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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:25 am    Post subject: List of CW affiliates Reply with quote

As you all know, The CW will start next month. So i decided to make a list of who is getting the new station and the alternate network "My Network TV".

CW: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_CW_affiliates

My Network TV: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_MyNetworkTV_affiliates

(Edited by azumanga: Replaced list with Wiki links to the affiliate lists, for clarity and length reasons.)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What the hell are "WPIX" etc.? Zip codes?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are the call-letters for the stations. I got it from sources and thought that i should just type what i see instead of having the name and call-number (WB "5", UPN "36" etc).
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All television and radio stations have call letters just to identify each of them individually. An interesting fact is that any US station east of the Mississippi River starts with a "W", when stations west of the Mississippi start with "K". Tire la langue
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, what do they stand for? What use do they have?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jarjar23 wrote:
An interesting fact is that any US station east of the Mississippi River starts with a "W", when stations west of the Mississippi start with "K". Tire la langue


Though there are exceptions, pertaining to older stations (KDKA in Pittsburgh, WFAA in Dallas), or any state that straddles the Mississippi River (like in Louisiana and Minnesota, where many markets have a mixed-bag of Ks and Ws).


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom wrote:
So, what do they stand for? What use do they have?


The Ks and Ws don't stand for anything -- the International Telecommunication Union decides which countries get which letters, and the US was assigned "W" and "K". In Canada, stations there also use call letters, wich begin with CB (for CBC and Radio-Canada stations), CF, CH, CI, CJ, CK and VO (for stations in Newfoundland that signed on prior to 1949). And in Mexico, they use calls that begin with XE or XH.

This Wikipedia article explains calls in full:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_letters
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometimes they try to make them stand for things though, like WNYW was "What New Yorkers Watch".

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more examples in radio...

WHTZ="hits"
WRDW="wired"
WJJZ="jazz"
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