CBS Television Stations

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CBS Television Stations
Division
Industry Television
Predecessor Westinghouse Broadcasting
Paramount Stations Group
Founded May 24, 2000
Headquarters New York City, USA
Key people
  • Peter Dunn (President)
  • Anton Guitano (COO, CBS Local Media)
  • Ezra Kucharz (president, CBS Local Digital Media)[1]
Revenue $1.6 billion (2014[1])
Parent CBS Corporation
(National Amusements)
Website Website

The CBS Television Stations is division of CBS Corporation that owns and operates a group of American television stations. As of December 2014, CBS Corporation owns thirty 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; four independent stations; two stations affiliated with MyNetworkTV.

History[edit]

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, both companies are still controlled by National Amusements.

In 2009 and 2010, three of WCBS managers were named CBS TV Stations executives while continuing to manage at the station. Station manager Peter Dunn was named CBS Television Stations President in 2009. Station creative services director Bruce Erik Brauer was named in June 2010 senior vice president of creative services for the group. WCBS news director David Friend added senior vice president of news in August 2010.[2]

On October 21, 2014, CBS and Weigel Broadcasting announced the launch of a new digital subchannel service called Decades, scheduled to launch on all CBS owned and operated stations in May 2015.[3][1] The channel will be co-owned by CBS and Weigel, with Weigel being responsible for distribution to stations outside CBS Television Stations. It will air programs from the extensive library of CBS Television Distribution, including archival footage from CBS News.[3]

The station group made a couple of content agreements in 2014 and 2015. The stations agreed in December 2014 for its content to be shown on Curb's Taxi TV.[1] In November 2015, the station group agreed to allow Health Media Network air local news reports on its network in doctor’s waiting rooms.[4]

Stations[edit]

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. WCBS-TV, CBSTS' flagship station on channel 2, brands itself as "CBS 2"). 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 are arranged in alphabetical order by state and city of license.

Current[edit]

Notes:

  • (**) - indicates WCBS-TV as the only station built and signed-on by CBS;
  • (++) - indicate a station that was owned by Westinghouse Broadcasting prior to its acquisition of CBS in 1995;
  • (¤¤) - indicate a station that was owned by Gaylord Broadcasting prior to its sale to CBS in 1999;
  • (##) - indicate a station that was owned by the original Viacom prior to its acquisition of CBS in 2000.
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
Stockton - Sacramento - Modesto KOVR 13 (25) 2005 CBS
KMAX-TV ## 31 (21) 2000 The CW
San Francisco - Oakland - San Jose KPIX-TV ++ 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-CD ##
Digital Class A LPTV
47 (47) 2000 Independent
Baltimore WJZ-TV ++ 13 (13) 1995 CBS
Boston WBZ-TV ++ 4 (30) 1995 CBS
WSBK-TV ## 38 (39) 2000 MyNetworkTV
Detroit WWJ-TV 62 (44) 1995 CBS
WKBD-TV ## 50 (14) 2000 The CW
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 55 (47) 2012 Independent[5]
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 Tegna
WDCA ## 20 (35) 2000–2001 MyNetworkTV owned-and-operated (O&O)
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 Nexstar Media Group
Slidell - New Orleans, LA WUPL ## 54 (24) 2000–2007 MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by Tegna
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, RI - New Bedford, MA WPRI-TV 12 (13) 1995–1996 CBS affiliate owned by Nexstar Media Group
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 owned-and-operated (O&O)
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 Media Group
Escanaba - Marquette, MI WJMN-TV
(satellite of WFRV-TV)
3 (48) 1992–2007 CBS affiliate owned by Nexstar Media Group
Milwaukee WXIX-TV 18 (18) 1955–1959 The CW affiliate, WVTV, owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group

Other Notes:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Miller, Mark K. (June 3, 2015). "Status Quo Rules Top 30 Station Groups". TVNewsCheck. NewsCheckMedia LLC. p. 2. Retrieved October 26, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Friend Named Head of News at CBS Owned Stations". Broadcasting & Cable. NewBay Media, LLC. August 10, 2010. Retrieved October 26, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Malone, Michael (October 21, 2014). "CBS Stations, Weigel Partner on Oldies Digi-Net Decades". Broadcasting & Cable. NewBay Media, LLC. Retrieved October 26, 2016. 
  4. ^ Eck, Kevin (November 3, 2015). "CBS Television Stations Partner With Digital Health Network". Ad Week. Retrieved October 26, 2016. 
  5. ^ "CBS Will Bring News And HD To Its Second NYC Station". Deadline. Penske Business Media, LLC. April 2, 2012. Retrieved October 26, 2016. 

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