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List of Americable Channels (Homestead, October 1979)

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Americable customers in Homestead, Florida had access to the channels listed below in October of 1979. It is unknown at this time what exactly happened to Americable. Today, Homestead is serviced by Comcast through Xfinity.


  • CALL — The call letters of an over-the-air television station in bold text
  • CABLE — Cable channels in regular text
  •  ##  — Over-the-air channel number for local in-market stations, according to current laws by the FCC and mapping of markets by Nielsen Media Research
  •  ##  — Over-the-air channel number for distant out-of-market stations, including regional and national "superstations", according to current laws by the FCC and mapping of markets by Nielsen Media Research


Source: Newspapers.com (Paid subscription to "Publisher Extra" may be required for some sections)
CH# Name Notes/Today
2 Home Box Office A premium subscription network, still operates today by its acronym HBO, owned by Warner Bros. Discovery
(Home Box Office is still used as the network's legal corporate name)
3  2  WPBT (PBS)
Still a PBS member station, one of two PBS stations in Miami, the other being  17  WLRN-TV,
owned by Miami-Dade County Public Schools
(Owned by South Florida PBS, Inc., sister to PBS station  42  WXEL in West Palm Beach and Health Channel affiliate  13  WURH-CD)
4  4  WTVJ (CBS)
Now an NBC O&O station, now on  6 , owned by NBCUniversal alongside Telemundo O&O  51  WSCV
(WTVJ was bought by NBC in 1987, but was still under contract with CBS, before landing on its now-current O&O WCIX,
now WFOR-TV on  4 )
5  6  WCIX-TV (Ind.)
Currently a CBS network owned-and-operated station as WFOR-TV on  4 , owned by Paramount Global
(Dropped the "-TV" suffix from its call letters in 1984, then became a charter Fox affiliate in 1986 but was soon involved in a three-way
network swap with then-CBS affiliate WTVJ and then-NBC affiliate  7  WSVN (the former WCKT) on January 1, 1989 with Fox
programming going to WSVN with WCIX and WTVJ becoming CBS and NBC network owned-and-operated stations respectively, both
stations also swapped channel positions in 1995 and what was WCIX is now WFOR-TV, also sister to MyNetworkTV affiliate
 33  WBFS-TV, which was NOT yet on the air in 1979)
7  7  WCKT (NBC)
Became Miami's current Fox affiliate (now as WSVN, then and now, still owned by Sunbeam Television) after
original affiliate WCIX was bought by CBS and former CBS affiliate WTVJ was bought by NBC
(Calls changed to the current WSVN in 1983, WTVJ, now on  6 , was bought by NBC in 1987 and WCIX, now WFOR-TV on  4 ,
was bought by CBS in 1988, however, the switchovers of the actual network affiliations did NOT occur until January 1, 1989)
9  17  WLRN-TV (PBS)
Still a PBS member station, one of two PBS stations in Miami, the other being  2  WPBT
(WLRN-TV is owned by Miami-Dade County Public Schools while WPBT is owned by South Florida PBS, Inc.)
10  10  WPLG (ABC)
Then and now, still, an ABC affiliate, now owned by Berkshire Hathaway
11  23  WLTV (SIN)
SIN would relaunch as Univision in 1987, owned by TelevisaUnivision, part of a duopoly with
UniMás O&O  69  WAMI-DT out of Hollywood
(SIN -- short for Spanish International Network, co-flagship alongside  34  KMEX-DT Los Angeles, California; KWEX-DT San Antonio,
Texas and WXTV-DT New York City, the latter both of which on  41 , Mexico-based Televisa owns a 45% stake in TelevisaUnivision)
12  51  WKID-TV (Ind.)
Fort Lauderdale-Miami
Now a Telemundo network owned-and-operated station (as WSCV), owned by NBCUniversal
(Part of a duopoly with NBC owned-and-operated  6  WTVJ, calls changed to the current WSCV in 1984)
13  9  WGN-TV (Ind.)
Chicago, Illinois
The direct OTA feed at the time, then and now, an independent, now owned by Nexstar Media Group
(Its later cable counterpart, WGN America, has since been rebranded and relaunched as NewsNation)