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Corning/Elmira, New York
United States
Branding Big Fox
Channels Digital: 48 (UHF/PSIP)
Subchannels 48.1 Fox
48.2 MyNetworkTV
48.3 Comet
Affiliations Fox (1997–present)
Owner Vision Communications
(WYDC, Inc.)
Founded October 2, 1989
First air date September 6, 1994; 23 years ago (1994-09-06)
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
Height 334 m
Class DT
Facility ID 62219
Transmitter coordinates 42°8′30″N 77°4′39″W / 42.14167°N 77.07750°W / 42.14167; -77.07750
Licensing authority FCC
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.[1] 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.[2] All weather forecasts are provided through an outsourcing agreement by WeatherVision of Jackson, Mississippi.[3] 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.[4]

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[5]
48.1 720p 16:9 WYDC-DT Main WYDC programming / Fox
48.2 480i 4:3 WJKP Simulcast of WJKP-LD
48.3 ACCU Comet

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

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.[6]


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
W20BL-D 20 Bath Savona
WPBY-LD 22 Corning main WYDC tower
W26BF 26 Elmira Elmira Heights
W41DB 41 Corning main WYDC tower


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