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1953-1958 1958-1960 1960-1964 1965-1978 1978-1984 1984-1986
1953-1958 1958-1960 1960-1964 1965-1978 1978-1984 1984-1986
1986-1991 1991-1996 1996-2001 2001-2005 2005-present  
1986-1991 1991-1996 1996-2001 2001-2005 2005-present

WGBI-TV

1953–1958

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Channel 22 was launched on June 7, 1953, as WGBI-TV. It was owned by the Megargee family and its company, Scranton Broadcasters, along with WGBI radio (910 AM, now WAAF; and 101.3 FM, now WGGY).

WDAU-TV

WGBI went into a limited partnership with the now-defunct Philadelphia Bulletin in 1958 and was renamed WDAU-TV after WCAU-TV in Philadelphia, which was also owned by the newspaper. The FCC ruled that there was so much signal overlap between the two stations that they were effectively a duopoly. Its Grade B signal reaches the Lehigh Valley, which is part of the Philadelphia market. The Bulletin opted to retain WDAU-TV, and sold WCAU-TV to CBS. The Bulletin sold back WDAU to the Megargees a year later.

1958–1960

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1960–1964

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1965–1978

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1978–1984

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1984–1986

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Scranton Broadcasters then sold the station to Keystone Broadcasters in 1984.

WYOU (-TV)

1986–1991

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Keystone in turn, sold the station to Diversified Communications of Portland, Maine in 1986, with the call letters changed to the current WYOU on October 9. It kept its stylized 22, but now italicized.

1991–1996

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WYOU added a secondary UPN affiliation in June 1995, after carrying Star Trek: Voyager.

Channel 22 was purchased by Nexstar Broadcasting as its first station property in 1996. In 1998, Nexstar bought rival WBRE-TV and "sold" WYOU to Mission Broadcasting, but kept control of WYOU's operations under a joint sales agreement with WBRE as the senior partner.

1996–2001

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2001–2005

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2005–present

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