call_letters = WVCY-TV
station_slogan = The Christian Alternative
station_branding = TV-30
analog = 30 (UHF)
digital = 22 (UHF)
January 11, 1983
callsign_meaning = Wisconsin
owner = VCY America, Inc.
effective_radiated_power = 1070 kW (analog)
196 kW (digital)
HAAT = 293 m (analog)
286 m (digital)
facility_id = 72342
coordinates = coord|43|5|15.3|N|87|54|13.6|W|type:landmark_scale:2000 (analog)
homepage = [http://www.vcyamerica.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=39&Itemid=87 Official site]
WVCY-TV is a conservative Christian
television station, affiliated with FamilyNet, in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, viewing area. It broadcasts on Channel 30 (on digital television, Channel 22). The station first went on the air on January 11, 1983. Formerly, the station had a sister operation, WSCO in Suring, serving Green Bay on Channel 14 from 1984 to 1987, but the station went dark so VCY America could concentrate on their Milwaukee operations. Channel 14 in Green Bay is now home to WIWB.
The station does [http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/pubacc/prod/sta_det.pl?Facility_id=72342 hold] a commercial license, but chooses not to air advertising and asks for viewer support through donations instead for funding. Unlike other religious television stations, it does not carry CCM programming, or
signs and wonders televangelists(like Benny Hinn). The station does air some programming from FamilyNet.
transmitteroperates at a power of 1000 kW, and can be seen through southeastern Wisconsinover the air and on cable television. Besides Wisconsin Public Television's stations during school recesses and vacations, WVCY is the only commercial station in the state to go off-the-airevery night.
Attempted purchase by CBS
CBSwanted to purchase WVCY in 1994 when WITI announced it would switch to Fox. CBS had already been turned down by WTMJ-TV, WISN-TV(which had been affiliated with CBS from 1961 through 1977), WVTV(which was a CBS O&Oin the 1950s), WCGV, and WJJA. WVCY's ownership though decided to reject the offer and keep the station, so CBS announced an affiliation deal with WDJTjust days before WITI switched to Fox.
* [http://www.vcyamerica.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=39&Itemid=87 Official site]
* [http://www.milwaukee-horror-hosts.com/MilwTV.html History of Milwaukee television]
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