WWTI, effective channel 50 (UHF digital channel 31), is a dual ABC/CW+-joined television station certified to Watertown, New York, United States and piece Upstate New York’s North Country. The station is owned by Nexstar Media Group. WWTI’s studios are situated at Stateway Plaza (with an weapon store road/NY 3 postal address) in the town of Watertown, and its source is situated on Hayes Road in Denmark. On cable, the station is available on Charter Spectrum channel 5 in both average and high description Although identifying as a divide place in its own correct, WWTI is considered a semi-satellite of WSYR-TV (channel 9) in Syracuse.
WWTI’s master control, as well as some internal operations, are based at WSYR’s studios on Bridge Street in East Syracuse (a village of DeWitt). WWTI clears all network programming as provided by its parent, simulcasts most of WSYR’s newscasts and pride some of its syndicated indoctrination (albeit at different times). There are some programs that only air on WWTI while a figure of are only seen on WSYR. WWTI also airs divide station identifications and gainful inserts, and has its own website.The station signed on January 3, 1988 as WFYF. Airing an analog gesture on UHF guide 50, it replaced a low-powered translator of Utica’s ABC connect WUTR before on the allocation. The station was the third outlet documented in Watertown after WWNY-TV and WNPE-TV (now WPBS-TV). Prior to WFYF’s open, WWNY was a minor ABC associate and also served Massena and Malone the length of with WIXT-TV (now WSYR) from Syracuse.At its sign-on, WFYF took over process of repeater W25AB channel 25 in Massena to improved serve the St. Lawrence River Valley. However, WVNY in Burlington, Vermont ultimately launched a translator (W60AF channel 60) of its own in Malone. WFYF also operated a second repeater (W25AB channel 25) in position to put in to its reach in and approximately Watertown.In addition to being an ABC connect from the create, it communal a secondary NBC association with WWNY until 1995, and also communal a secondary Fox friendship with WWNY. While the last unfilled more of NBC and/or Fox’s instruction aid, WFYF aired NBC Sports’ exposure of National Football League (NFL) games on Sunday afternoons, which lasted until 1995 when it began airing Fox Sports’ NFL games (in adding to transport Monday Night Football through ABC). Its original ownership team consisted of several investors including universal Manager David James Alteri, Steven Fox, and Richard Kimball. After the station went broke under the first company, it was sold to Robert Smith of Smith Broadcasting in 1990 and the current call sign WWTI was adopted September 14. A new General boss, Shelly Markoff, took manage of operations.