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WJMN dumping CBS?

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WJMN dumping CBS?

Post by mvcg66b3r » Thu Jan 20, 2022 6:51 pm

Starting on January 21, 2022, WJMN Local 3 will no longer be affiliated with CBS Network. This means CBS programs and sports are also moving.

WJMN will remain on channel 3 and will continue to provide the news, weather, sports and entertainment that we have for over 50 years across the Upper Peninsula.

In order to continue serving U.P. communities, we are expanding our Local 3 News programming. Starting on Friday, January 21, 2022 and continuing each week night, our 6 p.m. newscast expands from half an hour to a full hour. Our Local 3 late news is not only expanding to an hour, but will come to you an hour earlier at 10 p.m.
https://www.upmatters.com/news/wjmn-loc ... s-station/

Why???? And where is CBS going in the Western U.P.?



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Re: WJMN dumping CBS?

Post by SBaxley » Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:30 pm

A very good question, I know this could be a LONG longshot, but could it wind up with MAYBE a digital channel say either with WBUP or WLUC ?



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Re: WJMN dumping CBS?

Post by MetalUpYourAss1973 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:41 pm

https://wzmq19.com/

Here you go guys!! I was freaking out a bit too as that's a football channel. I sure hope they can fit it in HD with all of their SD subchannels there.



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Re: WJMN dumping CBS?

Post by mtburb » Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:59 pm

Two things baffle me about this: 1., by how sudden this situation is, and 2., why didn't WZMQ put CBS on the main channel and instead continue running Me TV on 19.1.
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Re: WJMN dumping CBS?

Post by SBaxley » Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:11 pm

And their "LOCAL" news will be "farmed out" to Lily Broadcasting owned WSEE/WICU of Erie, Pennsylvania which already produces news for their "One Caribbean Television" network. And by the way CBS will be on WZMQ 19.2



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Re: WJMN dumping CBS?

Post by kager » Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:19 am

Local 3's new TV schedule:

https://www.upmatters.com/tv-schedule/

Reruns and a handful of syndicateds. No morning or weekend news shows on the schedule at all...

Their 'Meet the WJMN Team' page?

"can't be found"


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Re: WJMN dumping CBS?

Post by MWmetalhead » Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:28 am

Wow - this is stunning news.

Let's not forget that CBS ditched Nexstar owned WISH-TV ( channel 8 ) in Indianapolis a few years back.

The relationship between CBS and Nexstar appears to be rocky.

This is bad news for folks who rely on over-the-air reception in the central U.P. for network programming. In places such as Escanaba and Manistique, WJMN is the only signal over the air signal where reliable reception is possible. The fact a network with very strong prime-time and sports programming such as CBS was carried by WJMN made that fact easier to bear, I'm sure.

The old sitcoms that now round out WJMN's programming schedule come from the Antenna TV diginet.

One must wonder if there is a chance of WLNS in Lansing losing CBS at some point in the future?

This is a major win for WZMQ, though.


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Re: WJMN dumping CBS?

Post by MWmetalhead » Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:40 am

Some good discussion here:

https://forums.tvnewstalk.net/topic/186 ... on/page/2/

The CBS affiliation with WLNS, like WJMN, was set to expire on December 31, 2021.

What makes this situation all the more interesting is that WJMN used to be a CBS O&O!


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Re: WJMN dumping CBS?

Post by audiophile » Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:06 am

WZMQ signal is terrible, only 174 meters above average terrain.


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