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1953–195? 195?–1962 1962–1965 1965–1968 1968–1970 1970–1979 1979–1984
1953–195? 195?–1962 1962–1965 1965–1968 1968–1970 1970–1979 1979–1984
1984–1986 1986–1992 1992–2003 2003–2011 2011–2013 2013–present
1984–1986 1986–1992 1992–2003 2003–2011 2011–2013 2013–present

1953–195?

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The only television station broadcasting in Wisconsin prior to the FCC's 1948 freeze on television licenses was WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee. After the FCC's freeze ended in 1952, WBAY-TV became the second television station on the air in the state, on March 17, 1953. WBAY-TV was originally owned by the Norbertine Order of Priests, whose abbey is in nearby De Pere. The priests run St. Norbert College in De Pere, and already operated WBAY radio (1360 AM, now WTAQ) in Green Bay and WHBY radio in Appleton. Like WTMJ when that station started in 1947 – as the only station in the market – WBAY originally carried programming from all four networks of the day – channel 2 was a primary CBS affiliate with secondary affiliations with NBC, ABC and DuMont.

195?–1962

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1962–1965

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1965–1968

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1968–1970

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1970–1979

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In 1974, WBAY was sold to Nationwide Communications, which operated the station until 1993, when it was sold to Young Broadcasting along with its two ABC-affiliated sisters WATE-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee and WRIC-TV in Richmond, Virginia.

1979–1984

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1984–1986

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1986–present

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This circle 2 has been used by WBAY-TV since 1986; it has survived an affiliation swap.

1986–1992

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1992–2003

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On March 15, 1992, WBAY became an ABC affiliate; the CBS affiliation went to WFRV-TV.

2003–2011

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2011–2013

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2013–present

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