WOHZ-CD

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WOHZ-CD
Translator of WOIO, Shaker Heights, Ohio,
and WUAB, Lorain, Ohio
WOIO CBS 19 2019.svg
WUAB 2018 Logo.png
Channels
Programming
Affiliations
Ownership
Owner
History
FoundedOctober 31, 1989 (1989-10-31)
First air date
May 7, 1990
(32 years ago)
 (1990-05-07)[1]
Former call signs
  • W50BE (1989–1995)
  • WOHZ-LP (1995–2005)
  • WOHZ-CA (2005–2015)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 50 (UHF, 1989–2015)
  • Digital:
  • 41 (UHF, 2015–2019)
Independent (1989–2021)
Call sign meaning
Former "Z-50" branding[2]
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID41892
ClassCD
ERP15 kW
HAAT252.9 m (830 ft)
Transmitter coordinates40°53′24″N 81°16′11″W / 40.89000°N 81.26972°W / 40.89000; -81.26972
Links
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.[3]

WOHZ-CD's transmitter is located northeast of Canton, while WOIO and WUAB share studios on the ground floor of the Reserve Square building in Downtown Cleveland.

History[edit]

Originally licensed to Mansfield, Ohio, this station took to the air on May 7, 1990, as W50BE.[1][4] 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,[1][5] nearly equidistant from both the Cleveland and Columbus markets.[6] 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"[7] on June 1, 1992, simulcasting W50BE's programming.[8]

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.[2] Later upgraded to a Class A station as WOHZ-CA, it also began to offer weather information and an audio simulcast of WVNO-FM[9] from a combined studio facility in Ontario, Ohio.[8] 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.[10][11] The sale was completed on December 8, 2020.[12] 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.[9]

Subchannels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Subchannels of WOHZ-CD[13]
Channel Res. Aspect Short name Programming
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)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Porter, Bart (May 6, 1990). "TV 50: New Mansfield station to enter homes Monday". News-Journal. Mansfield, Ohio. p. 1-D. Archived from the original on October 13, 2022. Retrieved October 13, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ a b Kopp, Dan (March 6, 1996). "New TV channel broadcasting". News-Journal. Mansfield, Ohio. p. 1D. Archived from the original on October 13, 2022. Retrieved October 13, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ Dawidziak, Mark (February 16, 2017). "Channel 43 will remain on the air; only its transmitter was sold". The Plain Dealer. Cleveland, Ohio. Archived from the original on October 21, 2021. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "The LPTV Report, September 1991 issue; retrieved June 26, 2022" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on June 26, 2022. Retrieved June 26, 2022.
  5. ^ Redelson, Mike (August 15, 1990). "Crawford County represented on Mansfield TV station's staff". Telegraph-Forum. Bucyrus, Ohio. p. 6. Archived from the original on October 13, 2022. Retrieved October 13, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ Redelson, Mike (August 15, 1990). "Mansfield TV station offers news, features". Telegraph-Forum. Bucyrus, Ohio. p. 6. Archived from the original on October 13, 2022. Retrieved October 13, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "TV68/50 moving to new site". News-Journal. Mansfield, Ohio. August 15, 1992. p. 3A. Archived from the original on October 13, 2022. Retrieved October 13, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ a b Fybush, Scott (June 2, 2017). "Site of the Week 6/2/17: Mansfield, Ohio". Fybush.com. Archived from the original on August 5, 2021. Retrieved October 13, 2022 – via RadioBB.
  9. ^ a b Jacobson, Adam (October 13, 2020). "Gray Grows In the Buckeye State". Radio & Television Business Report. Archived from the original on January 23, 2022. Retrieved October 12, 2022.
  10. ^ "Application for Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. October 8, 2020. Retrieved October 14, 2020.
  11. ^ Miller, Mark (October 20, 2020). "Station Trading Roundup: 2 Deals, $45,450,000". TV News Check. Archived from the original on June 11, 2021. Retrieved October 12, 2022.
  12. ^ "CDBS Print". licensing.fcc.gov. Retrieved October 12, 2022.
  13. ^ "RabbitEars TV Query for WOHZ-CD". RabbitEars. Archived from the original on October 10, 2022. Retrieved May 4, 2021.