WCBZ-CD

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WCBZ-CD
Marion, Ohio
United States
Branding"Your TV22"
ChannelsDigital: 18 (UHF)
Virtual: 22 (PSIP)
Subchannels22.1 Cozi TV
22.2 Grit TV
22.3 Escape
22.4 GetTV
22.5 AccuWeather
AffiliationsCozi TV (2019-present)
OwnerColumbus Broadcasting Corporation
First air dateApril 17, 1989; 30 years ago (1989-04-17)
Former callsignsW22AE (1989–1995)
WBKA-LP (1995–2004)
WBKA-CA (2004–2009)
WMNO-CA (2009–2015)
WMNO-CD (2015-2018)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
22 (UHF, 1989–2015)
Digital:
28 (2015-2019)
Former affiliationsAccuWeather
GritTV
Escape
GetTV
Transmitter power15 kW
ClassClass A
Facility ID1104
Transmitter coordinates40°6′53.8″N 82°58′55.3″W / 40.114944°N 82.982028°W / 40.114944; -82.982028
Websiteyourtv22.com

WCBZ-CD is a Class A low-power television station on UHF channel 18 (PSIP 22) in Marion, Ohio.

History[edit]

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.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel in multiplexed:

Channel PSIP Short Name Video Aspect Programming[1]
22.1 WCBZ 480i 16:9 Cozi TV
22.2 Grit TV
22.3 Escape
22.4 GetTV
22.5 AccuWeather

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

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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