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post #1861 of 2144
Originally Posted by RockyF View Post

KLRT Fox 16 News in Little Rock, AR went HD yesterday.

Wait, I thought this was about actual NEWS broadcasts. (Sorry, couldn't resist.)
post #1862 of 2144
Originally Posted by bpeacock22 View Post

Wait, I thought this was about actual NEWS broadcasts. (Sorry, couldn't resist.)

FOX News Channel and local news on a FOX affiliate are separate entities.
post #1863 of 2144
WWMT in Grand Rapids became the second station to go HD on April 16 at 6:00 PM.
post #1864 of 2144
Originally Posted by mbclev View Post

I've just found on Wikipedia that another TV ownership group had all stations with HD local news even before CBS did. The Dispatch Broadcast Group had both of its stations (WBNS-TV in Columbus, OH and WTHR in Indianapolis) go HD with their local news in 2007, long before KDKA-TV and WPCW in Pittsburgh became the last CBS-owned stations that had local news to convert to HD newscasts in 2009. My apologies for not noticing.


CBS was indeed the first large stations group to have had all of its stations that have full-time news operations broadcasting their local news in HD. Detroit's WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV, as noted, still air 4:3 SD news; however, that duopoly does not have a full-time news operation of its own. Until the end of last year, the news headlines were provided by the Detroit Free Press newspaper. These days, the headlines seem to have been provided by WWJ radio.

Also, add ABC (a/k/a Disney/ABC Television Group) as another company that has all of its television stations broadcasting local news in HD - and that came only since April 1 of this year, when it completed the sale of its two smallest-market stations, WTVG Toledo and WJRT Flint (which was the only ABC-owned station doing non-HD local news), to SJL Broadcasting (ironically, a direct descendant of the company of the very same name that ABC had purchased the two stations from back in 1995).

And one note about NBC: Although the NBC-owned stations airing that network's programming all air local newscasts in HD, some of its Telemundo stations still broadcast local news in standard definition.
post #1865 of 2144
XETV (CW) is planning to go HD sometime soon, once they get their new studio cameras.
post #1866 of 2144
According to Wikipedia, WTOL (CBS) in Toledo, OH became the second station in that market to upgrade to HD newscasts this evening. The studio shots are in HD while field reports are in ED widescreen.
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post #1868 of 2144
KELO CBS station in Sioux Falls, SD announced that they will be going HD.
post #1869 of 2144
XETV (CW) became the last San Diego station to switch to HD last night.
post #1870 of 2144
Swani has a listing everyday on his website with what stations are switching their news in HD.

post #1871 of 2144

Raycom Media is planning to roll-out the new Chyron BlueNet graphics workflow solution at all of the group's 31 stations that produce news.

The purchase is part of a complete overhaul and HD upgrade of its graphics systems.

post #1872 of 2144
Oh gee, it took WJAR that long to announce going HD figures im stuck in their DMA


"We feel we’re the market leader, and we should be the ones to do it first,” WJAR general manager Lisa Churchville told the Journal. Churchville says the cost of switching to HD news will be about $2 million over three years, which helps explain why no Providence station has made the switch yet.
post #1873 of 2144
WJAR (NBC in Providence) now doing HD:


So, Providence can remove the tag of "Having the biggest market without any HD or widescreen news..."
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Here is a more up-to-date list of HD and widescreen SD newscasts. I believe I got all of the additions that have been mentioned here over the last several months, as well as some that weren't. To be more exact, I made the following changes.


  • Boise, ID - kivi (ABC), knin (CW)
  • Savannah, GA - WSAV (NBC)
  • Rochester, MN - KTTC (NBC), KXLT (Fox)
  • Waco, TX - KXXV (ABC)
  • Wausau, WI - WSAW (CBS), WAOW (ABC), WFXS (Fox), wjfw (NBC)
  • Medford, OR - kdrv (ABC)
  • Paducah, KY - wsiu (PBS), WPSD (NBC)
  • Little Rock, AR - KLRT (Fox), KARK (NBC), KATV (ABC)
  • Lubbock, TX - KCBD (NBC)
  • South Bend, IN - WBND (ABC), WSJV (Fox), WCWW (CW)
  • Grand Rapids, MI - WWMT (CBS)
  • Toledo, OH - WTOL (CBS), wnwo (NBC), WUPW (Fox)
  • San Diego, CA - XETV (CW)
  • Providence, RI - WJAR (NBC), WLNE (ABC), WPRI (CBS), WNAC (Fox)
  • News 12 Long Island
  • Tucson, AZ - KGUN (ABC), KWBA (CW), KMSB (Fox)
  • La Crosse/Eau Claire, WI - wkbt (CBS), WEAU (NBC), WLAX (Fox), WXOW (ABC), wqow (ABC)
  • Parkersburg, WV - WTAP (NBC), WTAP-DT2 (Fox)
  • Hartford, CT - WFSB (CBS)
  • Portland, ME - WCSH (NBC), WGME (CBS), WPFO (Fox), wmtw (ABC)
  • Plattsburgh, NY - wptz (NBC)
  • Wichita Falls, TX - KAUZ (CBS), KSWO (ABC)
  • Knoxville, TN - WBIR (NBC), WTNZ (Fox), WATE (ABC), WBXX (CW)
  • Honolulu, HI - kitv (ABC)
  • Green Bay, WI - WFRV (CBS), WBAY (ABC), WLUK (Fox), wgba (NBC)
  • Escanaba, MI - WJMN (CBS) (semi-satellite of WFRV in Marquette, MI market)
  • Huntington, WV - WSAZ (NBC), WOWK (CBS), WCHS (ABC), WVAH (Fox)
  • Lansing, MI - WSYM (Fox), WLNS (CBS)
  • Panama City, FL - wmbb (ABC)
  • Santa Maria/San Luis Obispo, CA - kcoy (CBS), ksby (NBC), KKFX (Fox)
  • Evansville, IN - WFIE (NBC)
  • Wichita, KS - KAKE (ABC)
  • Monroe, LA - KNOE (CBS)
  • Fort Wayne, IN - wise-dt2 (Fox), WFFT (Ind.), WANE (CBS)
  • Sioux Falls, SD - KSFY (ABC), KELO (CBS)
  • Rapid City, SD - KCLO (CBS) (semi-satellite of KELO in Rapid City, SD market)
  • Biloxi, MS - WLOX (ABC), WLOX-DT2 (HD on cable/satellite) (CBS)
  • Odessa, TX - KWES (NBC), KOSA (CBS)
  • Corpus Christi, TX - KZTV (CBS), KIII (ABC)
  • Palm Springs, CA - kmir (NBC)
  • Manchester, NH - WMUR (ABC) (in Boston, MA market)
  • Harrisonburg, VA - WHSV (ABC), WHSV-DT2 (HD on cable)
  • San Antonio, TX - KABB (Fox)
  • Sweetwater, TX - KTXS (ABC)
  • San Angelo, TX - KTXE (HD on cable) (ABC)
  • Buffalo, NY - WKBW (ABC), WIVB (CBS), WNLO (CW)
  • Sioux City, IA - KTIV (NBC)
  • Springfield, MA - WGGB (ABC), WGGB-DT2 (Fox), WWLP (NBC)
  • Nashville, TN - WZTV (Fox), WKRN (ABC)
  • Quad Cities, IA-IL - WQAD (ABC), KLJB (Fox)
  • Fort Smith, AR - khbs (ABC), khbs-dt2 (CW), KFSM (CBS)
  • Utica, NY - WUTR (ABC), WFXV (Fox)
  • Tri-Cities, TN-VA - WKPT (ABC)
  • Tulsa, OK - KTUL (ABC)
  • Cadillac/Traverse City, MI - WMNN (Ind.), wpbn (NBC), wgtu (ABC)
  • Birmingham, AL - WBMA (ABC)
  • Lynchburg, VA - WSET (ABC)
  • Richmond, VA - WRIC (ABC)
  • Columbia, MO - KMIZ (ABC), KQFX (Fox), krcg (CBS)
  • Harrisburg, PA - WHTM (ABC), WHP (CBS)
  • Bryan, TX - KBTX (CBS) (semi-satellite of KWTX), KAGS (NBC) (semi-satellite of KCEN)
  • Jonesboro, AR - KAIT (ABC)
  • Albany, NY - WTEN (ABC), WNYT (NBC)
  • Macon, GA - WMAZ (NBC), WGXA (Fox), WGXA-DT2 (ABC)
  • Yakima, WA - kndo (NBC), kcyu (Fox) (semi-satellite of KFFX)
  • Tri-Cities, WA - kndu (NBC) (semi-satellite of KNDO), kffx (Fox) (news produced by KNDO)
  • Huntsville, AL - WAAY (ABC), WZDX (Fox)
  • Charleston, SC - WCIV (ABC)
  • Roanoke, VA - WFXR (Fox)
  • Lafayette, LA - KLFY (CBS), KATC (ABC)
  • Greensboro, NC - wxlv (ABC)
  • Washington, DC - NewsChannel 8
  • Bowling Green, KY - wbko (ABC)
  • Milwaukee, WI - WDJT (CBS), WMLW (Ind.)
  • Augusta, GA - WFXG (Fox), WJBF (ABC), WAGT (NBC)
  • Fargo, ND - WDAY (ABC), KVLY (NBC), KXJB (CBS)
  • Grand Forks, ND - wdaz (ABC) (semi-satellite of WDAY)
  • Cedar Rapids, IA - KCRG (ABC), kgan (CBS), kfxa (Fox)
  • Wheeling, WV - WTRF (CBS)
  • Weston, WV - WDTV (CBS), WVFX (Fox)
  • Detroit, MI - WWJ (CBS), WKBD (CW)
  • Topeka, KS - WIBW (CBS)
  • Scranton, PA - WYOU (CBS), WOLF (Fox), WBRE (NBC)
  • Monterey/Salinas, CA - KSBW-DT2 (ABC)
  • Mobile, AL - WALA (Fox), WPMI (NBC)
  • Salt Lake City, UT - KSTU (Fox)
  • Meridian, MS - WTOK (ABC)
  • Memphis, TN - wpty (ABC)
  • Bismarck, ND - KFYR (NBC)
  • Greenville, NC - wnct (CBS)
  • Jackson, MS - wjtv (CBS)
  • Idaho Falls, ID - KIDK (CBS), KXPI (Fox)
  • El Centro, CA - KECY (Fox), KEYC-DT2 (ABC)
  • Beaumont, TX - KFDM (CBS)
  • Dothan, AL - WTVY (CBS)
  • Dayton, OH - WDTN (NBC), WBDT (CW)
  • Mansfield, OH - WMFD (Ind.) (in Cleveland, OH market)
  • Albany, GA - WSWG (CBS) (simulcasts WCTV newscasts), wfxl (Fox), WALB (NBC), WALB-DT2 (ABC)
  • Columbus, GA - WTVM (ABC)
  • Binghamton, NY - WICZ (Fox)
  • Seacaucus, NJ/New York, NY - WWOR (MyTV)
  • Rochester, NY - WROC (CBS), WUHF (Fox)
  • Anchorage, AK - ktuu (NBC)
  • Youngstown, OH - WFMJ (NBC)
  • Quincy, IL - WGEM (NBC), khqa (CBS), khqa-dt2 (ABC)


Changed to capital letters:

  • Des Moines, IA - KCCI (CBS)
  • Springfield, MO - KOLR (CBS), KSFX (Fox)
  • Milwaukee, WI - WISN (ABC)
  • Scranton, PA - WNEP (ABC)
  • Harrisburg, PA - WGAL (NBC)
  • Corpus Christi, TX - KRIS (NBC)
  • Grand Rapids, MI - WOOD (NBC), WZZM (ABC)
  • Battle Creek, MI - WOTV (ABC)
  • Flint, MI - WJRT (ABC)
  • Buffalo, NY - WGRZ (NBC)
  • Greensboro, NC - WFMY (CBS)
  • Greenville, SC - WYFF (NBC)
  • Orlando, FL - WKMG (CBS)
  • Santa Maria, CA - KCOY (CBS)
  • Shreveport, LA - KTAL (NBC)
  • Ft. Wayne, IN - WPTA (ABC), WISE (NBC), WISE-DT2 (Fox)
  • Mason City, IA - KIMT (CBS)


Changed to lowercase letters:

  • Wichita, KS - ksas (Fox)

Changed affiliation and/or call sign:

  • Springfield, MO - KSFX (Fox) to KOZL (Ind.)
  • Boise, ID - knin (CW) to knin (Fox); KTRV (Fox) to KTRV (Ind.)
  • Boston, MA - WSBK (Ind.) to WSBK (MyTV)
  • Charlotte, NC - WJZY (CW) to WMYT (MyTV)
  • Oklahoma City, OK - KAUT (My) to KAUT (Ind.)

Removed from list:

  • Miami, FL - WBFS (MyTV)
  • Boise, ID - KTRV (Ind.)
  • Knoxville, TN - WBXX (CW)
  • Oklahoma Educational Television Authority Stations (Cancelled M-F newscasts)

DMA  City            State  ABC   CBS   Fox   NBC   CW    MyTV  Ind.  Others
---  --------------  -----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ------
  1  New York         NY    WABC  WCBS  WNYW  WNBC  WPIX  WWOR  WLNY  TWC:NY1, Cablevision:NEWS 12 LONG ISLAND
  2  Los Angeles      CA    KABC  KCBS  KTTV  KNBC  KTLA  KCOP  KCAL
  3  Chicago          IL    WLS   WBBM  WFLD  WMAQ  WGN               PBS:WTTW
  4  Philadelphia     PA    WPVI  KYW   WTXF  WCAU  WPSG  WPHL  WFMZ
  5  Dallas-Ft.Worth  TX    WFAA  KTVT  KDFW  KXAS  KDAF        KTXA
  6  San Francisco    CA    KGO   KPIX  KTVU  KNTV  KBCW  kron  KICU  KOFY
  7  Boston           MA    WCVB  WBZ   WFXT  WHDH  WLVI  WSBK        Comcast:NECN
  7  Manchester       NH    WMUR  WBZ   WFXT  WHDH  WLVI  WSBK        Comcast:NECN
  8  Washington       DC    WJLA  WUSA  WTTG  WRC                     NEWSCHANNEL 8
  9  Atlanta          GA    WSB   WGCL  WAGA  WXIA        WATL
 10  Houston          TX    KTRK  KHOU  KRIV  KPRC  KIAH
 11  Detroit          MI    WXYZ  WWJ   WJBK  WDIV  WKBD
 12  Seattle-Tacoma   WA    komo  KIRO  KCPQ  KING        KZJO  KONG
 13  Phoenix          AZ    KNXV  KPHO  KSAZ  KPNX              KTVK
 14  Tampa-St.Pete    FL    WFTS  WTSP  WTVT  WFLA                    Bright House:Bay News 9
 15  Twin Cities      MN    KSTP  WCCO  KMSP  KARE              KSTC  
 15  Alex-Bemidji     MN    KSTP  KCCO  KMSP  KARE              KSTC  PBS:KAWB
 16  Miami-Ft.Laud    FL    WPLG  WFOR  WSVN  WTVJ        
 17  Denver           CO    KMGH  KCNC  KDVR  KUSA  KWGN  KTVD
 18  Cleveland-Akron  OH    WEWS  WOIO  WJW   WKYC        WUAB
 18  Mansfield        OH    WEWS  WOIO  WJW   WKYC        WUAB  WMFD
 19  Orlando          FL    WFTV  WKMG  WOFL  WESH  WKCF        WRDQ  Bright House:Central Florida News 13
 20  Sacramento       CA    KXTV  KOVR  KTXL  KCRA  KMAX  KQCA

DMA  City            State  ABC   CBS   Fox   NBC   CW    MyTV  Ind.  Others
---  --------------  -----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ------
 21  St.Louis         MO    KDNL  KMOV  KTVI  KSDK  KPLR
 22  Portland         OR    KATU  KOIN  kptv  KGW   KRCW  kpdx
 23  Pittsburgh       PA    WTAE  KDKA  WPGH  WPXI  WPCW
 24  Raleigh-Durham   NC    WTVD  WRAL  WRAZ  WNCN                    TWC:news 14 carolina
 25  Charlotte        NC    WSOC  WBTV  WCCB  wcnc        WMYT  WAXN  TWC:news 14 carolina
 26  Indianapolis     IN    WRTV  WISH  WXIN  WTHR        WNDY
 27  Baltimore        MD    WMAR  WJZ   WBFF  WBAL  WNUV
 28  San Diego        CA    KGTV  KFMB  KSWB  KNSD  XETV        KUSI
 29  Nashville        TN    WKRN  WTVF  WZTV  WSMV
 30  Hartford-N.Haven CT    WTNH  WFSB  WTIC  WVIT  WCCT  WCTX
 31  Kansas City      MO    KMBC  KCTV  WDAF  KSHB  KCWE  KSMO
 32  Columbus         OH    WSYX  WBNS  WTTE  WCMH
 33  Salt Lake City   UT    KTVX  KUTV  KSTU  KSL
 34  Milwaukee        WI    WISN  WDJT  WITI  WTMJ              WMLW
 35  Cincinnati       OH    WCPO  WKRC  WXIX  wlwt
 36  San Antonio      TX    KSAT  KENS  KABB  WOAI
 37  Greenville-Spart SC    WLOS  WSPA  whns  WYFF  WYCW  WMYA
 38  West Palm Beach  FL    WPBF  WPEC  WFLX  WPTV
 39  Grand Rapids     MI    WZZM  WWMT  WXMI  WOOD
 39  Battle Creek     MI    WOTV  WWMT  WXMI  WOOD 
 40  Las Vegas        NV    KTNV  KLAS  KVVU  KVBC

DMA  City            State  ABC   CBS   Fox   NBC   CW    MyTV  Ind.  Others
---  --------------  -----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ------
 41  Oklahoma City    OK    koco  KWTV        KFOR              KAUT  
 42  Birmingham       AL    WBMA  WIAT  WBRC  WVTM 
 43  Harrisburg-York  PA    WHTM  WHP   WPMT  WGAL
 44  Norfolk          VA    wvec  WTKR  WVBT  WAVY
 45  Austin           TX    KVUE  KEYE  KTBC  KXAN  KNVA
 46  Greensboro       NC    wxlv  WFMY  WGHP  wxii                    TWC:news 14 carolina
 47  Albuquerque      NM    koat  KRQE  KASA  kob
 48  Louisville       KY    whas  wlky  WDRB  WAVE
 49  Memphis          TN    wpty  WREG  WHBQ  WMC
 50  Jacksonville     FL    WJXX  WTEV  WAWS  WTLV              WJXT
 51  New Orleans      LA    wgno  wwl   WVUE  wdsu        wupl
 52  Buffalo          NY    WKBW  WIVB  ////  WGRZ  WNLO              twc:ynn buffalo
 53  Providence       RI    WLNE  WPRI  WNAC  WJAR
 54  WilkesB-Scranton PA    WNEP  WYOU  WOLF  WBRE
 55  Fresno-Visalia   CA    KFSN        KMPH  KSEE
 56  Little Rock      AR    KATV  KTHV  KLRT  KARK
 57  Richmond         VA    WRIC  WTVR        WWBT  WUPV
 58  Albany-Schy-Troy NY    WTEN  WRGB        WNYT  WCWN
 59  Tulsa            OK    KTUL  kotv  KOKI  KJRH  kqcw              
 60  Mobile-Pensacola AL-FL WEAR  WKRG  WALA  WPMI

DMA  City            State  ABC   CBS   Fox   NBC   CW    MyTV  Ind.  Others
---  --------------  -----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ------
 61  Knoxville        TN    WATE  WVLT  WTNZ  WBIR  
 62  Ft.Myers-Naples  FL    WZVN  WINK        WBBH  WXCW
 63  Dayton           OH          WHIO        WDTN  WBDT
 64  Lexington        KY    WTVQ  WKYT  WDKY  WLEX
 65  Charleston-Hntng WV    WCHS  WOWK  WVAH  WSAZ
 66  Wichita-Hutchins KS    KAKE  KWCH  ksas  ksnw  KSCW
 67  Flint-Sag-Bay C  MI    WJRT  wnem
 68  Roanoke-Lynchbrg VA    WSET  WDBJ  WFXR  WSLS
 69  Green Bay        WI    WBAY  WFRV  WLUK  wgba
 70  Tucson           AZ    KGUN  KOLD  KMSB  KVOA  KWBA
 71  Honolulu         HI    kitv  KGMB        KHNL        KFVE
 72  Des Moines-Ames  IA    WOI   KCCI  KDSM  WHO
 73  Spokane          WA    KXLY  krem        KHQ   kskn
 74  Springfield      MO    KSPR  KOLR  ////  KYTV              KOZL
 75  Omaha            NE    ketv  kmtv  KPTM  WOWT
 76  Toledo           OH    WTVG  WTOL  WUPW  wnwo
 77  Columbia         SC    WOLO  WLTX  wach  WIS
 78  Rochester        NY    WHAM  WROC  WUHF        WHAM2 
 79  Huntsvll-Decatur AL    WAAY  WHNT  WZDX  WAFF                    AntennaTV:whnt2
 80  Portland-Auburn  ME    wmtw  WGME  WPFO  WCSH 

DMA  City            State  ABC   CBS   Fox   NBC   CW    MyTV  Ind.  Others
---  --------------  -----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ------
 81  Paducah          KY    WSIL              WPSD                    PBS:wsiu
 82  Shreveport       LA    KTBS  KSLA  kmss  KTAL  KPXJ 
 83  Sprngfld-Decatur IL                      WAND                    PBS:WEIU
 84  Syracuse         NY    WSYR  wtvh  ////  wstm  wstq
 85  Madison          WI    WKOW  WISC        WMTV
 86  Brownsvl-McAllen TX    KRGV        XHRIO KVEO
 87  Chattanooga      TN          WDEF
 88  Waco-Temple      TX    KXXV  KWTX  KWKT  KCEN
 88  Bryan            TX          KBTX  KYLE  KAGS
 89  Colorado Springs CO    KRDO  KKTV  kxrm  KOAA
 90  Cedar Rapids     IA    KCRG  kgan  kfxa  KWWL
 91  El Paso          TX    KVIA  KDBC  KFOX  KTSM
 92  Savannah         GA    WJCL  WTOC  WTGS  WSAV
 93  Jackson          MS          wjtv  WDBD  WLBT
 94  Baton Rouge      LA    WBRZ  WAFB        wvla        WBXH
 95  South Bend       IN    WBND  WSBT  WSJV  WNDU  WCWW
 96  Tri-Cities       TN-VA WKPT  WJHL  WEMT  WCYB
 97  Burlington-Pltts VT-NY WVNY  WCAX  WFFF  wptz
 98  Charleston       SC    WCIV  WCSC  WTAT
 99  Quad Cities      IA-IL WQAD  WHBF  KLJB  KWQC
100  Greenville-Wash  NC    WCTI  wnct  WYDO
100  Morehead City    NC    WCTI  wnct  WFXI

DMA  City            State  ABC   CBS   Fox   NBC   CW    MyTV  Ind.  Others
---  --------------  -----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ------
101  FSmth-Fay-Spngdl AR    khbs  KFSM              khbs2
102  Johnstwn-Altoona PA    WATM        WWCP  WJAC
103  Myrtle Beach-Flo SC    wpde  wbtw  wfxb  WMBF
104  Evansville       IN          ////  ////  WFIE
105  Lincoln-Hast-Kea NE    KLKN  KOLN        
105  Grand Island     NE          KGIN  
106  Tallahassee-Thom FL-GA WTXL  WCTV  WTLH  ////
107  Tyler-Longview   TX    KLTV  KYTX        KETK
108  Reno             NV    KOLO  ktvn  KRXI  KRNV
109  Ft.Wayne         IN    WPTA  WANE  WISE2 WISE              WFFT
110  Youngstown       OH    WYTV  WKBN  WYFX  WFMJ
111  Boise            ID    kivi  kboi  knin  ktvb              
112  Sioux Falls      SD    KSFY  KELO  ////
113  Augusta          GA    WJBF  WRDW  WFXG  WAGT
114  Springfield-Hlyk MA    WGGB        WGGB2 WWLP
115  Lansing          MI          WLNS  WSYM  WILX
116  Peoria-Bloomingt IL    whoi              week
117  Fargo            ND    WDAY  KXJB        KVLY
117  Grand Forks      ND    wdaz  KXJB        KVLY
118  Montgomery-Selma AL    WNCF              WSFA
119  Trvrse Cty-Cadil MI    wgtu              wpbn              WMNN
120  Macon            GA    WGXA2 WMAZ  WGXA

DMA  City            State  ABC   CBS   Fox   NBC   CW    MyTV  Ind.  Others
---  --------------  -----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ------
121  Eugene           OR    KEZI  kval  klsr
122t SBarbra-SMar-SLO CA          KCOY  KKFX  ksby
122t Tri-Cities       WA                kffx  kndu
122t Yakima           WA                kcyu  kndo
124  Lafayette        LA    KATC  KLFY        ****
125  Monterey-Salinas CA    KSBW2 KION  KCBA  KSBW
126  Bakersfield      CA          KBAK  KBFX  KGET
127  Columbus         GA    WTVM              WLTZ
128  La Crosse        WI    WXOW  wkbt  WLAX  WEAU
128  Eau Claire       WI    wqow  wkbt  WEUX  WEAU
129  Corpus Christi   TX    KIII  KZTV  ////  KRIS
130  Amarillo         TX          KFDA
131  Chico-Redding    CA                ////
132  Wilmington       NC    WWAY  WILM  WSFX  WECT                    TWC:news 14 carolina
133  Columbus-Tupelo  MS    ////        WLOV  WTVA
134  Wausau-Rhinelndr WI    WAOW  WSAW  WFXS  wjfw
135  Rockford         IL          WIFR        WREX
136  Topeka           KS          WIBW
137  Monroe-El Dorado LA-AR ////  KNOE 
138  Columbia-Jeffers MO    KMIZ  krcg  KQFX  KOMU
139  Duluth-Superior  MN-WI wdio  kdlh        kbjr
140  Medford-Kmth Fls OR    kdrv

DMA  City            State  ABC   CBS   Fox   NBC   CW    MyTV  Ind.  Others
---  --------------  -----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ------
141  Beaumont-Pt.Arth TX    KBMT  KFDM        KBMT2
142  Lubbock          TX                      KCBD
143  Wchta Fls-Lawton TX-OK KSWO  KAUZ
144  Salisbury        MD          WBOC        ****
145  Anchorage        AK                KTBY  ktuu
147  Sioux City       IA    KCAU  kmeg  kpth  KTIV
148  Palm Springs     CA    KESQ              kmir
150  Albany           GA    WALB2 WSWG  wfxl  WALB
151  Bismarck         ND    ////  KXMB  ////  KFYR
151  Dickinson        ND    ////  KXMA  ////
151  Minot            ND    ////  KXMC  ////
151  Williston        ND    ////  KXMD  ////
152  Odessa-Midland   TX          KOSA  ////  KWES
153  Rochester-MasonC MN-IA       KIMT  KXLT  KTTC
155  Bangor           ME          WABI
157  Binghamton       NY                WICZ
158  Wheeling         WV          WTRF        wtov
159  Panama City      FL    wmbb  ****        wjhg
160  Biloxi-Gulfport  MS    WLOX  WLOX2 ////  ****

DMA  City            State  ABC   CBS   Fox   NBC   CW    MyTV  Ind.  Others
---  --------------  -----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ------
161  Sherman-Ada      TX-OK       KXII  KXII3
162  IdahoF-Pocatello ID    KIFI  KIDK  KXPI
163  Gainesville      FL    WCJB  WGFL  WOGX  WNBW
164  Abilene-Sweetwat TX    KTXS
165  Yuma-El Centro   AZ-CA KECY2       KECY
169  Dothan           AL          WTVY  WDFX  ****
170  Clarksburg-Westn WV          WDTV  WVFX
171  Quincy-Hannibal  IL-MO khqa2 khqa        WGEM
172  Utica            NY    WUTR  ****  WFXV
173  Rapid City       SD          KCLO
177  Watertown        NY    WWTI              ****
178  Harrisonburg     VA    WHSV  ****  WHSV2 W30CT
180  Marquette        MI          WJMN
181  Jonesboro        AR    KAIT  ****  ****  ****
182  Bowling Green    KY    wbko
183  Charlottesville  VA    wvaw  wcav  wahu  WVIR
185  Grand Junction   CO    KJCT  KREX  ////  KKCO
186  Meridian         MS    WTOK  ////  ////  ////
192  Bend             OR    ////  ////  kfxo  ktvz
193  Parkersburg      WV    ****  ****  WTAP2 WTAP
196  San Angelo       TX    KTXE
197  Casper-Riverton  WY    KTWO  ////  ////
209  North Platte     NE          K25KA ////

The largest market to have no HD news is #111 Boise, ID; the largest market to have no HD or widescreen SD news is #131 Chico-Redding, CA.


Last edited October 25, 2012 (Added WCHS, WVAH, WFMJ, krcg, khqa, khqa-dt2, WGEM; Capitialized WPTA, WISE, WISE-DT2, KIMT)

Edited by agus0103 - 10/24/12 at 11:06pm
post #1875 of 2144
WFSB [CBS] in Hartford/New Haven, CT has just begun broadcasting their newscasts in HD. Picture quality is quite good, and quite sharp.
post #1876 of 2144
WBIR-TV 10 (NBC) in Knoxville, TN just started broadcasting there news in HD today. They also do a 10 o'clock news on WTNZ-TV 43 (FOX) which is also now broadcasting in HD from the same WBIR studio, WTNZ only has that one newscast per day.

post #1877 of 2144
Correction: WTNZ has news from 7 to 9 am in addition to the 10 pm newscast.
post #1878 of 2144
Also, on April 28, 2011, kitv (ABC) in Honolulu, HI began 16:9 SD widescreen newscasts (according to Wikipedia).
post #1879 of 2144
It looks like KSWO in Wichita Falls, TX switched to HD.
post #1880 of 2144
WFRV became the first station in Green Bay to switch to HD.
post #1881 of 2144
Originally Posted by aptt View Post

WFRV became the first station in Green Bay to switch to HD.

This action, plus WSAZ's upgrade to HD newscasts this weekend, will result in the 99 largest Nielsen DMAs having at least one widescreen local newscast (SD or HD) since Fort Smith-Fayetteville, AR (DMA #100) will then become the largest Nielsen DMA without HD or widescreen local newscasts. Buffalo, NY remains the largest Nielsen DMA without a true HD local newscast.
post #1882 of 2144
WWOR-TV in New York is scheduled switch to HD June 27th with their new 10 O'clock newscast. They have been running promos all week in HD.
post #1883 of 2144
Originally Posted by vallieone View Post

WWOR-TV in New York is scheduled switch to HD June 27th with their new 10 O'clock newscast. They have been running promos all week in HD.

I never actually thought the day would come.
post #1884 of 2144
Originally Posted by vallieone View Post

WWOR-TV in New York is scheduled switch to HD June 27th with their new 10 O'clock newscast. They have been running promos all week in HD.

In Los Angeles Fox owned My13 runs their news at 11pm as it's basically the Fox 11 news at 11 on channel 13. Because of this 13 was able to go HD as soon as 11 did and Angelinos get another half hour of local Fox news. Also, the two Fox owned stations don't compete with each other for news ratings.

Just saying.
post #1885 of 2144
Due to a legal ruling years ago that dealt with WWOR when it was owned by General Tire and had the call letters WOR-TV and has remained in place through subsequent owners and linked into the one VHF per state ruling in the analog days (hence the change of call letters of COL from NYC to Secauscas, NJ) and now law suits by filed by groups who say that WWOR is more a NY station and not a NJ station, unlike KTTV and KCOP both licensed to LA, WNYW and WWOR are not co located in the same manner. They don't share studios, nor location due to the above.

While easy to link WNYW/WWOR to KTTV/KCOP and why things aren't done the same way, the legal landscape for the two markets with those stations are completely different and are handled as such.
post #1886 of 2144
WSAZ news in Huntington/Charleston WV quietly went HD today. First HD broadcast in the market. Overall very nice. There were a few glitches with the new graphics package, but they actually had 100% of field footage in HD on day one.
post #1887 of 2144
Looks like WWOR is still SD.
post #1888 of 2144
KATC in Lafayette is getting close. The graphics seem crisper, and they are actually showing Jimmy Kimmel in HD. Still in SD though at the moment.
post #1889 of 2144
Originally Posted by vallieone View Post

WWOR-TV in New York is scheduled switch to HD June 27th with their new 10 O'clock newscast. They have been running promos all week in HD.

Originally Posted by jpr281 View Post

I never actually thought the day would come.

Originally Posted by vallieone View Post

Looks like WWOR is still SD.

The initial reports of WWOR moving the news back to 10pm never mentioned the newscasts going HD.
post #1890 of 2144
It was reported on Swanni's TV Predictions back on June 16th, guess the WWOR-TV's spokesperson was incorrect.
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