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WTNZ
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Branding Fox 43
This Knoxville
(on DT2)
Slogan Something For Everyone
Channels Digital: 34 (UHF)
Subchannels 43.1 Fox
43.2 This TV
Owner Raycom Media
(WTNZ License Subsidiary, LLC)
First air date December 31, 1983
Call letters’ meaning TeNneZ (Tennessee)
Former callsigns WKCH-TV (1983-1994)
Former channel number(s) 43 (UHF analog, 1983-2009)
Former affiliations Independent (1983-1986)
Transmitter Power 930 kW
Height 527 m
Facility ID 19200
Transmitter Coordinates 36°0′13″N 83°56′34″W / 36.00361°N 83.94278°W / 36.00361; -83.94278
Website http://www.wtnzfox43.com/

WTNZ is the Fox-affiliated television station for Knoxville, Tennessee. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 34 from a transmitter on Sharp Ridge in the Arlington section of the city. Owned by Raycom Media, the station has studios on Executive Park Drive along I-75 / I-40 near the Spring Valley section of Knoxville. Syndicated programming on WTNZ includes: Seinfeld, Two and a Half Men, Everybody Loves Raymond, and Deal or No Deal.

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Digital programming

Their signal is multiplexed. The station offers This TV on a second digital subchannel and Comcast digital channel 219.

Channel Programming
43.1 main WTNZ programming / ABC HD
43.2 WTNZ-DT2 "This Knoxville"

History

The station launched on December 31, 1983 as independent station WKCH-TV known on-air as "Catch 43". In the mid-1980s, it produced a newsbreak each day called WKCH News. The news and weather was anchored by one of the station's staff announcers, Phil Rainey. On October 6, 1986, WKCH affiliated with Fox and was known on-air as "Catch Fox 43". In 1994, it changed its call letters to the current WTNZ. Despite the network musical chairs that occurred in Knoxville over the years, the station has been the area's only Fox affiliate during the network's history. After the analog television shutdown and digital conversion on June 12, 2009, they remained on their current pre-transition channel number, 34. However through the use of PSIP, digital channel receivers display its virtual channel as 43.

Newscasts

ABC affiliate WATE-TV produces a nightly 10 o'clock newscast on WTNZ. This is possible as a result of a news share agreement between the two stations. The show originates from WATE's facility on North Broadway in downtown Knoxville.

Fox 43 News at 10 (10 to 10:30 P.M.)
Weeknights

  • Anchor:
    • Jill McNeal
  • Weather:
    • Matt Hinkin
  • Sports:
    • Jim Wogan

Weekends

  • Anchor:
    • Whitney Holmes
  • Weather:
    • Ken Weathers
  • Sports:
    • Mark Nagi

WTNZ features additional news personnel from WATE. See that article for a complete listing.

Newscast titles

  • WKCH News (mid 1980s)
  • Fox 43 News (1998-present)

Station slogans

  • "East Tennessee's First 10 O'Clock News" (1998-2004)
  • "East Tennessee's Only 10 O'Clock News" (2004-present)
  • "Something For Everyone" (2008-present)

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