WPTV-TV, near channel 5 (VHF digital channel 12), is an NBC-allied television station licensed to West Palm Beach, Florida, United States, portion the Gold and cash coast of South Florida. The station is owned by the E. W. Scripps business, as part of a duopoly with Stuart-licensed courtyard TV owned-and-operated station WHDT (channel 9); Scripps also operates West Palm Beach-approved Fox attach WFLX (channel 29) under a shared services accord (SSA) with owner Gray Television. The three stations share studios on South Australian Avenue in downtown West Palm seashore (mailing address says Banyan Boulevard, also known as 1st Street); WPTV-TV’s spreader is situated in Lake Worth along US 441/SR 7.
On wire, the station is available on Comcast Xfinity channel 3 (in Martin, Palm seashore, Okeechobee, and southern St. Lucie counties) and channel 5 (in Indian River and northern St. Lucie counties), and in far above the ground description on digital channel 432. historyThe station began distribution on August 22, 1954 as the primary NBC associate for all of South Florida with the name mail WJNO-TV. At sign-on, the first language heard on-atmosphere were from Control Room Director Vern Crawford: “The power has just been twisted on for WJNO-TV channel 5 by Frank M. Folsom, President of The Radio business of America.” Crawford later became a fishing journalist for the station. (While the station is the oldest in process in the region, the area’s first TV place was WIRK-TV, Channel 21, which was in process from 1953 to 1956.)At that occasion it was owned by William Cook and Theodore Granick and there were only 32 workers operational at the station. WJNO was later purchased by the Phipps relations in 1956 and distorted the call letters to WPTV. Then in 1961, Mort Watters, leader of Scripps-Howard spreading purchased the position for Scripps Howard.