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1978–1982 1983–1984 1985–1986 1986–1991 1991–1995
1978–1982 1983–1984 1985–1986 1986–1991 1991–1995
1995–1998 1998–2006 2006–2015 2015 2015–present
1995–1998 1998–2006 2006–2015 2015 2015–present

WPTT-TV

1978–1982

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Originally signed on the air on September 26, 1978 as WPTT-TV, an independent television station on UHF channel 22. It was first owned by the Commercial Radio Institute, which later became the Sinclair Broadcast Group and the second established by the group after WBFF in Baltimore.

1983–1984

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1985–1986

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1986–1991

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After Sinclair successfully purchased WPGH-TV from Renaissance Broadcasting in 1991, they sold channel 22 to general manager Eddie Edwards.

1991–1995

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WPTT-TV affiliated with UPN when the network launched on January 16, 1995, and changed its on-air branding to "UPN 22".

1995–1998

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WCWB

1998–2006

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WPTT-TV dropped its UPN affiliation on January 15, 1998 (which moved to WNPA-TV, UHF channel 19; now WPCW) and affiliated with The WB as part of a wide-ranging affiliation deal that saw Sinclair Broadcast Group's owned and managed UPN affiliates and independent stations switch to the network. The station also changed its call sign to WCWB (for "C, or See, the WB") on the 13th, two days before the switch, to reflect its new affiliation. The WCWB calls had previously been used by the NBC affiliate in Macon, Georgia (now WMGT-TV); the WPTT calls were later used by a radio station on 1360 AM in Pittsburgh, which later changed its callsign to WMNY in 2008.

WPMY

2006–2015

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WCWB, meanwhile, later decided to affiliate with MyNetworkTV, another new network owned by News Corporation's Fox Entertainment Group and 20th Television divisions. On April 17, WCWB changed its call letters to WPMY to reflect the new affiliation while keeping the "Pittsburgh's WB22" until the WB's end.

WPNT

2015

May–September 2015

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On May 19, 2015, WPMY quietly changed its call letters to WPNT for the landmark "Point" confluence of the Ohio, Allegheny and Monongahela rivers in downtown Pittsburgh, which previously appeared in the market nearly three decades earlier on FM 92.9, now WLTJ. Coincidentally, WLTJ also shares its transmitter facilities with WPGH-TV and WPNT.

2015–present

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