WPXI

NBC television affiliate in Pittsburgh

WPXI (channel 11) is the NBC provider television station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is owned by Cox Media Group.

WPXI

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States
ChannelsDigital: 23 (UHF)
Virtual: 11
Branding
  • Channel 11 (DT1)
  • MeTV Pittsburgh (DT2)
  • Pittsburgh Cable News Channel (DT4)
Programming
Affiliations
  • 11.1: NBC
  • 11.2: MeTV
  • 11.3: Laff
  • 11.4: PCNC
Ownership
OwnerCox Media Group
(WPXI, LLC)
History
FoundedJune 1955 (69 years ago) (1955-06)
First air date
September 1, 1957 (66 years ago) (1957-09-01)
Former call signs
  • WIIC (1957–1965)
  • WIIC-TV (1965–1981)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog: 11 (VHF, 1957–2009)
  • Digital: 48 (UHF, 1998–2019)
Call sign meaning
Pittsburgh XI (11 in Roman numerals)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID73910
ERP500 kW
HAAT306 m (1,004 ft)
Transmitter coordinates40°27′47.7″N 80°0′15.5″W / 40.463250°N 80.004306°W / 40.463250; -80.004306
Translator(s)see § Translators
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
Websitewww.wpxi.com

History

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On September 1, 1957, WPXI first signed onto television as WIIC-TV.

Bill Cardille was the first to appear on this channel. Some of the first television shows to air on WIIC-TV included Studio Wrestling and Chiller Theatre

In 1964, the station was sold to current owner Cox Enterprises.

In 1981, the name was changed to WPXI-TV (Pittsburgh 11, with XI being the Roman numeral sign for 11). The WIIC is still used in Pittsburgh, but on a smaller and less known channel showing music videos.

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