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NewsChannel (sometimes written as Newschannel or News Channel) is a popular name of local television station newscasts in the United States.

The name was first used at KTVK in Phoenix, Arizona in 1986, when the now-independent station was an ABC affiliate; the name became popular as the 1990s progressed, along with "24-Hour News Sources", meaning television stations would broadcast news updates every hour.

Stations that use or have used the NewsChannel name Edit

DMA# DMA Name Station Affiliation Currently Uses Other Notes
1 New York City WNBC NBC No Identified as "NewsChannel 4" from 1995 - 2008, "HD" was added onto "NewsChannel 4" in 2006 when the station began broadcasting newscasts in high-definition. On March 31, 2008 WNBC returned to the "News 4 New York" branding.
3 Chicago WMAQ-TV NBC No Has identified as "NBC 5 News" since 2000
4 Atlantic City WMGM-TV NBC Yes Identified as News Channel 40 NBC since 2003, serves South Jersey
5 San Francisco, San Jose, & Oakland, California KNTV NBC No Identified as "News Channel 11" from 1995-2001 while still affiliated with ABC & secondarily affiliated with The WB, identified as "NBC 11 News" from 2002-2008. KNTV served the San Jose/Silicon Valley exclusively, thus "The San Jose NewsChannel" slogan.
12 Tampa & St. Petersburg, Florida WFLA-TV NBC Yes Has identified as "News Channel 8" since 1992
14 Seattle, Washington KIRO-TV CBS No Identified as "KIRO News Channel 7" from January 1993-1997, has identified as "KIRO 7 Eyewitness News" since 1997
15 Phoenix, Arizona KTVK-TV Independent No First station to use "NewsChannel" title. Used from 1986 until 1996, and again from 2003 to 2004. Has identified as various names since 2004.
17 Cleveland, Ohio WEWS-TV ABC Yes Has identified as "News Channel 5" since 1990
19 Orlando, Florida WESH NBC No Identified as "News Channel 2" from 1996-2005, has identified as "WESH 2 News" since 2005
21 St. Louis, Missouri KSDK, formerly KSD NBC Yes Has identified as "News Channel 5" since 1989
23 Portland, Oregon KGW NBC Yes Identified as "Northwest News Channel 8" from 1994-2008, identified as "KGW News Channel 8" since starting high-definition broadcasts in 2008
24 Baltimore, Maryland WMAR-TV ABC No Identified as "News Channel 2" from 1992-1998, has identified as "ABC 2 News" since April 2002
25 Charlotte, North Carolina WBTV CBS No Identified as WBTV News Channel 3 from 1990-2001, has identified as "WBTV News 3" since 2001, unrelated to WCNC
WCNC-TV NBC Yes Has identified as "NewsChannel 36" since 2008, unrelated to WBTV
26 Indianapolis, Indiana WTHR NBC No Identified as "News Channel 13" from 1991-1994, has identified as "Channel 13 Eyewitness News" since 1994
28 Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina WTVD ABC No Identified as "NewsChannel 11" (and later "NewsChannel 11 ABC") from 1993-2000; has identified as "ABC 11 Eyewitness News" since 2000
29 Hartford & New Haven, Connecticut WTNH ABC Yes Has identified as "News Channel 8" since 1996
30 Nashville, Tennessee WTVF CBS Yes Has identified as "NewsChannel 5" since 1989
31 Kansas City, Missouri WDAF-TV Fox No Has identified as "FOX 4 News" since 1995
32 Columbus, Ohio WCMH-TV NBC No Identified as News Channel 4 until 2005, identified as "NBC 4 News" since 2005
33 Cincinnati, Ohio WLWT NBC No Has identified as "News 5" since 2004
34 Milwaukee, Wisconsin WTMJ-TV NBC No Used from 1990 to July 1992, has identified as "Today's TMJ4" since July 1992, with "[Time of Day] Report" used until August 2004, when news branding was changed to "Live at [Time of Day]"
36 Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina/Asheville, North Carolina WSPA-TV CBS Yes Has identified as News Channel 7 since 1996
38 West Palm Beach, Florida WPTV-TV NBC Yes Has identified as News Channel 5 since 1988
39 Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo, Michigan WWMT CBS Yes Has identified as "NewsChannel 3" since January 2007.
42 Norfolk, Virginia WTKR CBS Yes Has identified as "NewsChannel 3" since 1995, and titled newscasts as "Your NewsChannel 3" from 2003 until 2007
46 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma KFOR-TV NBC Yes Has identified as "Oklahoma's News Channel 4" since 1993
47 Greensboro/High Point, North Carolina/Winston-Salem, North Carolina WGHP Fox No Identified as "The Piedmont Newschannel" in the late 80s and 90s. Currently identifies as "FOX 8 News", unrelated to WXII
WXII-TV NBC No Identified as WXII News Channel 12 from 2000-2004, has identified as "WXII 12 News" since 2004, unrelated to WGHP
49 Jacksonville, Florida WJXT Independent No Currently identifies as "Channel 4 News"
50 Buffalo, New York WKBW ABC No Used from 1989-1996, in conjunction with Eyewitness News. Currently identifies as Eyewitness News.
51 Providence, Rhode Island/New Bedford, Massachusetts WJAR NBC No Identified as News Channel 10 from 1994-2005, identified as "NBC 10 News" since 2005
54 New Orleans WDSU NBC Yes Has been identifying itself as "WDSU NewsChannel 6" since Hearst-Argyle Television purchased the station in 1997.
56 Albany, New York WNYT NBC Yes Identifies as News Channel 13
58 Knoxville, Tennessee WVLT-TV CBS No
59 Mobile, Alabama WPMI-TV NBC No Currently identifies as "NBC 15 News"
61 Richmond, Virginia WTVR-TV CBS No Used c. 1992/93-2000. Currently identifies as "CBS 6 News"
62 Tulsa, Oklahoma KTUL ABC Yes Identified as Oklahoma's News Channel 8 from 1999-2006, identified as News Channel 8 since 2006
KJRH NBC No Has identified as "2 News" since 2008, Unrelated to KTUL
63 Lexington, Kentucky WTVQ-TV ABC No Identified as News Channel 36 from 1997-2004, identified as "ABC 36 News" since 2009.
65 Charleston/Huntington, West Virginia WSAZ-TV NBC Yes Has identified as "WSAZ NewsChannel 3" since early 1990s
66 Flint/Saginaw, Michigan WJRT-TV ABC No Has identified as "ABC 12 News" since 1997
67 Wichita, Kansas KSNW NBC No Currently identifies as "KSN News"
68 Roanoke/Lynchburg, Virginia WSLS-TV NBC No Identified as News Channel 10 from 1997-2006, identified as "WSLS 10 On Your Side" since 2006
69 Green Bay, Wisconsin WFRV-TV CBS No Identified as "CBS 5 News" from 2003-2007. Currently identifies as "Channel 5 News".
73 Des Moines, Iowa KCCI-TV CBS Yes Identified as KCCI News Channel 8 since 2000
74 Portland, Maine WGME-TV CBS No Identified as "NewsChannel 13" from April 15, 1991 to Late 1998.Currently identifies as "News 13"
78 Rochester, New York WROC-TV CBS No Currently identifies as "News 8 Now"
79 Syracuse, New York WSYR-TV ABC Yes Identifies as News Channel 9
80 Paducah, KY, Cape Girardeau, MO, Harrisburg, IL WPSD-TV(Paducah) NBC No Adopted the name "NewsChannel 6" circa 1990 after decades as "News Beat 6"; currently identifies as "Local 6"
81. Shreveport, Louisiana KTAL-TV NBC No Adopted the name "NewsChannel 6" in 2001; currently identifies as "KTAL News" since 2006
82 Springfield/Decatur, Illinois WICD/WICS ABC Yes Identified as ABC News Channel 15 & ABC News Channel 20 since 2005
84 Huntsville/Decatur, Alabama WHNT-TV CBS No Identified as News Channel 19 from 1996-2009, currently identifies as "WHNT News 19"
86 Chattanooga, Tennessee WTVC ABC Yes Identifies as News Channel 9
87 Jackson, Mississippi WJTV CBS Yes Identifies as News Channel 12
88 Cedar Rapids, Iowa KGAN CBS No Identified as News Channel 2 from 1996-2004, identified as "CBS 2 News" since 2004
90 Burlington, Vermont-Plattsburgh, New York WPTZ NBC Yes Has identified as News Channel 5 since 1998
White River Junction, Vermont-Lebanon, New Hampshire WNNE NBC Yes Simulcast of WPTZ newscasts rebranded as "News Channel 31"
91 Colorado Springs, Colorado KRDO-TV ABC Yes Identified as "News Channel 13" from 2006-present.
92 Tri-Cities, VA/TN WJHL-TV CBS Yes Identifies as News Channel 11
95 Waco, Texas KWTX-TV CBS No Currently identifies as "News 10"
KXXV-TV ABC Yes Identifies as News Channel 25
96 Moline, Illinois WQAD-TV ABC No Currently Identified as Quad Cities' News 8
99 El Paso, Texas KTSM NBC Yes Identifies as News Channel 9
100 Charleston, South Carolina WCIV ABC No Currently identifies as "ABC News 4"
101 Evansville, Indiana WTVW Fox No Has identified as "FOX 7 News" since 2005
102 Youngstown, Ohio WYTV ABC No Identified as News Channel 33 until 2004, identified as 33 News since 2004
105 Florence/Myrtle Beach, South Carolina WPDE-TV ABC Yes Has identified as News Channel 15 since 1993
106 Fort Wayne, Indiana WANE-TV CBS Yes All newscasts are referred to as "NewsChannel 15." Used since 1992.
107 Greenville/Washington/New Bern, North Carolina WCTI-TV ABC Yes Identifies as News Channel 12
108 Tallahassee, Florida WTXL-TV ABC No "ABC NewsChannel 27" from mid-1990s until Feb. 19, 2006. Now identifies as "ABC 27 News."
110 Reno, Nevada KOLO ABC No Currently known as "KOLO 8 News Now"
115 Augusta, Georgia WJBF ABC Yes Has identified as News Channel 6 since 1992
122 Santa Barbara/Santa Maria/San Luis Obispo, California KCOY-TV CBS No Currently identifies as "KCOY CBS 12 News"
124 Lafayette, Louisiana KATC-TV ABC Yes Has identified as "KATC-TV 3, Acadiana's NewsChannel" since the mid-1990s.
129 Corpus Christi, Texas KZTV CBS No Identified for as "NewsChannel 10" from 1996-99, has identified as "Action 10 News" since 2004
130 Redding & Chico, California KRCR ABC Yes Identified as "News Channel 7" since 1995.
136 Wilmington, North Carolina WWAY ABC Yes Identifies as News Channel 3
137 Duluth, Minnesota KDLH CBS No Used 1995-2001. Now goes by CBS3 Duluth, and Northland's News Center
144 Lawton, Oklahoma & Wichita Falls, Texas KAUZ-TV CBS Yes Identified as "NewsChannel 6" from 1999 to 2007; and again starting Feb. 1, 2010
145 Joplin, Missouri & Pittsburg, Kansas KOAM-TV CBS No
149 Palm Springs, California KESQ-TV ABC Yes Identifies as News Channel 3 HD
152 Bangor, Maine WVII-TV ABC No Used between 1992 and 1995
153 Mason City, Iowa KIMT CBS Yes
151 Terre Haute, Indiana WTWO NBC Yes Identified as "NewsChannel 2" from 1993-2006, now identifies as "WTWO NewsChannel" since March 2006
155 Wheeling, West Virginia/Steubenville, Ohio WTRF-TV CBS No Currently identifies as "7 News"
156 Panama City, Florida WJHG-TV NBC Yes Identifies as News Channel 7
157 Binghamton, New York WIVT/WBGH-CA ABC /NBC Yes Identifies as News Channel 34
163 Idaho Falls/Pocatello, Idaho KPVI NBC Yes "NBC NewsChannel 6"
166 Weston/Clarksburg, West Virginia WDTV CBS Yes Has identified as "NewsChannel 5" since 2002
167 Yuma, Arizona/El Centro, California KSWT CBS No Currently identifies as "KSWT News 13"
169 Utica, New York WKTV NBC Yes
WUTR ABC No Was known as "News Channel 20" from 1998 to 2001, now has no newscast
171 Quincy/Macomb, Illinois/Hannibal, Missouri/Keokuk, Iowa WGEM-TV NBC No Currently identifies as "WGEM News"
175 Elmira/Corning, New York WENY-TV ABC No Currently identifies as "WENY-TV News"
179 Alexandria, Louisiana KALB-TV NBC Yes Identified as News Channel 5 since 1998
186 Grand Junction, Colorado KREX-TV CBS Yes
188 Lafayette, Indiana WLFI-TV CBS Yes All Newscasts are referred to as "NewsChannel 18" since 2000 when LIN TV acquired WLFI.
195 Cheyenne, Wyoming KGWN-TV CBS Yes
119 Boise, Idaho KTVB-TV NBC Yes
193 Eureka, California KIEM-TV NBC Yes Currently identifies as "NewsChannel 3"
194 Bend, Oregon KTVZ-TV NBC Yes Currently identifies as "NewsChannel 21"
197 San Angelo, Texas KSAN-TV NBC No Currently identifies as "KSAN News"
206 Helena, Montana KFBB-TV ABC Yes

The News Music PackageEdit

NewsChannel is also the name of a television news music package composed by Gari Communications in 1983 for WSB-TV in Atlanta (they have not used the NewsChannel name). The package consists of 7 CDs containing 430 cuts centered around at least 20 primary themes.


Stations that used or have used NewsChannelEdit

DMA# DMA Name Station Affiliation Years Used Other Notes
5. Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas KDFW, formerly KRLD Fox, formerly CBS Dates unknown
8. Atlanta, Georgia WSB-TV ABC , formerly NBC 1983-1986 First station to commission Series 1
13. Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida WTSP CBS, formerly Independent, ABC 1999-2002
15. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota WCCO-TV, formerly WTCN CBS 1998-2000
18. Denver, Colorado KCNC-TV, formerly KOA CBS, formerly NBC 1983-1985
23. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania WPNX (cable channel) No affiliation 2002-2004
34. Cincinnati, Ohio WCPO-TV ABC, formerly CBS Dates unknown
48. Memphis, Tennessee WREG-TV, formerly WREC CBS 1985-1987
49. Austin, Texas KTBC Fox, formerly CBS Dates unknown
50. Louisville, Kentucky WHAS-TV ABC , formerly CBS 1991-present First station to commission New Generation 1 in 2007
WBKI-TV The CW, formerly The WB, Fox, Independent 2005-present 10pm newscasts produced by WHAS-TV
54. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania WBRE-TV NBC 2003-2007
WYOU-TV CBS 2003-2007 Used on WBRE and WYOU's for their combined morning show Pennsylvania Morning and noon program Pennsylvania Midday
68. Tucson, Arizona KOLD-TV CBS 1997-2000
79. Columbia, South Carolina WIS NBC 1984-1991
82. Huntsville, Alabama WHNT CBS 1987-1990
88. Cedar Rapids, Iowa KWWL NBC 1992-2002
94. Waco, Texas KBTX CBS 1994-1995
95. Baton Rouge, Louisiana WAFB CBS 1986-present
96. Savannah, Georgia WTOC-TV CBS 1987-present
109. Youngstown, Ohio WKBN-TV CBS Date unknown-1997
112. Boise, Idaho KTVB NBC 1983-1986

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