WGEM-DT3

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WGEM-DT3
WGEM10-Fox.png
Quincy, Illinois/Hannibal, Missouri/Keokuk, Iowa
United States
Branding WGEM Fox
Channels Digital: WGEM-DT 10.3 (VHF)
Virtual: 10.3 (PSIP)
Affiliations Fox
Owner Quincy Media
(WGEM License, LLC)
First air date 1993 (1993)
Call letters' meaning see WGEM-TV
Former callsigns "CGEM" (1993-2007)
Transmitter power 21.2 kW
Height 238 m
Facility ID 54275
Transmitter coordinates 39°57′4.1″N 91°19′54″W / 39.951139°N 91.33167°W / 39.951139; -91.33167
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website WGEM-DT3 website within WGEM-TV

WGEM-DT3 is the Fox-affiliated television station for the Tri-States area of Western Illinois, Northeastern Missouri, and extreme Southeastern Iowa. It is a third digital subchannel of NBC affiliate WGEM-TV, which is owned by Quincy Media. Over-the-air, the station broadcasts a digital signal on VHF channel 10.3 from a transmitter east of the city on Cannonball Road near I-172. Known on-air as WGEM Fox, the station can also be seen on Mediacom channel 2 in Iowa, US Cable channel 12 in Missouri, and Comcast channel 18 in Illinois. It is offered in high definition on Comcast digital channel 383 and Mediacom digital channel 802. WGEM-DT3's parent station has studios in the Hotel Quincy on Hampshire Street in Downtown Quincy.

History[edit]

Original CGEM logo, used from 1993–2006.

What is now WGEM-DT3 was established in 1993 by Continental Cablevision and WGEM to fill a void in a market where there was no local over-the-air Fox affiliate. Channel 10 had aired Fox programming in off-hours since 1990. It was originally known on-air with the fictional "CGEM" calls based after the "C" in Continental and "GEM" in WGEM. The station began to air on the third digital subchannel of WGEM-TV in 2007, and began to use the WGEM-DT3 call sign in an official manner in 2007; nonetheless, the "CGEM" branding was retained until 2010. The station still remains the only Fox station in the area, although Charter Communications in Hannibal also carries KTVI from St. Louis.

Local programming[edit]

First logo as "WGEM Fox," used from 2010–2012; it is based on WGEM's primary logo of the time.

WGEM once produced a weeknight 9 o'clock newscast for "CGEM", called CGEM News at 9. It debuted in April 2006, but was canceled in March 2007. The broadcast was anchored by Jake Miller with Chief Meteorologist Rich Cain and Sports Director Ben Marth.

At one point in time, WGEM-DT3 simulcast WGEM-FM's weekday morning show, WGEM Sunrise: Radio Edition, from 7 to 9. Today, "WGEM Fox" airs two WGEM-produced weekly public affair shows, City Desk and WGEM News This Week, along with two other locally-produced programs: Northland Adventures and WGEM Academic Challenge.

In addition to local programming, syndicated programming on the station includes: The Insider, Family Guy, Friends, and Everybody Loves Raymond.

Digital Television[edit]

Digital Channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
10.3 720p 16:9 WGEM-DT Additional syndicated programming / Fox

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