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List of Tele-Media Cable channels (Port Clinton, October 1978)
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Parent Page: List of Retro Cable lineups in the United States
Tele-Media customers in Port Clinton, Ohio had access to 12 channels in October of 1978. It is unknown at this time what exactly became of Tele-Media. However, today, Port Clinton receives its services from Charter Communications through Spectrum. (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:
- Counties: Lenawee
- Cities: Adrian, Blissfield, Deerfield, Morenci, Palmyra and Tecumseh
- 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
|2||62 WGPR-TV Detroit, MI||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)
|3||3 WKYC Cleveland||Was an NBC wholly owned-and-operated station at the time until 1990|
(NBC sold majority stakes in the station to Multimedia, Inc. until The Gannett Company (which bought out Multimedia
in 1995) acquired the station outright in 2001, now owned by Tegna)
|4||43 WUAB Lorain||Would join UPN and then MyNetworkTV before becoming Cleveland's current CW affiliate|
(Owned by Gray Television, part of a triopoly with dual CBS and MNTV affiliate 19 WOIO out of Shaker Heights and
Telemundo affiliate 6 WTCL-LD)
|5||5 WEWS-TV Cleveland||Then and now, still an ABC affiliate, owned by The E. W. Scripps Company|
(WEWS is a co-flagship station alongside another ABC (then-CBS) affiliate WCPO in Cincinnati, named after
the company's founder, Edward Willis Scripps, and also the oldest active television station in the state of Ohio)
|6||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, to disaffiliate from The CW and become an independent station once again starting in
September of 2023)
|7||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)
|8||8 WJKW-TV Cleveland||Currently a Fox affiliate as WJW, owned by Nexstar Media Group|
(Call letters changed to WJW-TV in 1985 before dropping the "-TV" suffix in 1998, now as WJW, became the Fox
affiliate in a major mass-affiliation deal starting in 1994, sending its former CBS affiliation to then-Fox affiliate
19 WOIO out of Shaker Heights, WJW was also network owned-and-operated from 1997 to 2008)
|9||9 CBET Windsor, ON, CAN||Then and now, still, a CBC network O&O, owned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation|
|10||11 WTOL Toledo||Then and now, still a CBS affiliate, owned by Tegna|
(Also operates Fox affiliate 36 WUPW, owned by American Spirit Media, under a Shared Services Agreement)
|11||57 WBGU-TV Bowling Green||Then and now, still a PBS member station, owned by Bowling Green State University|
(WBGU-TV moved to channel 27 in 1986, one of two PBS stations within the Toledo market, the other being
30 WGTE-TV, erroneously listed by the Port Clinton News-Herald with the call letters WGBU, split channel,
exact carriage hours unknown at this time)
|25 WVIZ Cleveland||Still a PBS member station, owned by Ideastream Public Media|
(Split channel, exact carriage hours unknown at this time)
|12||13 WSPD-TV Toledo||Currently a dual ABC and CW affiliate as WTVG, owned by Gray Television|
(Calls changed to the current WTVG the following year, 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)
|Defunct, likely a channel displaying time, temperature and weather conditions and forecasts|
with local area FM radio stations playing in the background
(Predating the launch of The Weather Channel, which was NOT on the air until May of 1982)