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WPSD-TV is the NBC-affiliated television station for the Purchase area of Western Kentucky,Southern Illinois, and Southeastern Missouri that is licensed to Paducah, Kentucky. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 32 from a transmitter northwest ofBandana, Kentucky. Owned by the Paxton Media Group, the station has studios on Television Lane in Paducah along I-24. Syndicated programming on WPSD includes: Wheel of Fortune,Inside Edition, Jeopardy!, and Dr. Phil. It can also be seen on analog translator W10AH in Carbondale, Illinois.

WPSD-TV
WPSD

Wpsd dt2

Paducah, Kentucky/Harrisburg, Illinois/

Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Branding Local 6 (general)

Local 6 News

Slogan Your Breaking News and Weather Authority
Channels Digital: 32 (UHF)
Subchannels 6.1 NBC

6.2 RTV 6.3 local weather

Translators 10 W10AH Carbondale, IL
Owner Paxton Media Group

(WPSD-TV, LLC)

First air date May 28, 1957
Call letters' meaning Paducah Sun-Democrat
Former channel number(s) 6 (VHF analog, 1957-2009)
Transmitter power 906 kW
Height 492 m
Facility ID 51991
Transmitter coordinates 37°11′30.9″N88°58′53.3″W
Website wpsdlocal6.com

Digital programmingEdit

On WPSD-DT2, Charter digital channel 127 (in Missouri), Comcast digital channel 233 (in Kentucky), and Mediacom digital channel 309 (in Illinois) is the Retro Television Network (RTV). On WPSD-DT3, Charter digital channel 112 (in Missouri), Mediacom digital channel 190 (in Illinois), and Comcast digital channel 232 (in Kentucky) is a 24-hour local weather channel. [1] [2]

Channel Programming
6.1 main WPSD-TV programming/NBC HD
6.3 WPSD-DT2 "RTV 6.2"
6.3 WPSD-DT3 "The Weather Authority 24/7 Weather Channel"

HistoryEdit

WPSD debuted on May 28, 1957 airing an analog signal on VHF channel 6. It has been owned by the Paxton family for its entire existence alongside Paducah's major newspaper, The Paducah Sun "PSD" stands for Paducah Sun-Democrat, the paper's name at the time the station launched. Sam Champion, who is the current weekday weather anchor on Good Morning America, got his start at the station. Its transmitter, northwest of Bandana, is in an area ofBallard County, Kentucky known as Monkeys Eyebrow a fact which had been noted during WPSD's nightly sign-off message.

Through a news share agreement, the station had produced a nightly prime time newscast forFox affiliate KBSI (owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group) called Local 6 News at 9 on Fox 23. This arrangement expired September 30, 2010 after which a new partnership between that channel and CBS affiliate KFVS-TV (owned by Raycom Media) was established. KBSI now airs an hour-long prime time broadcast every night at 9 originating from KFVS' studios in the Hirsch Tower on Broadway Avenue in DowntownCape Girardeau, Missouri. This is the second 9 o'clock production of KFVS as it had previously produced broadcasts in that time slot on low-powered CW affiliates WQTV-LP/WQWQ-LP. [3]

On October 3, WPSD brought back a nightly prime time show known as The Nine on its RTV-affiliated subchannel. [4] Like all RTV affiliates in the Central Time Zone, WPSD-DT2 also airs Daytime weekday mornings at 8 for an hour. Compared with the other big three stations in themarket, WPSD has traditionally covered stories more from Western Kentucky since it is based in Paducah. KFVS tends to focus on Southeastern Missouri while the newscasts of ABC affiliate WSIL-TV focus almost exclusively on Southern Illinois. While WPSD produced the news for KBSI, which is based in Cape Girardeau, a regional summary of coverage was provided along with stories from Western Kentucky.

News teamEdit

Anchors and Reporters

  • Mike Mallory - weekday mornings (5am-7am) and noon
    • "What's it Worth" and "Gourmet Minutes with Mallory" segments producer
  • Johnette Worak - weekday mornings (5am-7am) and noon
    • medical reporter
  • Scott McGee - weeknights at 5, 6, and 10
  • Jennifer Horbelt - weeknights at 6 and 10
  • Gerran Thomas - weeknights at 9
  • Julie Collins - Saturday morning
  • Todd Faulkner - weekend evenings


Local 6 News Weather Authority Meteorologists

  • Kyle Mounce (AMS and NWA Seals of Approval) - weeknights
  • John Champion - weekday mornings (5am-7am) as well as Monday through Tuesdays at noon
  • Trent Okerson - Wednesday through Friday at noon and weekend evenings
  • Jennifer Rukavina - Saturday mornings


Sports

  • Jeff Bidwell - Director seen weeknights at 6, 9, and 10
    • Gridiron Glory host
  • Tom Annino


Reporters

  • Todd Faulkner
  • Gerran Thomas
  • Lauren Adams
  • Jason Hibbs
  • Robert Bradfield
  • Jon Kell - "Gourmet Minutes with Mallory" segment producer
  • Dave Henry - Kentucky Lake Outdoors TV host
  • Jason Lindsey - Hooked on Science host

Former on-air staffEdit

  • Gary Roedemeier - anchor
  • Jackie Hays - anchor
  • Tom Butler - anchor
  • Vicki Dortch - anchor
  • Ron Beaton - anchor
  • Amy Watson - anchor
  • Bonnie Schrock - anchor
  • Scott Couch - anchor
  • Paula Bridges - anchor
  • Sam Burrage - anchor/reporter
  • Ernie Mitchell - anchor/reporter
  • John Snell - anchor/reporter
  • Mandy Murphey - anchor/reporter
  • Polly Van Doren - anchor/reporter
  • Jeffrey Prier - anchor/reporter
  • John Knicely - anchor/reporter
  • Johanna Comisak - reporter
  • Mark Powell - reporter
  • Seth Kaplan - reporter
  • Tom Siler - meteorologist
  • John Fields - meteorologist
  • Cal Sisto - meteorologist
  • Lew Jetton - meteorologist
  • Sam Champion - weather
  • Chris Gentry - weather
  • Bob Swisher - sports
  • Larry McIntosh - sports
  • Paul Brown - sports
  • Dave Winder - sports
  • Mark Miller - sports
  • Frank Morock - sports
  • Joe Amato - sports
  • Al Tompkins - producer/reporter
  • Dianne Anderson - anchor/reporter
  • Erin Green - anchor
  • Julie Collins - reporter
  • LuAnn Canipe - anchor
  • Amy Hasten - reporter
  • Tim Hall--anchor/weather/reporter

News/station presentationEdit

Newscast titlesEdit

  • News Picture (1960s-1973)
  • NewsBeat '74 (1974)
  • NewsBeat '75 (1975)
  • NewsBeat '76 (1976)
  • NewsBeat 6 (1977–1993)
  • NewsChannel 6 (1993–1995)
  • WPSD NewsChannel 6 (1995–2008)
  • WPSD Local 6 (2008–present)

Station slogansEdit

  • TV-6, Proud As A Peacock!
  • TV-6, Our Pride Is Showing (1981-1982; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • We're TV-6, Just Watch Us Now (1982–1983; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • TV-6 There, Be There (1983–1984; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • TV-6, Let's All Be There
  • Where the News Comes First (mid 1980s–1992)
  • Come Home to TV-6 (1986–1987; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • Come on Home to Channel 6 (1987–1988; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • Come Home To The Best, Only on Channel 6
  • WPSD Cares About You (1989–1995)
  • WPSD, is The Place To Be! (199?-199?; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • The Stars Are Back on Channel 6 (1993-1994; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • Working to Make a Difference (2003–2008)
  • Your Breaking News & Weather Authority (2008–present)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tvlistings/ZCGrid.do?method=decideFwdForLineup&zipcode=42001&setMyPreference=false&lineupId=PC:42001
  2. ^ http://wpsd.titantv.com/apg/ttv.aspx?siteid=50288
  3. ^ http://www.tvnewscheck.com/articles/2010/07/30/daily.7/
  4. ^ http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/programming

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