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List of Wayne Cablevision channels (Allen Park, August 1981)

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In August of 1981, Wayne Cablevision customers in Allen Park, Michigan had access to the following channels. Wayne Cablevision has since been absorbed into Comcast, which handles cable television installations throughout much of Metro Detroit, only now through Xfinity. (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 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.


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


Source: Facebook
CH# Name Notes
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  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 (has since become an independent once again), 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 TV3 (Local Cable Access) Defunct
4 1979 NBC logo.svg  4  WDIV-TV Detroit Then and now, 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  50  WKBD-TV Detroit An independent station once again, 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, then joined The CW
as a network owned-and-operated station in September of 2006 before becoming an independent yet again on
September 1, 2023, also part of a duopoly with CBS network O&O  62  WWJ-TV, the former WGPR-TV)
6 PBS 1971 Logo Only.svg  56  WTVS Detroit Still a PBS member station, owned by the Detroit Educational Television Foundation
7 American Broadcasting Company Logo.svg  7  WXYZ-TV Detroit Then and now, still an ABC affiliate, now owned by The E. W. Scripps Company
(An ABC O&O at the time, WXYZ-TV 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 ), that was before
WXYZ was sold (along with then-independent station (also an ABC affiliate today)  28  WFTS-TV in Tampa, Florida) to
Scripps as divestitures of the Capital Cities-ABC merger in 1986, also sister to CW network affiliate  20  WMYD,
then known as WXON-TV in 1981)
8 Cable News Network CNN in Atlanta, an American multinational news channel, owned by Warner Bros. Discovery
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 TVOntario 1975.png  32  CICO Windsor, ON, CAN A repeat transmitter of CICA in Toronto, as CICO-DT-32, now on channel 19
(The network's name has since been shortened to only TVO, CICA is also on  19 )
11  17  WTBS Atlanta, GA The direct OTA feed at the time, now as WPCH-TV (now a CW affiliate), owned by Gray Television
(Both the station and the TBS network (short for Turner Broadcasting System), were separated from each other in 2007,
TBS today, is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery, Gray also owns and operates CBS affiliate  46  WANF and Telemundo
affiliate  47  WKTB-CD)
12  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 independent
station  50  WKBD-TV, owned by Paramount Global)
13  9  WOR-TV New York, NY Moved to Secaucus, New Jersey in 1983 and now a MyNetworkTV O&O as WWOR-TV
(Owned by Fox Television Stations as part of a duopoly with Fox network flagship  5  WNYW)
14 Cable Guide Defunct
15 Bulletin Board Defunct
16 Cinemax Guide Defunct, merely a guide for Cinemax movies
17 Cinemax Sister and companion network to HBO, owned by Warner Bros. Discovery
(A premium pay subscription channel with mainstream, independent and original shows, movies and documentaries)
18 Showtime Guide Defunct, merely a guide for Showtime movies and shows
19 Showtime A premium pay-subscription channel owned by Paramount Global
20 HBO Guide Defunct, merely a guide for HBO shows and movies
21 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)
22 UPI/Slo-Scan United Press International/Static Images
23 USA Network Then and now, a general entertainment and sports channel, now owned by NBCUniversal
24 Nickelodeon Today owned by Paramount Global, schedule then and now, still consists of programming
towards children and teenagers up to 18 years of age
25  20  WXON Detroit CW network affiliate as WMYD, owned by The E. W. Scripps Company
(The station had previous affiliations with The WB (1995-2006) as WXON and later WDWB and MyNetworkTV
(2006-2021) before becoming an independent station once again before joining The CW on September 1, 2023, also
part of a duopoly with ABC affiliate and former network O&O  7  WXYZ-TV)
26 PTL The network folded in 1989 and was relaunched in 2015, owned by televangelist Jim Bakker
27 CBN CBN Cable Network was spun off by the Christian Broadcasting Network and operates today
as Freeform, owned by The Walt Disney Company
28 CBC 1974.png  78  CBEFT Windsor, ON, CAN Moved to channel 54 in 1983 after channels 70-83 were removed from the TV band, ceased
operations in August of 2012
(At the time a standalone station, CBEFT was converted into a semi-satellite of  25  CBLFT Toronto -- in turn a rebroadcaster of
 9  CBOFT Ottawa by 1991, was the French-language sister/counterpart of CBC O&O  9  CBET, both owned by the Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation
, also known in French as La Société Radio-Canada)
29 Sports/Financial Defunct, likely a teletext channel with sports news and scores and financial news and headlines
30 Time & Weather Defunct, likely a teletext channel with current time and date and weather forecasts
(Predating the launch of The Weather Channel by nine months)
31 ESPN A 24-hour channel devoted to local, regional, national and international sports
(Owned as a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company at 80% and Hearst Communications at 20%)
32 Weather Radar Defunct, likely a fullscreen weather radar from the National Weather Service
(Predating the launch of The Weather Channel by nine months)
33 AP News Defunct, likely a teletext newswire service from the Associated Press
34 PA-1 Public Access Defunct, a local cable access channel
35 ED-1 Educational Access Defunct, a local cable access channel
36 MUN-1 Municipal Access Defunct, a local cable access channel