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WNXT-TV
WNXT current logo

Location

Nextonville, Tennessee

Branding

Nexton 6
Nexton News
NXT News

Slogan

The Future in Innovative News.

Channel(s)

Digital: 6 (VHF)
Virtual: 6 (PSIP)

subchannel(s)

WNXT-HD 6.1
MeTV 6.2
Cartoon Network 6.3
Boomerang 6.4

Affiliation

NBC (May 1976-present)

First air date

May 11, 1953

Owner

NextonVideo Industries

Former channel number

Analog: 6 (VHF) (1953-2009)

Former Affiliation

CBS (May 1953-May 1976)

WNXT-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 6, is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Nextonville,Tennessee, United States. The station is owned by NextonVideo Industries, as part of a duopoly with Fox affiliate WNVI. WNXT-TV's callsign letters stand for "NeXTonville," which is also the city's airport code.

Station historyEdit

The station signed-on the air on May 11, 1953, as WNVB-TV, whose callsign letters stood for "NextonVille Broadcasting." Originally affiliated with the CBS television network, the station changed its callsign letters to WNXT-TV in 1959. With broadcasters in the United States conducting tests for color broadcasting, WNXT-TV went from broadcasting as a black and white station to a color station on May 11, 1961 (the station's 8th birthday), and began syndicating local programs. On March 10, 1968, the station's building was caught on fire at its original location at 1366 NE Mastville St. Because of this, the station found a new location near the Pointy Dome Tower at 1861 SW Bluebird St. Many recordings from the station's past were saved before it caught fire.

On May 5, 1976, WNXT-TV swapped affiliations with WBSY-TV, and became an NBC affiliate. One of the primary reasons for the switch was because CBS cited WNXT-TV's poor ratings, preemption of network programs, and poor newscasts. As a result, NBC got the chance to jump to channel 6 after moving from the higher-rated WBSY-TV, despite the network's declining ratings throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s. After the affiliation swap, WNXT-TV began syndicating educational and children's series, such as Sesame Street (which had occasionally aired on the main NBC network some few Sundays), Tom & Jerry (which had previously been syndicated on Nextonvillian ABC station WTNO-TV), and Looney Tunes. In 1983, WNXT-TV celebrated 30 years of broadcasting, and became one of the most watched stations in the Nextonvillian market, alongside PBS member station WUON.

Analog shutdownEdit

WNXT-TV discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over VHF channel 6, at 12:33 PM on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-powered television stations switched to digital broadcasting under federal mandate. WNXT-TV was the only station in the Nextonvillian market to participate in the nightlight program, and did so until September 6, 2009, setting the longest running time for an analog station to air the nightlight program. On September 6, at 10:27 AM, WNXT-TV shut down its analog signal. However, it has just been announced that WNXT-TV will recommence regular programming on its analog signal on January 1, 2020.

Slogan historyEdit

  • 1975-1976 - Catch the Stars on Nexton 6 (localized version of CBS' 1975 slogan; final slogan before WNXT-TV switched to NBC).
  • 1979-1981, 2019-present - Nexton 6, Proud as a Peacock (localized version of NBC's 1979-81, 2019-present slogan)
  • 1981-1982 - In Nextonville, Our Pride is Showing (localized version of NBC's 1981-82 slogan)
  • 1982-1983 - You're in Nextonville, Just Watch Us Now (localized version of NBC's 1982-83 slogan)
  • 1983-1984 - Nexton 6 There, Be There (localized version of NBC's 1983-84 slogan)
  • 1984-1986 - In Nextonville, Let's All Be There/Nexton 6, Let's All Be There (both localized versions of NBC's 1984-86 slogans)
  • 1986-1988 - Come Home to Nextonville/Come Home to Nexton 6 (both localized versions of NBC's 1986-88 slogans)
  • 1988-1990 - Come Home to the Best, Only on Nexton 6/Come Home to the Best, Only in Nextonville (both localized versions of NBC's 1988-90 slogans)
  • 1990-1992 - Nexton 6, The Place to Be!/WNXT, The Place to Be! (both localized versions of NBC's 1990-92 slogan)
  • 1991 - Nexton 6, Experience Really Matters. (Used alongside Nexton 6, The Place to Be!)
  • 1996-1998 - Nexton 6, Turn TV Time into Game Time. (used to promote WNXT-TV's PlayStation-exclusive Play & View device)
  • 2001 - WNXT-TV, Supporting Nextonville, Supporting America. (used after the September 11 attacks)
  • 2005-2007 - Nexton 6, My Lucky Feather (localized version of NBC's 2005-07 slogan)
  • 2005-2006 - WNXT-TV, Nextonville, Your Way of Patience. (used alongside Nexton 6, My Lucky Feather)
  • April Fools' 2005 - WNXT-TV, Nextonville, Get Some Exercise. (used alongside Nexton 6, My Lucky Feather)
  • April Fools' 2006 - WNXT-TV, Nextonville, Clean Up Your Rooms. (used alongside Nexton 6, My Lucky Feather)
  • April Fools' 2007 - WNXT-TV, Nextonville. Eat Your Vegetables. (used alongside Nexton 6, My Lucky Feather)
  • April Fools' 2018 - WNXT-TV, Nextonville, Save Some Space.
  • April Fools' 2019 - WNXT-TV, Nextonville, Shove A Toy Down Your Throat.
  • June 2019 - WNXT-TV. Take the stand.

Campaign lyricsEdit

Read more: WNXT-TV/Campaign lyrics

Sign-off announcement historyEdit

1961-1965Edit

1965-1970Edit

1970-1974Edit

This seal signifies that WNXT-TV is a subscriber in good standing to the television code of the National Association of Broadcasters, and endeavors to keep high standards for all Nextonvillians.

This is television station WNXT-TV, channel 6, Nextonville, Tennessee. This concludes our programs for today on WNXT-TV. WNXT-TV is owned and operated by NextonVideo Industries, Inc., and is an affiliate of the Columbia Broadcasting System. WNXT-TV operates on channel 6, by authority of the Federal Communications Commission. Studios are located at 1861 SW Bluebird Street in Nextonville. The transmitter is located in NE Hummingbird Avenue, and transmits with a total power output of 726,000 watts. Our next program will be presented later this morning. Until then, this is Bob McHart, speaking on behalf of the entire staff and management of WNXT-TV, channel 6, wishing you a very pleasant good night. And now, ladies and gentlemen, our national anthem.

1974-1976Edit

This is the Seal of Good Practice. It identifies WNXT-TV as a subscriber to the Television Code of the National Association of Broadcasters. It assures you of high standards for the television programs designed to entertain and inform you.

This is WNXT-TV in Nextonville transmitting on channel 6 by authority of the Federal Communications Commission. WNXT-TV is owned and operated by NextonVideo Industries. The programs broadcast by this station are for viewing by the public without charge, and may not be rebroadcast, recorded or otherwise used without the prior written permission of NextonVideo Industries. Our next regularly scheduled program will come to you later this morning. And now, we wish you all a very pleasant good night.

1976-1977; after becoming an NBC affiliateEdit

This is television station WNXT-TV, channel 6, Nextonville, Tennessee, a subscriber in good standing to the television code of the National Association of Broadcasters. This concludes the evening schedule on WNXT-TV, channel 6, in Nextonville. WNXT-TV is owned and operated by NextonVideo Industries, Inc., and is an affiliate of the National Broadcasting Company. WNXT-TV operates on channel 6, by authority of the Federal Communications Commission. Studios are located at 1861 SW Bluebird Street in Nextonville. The transmitter is located in NE Hummingbird Avenue, and transmits with a total power output of 726,000 watts. This is Bob McHart, speaking on behalf of the entire staff and management of WNXT-TV, channel 6, wishing you a very pleasant good night. And now, ladies and gentlemen, our national anthem.

1977-1980Edit

This is television station WNXT-TV, channel 6, Nextonville, Tennessee, a subscriber in good standing to the television code of the National Association of Broadcasters. This concludes the evening schedule on WNXT-TV. WNXT-TV is owned and operated by NextonVideo Industries, Inc., and is an affiliate of the National Broadcasting Company television network. Studios are located at 1861 SW Bluebird Street in Nextonville. The transmitter is located in NE Hummingbird Avenue, and transmits programs with a total power output of 726,000 watts. WNXT-TV operates on channel 6, by authority of the Federal Communications Commission. This is (name of announcer), speaking on behalf of the entire staff and management of WNXT-TV, channel 6, wishing you a very pleasant good night. And now, ladies and gentlemen, our national anthem.

1980-198?Edit

GalleryEdit

Logo historyEdit

Ident and sign-off historyEdit

Print advertisementsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • In May 2015, 17-year old Nextonvillian female Carolyn Lenning took to co-host Matt Lauer on the Today show (which WNXT-TV aired) about her experience on WNG-TV, channel 21, and as one of the most profitable women in Nextonville.


Television Stations in Nextonville, Tennessee
WTNO-TV 3 (ABC)

WNVI 5 (Fox)
WNXT-TV 6 (NBC)
WBSY-TV 9 (CBS)
WNPS-TV 13 (TDN)
WUON 17 (PBS)
WNG-TV 21 (Indie)
WNAT-TV 25 (Indie superstation)
WXFT 28 (Freemont)
WCNW-TV 39 (Indie)

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