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List of Storer Cable channels (North Dade, October 1979)

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Storer Cable customers in portions of northern Miami-Dade County, Florida had access to the channels listed below in October of 1979. The company was ultimately split up between Comcast and TCI. Today, most, if not all of South Florida including Miami-Dade County 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
3 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)
5  5  WPTV-TV Ch. 5 (NBC)
West Palm Beach
Still an NBC affiliate, sister to news-oriented independent  9  WHDT, owned by The E. W. Scripps Company
(WPTV and WHDT also operate Fox affiliate  29  WFLX, owned by Gray Television)
8 Showtime A premium subscription channel with movies, shows, documentaries and sporting events,
owned by Paramount Global
9 Family Movies A generic local cable channel with only family-friendly movies, likely defunct
11 Madison Square
Garden Network
Relaunched as USA Network in April of 1980, then and now, still, a general entertainment and sports
channel, now owned by NBCUniversal
(NO relation whatsoever to MSG Network, a New York City-based sports channel also once known as the Madison Square Garden
, owned by MSG Entertainment)
12  12  WPEC-TV (ABC)
West Palm Beach
Took the CBS affiliation from now-sister station  34  WTVX with its former ABC affiliation going to  25  WPBF
upon signing onto the air for the first time on January 1, 1989
(Owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group in a quadropoly alongside WTVX, now a CW affiliate and former network O&O,
Azteca América affiliate  48  WWHB-CD and MyNetworkTV affiliate  43  WTCN-CD)
B  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 )
C  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)
D  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)
E  10  WPLG (ABC)
Then and now, still, an ABC affiliate, now owned by Berkshire Hathaway
F  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)
G  45  WHFT-TV (Ind.)
Now a TBN network owned-and-operated station
(Was a religious independent station prior to its acquisition by TBN in 1980)
H CBN Satellite
At the time owned by the Christian Broadcasting Network, spun off in 1990 and operates today as Freeform,
owned by The Walt Disney Company
(Split channel, exact carriage hours unknown at this time)
PTL Satellite
The network folded in 1989 and was relaunched in 2015, owned by televangelist Jim Bakker
(Split channel, exact carriage hours unknown at this time)
J  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)
K ESPN A 24-hour channel devoted to local, regional, national and international sports
(Owned as a joint venture between Hearst Communications at 80% and The Walt Disney Company at 20%)
L  17  WTBS (Ind.)
Atlanta, Georgia
The direct feed of the OTA station at the time, now as WPCH-TV, owned by Gray Television
(Both the station and the TBS network were separated from each other in 2007, TBS today, is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery)
M  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)
N Nickelodeon Today owned by Paramount Global, schedule then and now, still consists of programming towards children and
teenagers up to 18 years of age
V  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)
W  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.)