
KTXA ## 21 (29) 2000 Independent
Tacoma - Seattle KSTW ## 11 (11) 2000 The CW

Former[edit]

Note: This list also contains stations that were owned and operated by CBS prior to the founding of CBS Television Stations in 2000.
City of license / Market Station Channel
TV (RF)
Years Owned Current Ownership Status
Los Angeles KTTV 1 11 (11) 1949–1951 Fox owned-and-operated (O&O)
Hartford - New Haven, CT WGTH-TV/WHCT-TV 18 (46) 1955–1958 Univision affiliate, WUVN, owned by Entravision Communications
Washington, D.C. WTOP-TV 2 9 (9) 1950–1954 CBS affiliate, WUSA, owned by Gannett Company
WDCA ## 20 (35) 2000–2001 MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by Fox Television Stations
Fort Pierce - West Palm Beach, FL WTVX 3 34 (34) 2001–2008 The CW affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
WTCN-CA 34.3 2005–2008 MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
Still broadcasts in analog on channel 50.
WWHB-CA 34.2 2005–2008 Azteca America affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
Still broadcasts in analog on channel 48.
Indianapolis WNDY-TV ## 23 (32) 2000–2005 MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by LIN Media
Slidell - New Orleans, LA WUPL ## 54 (24) 2000–2007 MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by Gannett Company
St. Louis KMOX-TV 4 (24) 1958–1986 CBS affiliate, KMOV, owned by Meredith Corporation
Philadelphia WCAU-TV 10 (34) 1958–1995 NBC owned-and-operated (O&O)
Chillicothe - Columbus, Ohio WWHO 53 (46) 2000–2005 The CW affiliate owned by Manhan Media
(operated via SSA by Sinclair Broadcast Group)
Oklahoma City KAUT-TV ## 43 (40) 2000–2005 Independent station/secondary Antenna TV affiliate owned by Tribune Broadcasting
Providence, R.I. - New Bedford, MA WPRI-TV 12 (13) 1995–1996 CBS affiliate owned by LIN Media
WLWC 3 28 (22) 2001–2008 The CW affiliate owned by OTA Broadcasting, LLC
Austin, Texas KEYE-TV 42 (43) 2000–2008 CBS affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
Houston KTXH 20 (19) 2000–2001 MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by Fox Television Stations
Salt Lake City KUTV 2 (34) 1995–2008 CBS affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
St. George, Utah KUSG 12 (9) 1999–2008 MyNetworkTV affiliate, KMYU, owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
Portsmouth - Norfolk - Newport News WGNT ## 27 (50) 2000–2010 The CW affiliate owned by Dreamcatcher Broadcasting, LLC
(operated under SSA by Tribune Broadcasting)
Green Bay, Wisconsin WFRV-TV 5 (39) 1992–2007 CBS affiliate owned by Nexstar Broadcasting Group
Escanaba - Marquette, MI WJMN-TV
(satellite of WFRV-TV)
3 (48) 1992–2007 CBS affiliate owned by Nexstar Broadcasting Group
Milwaukee WXIX-TV 18 (18) 1955–1959 The CW affiliate, WVTV, owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CBS Television Stations: Our Portfolio". cbscorporation.com. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ CBS Buying WLNY New York, TVNewsCheck, December 12, 2011.
  3. ^ WLNY/Ch. 10/55 to suspend newscasts March 29 as part of merger deal with WCBS/Ch. 2, New York Daily News, March 15, 2012.

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