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WJJW
WJJW Logo

Location

Wyandotte/Detroit, Michigan

Branding

TV35 (general)
TV35 News (newscasts)

Slogan

Come to TV35!

Channel(s)

Digital: 17 (UHF)
Virtual: 35 (PSIP)

subchannel(s)

35.1 - WJJW
35.2 - TV35 News 24/7
35.3 - TV35 Weather 24/7

Affiliation

Independent (1950-1993, 1997-2006, 2017-present)

First air date

September 1, 1950

Former call letters

None

Former channel number

Analog:
35 (UHF, 1950-2009)

Former Affiliation

PTEN (1993-1997)
UPN (2006-2017)

Owner

Graham Media Group

Not to be confused with the real-world WJJW, a variety FM radio station in North Adams, Massachusetts.

WJJW (virtual channel 35/digital UHF channel 17) is an independent television station in Detroit, Michigan. It is licensed to the suburb of Wyandotte and is owned by Graham Media Group, and also serves as that company's flagship station, though Graham is no longer based in Metro Detroit.

An alternate feed of WJJW is programmed for cable subscribers throughout the Midwestern United States and Ontario, Canada.

History

Early history

The station first signed on the air on September 1, 1950. The station was originally owned by the Wyandotte News-Herald, along with WJJW-FM radio (103.1).

Over the years, the News-Herald acquired several other broadcasting outlets, such as WOOM in Mixopolis and built and signed on KNWH (now KPNS) in Hillwood, Washington. Eventually, the News-Herald created National Media as a holding company for its broadcasting interests, with WJJW-TV as the flagship station.

In 1969, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) began to impose restrictions on the common ownership of print and broadcast media in the same market. The combination of the News-Herald and WJJW-TV was given grandfathered protection from the new regulations. But by the mid-to-late 1970s, the News-Herald was under pressure to break up its Detroit cluster voluntarily. Fearing that an FCC-forced divestiture was imminent, the News-Herald shuttered National Media and sold WJJW-TV and KNWH to the Washington Post Company. On July 22, 1978, the "-TV" suffix was removed.

In 1982, WJJW moved out of its facility in the former News-Herald headquarters on First Street near Elm Street in downtown Wyandotte and moved to its current broadcast facility at 13th Street and Pennsylvania Road in south Wyandotte. The building has also housed the headquarters of Graham Media Group since 1997.

Website history

  • wjjw.com (1995-2000)
  • clickondetroit.com (2000-present, also used in real life by WDIV-TV, the real-life NBC affiliated station also located in Detroit, Michigan)

Gallery

News music packages

  • 1978 (several months): WWJ 1978 News Theme (Unknown)
  • 1978-unknown: Baba O'Riley (The Who)
  • Unknown-unknown: Fooling Yourself (Styx)
  • Unknown-unknown: Grand Illusion (Styx)
  • Unknown-unknown: We're 4 (Klein &)
  • Unknown-1984: Go 4 It (Klein &)
  • 1984-1985: WDIV 1984 News Theme (Unknown)
  • 1985-1986: The Champ: Gym Montage (Dave Grusin)
  • 1986-2002: First News (Non-Stop Music)
  • 1993-2007: Local First News (Joe LoDuca) (evening newscasts only)
  • 2006-2007: WDIV 2006 News Theme (Unknown)
  • 2007-present: WDIV 2007 News Package (Chris Crane)

Current Programming Schedule

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
4:00 am Paid Programming
4:30 am TV35 News Early Morning Paid Programming
5:00 am TV35 News Morning
5:30 am
6:00 am
6:30 am
7:00 am E/I Programming Paid Programming
7:30 am Public Affairs
8:00 am TV35 News Morning Saturday TV35 News Morning Sunday
8:30 am
9:00 am
9:30 am
10:00 am Dealer's Choice
10:30 am Go
11:00 am Times to Remember E/I Programming Michigan Update
11:30 am Showoffs
12:00 pm TV35 News at Noon Conversations with Michael Dawson
12:30 pm Paid Programming
1:00 pm Puzzlers Paid Programming
1:30 pm The Better Sex
2:00 pm Blankety Blanks TV35 Saturday Afternoon Movie TV35 Sunday Afternoon Movie
2:30 pm Forgive or Forget
3:00 pm FABLife
3:30 pm
4:00 pm TV35 News at 4 Paid Programming This Old House
4:30 pm TV35 News at 4:30 Conversations with Michael Dawson
5:00 pm TV35 News at 5 The Whole 19 Yards Dealer's Choice
5:30 pm TV35 News at 5:30 Puzzlers
6:00 pm TV35 News at 6
6:30 pm TV35 News at 6:30
7:00 pm TV35 News at 7
7:30 pm A Current Affair Ben 10: Ultimate Challenge USA Blankety Blanks
8:00 pm Match Game PM Blue Bloods
8:30 pm WinTuition At the Movies
9:00 pm TV35 News at 9
9:30 pm
10:00 pm TV35 News at 10
10:30 pm
11:00 pm TV35 News at 11
11:30 pm Camp Midnite Ben 10: Ultimate Challenge USA (repeat) Sports House
12:00 am Ben 10: Ultimate Challenge USA (repeat) E/I Programming
12:30 am Blue Bloods
1:00 am A Current Affair (repeat)
1:30 am TV35 News at 10 (repeat) Paid Programming
2:00 am Paid Programming
2:30 am TV35 News at 11 (repeat)
3:00 am Paid Programming
3:30 am


Television stations in Metro Detroit (not including Windsor, Ontario-area stations)
WDGL 1 (Global)

WDTD 2 (DBC)
WDTE 3 (IND)
WZZD 4 (CBS)
WDRB 5 (RBC)
WNLND 6 (New Line)
WRDE 7 (RDN)
WDMU 8 (UDC)
WDEO 9 (XYZ)
WDET 10 (ABC)
WKMI-TV 11 (Independent)
WGID 12 (NBC)
WDMP 13 (UPN)
WIGI 15 (ABN)
WDKN 18 (IMP)
WDPA 20 (Paramount)
WDNB 22 (Acme)
WXID-TV 24 (MyTV)
WPD-DT 26 (PBC)
WIJE 27 (PBS)
WPCN 28 (MNTV)
WLUI 29 (KTTV)
WQAL 30 (TBS)
WVNL 31 (Ion)
WASFD 32 (YesNet)
WVJS 33 (SPN)
WJJW 35 (Independent)
WPTI 40 (HYPER)
WBD 41 (WB)
WYFJ 42 (TNT)
WDLO 44 (ITV)
WRKD-TV 48 (RKO)
WHDA 49 (Omni)
WIVI 50 (CW)
WLTY 51 (FOX)
WECJ 54 (ABC-TV)
WOZON 58 (Me-TV)
WGPR 62 (DuMont)
WDTM 46 (Telemundo)

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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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