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WFXC
WFXCFox22
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Location

Chicago, IL

Branding

FOX 22 (general)
FOX News Chicago (newscasts)

Slogan

The most powerful name in Chicago news!

Channel(s)

Analog: 22 (UHF)
Digital: 23 (UHF)

subchannel(s)

22.1 WFXC-FOX
22.2 Movies!
22.3 Light TV

Affiliation

Fox (O&O)

First air date

November 4, 1969

Former call letters

WCIL (1969-1988)

Former channel number

none

Former Affiliation

Independent (1969-1986)

Owner:

Fox Television Stations

WFXC is the Fox-owned-and-operated station that serves the Chicago area. It broadcasts on channel 22. Syndicated programming include: The Jerry Springer Show, The Steve Wilkos Show, Maury, and Family Guy. The station is owned by Fox Television Stations.

History

WCIL was launched on Nov. 4, 1969 by Metromedia. WCIL quickly became the home of the Chicago Blackhawks hockey team and the Chicago White Sox baseball team. In addition, WCIL aired cartoons in the morning and late afternoon, off-network syndication in the afternoon, and movies throughout the night. WCIL and WGNX began battling for the top independent station in the market. In 1986, Rupert Murdoch bought Metromedia, which would be the nucleus for his network, FOX Broadcasting. And when FOX was launched in 1986, WCIL became a FOX O&O affiliate. In 1988 WCIL changed their call letters to WFXC. Chicago White Sox broadcast went to WLUK-TV in 1990, where Chicago Blackhawks broadcast went to WGNX in 1994. Ratings for WFXC got a huge boost when FOX was awarded the NFC package from the NFL in 1994.

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Television stations in the Chicago area
WCVF 2 (A1)

WJSZ 3 (CBS)
WCGO 4 (ABC-TV)
WACH 5 (ABC)
WKKL 6 (IND)
WCHS 7 (ABN)
KFUF 8 (SLN)
WQCO 9 (Acme)
WKDA 10 (RKO)
WMAQ 11 (NBC)
WCID 12 (DBC)
WLUK-TV 13 (QTV)
WKRU 14 (KTV)
WUCH 15 (UBN)
WGNX 16 (Ind)
WCLI 17 (The WB)
WCHP 18 (UPN)
KCHGG 19 (Q)
WIOQ 20 (MyTV/Antenna TV)
WCHG 21 (UDC)
WFXC 22 (FOX)
WCIL 23 (ABS)
WCHJ 24 (JFN)
WCQU 25 (TNT)
WJHT-DT 26 (CW)
WCRD 27 (RDN)
WCUU 28 (IND)
WCNLN 29 (New Line)
WQGC 30 (TBS)
WPC-DT 31 (PBC)
WARE-TV 32 (YesNet)
WCRB-TV 33 (RBC)
WCMY 34 (MNTV)
WETV 35 (PBS)
WPAC-TV 36 (Paramount)
WIUN 42 (PBS)
WEIG 44 (IND)
WCKT 46 (KTTV)
WCHI 50 (The Big Network)
WNSN 55 (Telemundo)
WUVC 56 (Univision)
WCAE 58 (PBS)
WFPJ 68 (IND)

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