WSJV is the Fox-affiliated television station for the Michiana area of Northern Indiana and Southwestern Michigan that is licensed to Elkhart. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 28 from a transmitter in Mishawaka, Indiana. Owned by Quincy Newspapers, the station has studios on County Road 7 in South Elkhart. Syndicated programming on WSJV includes: The Office, Two and a Half Men, Family Guy, and The Dr. Oz Show.
|Elkhart / South Bend, Indiana|
|Branding||Fox 28 (general)
Fox 28 News (news)
|Slogan||When You Want It!|
|Channels||Digital: 28 (UHF)|
(WSJV Television, Inc.)
|First air date||March 15, 1954|
|Call letters' meaning||St. Joseph River
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
52 (1954-1958) 28 (1958-2009) Digital: 58 (?-2009)
|Transmitter power||311 kW|
WSJV began broadcasting on March 15, 1954 initially as an NBCstation with secondary ABC affiliation. The market was unique because it was required to use UHF as a result of VHF channels from nearbyChicago. It was owned by Elkhart's daily newspaper The Truth. In 1955, the channel became a sole ABC affiliate after losing its NBC affiliation to WNDU-TV. During the late-1950s, the station was also briefly affiliated with the NTA Film Network.
Initially broadcasting on channel 52, WSJV switched to channel 28 in 1958. WSJV began broadcasting in color in 1966 after ABC began airing some of its programs in color in 1961. All local shows aired in color starting in 1968. In 1971 and 1972, it was completely remodeled and enlarged to the station's present facility. In 1974, the Truth Publishing Company sold WSJV to Quincy Newspapers.
On October 18, 1995, this channel became a Fox affiliate due to that network's desire to carry its NFL coverage on a full-power station rather than low-powered W58BT. That station took the ABC affiliation and is currently WBND-LP on channel 57 which moved from channel 58 in 2002 to allow WSJV to use that channel for its pre-transition digital facilities.
WSJV made its full conversion to digital-only operations on February 17, 2009. On that date, analog operations on channel 28 were discontinued along with the station's transitional channel 58 digital facilities. WSJV returned to channel 28 for current digital operations.
Currently, WSJV produces a total of 22 hours of local newscasts each week (with four hours on weekdays and one hour each on Saturdays and Sundays).
- TV-28 News (?-1976)
- 28 Newswatch (1976–19??)
- NewsWatch 28 (19??–1994)
- News 28 (1994–1995)
- Fox 28 News (1995–present)
- "We`re The One You Can Turn To, 28" (1978-1979, localized version of ABC ad campaign)
- "We're Still the One, on 28" (1979–1980, localized version of ABC ad campaign)
- "You and Me and 28" (1980–1981, localized version of ABC ad campaign)
- "Now is the Time, 28 is the Place" (1981–1982, localized version of ABC ad campaign)
- "Come On Along with 28" (1982–1983, localized version of ABC ad campaign)
- "We're With You on 28" (1984–1985, localized version of ABC ad campaign)
- "Hello Michiana, WSJV Loves You" (mid 1980s-1993, used during period station used Frank Gari's "Hello News")
- "You'll Love It on 28" (1985–1986, localized version of ABC ad campaign)
- "Together on 28" (1986–1987, localized version of ABC ad campaign)
- "Something's Happening on 28" (1987–1990, localized version of ABC ad campaign)
- "Michiana's Watching 28" (1990–1992, localized version of ABC ad campaign)
- "If It's Michiana, It Must Be 28" (1992–1993, localized version of ABC ad campaign)
- "On Your Side" (1991–1995)
- "Accurate. Dependable." (2007–2010)
- "When You Want It!" (2010–present)
- Colleen Bormann - weekends at 10 p.m.; also weeknight reporter
- Traci Capellman - weeknights at 10 p.m.
- Steve DuVal - weekday mornings; also morning weather anchor
- Ed Greenberger - weeknights at 10 p.m.
- Lindsey Sablan - weekday mornings
FOX 28 Guaranteed Forecast Team
- John Fischer (AMS and NWA Seals of Approval) - Chief Meteorologist; weeknights at 10 p.m.
- Ken Garcia - Meteorologist; weekday mornings
Sports Team (both seen on Sports Extra)
- Dean Huppert - Sports Director; weeknights at 10 p.m.
- Allison Hayes - Sports Anchor; weekends at 10 p.m., also sports reporter
- Britt Conway - weekday morning reporter
- Dave Schroeder - multimedia journalist
- Trevor Shirley - multimedia journalist
- Rachel Boesing - weekend weather/reporter (1994–1996; last at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles)
- Mike Brookbank - ? (Digital Host for Detroit Free Press & WWJ-TV, CBS Detroit Detroit Free Press in Detroit)
- Josh Boose - (now anchor/reporter at WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, New York)
- Patti Ann Browne - anchor/reporter; (now reporter at FOX News)
- Diane Daniels - ? (now anchor/reporter at WSBT-TV)
- Jay Dunlap - anchor (1992–1995)
- Kevin Freeman - reporter (1990–1992; now Sunday morning anchor/reporter at WJW-TV in Cleveland)
- Gene Kang - reporter (now reporter at WHAS-TV in Louisville, KY)
- Jack Kuenzie - reporter (1982–1984; now reporter at WIS-TV in Charleston, SC)
- Jack Lorri - sports director
- Ann Nyberg - anchor/reporter (now anchor/reporter at WTNH-TV in Hartford, CT)
- Elishah Oesch - weekday morning anchor (now morning anchor at WKOW-TV in Madison, WI)
- Paul Petitte - anchor/reporter (last at KSNW-TV in Wichita, KS)
- Betsy Ross - anchor/reporter (later an ESPN reporter and SportsCenter anchor, now President of sports public relations firm in Cincinnati)
- Mark Schirripa - reporter (now reporter at WSBT-AM)
- Rick Schutt - anchor (now anchor at WICD-TV in Springfield, IL)
- Garry Seith - weekend weather (now morning meteorologist at KTVT-TV in Dallas-Ft. Worth)
- Adam Shapiro - reporter (now reporter at FOX Business Network)
- Patti Tripathi - fill-in anchor/reporter (later at CNN, now heading up a media relations company) & charity for women's empowerment and girls education, called "SarisToSuits"
- Dan Weist - reporter (later at Ohio News Network)
- Paul Baltes - anchor/reporter (1997-2004, later at WOWT in Omaha, now media relations for The Nebraska Medical Center)