Charlotte’s WB55 Becomes WWWB


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

July 31, 2001
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Mark Gray, Station Manager
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Charlotte’s WB55 Becomes WWWB

Charlotte, NC — Charlotte’s WB Network affiliate, WFVT-TV, will change its name to WWWB, effective August 1, 2001. The name change constitutes a new official call sign, WWWB, approved by the FCC. With this change Charlotte’s WB affiliate call sign will more closely reflect the station’s network brand and connection with young adults. For six years the WB network has been the leading provider of quality drama and comedy to young adults, with the youngest median age of any broadcast network. The new WWWB is available over the air on channel 55, on 100% of the cable systems in the Charlotte, NC DMA, and will be carried on DirecTV and Echostar no later than the end of 2001. Owned by Raleigh based Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., WWWB signed on the air in October of 1994 on channel 55, becoming a WB affiliate in January of 1995. Since that time the station has been recognized as a leading WB affiliate… winning the coveted WB “Froggy” award for best station promotion in 1999. With the change to WWWB, WFVT will no longer be used.



Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL-Digital, WRAL-FM, Microspace, the North Carolina News Network, DTV Plus, Wolfpack Sports Marketing, and Capitol Sports Management in Raleigh, NC; WJZY-TV and WFVT-TV in Charlotte, NC; WILM-TV in Wilmington, NC; WRAZ-TV and the Durham Bulls Baseball Club in Durham, NC; and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball Club in Myrtle Beach, SC; Capitol Broadcasting Company also founded Local TV on Satellite in Raleigh, NC.

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