WOHZ-CD
Translator of WOIO, Shaker Heights, Ohio,
and WUAB, Lorain, Ohio
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Channels
Brandingsee WOIO and WUAB
Programming
Affiliations
Ownership
Owner
WOIO, WTCL-LP, WUAB
History
FoundedOctober 31, 1989
(in Mansfield, Ohio; license moved to Canton in 2021)
First air date
May 1990
Former call signs
W50BE (1989–1995)
WOHZ-LP (1995–2005)
WOHZ-CA (2005–2015)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
50 (UHF, 1989–2015)
Digital:
41 (UHF, 2015–2019)
Independent (1989–2021)
Call sign meaning
Ohio Z
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID41892
ClassCD
ERP15 kW
HAAT252.9 m (830 ft)
Transmitter coordinates40°53′24″N 81°16′11″W / 40.89000°N 81.26972°W / 40.89000; -81.26972
Links
Public license information
Websitewww.cleveland19.com
cw43.revrocket.us

WOHZ-CD (RF channel 20) is a low-power, Class A television station in Canton, Ohio, United States. Owned by Gray Television, it serves as a translator of Gray sister stations WOIO (channel 19)—a Shaker Heights–licensed CBS affiliate, and WUAB (channel 43)—a Lorain-licensed CW affiliate, both of which serve the Cleveland television market.

WOHZ-CD's transmitter is located northeast of Canton, while its sister stations share studios on the ground floor of the Reserve Square building (on East 13th Street and Chester Avenue) in Downtown Cleveland.

History

WOHZ-CD was founded in 1989 as independent station W50BE, originally licensed to Mansfield, Ohio. W50BE signed on in May 1990.[1] W50BE changed callsigns to WOHZ-LP in late 1995, before being upgraded to a Class A station as WOHZ-CA. It was owned by Mid-State Television, Inc. (headed by Robert Meisse), and was sister to full-power independent WMFD-TV (channel 68) and radio stations WVNO-FM (106.1) and WRGM (1440 AM and 106.7 FM). WOHZ-CA offered local weather information, local advertising and an audio simulcast of WVNO-FM, along with various local sports events, public affairs and educational/informational programs. The station was licensed for digital operation on February 26, 2015, assuming the call sign WOHZ-CD.

On October 8, 2020, it was announced that WOHZ-CD would be sold to Gray Television (owner of WOIO and WUAB) for $450,000.[2] The sale was completed on December 8, 2020.[3]

Upon taking over WOHZ-CD, Gray Television changed the station's city of license to Canton, Ohio, and began using it as a repeater for sister stations WOIO and WUAB, as a way to increase coverage for the latter two stations in the southern part of the Cleveland/Northeast Ohio TV market.

Subchannels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[4]
19.1 1080i 16:9 WOIO-DT Simulcast of WOIO / CBS
19.2 480i MeTV Simulcast of WOIO-DT2 / MeTV & MyNetworkTV
19.3 DABL Simulcast of WOIO-DT3 / Dabl
19.4 Rewind Simulcast of WOIO-DT4 / Rewind TV
43.1 720p WUAB-DT Simulcast of WUAB / The CW
43.2 480i Bounce Simulcast of WUAB-DT2 / Bounce TV
43.3 Circle Simulcast of WUAB-DT3 / Circle

See also

References

  1. ^ The LPTV Report, September 1991 issue; retrieved June 26, 2022.
  2. ^ "Application for Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. October 8, 2020. Retrieved October 14, 2020.
  3. ^ Consummation Notice
  4. ^ "RabbitEars TV Query for WOHZ-CD". www.RabbitEars.info. Retrieved May 4, 2021.