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Old cable lineups

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Re: Old cable lineups

Post by mtburb » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:33 pm

Downriver/Monroe listings circa August 1997. Mostly courtesy of the Free Press listings on newspapers.com. Each listing is incomplete.

Comcast Taylor (unrebuilt systems), August 1997
2 - WJBK (Fox)
3 - local access
4 - WDIV (NBC)
5 - WKBD (UPN)
6 - WTVS (PBS)
7 - WXYZ (ABC)
8 - CNN
9 - CBET (CBC)
10 - TBS
11 - USA
13 - ESPN
14 - Prevue Channel
15 - MTV
16 - The Family Channel
17 - A&E
18 - The Discovery Channel
19 - TNT
20 - WXON (The WB)
21 - Nickelodeon
22 - Sci-Fi Channel
26 - HBO
27 - HBO2
28 - Showtime
29 - The Disney Channel
30 - Cinemax
33 - PASS
38 - WADL (Independent)
39 - AMC
40 - The Weather Channel
41 - TLC
42 - WGN (The WB national feed, Chicago)
43 - TNN
44 - WWJ (CBS)
45 - CNBC
46 - WGTE (PBS, Toledo)
47 - Lifetime
50 - Comedy Central
51 - E!
52 - BET

MediaOne Romulus/Belleville, August 1997
2 - WJBK (Fox)
3 - C-Span II (C-Span I was also carried, but channel number is unknown)
4 - WDIV (NBC)
5 - ESPN
6 - WKBD (UPN)
7 - WXYZ (ABC)
8 - WWJ (CBS)
9 - CBET (CBC)
10 - WXON (The WB)
11 - Prevue Channel?
12 - WTVS (PBS)
13 - Animal Planet? (if correct, this placement may likely date back to when it was the WWOR EMI Service, which had been carried in Romulus since cable started there)
14 - TBS
15 - WGN (The WB national feed, Chicago)
16 - The Family Channel
17 - Nickelodeon
18 - A&E
19 - CNN
21 - PASS
22 - The Disney Channel
23 - HBO
24 - Cinemax
25 - The Movie Channel
26 - Showtime
31 - TLC
32 - Sci-Fi Channel
33 - CNBC
34 - ESPN2
35 - USA
37 - The Discovery Channel
38 - WADL (Independent)
39 - WGTE (PBS, Toledo)
44 - Lifetime
45 - AMC
46 - TNT
47 - TNN
48 - BET
49 - MTV
52 - Comedy Central

Monroe Cablevision (owned by Buckeye), August 1997
2 - WJBK (Fox)
3 - CNN
4 - WDIV (NBC)
5 - ESPN
6 - TBS
7 - WXYZ (ABC)
8 - Prevue Channel?
9 - CBET (CBC)
10 - WGN (The WB national feed, Chicago)
11 - CICA (TVO)
12 - WUPW (Fox, Toledo)
13 - WTVG (ABC, Toledo)
14 - WKBD (UPN)
16 - WTVS (PBS)
17 - WTOL (CBS, Toledo)
18 - WGTE (PBS, Toledo)
19 - WNWO (NBC, Toledo)
20 - WXON (The WB)
21 - WWJ (CBS)
22 - HBO
23 - HSN
24 - Showtime
26 - The Movie Channel
27 - The Family Channel
28 - Cinemax
29 - Lifetime
30 - The Disney Channel
31 - USA
32 - PASS
33 - TNN
34 - ESPN2
36 - CNBC
37 - MTV
39 - TNT
40 - AMC
41 - Nickelodeon
42 - A&E
44 - Comedy Central
45 - The Discovery Channel
58 - Sci-Fi Channel
59 - TLC
63 - BET

TCI Woodhaven, August 1997
2 - WJBK (Fox)
3 - local access
4 - WDIV (NBC)
5 - WKBD (UPN)
7 - WXYZ (ABC)
8 - QVC
9 - WWJ (CBS)
10 - HSN
11 - ESPN
12 - CNN
13 - TNT
14 - Encore
15-17 - pay-per-view
18 - HBO
19 - Showtime
20 - PASS
21 - The Disney Channel
22 - Cinemax
23 - USA
24 - AMC
25 - The Discovery Channel
26 - Lifetime
27 - Comedy Central
28 - TNN
29 - VH-1
30 - MTV
31 - A&E
32 - Nickelodeon
34 - TLC
35 - CNBC
36 - The Weather Channel
37 - CNN Headline News
38 - E!
39 - The Family Channel
40 - WNWO (NBC, Toledo) (WNWO was kicked off of TCI entirely a short time later thanks to the Cable Reform Act of 1996)
41 - C-Span I
42 - C-Span II
43 - TBS
44 - public access
45 - WXON (The WB)
46 - WGN (The WB national feed, Chicago)
47 - government access
48 - educational access
49 - CBET (CBC)
51 - WTVS (PBS)
52 - CICO (TVO)
53 - WGTE (PBS, Toledo)
55 - Prevue Channel
56 - Sneak Prevue
57 - CTND
62 - TBN

Wyandotte Cable, August 1997
2 - WJBK (Fox)
3 - ESPN
4 - WDIV (NBC)
5 - WKBD (UPN)
6 - The Weather Channel
7 - WXYZ (ABC)
8 - WXON (The WB)
9 - CBET (CBC)
10 - CNN
11 - Prevue Channel
12 - WTVS (PBS)
14 - HGTV
15 - CICA (TVO)
16 - WGTE (PBS, Toledo)
17 - Nickelodeon
18 - The Family Channel
21 - local access
29 - AMC
30 - USA
31 - TBS
32 - TNT
33 - Comedy Central
34 - HBO
35 - The Movie Channel
36 - PASS
37 - Showtime
38 - Cinemax
39 - The Disney Channel
40 - WGN (The WB national feed, Chicago)
41 - Lifetime
42 - VH-1
43 - MTV
46 - CNBC
47 - TLC
48 - A&E
49 - The Discovery Channel
50 - TNN
54 - Sci-Fi Channel
57 - Cartoon Network
58 - WADL (Independent)
61 - WWJ (CBS)
Last edited by mtburb on Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:20 pm, edited 2 times in total.


My furthest DTV tropo: KDKA Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at 202 miles for three days in January 2017 and a night in September 2017 with only an Antennas Direct C2V!

Current setup: Antennas Direct C2Max (2018-present)

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Re: Old cable lineups

Post by Chris1980 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:23 pm

mtburb wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:22 am
Chris1980 wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:01 pm
Leamington - September 1997
(66) WJW Fox Cleveland
(67) WOIO Fox Cleveland
You confused things there...WOIO was and is the Cleveland CBS affiliate by that point.
You are correct... brain fart. :hat



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Re: Old cable lineups

Post by mtburb » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:29 pm

Another cable lineup from Wyandotte's system, this one over two years later from my previous post on this system. This was their first lineup after the city-wide rebuild and channel realignment. At the time, it was a big deal in Wyandotte since that meant that I was finally going to get additional cable networks the city had missed out on until then - even ZDTV and Romance Classics, which was amazing in itself given that both networks had relatively low clearance at the time. Additionally, Disney Channel was now a basic service on this system, no longer a pay holdout.

Wyandotte Cable, November 1999 (source: http://www.neighborhoodlink.com/DMS_Cab ... ges/380666)
2 - WJBK (Fox)
3 - WWJ (CBS)
4 - WDIV (NBC)
5 - WKBD (UPN)
6 - The Weather Channel
7 - WXYZ (ABC)
8 - WDWB (The WB)
9 - CBET (CBC)
10 - WGTE (PBS, Toledo)
11 - TV Guide Channel
12 - WTVS (PBS)
13 - WADL (Independent)
14 - WPXD (Pax)
15 - public access
16 - local access
17 - advertisement channel (it was static slides of graphical advertisements of Wyandotte area businesses)
18 - public service channel
19 - municipal access
20 - educational access
21 - leased access
26 - pay-per-view
27 - HBO
28 - Cinemax
29 - Showtime
30 - The Movie Channel
31 - ESPN
32 - ESPN Classic
33 - ESPN2
34 - Speedvision
35 - Fox Sports Net Detroit
36 - CNN
37 - CNN Headline News
38 - MSNBC
39 - CNBC
40 - C-Span I
41 - C-Span II
42 - HGTV
43 - TLC
44 - The Discovery Channel
45 - ZDTV (later became TechTV, which merged with the now-defunct G4 network)
46 - Food Network
47 - Animal Planet
48 - A&E
49 - The Travel Channel
50 - The History Channel
51 - The Disney Channel
52 - Nickelodeon
53 - TV Land
54 - Cartoon Network
55 - Fox Family Channel
56 - TNT
57 - FX
58 - WGN (national feed, Chicago)
59 - USA
60 - TBS Superstation
61 - Romance Classics (renamed We a few months later)
62 - Lifetime
63 - AMC
64 - Turner Classic Movies
65 - Bravo
66 - TNN
67 - VH-1
68 - MTV
69 - E!
70 - Comedy Central
71 - Sci-Fi Channel
72 - TBN
73 - CTND
74 - QVC
75 - HSN


My furthest DTV tropo: KDKA Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at 202 miles for three days in January 2017 and a night in September 2017 with only an Antennas Direct C2V!

Current setup: Antennas Direct C2Max (2018-present)

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