WPBF, practical channel 25 (UHF digital channel 16), is an ABC-joined television station certified to Tequesta, Florida, United States, serving the Gold and jewels Coasts of South Florida. The station is owned by the Hearst Television subsidiary of Hearst connections WPBF’s studios are located on RCA Boulevard in the Monet segment of Palm Beach Gardens, and its transmitter is situated in Palm City southwest of I-95. On cable, the place is to be had on Comcast Xfinity channel 10 (in Martin, Palm Beach, Okeechobee, and southern St. Lucie counties) and channel 9 (in Indian stream and northern St. Lucie counties).WPBF first go on-the-air January 1, 1989, owned by Alan Potamkin and the John H. Phipps business This noticeable a go back to West Palm Beach for Phipps, which had before owned NBC associate WPTV-TV (channel 5) from 1956 to 1961. The position has always been based within a former RCA computer ability converted in a several-month time to a working television abilityWPBF was initially planned to start on as an self-governing station.
A series of events in the Miami marketplace to the south from the 1987 sale of WTVJ to NBC would guide to a much dissimilar programming way for the station. In mid-1988, CBS (which would be dispossessed from its longtime affiliation with WTVJ at the start of 1989 due to its sale to NBC) bought Fox affiliate WCIX (now WFOR-TV). That station only provided a Grade B (“rimshot”) signal to Fort Lauderdale and Broward County because its transmitter was situated farther south than the extra Miami stations, in Homestead.CBS then convinced the longtime ABC partner in West Palm Beach, WPEC (channel 12), to switch to CBS in array to keep a city-grade sign within Fort Lauderdale. In the fall of 1988, ABC chose to affiliate with WPBF quite than with former CBS link WTVX (channel 34), owing to the winner of Phipps and Potamkin’s other station, WCTV in Tallahassee, along with WTVX’s general lack of hit with its news section