The logo was finally retired after KYW-TV rebranded as CBS 3. KYW-TV cooperates with sister station WCBS-TV in the production and broadcast of statewide New Jersey political debates. ... Posts about KYW-TV. You could be the first review for Kyw-Tv News. MEDIA ACTION GUIDE Updated January 2019 TV STATIONS CBS 3 – Eyewitness News 1555 Hamilton Street Philadelphia, PA 19130 John Wilson, News Director Email – wilson@kyw.com Phone (215) 977-5333 Website www.cbsphilly.com Email – newsdesk@cbs3.com 6ABC WPVI-TV 4100 City Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131 Tom Davis, News Director Phone (215) 878-9700 #21 News Tip Line:#6abc … Under the terms of Westinghouse's deal with CBS, KYW-TV began carrying the entire CBS schedule in pattern with no preemptions except for extended breaking news or severe weather coverage. http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/station/cbs-3/, Philadelphia Weather: Fire Department Shares Safety Tips With Biting Cold Temperatures Here To Stay. 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[24] The final NBC program aired on KYW-TV was a rerun of Saturday Night Live, which began at 11:30 p.m. on September 9, 1995; NBC moved all of its programming locally to WCAU after the program ended. KYW is owned by the CBS Radio (formerly Infinity Broadcasting) unit of CBS Corporation & has an all-news format. From 1948 to 1989, through NBC's broadcast contract with Major League Baseball, select Philadelphia Phillies contests were aired on channel 3, which included their victory in the 1980 World Series. 12:00 PMEyewitness News at Noon. Group W hoped to gain the trust of viewers who already associated KYW radio with high-quality news. Phone Number (609) 347-1224. Restaurants. The channel 3 facility in Philadelphia is one of the world's oldest television stations. The only major change came in February 1998, when the CBS Eye was placed in front of the "3". [14] By October 1961, the purchase of KTVU, and the contingent sale of the WRC stations, had collapsed following objections from NBC's existing San Francisco affiliate, KRON-TV; the WRCV-WNAC trade itself was not affected, but the transactions involving NBC and RKO, along with other related applications by both companies, had been set for hearings by the FCC the preceding May. Kathy Orr, weekend weathercaster at WCAU, also moved to channel 3. Get contact information for KYW-TV (Philadelphia, PA) and KYW-TV (Philadelphia, PA) journalists by joining Muck Rack. Other Television Stations Nearby. The investigation revealed that he had hacked Lane's email account at the station and had not only been secretly reading thousands of Lane's emails from her account during and after her employment at the station on multiple occasions, but also passing them on to gossip columnists. Then, in September 2003, the station lured Larry Mendte away from WCAU. The change to "News In Focus" came just after KYW began calling itself "CBS 3". However, neither of these fixes worked—mainly because of putting unknown anchors Bruce Hamilton (who had previously anchored in Orlando at WESH and WCPX, and after his stint here, returned to Florida at Jacksonville's WJXX and WJXT) and Jennifer Ward (previously of Toronto's CFTO) at the helm of the evening newscasts, while the more familiar personalities were relegated to weekends and mornings. In a public statement, Mendte said that his actions were rooted in a feud that started after he ended a "flirtatious and improper" relationship with Lane. The 4:00 p.m. timeslot on KYW was given to the Dr. Phil program. If this is your organization and you need to update or add media … [17][18] Following nearly a year of appeals by NBC, Westinghouse regained control of WRCV-AM-TV on June 19, 1965. It also started using a theme based on the five-note musical sounder of its radio sister, one of the top all-news stations in the country and the highest-rated radio station in Philadelphia for most of the last 40 years; indeed, their news director during this era was previously at KYW radio. Philco then moved WPTZ's studios to the penthouse suite of the Architect's Building, at 17th and Sansom streets in downtown Philadelphia, while retaining master control facilities at the Philco plant. The two most notable employee layoffs were Leslie Van Arsdall and weekday morning traffic anchor Chandler Lutz.[64]. Saunders left the station in 2004 and was replaced by Angela Russell. It continued to heavily preempt NBC programming, much to the network's chagrin. [5] NBC had long sought an owned-and-operated television station in Philadelphia, the largest market where it did not own a station. CBSN Local Philly. [21] This deal, which was spurred by an affiliation agreement between Fox and New World Communications, did not sit well with Westinghouse, who felt betrayed by ABC after nearly half a century of loyalty. View larger map. Northern and portions of central Middlesex County, with the exception of South Plainfield never received any other Philadelphia station except WKBS, WPHL, and WTAF (now WTXF), which have been removed since the late 1980s. His work at KYW has earned him eleven Emmy Awards and an additional fifteen Emmy nominations. Channel 3 had been broadcasting from Independence Mall East since July 1972. Westinghouse had moved the KYW call letters to Cleveland after the swap, and channel 3 became KYW-TV upon the company regaining control of the Philadelphia outlets. Philco engineers created much of the station's equipment, including cameras. To this day, KYW-TV insists that it "moved" to Cleveland in 1956 and "returned" to Philadelphia in 1965—in fact, some staffers who worked at KYW-TV in Cleveland (talk show host Mike Douglas, meteorologist Dick Goddard, and news anchor Tom Snyder among them) moved to Philadelphia along with the call letters.[20]. On September 3, 2018, Decades was replaced by Start TV. The new building, which is wired for high definition newscasts, is the fourth studio in the station's 75-year history. After the affiliation and ownership swap on September 10, 1995, WNBC did not object to their now NBC co-owned sister station WCAU continuing to be carried in southern Middlesex County on Comcast (then Channel 39), though Comcast did not restore the now CBS-owned KYW to the system for another twelve years. KYW is also available to Comcast cable customers in Ocean County on channel 256, being moved there from channel 3 in early 2008. [16] Both RKO General and Ford (through Philco) contested the FCC's decision initially, but soon each firm gave up their efforts and bowed out of the competition. On February 10, 2020, Abreu was officially announced as taking Fehlinger's position at KYW, however she unofficially started at the station a day earlier due to Peterson taking a day off as he had been working earlier that week. Channel 3's ratings went into rapid decline. Julie Pearl | Marlton, New Jersey | Executive Producer at CBS3 Philadelphia at CBS Philly|KYW-TV | 500+ connections | View Julie's homepage, profile, activity, articles On October 19, 2009, KYW dropped its noon newscast in favor of launching a local talk show called TalkPhilly, which left WPVI as the only station in the market to run a noon newscast (WCAU airs their midday newscast at 11:00 a.m. while WTXF does not air a newscast at noon). During this period, KYW maintained an unusually low local news output for a Big Three network station in a Top 10 market and, at two hours per day for much of its waning years with NBC, among the lowest out of the Group W stations; channel 3 discontinued its noon newscast to accommodate lower-rated NBC Daytime programs at the start of 1991, and scaled its early-evening newscast down to a half-hour at 6:00 to carry first-run syndicated programs during the entirety of the 5:00 p.m. hour in September 1992. The Eyewitness News name was restored in early 1998. The new transmitter enabled channel 3 to broadcast in color for the first time. For the television station in Plattsburgh that currently uses the callsign this station formerly used, see WPTZ. Phone number (215) 233-3333. For the rest of its tenure as an NBC affiliate, KYW-TV was the network's lowest-rated major-market affiliate during a very prosperous period for NBC as a whole. Then the next pattern is a man holding a Zappos ad, then back to an original W3XE Philco test pattern with "KYW-TV Philadelphia" added at the bottom for about 90 seconds, and then fades to the final screen with the famous CBS eyemark and the word "Goodbye" in the corporate CBS typeface on the bottom. The change proved successful, as KYW moved ahead of WCAU at 11:00 and came within a point of knocking off WPVI in the time slot. Facebook. Jessica Dean, who had joined CBS 3 just two years earlier and anchored alongside May, Orr and Reece, was the only member of their broadcast team to avoid being fired. On August 6, 2018 the station relaunched a new 4:00 p.m. newscast called CBS3@4 anchored by Natasha Brown and Alexandria Hoff, moving Dr. Phil to 3:00 p.m. which was occupied by reruns of Family Feud (which airs on sister station WPSG) until August 3, 2018. When Viacom became CBS Corporation in 2006 (after spinning off its basic cable networks and the Paramount film studio into a new Viacom), CBS retained all related terrestrial broadcasting interests, including KYW-AM-TV and WPSG. However, almost immediately after the trade was finalized, Westinghouse complained to the FCC and the United States Department of Justice about NBC's alleged coercion and a lengthy investigation was launched. From 1965 to 2003, KYW-TV's logo was a distinct "Stylized 3" in the font made famous by Group W (which introduced in 1963 upon the introduction of the Westinghouse Broadcasting's corporate imaging, while the station was still in Cleveland, now Tegna-owned WKYC). Mort Crim also joined as an anchor during that period, forming what native Philadelphians called the "Camelot of television news". There are no stories available. RKO would also acquire NBC's WRC-AM-FM-TV in Washington, D.C. in a separate but related sale, and NBC would replace Washington in its TV station portfolio with then-independent station KTVU in the San Francisco Bay Area, to be purchased separately by the network. Show all. TV Schedule. Channel 3 has had a long history of carrying Philadelphia-area sports teams through NBC and CBS. It then became one of three stations (along with WNBT and Schenectady, New York's WRGB, now a fellow CBS affiliate) that premiered NBC's regular television service in 1946, although all three stations did share occasional programs just before and during the war. A previous incident in May 2007 saw Lane be penalized after it was learned that she had sent a photo of herself in a bikini via the station's email to her friend, NFL Network anchor Rich Eisen. Contact KYW TV. It is currently second in most timeslots, while WPVI continues to dominate with its newscasts despite having its digital signal on interference-prone channel 6. The station's digital signal continued to broadcast on its pre-transition UHF channel 26. Nightlife. In addition, a television simulcast of KYW's 5 to 8 a.m. block called KYW Newsradio 1060 This Morning aired on co-owned WPSG (channel 57) in the early 2000s, adapting KYW's "news blocks" to television. On February 2, 2009, KYW began to produce a nightly prime time newscast at 10:00 p.m. for sister station and CW network flagship WPSG. Channel 3's newscasts, anchored by Vince Leonard starting in 1958 (during its stint as NBC-owned WRCV-TV), had long been second behind WCAU-TV, but the new format catapulted KYW-TV to first place. People Also Viewed. Despite the presence of personalities such as Maria Shriver, Maury Povich, Ron Hunter, Stan Bohrman, and Patrick Emory, Eyewitness News stayed in the ratings basement. CBS then traded controlling interest in KCNC and KUTV to Group W in return for a minority stake in KYW-TV. [38] On June 26, 2015, TalkPhilly aired its final broadcast due to declining ratings and was reverted to a traditional noon newscast the following Monday. When full broadcasting was resumed, the station reactivated its studio in the Architect's Building, remaining there until 1947. Alycia Lane, a weekend anchor at Miami's WTVJ, was added to complement Mendte, and they became the station's new top anchor team, anchoring KYW's 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. newscasts. [39] She has since joined CNN as a correspondent for the network's Washington bureau. [4] The WPTZ call letters are now used for the NBC affiliate in Plattsburgh, New York. ", "Now TV has a consent decree" and "What RCA-NBC consented to. This byline is mine, but I want my name removed. While WJZ-TV and WBZ-TV switched to CBS in January 1995, the swap was delayed in Philadelphia when CBS discovered that an outright sale of channel 10 would have forced it to pay massive taxes on the proceeds from the deal. Remember to … 11:00 AMThe Price Is Right. In a situation similar to the infamous 1996 "Massacre" that had occurred at its sister O&O flagship station WCBS-TV in New York, May and Reece learned of their firings nearly three hours before they were scheduled to go on the air at 5 p.m. while Orr (who had been the Chief Meteorologist since 2003) was on vacation at the time she was notified of her firing. Channel 3 signed on as Pennsylvania's first television station WPTZ on Labor Day, September 1, 1941. KYW-TV was the only Philadelphia market station participating in the "Analog Nightlight" program, and did so through July 12, 2009. If a situation arises to where CBS programming is preempted by local news coverage, the programs can be shifted to sister station WPSG. In a case of especially bad timing, Crim left for WBBM-TV in Chicago in May 1977, and Savitch left for NBC News three months later. KYW-TV, virtual channel 3 (UHF digital channel 30), is a CBS owned-and-operated television station licensed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.The station is owned by the CBS Television Stations subsidiary of ViacomCBS, as part of a duopoly with CW East Coast flagship WPSG (channel 57). [54], In June 2008, 6 and 11 p.m. news anchor Larry Mendte, who was Alycia Lane's co-anchor until her firing five months earlier, was himself fired from the station after police conducted a raid of his home and seized his computers due to an investigation by both law enforcement authorities and CBS 3. That year, it adopted "News in Focus" by composer John Hegner as its theme song. NBC traded KCNC-TV in Denver and KUTV in Salt Lake City (which NBC had acquired earlier that year) to CBS in return for WCAU, which for legal reasons would be an even trade—displacing their respective longtime network affiliates, KMGH-TV and KSL-TV. KYW-TV, virtual channel 3 (UHF digital channel 30), is a CBS owned-and-operated television station licensed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. In September of the same year Don Bell would return to CBS3 to take over Reese's former position as Sports Director and weeknight sports anchor, leaving Fox Sports 1 after previously having been a weekend sports anchor at CBS3 from 2005 to 2010. WPTZ then moved into unused space at 1619 Walnut Street in Center City, where KYW radio was housed. 10:00 AMLet's Make a Deal. Map. ", "NBC-Westinghouse swap approved; FCC stirs Justice Dept. As a safeguard, Group W intensified a search (which had begun prior to WJZ's affiliation loss) for affiliation deals of its own. 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