WABG-TV


WABG-TV

Infobox_Broadcast
call_letters = WABG-TV
city =
station_
station_slogan = The Delta's #1 News Station
station_branding = ABC 6
ABC 6 News
Delta Fox (DT2)
analog = 6 (VHF)
digital = 32 (UHF)
other_chs =
affiliations = ABC
Fox (DT2)
network =
founded =
airdate = October 20, 1959
location = Greenville, MS/Greenwood, MS
callsign_meaning = ABC in Greenwood
former_callsigns =
former_channel_numbers =
owner = Commonwealth Communications
licensee = Commonwealth Broadcasting Group, Inc.
sister_stations =
former_affiliations = CBS (1959)
effective_radiated_power = 100 kW (analog)
1000 kW (digital)
HAAT = 597 m (analog)
572 m (digital)
class =
facility_id = 43203
coordinates = coord|33|22|24|N|90|32|25|W|type:landmark_scale:2000
homepage = [http://www.wabg.com/ www.wabg.com]

WABG-TV, channel 6, is the ABC-affiliated television station serving the Delta region of Mississippi, southeastern Arkansas, and northeastern Louisiana. Licensed to Greenwood, the station's transmitter is located northeast of Inverness. WABG is owned by Commonwealth Communications and has separate administrative and studio buildings located on Washington Avenue in Greenville. The station is known on-air as "ABC 6" and is offered on Suddenlink cable channel 4.

Syndicated programs on WABG includes "Oprah", "Dr. Phil", "Entertainment Tonight", "Maury", and "The Insider" among others.

Digital television

The station's digital signal is multiplexed.

History

WABG-TV's first broadcast was on October 20, 1959 as an independent station. It quickly joined the CBS network but switched to ABC after complaints from WJTV in Jackson, Mississippi that WABG was encroaching on its coverage area. Until WXVT in Greenville began operations in 1981, WJTV served as the default CBS affiliate for the southern counties in the Delta while Memphis' WREG-TV brought CBS programming to the northern counties.

WABG established "Delta Fox" on September 13, 2006, the day after Foxnet shut down. The nationwide Foxnet channel originally provided Fox programming to cable subscribers in the Delta area (which was one of the last markets to be offered the service). Foxnet originally planned to close down on September 1 but was delayed until September 12 to allow WABG time to quickly put a Fox affiliate on a new digital subchannel.

On September 5, 2007, WABG announced that it was being sold from Bahakel Communications to Commonwealth Communications pending FCC approval. The sale was finalized on October 29.

WABG-DT2 "Delta Fox"

WABG operates the area's Fox affiliate on its second digital subchannel. It is known on-air as "Delta Fox" and is also offered on Suddenlink cable channel 10. Unlike the main WABG channel (and most other Fox affiliates), WABG-DT2 is not a 24-hour station. Monday through Thursdays, "Delta Fox" airs from 5 to 10:35 P.M. and on Fridays from 2:30 to 11:05 P.M. During the weekends, its broadcasting time is variable. WAGB-DT2 airs all Fox Sports programming on weekends regardless of starting time. It does not air any children programs from 4Kids TV, however. There are future plans to make "Delta Fox" a 24-hour operation. WABG-DT2 simulcasts all evening newscasts that air on the main WABG channel. There is also a news bureau in Cleveland.

News team

Anchors
*Rachel Elvis - weekday mornings
**"Buddy Check 6" spokesperson
*Jenese Harris - weeknights
*Tanya Carter - weekends
**reporter

Meteorologists
*Christopher Mathis (NWA and AMS Seals of Approvals) - weeknights
*Ryan Evans - weekday mornings
**Sunflower County news reporter
**"Ryan’s Review" segment producer

Sports
*Mike Sands - weeknights

Reporters
*David Lush - news commentator
**emphasis on feature stories & community highlights
**"Talk of the Town" and "What's That You Say?" segments producer
**host of "Delta Times with David Lush"
*Bob Trotter
*Tammy Bradley

External links

* [http://www.wabg.com/ WABG-TV "ABC 6"]
* [http://www.wabg.com/wabgdeltafox.htm WABG-DT2 "Delta Fox"]
*TVQ|WABG
*BIA|WABG|TV|TV


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