WKBD-TV originally signed on the air on January 10, 1965, by the Kaiser Broadcasting Company as an independent television station on UHF channel 50. This logo was shared with Kaiser's other independent stations.
Field Communications acquired the Kaiser stations in 1978, and WKBD began using Field standardized station branding.
Field put all of its stations up for sale in 1982, which then sold all of its stations except WKBS-TV as part of its liquidation in 1983. Despite their struggle to sell the station for the amount of money they wanted, Field later sold WKBD to Cox Enterprises in 1984 and became one of the original charter Fox affiliates, falling in-line with then-sister stations KTVU in Oakland and KDNL-TV in St. Louis on October 9, 1986.
Later on December 11, 1994, WKBD lost its Fox affiliation as WJBK and its owner, New World Communications, signed a deal with the network. The Fox logo was removed from the station's logo as a result.
On January 16, 1995, Viacom launched UPN, with WKBD serving as one of the backbones of the new network. Soon afterward, it began branding itself as UPN 50.
In 2002, UPN unveiled a new logo and WKBD changed its name to UPN Detroit.
January 10, 2015
Television stations serving Southeast Michigan and Southwest Ontario, including Detroit, Mount Clemens, Ann Arbor, Pontiac, Port Huron, Windsor, Sarnia and Leamington
NOTE: Networks highlighted in bold text indicate network owned and/or operated stations. A station that is owned and/or operated by its primary network of affiliation will also have that network and its call letters listed in bold text.
Defunct Stations and Networks
1 CHWI-DT also operates a satellite station, CHWI-DT-60 in Windsor, since CHWI's transmitters are located in Romney Township, about 40 miles southeast of Downtown Windsor.
Detroit and Windsor Locals on Cable, Satellite, IPTV and other pay television services
|NOTE: Only main stations are listed. Subchannels are NOT included.
Xfinity Dearborn/Mount Clemens
WOW! Taylor/Madison Heights
Spectrum Toledo, OH
Wyandotte Municipal Cable
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
MNSi Telecom Windsor
Bell Fibe TV Windsor
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