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WMNC
WMNC Logo

Location

Mayberry, NC

Branding

FOX 66
FOX 66 News

Slogan

North Carolina's Award Winning Primetime Newscast!

Channel(s)

Analog: 66 (UHF)
Digital: 64 (UHF)

subchannel(s)

66.1 WMNC-FOX
66.2 GetTV

Affiliation

FOX

First air date

March 6, 1986

Owner

Sinclair Broadcast Group
(River City Broadcasting of Virginia, Inc)

Former channel number

none

Former Affiliation

Independent (March-October 1986)

WMNC is the FOX affiliate that serves the Mayberry, NC area. It broadcasts on channel 66.

History

The station first signed on the air on March 6, 1986 by TVX Broadcast Group, and operating it as a religious independent station. Some of the shows that initially aired on the station were Catholic programs from the Irondale-based Eternal Word Television Network, as well as programming from the Southern Baptist Convention's ACTS Network. However, its ratings took a dive after the Trinity Broadcasting Network signed on, and it's ratings never recovered. Eventually, it began airing home shopping programming and infomercials with religious shows being relegated to part of the broadcast day. In October, WMNC became a charter affiliate of the FOX Broadcasting Network. In 1992, TVX sold WMNC to River City Broadcasting. River City began making upgrades to the station, including launching their prime-time newscast in 1995. The station moved out of their old studios in Mayberry, and moved into their new studios. The station was sold to Sinclair Broadcast Group in 2008, but River City Broadcasting continued to operate the station.

News/Station Presentation

Current On-Air Staff

Don Lawson - News Director

  • Lois Fennell - anchor; weekday mornings "Good Morning Mayberry"
  • Steve Wilkerson - anchor; weeknights at 10
  • Miranda Peters - anchor; weeknights at 10
  • Brett Oakley - anchor; weekend evenings

FOX 66 Weather Lab Meteorologists

  • Manuel Gonzalez - meteorologist; weekday mornings "Good Morning Mayberry"
  • Dennis Reed - chief meteorologist (AMS Seal of Approval); weeknights at 10
  • Michelle Somers - meteorologist; weekend evenings

Sports Team

  • David Lozano - sports director; weeknights at 10
  • Lucas Stewart - sports reporter; weekend evenings

Current On-Air Reporters

  • Michael Koenig - general assignment reporter
  • Shaunda Berg - general assignment reporter
  • Jacob Schuck - general assignment reporter
  • Marissa Stevens - general assignment reporter
  • Camille Tyler - general assignment reporter
  • Max Foler - general assignment reporter
  • Jennifer Berryhill - general assignment reporter
  • Alyssa Richburg - general assignment reporter
  • Tommy Livingston - general assigment reporter

Logos


Television stations in Mayberry
WPBM 2 (PBS)

WQDR 3 (ABN)
WTYW 6 (ABC)
WIOT-DT 10 (CBS)
WIAS 14 (NBC)
WSBM 18 (QTV)
WWMC 28 (CW)
WNCM 31 (MNTV)
WMNC 66 (FOX)

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