WJZY Charlotte Takes Over Fox Affiliation July 1

Charlotte's CW affiliate, WJZY, becomes Fox 46 Carolinas July 1. Bahakel's WCCB, the current Fox affiliate, becomes the local CW.

Karen Adams is the VP and general manager of Fox-owned WJZY and MyNetworkTV station WMYT.

"We have literally been counting down the days to this much anticipated affiliate switch," she said. "We look forward to serving all of our 22 counties with compelling content and our robust lineup, which includes Fox network prime programming, NFL on Fox and NASCAR on Fox."

Fox Television Stations agreed to acquire WJZY and WMYT from Capitol Broadcasting for $18 million earlier this year, and closed on the deal in April.

Fox has not yet revealed plans for news on the new Fox O&O. Through a spokesperson, Adams declined comment on the topic.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.