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Wlos

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Local

WLOS, virtual and VHF digital channel 13, is a dual ABC/MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station licensed to Asheville, North Carolina, United States, serving Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina. The station is owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, which also operates Anderson, South Carolina-licensed Dabl affiliate WMYA-TV (channel 40) under a local marketing agreement (LMA) with owner Cunningham Broadcasting. However, Sinclair effectively owns WMYA as the majority of Cunningham's stock is owned by the family of deceased group founder Julian Smith.

Syndicated programs broadcast on WLOS (as of September 2020) include The Drew Barrymore Show, Rachael Ray, Dr. Phil, Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune (the latter two of which moved to the station from WYFF in September 1985). The station also produced a local children's show called Mr. Bill and Bumbo, featuring now-retired weathermen Bill Norwood and Bob Caldwell (who celebrated his 40th anniversary on the air at WLOS in June 2006). Another popular program on WLOS was Shock Theater, a Saturday afternoon showcase of 1950s black-and-white science fiction films from the Warner Bros., Columbia and Universal libraries. This show was also hosted by Bill Norwood dressed as a Dracula-type character similar to the "Doctor Shock" character of the same era at WTVC-TV in Chattanooga (now also owned by Sinclair). (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Day

WLOS' original studios and transmitter facilities were alongside its co-owned radio stations in West Asheville. The station's original 300-foot (91 m) self-supporting tower with an analog batwing antenna atop remains standing to this day. A few months after the station signed on, the television station relocated its studios to Battle House (a restored mansion on Macon Avenue, northeast of downtown Asheville, next to the historic Grove Park Inn).

WLOS has preempted a fair amount of ABC network programming over the years: the station originally aired Dark Shadows on a one-day delay until it dropped the cult soap opera in 1967 (the program returned to WLOS on April 1, 1968, and aired until it ended in 1971); it also pre-empted fellow soaps The Edge of Night (throughout its 1975–1984 run), One Life to Live (during its early years, replacing it with reruns of The Flintstones; the station began clearing the program in 1973 and remained until it ended on January 13, 2012; Peabo Bryson, who sang the theme song used from 1985 to 1991, is a native of Greenville) and Ryan's Hope (during the later years of the show). From the late 1960s until the newscast was cleared in 1970, the station aired I Love Lucy reruns in place of the ABC Evening News. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

 

 

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