WCMH-TV, virtual channel 4, is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Columbus, United States. The station is owned by Nexstar Media Group. WCMH-TV's studios are located on Olentangy River Road near the Ohio State University campus, its transmitter is located on Twin Rivers Drive, west of downtown Columbus. Columbus' first television station began operations on April 3, 1949 as WLWC on channel 3; the station's original owner was the Cincinnati-based Crosley Broadcasting Corporation, a division of the Avco Company. Crosley owned WLW radio and WLWT television in Cincinnati, as well as WLWD television in Dayton. Together these stations comprised the "WLW Television Network", a regional group of inter-connected stations; until the mid-1960s, the stations emphasized their connection to each other within their on-air branding. The station's studios were located in the Seneca Hotel in downtown Columbus before WLWC moved into their present facility on Olentangy River Road, five months after the station signed-on.
Like all of the WLW television stations in Ohio, WLWC was an NBC affiliate, though it carried some programming from the DuMont network until WTVN-TV took the DuMont affiliation when that station launched in September 1949. In 1952, following the release of the Federal Communications Commission's Sixth Report and Order which ended the four-year freeze on station license awards, a VHF frequency realignment resulted in WLWC being forced to move to channel 4, trading channels with then-NBC-owned WNBK in Cleveland; the Crosley TV station group would grow to include WLWA in Atlanta, WLWI in Indianapolis, WOAI-TV in San Antonio. Along with NBC programming, the Crosley stations in Ohio and Indianapolis aired common programming, including The Paul Dixon Show, Midwestern Hayride, The Ruth Lyons 50-50 Club, The Phil Donahue Show, telecasts of Cincinnati Reds baseball; the Crosley broadcast division took the name of its parent company in 1968, becoming Avco Broadcasting Corporation. In 1969, the FCC enacted its "one-to-a-market" rule, which prohibited common ownership of AM radio and television stations with overlapping coverage areas under certain conditions while grandfathering some existing instances.
Avco's ownership of WLWC, WLWT, WLWD, WLW radio was granted protection under the clause. But as a condition of maintaining three television stations with common coverage areas Crosley/Avco operated WLWC, WLWT, WLWD with shorter transmission towers. In 1975, Avco announced the sale of its broadcasting outlets; the call letters were selected to match the ATA airport code for Port Columbus International Airport, "CMH". For many years, WLWC/WCMH-TV has shared NBC programming in the eastern part of the market with WHIZ-TV in Zanesville despite channel 4 itself covering Zanesville and covering weather reports as far east as Cambridge and all other major network affiliates in Columbus covering Muskingum County as default affiliates, since Zanesville is considered a separate TV market from Columbus. WHIZ-TV would serve somewhat as a buffer for WCMH-TV after WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh signed on in 1958 and had to "box in" its signal to protect then-WLWC and three other stations broadcasting on channel 4.
Outlet merged with NBC in 1996, channel 4 became an NBC owned-and-operated station, spending much of the next decade as one of two stations in the market to hold such status. From 1996 to 1999, channel 4 was technically a sister station to Cleveland's WKYC through NBC's minority ownership of that station, though they had ceded operational control to Gannett by that point. WCMH-TV was placed up for sale by NBCUniversal on January 9, 2006, along with sister stations WJAR-TV in Providence, WVTM-TV in Birmingham, WNCN-TV in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Media General, the Richmond, Virginia-based company which owned five NBC affiliates in the southeastern United States, announced it would purchase the four stations on April 6, 2006; as a result, channel 4 became Media General's first station in the Great Lakes region. For several months after the sale closed, WCMH's website and those of the other three stations remained in the format used by the websites of NBC-owned stations. In December 2006, WNCN and WJAR launched redesigned websites, which are no longer powered by Internet Broadcasting.
On December 11, 2006, WVTM's website followed suit, followed by WCMH on December 14. Media General has since located the master control for all Media General NBC affiliates at its Columbus studios. In 2013, Media General migrated its television station web sites to Worldnow. Following the company's takeover by the principal staff of LIN, the Media General station web sites are now hosted by WordPress.com. With subsequent sales and affiliation switches involving the other three stations NBC sold to Media General in 2006, WCMH was the last of the four that had had both the s
The Baltimore oriole is a small icterid blackbird common in eastern North America as a migratory breeding bird. It received its name from the resemblance of the male's colors to those on the coat-of-arms of Lord Baltimore. Observations of interbreeding between the Baltimore oriole and the western Bullock's oriole, Icterus bullockii, led to both being classified as a single species, called the northern oriole, from 1973 to 1995. Research by James Rising, a professor of zoology at the University of Toronto, others showed that the two birds did not interbreed significantly; the Baltimore oriole is the state bird of Maryland. It is the inspiration for the Baltimore Orioles baseball team. Like all New World orioles, this species is named after an unrelated, physically similar family found in the Old World: the Oriolidae. "Oriole" derives from Latin aureolus, "golden". The genus name Icterus is from Ancient Greek ikteros, a yellow bird taken to be the Eurasian golden oriole, the sight of, thought to cure jaundice.
The specific galbula is the Latin name for a yellow bird, again assumed to be the golden oriole. This medium-sized passerine measures 17–22 cm in length and spans 23–32 cm across the wings, their build is typical of icterids, as they have a sturdy body, a longish tail long legs and a thick, pointed bill. The body weight averages 33.8 g, with a range of weights from 22.3 to 42 g. The male oriole is larger than the female, although the size dimorphism is minimal by icterid standards. Adults always have white bars on the wings; the adult male is orange on the underparts shoulder patch and rump, with some birds appearing a deep flaming orange and others appearing yellowish-orange. All of the rest of the male's plumage is black; the adult female is yellow-brown on the upper parts with darker wings, dull orange-yellow on the breast and belly. The juvenile oriole is similar-looking to the female, with males taking until the fall of their second year to reach adult plumage. Baltimore orioles are found in the Nearctic in summer, including the Canadian Prairies and eastern Montana in the northwest eastward through southern Ontario, southern Quebec and New Brunswick and south through the eastern United States to central Mississippi and Alabama and northern Georgia.
They migrate to winter in the Neotropics as far north as Mexico and sometimes the southern coast of the United States, but predominantly in Central America and northern South America. Some areas of the southern United States may retain orioles all winter if they have feeders that appeal to them; the range of this bird overlaps with that of the similar Bullock's oriole in the Midwest, the two species were once considered to be conspecific under the name northern oriole because they form fertile hybrids. The Baltimore oriole is a rare vagrant to Western Europe. Baltimore orioles are found high up in large, leafy deciduous trees, but do not reside in deep forests; the species has been found in summer and migration in open woodland, forest edge, wooded wetlands or stands of trees along rivers. They are adaptable and can breed in a variety of secondary habitats. In recent times, they are found in orchards, urban parks and suburban landscapes as long as they retain woodlots. In Mexico, they winter in flowering canopy trees over shade coffee plantations.
The male sings a loud flutey whistle, with a buzzy, bold quality, a familiar sound in much of the eastern United States. The male sings from the tree canopy giving away its location before being sighted. Baltimore orioles are solitary outside their mating season; the species is considered monogamous, although evidence suggests that extra-pair copulation is reasonably common. In the spring, males establish a territory display to females by singing and chattering while hopping from perch to perch in front of them. Males give a bow display, bowing with wings lowered and tail fanned. Depending on their receptiveness, the females may ignore these displays or sing and give calls or a wing-quiver display in response; the wing-quiver display involves leaning forward with tail fanned, fluttering or quivering lowered wings. The Baltimore oriole's nest is built by the female, it is a woven pouch located on the end of a branch, consisting of any plant or animal materials available, hanging down on the underside.
Trees such as elms, maples, willows or apples are selected, with the nest located around 7 to 9 m above the ground. The female lays three to seven eggs, with the norm being around four; the eggs are pale. The incubation period is 12 to 14 days. Once the nestlings hatch, they are fed by regurgitation by both parents and brooded by the female for two weeks. After this the young start to fledge, becoming independent shortly thereafter. If the eggs, young, or nest are destroyed, the oriole is unable to lay a replacement clutch. Predation is a common source of mortality also occurring with eggs and fledglings. Common predators at Baltimore oriole nests can include common grackles, American crows, blue jays, black-billed magpies, tree squirrels and domestic cats, which most capture newly fledged orioles or adults engaged in brooding behavior. Rapacious birds prey on both young and fully-grown orioles, the most prolific being the eastern screech owl and Cooper's and sharp-shinned hawks. Somewhat larger rapacious birds sometimes opportunistically prey on the oriole, including peregrine falcons, great horned owls, barn owls, while m
Elisha Bruce Sam is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Arda Kardzhali in the Bulgarian First League. He made his Israeli Premier League debut for Hapoel Acre on 20 August 2017 in a game against Bnei Sakhnin as a 71st-minute substitute for Fejsal Mulić. On 31 August 2018, he moved to the Netherlands. On 26 June 2019 he signed a contract with the newly promoted to the Bulgarian First League team Arda Kardzhali. On 27 July, he scored two goals in the 3:1 home victory over Beroe, contributing to the historic first win for the team from Kardzhali in the top division of Bulgarian football. Elisha Sam at Soccerway