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WTMI
WTMI new 2016

Location

Madison, WI

Branding

TNT 38 (general)
TNT 38 News (newscasts)

Slogan

We Know Drama (general)
Coverage You Can Count On! (newscasts)

Channel(s)

Analog: 38 (UHF)
Digital: 39 (VHF)

subchannel(s)

38.1 TNT-HD
38.2 TNT Classics
38.3 TNT Weather Now

Affiliation

TNT

First air date

April 19, 1987

Former call letters

WMAD (1987-1998)

Sister station

WTBM

Former Affiliation

Independent (1987-1988)

Owner

Graham Media Group

WTMI is a TNT affiliate that serves the Madison, WI area. The station broadcasts on Channel 38.

History

WMAD was launched on April 19, 1987, and was an independent. Owned by Madison Broadcasting, WMAD ran children's programming during the day, and old movies and syndication at night. WMAD also aired select games from the University of Wisconsin Badgers. On Oct. 3, 1988, WMAD became an affiliate of Turner Network Television (TNT). WMAD's ratings started to climb, and when TNT started airing Thursday Night NBA, their ratings took off. In 1992, WMAD started their newscast. Madison Broadcasting started losing money in spite of TNT's ratings continuing to climb. As part of their budget cuts, Madison Broadcasting cut the news division. However, it was enough to stop them from losing money, and by 1998, Madison Broadcasting made the tough decision to put the station for sale. Turner Broadcasting System decided to purchase the station, making WMAD an O&O of TNT. After purchase, WMAD changed their call letters to WTMI, and they relaunched the news division. On April 13, 2017, Turner Broadcasting System sold the station and TBS station WTBM to Graham Media Group.


Graham Media Group
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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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