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WJXT, virtual channel 4 (UHF digital channel 42), is an independent television station licensed to Jacksonville, Florida, United States.wikipedia
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WJXT, virtual channel 4 (UHF digital channel 42), is an independent television station licensed to Jacksonville, Florida, United States.

WCWJ

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The station is owned by the Graham Media Group subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, as part of a duopoly with CW affiliate WCWJ (channel 17).
The station is owned by the Graham Media Group subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, as part of a duopoly with independent station WJXT (channel 4).

Graham Media Group

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The station is owned by the Graham Media Group subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, as part of a duopoly with CW affiliate WCWJ (channel 17).
The Post then merged its Washington stations with recently purchased WMBR-AM-TV in Jacksonville, Florida and changed the company's name to Post Stations, Inc. WMBR radio was later sold off (it is now WQOP); the Post then changed WMBR-TV's calls to WJXT.

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WJXT, virtual channel 4 (UHF digital channel 42), is an independent television station licensed to Jacksonville, Florida, United States.
WJXT 4, WCWJ's sister station, is a former longtime CBS affiliate that turned independent in 2002.

Graham Holdings

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The station is owned by the Graham Media Group subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, as part of a duopoly with CW affiliate WCWJ (channel 17).

WFOX-TV

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The shift made Jacksonville one of the only television markets in the United States with all six major broadcast networks at the time (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, UPN and The WB) having affiliations with only five stations in a six-station market (which remains the case with UPN and The WB's successors The CW and MyNetworkTV in the present day), the only market in which each affiliate of the Big Four networks are controlled by two companies (Tegna currently owns WTLV and ABC affiliate WJXX (channel 25); at the time, Clear Channel owned both Fox affiliate WAWS (channel 30, now WFOX-TV) and WTEV, Cox Media Group presently owns WFOX outright and operates WJAX under joint sales and shared services agreements), and one of the few markets where an analog-era VHF station has no network affiliation while the market's other commercial stations (one VHF and five UHF) do.
After WTEV took the CBS affiliation from longtime affiliate WJXT (channel 4), which dropped the network after it demanded that Post-Newsweek Stations reverse compensate CBS to carry its programming and run the entire network schedule in pattern—only allowing pre-emptions for extended local breaking news and severe weather coverage, WAWS took over the local rights to the UPN affiliation on July 15, 2002, airing the network's evening programming on a secondary basis each weeknight from 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. following the station's prime time newscast, as well as its children's program block Disney's One Too, which it aired on Sunday through Friday mornings in addition to its existing carriage of Fox's competing children's block, FoxBox (later known as 4Kids TV), on Saturdays.

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The station was co-owned alongside WMBR radio (1460 AM, now WQOP; and 96.1 FM, now WEJZ).
It was owned by the Florida Broadcasting Company, which the following year put Channel 4 WMBR-TV on the air, the second TV station in Florida (now WJXT).

WJAX-TV

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UPN affiliate WTEV-TV (channel 47, now WJAX-TV)—at that time owned by Clear Channel Communications—subsequently signed an agreement with CBS to become the network's new Jacksonville affiliate two weeks after WJXT's disaffiliation announcement on April 23, 2002.
The network's longtime affiliate, WJXT (channel 4), chose not to renew its affiliation agreement with the network after CBS supplied the station's owner, Post-Newsweek Stations (now the Graham Media Group), with a list of demands that included the payment of reverse compensation to the network (instead of receiving payments, as was the case in the past) to continue carrying CBS programming and limiting preemptions of CBS programming to events where breaking news and severe weather coverage necessitate it.

WJXX

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The shift made Jacksonville one of the only television markets in the United States with all six major broadcast networks at the time (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, UPN and The WB) having affiliations with only five stations in a six-station market (which remains the case with UPN and The WB's successors The CW and MyNetworkTV in the present day), the only market in which each affiliate of the Big Four networks are controlled by two companies (Tegna currently owns WTLV and ABC affiliate WJXX (channel 25); at the time, Clear Channel owned both Fox affiliate WAWS (channel 30, now WFOX-TV) and WTEV, Cox Media Group presently owns WFOX outright and operates WJAX under joint sales and shared services agreements), and one of the few markets where an analog-era VHF station has no network affiliation while the market's other commercial stations (one VHF and five UHF) do.
Despite Allbritton's best efforts to improve the station, WJXX failed to gain significant ratings traction in the market; in addition to lingering confusion from the early announcement that WBSG would be the ABC affiliate for Jacksonville and the subsequent early launch of channel 25, the combined signal of WJXX and WBSG was somewhat inferior to that of their two VHF competitors, CBS affiliate WJXT (channel 4, now an independent station) and NBC affiliate WTLV (channel 12).

WGFL

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In addition, this triggered an affiliation switch in Gainesville where WGFL became a CBS affiliate; that station was a primary affiliate of The WB at the time.
In May 2002, WGFL announced its intention to affiliate with the CBS network on July 15, 2002; this came about as an affiliation switch arose involving then-CBS affiliate WJXT and then-UPN affiliate WTEV (now WJAX-TV) in Jacksonville, which led WJXT to drop CBS programming and become an independent.

WTLV

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Since its only competition in the Jacksonville market came from UHF station WJHP-TV (which signed on in 1953 and went dark three years later), channel 4 had a virtual television monopoly in northern Florida until September 1957, when it lost the NBC affiliation to upstart WFGA (channel 12, now WTLV).
It aired most Jaguars games until 1998, when the team's telecasts moved to WJXT (channel 4) after CBS acquired the broadcast rights to the AFC's regular season and playoff games (most Jaguars games are now televised on WJAX-TV (channel 47), which obtained the CBS affiliation in July 2002).

George Winterling

Its evening news team of anchors Tom Wills and Deborah Gianoulis, chief meteorologist George Winterling and sports director Sam Kouvaris were together for 22 years from 1981 until Gianoulis' retirement in 2003 – one of the longest-running anchor teams in the nation at the time.
Chief Meteorologist for television station WJXT in Jacksonville, Florida for almost fifty years, Winterling helped develop modern forecasting.

Sam Kouvaris

Its evening news team of anchors Tom Wills and Deborah Gianoulis, chief meteorologist George Winterling and sports director Sam Kouvaris were together for 22 years from 1981 until Gianoulis' retirement in 2003 – one of the longest-running anchor teams in the nation at the time.
Samuel (Sam) Kouvaris Jr. is an American sports reporter who previously served as sports director at WJXT in Jacksonville, Florida.

Mike Patrick

In 1970, he was named Sports Director at WJXT-TV in Jacksonville, Florida, where he provided play-by-play for Jacksonville Sharks' World Football League (WFL) telecasts (1973–74).

Byron Saxton

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Kelly worked as an associate producer for WJXT Channel 4 News in Jacksonville, and was then promoted to work on camera as a traffic reporter.

Steve Kroft

As an investigative reporter for WJXT in Jacksonville, his reports on local corruption led to several grand jury investigations and established his reputation.

Eyewitness News

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Channel 4 used the Eyewitness News format for its newscasts for 38 years from 1967 to 2005, when its newscasts were retitled to the current Channel 4 News (from 1997 until the station became independent in 2002, WJXT identified as News Channel 4 for general branding purposes, while the Eyewitness News title continued in use for its newscasts ).

Randall Pinkston

He then worked for WJXT-TV from 1974 until 1976, as urban affairs director, a general assignment reporter and the producer of a daily public affairs program.

Metro Jacksonville

On May 21, 2012, Metro Jacksonville, a news and discussion blog on local urban issues, announced that it would enter into a content partnership with WJXT.

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WJXT, virtual channel 4 (UHF digital channel 42), is an independent television station licensed to Jacksonville, Florida, United States.

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WJXT, virtual channel 4 (UHF digital channel 42), is an independent television station licensed to Jacksonville, Florida, United States.

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WJXT, virtual channel 4 (UHF digital channel 42), is an independent television station licensed to Jacksonville, Florida, United States.

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WJXT, virtual channel 4 (UHF digital channel 42), is an independent television station licensed to Jacksonville, Florida, United States.

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WJXT, virtual channel 4 (UHF digital channel 42), is an independent television station licensed to Jacksonville, Florida, United States.