WeatherNation TV

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WeatherNation
WeatherNation.jpg
LaunchedJune 11, 2011
Owned byWeatherNation, LLC
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaNationwide
HeadquartersDenver, Colorado
ReplacedThe Weather Cast
Sister channel(s)WeatherNation TV
Website[2]
Availability
Terrestrial
VariousSee below
 
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WeatherNation
WeatherNation.jpg
LaunchedJune 11, 2011
Owned byWeatherNation, LLC
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaNationwide
HeadquartersDenver, Colorado
ReplacedThe Weather Cast
Sister channel(s)WeatherNation TV
Website[2]
Availability
Terrestrial
VariousSee below

WeatherNation TV is a 24-hour weather TV network that broadcasts coverage of current weather forecasts and events.

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Background [edit]

The network began as The Weather Cast, a television channel exclusive to Dish Network, replacing The Weather Channel during a carriage dispute for just four days in May 2010.

On March 30, 2011, WeatherNation announced that they would be relaunching their national weather channel, now called WeatherNation TV, beginning in the second quarter of 2011, with the member cable television systems of the National Cable Television Cooperative being the first to offer the new network.[1] WeatherNation TV began broadcasting on the last week of July 2011.[2] WeatherNation would gain at least one terrestrial TV outlet by October 2011, WHDT in Stuart, Florida, serving the West Palm Beach media market, with translators in Naples, Miami and Boston.[3] WIYC in Montgomery, Alabama also started carrying WeatherNation in October 2011.[4] In January of 2012, WeatherNation added affiliates in Minneapolis, Minnesota (KARE-TV);[5] KMYA-DT in Little Rock, Arkansas; KFDF-CA in Fort Smith, Arkansas; and Springfield, Missouri.[6] In early March 2012, LPTV station WTBS-LD brought the network to much of metro Atlanta on channel 26.3. On June 13, 2012, WSET-TV in Lynchburg, Virginia will start carrying it.[7]

On-air staff [edit]

Current[8] [edit]

Affiliates [edit]

List of WeatherNation TV affiliates
CityStationVirtual
channel
Physical
channel
Owner

Alabama [edit]

Opelika/Columbus, GAWLGA47.347Pappas Telecasting Companies

California [edit]

FresnoKAIL7.37.3Trans-America Broadcasting Corporation

Colorado [edit]

CortezK26CI-D27.726.9Southwest Colorado TV Translator Association
Dove CreekK32EY-D27.732.9

Florida [edit]

NaplesWXDT-LPN/A23Günter Marksteiner
WYDT-LPN/A32
WZDT-LPN/A39
North Miami/MiamiWHDT-LD9.144
Stuart/West Palm BeachWHDT9.142

Georgia [edit]

ColumbusWLGA60.130.1Pappas Telecasting Companies

Illinois [edit]

ChicagoWOCK-CD13.44.4KM Communications Inc.

Kansas [edit]

WichitaKCTU-LD43.643River City Broadcasters

Louisiana [edit]

New OrleansWHNO20.220LeSEA Broadcasting

Massachusetts [edit]

BostonWBIN-TV50.350Carlisle One Media

Minnesota [edit]

Minneapolis-St. PaulKARE-TV11.211Gannett Company
OliviaK18IR-D11.218.4
Granite FallsK40MC-D11.240.4
AlexandriaK14LZ-D11.214.4Selective TV, Inc.
WillmarK39FE-D11.239.4UHF-TV Inc.
FrostK31EF-D11.231.4
JacksonK19HZ-D11.219.4
St. JamesK21DG-D11.221.4

Nevada [edit]

LaughlinKMCC34.332.3Cranston II, LLC (managed by Fusion Communications)

New Hampshire [edit]

DerryWBIN-TV50.350Carlisle One Media

New Mexico [edit]

AlbuquerqueKYNM-LD30.651.6Belmax Broadcasting
Santa FeKCHF-DT11.210.2Son Broadcasting

Virginia [edit]

LynchburgWSET-TV13.313.3Allbritton Communications Company

Washington [edit]

SeattleKFFV44.544.5OTA Broadcasting, LLC

Wisconsin [edit]

Fond du Lac/MilwaukeeWIWN68.15.1Pappas Telecasting Companies

Former Affiliates [edit]

List of Former WeatherNation TV affiliates
CityStationVirtual
channel
Physical
channel
OwnerCurrent Affiliation
BostonWHDN-LD6.138.1Günter MarksteinerNow Affiliated with Deutsche Welle
CamdenKMYA-DT49.149Ellis-Wilson LLCNow a fulltime Me-TV Affiliate
Fayetteville/Springfield, MOKFFS-CAN/A36Pinnacle Media
Fort SmithKFDF-CD44.144Pinnacle Media, LLC
Little RockKKYK-CD20.120Ellis-Wilson LLC
Troy/MontgomeryWIYC48.148Enterprise Capital Group
(operated by Southern Venture Capital Group pending acquisition)
Now Affiliated with Cozi TV
PascagoulaWKFK-LD7.413NCN Cable AdvertisingNow Affiliated with The Nashville Network
WinslowKWNL-CD319.2/31.2Pinnacle MediaNow Affiliated with Univision

References [edit]

  1. ^ "Broadcasting & Cable: "WeatherNation TV Cuts Distribution Deal with NCTC", March 30, 2011". Broadcastingcable.com. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Radio-Info: "WeatherNation tv is now live", July 28, 2011". Boards.radio-info.com. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ "WHDT Drops RTV For Weather Nation". TVNewsCheck.com. October 27, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ "WIYC 48 Drops The Country Network". Montgomery TV and Radio. October 6, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Gannett's KARE 11, WeatherNation Partner for 24/7 Twin Cities Weather Coverage". MarketWatch. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ Mon, Mar 5, 2012, 9:35 PM EST - U.S. Markets closed (January 23, 2012). "WeatherNation Continues to Add More Affiliates - Yahoo! Finance". Finance.yahoo.com. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ http://finance.yahoo.com/news/weathernation-tv-reaches-agreement-abc-174300794.html
  8. ^ [1]

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