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WFXT, virtual channel 25 (UHF digital channel 31), is a Fox-affiliated television station located in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The station is owned by the Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group
subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. WFXT
WFXT
maintains studio facilities located on Fox Drive (near the Boston-Providence Turnpike) in Dedham, and its transmitter is located on Cabot Street in Needham. WFXT
WFXT
is one of six Boston television stations that are available in Canada
Canada
through satellite provider Bell TV
Bell TV
and cable provider EastLink. WFXT
WFXT
is the largest Fox affiliate by market size that is not owned and operated by the network, although it was previously owned by Fox on two occasions (1987-1991 and 1995-2014).

Contents

1 History

1.1 WXNE-TV (1977 - 1987) 1.2 As WFXT
WFXT
(1987 - present)

1.2.1 Sale to the Boston
Boston
Celtics 1.2.2 Return to Fox ownership 1.2.3 Trade to Cox Media Group

2 Digital television

2.1 Digital channels 2.2 Analog-to-digital conversion

3 Programming 4 News operation

4.1 On-air staff

4.1.1 Notable current on-air staff 4.1.2 Notable former on-air staff

5 See also 6 References 7 External links

History[edit] WXNE-TV (1977 - 1987)[edit] The station first signed on the air on October 10, 1977 as WXNE-TV (standing for "Christ (X) in New England");[1] Originally operating as an independent station, it was founded by the Christian Broadcasting Network. The station's early programming format was targeted at a family audience, consisting of older syndicated reruns and a decent amount of religious programming (including the CBN-produced program The 700 Club
The 700 Club
and programs from many other televangelists). Religious programs ran for about six hours a day during the week, and throughout the day on Sundays. The station also carried the daily and Sunday Mass from the Boston
Boston
Catholic Television Center. Secular programming consisted of westerns, older movies, family-oriented drama series, old film shorts, and classic television series. By 1980, religious programs had been reduced on Sundays to 6:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to midnight, and to about four to five hours a day during the week. For several years under CBN ownership, Tim Robertson served as the station's program director, appointed by his father and CBN founder Pat Robertson. The station began adding more cartoons, made-for-TV movies, and off-network sitcoms and family dramas during the early 1980s. Most notably, in 1980, WXNE took over production of the weekday bowling program Candlepins For Cash, which had just been canceled by CBS affiliate WNAC-TV
WNAC-TV
(channel 7, later WNEV-TV, now WHDH) after seven seasons. With new host Rico Petrocelli, the show moved production from WNAC's studios, in bowling lanes that were built in the basement of the facility, to the now-defunct Wal-Lex Lanes in Waltham. After only a few months as host, Petrocelli was ousted in favor of the program's original host when it aired on WNAC, Bob Gamere, who remained on Candlepins until it ended its run on WXNE in 1983. During this time, the station rebranded itself as " Boston
Boston
25", as it converted into a true independent. While the station was carried only on cable providers in the Greater Boston
Boston
market, WXNE held a solid third place among the area's independent stations, behind the longer-established WSBK-TV
WSBK-TV
(channel 38) and WLVI-TV (channel 56), and sixth in the ratings among the market's commercial television stations. The station also implemented two significant advertising campaigns, in a bid to compete with the other independents: Boston
Boston
turn, New England
New England
turn, Everybody turn 25 today/tonight! from 1983 to 1985, followed by You Should See Us Now! from 1985 to 1987 (and was later revived in a rearranged form during the Boston
Boston
Celtics-ownership era of WFXT, as Watch What Happens..Now!). In 1986, WXNE and several other CBN stations were put up for sale. That October, WXNE was purchased by News Corporation,[2] with plans to make it an owned-and-operated station of its new network, Fox, which had been unable to secure an affiliation with WSBK or WLVI. Until the sale was completed, channel 25 did not air Fox's inaugural program and what was then its lone offering, The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers, a late-night talk show that aired opposite The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
Johnny Carson
on NBC. The outgoing CBN ownership believed that the program did not fit its strict content guidelines. Fox instead contracted Boston
Boston
radio station WMRE (1510 AM, now defunct and last called as WMEX) to carry the audio portion of the Late Show in the interim. As WFXT
WFXT
(1987 - present)[edit] When the sale to News Corporation
News Corporation
was completed on January 19, 1987, the station—renamed WFXT, became the seventh Fox-owned property and the first to be acquired separately from Murdoch's 1986 purchase of Metromedia's six television stations that served as the foundation for the new network. (CBN spinoff International Family Entertainment would later be acquired in an auction by Fox Kids Worldwide, thus becoming Fox Family Worldwide, now ABC Family Worldwide) Besides adding The Late Show to the schedule, airings of The 700 Club
The 700 Club
were cut to once a day, and the daily broadcast of the Roman Catholic Mass was moved to an earlier timeslot. The station also began airing the syndicated, Fox-produced tabloid magazine A Current Affair on weeknights. WXNE staff announcer Chris Clausen had already been let go in late 1986 (promptly joining WNEV-TV in January 1987) in favor of the services of Fox affiliate voiceover Beau Weaver, who would remain with both the station and Fox Television Stations
Fox Television Stations
for over a decade. The station's schedule, however, was largely unchanged at the outset, aside from the removal of several older sitcoms that soon resurfaced on WQTV (channel 68, now WBPX-TV). The Sunday evening religious program block was finally discontinued on April 5, 1987, when Fox launched its primetime lineup, which initially aired only on Sundays before expanding to Saturdays that July (as such, WFXT
WFXT
is the only Boston
Boston
television station that has never changed its network affiliation, as it has been with Fox since the network's primetime expansion). Over the next few years, WFXT, for the most part was unable to acquire the better syndicated programs and continued to only acquire shows that WSBK, WLVI, and the market's network affiliates passed on. In addition to Fox programming, most of the shows added to WFXT's schedule were low-budget, first-run syndicated programs and cartoons. However, in 1988, the station did manage to buy two popular weekday syndication shows away from WNEV-- Hollywood Squares
Hollywood Squares
(the then-current John Davidson version) and Entertainment Tonight—when the CBS affiliate phased them off its schedule, due to other programming commitments. WFXT
WFXT
aired Squares through its 1989 cancellation; it carried ET weeknights at 7:00, as the lead-in to A Current Affair, until selling the show back to WHDH (the former WNEV) in 1990. WFXT has again aired ET since 2015. Sale to the Boston
Boston
Celtics[edit] As the Federal Communications Commission
Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) prohibited the common ownership of a television station and a newspaper in the same market, in purchasing channel 25, News Corporation
News Corporation
had to apply for and was granted a temporary waiver in order to retain WFXT
WFXT
and the newspaper it had also published, the Boston
Boston
Herald. In 1989, Fox placed WFXT
WFXT
in a trust company; the following year, it sold the station to the Boston Celtics' ownership group, who promptly made WFXT
WFXT
the NBA team's flagship station, ending a . The station also gained a sister station on radio, as the Celtics also purchased WEEI (then at 590 AM, now WEZE; now at 850 AM) at the same time.[3] The Celtics did not have the financial means to compete as a broadcaster. Nonetheless, under Celtics ownership, WFXT
WFXT
finally began to acquire stronger programming, becoming a serious competitor to WSBK and WLVI
WLVI
for the first time. In 1990, among securing the rights to several new, high-profile rerun syndication packages, WFXT
WFXT
managed to buy rights to The Cosby Show, reruns of which had been airing on WCVB for the past two years. WCVB, which had lost a lot of money airing The Cosby Show in weekend blocks only, retained a small portion of the show's syndication rights for weekends and occasional airings in primetime (in the event that they chose to preempt an ABC network program). WFXT, meanwhile, began airing Cosby Show reruns on weekdays in the fall of 1990; aside from a couple of years off between 1994 and 1996, The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
would remain a staple of WFXT's schedule for well over a decade. Return to Fox ownership[edit] By 1992, WFXT
WFXT
was carried on many cable providers in areas of New England where Fox programming was not available. Locally, however, the station was still rated in third place (though not as distant as the CBN or early Fox days), behind WSBK and WLVI. Still, for a while under the Celtics' watch, WFXT
WFXT
was perceived to be in danger of losing its Fox affiliation. One of those instances was in the summer of 1994, when Westinghouse Broadcasting
Westinghouse Broadcasting
signed a deal to affiliate all of its stations with CBS, which caused WBZ-TV
WBZ-TV
(channel 4) to drop its NBC affiliation and join CBS
CBS
in January 1995. Existing CBS
CBS
affiliate WHDH-TV, meanwhile, was deciding between affiliation offers from NBC and Fox, the latter of which its Miami sister station WSVN
WSVN
had been affiliated with since 1989. However, the Celtics soon began dropping hints about its intention to sell the station, including the shift of the team's over-the-air telecasts to WSBK in 1993 (though WFXT officially stated that this was due to the difficulty of scheduling telecasts around the Fox lineup);[4] furthermore, that October, Fox obtained an option to repurchase the station as part of a larger deal.[5] News Corporation
News Corporation
sold the Boston
Boston
Herald in February 1994, opening the door for Fox to exercise the purchase option in mid-1995. WHDH ultimately signed with NBC
NBC
(if WHDH had joined Fox, they would have only been allowed to carry up to two New England
New England
Patriots football games each year, as the team is part of the American Football Conference, while Fox has rights to the National Football Conference; WHDH's affiliation with NBC
NBC
allowed that station to carry most Patriots games from 1995 to 1997). As the 1990s progressed, WFXT
WFXT
began phasing in more talk and reality programs. It continued running cartoons each weekday – later becoming the last station in the market that had run a morning children's program block – and sitcoms during the evening hours. WFXT
WFXT
served as the television flagship of the Boston
Boston
Red Sox for three seasons from 2000 to 2002 (before that and since then, WFXT
WFXT
only carried Red Sox games that were televised by Fox itself; additionally, the station aired games from its three World Series victories in 2004, 2007 and 2013).

WFXT's logo from 2006–2015, using a logo format also used at other Fox-owned television stations. The "25" in this logo had been used since 1997.

At one point, in 2006, the station was "tentatively planning" to carry programming from News Corporation-owned MyNetworkTV
MyNetworkTV
(a sister network to Fox) on weekdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. if the new network was unable to find an affiliate in the Boston
Boston
market. On July 21, 2006, News Corporation
News Corporation
announced that Derry, New Hampshire-based WZMY-TV (channel 50, now WWJE-DT) would become the market's MyNetworkTV affiliate when the network began operations on September 5. Channel 50 ended its affiliation with MyNetworkTV
MyNetworkTV
in September 2011, shortly after changing call letters to WBIN-TV; WSBK (a CBS-owned sister station to WBZ-TV
WBZ-TV
that had shunned the network at its formation) took over the affiliation at that time. Before MyNetworkTV
MyNetworkTV
became a syndication package consisting solely of drama repeats, WFXT occasionally promoted that network's programming. On October 12, 2007, Comcast
Comcast
began blacking out Fox primetime and sports programming from WFXT
WFXT
on its systems in Bristol County due to an invocation of the FCC's Syndication exclusivity (Commonly called "Syndex") rule by Providence, Rhode Island
Providence, Rhode Island
Fox affiliate WNAC-TV, leaving only channel 25's syndicated programs and newscasts available to that system. On July 31, 2008, Charter Communications's system in Westport also became subject to the blackouts; this contributed to WFXT's eventual removal from that system on September 23.[6] Trade to Cox Media Group[edit] On June 24, 2014, Fox announced that it would trade WFXT
WFXT
and Memphis sister station WHBQ-TV
WHBQ-TV
to the Cox Media Group, in exchange for the San Francisco duopoly of Fox affiliate KTVU
KTVU
and independent station KICU-TV.[7][8][9] The trade was completed on October 8, 2014.[10] Following this deal, CBS-owned WBZ-TV
WBZ-TV
briefly became the only network O&O in the Boston
Boston
area (prior to the launch of NBC
NBC
Boston
Boston
in January 2017), and also made WFXT
WFXT
the largest Fox affiliate not owned by the network (prior to the completion of the swap, KTVU
KTVU
held that title). In November 2014, shortly after the closure of the sale, WFXT was briefly pulled from Verizon FiOS
Verizon FiOS
in the Boston
Boston
area for a week due to a discrepancy in contract negotiations.[11]

WFXT's final "Fox 25" logo, used from October 27, 2015 through February 2018. The current " Boston
Boston
25" logo is based on this logo.

On October 27, 2015, WFXT
WFXT
dropped the Fox O&O-style branding and introduced a new logo and on-air appearance; the logo was criticized by some viewers for its simplified appearance – omitting the standard Fox network logo in favor of an italicized Helvetica
Helvetica
logotype – and received national attention when Larry Potash, morning anchor at WGN-TV
WGN-TV
in Chicago, criticized the change as a move by station-hired consultants to help bring in viewers who defected from WFXT's newscasts following the departure of longtime evening anchor Maria Stephanos earlier that year.[12][13] Prior to Super Bowl LI
Super Bowl LI
in February 2017, the station began downplaying the Fox name from its overall branding; this was reflected in a promo that aired prior to and during the game (which itself used the same music, tagline, and overall format as a 2014 image promotion made by Australia's Seven Network) that referred to the news operation as "25 News".[14] On April 13, 2017, the station announced that it would rebrand its newscasts as Boston
Boston
25 News on April 24, 2017 from then on, the "Fox 25" branding was retained as a generalized identity restricted to WFXT's entertainment programming and station promotions (the move followed a similar split branding structure that Cox Media Group employed when it operated KTVU
KTVU
as a Fox affiliate between 1986 and 2014, in which references to the Fox network were omitted from use within that station's local news programs). General manager Tom Raponi told The Boston
Boston
Globe that the change was made to eliminate a perception that WFXT's newscasts leaned conservative, which the station attributed to an internal survey taken in 2015 in which 41% of Boston
Boston
area news viewers that were polled associated its newscasts with the national Fox News Channel, rather than its sister broadcast network (as an affiliate of the Fox Broadcasting Company, WFXT's only association with Fox News is through a compulsory content arrangement with Fox News Edge, which supplies national and international news footage, and reports from FNC correspondents to Fox stations for inclusion in their local newscasts).[15] In February 2018, the station dropped the "Fox 25" branding entirely and began referring to itself as " Boston
Boston
25" full time, including in promotions for syndicated and Fox network programming. Digital television[edit] Digital channels[edit] The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[16]

25.1 720p 16:9 WFXT
WFXT
DT Main WFXT
WFXT
programming / Fox

25.2 480i ESCAPE Escape

25.3 4:3 LAFF Laff

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit] WFXT's analog signal began malfunctioning on November 1, 2008 as a result of a failing transmission line, forcing the station to reduce its power. By December 9, the transmission line had deteriorated to the point that the station's effective radiated power was reduced to levels where viewers could then only receive the station via cable, satellite or its digital signal in most areas. The station then began to state that the possibility existed that its analog signal might have to be shut down ahead of the analog-to-digital transition deadline for full-power stations, which at that time was scheduled for February 17, 2009.[17] In the end, the station's analog signal remained on the air even after that date (a result of the transition being delayed to June 12);[18] however, due to the continued failure of the transmission line (to the extent that the station estimated its analog signal was only reaching 3% of its former coverage reach, with no signal at all at the station's Dedham studios), WFXT
WFXT
shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 25, on February 27, 2009,[19] becoming the second English-language major network station in Boston
Boston
to exclusively transmit a digital signal (WZMY terminated its analog signal in December 2008) and the only Fox-owned station to shut down its analog signal prior to the new June 12 transition date. The station's digital signal continued to broadcasts on its pre-transition UHF channel 31.[20] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 25. Many Boston
Boston
area residents complained about poor reception from WFXT's digital signal compared to the market's other major television stations. This was due to the fact that the transmitter previously operated at a reduced power output of 78 kilowatts[21] from an antenna mounted below one of the tines of the Candelabra tower
Candelabra tower
in Needham. WFXT's vice president of engineering Bill Holbrook stated publicly[22] that the digital signal would not reach full power until August 2009, when installation of a new antenna and transmitter was expected to be completed. However, the signal upgrades were completed in April 2009,[23] giving WFXT
WFXT
a signal considered to be on par with the Boston market's other full-power stations.[24] The new antenna and transmission feedline had been replaced two weeks earlier. The license to cover was filed on April 23, 2009.[23] Programming[edit] Outside of the Fox network schedule, syndicated programs broadcast by WFXT
WFXT
include The Dr. Oz Show, The Wendy Williams Show, Entertainment Tonight, Right This Minute, The Simpsons, and TMZ on TV. The station also airs at least two New England Patriots
New England Patriots
games a year, via the NFL on Fox, usually when the team plays host to an NFC team at Gillette Stadium, or starting in 2014, with the institution of the NFL's new 'cross-flex' rules, any games that are moved from WBZ-TV. The station has aired five of the team's Super Bowl appearances (XXXI, XXXVI, XXXIX, XLII and LI).[25] News operation[edit] WFXT
WFXT
presently broadcasts 64½ hours of locally produced newscasts each week (10½ hours on weekdays, 5½ hours on Saturday and 6½ hours on Sunday); in regards to the number of hours devoted to locally produced newscasts, it was the largest newscast output of any station in the Boston
Boston
market and the state of Massachusetts
Massachusetts
until January 1, 2017, when WHDH-TV lost their NBC
NBC
affiliation and became a news-intensive independent outlet by increasing their weekly news output to over 70 hours.[26] During weather segments, the station utilizes live National Weather Service
National Weather Service
radar data originating from a radar site at the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Taunton. One of the few productive moves that WFXT
WFXT
made under the ownership of the Boston
Boston
Celtics was entering into a news share agreement with regional cable news channel New England Cable News
New England Cable News
(NECN) to produce a primetime newscast at 10:00 p.m., which debuted on September 7, 1993.[27] The half-hour Fox 25 News at 10 was initially anchored by Heather Kahn, with Tim Kelley on weather. Kahn lasted a year in this role before she was hired by ABC affiliate WCVB-TV
WCVB-TV
(Channel 5); Lila Orbach replaced her as anchor. In September 1994, NECN began to produce a half-hour midday newscast at 12:30 p.m. for channel 25,[28][29] which was subsequently canceled. WFXT
WFXT
opted not to renew its contract with NECN in September 1995, with the final broadcast airing on October 1;[21] the next day, NECN moved the newscast to WSBK. For the next year, the only news programming on WFXT
WFXT
consisted primarily of national updates supplied by Fox News that aired during the day. During this time, Fox Television Stations created an in-house news department for the station, culminating in the September 9, 1996 launch of a new 10:00 p.m. broadcast, initially branded as Fox News Boston[30] before reviving the Fox 25 News title the following year. The 10:00 p.m. newscast has aired as an hour-long program since its inception, originally airing in the format on Monday through Saturday nights, while the Sunday edition aired for a half-hour in order to accommodate a sports highlight program, Sports Sunday on Fox;[31] Sports Sunday ended its run on May 16, 2004, with the Sunday edition of the 10:00 p.m. newscast expanding to an hour the following week.[32]

WFXT's news bureau located near the Massachusetts
Massachusetts
State House in Boston.

Over the next decade, channel 25 gradually expanded its news operation. On June 4, 2001, WFXT
WFXT
added a 4:30 p.m. newscast (making it the first Fox-owned station to have produced a newscast during the 4:00 p.m. hour) that was anchored by Jodi Applegate and was targeted at a female audience.[33] By September 2002, the program had moved to 5:00 p.m., and on September 22, 2003, it was expanded to an hour and began using the same anchors and a similar format as the 10:00 p.m. broadcast, as Applegate became co-anchor, along with former WHDH-TV sports director Gene Lavanchy, of a three-hour weekday morning newscast from 6:00 to 9:00 a.m. that launched the same day.[34] One year later, Applegate left WFXT
WFXT
to become co-anchor of Good Day New York
Good Day New York
on New York City
New York City
sister station WNYW[35] and was replaced by former WHDH and WBZ-TV
WBZ-TV
anchor Kim Carrigan. Concurrent with the debut of the morning newscast, WFXT unveiled a 90,000 square feet (8,400 m2) newsroom similar to that of WHDH, which also serves as the station's news set;[34] it remains in use to this day. Channel 25 also opened a news bureau on Beacon Hill near the state house in downtown Boston, which serves as an interview location for Massachusetts
Massachusetts
lawmakers as well as a home base for weekday morning commentator Doug "V.B." Goudie.[34] The station debuted an hour-long Sunday morning newscast at 9:00 a.m. on September 12, 2004;[36] the program was cancelled in July 2009. On May 19, 2009, WFXT
WFXT
and the CBS-owned duopoly of WBZ-TV/ WSBK-TV
WSBK-TV
entered into a Local News Service agreement, which allows the stations to share local news footage, along with a helicopter for traffic reports and breaking news.[37] The helicopter originally used as part of the sharing agreement (which WFXT
WFXT
and WBZ/WSBK stopped using in 2013) was involved in a crash that killed two people in Seattle
Seattle
on March 18, 2014, while on loan by Helicopters, Inc. for use by KOMO-TV
KOMO-TV
during technical upgrades to that station's own helicopter.[38][39] On June 14, 2009, starting with its 10:00 p.m. newscast, WFXT
WFXT
became the last station in the Boston market to begin broadcasting its newscasts in high definition. WFXT
WFXT
launched a Sunday through Friday 11:00 p.m. newscast on November 5, 2007; the weekday morning newscast has also expanded since its launch, and has aired from 4:00 to 10:00 a.m. since July 9, 2012.[40] The 5:00 p.m. newscast, which consistently placed fourth in its timeslot, was discontinued in favor of a half-hour 6:00 p.m. newscast on September 14, 2009.[41] That program was expanded to one hour with the launch of an additional half-hour newscast at 6:30 p.m. on March 14, 2011, which competes against the national network newscasts airing in the timeslot on WBZ, WHDH and WCVB.[42] On July 7, 2012, WFXT
WFXT
expanded the 6:00 p.m. newscast to Saturday and Sunday evenings; as is common with Fox stations that carry early evening newscasts on weekends, the newscast may be subject to delay or preemption due to network sports telecasts overrunning into the timeslot.[40] On October 7, 2013, WFXT
WFXT
relaunched its 5:00 p.m. newscast after a four-year hiatus.[43] Under Cox ownership, a number of significant changes began to occur within WFXT's news department. On November 13, 2014, Doug Goudie, who was well known for his commentary segments during the station's morning show, was released from the station; he stated that his presence did not align with Cox's "philosophy", since they "aren't big on opinions." The removal of "V.B." came as part of a retooling of the Morning News into a conventional newscast, rather than a morning show emphasizing light talk and interview segments (such as Goudie's "Heavy Hitters").[44][45] The station restored the weekend morning newscasts in September 2015.[46] On-air staff[edit] Notable current on-air staff[edit]

Gene Lavanchy – anchor Sara Underwood – anchor Blair Miller - anchor Butch Stearns – sports reporter Chris Flanagan - anchor

Notable former on-air staff[edit]

Jodi Applegate – anchor (2001–2004); later at WNYW
WNYW
and WPIX
WPIX
in New York City Erin Hawksworth – reporter; later at WJLA in Washington, D.C. Jim Polito – weeknight commentator (2012–2014) Kim Carrigan - anchor, now host of the Boston.com Morning Show on WRKO-AM.

See also[edit]

Channel 25 virtual TV stations in the United States Channel 31 digital TV stations in the United States List of television stations in Massachusetts List of United States
United States
stations available in Canada

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do a deal in No. 7 DMA", Broadcasting & Cable, May 19, 2009 ^ "Helicopter Involved In Seattle
Seattle
Crash Was Used By WBZ-TV, FOX25". CBSBoston.com. CBS
CBS
Radio. March 18, 2014. Retrieved March 18, 2014.  ^ "2 Dead After News Helicopter Crashes Outside TV Station". CBSSeattle.com. March 18, 2014. Retrieved March 18, 2014.  ^ a b WFXT
WFXT
Expands Morning, Weekend Newscasts ^ http://news.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/2009_06_22_Fox_25_to_drop_5_p_m__news/srvc=home&position=also ^ FOX 25 to Launch 6:30 PM News ^ WFXT
WFXT
Adding an Hour of News at 5:00 p.m. TVNewsCheck, September 5, 2013. ^ Fee, Gayle (November 13, 2014). "Fox's VB: 'I had a good run'". Boston
Boston
Herald. Retrieved November 20, 2014.  ^ Fee, Gayle (November 20, 2014). "Fox 25 Morning News getting makeunder". Boston
Boston
Herald. Retrieved November 20, 2014.  ^ "We now know why FOX 25 Adding Weekend Morning News". New England One. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 

External links[edit]

Official website Query the FCC's TV station database for WFXT

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Television in Greater Boston

Reception may vary by location and some stations may only be viewable with cable television Network O&Os are in bold

English stations

WBZ-TV
WBZ-TV
(4.1 CBS, 4.2 Decades) WCVB-TV
WCVB-TV
(5.1 ABC, 5.2 MeTV) WHDT-LD (6.1 DW) WHDH (7.1 Ind., 7.2 This TV) WBTS-LD
WBTS-LD
(8.1 NBC, 8.3 Cozi TV) WFXT
WFXT
(25.1 Fox, 25.2 Escape, 25.3 Laff) WSBK-TV
WSBK-TV
(38.1 MNTV, 38.2 H&I) WWDP
WWDP
(46.1/46.2 EVINE Live) WYDN (48.1 Daystar) WLVI
WLVI
(56.1 CW, 56.2 Buzzr) WMFP
WMFP
(62.1 SBN, 62.3 Charge!, 62.4 Comet) WUNI
WUNI
(66.2 Bounce TV, 66.3 GetTV, 66.4 Grit) WBPX-TV/WDPX-TV (68.1/58.1 Ion, 68.2/58.2 Qubo, 68.3/58.3 Ion Life, 68.4/58.4 Ion Shop, 68.5/58.5 QVC, 68.6/58.6 HSN)

Public television

WGBH-TV
WGBH-TV
(2.1 PBS, 2.2 World) WGBX-TV
WGBX-TV
(44.1 PBS, 44.3 Create, 44.4 Kids)

Spanish stations

WBTS-LD
WBTS-LD
(8.2 TMD (via WNEU), 8.4 TXO (via WNEU)) WFXZ-CD
WFXZ-CD
(24.1/24.2 Azteca, 24.3/24.4 Infomercials) WUTF-TV (27.1 UniMás, 27.2 LATV) WCEA-LD
WCEA-LD
(58.1 Ind) WUNI
WUNI
(66.1 UNI)

New Hampshire

WMUR-TV
WMUR-TV
(9.1 ABC, 9.2 MeTV) WENH-TV/WEKW-TV (11.1/52.1/11.2/52.2 PBS/NHPTV (x.1 Prime, x.2 Explore), 11.3/52.3 World, 11.4/52.4 Create, 11.5/52.5 PBS
PBS
Kids) WYCN-CD
WYCN-CD
(15.1 NBC
NBC
(from WBTS-LD), 15.2 Cozi TV
Cozi TV
(from WBTS-LD) (transmits via WGBX-TV)) WPXG-TV (21.1 Ion, 21.2 Qubo, 21.3 Ion Life, 21.4 Ion Shop, 21.5 QVC, 21.6 HSN) WLEK-LD (22.1 DrTV, Concord) WWJE-DT
WWJE-DT
(50.1 Justice) WNEU
WNEU
(60.1 TMD, 60.2 NBC
NBC
(from WBTS-LD), 60.3 TXO, 60.4 Cozi TV
Cozi TV
(from WBTS-LD))

Local cable channels

NECN NESN CatholicTV Charter TV3 BNNTV MCCTV NBC
NBC
Sports Boston NewTV RCNTV' WCCA-TV
WCCA-TV
(Worcester)

Adjacent locals

WNNE
WNNE
(31.1 NBC; Hartford, Vermont) WSBE-TV
WSBE-TV
(36.1 PBS, 36.2 Learn; Providence) WVTA (41.1/ PBS/VPBS, 41.2 PBS
PBS
Plus, 41.3 Create, 41.4 PBS
PBS
Kids; Windsor, Vermont)

Defunct

CN8 WHDH-TV 5 (ABC/CBS; unrelated to today's WHDH Ch. 7) WNAC-TV
WNAC-TV
7 (CBS/ABC; unrelated to today's WHDH or Providence's WNAC-TV) WJZB-TV 14 (Ind) WNHT 21 (Ind/CBS) WXPO-TV 50 (Ind) WTAO-TV 56 (ABC/DuMont) WXHR-TV 56 (experimental)

Adjacent areas Portland, Maine Hartford/New Haven

Massachusetts
Massachusetts
television Albany Boston Providence Springfield

Vermont
Vermont
Broadcast television Albany/Schenectady Boston, MA Burlington/Plattsburgh

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Broadcast television in Rhode Island
Rhode Island
and Bristol County, Massachusetts including Providence and New Bedford

Reception may vary by location and some stations may only be viewable with cable television

Local telecast stations

WLNE-TV
WLNE-TV
(6.1 ABC, 6.2 Grit, 6.3 Escape) WJAR
WJAR
(10.1 NBC, 10.2 MeTV, 10.3 Comet, 10.4 TBD) WPRI-TV
WPRI-TV
(12.1 CBS, 12.2 MyNetworkTV, 12.3 Bounce TV, 12.4 GetTV) WLWC
WLWC
(28.1 Ion Life) WSBE-TV
WSBE-TV
(36.1 PBS, 36.2 Learn) WRIW-CD (50.1 TMD) WNAC-TV
WNAC-TV
(64.1 Fox, 64.2 CW, 64.3 Laff) WPXQ-TV (69.1 Ion, 69.2 Qubo, 69.3 Ion Shop, 69.5 QVC, 69.6 HSN)

Greater Boston
Boston
stations available in region

WGBH-TV
WGBH-TV
(2.1 PBS, 2.2 World) WBZ-TV
WBZ-TV
(4.1 CBS, 4.2 Decades) WCVB-TV
WCVB-TV
(5.1 ABC, 5.2 MeTV) WHDH-TV (7.1 Ind., 7.2 This TV) WBTS-LD
WBTS-LD
(8.1 NBC, 8.2 TMD, 8.3 Cozi TV, 8.4 TXO) WFXT
WFXT
(25.1 Fox, 25.2 Escape, 25.3 Laff) WUNI
WUNI
(27.1 UNI) WSBK-TV
WSBK-TV
(38.1 MNTV) WGBX-TV
WGBX-TV
(44.1 PBS, 44.3 Create, 44.4 Kids) WWDP
WWDP
(46.1 EVINE Live) WLVI
WLVI
(56.1 CW, 56.2 Buzzr) WBPX-TV (68.1 Ion, 68.2 Qubo, 68.3 Ion Life)

Connecticut
Connecticut
stations available in region

WHPX-TV (26.1 Ion, 26.2 Qubo, 26.3 Ion Life) WEDN (53.1 PBS/CPTV, 53.3 CPTV Spirit)

Cable channels

NBC
NBC
Sports Boston NECN NESN OSN

Defunct channels

WNET/16 (ABC/DuMont) News Channel 5 Eyewitness News Pinpoint Weather Station Cox Sports

Massachusetts
Massachusetts
television Albany Boston Providence Springfield

Major telecast station area: New York City, Hartford/New Haven and Boston

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Fox Network Affiliates in New England

Massachusetts

WFXT
WFXT
25 (Boston) WGGB 40.2 (Springfield)

Maine

WAGM 8.2 (Presque Isle) WVII 7.2 & WFVX-LD
WFVX-LD
22 (Bangor) WPFO
WPFO
23 (Waterville / Portland)

New Hampshire

WPFO
WPFO
23 (Portland; serving Coos and Carroll Counties) WFXT
WFXT
25 (Boston) WFFF-TV
WFFF-TV
44 (Burlington; serving Grafton and Sullivan Counties)

Vermont

WFFF-TV
WFFF-TV
44 (Burlington) WFXT
WFXT
25 (Serving Windham County)

Rhode Island

WNAC-TV
WNAC-TV
64 (Providence)

Connecticut

WTIC-TV
WTIC-TV
61 (Hartford/New Haven)

See also ABC CBS CW Fox Ion MyNetworkTV NBC PBS Other stations in New England

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Cox Enterprises

Daily newspapers

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Austin American-Statesman Dayton Daily News Journal-News The Palm Beach Daily News The Palm Beach Post The Springfield News-Sun

Weekly newspapers

Active Dayton Today's Pulse

Cox Radio

KCYY KGLK KHPT KISS-FM KJSR KKBQ KKYX KONO KONO-FM KRAV-FM KRMG KRMG-FM KSMG KTHT KTKX KWEN WALR-FM WAPE-FM WBAB WBLI WCFB WDBO WDBO-FM WDUV WEDR WEZI WFEZ WFLC WGAU WGMG WHFM WHIO WHIO-FM WHKO WHPT WHQT WJGL WMMO WNGC WOKV WOKV-FM WPOI WPUP WPYO WRFC WSB WSB-FM WSBB-FM WSRV WSUN WWKA WWRM WXGL WXKT WXXJ WZLR

Cox Television

ABC affiliates

WFTV WSB-TV WSOC-TV

CBS
CBS
affiliates

KIRO-TV WHIO-TV WJAX-TV
WJAX-TV
1

Fox affiliates

KOKI-TV WFOX-TV WFXT WHBQ-TV

Independent stations

WAXN-TV WRDQ

MyNetworkTV
MyNetworkTV
affiliates

KMYT-TV WFOX-DT2 2

NBC
NBC
affiliate

WPXI

Cable channels

Cox Sports Television Pittsburgh Cable News Channel YurView

Arizona California Florida Kansas Las Vegas Louisiana New England Oklahoma Virginia

Cox Target Media

Savings.com Valpak

Cox Automotive

Alliance Inspection Management Autost AutoTrader.com
AutoTrader.com
(98%) (Kelley Blue Book) BitAuto Central Dispatch Dealer-Auction.com Dealer.com Dealertrack Deal Shield Home Net Automotive Incadea Jingzhengu Mahindra's First Choice Manheim Auctions Motors.co.uk NextGear Capital Ready Logistics RMS Automotive vAuto VinSolutions Xtime

Other assets

Cox Communications Kudzu.com

1 Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group
operates this station under an LMA with Bayshore Television, LLC. 2 This subchannel holds a secondary affi

.