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WPHU
WPHU

Location

Philadelphia, PA

Branding

TV48

Slogan

Where the NEWS comes first!

Channel(s)

Digital: 48 (UHF)

subchannel(s)

WPHU-HD 48.1
NOW 48.2
NOW Business 48.3
Bounce TV 48.4
WeatherNation 48.5

Affiliation

Independent

Sister Radio stations

Former call letters

none

Website

delaware.wtny.com

Owner

WTNYCorporation (BBC)

WPHU is a independent station that serves the Philadelphia, PA area. It broadcasts on channel 48. It offers 14 hours of news each weekday (4am-9am, 11am-1pm, 4pm-7pm, 9pm-12am) and 9.5 hours of news every weekend (5am-9am, 12pm-1pm, 5pm-7pm, 9pm-11:30pm).

News/Station Presentation

Newscast Titles

  • The Delaware News(1948-1960)
  • The Esso Report (1960-1968)
  • News 48 Philadelphia (1968-1991)
  • UBN 48 News (1991-2015)
  • TV48 News (2015-present)

News Voiceovers

  • Booth Announcers (1948-1978)
  • Bill Rice (1978-1983)
  • John B. Wells (1983-1997)
  • Bill Rather (1997-present)

News Music

  • "The Action News Theme" by Tom Sellers (1970-1975)
  • "Channel 2 News" by Bob Sakayama (1975-1980)
  • "TuesdayC" (1980-1983, Tuesday Productions)
  • "Let's All Be There - NBC Affiliate Package" (1985-1997)
  • "BCTV News Theme 1997" (1997-1999)
  • "BBC News" (1999-Present, David Lowe)
Television Stations in Philadelphia, PA
WPPH-DT 2 (PBC)

WKWC 3 (KTV)
WKYW 4 (CBS)
WPPB 5 (PBS)
WRDP 6 (RDN)
WPPD 7 (DBC)
WPHE 8 (ABC)
WNYN 9 (ABS)
WPHI 10 (ABN)
WQQQ 11 (QTV)
WPNB 12 (NBC)
WGFD 13 (YesNet)
WPNLN 14 (New Line)
WZTV 15 (Ind)
WFXP 16 (Fox)
WPHP 17 (UPN)
KMET 18 (MeTV)
WAPH 20 (Acme)
WPHB 21 (BBC1)
WPHM 22 (Import)
WEBP 23 (EBN)
WRBC-TV 25 (RBC)
WRPH-TV 32 (RKO)
WJZA-LD 34 (Ind)
WYBZ 35 (PBN)
WZMP 36 (MyTV)
WMCJ 40 (TNT)
WPHA 43 (WBTV)
WPLD 44 (UDC)
WJJJ 49 (JFN)
WCWP 53 (CW)
WPPA 58 (PAR)
WPAH 61 (TBS)
WPHL-LD 62 (CTN)
W63AB 63 (3ABN)
WPXP 64 (Ion)
WPUT 66 (Ind)
WMYI 68 (MNTV)
WYYI-LD 69 (Ind)

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