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List of Cable channels in Chillicothe, Ohio (September 1987)

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Residents in Chillicothe, Ohio (roughly 45 miles or 72 kilometers south of Columbus) had access to the cable channels listed below in September of 1987. While the name and identity of the provider at the time is unknown at this time, the town is served today by Charter Spectrum.

Source: Newspapers.com (Paid subscription to "Publisher Extra" may be required for some sections)
CH# Name Notes/Today
2 Local Programming Fate unknown, unknown whether it was a TV listings or cable access channel
3 WSAZ Ch. 3 (NBC)
Huntington, West Virginia
Currently a dual NBC and MyNetworkTV affiliate, owned by Gray Television
(Part of a duopoly with CW affiliate WQCW, WSAZ is also the oldest active television station in the state of West Virginia)
4 WCMH Ch. 4 (NBC)
Still an NBC affiliate today and once a network O&O, from 1996 to 2006, now owned by Nexstar Media Group
5 CBN CBN Cable Network was spun off by the Christian Broadcasting Network and operates today as
Freeform, owned by The Walt Disney Company
6 WTVN Ch. 6 (ABC)
Currently a combination ABC, MyNetworkTV and Fox affiliate as WSYX, owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
(Sinclair through WSYX also operates TBD affiliate WTTE owned by Cunningham Broadcasting and CW affiliate WWHO owned by Manhan Media)
7 WHIO Ch. 7 (CBS)
Still a CBS affiliate, owned by Cox Media Group
(One of only two stations built and signed on by Cox, the other being ABC affiliate and company flagship WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia)
8 WXIX Ch. 19 (Fox)
Still a Fox affiliate, now owned by Gray Television
(The station is officially licensed to the city of Newport, Kentucky, then owned by Malrite Communications, who bought the station from
Metromedia in December of 1983)
9 WOSU Ch. 34 (PBS)
Still a PBS member station, then and now, still owned and operated by Ohio State University
10 WBNS Ch. 10 (CBS)
Still a CBS affiliate today, owned by Tegna
(Sale of WBNS-AM-FM-TV and the company itself to Standard General still pending as of April 2022)
11 WOUB Ch. 20 (PBS)
Still a PBS member station, owned by and named after Ohio University
12 WTTE Ch. 28 (Fox)
Currently a dual TBD and Antenna TV affiliate, owned by Cunningham Broadcasting
(Operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns and operates dual ABC and Fox affiliate WSYX (the former WTVN) and also operates
CW affiliate WWHO, owned by Manhan Media)
13 The Weather Channel Weather forecasting and science and in recent years, weather related shows and documentaries as well
14 PTL The network folded in 1989 and was relaunched in 2015, owned by televangelist Jim Bakker
15 Showtime A premium subscription channel with movies, shows, documentaries and sporting events,
owned by Paramount Global
16 WGN Ch. 9 (Ind.)
Chicago, Illinois
The direct feed of the OTA station at the time, its later cable counterpart, WGN America, was rebranded as NewsNation
17 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)
18 WTBS Ch. 17 (Ind.)
Atlanta, Georgia
Both the station and the cable network (TBS) were separated from each other in 2007,
with the UHF station operating today as WPCH-TV, owned by Gray Television
19 C-SPAN A channel entirely focused on government and public affairs
20 Cable News Network CNN in Atlanta, an American multinational news channel, owned by Warner Bros. Discovery
21 The Movie Channel Sister network to Showtime, owned by Paramount Global
22 The Disney Channel Originally a premium pay subscription channel, Disney is now a general cable channel
23 Nickelodeon Today owned by Paramount Global, schedule then and now, still consists of programming towards children and
teenagers up to 18 years of age
Nick at Nite Programming initially consisted of 1950s and 1960s shows but shows from later decades added in
the years and decades since
24 Arts & Entertainment Once a channel focused on arts and history, the channel has shifted significantly towards reality shows, dramas and
documentaries, now known only as A&E
25 Lifetime Programming geared towards women and women in lead roles of movies and shows
26 American Movie
Today operates only by the acronym AMC, shifted from originally exclusively classic movies (as a pay channel)
towards movies, shows and originally programming (as a general cable channel)
(Split channel, exact carriage hours unknown at this time)
Video Hits One Now only as VH1, owned by Paramount Global, it has also shifted from strictly music and music videos in its
early years to a mix of music, reality shows and dramas in recent years
(Split channel, exact carriage hours unknown at this time)
27 WWOR Ch. 9 (Ind.)
Secaucus, New Jersey
Now a MyNetworkTV O&O and flagship, owned by Fox Television Stations in a duopoly with Fox network
flagship WNYW in New York City
28 ESPN A 24-hour channel devoted to local, regional, national and international sports
(Owned as a joint venture between the Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company)
29 Tempo Television Previously known as the Satellite Program Network, sold to NBC and converted into CNBC in April of 1989
30 The Nashville Network
A channel once focused on country music and lifestyle, it now operates as a general entertainment
channel as Paramount Network, owned by Paramount Global
31 CNN Headline News Once a companion network to CNN with news headlines, programming has shifted mostly to crime and law oriented
shows and documentaries in recent years as HLN, owned by Warner Bros. Discovery
32 The Discovery Channel Still operates today with a program mix of technology, science, nature and reality, and its name shortened to just
Discovery (also occasionally known as Discovery Channel), owned by Warner Bros. Discovery
33 Cable Value Network Defunct, a home shopping channel (also known as CVN), bought out by and absorbed into QVC in 1989
34 USA Network Then and now, a general entertainment and sports channel owned by NBCUniversal
35 Music Television (MTV) Owned by Paramount Global, like its sister network, VH1, MTV has also shifted from strictly music and
music videos in its early years to a mix of music, reality shows and dramas in recent years
36 Financial News Network Financial, consumer and business news and stocks, sold to NBC and absorbed/integrated into CNBC in 1991
FNN Score Sports programming from 6:00 pm to 1:00 am (Eastern Time) Weeknights (1985-1988) and
12:00 pm to 1:00 am on Weekends (1988-1991), shut down after NBC began integrating FNN into CNBC in 1991