WBNS-TV, virtual channel 10, is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Columbus, United States. It serves as the flagship television station of the Dispatch Broadcast Group and is co-owned with WBNS radio. WBNS-TV's studios and transmitting facilities are co-located west of Downtown Columbus, near the confluence of the Olentangy and Scioto rivers; the Dispatch Broadcast Group's operations include WTHR, the NBC affiliate in Indianapolis, Indiana. WBNS-TV began operations on October 5, 1949. WBNS radio had been a CBS Radio Network affiliate for 20 years, so channel 10 joined the CBS television network, it is the ninth longest-tenured CBS affiliate. Channel 10 has used the on-air branding of 10TV since 1977, it is one of only a few stations in the country to have had the same owner, call letters and primary network affiliation throughout its history, as well as the only major station in the city still owned by Ohio interests. The WBNS stations maintained common ownership with The Columbus Dispatch, the city's lone remaining daily newspaper and the "N" in the station's call letters, until 2015 under a exemption of the Federal Communications Commission's cross-ownership rules.
The FCC has prohibited common ownership of co-located print and broadcast media since the middle-1970s. The Wolfe family, who purchased the Dispatch in 1905, sold the newspaper and related assets to New Media Investment Group in June 2015. WBNS-TV was known for its locally produced shows Flippo the Clown, Luci's Toyshop, Franz the Toymaker, programs hosted by popular Columbus Zoo and Aquarium personality Jack Hanna; the station featured "Fritz the Nite Owl," who hosted midnight movies during the 1970s, the Sunday state government talk show called Capital Square in the 1990s. Throughout much of the 1990s and early years of the millennium, WBNS-TV was home to the 10TV Kids News Network; the half-hour show aired Saturday mornings. Several KNN kids have gone on to pursue careers in television news or public relations in central Ohio. In 1995, WBNS-TV replaced Cleveland's WJW-TV as the default affiliate in the Mansfield area after WJW became a Fox broadcast outlet; the new Cleveland CBS affiliate, WOIO, unlike WBNS-TV, did not reach Mansfield with a Grade B signal.
WBNS replaced Toledo CBS affiliate WTOL on cable television in the Lima DMA. The first live high-definition broadcast on the station's digital signal took place in September 1998 in which the broadcast was a football game between Ohio State and West Virginia, making the station a pioneer in American digital television; the station claims this to have been the first locally produced HD broadcast in the U. S.. It is considered the first live sports game in HD in the U. S. produced using a production truck and transmission vehicle from NHK, Japan's national public broadcasting organization. The station has strong ties to the athletic department of Ohio State University. For many years, it has produced the coaches shows for both the football and men's basketball teams, along with other shows about Ohio State athletics. Additionally, its radio sister has been the flagship station of Ohio State football and basketball for decades. Prior to the launch of the Big Ten Network in September 2007, the station aired Ohio State games offered by ESPN Plus in both sports, including prime-time pre-emptions of CBS network programming for games.
Because of the Big Ten Network's exclusive contracts to cover live Ohio State sports, WBNS now only carries selected CBS Big Ten basketball broadcasts on weekends and latter portions of the conference tourney, although the programming outside of live sports remains produced by WBNS-TV. Working with sister company Radio Sound Network, WBNS-TV, WBNS, ONN, produced and distributed on a Streaming media platform the Ohio State spring football game in 2001, it was one of the first live sporting events in the U. S. to be streamed. The game was delivered on RealVideo, a compressed video format, on the RealPlayer media player platform on the station's website, it was distributed to Windows Mobile mobile devices using the Windows Media Player format, including Compaq's IPAQ personal digital assistant which required an ExpressCard to connect to the Internet. WBNS-TV has been the market's home of the syndicated runs of Wheel of Fortune since 1983 and Jeopardy! since 1984, one of the few stations to carry the entire run of both series.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed: WBNS-TV broadcasts in Dolby 5.1 and uses its SAP channel for varying purposes, including simulcasts of its radio sister and simulcasts of NOAA weather radio, along with Descriptive Video Service and Spanish language NFL coverage from CBS. On June 12, 2009, WBNS-TV launched Doppler 10 Now, a weather subchannel, carried on channel 10.2, based on the Local AccuWeather platform. On May 28, 2013, WBNS-TV announced that the 10.2 subchannel would begin carrying Antenna TV. WBNS' promotions for the network, tagged as "Ridiculously Retro", showcase clips from Flippo the Clown and Lucy's Toyshop, hinting that old, local favorites could return to the airwaves. WBNS-TV shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 10, on June 12, 2009, as part of the federally mandated transition from analog to digital television; the station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 21, using PSIP to display WBNS-TV's virtual channel as 10 on digital television receivers.
As of September 15, 2012, the high-definition feed for WBNS-TV was dropped from Dish Network due to a contractual dispute between the two sides
Indianapolis shortened to Indy, is the state capital and most populous city of the U. S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County. According to 2017 estimates from the U. S. Census Bureau, the consolidated population of Indianapolis and Marion County was 872,680; the "balance" population, which excludes semi-autonomous municipalities in Marion County, was 863,002. It is the 16th most populous city in the U. S; the Indianapolis metropolitan area is the 34th most populous metropolitan statistical area in the U. S. with 2,028,614 residents. Its combined statistical area ranks 27th, with a population of 2,411,086. Indianapolis covers 368 square miles, making it the 16th largest city by land area in the U. S. Indigenous peoples inhabited the area dating to 2000 BC. In 1818, the Delaware relinquished their tribal lands in the Treaty of St. Mary's. In 1821, Indianapolis was founded as a planned city for the new seat of Indiana's state government; the city was platted by Alexander Ralston and Elias Pym Fordham on a 1 square mile grid next to the White River.
Completion of the National and Michigan roads and arrival of rail solidified the city's position as a manufacturing and transportation hub. Two of the city's nicknames reflect its historical ties to transportation—the "Crossroads of America" and "Railroad City". Since the 1970 city-county consolidation, known as Unigov, local government administration operates under the direction of an elected 25-member city-county council headed by the mayor. Indianapolis anchors the 27th largest economic region in the U. S. based on the sectors of finance and insurance, manufacturing and business services and health care and wholesale trade. The city has notable niche markets in auto racing; the Fortune 500 companies of Anthem, Eli Lilly and Company and Simon Property Group are headquartered in Indianapolis. The city has hosted international multi-sport events, such as the 1987 Pan American Games and 2001 World Police and Fire Games, but is best known for annually hosting the world's largest single-day sporting event, the Indianapolis 500.
Indianapolis is home to two major league sports clubs, the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association and the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. It is home to a number of educational institutions, such as the University of Indianapolis, Butler University, Marian University, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis; the city's robust philanthropic community has supported several cultural assets, including the world's largest children's museum, one of the nation's largest funded zoos, historic buildings and sites, public art. The city is home to the largest collection of monuments dedicated to veterans and war casualties in the U. S. outside of Washington, D. C; the name Indianapolis is derived from the state's name and polis, the Greek word for city. Jeremiah Sullivan, justice of the Indiana Supreme Court, is credited with coining the name. Other names considered were Concord and Tecumseh. In 1816, the year Indiana gained statehood, the U. S. Congress donated four sections of federal land to establish a permanent seat of state government.
Two years under the Treaty of St. Mary's, the Delaware relinquished title to their tribal lands in central Indiana, agreeing to leave the area by 1821; this tract of land, called the New Purchase, included the site selected for the new state capital in 1820. The availability of new federal lands for purchase in central Indiana attracted settlers, many of them descendants of families from northwestern Europe. Although many of these first European and American settlers were Protestants, a large proportion of the early Irish and German immigrants were Catholics. Few African Americans lived in central Indiana before 1840; the first European Americans to permanently settle in the area that became Indianapolis were either the McCormick or Pogue families. The McCormicks are considered to be the first permanent settlers. Other historians have argued as early as 1822 that John Wesley McCormick, his family, employees became the area's first European American settlers, settling near the White River in February 1820.
On January 11, 1820, the Indiana General Assembly authorized a committee to select a site in central Indiana for the new state capital. The state legislature approved the site, adopting the name Indianapolis on January 6, 1821. In April, Alexander Ralston and Elias Pym Fordham were appointed to survey and design a town plan for the new settlement. Indianapolis became a seat of county government on December 31, 1821, when Marion County, was established. A combined county and town government continued until 1832. Indianapolis became an incorporated city effective March 30, 1847. Samuel Henderson, the city's first mayor, led the new city government, which included a seven-member city council. In 1853, voters approved a new city charter that provided for an elected mayor and a fourteen-member city council; the city charter continued to be revised. Effective January 1, 1825, the seat of state government moved to Indianapolis from Indiana. In addition to state government offices, a U. S. district court was established at Indianapolis in 1825.
Growth occurred with the opening of the National Road through the town in 1827, the first major federally funded highway in the United States. A small segment of the failed Indiana Central
John Richard Kasich Jr. is an American politician and television news personality who served as the 69th Governor of Ohio from 2011 to 2019. Elected governor in 2010 and re-elected in 2014, Kasich is a member of the Republican Party. A native of McKees Rocks, Kasich has lived much of his adulthood in Ohio the state capital of Columbus. Kasich served nine terms as a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Ohio's 12th congressional district from 1983 to 2001, his tenure in the House included 18 years on the House Armed Services Committee and six years as chairman of the House Budget Committee. He was a key figure in the passage of both 1996 welfare reform legislation and the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. Kasich worked for Fox News, hosting Heartland with John Kasich from 2001 to 2007 and was a fill-in host for The O'Reilly Factor, he worked as an investment banker, serving as managing director of the Lehman Brothers office in Columbus, Ohio. In the 2010 Ohio gubernatorial election, Kasich defeated Democratic incumbent Ted Strickland.
He was reelected in 2014. Kasich unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for President in 2000 and 2016, receiving one electoral vote from a faithless elector in Texas in 2016. Kasich refused to support the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and did not attend the 2016 Republican National Convention, held in his state. S. Senator and former 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain. Kasich was term-limited and could not seek a third term in 2018. S. Senator Mike DeWine. In 2019, Kasich joined CNN as a senior political commentator. John Richard Kasich Jr. was raised in the Pittsburgh suburb of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. He is John Kasich Sr. who worked as a mail carrier. Kasich's father was of Czech descent. Both his father and mother were practicing Roman Catholics, he has described himself as "a Croatian and a Czech". After attending public schools in his hometown of McKees Rocks, Kasich left his native Pennsylvania, settling in Columbus, Ohio in 1970 to attend The Ohio State University, where he joined the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity.
As a freshman, he wrote a letter to President Richard Nixon describing concerns he had about the nation and requesting a meeting with the President. The letter was delivered to Nixon by the University's president Novice Fawcett and Kasich was granted a 20-minute meeting with Nixon in December 1970. Earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from The Ohio State University, in 1974, he went on to work as a researcher for the Ohio Legislative Service Commission. From 1975-78, he served as an administrative assistant to then-state Senator Buz Lukens. In 1978, Kasich ran against Democratic incumbent Robert O'Shaughnessy for State Senate. A political ally of Kasich remembers him during that time as a persistent campaigner: "People said,'If you just quit calling me, I'll support you.'" At age 26, Kasich won with 56% of the vote, beginning his four-year term representing the 15th district. Kasich was the 2nd youngest person elected to the Ohio Senate. One of his first acts as a State Senator was to refuse a pay raise.
Republicans gained control of the State Senate in 1980. In 1982, Kasich ran for Congress in Ohio's 12th congressional district, which included portions of Columbus as well as the cities of Westerville, Reynoldsburg and Dublin, he won the Republican primary with 83% of the vote and defeated incumbent Democrat U. S. Congressman Bob Shamansky in the general election by a margin of 50%–47%, he would never face another contest nearly that close, was re-elected eight more times with at least 64 percent of the vote. During his congressional career, Kasich was considered a fiscal conservative, taking aim at programs supported by Republicans and Democrats, he worked with Ralph Nader in seeking to reduce corporate tax loopholes. Kasich was a member of the House Armed Services Committee for 18 years, he developed a "fairly hawkish" reputation on that committee, although he "also zealously challenged" defense spending he considered wasteful. Among the Pentagon projects that he targeted were the B-2 bomber program and the A-12 bomber program.
He participated extensively in the passage of the Goldwater–Nichols Act of 1986, which reorganized the U. S. Department of Defense, he pushed through the bill creating the 1988 Base Realignment and Closure Commission, which closed obsolete U. S. military bases, opposed a proposed $110 million expansion of the Pentagon building after the end of the Cold War. He "proposed a national commission on arms control" and "urged tighter controls over substances that could be used for biological warfare." Kasich said he was "100 percent for" the first Persian Gulf War as well as the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, but said that he did not favor U. S. military participation in the Lebanese Civil War or in Bosnia. In 1997, with fellow Republican representative Floyd Spence, he introduced legislation for the U. S. to pull out of a multilateral peacekeeping force in Bosnia. In the House, he supported the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act, a U. S. Representative Ron Dellums -led initiative to
Cable News Network is an American news-based pay television channel owned by WarnerMedia News & Sports, a division of AT&T's WarnerMedia. CNN was founded in 1980 by American media proprietor Ted Turner as a 24-hour cable news channel. Upon its launch, CNN was the first television channel to provide 24-hour news coverage, was the first all-news television channel in the United States. While the news channel has numerous affiliates, CNN broadcasts from the Time Warner Center in New York City, studios in Washington, D. C. and Los Angeles. Its headquarters at the CNN Center in Atlanta is only used for weekend programming. CNN is sometimes referred to as CNN/U. S. to distinguish the American channel from CNN International. As of August 2010, CNN is available in over 100 million U. S. households. Broadcast coverage of the U. S. channel extends to over 890,000 American hotel rooms, as well as carriage on subscription providers throughout Canada. As of July 2015, CNN is available to about 96,374,000 pay-television households in the United States.
Globally, CNN programming airs through CNN International, which can be seen by viewers in over 212 countries and territories. The Cable News Network was launched at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on June 1, 1980. After an introduction by Ted Turner, the husband and wife team of David Walker and Lois Hart anchored the channel's first newscast. Burt Reinhardt, the executive vice president of CNN at its launch, hired most of the channel's first 200 employees, including the network's first news anchor, Bernard Shaw. Since its debut, CNN has expanded its reach to a number of cable and satellite television providers, several websites, specialized closed-circuit channels; the company has 42 bureaus, more than 900 affiliated local stations, several regional and foreign-language networks around the world. The channel's success made a bona-fide mogul of founder Ted Turner and set the stage for conglomerate Time Warner's eventual acquisition of the Turner Broadcasting System in 1996. A companion channel, CNN2, was launched on January 1, 1982 and featured a continuous 24-hour cycle of 30-minute news broadcasts.
The channel, which became known as CNN Headline News and is now known as HLN focused on live news coverage supplemented by personality-based programs during the evening and primetime hours. The first Persian Gulf War in 1991 was a watershed event for CNN that catapulted the channel past the "Big Three" American networks for the first time in its history due to an unprecedented, historical scoop: CNN was the only news outlet with the ability to communicate from inside Iraq during the initial hours of the Coalition bombing campaign, with live reports from the al-Rashid Hotel in Baghdad by reporters Bernard Shaw, John Holliman and Peter Arnett; the moment when bombing began was announced on CNN by Shaw on January 16, 1991, as follows: This is Bernie Shaw. Something is happening outside.... Peter Arnett, join me here. Let's describe to our viewers what we're seeing... The skies over Baghdad have been illuminated.... We're seeing bright flashes going off all over the sky. Unable to broadcast live pictures from Baghdad, CNN's coverage of the initial hours of the Gulf War had the dramatic feel of a radio broadcast – and was compared to legendary CBS news anchor Edward R. Murrow's gripping live radio reports of the German bombing of London during World War II.
Despite the lack of live pictures, CNN's coverage was carried by television stations and networks around the world, resulting in CNN being watched by over a billion viewers worldwide. The Gulf War experience brought CNN some much sought-after legitimacy and made household names of obscure reporters. In 2000, media scholar and director of the Center for the Study of Popular Television at Syracuse University, Robert Thompson, stated that having turned 20, CNN was now the "old guard." Shaw, known for his live-from-Bagdhad reporting during the Gulf War, became CNN's chief anchor until his retirement in 2001. Others include then-Pentagon correspondent Wolf Blitzer and international correspondent Christiane Amanpour. Amanpour's presence in Iraq was caricatured by actress Nora Dunn as ruthless reporter Adriana Cruz in the 1999 film Three Kings. Time Warner-owned sister network HBO produced a television movie, Live from Baghdad, about CNN's coverage of the first Gulf War. Coverage of the first Gulf War and other crises of the early 1990s led officials at the Pentagon to coin the term "the CNN effect" to describe the perceived impact of real time, 24-hour news coverage on the decision-making processes of the American government.
CNN was the first cable news channel. Anchor Carol Lin was on the air to deliver the first public report of the event, she broke into a commercial at 8:49 a.m. Eastern Time that morning and said:This just in. You are looking at a disturbing live shot there; that is the World Trade Center, we have unconfirmed reports this morning that a plane has crashed into one of the towers of the World Trade Center. CNN Center right now is just beginning to work on this story calling our sources and trying to figure out what happened, but something devastating happening this morning there on the south end of the island of Manhattan; that is once again, a picture of one of the towers of the World Trade Center. Sean Murtagh, CNN vice president of finance and administration, was the first network employe
The Augusta Chronicle
The Augusta Chronicle is the daily newspaper of Augusta, is one of the oldest newspapers in the United States still in publication. The paper is known for its coverage of the Masters Tournament, played in Augusta; the Chronicle had a daily circulation of 55,444 and a Sunday circulation of 71,057 according to a March 2012 report by the Audit Bureau of Circulations. The paper was founded as the weekly Augusta Gazette in 1785. In 1786, the paper was renamed The Georgia State Gazette. From 1789 to 1804, the paper was known as Gazette of the State. Patrick Walsh a U. S. Senator, joined the editorial staff in 1866 and became owner in 1873. In 1945, former bookkeeper William Morris, Jr. bought controlling interest in the paper. This was the beginning of Morris Communications, headquartered in Augusta with the Chronicle as flagship. In addition to a daily online edition, the entire archives back to its founding have been made searchable on the Internet. On 9 August 2017, it was announced that The Augusta Chronicle, along with Morris Communications' entire newspaper division and various periodicals, would be sold to GateHouse Media for $120 million in a deal expected to close on October 2.
Stephen Wade and Billy Morris will retain their roles as publisher respectively. The Morris family will keep ownership of The Augusta Chronicle building and property in downtown Augusta; the sale ended 232 years of local ownership, the last 72 of, under the Morris family. Media in Augusta, Georgia List of newspapers in Georgia Morris subsidiary profile of The Augusta Chronicle Earl L. Bell and Kenneth C. Crabbe, The Augusta Chronicle: Indomitable Voice of Dixie, 1785-1960; the Augusta Chronicle official site The Augusta Chronicle official mobile site "Augusta Chronicle", New Georgia Encyclopedia, Georgia Humanities Council https://www.facebook.com/TheAugustaChronicle https://twitter.com/AUG_Chronicle https://www.instagram.com/aug_chronicle/ http://www.auditbureau.org/
The Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise is a daily newspaper in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. It was owned and published by Stephens Media LLC until 2015, when the Stephens Media newspapers were sold to New Media Investment Group, the parent company of GateHouse Media. Additionally, the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise designs and prints the Pawhuska Journal-Capital, Bartlesville Magazine, Hometown Shopper from its plant in Bartlesville. Sister Oklahoma publications include The Oklahoman, The Journal Record, Daily Ardmoreite, Shawnee News-Star, Miami News Record. Bartlesville Magazine, Pawhuska Journal-Capital, Hometown Shopper, Examiner-Enterprise official web site GateHouse Media official web site
WTHR, virtual and VHF digital channel 13, is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Indianapolis, United States. Owned by the Dispatch Broadcast Group of Columbus, Ohio, it is a sister station to low-powered, Class A MeTV affiliate WALV-CD, channel 46 and Columbus' CBS affiliate WBNS-TV. WTHR and WALV share studios on North Meridian Street in downtown Indianapolis. On cable, WTHR is available on Charter Spectrum channel 12, Comcast Xfinity and AT&T U-verse channel 13; the station first signed on the air on October 30, 1957, as WLWI. Founded by the Crosley Broadcasting Corporation, it operated as an ABC affiliate, taking the affiliation from Bloomington-licensed WTTV, which had affiliated with the network one year earlier. WLWI was one of four Crosley stations that made up the "WLW Television Network", alongside the company's television and the regional network's flagship WLWT in Cincinnati, WLWC in Columbus and WLWD in Dayton, Ohio. Crosley owned WLW radio in Cincinnati, WLWA in Atlanta and WOAI-TV in San Antonio.
Channel 13 and its sister stations in Ohio shared common programming and similar on-air branding which reflected their connection to each other. Channel 13 called itself "WLW-I" to trade on its association with WLW radio, which can be heard in most of the market during the day with a good radio. From 1957 to 1962, the station was tied up in one of the most heated licensing disputes in early television history; the Federal Communications Commission awarded the construction permit to build a television station on channel 13 to a group headed by Union Federal Savings and Loan president George Sadlier. However, after an appeal, the FCC awarded the permit to Crosley. One of the other competitors, Richard Fairbanks, owner of WIBC sued to force new license hearings. Fairbanks contended that the FCC had erred in awarding the last VHF channel allocation in Indianapolis to a company based in Cincinnati when there were viable applicants based in Indiana; the suit, was filed too late to prevent WLWI from signing on under Crosley ownership.
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals overturned the FCC's decision in 1958, but allowed Crosley to continue running the station pending further action by the FCC. In 1961, the FCC awarded Fairbanks the channel 13 license; the following year and Fairbanks reached a deal in which Crosley traded WLWA to Fairbanks in return for being allowed to keep WLWI. Amid this instability in ownership, WLWI found the going rather difficult, it was dogged by a weaker network affiliation. WLWI spent most of its first 17 years of operation languishing as a third place also-ran behind NBC affiliate WFBM-TV and then-CBS affiliate WISH-TV. In some cases, it fell to fourth place in the local ratings behind then-independent station WTTV. In late 1974, Avco Broadcasting Corporation announced it was exiting the broadcasting business in an effort to raise cash; the Wolfe family, owners of the Columbus Dispatch and WBNS-AM-FM-TV in Columbus, bought WLWI from Avco in August 1975. With new ownership in place, the quality of the station's programming began to improve, but WTHR remained stuck at third place in the ratings behind WISH and WRTV.
Meanwhile, ABC rose to first place during the decade and was seeking out stronger affiliates in many markets. At the same time, NBC tumbled to last place among the "Big Three" networks. Under the circumstances, long-dominant WRTV was receptive to an offer from ABC. WTHR and WRTV swapped networks on June 1, 1979, with channel 13 becoming the market's NBC affiliate and channel 6 becoming an ABC affiliate; the switch to NBC provided a major windfall for WTHR starting when the NFL's Indianapolis Colts moved from Baltimore in 1984. Ratings improved in the 1980s with NBC's powerful primetime lineup, but not enough to get the station out of third place. On April 7, 1991, WTHR participated in an experiment in which it moved NBC primetime programming one hour earlier. Channel 13 first saw a significant ratings boost in the mid-1990s, buoyed by NBC's stronger programming as well as improvements in its news department, it has long since left its ratings-challenged past behind, is now one of the strongest NBC affiliates in the nation.
On September 2, 2007, WTHR celebrated its 50th anniversary.