WJXT

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WJXT, channel 4 (digital 42), is an independent television station serving Jacksonville, Florida, and surrounding communities. Its transmitter is in the Kilarney Shores section of Jacksonville, with the WTLV transmitter. The station originally broadcast an analog signal on VHF channel 4 and a digital signal on UHF channel 42. Comcast cable carries the station on channel 3. U-Verse carries WJXT on channel 4 and an HD feed on channel 1004. The station is owned by Post-Newsweek Stations. Channel 4 broadcasts from studios at 4 Broadcast Place, on Jacksonville's southbank of the St. Johns River. WJXT airs syndicated programming, such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil, Rachael Ray, and reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond, The King Of Queens, and Monk.

From its sign-on in 1949 until 2002, WJXT was affiliated with CBS. It was the first television station in Florida outside Miami.

History

WJXT signed on September 15, 1949, as WMBR-TV, the second television station in Florida and co-owned with WMBR radio (AM 1400, now WZAZ; and 96.1 FM, now WEJZ). In 1953, the Washington Post Company bought the stations. The radio stations were sold in 1958 and the television station was renamed WJXT-TV.

WJXT was a CBS affiliate for more than 50 years, though it carried secondary affiliations with DuMont through 1955 (when the network shut down), NBC until 1957 (when WFGA, now WTLV, signed on) and ABC until 1966 (when WJKS, now WCWJ, signed on). For much of that time, it was the only CBS station...
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