WXXV-DT2

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WXXV-DT2
Wxxv nbc 2012.png
Gulfport/Biloxi/
Pascagoula, Mississippi
City of license Gulfport
Branding WXXV NBC 25 (general)
News 25 (newscasts)
Slogan Your Local NBC Station For South Mississippi (general)
Your Local Choice (news)
Channels Digital: WXXV-DT 48.2 (UHF)
Virtual: 25.2 (PSIP)
Affiliations NBC (2012-present)
Owner Morris Multimedia
(Morris Network of
Mississippi, Inc.)
First air date September 2006
Call letters' meaning see WXXV
Former affiliations MyNetworkTV (2006-2012)
Transmitter power 300 kW (digital)
Height 456 m (digital)
Facility ID 53517 (digital)
Transmitter coordinates 30°44′48″N 89°3′30″W / 30.74667°N 89.05833°W / 30.74667; -89.05833 (digital)

WXXV-DT2 is the NBC-affiliated television station for the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It is a second digital subchannel of Fox affiliate WXXV-TV that is owned by Morris Multimedia. Over-the-air, the station airs a 720p high definition digital signal on UHF channel 48.2 (or virtual channel 25.2 via PSIP) from a transmitter on Wire Road East, in unincorporated Stone County, northeast of McHenry.

WXXV-DT2 can also be seen on Cable ONE channel 18 and in full high definition on digital channel 465. Its parent outlet has studios on U.S. 49 in Lyman (with a Gulfport postal address). Syndicated programming on this station includes Judge Judy, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Meredith Vieira Show, and Celebrity Name Game among others.

History[edit]

WXXV-DT2 first signed-on in September 2006 to be the market's MyNetworkTV affiliate. On June 25, 2012, it was announced WXXV would become the area's first-ever locally based NBC affiliate. The MyNetworkTV affiliation was moved to cable-exclusive status so that WXXV-DT2 could become the NBC outlet. Prior to the station adding NBC, both WDSU-TV in New Orleans and WDAM-TV in Laurel, Mississippi served as the Gulf Coast's longtime de facto affiliates on cable. [1]

Newscasts[edit]

Weeknight news open at 5:30.

Corresponding with the announcement of NBC coming to WXXV-DT2, Morris Multimedia made public its plans to bring back an in-house local news operation for the second time in WXXV's history. A previous attempt seen on the main channel for a few years in the late 1990s and early 2000s was ultimately scrapped.

On September 30, 2013, WXXV added local news following the expansion of its studios to house the department; the station hired fifteen personnel to staff the startup operation. Locally produced newscasts, running a half-hour in length, air on both the Fox and NBC channels in high definition under the News 25 branding. The main channel airs a weeknight prime time show at 9 while weeknight newscasts at 5:30 and 10 p.m. are seen on WXXV-DT2.

NBC Nightly News is therefore aired in a half-hour tape delay at 6 which is unlike most NBC affiliates in the Central Time Zone. This NBC subchannel also carries local weather cut-ins on weekday mornings from 7 until 11 a.m. during Today. Eventual plans also include a weekday morning newscast at some point in time. [2] [1] [3] [4] [5] The station does not maintain a sports department or carry weekend newscasts at this time but may include them in the future.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Malone, Michael (March 22, 2012). "Exclusive: NBC Signs Affiliate For Biloxi". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ Local News to Debut on WXXV Tonight TVSpy, September 30, 2013.
  3. ^ WXXV NBC Lineup
  4. ^ WXXV Fox Lineup
  5. ^ Scallan, Melissa M. (May 25, 2013). "WXXV-TV in South Mississippi will begin local newscasts this fall". Sun Herald. Retrieved May 28, 2013. 

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