Alpena, Mich., Gets ABC Affiliate
WBKB-TV, the only station licensed
by the FCC to Alpena, Mich., will add a third affiliation thanks to digital
The primary CBS affiliate is already a Fox affiliate on its
11.2 digital channel. Now it is adding ABC programming through a just-announced
affiliation deal between ABC and owner Thunder Bay Broadcasting.
ABC will be on 11.3, and will bring the market its only
morning news show, according to ABC -- WKBW will produce a newscast to lead in
to Good Morning America.
Thunder Bay already owns the ABC affiliate in Marquette,
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.