|Corning/Elmira, New York
|Channels||Digital: 48 (UHF/PSIP)|
|Founded||October 2, 1989|
|First air date||September 6, 1994|
|Sister station(s)||WJKP-LD, WVTT-CD,
|Former channel number(s)||48 (UHF analog, 1994–2009)
50 (UHF digital, 2001–2009)
|Former affiliations||Independent (1994–1995)
UPN (1995–2004; secondary from 1997)
|Transmitter power||7.6 kW|
|Public license information:||Profile
WYDC is the Fox-affiliated television station for the Central and Western Twin Tiers of Southern Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania. Licensed to Corning, it broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 48 from a transmitter on Higman Hill in Corning. The station can also be seen on Time Warner Cable channel 13 and in high definition on digital channel 1206. Owned by Vision Communications, WYDC is sister to low-powered MyNetworkTV affiliate WJKP-LD and the two outlets share studios on East Market Street in Downtown Corning.
Syndicated programming on this station includes Family Feud, Mike & Molly, Inside Edition, and Friends among others. According to television listings, WYDC airs a two-hour weekday morning show (from 6:30 until 8:30) called Twin Tiers Morning Update and a ten-minute update on weeknights known as Big Fox News at 10. All weather forecasts are provided through an outsourcing agreement by WeatherVision of Jackson, Mississippi. The prime time update competes with a weeknight thirty-minute newscast at 10 seen on WETM-DT2.
A construction permit for WYDC was given in 1993 to an engineer and his wife, and the station signed on as an independent station the following year. The station later joined the United Paramount Network in 1995. Vision Communications bought the station in 1997, upgraded its facilities, and signed an affiliation with Fox. UPN programming still ran as a secondary affiliation for a few years.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|48.1||720p||16:9||WYDC-DT||Main WYDC programming / Fox|
|48.2||480i||4:3||WJKP||Simulcast of WJKP-LD|
WYDC shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 48, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal relocated from its pre-transition UHF channel 50 to channel 48.
In addition to its main signal, WYDC can also be seen on four low-powered repeaters (two analog and two digital). W22ET-D currently exists as a construction permit and may not be on-the-air yet. WYDC was also formerly repeated on WMYH-LP in Elmira/Watkins Glen, which is no longer licensed.
|Call letters||Channel||City of license||Transmitter location|
|W16BE-D||16||Hornell/Alfred||Hinkley Hill in Hornell|
|W22ET-D||22||Corning||main WYDC tower|
|W41DB||41||Corning||main WYDC tower|
- tv.twcc.com/listings (Via Entering The Appropriate Zip Codes)
- "About Us". WYDC Big Fox. WYDC-TV. Archived from the original on October 10, 2004. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
- RabbitEars TV Query for WYDC
- "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.