call_letters = WWAY
station_slogan = Live. Local. Interactive.
station_branding = WWAY NewsChannel 3
digital = 46 (UHF)
subchannels = 3.1 ABC 3.2 local weather radar
founded = October 8, 1964 [The "Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook" says October 1, while the "Television and Cable Factbook" says October 30.]
Wilmington, North Carolina
callsign_meaning = the word WAY
former_channel_numbers = Analog:
licensee = WWAY-TV, LLC
effective_radiated_power = 1000 kW (digital)
HAAT = 590 m
facility_id = 12033
coordinates = coord|34|7|53.8|N|78|11|15.4|W|type:landmark_scale:2000
homepage = [http://www.wwaytv3.com/ www.wwaytv3.com]
WWAY, channel 3, is an ABC-affiliated television station in
Wilmington, North Carolina, owned by Morris Multimedia. WWAY's offices and studios are located in Wilmington, and its transmitter is located in Winnabow, North Carolina, about 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Wilmington.
WWAY is one of five Wilmington television stations that agreed to end analog transmissions early and became a digital-only station on September 8, 2008, [http://www.wwaytv3.com/node/7920 Digital TV switch coming early to Southeastern NC | WWAY NewsChannel 3 | Wilmington NC News ] ] five months ahead of the February 17, 2009 date for all US full-power television stations to complete digital transition. http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-06-1082A2.pdf]
This makes the Wilmington market the first in the United States to convert to all-digital, serving as an FCC post-transition test market.
WWAY first signed on the air on October 1, 1964 as the second television station in Wilmington, preceded by
WECT(channel 6) by more than ten years. It has been an ABC affiliate since its inception. This was somewhat unusual for a two-station market (especially one of Wilmington's size), and the reason is not clear to this day. In most two-station markets, ABC was relegated to secondary status on the existing stations.
WWAY was founded by local Wilmington interests, but by the mid-1980s the station was owned by Clay Communications. The station has undergone a revolving door of owners over the course of the next two decades: In 1987 Clay sold its broadcasting interests, including WWAY, to Price Communications. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B0DE0DE1738F932A35756C0A961948260 COMPANY NEWS; Clay-Price Pact On 4 TV Stations - New York Times ] ] A year later Price sold WWAY to Adams Television [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=940DE6D91430F934A2575AC0A96E948260 COMPANY NEWS; BRIEFS - New York Times ] ] , who flipped the station to Hillside Broadcasting a few years later. Hillside then sold WWAY to Cosmos Broadcasting, a subsidiary of the Liberty Corporation, in 1999. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D02E2DE1E3FF932A35752C0A96F958260 Company News; Liberty Subsidiary Buys Tv Station In North Carolina - New York Times ] ] In 2005, Liberty merged its broadcasting interests with
Raycom Media, which already owned WECT, and the Federal Communications Commission's duopolyrules do not allow common ownership of two of the four largest stations in a single market. Channel 3 was spun-off to current owner Morris Multimediain 2006.
On May 8, 2008, the
Federal Communications Commissionannounced that five stations in Wilmington, including WWAY, had agreed to voluntarily cease analog broadcasting on September 8, 2008, http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-282032A1.pdf] serving as a test market for the 2009 national US DTV transition.
*Ann McAdams - weeknights
*Marcy Cuevas - "Good Morning Carolina"
*Steve Rondinaro - weeknights
*Kevin Wuzzardo - "Good Morning Carolina"
*Jerry Jackson - "Good Morning Carolina" and Noon
*Chris Phillips - chief meteorologist/weeknights
*Sonya Stevens - weekends
*Meghan Torjussen, also weekend anchor
*Meghan Packer, also weeknight anchor at 11pm
*Vicky Brice - Traffic Command
* [http://www.wwaytv3.com/ WWAY-TV 3 Homepage]
* [http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2008/09/wilmington-nc-t.html Digital TV transition kicks off in Wilmington NC, LA Times, September 8, 2008]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
WWAY — * TV 3, Wilmington, North Carolina (Community » TV Stations) … Abbreviations dictionary
WWAY Belfast — The WWAY is a light rail system proposed for west Belfast in Northern Ireland. See: *List of light rail transit systems … Wikipedia
WBW — Infobox Broadcast call letters = WBW station station slogan = Wilmington s CW station branding = Your CW Wilmington analog = 29 (cable only) digital = other chs = affiliations = The CW founded = Unknown location = Wilmington, North Carolina… … Wikipedia
Chaînes de télévision affiliées à ABC — Sommaire 1 Par état des États Unis 1.1 Alabama 1.2 Alaska 1.3 Arizona 1.4 … Wikipédia en Français
Wilmington, North Carolina — Infobox Settlement official name = Wilmington, North Carolina settlement type = City nickname = Port City, Dub Town, The City out of the City, Hollywood of the East motto = imagesize = 250px image caption = Wilmington as seen from the USS North… … Wikipedia
WILM-LD — Infobox Broadcast call letters = WILM LD station station slogan = Wilmington s Weather Station station branding = CBS 10 WILM WRAL News analog = Time Warner cable 12 Charter cable 16 digital = 40 (UHF) Time Warner cable 914| affiliations = 10.1… … Wikipedia
Morris Multimedia — Type Private Industry Media conglomerate Headquarters Savannah, Georgia, US Website MorrisMultimedia.com Morris Multimedia, Inc. is a media company based in … Wikipedia
Tramlink — Tram 2548 in the current livery seen at Arena Overview … Wikipedia
Docklands Light Railway — (DLR) Overview Type … Wikipedia
List of tram and light-rail transit systems — The following is a list of cities that have tram / light rail systems as part of their public transport system. See also: * List of United States Light Rail systems by ridership * List of town tramway systems * List of rapid transit systems *… … Wikipedia