W47CK

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W47CK
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Shallotte/ Wilmington, North Carolina
United States
CityShallotte, North Carolina
BrandingWMYW My 47
Channels Analog: 47 ( UHF)
Affiliations MyNetworkTV
OwnerWBHQ Columbia, LLC
LicenseeTimothy McIver
FoundedApril 15, 1994
First air dateSeptember 5, 2006 (13 years ago) (2006-09-05)
Call sign meaningFalse marketing callsign standing for MYNetworkTV Wilmington; W47CK is randomly assigned
Sister station(s) WKTC
Transmitter power13 kW
Height150 m (492 ft)
Class LP
Facility ID9069
Transmitter coordinates 34°02′36″N 78°19′55″W / 34.04333°N 78.33194°W / 34.04333; -78.33194

W47CK, UHF analog channel 47, is a low-power, MyNetworkTV- affiliated television station serving Wilmington, North Carolina, United States that is licensed to Shallotte. The station is owned by Timothy McIver. W47CK's transmitter is located on Royal Oak Road in Lockwoods Folly Township, northwest of Supply.

Background

W47CK uses the fictional callsign "WMYW" in its branding, which is unrecognized by the FCC. It was one of two television stations in Wilmington which continued to operate analog signals after the market's voluntary digital switchover on September 8, 2008, and has continued to broadcast in the same format since the June 12, 2009 national transition date.

W47CK has not applied for digital facilities nor to perform a " flash-cut" to digital with the FCC. Low-power television stations like W47CK are not required to switch to digital in the United States though two other low-power outlets (then- CBS affiliate and now independent station WILM-LD and former Trinity Broadcasting Network station W51CW) did make an early switch in Wilmington on the voluntary date.

For a period of time, WITN-DT2 from Washington, North Carolina could be seen on Time Warner Cable digital channel 931 in the greater Wilmington area since W47CK is technically ineligible for mandatory carriage on cable providers due to its low-power status. As a result, the clearance allowed WITN-DT2 to unofficially serve as Wilmington's MeTV outlet since, at that time, there was no associated television station with the network in the area. Eventually, Time Warner Cable (now Charter Spectrum) would pick up W47CK on its digital tier and subsequently dropped WITN-DT2 from the lineup. WILM-LD in Wilmington eventually launched MeTV on their second digital subchannel.

Programming

Syndicated programming on W47CK has included Access Hollywood, Family Feud, and Jerry Springer.

External links

W47CK in the FCC's TV station database