|Translator of WOIO, Shaker Heights, Ohio,|
and WUAB, Lorain, Ohio
|Founded||October 31, 1989|
First air date
|May 7, 1990|
Former call signs
Former channel number(s)
Call sign meaning
|Former "Z-50" branding|
|HAAT||252.9 m (830 ft)|
Public license information
WOHZ-CD is a low-power, Class A television station in Canton, Ohio, United States. Owned by Gray Television, it serves as an ultra high frequency (UHF) translator of Gray's two full-power stations in the Cleveland market: WOIO (channel 19), a Shaker Heights–licensed CBS affiliate, and WUAB (channel 43), a Lorain–licensed CW affiliate, both of which broadcast over the same spectrum via a channel sharing agreement.
Originally licensed to Mansfield, Ohio, this station took to the air on May 7, 1990, as W50BE. An extension of locally owned WVNO-FM and WRGM, W50BE was an independent station boasting a lineup of local newscasts and community programming for the Mansfield/Ashland/Bucyrus region, nearly equidistant from both the Cleveland and Columbus markets. After W50BE owner Mid-State Television, Inc., headed by Robert Meisse, acquired the license to WCOM-TV, that station was relaunched as WMFD-TV "TV68/50" on June 1, 1992, simulcasting W50BE's programming.
By the beginning of 1996, W50BE changed call signs to WOHZ-LP and was relaunched as "Z-50", offering additional local programming as a WMFD-TV extension alongside America One fare. Later upgraded to a Class A station as WOHZ-CA, it also began to offer weather information and an audio simulcast of WVNO-FM from a combined studio facility in Ontario, Ohio. The station was licensed for digital operation on February 26, 2015, assuming the call sign WOHZ-CD.
On October 8, 2020, Mid-State Television sold WOHZ-CD to Atlanta–based Gray Television, owner of WOIO and WUAB, for $450,000. The sale was completed on December 8, 2020. Upon taking over WOHZ-CD, Gray Television changed the station's city of license to Canton, Ohio, and began using it as a repeater for WOIO and WUAB, increasing coverage for the two stations in the southern part of the Cleveland/Northeast Ohio TV market.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|19.1||1080i||16:9||WOIO-DT||CBS (WOIO simulcast)|
|19.2||480i||MeTV||MeTV / MyNetworkTV (WOIO-DT2 simulcast)|
|19.3||DABL||Dabl (WOIO-DT3 simulcast)|
|19.4||Rewind||Rewind TV (WOIO-DT4 simulcast)|
|43.1||720p||WUAB-DT||The CW (WUAB simulcast)|
|43.2||480i||Bounce||Bounce TV (WUAB-DT2 simulcast)|
|43.3||Circle||Circle (WUAB-DT3 simulcast)|
- Tallest structures in the United States, relating to the old WCOM tower.
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