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Southern Broadcast Company launched WGHP-TV from High Point, N.C., in 1963 as an ABC affiliate.  

Fox acquired the station in 1995, and WGHP became a Fox affiliate.  Local TV, purchased the station in 2007, and Tribune Company acquired WGHP in 2013.

Here’s a 1980 WGHP newscast:

And here are some 1994 news promos:

Source: Wikipedia (WGHP)

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Prep Your Chops

There are many ways to work your vocals before going on air. 

Reciting Blackalicious’ “Alphabet Aerobics” might be the best we’ve seen.

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Pirate Radio: A Visual History by Owen James Burke

The concept of offshore broadcasting for entertainment was first explored by the Royal Crown in the early 19th century, but decades went by before Radio Caroline established itself and the term “pirate radio” was coined.

But long before there was Ronan O’Rahilly and Radio Caroline in the 1960s, there was the SS City of Panama, a cargo ship hired by the Panamanian government to promote U.S. tourism to the country. Instead, it began broadcasting popular music under the call sign “RXKR” off the California coast in 1933. Within just three months, the station was shut down at the request of the U.S. Department of State…

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Doctor Who Coming to DisneyXD

The exploits of the Tenth Doctor are coming to Disney XD in the United States, from Saturday, May 9.

Disney XD, which is home to top-rated action adventure programming including Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Rebels and Marvel Television’s animated series, has picked up Doctor Who Series 2 to 4, starring David Tennant as the Doctor.

The series will begin st 9:00 p.m., ET/PT with a preview airing of New Earth following the Disney XD premiere of Fantastic Four. In “New Earth,” the Doctor and Rose board the TARDIS for new adventures in time and space. But when they visit mankind’s new home, far in the future, they find gruesome secrets hidden inside a luxury hospital. And an enemy thought long since dead, the paper-thin Cassandra, is out for revenge.

Season Two, “Adventures in time and space,” will continue to rollout on Disney XD beginning Saturday, June 13. The special week-long programming event will give fans eight episodes airing daily Saturday, June 13 through Saturday, June 20. Beginning June 14, episodes will also be available on the WATCH Disney XD app, which allows consumers to watch on tablets, phones, computers and connected TVs.

Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD said, It has been a pleasure working with BBC and we are thrilled that their hallmark drama series ‘Doctor Who’ is joining the Disney XD programming line-up. This iconic series features the high-quality, high-stakes action and adventure storytelling that our viewers love. The show headlines one of the most charismatic lead characters in television in the form of the Doctor and showcases a compelling rogues’ gallery of villains from around the universe.Matt Forde, EVP Sales & Co-productions, TV, BBC Worldwide North America addedDisney XD is recognized for its family-friendly programming making the channel a great partner to introduce the David Tennant seasons of 'Doctor Who’ to a new generation of viewers.

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