WJXT

Infobox_Broadcast
call_letters = WJXT
city =
station_
station_slogan = "The" Local Station
station_branding = Channel 4
analog = 4 (VHF)
digital = 42 (UHF)
other_chs =
affiliations = Independent
LATV (DT3)
network =
founded =
airdate = September 15, 1949
location = Jacksonville, Florida
callsign_meaning = JaXonville (sounds like Jacksonville) Television
former_callsigns = WMBR-TV (1949-1958)
former_channel_numbers =
owner = Post-Newsweek Stations, Inc.
licensee = Post-Newsweek Stations, Florida, Inc.
sister_stations =
former_affiliations = Primary:
CBS (1949-2002)
Secondary:
NBC (1949-1957)
ABC (1949-1966)
DuMont (1949-1955)
effective_radiated_power = 100 kW (analog)
976 kW (digital)
HAAT = 293 m (analog)
294 m (digital)
class =
facility_id = 53116
coordinates = coord|30|16|24.8|N|81|33|12.9|W|type:landmark_scale:2000
homepage = [http://www.news4jax.com/ www.news4jax.com]

WJXT channel 4 is an independent television station serving Jacksonville, Florida and surrounding communities. Its transmitter is located in Jacksonville.

History

It signed on September 15, 1949 as WMBR-TV, the second television station in Florida and co-owned with WMBR-AM. Four years later, the Washington Post Company bought the stations. WMBR-AM was sold in 1958 and the television station was renamed WJXT-TV.

WJXT was a CBS affiliate for over 50 years, though it carried secondary affiliations with DuMont through 1955 (when the network shut down), NBC until 1957 (when WFGA, now WTLV, signed on) and ABC until 1966 (when WJKS, now WCWJ, signed on). For much of that time, it was the only CBS station between Savannah and Orlando, and was thus carried on many cable systems between Jacksonville and Orlando.

The station had a virtual monopoly on television in north Florida until 1957, as its only competition came from a UHF station, WJHP-TV, which signed on in 1953 and went dark in 1956 due to lack of viewership.

After negotiations over a new affiliation agreement with CBS fell through, WJXT became an independent station on July 15, 2002. It now airs syndicated programs as well as locally-produced news programs. WJXT was replaced by WTEV as Jacksonville's CBS affiliate. The station used the "Eyewitness News" name and format for its newscasts for many years, but in 2005, the newscasts were retitled as "Channel 4 News: The Local Station". Even though it is a Post-Newsweek owned station, WJXT does not brand itself "Local4" like most of its sister stations that follow the owners "Local Mandate" standard standardization, but "The Local Station" is a close enough mention under the slogan.

Digital television

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

News Team

News Anchors

*Mary Baer - 5, 6, & 10 Anchor
*Casey Black - Morning Show & Noon Anchor
*Bruce Hamilton - Morning Show
*Adam Landau - Weekend Anchor
**Reporter
*Melanie Lawson - Noon & 7 Anchor
*Staci Spanos - Morning Show
*Rob Sweeting - 5:30, 6:30, & 11
*Jennifer Waugh - 5:30, 6:30, & 11
*Tom Wills - 5, 6, & 10 Anchor

Weather Meteorologists

*George Winterling - Chief/Weeknights
*John Gaughan - Senior Meterologist/Fill-In Meteorlogist
*Richard Nunn - Morning Show, & Noon
*Rebecca Barry - Morning & Evening WeekEnd

ports Team

*John Dunlap - WeekEnd Sports Anchor/Sports Reporter
*Sam Kouvaris - Sports Director/Weeknights
*Sean Woodland - Sports Reporter

Reporters

*Jennifer Bauer - General Assignment Reporter
*Diane Cho - General Assignment Reporter
*Steve Douglas - Morning Show Reporter
*Scott Johnson - General Assignment Reporter
*Adam Landau - General Assignment Reporter
*Laura Mazzeo - General Assignment Reporter
*Dan Leveton - General Assignment Reporter
*Vickie Pierre - General Assignment Reporter
*Jim Piggott - Investigative Reporter
*Nikki Preede - Morning Show Reporter
*Ashley Townsend - Morning Show Traffic Reporter

News/Station Presentation

Newscast Titles

*"WMBR-TV Telenews" (1949-1958)
*"NewsNight" (1958-1963)
*"The Six O'Clock News/The Eleven O'Clock News" (1963-1967)
*"Eyewitness News" (1967-2005)
*"Channel 4 News" (2005-present)

tation Slogans

*"Channel 4, Your Eyewitness News Station In Color" (1967-1970)
*"We're the Eyewitnesses!" (Late 1970s)
*"We'll Take You There" (Mid 1980s)
*"Your Good Friends" (Late 1980s)
*"First in News Around the Clock" (Late 1980s - Early 1990s)
*"The One and Only Channel 4" (1991-2005)
*"The Local Station" (2005-present)

External links

* [http://www.news4jax.com/ WJXT]
* [http://wap.cell4.tv/ WJXT 4 Wireless]
*TVQ|WJXT
*BIA|WJXT|TV|TV
*The WJXT building is at coordinates coord|30.312542|-81.649275|type:landmark|name=WJXT building


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