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WHDG
WHDG4

Location

Pittsburgh, PA

Branding

Channel 4
News 4

Slogan

Pittsburgh's News Leader

Channel(s)

Analog: 4
Digital: 35

subchannel(s)

4.1 ABC
4.2 ThisTV

Affiliation

ABC

First air date

May 19, 1944

Former call letters

W04VV (1944-1949)

Former channel number

none

Former Affiliation

Experimental (1944-1949)

Owner

Graham Media Group

Not to be confused with the real life channel 4 in Pittsburgh, using the callsigns of WTAE-TV.

WHDG is an ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh broadcasting on channel 4. It is owned by Graham Media Group.

Logos

News History

Newscast Titles

  • The Scene On 4 (1950-1963)
  • News 4 (1963-present)

News Themes

  • American Spirit - John Hengar Music (1996-1999)
  • ABC Affilaite News Package - Score Productions (1999-2002)
  • Firepower News - 615 Music (2002-2006)
  • Evolution - Stephen Arnold Music (2006-2010)
  • Battery V.4 - 615 Music (2010-2013)
  • Frequncy - 360 Music (2013-2016)
  • Guardian - Stephen Arnold Music (2016-present)

Current On-Air Staff (year joined in parentheses)

  • Ezra Mikido - anchor; weekday mornings and noon (1996)
  • Julie Watkins - anchor; weekday mornings and noon (1997)
  • Andrew Stockton - anchor; weeknights at 5, 6, and 11 (1994)
  • Linda Alcatraz - anchor; weeknights at 5, 6, and 11 (1992)
  • Brenda Black - anchor; weekend evenings (2004; formerly of WJWX)

Channel 4 First Warning Weather

  • Marty Schindler - meteorologist; weekday mornings and noon (2008)
  • Reg McLink - chief meteorologist (AMS seal of Approval); weeknights at 5, 6, and 11 (1989)
  • Thomas Schapp - meteorologist; weekend evenings (2012; formerly of WROC-TV)

Channel 4 Sports

  • Joe Telich - sports director; weeknights at 6 and 11 (1986)
  • Roscoe Cherokee - sports reporter; weekend evenings (1999)

On-air reporters

  • Paul Lowery - general assignment reporter (1998)
  • Terry Trang - general assignment reporter (2009)
  • Stephanie Edwards - general assignment reporter (2011)
  • Genevieve Schrull - general assignment reporter (2015; formerly of WNYB)
  • Marvin Zeller - "Dirty Dining" reporter (1984)

Former On-Air Staff

  • John-Paul Long - meteorologist; weekend evenings (1982-1987; now at KDIM)
  • Lloyd Robin - anchor; weeknights at 5, 6, and 11 (1970-2000; died in 2016)
  • Bob Virgil - general assignment reporter (1992-1997; now at WBJD)
  • Tedy Tadwood - chief meteorologist (1977-2012; retired)

Ratings:

On November 29th, 2017, WHDG came in 5th place in the Pittsburgh ratings. Immediately after, Graham Media Group CEO Kruejac fired and replaced both the general manager and news director at the station. On December 3rd, the station also revealed a new logo to help bolster the ratings.


Television stations in Pittsburgh
WDKA-TV 2 (ABN)

WLTL 3 (YesNet)
WHDG 4 (ABC)
WPIX 5 (QTV)
WHKU 7 (NBC)
WPBR 8 (Acme)
WPTP 9 (UPN)
WDHF 10 (FOX)
WHOF 13 (CBS)
WGSP 15 (Freemont)
WFJD 17 (CW)
WCKF 19 (Hyper)
WDPT 21 (DBC)
WGKS 22 (MNT)
WJNF 24 (JFN)
WGKX 29 (PBS)
WPTT 36 (New Line)
WPTU 38 (UDC)
WHKF 40 (IND)
WXLG 43 (WB)
WRPT 46 (RKO)
WPHC 63 (Ind)
WGMS 65 (Mas Network)

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Graham Media Group
CBS Affiliates: KFSA | KORE | KTSA | WBDP | WGBL | WNHG | WNZX | WOC-TV | WRSE-TV

NBC Affiliates: KBIO | KELD | KFTC | KGHM | KGTS | KII | KOCN | KOLI | KQRI | WACG | WCBN | WETA | WEVN | WFOF | WFOL | WFRW-TV | WGLX | WIDB | WIDY | WJCB | WKJG | WLLP | WOH | WSJS | WSVA
ABC Affiliates: KDCO | KFRA | KJBS | KMVO | KPND | KPZG | KSIH | KTWF | KTYL | KYHD | WAKR-TV | WBCV | WDUL | WFAM | WHDG | WHIB | WHOM | WKVE | WLEU | WLIE | WROV-TV | WRVY | WSFA | WSNO | WVCJ
Fox Affiliates: KBHC | KEZL-TV | KFBK | KFMW | KFOC/KFOW-LD | KFXT | KMDL | KRVX | KSET | WARF | WBJY | WBML | WCDT | WDME | WFXR | WLSB | WOND | WPHW | WPMN | WVAS
CW Affiliates: WGNW-TV
Indepenedent Stations KPNS | WJJW
New Line Affiliates: WBFW-DT2 | WJJN
SBN Affiliates: WSIM | WVDM
TBS Affiliate: KLTB | WTBM
TNT Affiliates: KLBB | KTLF | WTMI
United Artists Affiliate: KCNA
WB Affiliates: WBFW
Cable Channels: WJJW Midwest


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