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List of Harron Cable channels (Port Huron, January 1980)

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Parent Page: List of Retro Cable lineups in the United States

Harron Cable customers in Port Huron, Michigan had access to 12 channels in January of 1980. Comcast, now operates cable systems in the region through Xfinity. (Source: TVTV.us)

Legend

  • 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 Detroit 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.

Market

The Detroit television market includes 9 counties in Michigan with market hubs in bold text, though its stations also service 3 counties in Ontario, Canada, those counties and areas are NOT officially part of the market:

  • Michigan:
    • Counties: Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Sanilac, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne
    • Cities: Allen Park, Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Brighton, Capac, Carleton, Chelsea, Clawson, Dearborn, Detroit, Dexter, Dundee, Eastpointe, Ecorse, Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Flat Rock, Fowlerville, Grosse Pointe Woods, Harper Woods, Highland Park, Howell, Imlay City, Inkster, Lapeer, Livonia, Luna Pier, Madison Heights, Marine City, Melvindale, Metamora, Monroe, Mount Clemens, Northville, Novi, Oak Park, Pontiac, Port Huron, Port Sanilac, Riverview, Rochester Hills, Romulus, Saline, Southfield, Southgate, Sterling Heights, St. Clair Shores, Taylor, Utica, Warren, Waterford, Wixom, Woodhaven, Wyandotte and Ypsilanti
  • Ontario:
    • Counties: Essex, Chatham-Kent and Lambton
    • Cities: Amherstburg, Belle River, Charlemont, Chatham, Dawn Valley, Deerbrook, Elmstead, Emeryville, Essex, Haycroft, Kennedy Acres, Kingsville, LaSalle, Leamington, Oil City, Oil Springs, Petrolia, Point Edward, Sarnia, Tecumseh, Thornyhurst, Tilbury, Wallaceburg, Wheatley and Windsor

Lineup

Source: Newspapers.com (Paid subscription to "Publisher Extra" may be required for some sections)
CH# Name Notes/Today
2 CBS Eyemark.svg  2  WJBK-TV Detroit 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)
3  50  WKBD-TV Detroit 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)
4 1979 NBC logo.svg  4  WDIV-TV Detroit Still an NBC affiliate, owned by Graham Media Group
(WDIV is the oldest active television in the state of Michigan, having signed on in March of 1947 as WWDT)
5 CTV 1975 Color.svg  42  CKCO-TV Sarnia, ON, CAN Defunct, a rebroadcaster of Kitchener-London CTV network O&O  13  CKCO-TV as CKCO-TV-3,
the transmitter (located in Oil Springs) was shut down in May of 2020
(CTV programming is no longer available on cable in Port Huron)
6  2  KTVU Oakland, CA Became a charter Fox affiliate upon its launch in 1986 and has been a network O&O since 2014
(The Times Herald newspaper erroneously lists San Francisco as the city of origin for KTVU in place of Oakland, the station's
official city of license, owned by Fox Television Stations as part of a duopoly with independent station KICU-TV out of San Jose
and also sister to Detroit's Fox O&O  2  WJBK)
7 American Broadcasting Company Logo.svg  7  WXYZ-TV Detroit 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 in 1980)
8  62  WGPR-TV Detroit CBS affiliate since 1994, O&O since 1995 as WWJ-TV
(Was the first African-American owned and operated television station in the United States, also part of duopoly with CW
network O&O  50  WKBD-TV, owned by Paramount Global)
9 CBC 1974.png  9  CBET Windsor, ON, CAN Then and now, still, a CBC network O&O, owned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
10 CBC 1974.png  10  CFPL-TV London, ON, CAN Now a CTV 2 network O&O
(Unlike CBET, CFPL-TV was privately operated before becoming an independent station in 1986, co-owned in a duopoly with
CTV network O&O  13  CKCO-DT by Bell Media)
11 PBS 1971 Logo Only.svg  56  WTVS Detroit Still a PBS member station, owned by the Detroit Educational Television Foundation
12  9  WGN-TV Chicago, IL 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)
13 Global 1974.png  29  CKGN-TV Sarnia, ON, CAN A rebroadcaster of Toronto flagship CKGN-TV as CKGN-TV-29, with transmitter located in Oil Springs,
now with the calls CIII-DT and CIII-DT-29 respectively
(Global programming is no longer available on cable in the city of Port Huron, though some nearby areas such as New Haven
receive Global programming from network O&O CIHF-DT in Halifax, Nova Scotia, all three owned by Corus Entertainment)