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CBS Television Stations
"Division
Industry "Television
Predecessor "Westinghouse Broadcasting
"Paramount Stations Group
Founded April 28, 1999; 18 years ago (1999-04-28)
Headquarters "New York City, United States
Key people
  • Peter Dunn (President)
  • Anton Guitano (COO, CBS Local Media)
  • Ezra Kucharz (president, CBS Local Digital Media)[1]
Revenue $1.6 billion (2014[1])
"Parent "CBS Corporation
("National Amusements)
Website Website

The CBS Television Stations is a division of "CBS Corporation that owns and operates a group of "American television stations. As of November 2017, CBS Corporation owns 27 stations, broken down as follows: fourteen are the key stations of the "CBS Television Network; eight are aligned with "The CW Television Network, which is co-owned by CBS with "Time Warner; four "independent stations, two of which are affiliated with quasi-network "MyNetworkTV.

Contents

History[edit]

The group was founded on April 28, 1999, after the merger of "Viacom and "the previous CBS Corporation, as the Viacom Television Stations Group; it was a merger of the "Paramount Stations Group with CBS's "owned-and-operated stations division. It was rebranded to its current name on January 3, 2006, after Viacom split itself into two publicly traded companies. However, both companies are still controlled by "National Amusements.

In 2009 and 2010, three of WCBS managers were named CBS TV Stations executives while continuing to manage at the station. Station manager Peter Dunn was named CBS Television Stations President in 2009. Station creative services director Bruce Erik Brauer was named in June 2010 senior vice president of creative services for the group. WCBS news director David Friend added senior vice president of news in August 2010.[2]

On October 21, 2014, CBS and "Weigel Broadcasting announced the launch of a new "digital subchannel service called "Decades, scheduled to launch on all CBS owned and operated stations in May 2015.[3][1] The channel will be co-owned by CBS and Weigel, with Weigel being responsible for distribution to stations outside CBS Television Stations. It will air programs from the extensive library of "CBS Television Distribution, including archival footage from "CBS News.[3]

The station group made a couple of content agreements in 2014 and 2015. The stations agreed in December 2014 for its content to be shown on Curb's Taxi TV.[1] In November 2015, the station group agreed to allow Health Media Network air local news reports on its network in doctor’s waiting rooms.[4]

Stations[edit]

Currently many of CBSTS' stations, especially CBS outlets, use a common look in branding. One example is so-called "CBS Mandate" involving most CBS stations calling themselves "CBS [Channel number]" (e.g. "WCBS-TV, CBSTS' flagship station on channel 2, brands itself as "CBS 2"). This is the same practice as many other O&O groups across the U.S. Only five CBS-owned stations do not use such a branding convention.

Stations are arranged in alphabetical order by state and "city of license.

Current[edit]

Notes:

"City of license / "Market Station Channel
"TV ("RF)
Owned since Affiliation
"Los Angeles "KCBS-TV 2 (43) 1951 CBS
"KCAL-TV 9 (9) 2002 Independent
"Sacramento - Stockton - Modesto "KOVR 13 (25) 2005 CBS
"KMAX-TV ## 31 (21) 2000 The CW
"San Francisco - Oakland - San Jose "KPIX-TV ++ 5 (29) 1995 CBS
"KBCW 44 (45) 2002 The CW
"Denver "KCNC-TV 4 (35) 1995 CBS
"Miami - Fort Lauderdale "WFOR-TV 4 (22) 1989 CBS
"WBFS-TV ## 33 (32) 2000 MyNetworkTV
"St. Petersburg - Tampa "WTOG ## 44 (44) 2000 The CW
"Atlanta "WUPA ## 69 (43) 2000 The CW
"Chicago "WBBM-TV 2 (12) 1953 CBS
"Indianapolis "WBXI-CD ##
"Digital Class A "LPTV
47 (47) 2000 Decades
"Baltimore "WJZ-TV ++ 13 (13) 1995 CBS
"Boston "WBZ-TV ++ 4 (30) 1995 CBS
"WSBK-TV ## 38 (39) 2000 MyNetworkTV
"Detroit "WWJ-TV 62 (44) 1995 CBS
"WKBD-TV ## 50 (14) 2000 The CW
"Minneapolis - St. Paul "WCCO-TV 4 (32) 1992 CBS
KCCW-TV
(satellite of WCCO-TV)
12 (12) 1992 CBS
"New York City "WCBS-TV ** 2 (33) 1941 CBS
"WLNY-TV 55 (47) 2012 Independent[5]
"Philadelphia "KYW-TV ++ 3 (26) 1995 CBS
"WPSG ## 57 (32) 2000 The CW
"Pittsburgh "KDKA-TV ++ 2 (25) 1995 CBS
"WPCW ## 19 (11) 2000 The CW
"Fort Worth - Dallas "KTVT ¤¤ 11 (19) 1999 CBS
"KTXA ## 21 (29) 2000 Independent
"Tacoma - Seattle "KSTW ## 11 (11) 2000 The CW

Former[edit]

Note: This list also contains stations that were owned and operated by CBS prior to the founding of CBS Television Stations in 2000.
"City of license / "Market Station Channel
"TV ("RF)
Years owned Current ownership status
Los Angeles "KTTV 1 11 (11) 1949–1951 "Fox owned-and-operated ("O&O)
"Hartford - New Haven WGTH-TV/WHCT-TV 18 (46) 1955–1958 "Univision affiliate, "WUVN, owned by "Entravision Communications
"Washington, DC WTOP-TV 2 9 (9) 1950–1954 CBS affiliate, "WUSA, owned by "Tegna
"WDCA ## 20 (35) 2000–2001 "MyNetworkTV owned-and-operated (O&O)
"West Palm Beach "WTVX 3 34 (34) 2001–2008 "The CW affiliate owned by "Sinclair Broadcast Group
"WTCN-CA 34.3 2005–2008 MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
Still broadcasts in "analog on channel 50.
"WWHB-CA 34.2 2005–2008 "Azteca America affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
Still broadcasts in "analog on channel 48.
Indianapolis "WNDY-TV ## 23 (32) 2000–2005 MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by "Nexstar Media Group
"Slidell - New Orleans "WUPL ## 54 (24) 2000–2007 MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by Tegna
"Alexandria, Minnesota KCCO-TV
(satellite of WCCO-TV)
7 (7) 1992–2017 defunct, went dark in 2017
"St. Louis KMOX-TV 4 (24) 1958–1986 CBS affiliate, "KMOV, owned by "Meredith Corporation
"Chillicothe - Columbus, OH "WWHO 53 (46) 2000–2005 The CW affiliate owned by Manhan Media
(operated via "SSA by Sinclair Broadcast Group)
"Oklahoma City "KAUT-TV ## 43 (40) 2000–2005 "Independent station/secondary "Antenna TV affiliate owned by "Tribune Broadcasting
Philadelphia "WCAU-TV 10 (34) 1958–1995 "NBC owned-and-operated (O&O)
"Providence, RI - New Bedford, MA "WPRI-TV 12 (13) 1995–1996 CBS affiliate owned by Nexstar Media Group
"WLWC 3 28 (22) 2001–2008 "Ion Life affiliate owned by "OTA Broadcasting
"Austin, TX "KEYE-TV 42 (43) 2000–2008 CBS affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
"Houston "KTXH 20 (19) 2000–2001 MyNetworkTV owned-and-operated (O&O)
"Salt Lake City "KUTV 2 (34) 1995–2008 CBS affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
KUSG 12 (9) 1999–2008 MyNetworkTV affiliate, "KMYU, owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
"Portsmouth - Norfolk - Newport News "WGNT ## 27 (50) 2000–2010 The CW affiliate owned by Dreamcatcher Broadcasting, LLC
(operated under "SSA by Tribune Broadcasting)
"Green Bay, WI "WFRV-TV 5 (39) 1992–2007 CBS affiliate owned by Nexstar Media Group
"Escanaba - Marquette, MI "WJMN-TV
(satellite of WFRV-TV)
3 (48) 1992–2007 CBS affiliate owned by Nexstar Media Group
"Milwaukee WXIX-TV 18 (18) 1955–1959 The CW affiliate, "WVTV, owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group

Other Notes:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Miller, Mark K. (June 3, 2015). "Status Quo Rules Top 30 Station Groups". TVNewsCheck. NewsCheckMedia LLC. p. 2. Retrieved October 26, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Friend Named Head of News at CBS Owned Stations". Broadcasting & Cable. NewBay Media, LLC. August 10, 2010. Retrieved October 26, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Malone, Michael (October 21, 2014). "CBS Stations, Weigel Partner on Oldies Digi-Net Decades". Broadcasting & Cable. NewBay Media, LLC. Retrieved October 26, 2016. 
  4. ^ Eck, Kevin (November 3, 2015). "CBS Television Stations Partner With Digital Health Network". Ad Week. Retrieved October 26, 2016. 
  5. ^ "CBS Will Bring News And HD To Its Second NYC Station". Deadline. Penske Business Media, LLC. April 2, 2012. Retrieved October 26, 2016. 

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