|Corning–Elmira, New York|
|City||Corning, New York|
|Channels||Digital: 48 (UHF)|
(to move to 30 (UHF))
Virtual: 48 (PSIP)
|Owner||Vision Communications, LLC|
|Founded||October 2, 1989|
|First air date||September 6, 1994|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:|
48 (UHF, 1994–2009)
50 (UHF, 2001–2009)
|Former affiliations||Independent (1994–1995)|
UPN (1995–2004; secondary from 1997)
|Transmitter power||7.6 kW|
5.36 kW (CP)
|Height||334 m (1,096 ft)|
342 m (1,122 ft) (CP)
|Public license information||Profile|
WYDC is a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Corning, New York, United States, serving the Twin Tiers of Southern Upstate New York (including Elmira) and Northern Pennsylvania. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on virtual and UHF channel 48 from a transmitter on Higman Hill in Corning. The station can also be seen on Spectrum channels 13 and 1206. Owned by Vision Communications, WYDC is sister to low-powered MyNetworkTV affiliate WJKP-LD (channel 39) and the two outlets share studios on East Market Street in Downtown Corning.
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 (UPN) in 1995. Vision Communications bought the station in 1997, upgraded its facilities, and signed an affiliation deal with Fox; prior to WYDC's affiliation with Fox, the network's programming was not available over-the-air in the Elmira market. 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||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 five low-powered repeaters (two analog and three digital). 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|
|WECY-LD||22||Corning||main WYDC tower|
|W41DB||41||Corning||main WYDC tower|
Syndicated programming on this station includes Family Feud, Mike & Molly, 2 Broke Girls, and The People's Court among others. According to television listings, WYDC airs 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.
- "About Us". WYDC Big Fox. WYDC-TV. Archived from the original on October 10, 2004. Retrieved 5 May 2016.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
- RabbitEars TV Query for WYDC
- "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.