WB Network programming on Canadian over-the-air broadcasters (1998)

Justin Hill

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Jan 6, 2016
Green Bay
WIWB 14 (now WCWF 14) of Green Bay, Wisconsin, licensed to Suring, Wisconsin, was late to the party. They started out as Pax TV owned and operated station WPXG-TV 14 before switching to The WB (with Pax TV programs still airing overnight) on June 2nd, 1999.

Before June 2nd, WACY-TV 32, the local UPN affiliate licensed to Appleton, Wisconsin, was a secondary affiliate of The WB network, airing Kids' WB, daytime and primetime programming from that network alongside UPN, local and syndicated programming.

WACY-TV 32 even aired an all-day childrens' block in the mid-late 1990s known as "Wacky 32," consisting of programming from UPN Kids, Kids' WB, BKN and syndication, which also included E/I compliant programs. They also aired the Pokemon anime in first-run syndication in 1998 before the broadcasting rights were picked up by Kids' WB in 1999. When WIWB, channel 14 became The WB on June 2nd, WACY-TV 32's Wacky 32 childrens' block lost a significant amount of programming to the new network.

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