WFMJ-TV, essential channel 21 (UHF digital channel 33), is a double NBC/CW-associated television post certified to Youngstown, Ohio, United States. The station is owned by the Maag family of Youngstown, with studios on West Boardman Street in downtown Youngstown. The source is based in the city’s Lansingville region From its beginning until 2019, the posting was owned by the Vindicator Printing Company, previous publisher of Youngstown’s lone broadsheet, The Vindicator. On September 1, 2019; the Maags sell The Vindicator to Ogden the media, which now operate it as an edition of the Tribune Chronicle in Warren. The Maags retain WFMJ-TVThe post was founded by William F. Maag, Jr., publisher of the Vindicator, and went on the air for the earliest moment on March 11, 1953 on channel 73. The posting was owned at the side of WFMJ radio (1390 AM, now WNIO, and 105.1 FM, now WQXK). WFMJ-TV has always been an NBC link owing to its telephone system sister’s long connection with NBC Red set-up. The Maags then purchased the manufacture permit issued for channel 21 (originally granted to WUTV) and moved to that frequency on August 7 1954. After moving channels, WFMJ was replaced on channel 73 by free station WXTV which moved to channel 45 in 1959 (the former channel location of WYTV, then WKST-TV before affecting to channel 33) and remained on-the-air until late 1962.
From its sign-on until 1957, WFMJ-TV served as the NBC affiliate for the far northern portion of the Pittsburgh marketplace, mainly areas not enclosed by WJAC-TV in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and WTRF-TV in Wheeling, West Virginia for NBC programming (the latter station is now affiliated with CBS). This finished when Pittsburgh got its own NBC connect, WIIC-TV (now WPXI), in September 1957. In addition to its main tune-up area of extreme northeastern Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania, WFMJ-TV can be seen as far as the eastern and southern suburbs of Cleveland with a first-class antenna, which allowed access to NBC programming pre-empted by KYW-TV from 1956 until 1965, when Cleveland’s channel 3 was owned by Westinghouse Broadcasting, earlier than the sale was undone and it returned to NBC ownership as WKYC.