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WEWS-TV (ABC)
Slogan: On Your Side
Cleveland, Ohio
Channel 5
Digital channel 15
Owner E. W. Spripps Company
Founded December 17, 1947
Signal Radius Cleveland, Ohio
Callsign Meaning E. W. Scripps
Former Callsigns none
Address 3001 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio, 44115
Website: www.newsnet5.com

WEWS-TV (Channel 5) is the local ABC affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio. It first went on the air on December 17, 1947, the first television station in Ohio. It was, and still is, owned by the E.W. Scripps Company; the call letters denote the initials of the parent company's founder. Its transmitter is located in Parma, Ohio. Since the 1990s, the station is commonly known as News Channel 5.

WEWS's first broadcast was of The Cleveland Press Christmas pageant (not surprisingly, Scripps-Howard owned The Cleveland Press). In short order, WEWS became the most modern television station in America. Its staff included capable producers Jim Breslin and Betty Cope (the later of whom would become president of WVIZ in 1965. The station had to produce their own shows in the afternoon, because at the start of their ABC affiliation, ABC did not feed afternoon programming. WEWS had a lot of shows to offer, a tradition that would continue for many years. One program in particular, The Morning Exchange, which ran from the late 1960s until 1998, was used as the basis for ABC's nationally-broadcast Good Morning America.

Digital WEWS-DT operates on channel 15.

External links

  • WEWS-TV (http://www.newsnet5.com)

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