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WTGS-TV
WTGS 96 logo

Location

Texaville, Ohio

Branding

ABC 3 Texaville (general)
ABC 3 Eyewitness News (newscasts)

Slogan

Unknown

Channel(s)

Digital: 3 (VHF)
Virtual: 3 (PSIP)

subchannel(s)

WTGS-HD 3.1

Affiliation

ABC (O&O; 1995-present)

First air date

February 19, 1952

Owner

ABC/Universal
ABC Owned Television Stations

Former channel number

Analog: 3 (VHF) (1952-2009)

Former Affiliation

CBS (1952-1995)
NBC (secondary; 1952-1955)

WTGS-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 3, is an ABC owned-and-operated television station licensed to Texaville, Ohio, United States. The station is owned by the ABC Owned Television Stations subsidiary of ABC/Universal.

HistoryEdit

In 1948, the Texaville News-Bulletin secured a construction permit for channel 3, naming its proposed station WTNB-TV after the newspapers WTNB radio stations. The picture changed drastically on July 12, 1951, when the The Texaville Star folded. The Bulletin inherited the Star's "goodwill", along with the rights to buy radio station WTXC.

It secured a CBS affiliation through the influence of the Shoreman siblings, who continued to work for the paper as consultants. WTXC radio had been a CBS Radio affiliate since it signed on in 1930.

BrandingEdit

Slogan historyEdit

Callsign historyEdit

  • 1952-1975 - WTXC-TV (calls standing for "TeXaville County")
  • 1975-1989 - WMCA-TV (calls standing for "Music Corporation of America," the station's former owner)
  • 1989-present - WTGS-TV


Television stations in Texaville, Ohio
WTMD-TV 2 (indie; defunct)

WTGS-TV 3 (ABC)
WTX-TV 6 (CBS)
WHQ-TV 7 (NBC)
WTXG-TV 10 (Indie)
WTVD-TV 12 (TDN)
WFTH-TV 13 (Fox)
WTPB 28 (PBS)

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