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List of Buckeye Cablevision channels (Toledo, February 1972)

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Buckeye Cablevision in February of 1972 provided customers in Toledo, Ohio with access to local area television stations as well as those from Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario, Canada, through microwave and coaxial transmission, predating the adoption and advent of satellites and satellite dishes. Later renamed The CableSystem, the company still operates today, as Buckeye Broadband, then and now, still owned by Block Communications. (Source: TVTV.us)


  • 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 stations within the Toledo television market, according to current laws by the FCC and mapping of markets by Nielsen Media Research. Also, some stations may service areas outside of the television market as well.
  •  ##  — 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.
  • Network affiliated stations will have the network's logo (of the corresponding era) next to them and independent stations are unmarked.


The Toledo television market includes 12 counties in Michigan and Ohio, with market hubs in bold text:

  • Michigan:
    • Counties: Lenawee
    • Cities: Adrian, Blissfield, Deerfield, Morenci, Palmyra and Tecumseh
  • Ohio:
    • Counties: Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Williams, Wood and Wyandot
    • Cities: Archbold, Bowling Green, Bryan, Clyde, Defiance, Findlay, Fostoria, Fremont, Maumee, Napoleon, Perrysburg, Port Clinton, Sylvania, Tiffin, Toledo, Wauseon and Wyandot


Sources: Facebook and Vintage Toledo TV
(  56  and  70  were only available during hours in which  30  was off-the-air)
CH# Name Notes/Today
2 CBS Eyemark.svg  2  WJBK-TV Detroit, MI Currently a Fox network owned-and-operated station (since 1997), owned by Fox Television Stations
(WJBK-TV became the Fox affiliate in a major mass-affiliation deal starting in 1994, sending its former CBS affiliation to
then-independent  62  WGPR-TV, which CBS acquired outright in 1995, renaming it WWJ-TV, while also making former Fox
affiliate (and now CW network O&O)  50  WKBD-TV an independent once again (briefly) until the launch of the UPN television
network (also a network O&O) in January of 1995, initially only an affiliate, Fox acquired both the station and then-owner
New World Communications directly and outright in 1997, making WJBK-TV a network owned-and-operated station with
the "-TV" suffix removed from the call letters, now as WJBK in 1998)
4 NBC Logo 1959.svg  4  WWJ-TV Detroit, MI Then and now, still an NBC affiliate (now as WDIV-TV), owned by Graham Media Group
(Call letters changed to the current WDIV-TV in July of 1978, the WWJ-TV call letters would be revived and reused starting in
1995 by CBS for its then-newly acquired  62  WGPR-TV, that station was NOT yet on the air until September of 1975)
5 Buckeye Cable Channel Defunct, a channel for movies and sporting and special events, owned by Block Communications
(Later became a general entertainment and sports channel, first as ToledoVision 5 in 1989 and later as a WB affiliate as
WT05 and later a CW affiliate as Toledo 5 before ceasing operations following the transfer of the latter's affiliation to
 13-2  WTVG-DT2 in September of 2014, granting the Toledo market its first ever over-the-air CW affiliate)
7 American Broadcasting Company Logo.svg  7  WXYZ-TV Detroit, MI An ABC O&O at the time, WXYZ-TV was sold to current owner, The E. W. Scripps Company in
1986, as a divestiture of the Capital Cities-ABC merger
(WXYZ was one of the original ABC network O&Os, alongside WABC-TV in New York City, KABC-TV in Los Angeles, WLS-TV
in Chicago and KGO-TV in San Francisco (all of which are also on  7 ), WXYZ is also sister to independent station  20  WMYD,
then known as WXON-TV on  62  in 1972)
9 CBC Logo 1966.svg  9  CKLW-TV Windsor, ON, CAN Currently a CBC network O&O station as CBET-DT, owned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
(A joint venture between Baton Broadcasting (75%) and CBC (25%) in 1972, CBC would acquire Baton's stake in the station
outright in May of 1975, making it a wholly-network owned-and-operated station, and then changed the call letters to the current
CBET, once co-owned with Windsor's SRC O&O CBEFT (launched on July 16, 1976 on  78  and then moved to  54  in 1982) until
that station ceased operations on August 1, 2012)
11 CBS Eyemark.svg  13  WTOL Toledo Then and now, still a CBS affiliate, owned by Tegna
(Also operates Fox affiliate  13  WUPW, owned by American Spirit Media, under a Shared Services Agreement, the sale of
WTOL, the Services Agreement with WUPW and the company itself to Standard General still pending as of December 2022)
13 NBC Logo 1959.svg  13  WSPD-TV Toledo Currently a dual ABC and CW affiliate as WTVG, owned by Gray Television
(Calls changed to the current WTVG in October of 1979, swapped affiliations with  24  WNWO-TV (the former WDHO-TV) after
ABC bought WTVG directly and outright in August of 1995, Capital Cities/ABC was then acquired by The Walt Disney Company
the following year, was network owned-and-operated from 1995 to 2011)
24 American Broadcasting Company Logo.svg  24  WDHO-TV Toledo Currently an NBC affiliate as WNWO-TV, owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
(Calls changed to the current WNWO-TV in 1986, swapped affiliations with  13  WTVG (the former WSPD-TV) after that station
was bought by ABC directly and outright in August of 1995, Capital Cities/ABC was then acquired by The Walt Disney Company
the following year)
30 PBS 1971 Logo Only.svg  30  WGTE-TV Toledo Still a PBS member station, owned by Public Broadcasting Foundation of Northwest Ohio
(One of two PBS stations in the market, the other being WBGU-TV out of Bowling Green, originally on  70  before moving to
 57  in 1973 and then to  27  in 1986, owned by Bowling Green State University)
50  50  WKBD-TV Detroit, MI Currently a CW network owned-and-operated station, owned by Paramount Global
(WKBD would become Detroit's original Fox affiliate before  2  WJBK assumed the affiliation starting in late 1994, making WKBD
an independent once again, but only briefly, before the launch of the UPN television network, also part of a duopoly with CBS
network O&O  62  WWJ-TV, the former WGPR-TV, WKBD would drop the "-TV" suffix in 1984 before reinstating it in 2009)
56 PBS 1971 Logo Only.svg  56  WTVS Detroit, MI Still a PBS member station, owned by the Detroit Educational Television Foundation
62  62  WXON-TV Detroit, MI An independent station once again, now as WMYD on channel 20, owned by The E. W. Scripps Company
(Moved to channel 20 in November that same year, WGPR-TV (now CBS O&O WWJ-TV) would take to the air on channel 62 in
September of 1975, meanwhile WXON-TV would join The WB in 1995, later changing its call letters to WDWB and then to the
current WMYD in 2006 just months before the launch of MyNetworkTV, before becoming an independent station once again in
September of 2021, also sister to ABC affiliate  7  WXYZ-TV, which was network owned-and-operated at the time until 1986)
70 PBS 1971 Logo Only.svg  70  WBGU-TV Bowling Green Then and now, still a PBS member station, owned by Bowling Green State University
(WBGU-TV moved to  57  in 1973 and then to its current position on  27  in 1986, one of two PBS stations within the Toledo market,
the other being  30  WGTE-TV, owned by Public Broadcasting Foundation of Northwest Ohio, split channel, exact carriage hours
unknown at this time)