|Channels||Digital: 18 (UHF)|
Virtual: 22 (PSIP)
|Subchannels||22.1 Cozi TV|
22.2 Grit TV
|Affiliations||Cozi TV (2019-present)|
|Owner||Columbus Broadcasting Corporation|
|First air date||April 17, 1989|
|Former callsigns||W22AE (1989–1995)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:|
22 (UHF, 1989–2015)
|Transmitter power||15 kW|
WCBZ-CD was founded as W22AE on April 17, 1989. In 2004, the station was acquired from low-power broadcaster Crawford Broadcasting by Metro Video Productions, and was granted Class A status.
In 2008, the station was acquired by Studio 51 Multimedia Productions, Ltd., and began operating as TV 22 Marion, offering comprehensive coverage of the events in the Marion County, Ohio area, as well as other original programming. Serial entrepreneur and former Marion County Sheriff Ron Scheiderer was its President and CEO. In August 2009, the WBKA-CA call sign was changed to WMNO-CA (MarioN Ohio).
In 2015, the station was purchased by Positive News Network, Inc. at which point it took on its current network affiliation.
In 2017, the call sign changed again to WCBZ-CD (W Columbus Broadcasting Z) to better reflect its new ownership by Columbus Broadcasting Corporation.
In Marion, WCBZ-CD had been carried on Time Warner Cable (Now Charter Spectrum) channel 3 (with cable box) or channel 96 (without cable box), but the station was removed from the Marion channel line-up on May 8, 2018.
The station's digital channel in multiplexed:
|Channel||PSIP Short Name||Video||Aspect||Programming|
WMNO-CD shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 22, on January 7, 2015, and "flash-cut" its digital signal into operation to UHF channel 28, using PSIP to display WMNO-CD's virtual channel as 22 on digital television receivers.
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