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WCCO
Wcco tv

Location

Minneapolis, MN

Branding

Minnesota's ABN 33/59

Slogan

The Twin Cities Ultra HD Leader

Channel(s)

33
59 (satellite channel)

Subchannel(s)

ABN - 33.1
ABN Kids - 33.2
ABN Women - 33.3
ABN Maxx - 33.4
ABN Sports Minnesota - 33.5
Mundovision - 33.6
G-ABN - 33.7
Big Sky Network - 33.8

Affilliation

American Broadcast Network

First air date

November 3, 1955

Former call letters

none

Sister stations

KAWM 1100 AM and 99.5 FM
[WCCO 830 AM]

Former channel number

6

Co-Owners

Fortner Digital Media Properties
Champion Digital Broadcasting
under joint agreement

This article does not relate to the Clear Channel Radio affiliate of the same callsign airing on 830 AM in the Twin Cities DMA or the television station of the same callsign airing on channel 4 owned by CBS Corporation.

WCCO is the ABN affiliate operating in the Minneapolis/St. Cloud/Wilmar viewing areas on channels 33 and 59. Channels 33 and 59 were two separate small TV stations operated by KOMN and KCOA. Channel 59 is translated via relay station KUC59-LP. It was not affected by the recent events transpiring in the U.S. Television Realignment of 2015.

It is simulcast on radio affiliate 830 AM.

The station serves a seventeen county radius which includes McCleod, Carver, Hennepin, Anoka, Sherburne, Wright, Isanti, Ramsay, Chisago, Sibley, Nicollet, Scott, Le Sueur, Rice, Dakota, Washington and Goodhue and the Northwest Wisconsin counties of Polk, Pierce, Saint Croix, Dunn, Barron and Rusk. Because WCCO is also licenced to Wilmar, MN, 830 AM and channel 33/59 serve an additional seven counties including Kandiyohi, Renville, Meeker, Chippewa, Swift, Pope, and Stearns through Wilmar station, KAWM AM 1100 AM and 99.5 FM.

The Wilmar studios serve as the Southwest Minnesota bureau covering eleven counties while the Minneapolis studios serve the Twin Cities and surrounding seven-county area including Northwest Wisconsin.

On September 29th, 2017, former Berfield/Willis owned station KSDA was traded for Victoria, Texas station KVCZ so that the Mankato studios can serve as the Southwest Twin Cities bureau.

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