call_letters = WSEE-TV
city =
station_slogan = Watching Out For You
station_branding = WSEE
analog = 35 (UHF)
digital = 16 (UHF)
other_chs =
affiliations = CBS
The CW (DT2)
network =
founded =
airdate = April 1954 [The "Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook" says April 24, while the "Television and Cable Factbook" says April 25.]
location = Erie, Pennsylvania
callsign_meaning = see alludes to the CBS "Eye Logo"
former_callsigns =
former_channel_numbers =
owner = Lilly Broadcasting
licensee = Lilly Broadcasting of Pennsylvania License Subsidiary, LLC
sister_stations =
former_affiliations =
effective_radiated_power = 1170 kW (analog)
75 kW (digital)
HAAT = 291 m (analog)
271 m (digital)
class =
facility_id = 49711
coordinates = coord|42|2|16.2|N|80|3|42.8|W|type:landmark_scale:2000 (analog)
coord|42|3|50.7|N|80|0|18.9|W|type:landmark_scale:2000 (digital)
homepage = []

WSEE-TV is a CBS-affiliated television station with its studios at 1220 Peach Street in downtown Erie, Pennsylvania. WSEE's Channel 35 transmits a 1170 kW signal from a tower on Peach Street in nearby Summit Township. WSEE-DT broadcasts a digital signal in Erie on Channel 16 at 75 kW of power with equipment acquired from Axcera. ["Lilly Broacasting and SJL Choose Axcera for Digital Television Transmitters", 12 April 2007 [] ] WSEE is owned by Lilly Broadcasting [Radio Station World [] ] and has been operated since 2002 under a local marketing agreement (LMA) by Lilly-linked SJL Broadcast Management, the owner of Erie's NBC affiliate WICU-TV. [SJL Broadcasting Group [] ]

WSEE-TV's broadcast signal covers Erie, Warren and Crawford counties in Pennsylvania and reaches east to Jamestown, New York, west to Ashtabula, Ohio, north to London, Ontario, and Hamilton, Ontario, and south to Clarion, Pennsylvania. The station can also be seen via satellite in North America and the Caribbean through C band. It is also available in Costa Rica through one of the country's major cable TV providers, Cabletica.


WSEE 35 began broadcasting a television signal in Erie on 24 April 1954 as a CBS affiliate. [Brainy History [] ]

ABC programming was broadcast in Erie by WSEE and WICU until ABC affiliate WJET-TV signed on in 1966.

UPN content was broadcast on weekends by WSEE from 1995 to 2006, when UPN and The WB merged to become The CW. The CW is now narrowcast on local cable television channel and an OTA digital side channel at 16.2 WBEP, which is jointly operated by WSEE and WICU. [Backchannel Media [] ]

Primetime 24

WSEE has been part of the Primetime 24 lineup since November 1997, when it replaced Raleigh's WRAL-TV due to that station's regular preemptions of CBS programming. The Primetime 24 service provides American network TV service to C-Band and some cable viewers in Latin America, the Caribbean, and in rural parts of the US where local signals are not available. WSEE's PT24 feed varies from the local Erie feed, in which local commercials are replaced with ads directed towards the Caribbean (especially direct response ads). Also, WSEE's local newscasts are replaced with infomercials, though there's a pre-taped, brief Caribbean weather forecast by WSEE's weather staff (often in tropical garb) at 11PM ET.

Coverage in Canada

WSEE was carried on Rogers Cable in London up until September 2005. The station was replaced by Detroit's WWJ-TV. The station was also offered on many cable systems in the Hamilton, Niagara and Grand River regions. The station was dropped in these areas in the early 1990s WSEE is still available on some cable systems in Canada that serve communities on Lake Erie.



* Scott Bremner - news director/anchor (1982-Present)
* Raychel Vendetti - anchor (2003-Present)
* Ray Petelin - meteorologist (2004-Present)
* Joey Stevens - meteorologist (1999-Present)
* K.C. Kantz - sports (2006-Present)
* Jennifer Mobilia - reporter (2007-Present)
* Gary Drapcho - sports (1983-Present)
* Kelly Gaughan - host of "Newswatch Insider" (2005-Present)
* John Treanor - reporter (2006 - Present)
* Charles Santini - reporter (2007-Present)
* Cheryl Scott - weather (2007-Present)
* Jacqueline Policastro - anchor(2006-Present)
* Stephanie Schelkun - reporter (2008-Present)

Newscast Titles

* "WSEE News" (1954-1968)
* "Eyewitness News" (1968-1978)
* "News 35" (1978-1984)
* "Newswatch 35" (1985-2006)
* "WSEE Newswatch" (Summer 2006-Present)

Former Personalities

* Pat Van Zandt - anchor (2001-2008), working in the non-profit sector
* Jennifer Boresz - reporter (2005-2006), now a reporter/ fill-in anchor at WTOL-TV Toledo, Ohio
* Stu Boyer - sports (1978-1985), now at WGRZ-TV Buffalo, NY
* Kelly Curran - meteorologist/reporter (2005-2007), now a meteorologist at WKOW-TV and WMSN-TV in Madison, WI
* Heidi Deja-reporter (1988-1990) now a media relations manager in NC
* Jim Dewart - weathercaster (1974-1984), now retired
* Micah Johnson - reporter, anchor (1984-1985) now CEO of Entegy Group [ MediaStars International]
* Tim Earl - meteorologist (1982-1995)
* Dana Elderkin - anchor (1974), now a college professor in North Carolina
* Leila Feinstein - reporter (1999-2000), now an anchor at KTLA-TV in Los Angeles, California
* Barry Finn - Chief Meteorologist (1983-1986)
* T.J. Marshall - weather anchor (summer, 1999), now in seminary preparing for priesthood.
* John Meyer - sports (2004-2005), now a sports reporter at KCCI-TV Des Moines, Iowa
* Lloyd Newell - Primary anchor (1983-1986), now a professor at Brigham Young University
* Carol Pella - reporter (1973-2004), retired
* Dave Price - reporter (1997), now serves as weather anchor for The Early Show on CBS
* Bill Schubert - meteorologist (1995-2004), now at WTOV in Steubenville, Ohio/Wheeling, W.Va.; was one of the first meteorologists on air at The Weather Channel
* Don Shriver - anchor (1998-2006), retired
* John Stehr - anchor/reporter (1979-1980), now primary anchor at WTHR-TV in Indianapolis, Indiana
* Drew Sugars - anchor (1995-1998) - now anchor at KCOY in Santa Maria, CA
* Nerissa Sugars - anchor (1995-1998) - now lead anchor at KCOY in Santa Maria, CA
* Kim Thomas - reporter (2005-2006), now a reporter at WJET-TV Erie
* Tony Victor-anchor/reporter (1998-2000)now working as director of major gifts for Gannon University.
* Carol Wilson - reporter (1992-2007), retired
* Pete Yaksick - anchor/reporter now a professor of Criminology at Mercyhurst College
* Lisa Zompa - anchor/reporter (1988-2005), now working as director of development for Erie City Mission

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