WTTE originally signed on the air on June 1, 1984 as an independent station on UHF channel 28. It is also the last station built and signed on by the Sinclair Broadcast Group.
This logo's design is influenced by sister station WBFF in Baltimore, WPTT in Pittsburgh, and WIIB-TV (now WIPX-TV) in Bloomington/Indianapolis.
On January 7, 2021, Sinclair Broadcast Group (owner of WSYX and operator of WTTE & WWHO) moved the "Fox 28" intellectual property to WSYX 6.3 and converted WTTE's main signal into a primary affiliate of Sinclair-owned TBD (moving up from WTTE 28.2), as part of Columbus's upgrade to ATSC 3.0. As Sinclair effectively owns Cunningham Broadcasting (the owner of WTTE's licensed assets), this makes WTTE a de-facto TBD O&O station.
1Owned by Tennessee Broadcasting and operated by Sinclair under an outsourcing agreement. 2Nominally owned by Cunningham Broadcasting and operated by Sinclair under an LMA. However, trusts belonging to members of Sinclair's founding Smith family control almost all of Cunningham's stock. 3Operated by Nexstar Media Group under an LMA. 4Owned by Second Generation of Iowa, Ltd. and operated by Sinclair under a LMA. 5Owned by Manhan Media and managed by Sinclair. 6Owned by Howard Stirk Holdings, operated by Sinclair under an LMA. 7Owned by Mercury Broadcasting Company and operated by Sinclair. 8Owned by Deerfield Media and operated by Sinclair under an LMA. 9Owned by Roberts Media, but operated by Sinclair. 10Owned by Mitts Telecasting and operated by Sinclair. 11Owned by GOCOM Media and operated by Sinclair. 12Owned by Waitt Broadcasting, but operated by Sinclair under an SSA. 13Owned by Granite Broadcasting Corporation and operated by Sinclair through a JSA and SSA. 14Owned by New Age Media and operated by Sinclair under an MSA. 15Owned by MPS Media, but operated by New Age Media under an LMA. 16Owned by Diamond Sports Group, a joint venture of Sinclair and Entertainment Studios. 17Co-owned with Yankee Global Enterprises, The Blackstone Group, Amazon, RedBird Capital and Mubadala Investment Company. 18Co-owned with Chicago Cubs. 19Owned by Sinclair and operated by Jukin Media. 20Owned by Palm Television, L.P. and operated by Cunningham Broadcasting under an LMA.
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