|Corning–Elmira, New York|
|City||Corning, New York|
|Channels||Digital: 30 (UHF)|
Virtual: 48 (PSIP)
|Affiliations||48.1: Fox (1997–present)|
|Owner||Vision Communications, LLC|
(sale to Standard Media pending)
|Founded||October 2, 1989|
First air date
|September 6, 1994|
Former channel number(s)
48 (UHF, 1994–2009)
50 (UHF, 2001–2009)
UPN (1995–2004; secondary from 1997)
5.36 kW (CP)
|HAAT||334 m (1,096 ft)|
342 m (1,122 ft) (CP)
Public license information
WYDC, virtual channel 48 (UHF digital channel 30), 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. Owned by Vision Communications, it is a sister station to low-powered MyNetworkTV affiliate WJKP-LD (channel 39). The two outlets share studios on East Market Street in Downtown Corning; WYDC's transmitter is located on Higman Hill. On cable, the station is available on Spectrum channel 13 in both standard and high definition.
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 under the branding Big TV. 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 only available to cable and satellite viewers in the Elmira market via the Foxnet service. 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 / MyNetworkTV|
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 (one analog and four digital). WYDC will have to shut down all remaining analog operations by July 13, 2021 due to the FCC's LPTV transition. WYDC was also formerly repeated on WMYH-LP in Elmira/Watkins Glen, which is no longer licensed.
|City of license||Callsign||Channel||ERP||HAAT||Facility ID||Transmitter coordinates|
|Bath||W19ET-D||19||15 kW||137 m (449 ft)||43452|
|Corning||W19EO-D||19||15 kW||109 m (358 ft)||125480|
|Elmira||W26BF||26 (Analog)||1.09 kW||196 m (643 ft)||15570|
|Hornell||W16BE-D||16||0.277 kW||102 m (335 ft)||43451|
|Corning||W15EG-D||15||4.0 kW||123.5 m (405 ft)||128780|
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.
- "Standard Media to acquire nine stations". Standard Media. November 25, 2019. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
- "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.