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'''WBRZ''', digital channel 13, is an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Broadcasting_Company ABC] affiliate television station serving [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baton_Rouge,_Louisiana Baton Rouge, Louisiana], south-central and southeastern [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana Louisiana] and southwestern [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi Mississippi]. It is owned by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manship Manship] family, who also publishes the Baton Rouge daily newspaper, ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Advocate_%28Baton_Rouge%29 The Advocate].'' Its transmitter is located in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunshine,_Louisiana Sunshine, Louisiana]. The station is seen ''via'' satellite through [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirecTV DirecTV] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dish_Network Dish Network] and on cable [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cox_Communications Cox Communications] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AT%26T_U-verse AT&T U-verse].
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">'''WBRZ''', [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_channel virtual channel] 2 (digital channel 13), is an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Broadcasting_Company ABC] affiliate television station serving [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baton_Rouge,_Louisiana Baton Rouge, Louisiana], south-central and southeastern [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana Louisiana] and southwestern [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi Mississippi]. It is owned by the Manship family, who also publishes the Baton Rouge daily newspaper, ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Advocate_(Baton_Rouge) The Advocate].'' Its transmitter is located in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunshine,_Louisiana Sunshine, Louisiana]. The station is seen ''via'' satellite through [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirecTV DirecTV] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dish_Network Dish Network] and on cable [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cox_Communications Cox Communications] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AT%26T_U-verse AT&T U-verse].</p>
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|+ style="font-size: 125%; font-weight: bold;"|WBRZ-TV
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|+ style="font-size: 14px; font-weight: bold; "|WBRZ-TV
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| colspan="2" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: center; "|[[File:125px-WBRZ.png]]
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="2" style="text-align: center;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baton_Rouge,_Louisiana Baton Rouge, Louisiana]
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! colspan="2" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: center; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baton_Rouge,_Louisiana Baton Rouge, Louisiana]
 
|-
 
|-
! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brand Branding]
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|Branding
| style=""|News 2 Louisiana
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|News 2 Louisiana
 
|-
 
|-
! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slogan Slogan]
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|Slogan
| style=""|''Balanced. Fair. Accurate.''
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|''Balanced. Fair. Accurate.''
 
|-
 
|-
! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channel_%28broadcasting%29 Channels]
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| style=""|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_terrestrial_television Digital]: 13 ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Very_high_frequency VHF])
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_terrestrial_television Digital]: 13 ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Very_high_frequency VHF])
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_channel Virtual]: 2 ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSIP PSIP])
 
|-
 
|-
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| style=""|2.1 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Broadcasting_Company ABC] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDTV HD]
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|2.1 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Broadcasting_Company ABC] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDTV HD]
 
2.2 WBRZ News Rebroadcast
 
2.2 WBRZ News Rebroadcast
 
2.3 WBRZ Weather
 
2.3 WBRZ Weather
 
|-
 
|-
! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affiliate Affiliations]
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affiliate Affiliations]
| style=""|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Broadcasting_Company American Broadcasting Company]
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Broadcasting_Company American Broadcasting Company]
 
|-
 
|-
! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owner Owner]
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|Owner
| style=""|Louisiana Television Broadcasting, LLC
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|Louisiana Television Broadcasting, LLC
 
(Manship family)
 
(Manship family)
 
|-
 
|-
! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|First air date
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|First air date
| style=""|April 14, 1955
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|April 14, 1955
 
|-
 
|-
! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_sign Call letters' meaning]
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_sign Call letters' meaning]
| style=""|'''W'''e're
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|'''W'''e're
 
'''B'''aton
 
'''B'''aton
 
'''R'''ouge's
 
'''R'''ouge's
 
'''Z''' (2)
 
'''Z''' (2)
 
|-
 
|-
! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sister_station Sister station(s)]
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sister_station Sister station(s)]
| style=""|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KBTR-CA KBTR-CA]
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KBTR-CA KBTR-CA]
 
|-
 
|-
! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_sign Former callsigns]
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_sign Former callsigns]
| style=""|WBRZ (1955-1981)
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|WBRZ (1955-1981)
 
|-
 
|-
! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|Former channel number(s)
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|Former channel number(s)
| style=""|'''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analog_television Analog]''':
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|'''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analog_television Analog]''':
 
2 (VHF, 1955-2009)
 
2 (VHF, 1955-2009)
 
|-
 
|-
! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affiliate Former affiliations]
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affiliate Former affiliations]
| style=""|'''Primary''':
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|'''Primary''':
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBC NBC] (1955-1977)
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBC NBC] (1955-1977)
 
'''Secondary''':
 
'''Secondary''':
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Broadcasting_Company ABC] (1955-1971)
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Broadcasting_Company ABC] (1955-1971)
 
|-
 
|-
! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effective_radiated_power Transmitter power]
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effective_radiated_power Transmitter power]
| style=""|30 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilowatt kW]
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|30 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilowatt kW]
 
|-
 
|-
! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HAAT Height]
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HAAT Height]
| style=""|515 m
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|515 m
 
|-
 
|-
! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facility_ID Facility ID]
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facility_ID Facility ID]
| style=""|38616
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|38616
 
|-
 
|-
! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|Transmitter coordinates
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|Transmitter coordinates
| style=""|[http://toolserver.org/%7Egeohack/geohack.php?pagename=WBRZ-TV&params=30_17_48.4_N_91_11_36.6_W_type:landmark_scale:2000 30°17′48.4″N 91°11′36.6″W / 30.296778°N 91.1935°W / 30.296778; -91.1935]
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|[http://toolserver.org/~geohack/geohack.php?pagename=WBRZ-TV&params=30_17_48.4_N_91_11_36.6_W_type:landmark_scale:2000 30°17′48.4″N91°11′36.6″W]
 
|-
 
|-
! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Website Website]
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|Website
| style=""|[http://www.wbrz.com/ www.wbrz.com]
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|[http://www.wbrz.com/ www.wbrz.com]
 
|}
 
|}
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==History==
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">WBRZ signed on the air on April 14, 1955 as a primary [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBC NBC] affiliate, sharing [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Broadcasting_Company ABC] with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WAFB WAFB].</p>
   
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">At first, the Manships wanted to call the station '''WBRA-TV''', for '''B'''aton '''R'''ouge '''A'''dvocate. However, they concluded that the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_letters call letters] would cause confusion and controversy, as the letters "B-R-A" spelled "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brassiere bra]". Station founder [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Douglas_L._Manship,_Sr.&action=edit&redlink=1 Douglas L. Manship, Sr.] still wanted "BR" in the station's calls, and decided to go to the other end of the alphabet for the fourth letter, picking "Z." He explained, "It was a good choice. 'Z' is a phonetically good sound on the air. It's distinctive." The "Z" was later expanded to mean "2" (similar to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WGRZ-TV WGRZ-TV] in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo,_New_York Buffalo, New York]), and the "W" was expanded to mean "We're". However, the WBRA call letters are currently used on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WBRA-TV PBS member station] in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roanoke,_Virginia Roanoke, Virginia].</p>
   
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">It dropped ABC in 1971 after WRBT-TV (now [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WVLA WVLA]) signed on. This made WBRZ a sole NBC affiliate. Because ABC was seeking out new affiliates with stronger signal coverage at the time, WBRZ swapped affiliations with WRBT and became an ABC affiliate again on September 5, 1977. In that same timeframe NBC sunk to third and last place while ABC moved up to first place in the ratings.</p>
==[[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=WBRZ-TV&action=edit&section=1 edit]] History==
 
WBRZ signed on the air on April 14, 1955 as a primary [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBC NBC] affiliate, sharing [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Broadcasting_Company ABC] with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WAFB WAFB].
 
   
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">In July 1987, the station started broadcasting 24 hours a day, except on Sundays. In September 1988, the station became the first in Louisiana to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closed-captioning close-caption] its newscasts. In 1991, Manship's son [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Richard_Manship&action=edit&redlink=1 Richard] took over the station as its new president, and would later be named "Broadcaster of the Year" by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Louisiana_Association_of_Broadcasters&action=edit&redlink=1 Louisiana Association of Broadcasters]. WBRZ began broadcasting in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-definition_television high definition] on channel 13 on April 22, 2002.</p>
At first, the Manships wanted to call the station '''WBRA-TV''', for '''B'''aton '''R'''ouge '''A'''dvocate. However, they concluded that the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_letters call letters] would cause confusion and controversy, as the letters "B-R-A" spelled "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brassiere bra]". Station founder [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Douglas_L._Manship,_Sr.&action=edit&redlink=1 Douglas L. Manship, Sr.] still wanted "BR" in the station's calls, and decided to go to the other end of the alphabet for the fourth letter, picking "Z." He explained, "It was a good choice. 'Z' is a phonetically good sound on the air. It's distinctive." The "Z" was later expanded to mean "2" (similar to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WGRZ-TV WGRZ-TV] in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo,_New_York Buffalo, New York]), and the "W" was expanded to mean "We're". However, the WBRA call letters are currently used on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WBRA-TV PBS affiliate] in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roanoke,_Virginia Roanoke, Virginia].
 
   
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">In November 2004, WBRZ, along with many other ABC affiliates in the country, opted not to air [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saving_Private_Ryan Saving Private Ryan] when the network broadcast it uncut on Veterans Day. During [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Katrina Hurricane Katrina], the station worked with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Orleans New Orleans] ABC affiliate [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WGNO WGNO] (channel 26) to provide coverage of the storm and its aftermath.</p>
It dropped ABC in 1971 after WRBT-TV (now [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WVLA WVLA]) signed on. This made WBRZ a sole NBC affiliate. Because ABC was seeking out new affiliates with stronger signal coverage at the time, WBRZ swapped affiliations with WRBT and became an ABC affiliate again on September 5, 1977. In that same timeframe NBC sunk to third and last place while ABC moved up to first place in the ratings.
 
   
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">In late Summer 2007, the Manships acquired a low-powered, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_station independent] television station, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KBTR-CA KBTR-CA], from Veritas Broadcasting Company.</p>
In July 1987, the station started broadcasting 24 hours a day, except on Sundays.
 
   
  +
<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">WBRZ launched its own Web site, WBRZ.com, on the week of September 14, 2009. Prior to that, WBRZ and The Advocate shared a website, 2TheAdvocate.com.</p>
In 1991, Manship's son [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Richard_Manship&action=edit&redlink=1 Richard] took over the station as its new president, and would later be named "Broadcaster of the Year" by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Louisiana_Association_of_Broadcasters&action=edit&redlink=1 Louisiana Association of Broadcasters].
 
   
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">The station is a funding partner in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cinderella_Project_of_Baton_Rouge The Cinderella Project of Baton Rouge], a charity that provides free prom dresses to public high school students who cannot otherwise afford them. The charity held its third annual prom dress giveaway in 2010.</p>
WBRZ began broadcasting in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-definition_television high definition] on channel 13 on April 22, 2002.
 
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==Carriage controversies==
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===2008 Dish Network carriage dispute===
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">As of midnight, April 30, 2008, WBRZ was removed from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dish_Network Dish Network]'s local channel lineup for Baton Rouge.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-0" style="line-height: 1em; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; ">[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=WBRZ-TV&diff=427148901&oldid=426097235#cite_note-0 [1]]</sup></p>
   
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">The relationship between WBRZ and the Dish Network began to deteriorate in the fall of 2007, when WBRZ realized that fees collected from Baton Rouge subscribers had not been paid to the station since the inception of Dish Network’s local-into-local service in May 2006, in violation of the carriage agreement.</p>
In 2004, the station dropped its twenty year slogan of "On Your Side" and started describing their news as "Balanced. Fair. Accurate," which was inspired by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_News Fox News]'s "Fair and Balanced" slogan. In that same year, WBRZ, along with many other ABC affiliates in the country, opted not to air [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saving_Private_Ryan Saving Private Ryan] when the network broadcast it uncut on Veterans Day.
 
   
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">WBRZ asked for a raise of compensation to under five percent of what Dish charges for local channels - it had been previously two percent. This amount, less than a penny per subscriber per day, is significantly smaller than the 20 cents/subscriber/day rate WBRZ charges local cable companies.</p>
During [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Katrina Hurricane Katrina], the station worked with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Orleans New Orleans] ABC affiliate [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WGNO WGNO] (ABC26) to provide coverage of the storm and its aftermath.
 
   
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">In July 2009, after more than a year, Dish Network and WBRZ reached a new agreement, and WBRZ once again became part of Dish Network's Local Channels package for Baton Rouge area customers.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-1" style="line-height: 1em; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; ">[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=WBRZ-TV&diff=427148901&oldid=426097235#cite_note-1 [2]]</sup></p>
In late Summer 2007, the Manships acquired a low-powered, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_station independent] television station, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KBTR-CA KBTR-CA], from Veritas Broadcasting Company.
 
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===2011 DirecTV Carriage Dispute===
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">As of January 20, 2011 a notice on satellite receivers channel 2.1 says that the channel is in danger of being discontinued.</p>
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==Digital television==
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">The station's digital channel is multiplexed:</p>
   
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">'''Digital channels'''</p>
As of July 29, 2008, WBRZ morning show ''2une In'' and its noon, 4, 5, 6 and 10 newscasts can now be viewed in high-definition. WBRZ is the second station in the Baton Rouge area and the 4th in Louisiana to broadcast their news in high definition.
 
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| style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-right-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-bottom-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-left-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; padding-top: 0.2em; padding-right: 0.2em; padding-bottom: 0.2em; padding-left: 0.2em; "|2.1
  +
| style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-right-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-bottom-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-left-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; padding-top: 0.2em; padding-right: 0.2em; padding-bottom: 0.2em; padding-left: 0.2em; "|WBRZ-DT
  +
| style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-right-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-bottom-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-left-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; padding-top: 0.2em; padding-right: 0.2em; padding-bottom: 0.2em; padding-left: 0.2em; "|Main WBRZ Programming / [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Broadcasting_Company ABC][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDTV HD][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/720p 720p]
  +
|-
  +
| style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-right-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-bottom-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-left-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; padding-top: 0.2em; padding-right: 0.2em; padding-bottom: 0.2em; padding-left: 0.2em; "|2.2
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| style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-right-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-bottom-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-left-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; padding-top: 0.2em; padding-right: 0.2em; padding-bottom: 0.2em; padding-left: 0.2em; "|WBRZ-DT2
  +
| style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-right-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-bottom-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-left-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; padding-top: 0.2em; padding-right: 0.2em; padding-bottom: 0.2em; padding-left: 0.2em; "|WBRZ News Rebroadcast [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/480i 480i]
  +
|-
  +
| style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-right-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-bottom-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-left-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; padding-top: 0.2em; padding-right: 0.2em; padding-bottom: 0.2em; padding-left: 0.2em; "|2.3
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| style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-right-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-bottom-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-left-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; padding-top: 0.2em; padding-right: 0.2em; padding-bottom: 0.2em; padding-left: 0.2em; "|WBRZ-DT3
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| style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-right-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-bottom-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-left-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; padding-top: 0.2em; padding-right: 0.2em; padding-bottom: 0.2em; padding-left: 0.2em; "|WBRZ Weather [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/480i 480i]
  +
|}
  +
===Analog-to-digital conversion===
  +
<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">WBRZ-TV shut down analog transmissions on June 12, 2009. <sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-Analog_to_Digital_2-0" style="line-height: 1em; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; ">[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=WBRZ-TV&diff=427148901&oldid=426097235#cite_note-Analog_to_Digital-2 [3]]</sup> The station remained on its current pre-transition channel 13. <sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-3" style="line-height: 1em; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; ">[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=WBRZ-TV&diff=427148901&oldid=426097235#cite_note-3 [4]]</sup> However, through the use of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Program_and_System_Information_Protocol PSIP], digital television receivers display WBRZ-TV's [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_channel virtual channel] as 2.</p>
  +
==Programming==
  +
<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">The station airs [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television_syndication syndicated] programming, like ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_with_Regis_and_Kelly Live with Regis and Kelly]'', ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheel_of_Fortune_(US_game_show) Wheel of Fortune]'' and ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeopardy! Jeopardy!]'', the latter of which however, aired on CBS affiliate [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WAFB WAFB] (channel 9) prior to 1995. It also airs reruns of former prime-time network shows, such as the ABC sitcom ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mork_and_Mindy Mork and Mindy]'' and the classic [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBS CBS] hit ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M*A*S*H_(TV_series) M*A*S*H]''. In September 2006, it began airing ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Phil_(TV_series) Dr. Phil]''. The station aired ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Oprah_Winfrey_Show The Oprah Winfrey Show]'' until 2002, and the ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosie_O%27Donnell_Show Rosie O'Donnell Show]''. Other syndicated programming WBRZ aired in the past included: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Arsenio_Hall_Show The Arsenio Hall Show] (later aired on[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WGMB WGMB]), [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who%27s_the_Boss Who's the Boss], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jerry_Springer_Show The Jerry Springer Show] (now on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WBRL-CD WBRL]), [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dear_John Dear John], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inside_Edition Inside Edition] (now on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WBXH WBXH], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Journal American Journal]. On Sundays, it airs the services from the Healing Place Church, a local Christian [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megachurch megachurch].</p>
   
  +
<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">WBRZ currently airs all of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Broadcasting_Company ABC] network programming in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-definition_television high definition] and most of its syndicated programming such as ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_with_Regis_%26_Kelly Live with Regis & Kelly]'', ''Dr. Phil'', ''Jeopardy!'', ''Wheel of Fortune'', ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Insider_(TV_series) The Insider]'' and ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comics_Unleashed Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen]'' in HD.</p>
WBRZ launched its own Web site, WBRZ.com, on the week of September 14, 2009. Prior to that, WBRZ and The Advocate shared a website, 2TheAdvocate.com.
 
  +
==News operation==
  +
<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">In 2004, the station dropped its twenty year slogan of "On Your Side" and started describing their news as "Balanced. Fair. Accurate," which was inspired by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_News Fox News]'s "Fair and Balanced" slogan.</p>
   
  +
<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">As of July 29, 2008, WBRZ morning show ''2une In'' and its noon, 4, 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts can now be viewed in high-definition. WBRZ is the second station in the Baton Rouge area and the fourth in Louisiana to broadcast their newscasts in high definition.</p>
The station is a funding partner in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cinderella_Project_of_Baton_Rouge The Cinderella Project of Baton Rouge], a charity that provides free prom dresses to public high school students who cannot otherwise afford them. The charity held its third annual prom dress giveaway in 2010.
 
==Dish Network==
 
As of midnight, April 30, 2008, WBRZ was removed from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DISH_Network DISH Network]'s local channel lineup for Baton Rouge.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-0">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WBRZ#cite_note-0 [1]]</sup>
 
   
  +
<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">WBRZ was Baton Rouge's "news leader" in the ratings for much of its early history until the mid-1990s. The station experienced a ratings decline when Ed Buggs, the first African-American anchor in Baton Rouge, left the station. This allowed CBS affiliate WAFB to overtake the lead in local news ratings<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-4" style="line-height: 1em; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; ">[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=WBRZ-TV&diff=427148901&oldid=426097235#cite_note-4 [5]]</sup>.</p>
The relationship between WBRZ and the Dish Network began to deteriorate in the fall of 2007, when WBRZ realized that fees collected from Baton Rouge subscribers had not been paid to the station since the inception of Dish Network’s local-into-local service in May 2006, in violation of the carriage agreement.
 
  +
===Awards===
  +
<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">WBRZ has been the recipient of numerous awards from the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters, a National Edward R. Murrow Award in 2000, plus other local awards:</p>
   
  +
*Louisiana Association of Broadcasters "Television Station of the Year" Award - 1990, 1991, 1994 and 1997
WBRZ asked for a raise of compensation to under five percent of what Dish charges for local channels - it had been previously two percent. This amount, less than a penny per subscriber per day, is significantly smaller than the 20 cents/subscriber/day rate WBRZ charges local cable companies.
 
  +
*Louisiana Association of Broadcasters - Baton Rouge Branch "Community Station of the Year" Award - 1996, 2002, 2005
  +
*Louisiana Association of Broadcasters "Television Station of the Year" Prestige Award - 1999
  +
*1999 Sigma Delta Chi Awards
   
In July 2009, after more than a year, Dish Network and WBRZ reached a new agreement, and WBRZ once again became part of Dish Network's Local Channels package for Baton Rouge area customers.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-1">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WBRZ#cite_note-1 [2]]</sup>
 
   
  +
<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">George Ryan won the award for "Silent Trust," a series that exposed student-on-student sexual misconduct at the Louisiana School for the Deaf in Baton Rouge, La.</p>
   
  +
*Louisiana Association of Broadcasters "Promotion of the Year" Award: "Buckle Up for Tony" - 2000
  +
*National Edward R. Murrow Award - 2000
  +
*Louisiana Association of Broadcasters "Community Service" Award - 2001
  +
*Outstanding Philanthropist Award - 2001
   
==Digital television==
 
The station's digital channel is multiplexed:
 
   
  +
<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">Other awards won:</p>
'''Digital channels'''
 
  +
{| class="wikitable"
 
  +
*Louisiana Association of Broadcasters Lifetime of Distinction Awards (2005)
!Channel
 
  +
*Ad Fed's Pete Goldsby Award (2005)
!Name
 
  +
*YWCA's Women of Achievement Award (2005)
!Programming
 
  +
*American Women in Radio and Television's Broadcaster of the Year Award (2005)
|-
 
  +
*Baton Rouge Business Report's 25 Most Influential Women in Baton Rouge (2005)
|2.1
 
  +
*SME's Marketer of the Year Award (2005)
|WBRZ-DT
 
  +
|Main WBRZ Programming / [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Broadcasting_Company ABC] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDTV HD] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/720p 720p]
 
  +
|-
 
  +
<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">Won by Pat Cheramie, who retired after serving 39 years as General Manager of WBRZ-TV on January 31, 2005.</p>
|2.2
 
  +
|WBRZ-DT2
 
  +
*Louisiana Association of Broadcasters Lifetime Achievement Award (2005)
|WBRZ News Rebroadcast [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/480i 480i]
 
  +
|-
 
  +
|2.3
 
  +
<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">Won by news anchor and reporter Andrea Clesi.</p>
|WBRZ-DT3
 
  +
===News/station presentation===
|WBRZ Weather [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/480i 480i]
 
  +
====Newscast titles====
|}
 
  +
*''Your Esso Reporter'' (1955-1961)
===Analog-to-digital conversion===
 
  +
*''The Bob Richards Report'' (1961-1964)
After the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DTV_transition analog television shutdown and digital conversion] on June 12, 2009 <sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-Analog_to_Digital_2-0">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WBRZ#cite_note-Analog_to_Digital-2 [3]]</sup>, WBRZ-TV remained on its current pre-transition channel number, 13. <sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-3">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WBRZ#cite_note-3 [4]]</sup> However, through the use of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Program_and_System_Information_Protocol PSIP], digital television receivers will display WBRZ-TV's [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_channel virtual channel] as 2.
 
  +
*''Night Desk'' (1964-1971)
===HD programming===
 
  +
*''WBRZ-TV News Service'' (1971-1974)
WBRZ currently airs all of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Broadcasting_Company ABC] network programming in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-definition_television high definition] and most of its syndicated programming such as ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_with_Regis_%26_Kelly Live with Regis & Kelly]'', ''Dr. Phil'', ''Jeopardy!'', ''Wheel of Fortune'', ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Insider_%28TV_series%29 The Insider]'' and ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comics_Unleashed Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen]'' in HD.
 
  +
*''TV-2 News'' (1974-1975)
==News staff==
 
  +
*''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NewsCenter NewsCenter] 2'' (1975-1977)
===Current===
 
  +
*''TV-2 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_News Action News]'' (1977-1979)
'''Anchors'''
 
  +
*''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eyewitness_News Eyewitness News]'' (1979-1996)
*'''Michael Marsh''' - 5, 6 and 10 pm weekdays
 
  +
*''WBRZ Channel 2 News'' (1996-2001)
*'''John Pastorek''' - "2une In" and at noon
 
  +
*''Ten at Ten'' (1998-2001)
*'''Sarah Rosario''' - 4 pm weekdays and reporter
 
  +
*''News 2 Louisiana'' (2001-present)
*'''Whitney Vann''' - "2une In"
 
  +
*'''Sylvia Weatherspoon''' - 5, 6 and 10 pm weekdays
 
  +
====Station slogans====
*'''Chris Nakamoto''' - weekends and reporter
 
  +
*''TV-2-day'' (mid-1950s)
'''Forecasters/Meteorologists'''
 
  +
*''The Best in View is on TV-2'' (early 1970s)
*'''Dave Nussbaum''' - weekday mornings and noon
 
  +
*''A Part of Your Life'' (mid 1970s)
*'''Pat Shingleton''' - chief forecaster; weekday evenings
 
  +
*''Still the One, WBRZ-TV 2'' (1977, first slogan as an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Broadcasting_Company ABC] affiliate)
*'''Ryan Davidson''' - weekends
 
  +
*''Count on Us, When it Counts'' (early 1980s)
*'''Keller Watts''' - fill-in
 
  +
*''The One to Watch'' (mid 1980s)
'''Sports'''
 
  +
*''The News Leader'' (mid 1980s-early 1990s)
*'''Michael Cauble''' - sports director; weekdays
 
  +
*''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24_Hour_News_Source Your 24-Hour News Source]'' (early 1990s)
*'''Chad Sabadie''' - sports; weekends/reporter
 
  +
*''2 is On Your Side'' (1984-2001) (also used for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_service_announcement PSAs] and human interest news stores)
  +
*''Balanced. Fair. Accurate.'' (2001-present)
  +
*''Because Accuracy Matters'' (2004-present; weather slogan)
  +
  +
====News music packages====
  +
*''On Your Side'' ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Gari Gari Communications]), (1984–1990, all newscasts; 1990-1992, weekend newscasts)
  +
*''Pride Inside'' ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Gari Gari Communications]), (1990-1992, weeknight newscasts, 1992-1997, all newscasts)
  +
*''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yanni_Live_at_the_Acropolis Acroyali/Standing in Motion]'' ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yanni Yanni]), (mid-1990s, used for Sports Sunday program)
  +
*''WBRZ 1996 News Theme'' (Star Trak Music), (1996-July 2007)
  +
*''Extreme'' ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Arnold_Music Stephen Arnold Music]), (July 2007-present, adopted when news started broadcasting in HD)<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-5" style="line-height: 1em; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; ">[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=WBRZ-TV&diff=427148901&oldid=426097235#cite_note-5 [6]]</sup>
  +
  +
===News team===
  +
====Current on-air staff<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-6" style="line-height: 1em; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; ">[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=WBRZ-TV&diff=427148901&oldid=426097235#cite_note-6 [7]]</sup>====
  +
<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">'''Anchors'''</p>
  +
  +
*'''Michael Marsh''' - weeknights at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.
  +
*'''Chris Nakamoto''' - weekend evenings; also weeknight reporter
  +
*'''John Pastorek''' - weekday mornings "2une In" and noon
  +
*'''Sarah Rosario''' - weekdays at 4 p.m.; also weeknight reporter
  +
*'''Whitney Vann''' - weekday mornings "2une In"
  +
*'''Sylvia Weatherspoon''' - weeknights at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.
  +
  +
  +
<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">'''''TrueView Weather Team'''''</p>
  +
  +
*'''Pat Shingleton''' ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Meteorological_Society AMS] member; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Weather_Association NWA] member) - chief forecaster; weekdays at 4, weeknights at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.
  +
*'''Ryan Davidson''' - meteorologist; weekend evenings
  +
*'''Dave Nussbaum''' (AMS Seal of Approval; NWA member) - meteorologist; weekday mornings "2une In" and noon
  +
*'''Keller Watts''' - meteorologist; fill-in
  +
  +
  +
<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">'''Sports team'''</p>
  +
  +
*'''Michael Cauble''' - sports director; weeknights at 6 and 10 p.m.
  +
*'''Chad Sabadie''' - sports anchor; weekend evenings, also weeknight sports reporter
 
*'''Michael Kelly''' - sports reporter
 
*'''Michael Kelly''' - sports reporter
  +
'''Reporters'''
 
  +
*'''Kristy Davis'''
 
  +
<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">'''Reporters'''</p>
*'''Ashley Rodrigue'''
 
  +
  +
*'''Kristy Davis''' - general assignment reporter
  +
*'''Rachel Frost''' - multimedia journalist
  +
*'''Rob Krieger''' - multimedia journalist
 
*'''Louis Miller''' - gardening expert
 
*'''Louis Miller''' - gardening expert
*'''Mike Steele''' - Capitol Correspondent
+
*'''Ashley Rodrigue''' - general assignment reporter
*'''Lori Steele''' - special projects
+
*'''Stephanie Ryan''' - multimedia journalist
*'''Michael Shingleton'''
+
*'''Michael Shingleton''' - multimedia journalist
  +
*'''Lori Steele''' - special projects reporter
*'''Rob Krieger'''
 
  +
*'''Mike Steele''' - State Capitol correspondent
*'''Rachel Frost'''
 
  +
*'''Stephanie Ryan'''
 
===Former===
+
====Former on-air staff====
 
*'''Tammi Arender''' - now at WVLA
 
*'''Tammi Arender''' - now at WVLA
 
*'''Chip Barrere'''
 
*'''Chip Barrere'''
 
*'''Jeanne Burns''' - now at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WAFB WAFB] in Baton Rouge
 
*'''Jeanne Burns''' - now at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WAFB WAFB] in Baton Rouge
  +
*'''Ed Buggs''' - died of a drug overdose on May 4, 2010<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-6" style="line-height: 1em; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; ">[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=WBRZ-TV&diff=422962816&oldid=422962683#cite_note-6 [7]]</sup>
*'''Ed Buggs''' - died of an apparent heart attack on May 4, 2010
 
 
*'''Andrea Clesi''' - former weekday anchor (retired)
 
*'''Andrea Clesi''' - former weekday anchor (retired)
 
*'''Glen Duncan''' - meteorologist/environmental specialist; now Director of Communications at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center and author of "Goodbye Green - How extremists stole the environmental movement from middle America and killed it."
 
*'''Glen Duncan''' - meteorologist/environmental specialist; now Director of Communications at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center and author of "Goodbye Green - How extremists stole the environmental movement from middle America and killed it."
 
*'''Jim Egan''' - sports
 
*'''Jim Egan''' - sports
 
*'''Claire Hatty''' - now a public relations manager in Texas
 
*'''Claire Hatty''' - now a public relations manager in Texas
  +
*'''Leo Honeycutt''' - now a writer; authored biography of former [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governor_of_Louisiana Governor] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Edwards Edwin Edwards]
*'''Leo Honeycutt''' - now a writer
 
  +
*'''Jordy Hultberg''' - sports; now sideline reporter for LSU football radio broadcasts and host of LSU football, men's basketball and baseball coaches shows
 
*'''Chelby Kosto''' - now at WDTN Dayton, OH
 
*'''Chelby Kosto''' - now at WDTN Dayton, OH
 
*'''Summer Jackson''' - now at WSB in Atlanta
 
*'''Summer Jackson''' - now at WSB in Atlanta
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*'''Michael Trufant''' - News Photographer
 
*'''Michael Trufant''' - News Photographer
 
*'''Bruce Webber''' - sports
 
*'''Bruce Webber''' - sports
  +
*'''Jean Wheeler''' hostess of Midday and other programs in the 1960's and 1970's, died in 1983
 
*'''Melba Williams'''
 
*'''Melba Williams'''
 
*'''Bo Willisons'''
 
*'''Bo Willisons'''
 
*'''Mike Woolfolk''' - now news anchor/managing editor for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WACH WACH]-TV Columbia, SC
 
*'''Mike Woolfolk''' - now news anchor/managing editor for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WACH WACH]-TV Columbia, SC
*'''Jay Young''' - news anchor; (died of apparent heart attack on August 23, 2006)
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*'''Lee Zurik''' - now at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WVUE-TV WVUE-TV]
 
*'''Marvin Hurst'''- now at KENS-TV, San Antonio
 
*'''Marvin Hurst'''- now at KENS-TV, San Antonio
 
*'"Michael Fugler"' - legal expert - now at EURO Financial Network, Investment Banker
 
*'"Michael Fugler"' - legal expert - now at EURO Financial Network, Investment Banker
==News/station presentation==
 
===Newscast titles===
 
*''Your Esso Reporter'' (1955-1961)
 
*''The Bob Richards Report'' (1961-1964)
 
*''Night Desk'' (1964-1971)
 
*''WBRZ-TV News Service'' (1971-1974)
 
*''TV-2 News'' (1974-1979)
 
*''Eyewitness News'' (1979-1994)
 
*''WBRZ Channel 2 News'' (1994-2000)
 
*''News 2 Louisiana'' (2000-present)
 
===Station slogans===
 
*''The Best in View is on TV-2'' (early 1970s)
 
*''A Part of Your Life'' (mid 1970s)
 
*''Still the One--WBRZ-TV 2'' (1977, first slogan as an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Broadcasting_Company ABC] affiliate)
 
*''Count on us, When it Counts'' (early 1980s)
 
*''The One to Watch'' (mid 1980s)
 
*''The News Leader'' (mid 1980s-early 1990s)
 
*''Your 24-hour news source'' (early 1990s)
 
*''On Your Side'' (1984-2004)
 
*''Balanced. Fair. Accurate.'' (2004-present)
 
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WBRZ has been the recipient of numerous awards from the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters, a National Edward R. Murrow Award in 2000, plus other local awards.
 
*Louisiana Association of Broadcasters "Television Station of the Year" Award
 
1990, 1991, 1994 and 1997
 
*Louisiana Association of Broadcasters - Baton Rouge Branch "Community Station of the Year" Award
 
1996, 2002, 2005
 
*Louisiana Association of Broadcasters "Television Station of the Year" Prestige Award
 
1999
 
*1999 Sigma Delta Chi Awards
 
George Ryan won the award for "Silent Trust," a series that exposed student-on-student sexual misconduct at the Louisiana School for the Deaf in Baton Rouge, La.
 
*Louisiana Association of Broadcasters "Promotion of the Year" Award
 
2000 - "Buckle Up for Tony"
 
*National Edward R. Murrow Award
 
2000
 
*Louisiana Association of Broadcasters "Community Service" Award
 
2001
 
*Outstanding Philanthropist Award
 
2001
 
   
Other awards won:
 
*Louisiana Association of Broadcasters Lifetime of Distinction Awards (2005)
 
*Ad Fed's Pete Goldsby Award (2005)
 
*YWCA's Women of Achievement Award (2005)
 
*American Women in Radio and Television's Broadcaster of the Year Award (2005)
 
*Baton Rouge Business Report's 25 Most Influential Women in Baton Rouge (2005)
 
*SME's Marketer of the Year Award (2005)
 
Won by Pat Cheramie, who retired after serving 39 years as General Manager of WBRZ-TV on January 31, 2005.
 
*Louisiana Association of Broadcasters Lifetime Achievement Award (2005)
 
Won by news anchor and reporter Andrea Clesi.
 
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KRGV-TV KRGV-TV] ''(WBRZ's sister station in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Grande_Valley Rio Grande Valley])''
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://www.wbrz.com/ WBRZ Homepage]
 
*[http://www.wbrz.com/ WBRZ Homepage]
 
*[http://www.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/tvq?call=WBRZ Query the FCC's TV station database for WBRZ]
 
*[http://www.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/tvq?call=WBRZ Query the FCC's TV station database for WBRZ]
*[http://www.bia.com/resources_search_result.asp?calls=WBRZ&media=TV BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on WBRZ-TV]
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WBRZ, virtual channel 2 (digital channel 13), is an ABC affiliate television station serving Baton Rouge, Louisiana, south-central and southeastern Louisiana and southwestern Mississippi. It is owned by the Manship family, who also publishes the Baton Rouge daily newspaper, The Advocate. Its transmitter is located in Sunshine, Louisiana. The station is seen via satellite through DirecTV and Dish Network and on cable Cox Communications and AT&T U-verse.

WBRZ-TV
125px-WBRZ.png
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Branding News 2 Louisiana
Slogan Balanced. Fair. Accurate.
Channels Digital: 13 (VHF)

Virtual: 2 (PSIP)

Subchannels 2.1 ABC - HD

2.2 WBRZ News Rebroadcast 2.3 WBRZ Weather

Affiliations American Broadcasting Company
Owner Louisiana Television Broadcasting, LLC

(Manship family)

First air date April 14, 1955
Call letters' meaning We're

Baton Rouge's Z (2)

Sister station(s) KBTR-CA
Former callsigns WBRZ (1955-1981)
Former channel number(s) Analog:

2 (VHF, 1955-2009)

Former affiliations Primary:

NBC (1955-1977) Secondary: ABC (1955-1971)

Transmitter power 30 kW
Height 515 m
Facility ID 38616
Transmitter coordinates 30°17′48.4″N91°11′36.6″W
Website www.wbrz.com

History

WBRZ signed on the air on April 14, 1955 as a primary NBC affiliate, sharing ABC with WAFB.

At first, the Manships wanted to call the station WBRA-TV, for Baton Rouge Advocate. However, they concluded that the call letters would cause confusion and controversy, as the letters "B-R-A" spelled "bra". Station founder Douglas L. Manship, Sr. still wanted "BR" in the station's calls, and decided to go to the other end of the alphabet for the fourth letter, picking "Z." He explained, "It was a good choice. 'Z' is a phonetically good sound on the air. It's distinctive." The "Z" was later expanded to mean "2" (similar to WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, New York), and the "W" was expanded to mean "We're". However, the WBRA call letters are currently used on the PBS member station in Roanoke, Virginia.

It dropped ABC in 1971 after WRBT-TV (now WVLA) signed on. This made WBRZ a sole NBC affiliate. Because ABC was seeking out new affiliates with stronger signal coverage at the time, WBRZ swapped affiliations with WRBT and became an ABC affiliate again on September 5, 1977. In that same timeframe NBC sunk to third and last place while ABC moved up to first place in the ratings.

In July 1987, the station started broadcasting 24 hours a day, except on Sundays. In September 1988, the station became the first in Louisiana to close-caption its newscasts. In 1991, Manship's son Richard took over the station as its new president, and would later be named "Broadcaster of the Year" by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters. WBRZ began broadcasting in high definition on channel 13 on April 22, 2002.

In November 2004, WBRZ, along with many other ABC affiliates in the country, opted not to air Saving Private Ryan when the network broadcast it uncut on Veterans Day. During Hurricane Katrina, the station worked with New Orleans ABC affiliate WGNO (channel 26) to provide coverage of the storm and its aftermath.

In late Summer 2007, the Manships acquired a low-powered, independent television station, KBTR-CA, from Veritas Broadcasting Company.

WBRZ launched its own Web site, WBRZ.com, on the week of September 14, 2009. Prior to that, WBRZ and The Advocate shared a website, 2TheAdvocate.com.

The station is a funding partner in The Cinderella Project of Baton Rouge, a charity that provides free prom dresses to public high school students who cannot otherwise afford them. The charity held its third annual prom dress giveaway in 2010.

Carriage controversies

2008 Dish Network carriage dispute

As of midnight, April 30, 2008, WBRZ was removed from Dish Network's local channel lineup for Baton Rouge.[1]

The relationship between WBRZ and the Dish Network began to deteriorate in the fall of 2007, when WBRZ realized that fees collected from Baton Rouge subscribers had not been paid to the station since the inception of Dish Network’s local-into-local service in May 2006, in violation of the carriage agreement.

WBRZ asked for a raise of compensation to under five percent of what Dish charges for local channels - it had been previously two percent. This amount, less than a penny per subscriber per day, is significantly smaller than the 20 cents/subscriber/day rate WBRZ charges local cable companies.

In July 2009, after more than a year, Dish Network and WBRZ reached a new agreement, and WBRZ once again became part of Dish Network's Local Channels package for Baton Rouge area customers.[2]

2011 DirecTV Carriage Dispute

As of January 20, 2011 a notice on satellite receivers channel 2.1 says that the channel is in danger of being discontinued.

Digital television

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Digital channels

Channel Name Programming
2.1 WBRZ-DT Main WBRZ Programming / ABCHD720p
2.2 WBRZ-DT2 WBRZ News Rebroadcast 480i
2.3 WBRZ-DT3 WBRZ Weather 480i

Analog-to-digital conversion

WBRZ-TV shut down analog transmissions on June 12, 2009. [3] The station remained on its current pre-transition channel 13. [4] However, through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display WBRZ-TV's virtual channel as 2.

Programming

The station airs syndicated programming, like Live with Regis and Kelly, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!, the latter of which however, aired on CBS affiliate WAFB (channel 9) prior to 1995. It also airs reruns of former prime-time network shows, such as the ABC sitcom Mork and Mindy and the classic CBS hit M*A*S*H. In September 2006, it began airing Dr. Phil. The station aired The Oprah Winfrey Show until 2002, and the Rosie O'Donnell Show. Other syndicated programming WBRZ aired in the past included: The Arsenio Hall Show (later aired onWGMB), Who's the Boss, The Jerry Springer Show (now on WBRL), Dear John, Inside Edition (now on WBXH, and American Journal. On Sundays, it airs the services from the Healing Place Church, a local Christian megachurch.

WBRZ currently airs all of ABC network programming in high definition and most of its syndicated programming such as Live with Regis & Kelly, Dr. Phil, Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune, The Insider and Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen in HD.

News operation

In 2004, the station dropped its twenty year slogan of "On Your Side" and started describing their news as "Balanced. Fair. Accurate," which was inspired by Fox News's "Fair and Balanced" slogan.

As of July 29, 2008, WBRZ morning show 2une In and its noon, 4, 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts can now be viewed in high-definition. WBRZ is the second station in the Baton Rouge area and the fourth in Louisiana to broadcast their newscasts in high definition.

WBRZ was Baton Rouge's "news leader" in the ratings for much of its early history until the mid-1990s. The station experienced a ratings decline when Ed Buggs, the first African-American anchor in Baton Rouge, left the station. This allowed CBS affiliate WAFB to overtake the lead in local news ratings[5].

Awards

WBRZ has been the recipient of numerous awards from the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters, a National Edward R. Murrow Award in 2000, plus other local awards:

  • Louisiana Association of Broadcasters "Television Station of the Year" Award - 1990, 1991, 1994 and 1997
  • Louisiana Association of Broadcasters - Baton Rouge Branch "Community Station of the Year" Award - 1996, 2002, 2005
  • Louisiana Association of Broadcasters "Television Station of the Year" Prestige Award - 1999
  • 1999 Sigma Delta Chi Awards


George Ryan won the award for "Silent Trust," a series that exposed student-on-student sexual misconduct at the Louisiana School for the Deaf in Baton Rouge, La.

  • Louisiana Association of Broadcasters "Promotion of the Year" Award: "Buckle Up for Tony" - 2000
  • National Edward R. Murrow Award - 2000
  • Louisiana Association of Broadcasters "Community Service" Award - 2001
  • Outstanding Philanthropist Award - 2001


Other awards won:

  • Louisiana Association of Broadcasters Lifetime of Distinction Awards (2005)
  • Ad Fed's Pete Goldsby Award (2005)
  • YWCA's Women of Achievement Award (2005)
  • American Women in Radio and Television's Broadcaster of the Year Award (2005)
  • Baton Rouge Business Report's 25 Most Influential Women in Baton Rouge (2005)
  • SME's Marketer of the Year Award (2005)


Won by Pat Cheramie, who retired after serving 39 years as General Manager of WBRZ-TV on January 31, 2005.

  • Louisiana Association of Broadcasters Lifetime Achievement Award (2005)


Won by news anchor and reporter Andrea Clesi.

News/station presentation

Newscast titles

  • Your Esso Reporter (1955-1961)
  • The Bob Richards Report (1961-1964)
  • Night Desk (1964-1971)
  • WBRZ-TV News Service (1971-1974)
  • TV-2 News (1974-1975)
  • NewsCenter 2 (1975-1977)
  • TV-2 Action News (1977-1979)
  • Eyewitness News (1979-1996)
  • WBRZ Channel 2 News (1996-2001)
  • Ten at Ten (1998-2001)
  • News 2 Louisiana (2001-present)

Station slogans

  • TV-2-day (mid-1950s)
  • The Best in View is on TV-2 (early 1970s)
  • A Part of Your Life (mid 1970s)
  • Still the One, WBRZ-TV 2 (1977, first slogan as an ABC affiliate)
  • Count on Us, When it Counts (early 1980s)
  • The One to Watch (mid 1980s)
  • The News Leader (mid 1980s-early 1990s)
  • Your 24-Hour News Source (early 1990s)
  • 2 is On Your Side (1984-2001) (also used for PSAs and human interest news stores)
  • Balanced. Fair. Accurate. (2001-present)
  • Because Accuracy Matters (2004-present; weather slogan)

News music packages

News team

Current on-air staff[7]

Anchors

  • Michael Marsh - weeknights at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.
  • Chris Nakamoto - weekend evenings; also weeknight reporter
  • John Pastorek - weekday mornings "2une In" and noon
  • Sarah Rosario - weekdays at 4 p.m.; also weeknight reporter
  • Whitney Vann - weekday mornings "2une In"
  • Sylvia Weatherspoon - weeknights at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.


TrueView Weather Team

  • Pat Shingleton (AMS member; NWA member) - chief forecaster; weekdays at 4, weeknights at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.
  • Ryan Davidson - meteorologist; weekend evenings
  • Dave Nussbaum (AMS Seal of Approval; NWA member) - meteorologist; weekday mornings "2une In" and noon
  • Keller Watts - meteorologist; fill-in


Sports team

  • Michael Cauble - sports director; weeknights at 6 and 10 p.m.
  • Chad Sabadie - sports anchor; weekend evenings, also weeknight sports reporter
  • Michael Kelly - sports reporter


Reporters

  • Kristy Davis - general assignment reporter
  • Rachel Frost - multimedia journalist
  • Rob Krieger - multimedia journalist
  • Louis Miller - gardening expert
  • Ashley Rodrigue - general assignment reporter
  • Stephanie Ryan - multimedia journalist
  • Michael Shingleton - multimedia journalist
  • Lori Steele - special projects reporter
  • Mike Steele - State Capitol correspondent

Former on-air staff

  • Tammi Arender - now at WVLA
  • Chip Barrere
  • Jeanne Burns - now at WAFB in Baton Rouge
  • Ed Buggs - died of a drug overdose on May 4, 2010[7]
  • Andrea Clesi - former weekday anchor (retired)
  • Glen Duncan - meteorologist/environmental specialist; now Director of Communications at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center and author of "Goodbye Green - How extremists stole the environmental movement from middle America and killed it."
  • Jim Egan - sports
  • Claire Hatty - now a public relations manager in Texas
  • Leo Honeycutt - now a writer; authored biography of former Governor Edwin Edwards
  • Jordy Hultberg - sports; now sideline reporter for LSU football radio broadcasts and host of LSU football, men's basketball and baseball coaches shows
  • Chelby Kosto - now at WDTN Dayton, OH
  • Summer Jackson - now at WSB in Atlanta
  • Tony Jones - now doing media relations for U.S. Census Bureau in Charlotte, NC
  • Bruce Katz - meteorologist; now at WGNO-TV New Orleans
  • Margaret Lawhon - anchor; now an actor and freelance writer
  • Kurt Lee - Weather and news
  • Ben Lemoine - now at KTVK-TV Phoenix
  • Darrel Richter
  • Mary Lynch - weather (2000s)
  • John Mahaffey (retired)
  • Marvin McGraw - now does PR for Louisiana State University
  • Avery Miller - now a producer at World News with Charles Gibson
  • Dale Moon
  • Veronica Mosgrove
  • Cynthia Nickerson
  • Margaret Orr - now at WDSU-TV New Orleans
  • Ken Pastorick - now does PR for LA Department Health and Hospitals
  • Andy Pepper - sports
  • Rebecca Rainer - Owner/President of Chase Rainer Media San Antonio, TX
  • Mike Rhodes - Retired, still living in Baton Rouge
  • Mike Ross - later at WBRZ (1983-86), WWL AM & TV (1986-2006), now anchor at KTUU-TV Anchorage, Alaska
  • Todd Ross
  • George Ryan - now does PR for Exxon Mobil
  • Scott Satchfield - now at WWL-TV
  • Jennifer Sheffield (Freel) - now an attorney in Austin, Texas
  • Jake Skellett - pharmaceutical sales with sanofi-aventis
  • Michael Trufant - News Photographer
  • Bruce Webber - sports
  • Jean Wheeler hostess of Midday and other programs in the 1960's and 1970's, died in 1983
  • Melba Williams
  • Bo Willisons
  • Mike Woolfolk - now news anchor/managing editor for WACH-TV Columbia, SC
  • Jay Young - news anchor; (died of apparent heart attack on August 23, 2006)
  • Lee Zurik - now at WVUE-TV
  • Marvin Hurst- now at KENS-TV, San Antonio
  • '"Michael Fugler"' - legal expert - now at EURO Financial Network, Investment Banker

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ "Update on DISH Network". 2theadvocate. 2008-06-02. Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-10-29.
  2. ^ https://customersupport.dishnetwork.com/customernetqual/processAddress.do
  3. ^ http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-07-138A2.pdf
  4. ^ CDBS Print
  5. ^ http://www.businessreport.com/news/2001/dec/31/ron-winders-heads-back-to-savannah/
  6. ^ http://www.southernmedia-nmsa.com/
  7. ^ WBRZ Team, WBRZ.com. Retrieved 11-12-2010.
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