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15 Facts About WCCB
WCCB was forced to settle for a secondary affiliation with all three networks, airing most of the network shows that WBTV and WSOC chose to turn down.
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WCCB carried on for almost a decade as a typical UHF general entertainment independent station.
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In 1986, WCCB became the last station in a top-50 market to join Fox as one of the upstart network's charter affiliates, since it was doing so well in the ratings as an independent.
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WCCB carried most Panthers regular season games during the team's first 18 seasons, and later acquired the local rights to the team's preseason games from WBTV.
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In 2007, WCCB's website switched to Fox Interactive Media's "MyFox" platform, with the domain transitioning from foxcharlotte.
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WCCB remained home to Panthers preseason football games until losing them to WSOC-TV for the 2019 season.
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WCCB aired newscasts at various times between 1964 until it lost its ABC affiliation in 1978.
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Ironically, the WCNC-produced newscast on WCCB drew a larger audience at the time than the newscasts that actually aired on WCNC.
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WCCB is the only CW station in the Southeastern U S, and one of only three in the Eastern Time Zone, that maintains a standalone news department.
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In recent years, WCCB has been carried on cable in several areas outside the Charlotte television market, including on cable systems within the Asheville and Greensboro–Winston-Salem–High Point markets, the Columbia, South Carolina market, and the Tri-Cities market in Tennessee and Virginia.
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