WLFI-TV

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WLFI-TV
WLFI Logo.png
West Lafayette, Indiana
BrandingWLFI 18 (general)
NewsChannel 18 (newscasts)
SloganNews From Where You Live
ChannelsDigital: 11 (VHF)
Virtual: 18 (PSIP)
AffiliationsCBS
OwnerLIN TV Corporation
(Primeland Television, Inc.)
First air dateJune 15, 1953
Call letters' meaningWest LaFayette, Indiana
Former callsignsWFAM-TV (1953-1960s)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
59 (1953-1957)
18 (1957-2009)
Transmitter power30 kW (digital)
Height214 m (digital)
Facility ID73204
Transmitter coordinates40°23′20″N 86°36′46″W / 40.38889°N 86.61278°W / 40.38889; -86.61278
Websitewww.wlfi.com
 
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WLFI-TV
WLFI Logo.png
West Lafayette, Indiana
BrandingWLFI 18 (general)
NewsChannel 18 (newscasts)
SloganNews From Where You Live
ChannelsDigital: 11 (VHF)
Virtual: 18 (PSIP)
AffiliationsCBS
OwnerLIN TV Corporation
(Primeland Television, Inc.)
First air dateJune 15, 1953
Call letters' meaningWest LaFayette, Indiana
Former callsignsWFAM-TV (1953-1960s)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
59 (1953-1957)
18 (1957-2009)
Transmitter power30 kW (digital)
Height214 m (digital)
Facility ID73204
Transmitter coordinates40°23′20″N 86°36′46″W / 40.38889°N 86.61278°W / 40.38889; -86.61278
Websitewww.wlfi.com

WLFI-TV, channel 18, is the CBS television affiliate in West Lafayette, Indiana that serves the Lafayette, Indiana metropolitan area. It operates on digital channel 11. Its transmitter is located in Rossville, Indiana. It is owned by LIN Television, who also owns WISH-TV in Indianapolis, WANE-TV in Fort Wayne and WTHI-TV in Terre Haute.

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History

WLFI began broadcasting on June 15, 1953 [1] on channel 59, as WFAM-TV. It was owned by Sarkes Tarzian, a radio manufacturer in Bloomington, and was a sister station to WTTV in Indianapolis and WPTA in Fort Wayne. The station was a CBS and DuMont affiliate. During the late 1950s, the station was also briefly affiliated with the NTA Film Network.[1]

It moved to Channel 18 in 1957 and changed its call letters to WLFI-TV around 1967. Formerly, the news division of WLFI was known as "News Service 18" and then for many years as "Lafayette Live TV-18." Jeff Smith, Chris Morisse, Larry Clisby, and Steve Scherer have been associated with the station for more than twenty years.

The station was owned by Block Communications from 1979 until 2000, when current owner LIN Television acquired WLFI in exchange for 67 percent of then-ABC (now NBC) affiliate WAND in Decatur, Illinois. LIN TV has since sold off the remainder of WAND to Block Communications.

Digital television

ChannelProgramming
18.1Main WLFI programming / CBS
18.2TheCoolTV
18.3Weather

News operation

News/Station presentation

Newscast titles

Station slogans

News music packages

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News team

Current on-air staff[2]

Current anchors

Weather team

Sports team

Journalist's

Notable WLFI Alumni

References

External links