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TV Stations (West Michigan)

Television

The Grand Rapids area is home to several television stations, and is the second largest television market in Michigan. Stations serving the area include WWMT (CBS, actually licensed to Kalamazoo), WOOD (NBC), WZZM (ABC), and WXMI (Fox). Other stations include WOTV, an ABC affiliate licensed to Battle Creek, WZPX (ION), and WTLJ (TCT). WXSP, is a low-powered MyNetworkTV affiliate. With the merger of UPN and The WB Television Network into The CW Television Network WXSP lost its affiliation with UPN, the CW is now carried on a separate digital broadcast by WWMT. WGVU is the area’s PBS member station, along with satellite station WGVK. Grand Rapids Internet Television produces local, independent programming available on-line only.

The city has two public access televisions, GRTV and LiveWire that offer independent programming and news for the city. These two outlets are both produced by the Community Media Center, a cooperative of public access, nonprofit media affiliates. Two Educational Access Channels and a Governmental Access Channel, the Grand Rapids Information Network (GRIN) are also available on cable. Similarly, the website Media Mouse [5] provides internet-based progressive independent media. GRNow [6] is also another online site providing independent media.

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