|Corning/Elmira, New York
|Channels||Digital: 48 (UHF)
Virtual: 48 (PSIP)
|First air date||September 6, 1994|
|Sister station(s)||WJKP-LD, WBGT-CD|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
48 (UHF, 1994-2009)
50 (UHF, 2001-2009)
|Transmitter power||7.6 kW|
|Public license information:||Profile
WYDC is the Fox-affiliated television station for the Central and Western Twin Tiers of Southern Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania. Licensed to Corning, it broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 48 from a transmitter on Higman Hill in Corning. The station can also be seen on Time Warner Cable channel 13 and in high definition on digital channel 702. Owned by Vision Communications, WYDC is sister to low-powered MyNetworkTV affiliate WJKP-LD and the two outlets share studios on East Market Street in Downtown Corning.
Syndicated programming on this station includes Everybody Loves Raymond, The Office, Family Guy, and Friends among others. According to television listings, WYDC airs a two-hour weekday morning show (from 6:30 until 8:30) called Twin Tiers Morning Update and a ten minute update on weeknights known as Big Fox News at 10. All weather forecasts are provided through an outsourcing agreement by WeatherVision of Jackson, Mississippi. The prime time update competes with a weeknight thirty minute newscast at 10 seen on WETM-DT2.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|48.1||720p||16:9||WYDC-DT||Main WYDC programming / Fox|
|48.2||480i||4:3||WJKP||Simulcast of WJKP-LD|
WYDC shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 48, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal relocated from its pre-transition UHF channel 50 to former UHF analog channel 48.
|Call letters||Channel||City of license||Transmitter location|
|W16BE-D||16||Hornell/Alfred||Hinkley Hill in Hornell|
|W22ET-D||22||Corning||main WYDC tower|
|W41DB||41||Corning||main WYDC tower|