Monday, September 16, 2019

WKYC is up and running on our new and improved antenna

Good news!

Over-the-air signal for viewers who have had trouble watching WKYC and our subchannels since an FCC mandated frequency switch back in August, should now be able to receive our signal again. That's right, our new antenna is up and broadcasting our signal. Just in time for the Browns' Monday Night Football game here on Channel 3.

NOTE: WKYC will still need to lower our power at times while work remains to be done on the WVIZ antenna which is also on the WKYC tower. But, we are getting there!

RELATED | Where and when to watch tonight's NBC programming

This project affected not just us, but thousands of TV stations across the country and here in Northeast Ohio. So, when you rescan, you may discover even more great programming you didn’t even know existed!

What are you waiting for? Let’s get your TV rescanned right now.

Below we rounded up some frequently asked questions regarding a rescan.

What is it?

If you watch TV with an antenna or use a digital convertor box, this frequency change may have affected you. If it did, you’ll need to re-scan your TV so you can start receiving WKYC on 3.1, Justice Network on 3.2, Cozi TV on 3.3 and Quest on 3.4 again.

Why do I need to Re-Scan?

If you want to resume watching your favorite shows on WKYC including Channel 3 News, Ellen, the Today Show, Nightly News and NBC’s primetime line-up, you’ll need to re-scan your TV.

How do I do it?

We've included a number of links here with easy-to-follow, step-by-step, illustrated instructions to SOME of the most popular brands of televisions.

LG

https://www.lg.com/pa_en/support/product-help/CT20273031-1412240986783-others

Panasonic

http://www.panasonic.com/mobile/consumer/quick-start-guide/2012/1/en/021.asp

Philips

https://www.usa.philips.com/c-f/XC000010118/how-to-perform-a-channel-search-in-my-philips-tv

Samsung

https://www.samsung.com/in/support/tv-audio-video/how-to-scan-the-available-channels-in-samsung-smart-tv/

Sony

http://docs.esupport.sony.com/imanual/LA/2013/XBR-X907A/ltn-dvbt_uen/c_digi_europe_co_datuning.html

Toshiba

https://support.toshiba.com/support/viewContentDetail?contentId=4009239

Vizio

https://support.vizio.com/s/article/Channel-Scan-Auto-Scan-Master-Channel-List-No-Signal?language=en_US


Additional Resources:
Channel Master
Dish Network DTVPAL
Element
Funai
Haier
Hisense
Hitachi
Insignia
JVC
Magnavox
Polaroid
Proscan
RCA
Sanyo
Sceptre
Sharp
Symphonic
Westinghouse
Zenith

I don't see my brand listed. What do I do?

Even among manufacturers, each television has its own steps for rescanning. Every remote is different, too, and often the words ENTER, OK, or SELECT are interchangeable. The process is essentially the same.

In general, you need to get into the brains of your television to TELL it what you want to see. If you still have the owner's manual for your TV or converter box, now would be a great time to find it. We have included links here to popular television brands. You can use those links to find your model of television (usually shown on the rear of your set) to get the manual that matches.

To begin scanning for channels, use your remote to find the MENU or SETUP or SETTINGS function. The UP/DOWN and LEFT/RIGHT buttons help you move from step to step through the on-screen menu.

GENERAL GUIDE

1 – Press the MENU button on your television or converter box remote.

2 – Go to SETUP or SETTINGS.

3 – Go to INSTALLATION or SYSTEM or CHANNELS.

4 – Go to AUTOPROGRAM, AUTOSCAN, AUTOTUNING, PROGRAM CHANNELS, or SCAN CHANNELS.

5 – Press ENTER, OK, or SELECT to start the scan.

6 – Some televisions may warn you that starting a scan will reprogram your channels. That's OK! Reprogramming your tuner is exactly what you want to do to access the upgrades and new channels.

7 – Once the scan starts, it can take just a few minutes or 15 – 30 minutes to complete. DON"T stop the process once it starts.

8 – At this point, your scan should be done. Many televisions quit the process on their own, with others, you may need to select OK or EXIT on your remote.

NOTE: Some manufacturers have you use the LEFT/RIGHT arrow to access menu functions. Sometimes they throw you a curve ball and make the CHANNEL UP/DOWN and VOLUME UP/DOWN double as menu navigation. It can be a bit tricky, but if you're familiar with your television remote, you already know this stuff.

Tip: Make sure your antenna has a clear, 360-degree view with no obstructions. If you are using a rabbit-ears style of indoor antenna, you may need to adjust it to maximize your digital signal. Unlike the "old days," if the digital signal is too weak, your tuner will not be able to decode and display the channel.

What now?

If all has gone according to plan, you’ll be getting a stronger WKYC signal, which means a better picture for all your favorite shows on Channel 3!

Know that there will be some minor interruptions and periods of a weaker signal throughout the week as we finish work on WVIZ's antenna, which is on the same tower as ours. But once you rescan and get our new signal, you do not need to rescan again to get us.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

WKYC Rewind: Action3News at 11 pm on September 17, 1980

We are always on the look out for classic WKYC gems.

Let's flashback to September 17, 1980, for Action 3 News at 11 pm with the late Doug Adair and Mona Scott. Enjoy!

 

Friday, September 13, 2019

Here's why WKYC will be off the air Friday afternoon

WKYC Channel 3 will be off the air Friday afternoon, as of 11:40 a.m.

The outage could remain in effect for a few hours.

It will impact anyone using an antenna or whose cable/satellite provider receives our signal over-the-air, meaning you will not be able to watch us during this period of time.

It comes as we work to complete installation of our brand new antenna, which is a project mandated by the FCC.

With storms set to roll into the area this afternoon, we have no choice but to complete work on our tower now to ensure safety.

We apologize for any inconvenience this will cause. We have hopes that this will be the last of interruptions as we update our antenna.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have rescanned for us previously and got our signal, you DO NOT need to scan your TV again. You will receive our signal once we power back up.

Thousands of stations across the country are affected by this transition, including many here in Ohio. We're very sorry for this disruption and are working as quickly and safely as possible as we can.

We will let everyone know as soon as we are at full power. And rest easy Browns fans, we will be back up before the first primetime game on Sept. 16.

Until then, we thank you for your patience and your loyal viewership.

You can learn more about this project at wkyc.com/rescan.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Throwback Thursday: WKYC in 1994

Time for another installment of "Throwback Thursday" which takes a look back at some of the historical milestones at Channel 3.

The time machine takes us 25 years in the past to 1994 with a timeline of some of the biggest moments of that year at WKYC.

January 1994: Jon Loufman joins WKYC-TV from WEWS-TV/Cleveland.

March 5, 1994: Connie Dieken departs WKYC-TV after a 10-year run. She became the first female to anchor all three major evening newscasts at WKYC-TV: 5, 6 & 11 p.m.

April 1994: Channel 3 covers the opening of the Gateway sports facilities for Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Cavaliers. In one of the most exciting periods in the city's recent history, the former Central Market site gave way to the new homes of the Tribe and Cavs. On April 4, 1994, Jacobs Field (now Progressive Field) opened as the Indians defeated the Mariners in extra innings. President Bill Clinton threw out the first pitch. Billy Joel officially opened Gund Arena on October 17, 1994. The Cavaliers played their first regular-season game in the arena a few weeks later, losing to the Houston Rockets on November 8, 1994.

April 1994: WKYC-TV Anchor Dick Feagler departs WKYC-TV after his 11 p.m. commentaries were shortened, taped and moved to the end of the broadcast.

April 25, 1994: WKYC-TV begins a 5:30 a.m. newscast with anchors Art Edwards, Jodine Costanzo and weather forecasters Eileen McShea and Jon Loufman.

May 1994: Lillian Williams departs WKYC-TV she moves on to pursue other interests.

May 1994: Eric Mansfield joins WKYC-TV from WAKC-TV/Akron-Canton to become the new Akron Bureau chief replacing Lillian Williams.

June 1994: Mark Nolan joins WKYC-TV from WAKC-TV/Akron-Canton as a part-time, weekend 6 & 11 pm weather anchor along with Cory Thompson and Liz Habib.

July 1994: Donna Terrell joins WKYC-TV as a reporter and weekend anchor of Channel News at 6 & 11 p.m.

August 1994: Dawn Stensland joins WKYC-TV from WBBM-TV/Chicago to co-anchor the weeknight 6 & 11 p.m. newscast with Judd Hambrick beginning September 1st.

August 1994: WKYC-TV introduces “StormTracker3” that pinpoints the location of storms right down to street-level.

August 1994: WKYC-TV kicks off “Friday Night Fever” during its 11 p.m. broadcast. FNF is roughly a 15 minute fast paced, highlight intensive look at area high school football games hosted by Jim and the Channel 3 News sports team.

September 15, 1994: Alice Weston joins WKYC-TV from WUAB-TV/Cleveland as a senior’s reporter.

November 1994: Nick Cellini departs WKYC-TV.

December 1, 1994: Ron Jantz joins WKYC-TV from WUAB-TV/Cleveland as weekend 6 & 11 p.m. sports anchor.

December 1, 1994: Chuck Galeti moves to full time sports reporting.

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This timeline is based on station archives and various newspaper stories. If you feel something is in error, please let me know and we'll make any necessary corrections. Email me at fmacek@wkyc.com

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Job openings at WKYC Studios for 9/11/19

WKYC Studios has these job openings if you are looking for a rewarding career experience with us at TEGNA Media's Cleveland location.

Current WKYC Job Openings
For complete job descriptions and application procedures, be sure to visit our WKYC Career Page. You can also find other jobs within our parent company on the TEGNA Career Page. NOTE: You must apply via the website. Mailed applications are not accepted.

You can now sign up for email alerts for job openings: http://bit.ly/wkycjobemails

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Meteorologist Jason Frazer joins WKYC Studios


WKYC Channel 3 President and General Manager Micki Byrnes announced today that Meteorologist Jason Frazer will join the WKYC team.

“Northeast Ohio weather always keeps us on our toes, and I am excited to welcome Jason, a multi-talented and versatile meteorologist to the WKYC team,” said Byrnes.

Jason joins WKYC from Fox 28 in Savannah, Georgia. When not in the television studio, his passion is visiting grade schools, middle schools and high schools to encourage students to consider meteorology and other STEM-related careers.

“Jason’s knowledge of atmospheric science and the environment will be a great addition to Cleveland’s #1 weather team,” said Director of Content Adam Miller. “His reporting will help Northeast Ohioans feel more prepared as we head out to work and school with daily updates and detailed forecasts on TV and digital platforms.”

“I am so excited to be returning to the Buckeye state. I’m looking forward to joining an awarding-winning team and helping to continue the great legacy of WKYC,” said Frazer.

Jason knew at an early age that a career in broadcasting was his calling. Growing up he loved to pretend that he was iconic weatherman Al Roker. While on his path to meteorology he explored political science and banking, Jason always knew that someday he’d realize his dream.

After studying Political Science at Columbia University, Jason was offered the opportunity to learn how to manage a bank branch through Citibank’s Management Associate Program. He learned not only how to sell mortgages, checking and investment accounts but he also learned how to manage a department. At the age of 24, he accepted a position at JP Morgan Chase as one of the youngest branch managers in the nation. There, he managed $25 million in balances, $10 million in investment accounts and a staff of 10.

With a burning desire to return to television, Jason was able to freelance for the News 12 Networks throughout the NYC area. Using that experience, he was able to obtain a Reporter position with WROC-TV, the CBS affiliate in Rochester, NY. After spending two years in Rochester, Jason accepted a General Assignment Reporter position at WBNS-TV, the CBS affiliate in Columbus, OH.

After spending three years in Ohio, in 2013, Jason relocated to Connecticut to work for WFSB-TV Channel 3 Eyewitness News the CBS affiliate in Hartford. While at WFSB, he reported various breaking news stories and contributed to WFSB’s Investigative Unit and filled in on the Anchor desk.

In 2016, Jason became an Investigative Reporter for NBC Boston and NECN, New England’s 24-hour Cable Station. He uncovered how landlords in Massachusetts were improperly placing young children on eviction notices which impacted their ability to obtain credit and future housing. 

In 2019, Jason also completed the Broadcast Meteorology Program at Mississippi State University.

Jason has numerous hobbies including cooking, traveling, bowling, football, whitewater rafting, wine tasting and acting. He is a huge NFL Fantasy Football Fan and one of the best Spades players you’ll ever meet. He is looking forward to discovering Cleveland with his fiancĂ©e, Romney Smith, who is also joining the WKYC team.

Monday, September 09, 2019

Award-Winning Journalist Romney Smith joins WKYC Studios


WKYC Channel 3 President and General Manager Micki Byrnes announced today that journalist Romney Smith will join the WKYC team.

“Romney has a natural ability to bring a story to life, stories that really matter to a community.  And she works to make those communities a better place after the cameras leave,” said Byrnes. “I’m thrilled to welcome her to the WKYC news team.”

Romney Smith joins WKYC from WTOC in Savannah, Georgia, where she served as an Anchor/Investigative Reporter. Romney played a pivotal role in launching multi-platform digital newscasts for the station as well as helping to re-launch the investigative unit. Romney is best known for her insightful reports on the growing sex trafficking problem in Georgia. She also helped spark a review of the 911 call center protocol after her story about a woman involved in domestic abuse raised questions and concerns.
Romney Smith

“Romney will make a difference here in Northeast Ohio,” said Director of Content Adam Miller. “Her storytelling gets to the heart of what matters most. With hopes of enriching viewers’ lives and equipping them with knowledge, Romney’s passion for journalism is evident in her reporting.”

Prior to joining WTOC, Romney was a morning Anchor/Reporter for ActionNewsJax, the CBS/FOX duopoly in Jacksonville, Florida. She played an important role in several big stories including what became known nationally as the “loud music trial” with the shooting of Jordan Davis, the devastating hurricanes Matthew and Irma and Congresswoman Corrine Brown's federal fraud trial.

“TEGNA is a company that values creativity and great journalism,” said Smith. “Channel 3 embodies that, and I look forward to joining this award-winning team. I’m excited to get to know Northeast Ohio, tell your stories, and positively impact Cleveland!"

Romney is a four-time Emmy-nominated journalist, Georgia and Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Award recipient and part of the team that won the 2017 Regional Edward R. Murrow award for Overall Excellence.

Romney began her journalism career at WFXL FOX 31 News in Albany, Georgia. She served in multiple roles including a Multimedia Journalist, Weekend Anchor and Main Anchor/Executive Producer. In 2012 Romney was honored to be included in The Albany Herald’s “Top 40 under 40." While in Albany, Romney won a 2014 Georgia Associated Press award for Best Locally Produced Program Non-News/Sports for producing and anchoring the 30-minute special 'Pursuing Good Health' explaining the Affordable Health Care Law to Southwest Georgians.

Romney fell in love with news growing up in the Atlanta area. She graduated from the University of Richmond and moved to Baltimore where she had a successful career in pharmaceutical sales. However, once she realized she was still "obsessed with news," Romney left big pharma to attend graduate school. She earned a Master’s degree from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism, switched careers and hasn't looked back. Romney is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, National Association of Black Journalists and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Romney likes to say that her life is a series of news deadlines, working out, traveling, making guacamole, calligraphy, and playing with her senior Yorkshire Terrier named Linney. She is looking forward to making Cleveland her new home with her fiancé.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Why WKYC will be off the air for a while on Saturday, August 31, 2019

Special to the Director's Cut Blog
from wkyc.com

Safety concerns during antenna installation mean we will be off-air for a significant amount of time.As we continue installing our brand new antenna, today brings another big moment in this project. One that means we will be off the air for several hours Saturday.

Starting around 8 a.m., crews will be adding and/or removing more wiring on our tower. This work will position them near our auxiliary antennas, which emit dangerous levels of radio frequency signals. To protect the workers during this phase of construction, we have to power down our signal. We will have the signal restored in time for our 6 p.m. news.

Because the work they will be doing is time-consuming, we will be dark for several hours. This will impact anyone using an antenna or whose cable/satellite provider receives our signal over-the-air (including Dish and DirecTV), meaning you will not be able to watch us during this period of time.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have rescanned for us previously and got our signal, you DO NOT need to scan your TV again. You will receive our signal once we power back up.

This project has been mandated by the FCC. Thousands of stations across the country are affected by this transition, including many here in Ohio. We're very sorry for this disruption and are working as quickly and safely as possible as we can.

We will let everyone know as soon as we are at full power. And rest easy Browns fans, we will be back up before the first primetime game on September 16th.

Until then, we thank you for your patience and your loyal viewership.

You can learn more about this project at wkyc.com/rescan.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Throwback Thursday: WKYC in 2009

Time for another installment of "Throwback Thursday" which takes a look back at some of the historical milestones at Channel 3.

The time machine takes us 10 years in the past to 2009 with a timeline of some of the biggest moments of that year at WKYC.

February 16, 2009: WKYC-TV enters a video pool sharing agreement with WOIO-TV & WUAB-TV/Cleveland.

March 5, 2009: Conan O’Brien visits WKYC-TV after being named new host of the “Tonight Show.”

March 17, 2009: Longtime WKYC-TV and WTAM-AM personality Tom Haley dies at age 88 on St. Patrick’s Day at Lakewood Hospital after a brief illness.

March 23, 2009: WKYC-TV parent company Gannett announces that because of bad economic conditions, all Gannett employees (include WKYC-TV employees) will be required to take a week of unpaid leave in April, May or June of 2009.

April 3, 2009:  Carole Sullivan departs WKYC-TV and follows her husband, Mike Sullivan, to San Diego. She was previously the co-anchor of “Channel 3 News at 7” with Eric Mansfield.

April 6, 2009: Monica Robins replaces Carole Sullivan as co-anchor with Eric Mansfield of “Channel 3 News at 7” while continuing her medical reports and anchoring the noon newscasts.

June 1, 2009: Conan O’Brien takes over for Jay Leno as host of the “The Tonight Show” at 11:35 p.m.

June 5, 2009: Abby Ham departs WKYC-TV and returns to WBIR-TV/Knoxville.

June 11, 2009: WKYC-TV fires up its new RF Channel 17 transmitter for a day of testing before the switch on June 12th.

June 12, 2009: WKYC-TV shuts down regular programming on its analog signal at 10 a.m. and moves to a new digital signal on channel 17. WKYC-TV remains a “Nightlight” station until July 12, 2009 to inform viewers of the change to digital television.

June 16, 2009: WKYC-TV drops “TV” from its official call sign.

September 14, 2009: WKYC-TV begins to air “The Jay Leno Show” weeknights at 10 p.m. after Conan O’Brien replaces Leno “The Tonight Show.”

October 29, 2009: WKYC-TV begins coverage of the gruesome discovery of 11 women at the home of Anthony Sowell at his own 12205 Imperial Avenue Mount Pleasant Neighborhood of Cleveland.  Sowell was arrested on October 31, 2009 and went on trial in 2011. He was convicted on July 22, 2011. He remains on death row at the Chillicothe Correctional Institute.

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This timeline is based on station archives and various newspaper stories. If you feel something is in error, please let me know and we'll make any necessary corrections. Email me at Email me at fmacek@wkyc.com

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

WKYC Rewind: Action3News at 11 pm on October 3, 1982

We are always on the look out for classic WKYC gems. This time, we flashback to October 3, 1982, for Action 3 News at 11 pm Nightside with Leon Bibb, Sheryl Browne, Paul Edmunds on weather and John Henk with sports. Enjoy!

 

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Throwback Thursday: WKYC in 1969

Time for another installment of "Throwback Thursday" which takes a look back at some of the historical milestones at Channel 3.

The time machine takes us 50 years in the past to 1969 with a timeline of some of the biggest moments of that year at WKYC.

April 7, 1969: “NBC Newsday 90” debuts from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with anchor Virgil Dominic, Wally Kinnan (weather) and Jim Graner (sports). Ron Becker will aid Dominic with the news. 6 to 6:30 p.m. is the top local news, national headlines, weather and sports. At 6:30 p.m., “The Huntley-Brinkley” airs. At 7 p.m. the local news continues with activities of nearby cities like Akron, Canton, Massillon and the like.

June 1969: WKYC-TV General Manager Arthur Watson departs the station to become president of the radio division of NBC in New York.

June 1969: Neal Van Ells returns to WKYC-TV and becomes vice president and general manager. He was previously at KNBC-TV/Los Angeles and WKYC-TV station manager from October 1965 until May 1968.

June 22, 1969: WKYC-TV covers what becomes a national story of an oil slick near Republic Steel on the Cuyahoga River that catches fire. While the 'burning river' is still often used by outsiders to chide our city, the fire resulted in the Clean Water Act, the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, and the creation of the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
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This timeline is based on station archives and various newspaper stories. If you feel something is in error, please let me know and we'll make any necessary corrections. Email me at fmacek@wkyc.com

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Channel 3 Memories: Your Photos Volume 2

Time for some more classic Channel 3 photos. This batch features some of our various news anchor teams over the year here at WKYC.

All pictures are courtesy of Bob Keyes.

If you have any pictures you would like to share for the blog, please email me at fmacek@wkyc.com

    Weeknight Team: (Back) Al Roker (weather), Mona Scott (weather)
(Front) Doug Adair (anchor), Amanda Arnold (anchor), Tom Ryther (sports)

    Weekend Team: (L-R) Leon Bibb (anchor), John Henk (sports), Sheryl Browne (anchor), Paul Edmunds (weather)

(L-R) Steve Taylor (sports), Connie Dieken (anchor), Tom Sweeney (anchor), Terry Burhans (weather)


Monday, August 19, 2019

Thanks to you, 2019's Clear the Shelters was a huge success

Special to the Director's Cut
By Ann Geyser, wkyc.com

The final total is in and 399 animals were adopted from 24 shelters and rescues to families across Northeast Ohio.

The goal was simple: find forever homes for as many dogs, cats and other animals living in shelters across Northeast Ohio.

We hit a home run.


This year, final numbers show that 399 animals were adopted from 24 shelters and rescues on last Saturday.

Brianna took home a dog from City Dogs in Cleveland. She told our Dorsena Drakeford that when she met the dog she adopted, he licked her face and she knew right there and then, this would be her new forever friend.

Clear the Shelters was a nationwide effort, started by NBC and Telemundo stations across the country. This was the fifth year for the event and since it started, over a quarter-million pets were adopted to loving homes.

Last year, WKYC and local shelters and rescues were able to get 347 pets adopted and this year, we added dozens more to that total. It’s also good news for the shelters and rescues who despite giving animals great care, know that dogs and cats have a much better life with a family to call their own.

RELATED: LOOK | How 'Clear the Shelters' shaped out across Northeast Ohio

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Throwback Thursday: WKYC in 1979

This week is our first installment of "Throwback Thursday" which takes a look back at some of the historical milestones at Channel 3.

The time machine takes us 40 years in the past to 1979 with a timeline of some of the biggest moments of that year at WKYC.

January 15, 1979: Al Roker joins WKYC-TV from WTTG-TV/Washington D.C. as weeknight 6 & 11 p.m. weather anchor and replaces Bob Zappe. Roker was supposed to debut a week earlier, but he waits until WKYC-TV’s new weather radar system was installed and tested. Al is credited with naming the weather computers “Ethel & Fred” after the characters Ethel & Fred Mertz on “I Love Lucy”.

January 19, 1979: Leon Bibb joins WKYC-TV from WCMH-TV/Columbus as a general assignment reporter. He is Ohio’s first black anchor.

January 27, 1979: Leon Bibb and Sheryl Browne become the new co-anchors of the weekend evening editions of “Action3News” along with weatherman Ron Allen and sportscaster Paul Warfield.

May 25, 1979: WKYC-TV airs its final “5:30” show as it prepares to expand the evening news to one hour the following Monday. Both Mona Scott and Ed Miller move to prominent roles in the new newscasts at 6 p.m.

May 28, 1979: Channel 3 adopts an hour weekday evening newscast from 6 to 7 p.m. with co-anchors Doug Adair and Amanda Arnold, followed by NBC Nightly News at 7 p.m.

June 3, 1979: Channel 3 adds a Sunday evening 6 p.m. newscast with Leon Bibb and Sheryl Browne as co-anchors.

June 4, 1979: WKYC-TV adds “TV” to its official call sign according to FCC records.

July 3, 1979: Dave Patterson joins WKYC-TV from WEWS-TV to become co-anchor of the 6 p.m. news with Doug Adair and serves as host of a daily, hour-long interview and variety program from 9 to 10 a.m. which will replace the “Zap” show.

August 1979: John Henk joins WKYC-TV from KSTP-TV/Saint Paul, as a weekend 6 & 11 p.m. sports anchor and replaces Paul Warfield.

August 27, 1979: “The Dave Patterson Show” debuts on WKYC-TV at 9 a.m. to become direct competition for the “Morning Exchange” on WEWS-TV/Cleveland.

October 10, 1979: John Chancellor once again becomes solo anchor of “NBC Nightly News” with Brinkley again providing commentaries until his departure for ABC News in 1981 to become host of “This Week” on Sunday morning.

December 13, 1979: Joe Pelligrino joins WKYC-TV from WXYZ-TV/Detroit as weeknight sports anchor replacing Tom Ryther in early January 1980.

December 14, 1979: Tom Ryther departs WKYC-TV due to family issues in Minneapolis.

December 21, 1979: Amanda Arnold departs WKYC-TV for KHOU-TV/Houston.

December 24, 1979: Mona Scott joins Doug Adair on the 11 p.m. newscast, replacing Amanda Arnold.

1979: Quentin Bradford joins WKYC-TV as a reporter.

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This timeline is based on station archives and various newspaper stories. If you feel something is in error, please let me know and we'll make any necessary corrections. Email me at fmacek@wkyc.com