WCCB

Television station

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WCCB
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Charlotte, North Carolina
United States
ChannelsDigital: 18 (UHF)
Virtual: 18 (PSIP)
BrandingWCCB, Charlotte's CW (general)
WCCB News on Charlotte's CW (newscasts)
Programming
Affiliations
Ownership
OwnerBahakel Communications
(North Carolina Broadcasting Partners)
History
First air date
First incarnation:
January 5, 1954 (1954-01-05)
Second incarnation:
July 3, 1962 (1962-07-03)
Current incarnation:
November 1, 1964 (55 years ago) (1964-11-01)
Last air date
First incarnation:
March 15, 1955 (1955-03-15) (1 year, 69 days)
Second incarnation:
May 16, 1963 (1963-05-16) (317 days)
Former call signs
  • WAYS-TV (1954 – January 1955)
  • WQMC-TV (January–March 1955)
  • WUTV (1962–1963)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 36 (UHF, 1954–1955, 1962–1963, 1964–1966)
  • 18 (UHF, 1966–2009)
  • Digital:
  • 27 (UHF, 1999–2019)
  • Primary:
  • ABC (1954–1955, 1967–1978)
  • Dark (1955–1962, 1963–1964)
  • Independent (1962–1963, 1964–1967, 1978–1986)
  • Fox (1986–2013)
  • Secondary:
  • NBC (1954–1955, 1964–1967)
  • ABC (1964–1967)
  • CBS (1964–1967)
Call sign meaning
Charlotte
Cy Bahakel
(station owner and founder)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID49157
ERP600 kW (STA)
963 kW (CP)
HAAT385 m (1,263 ft) (STA)
364 m (1,194 ft) (CP)
Transmitter coordinates35°16′2″N 80°44′4″W / 35.26722°N 80.73444°W / 35.26722; -80.73444Coordinates: 35°16′2″N 80°44′4″W / 35.26722°N 80.73444°W / 35.26722; -80.73444
Translator(s)W34FH-D 18 (34 UHF) Marion
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
Websitewww.wccbcharlotte.com

WCCB, virtual and UHF digital channel 18, is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. It serves as the flagship station of owner Bahakel Communications. WCCB's studios are located just outside Uptown Charlotte, off Independence Boulevard (across from Bojangles' Coliseum), and its transmitter is located in Newell, an unincorporated area of Mecklenburg County just northeast of the Charlotte city limits.

On cable, the station is available in standard definition on Charter Spectrum channel 11 (channel 5 on legacy Charter systems), Comporium Communications channel 111 and AT&T U-verse channel 18, and in high definition on Spectrum digital channel 1212 (channel 705 on legacy Charter systems), Comporium channel 1111 and U-verse channel 1018.


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