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WXTX
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Columbus, Georgia
Branding FOX 54 (general)
FOX 54 News (newscasts)
Slogan News One Hour Earlier
Channels Digital: 49 (UHF)
Affiliations 54.1 FOX (primary)
MyNetworkTV (secondary)
54.2 This TV
Owner Southeastern Media Holdings
(operated through SSA by
Raycom Media)
First air date June 17, 1983
Sister station(s) WTVM
Former channel number(s) Analog:
54 (1983-2009)
Former affiliations Independent (1983-1986)
The Tube (on DT2)
Transmitter Power 499.4 kW
Height 312 m
Facility ID 12472
Transmitter Coordinates 32°27′40.8″N 84°52′42.5″W / 32.461333°N 84.878472°W / 32.461333; -84.878472
Website wxtx.com

WXTX is the primary FOX and secondary MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station for Columbus, Georgia. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 49 from a transmitter in the Vista Terrace section of the city. Owned by Southeastern Media Holdings, the station is operated by Raycom Media thorough a shared services agreement (SSA). This makes WXTX a sister station to ABC affiliate WTVM. The two share studios on Wynnton Road in the Dinglewood section of Columbus. Syndicated programming on WXTX includes: Everybody Hates Chris, Maury,Dr. Oz, The Wendy Williams Show,The Office, and Seinfeld. Programming from MyNetworkTV airs every night except Sundays from Midnight to 2 in the morning.

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Digital television

The station's digital signal is multiplexed. Right now, WXTX-DT2 is not offered on Mediacom digital cable.

Channel Programming
49.1 / 54.1 main WXTX programming / FOX and MyNetworkTV HD
49.2 / 54.2 WXTX-DT2 This TV

History

WXTX began broadcasting on June 17, 1983 as an independent station. Three years later, on October 9, 1986, it became a charter FOX affiliate and has remained ever since. The station is the network's longest serving Georgia affiliate after FOX dropped WATL for New World-owned WAGA-TV in Atlanta. On September 5, 2006, WXTX added programming from FOX's new sister network, MyNetworkTV. Originally, programming from that network aired weeknights from 11 to 1 in the morning. For Saturday night prime time, it was shown early Sunday mornings from 12:30 to 2:30. It has since shifted to the current time slot. At one point, the station offered The Tube (a 24-hour digital music network) on its second digital subchannel. It was dropped on October 1, 2007 when the network was shut down. The second digital subchannel now carries This TV (an all movie channel) which started in late-December 2008. After the analog television shutdown and digital conversion took place on June 12, 2009, WXTX remained on its current pre-transition channel number, 49. Digital channel receivers display its virtual channel as 54 through the use of PSIP.

Newscasts

WXTX's news open.
The station's weeknight anchors.

Sister station WTVM produces a nightly 10 o'clock newscast. At one point, there was also an hour long broadcast seen weekday mornings at 7. This production was canceled, however. There is a live stream of WTVM's 24-hour weather channel, known as "WTVM Weather Now", on WXTX's website. It features a live feed of "TrueView Doppler 9", current conditions, and updated forecasts by WTVM meteorologists. It is also an affiliate of The Local AccuWeather Channel and offers national weather updates by AccuWeather.

FOX 54 News at 10 (10 to 10:30 P.M.)
Weeknights

  • Anchors:
    • Jason Dennis
    • Semone Doughton
  • Weather:
    • Chief Meteorologist Kurt Schmitz
  • Sports:
    • Dave Platta - Tuesday through Friday

Weekends

  • Anchor:
    • Andrew Wittenberg
  • Weather:
    • Derek Kinkade


WXTX features additional news personnel from WTVM. See that article for a complete listing.

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