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University of North Carolina Television, branded on-air as UNC-TV, is a public television network serving the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is operated by the University of North Carolina system, which holds the licenses for all but one of the thirteen PBS member television stations licensed in the state—WTVI (channel 42) in Charlotte is owned by Central Piedmont Community College. The broadcast signals of the twelve television stations cover almost all of the state, as well as parts of Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The network's operations are located at the UNC Center for Public Television at Research Triangle Park between Raleigh and Durham.

HistoryEdit

WUNC-TV in Chapel Hill, the state network's flagship station, first signed on the air on January 8, 1955 as the second non-commercial educational television station located south of Washington, D.C.—one day after Cheaha, Alabama-licensed WCIQ-TV. Over the next twelve years, four more satellite stations signed on. WUND-TV in Edenton (originally WUNB-TV, licensed to Columbia) was the first of these satellites to debut in September 1965, followed by the launches of WUNE-TV in Linville in September 1967, WUNF-TV in Asheville in September 11, 1967, WUNG-TV in Concord in September 11, 1967, and WUNJ-TV in Wilmington in June 4, 1971. This was supplemented with a network of translator stations in the Appalachian Mountains that also allowed the network's programming to reach across the entire state.

Five additional satellites debuted afterward: WUNK-TV in Greenville in May 1972, WUNL-TV in Winston-Salem in February 1973, WUNM-TV in Jacksonville in November 1982, WUNP-TV in Roanoke Rapids in 1986, and WUNU-TV in Lumberton in September 1996. The state network's youngest station, WUNW in Canton, signed on in July 2010 to replace a translator that had served the area since the 1980s. The state network was branded on-air as "North Carolina Public Television" (identified in North Carolina editions of TV Guide as "CPT", an abbreviated form of "University of North Carolina Center for Public Television") from 1979 to the mid-1990s, when it rebranded itself as "University of North Carolina Television". It simplified the brand name to "UNC-TV" later in the 1990s; it had previously used that brand for most of the 1970s.

StationsEdit

Full Power StationsEdit

Call signs Location CH First Air Date
WUNC Chapel Hill, NC 4 January 8, 1955
WUND Edenton, NC 2 September 10, 1965
WUNE Linville, NC 17 September 11, 1967
WUNF Asheville, NC 33 September 11, 1967
WUNG Concord, NC 58 September 11, 1967
WUNJ Wilmington, NC 39 June 4, 1971
WUNK Greenville, NC 25 May 7, 1972
WUNL Winston-Salem, NC 26 February 22, 1973
WUNM Jacksonville, NC 19 November 16, 1982
WUNP Roanoke Rapids, NC 36 October 16, 1986
WHMC Lumberton, NC 31 September 23, 1996
WUNW Canton, NC 27 July 21, 2010

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TV stations in North Carolina
UNC-TV: Other
WUNC, Chapel Hill WTVI, Charlotte
WUNP, Roanoke Rapids
WUND, Edenton
WUNE, Linville
WUNF, Asheville
WUNG, Concord
WUNJ, Wilmington
WUNL, Winston-Salem
WUNM, Jacksonville
WUNU, Lumberton
WUNW, Canton
TV stations in North Carolina's Research Triangle region, including Raleigh, Durham, and Fayetteville
WUNC 4 (PBS)
WRAL 5 (NBC)
WAUG-LD 8 (AMGTV)
WTVD 11 (ABC)
WUBX-CD 13 (Ind)
WNCB-LD 16 (ESTRELLA)
WNCN 17 (CBS)
WLFL 22 (CW)
W24CP-D 24 (3ABN)
WTNC-LD 26 (UNI)
WIRP-LD 27 (ESTRELLA)
WRDC 28 (MNTV)
WRAY 30 (TCT)
WHIG-CD 31 (Ind)
WARZ-CD 34 (RTV)
WUNP 36 (PBS)
WUVC 40 (UNI)
WNCR-LD 41 (Youtoo)
WHFL-CD 43 (Rel)
WYBE-CD 44 (Ind)
W46EU-D 46 (HSN2)
WRPX 47 (Ion)
WRAZ 50 (Fox)
WRTD-CD 54 (TLM)
WFPX 62 (Ion Life)
WWIW-LD 66 (Daystar)
TV stations in the Charlotte, North Carolina area
WBTV 3 (CBS)
WSOC 9 (ABC)
WHKY 14 (Ind)
WCEE-LP 16 (ESTRELLA)
WUNE 17 (PBS)
WCCB 18 (CW)
W21CK-D 21 (3ABN)
WHWD-LD 21 (Daystar)
WDMC-LD 25 (Daystar)
WGTB-CD 28 (Ind)
WNSC 30 (PBS)
WCNC 36 (NBC)
WVEB-LD 40 (Cozi)
WHEH-LD 41 (AZA)
WTVI 42 (PBS)
WJZY 46 (Fox)
WMYT 55 (MNTV)
WUNG 58 (PBS)
WAXN 64 (Ind)
TV stations in the Western Carolinas, including Greenville–Spartanburg–Anderson, SC and Asheville, NC
WYFF 4 (NBC)
WSPA 7 (CBS)
WLOS 13 (ABC)
WGGS 16 (Ind)
WHNS 21 (Fox)
WUNW 27 (PBS)
W28DB-D 28 (GEB)
WNTV 29 (PBS)
WGTA 32 (Ind)
WUNF 33 (PBS)
WNEH 38 (PBS)
WMYA 40 (MNTV)
WRET 49 (PBS)
WSQY-LP 51 (Daystar)
WYCW 62 (CW)
TV stations in the Hampton Roads region, including Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Newport News, Virginia
WUND 2 (PBS)
WTKR 3 (CBS)
WSKY 4 (Ind)
WGBS-LD 7 (RTV)
WAVY 10 (NBC)
WVEC 13 (ABC)
W14DC 14 (HSN2)
WHRO 15 (PBS)
WYSJ-CA 19 (Classic TV)
WTPC 21 (TBN)
WVAD-LD 25 (Daystar)
WGNT 27 (CW)
WTVZ 33 (MNTV)
WJGN-CD 38 (NRB)
WVBT 43 (Fox)
WPXV 49 (Ion)
TV stations in the Piedmont Triad, including Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem, North Carolina
WFMY 2 (CBS)
WGHP 8 (Fox)
WXII 12 (NBC)
WGPX 16 (Ion)
WGSR-LD 19 (Ind.)
WCWG 20 (CW)
WUNL 26 (PBS)
WLXI 43 (TCT)
WXLV 45 (ABC)
WMYV 48 (MNTV)
TV stations in Eastern North Carolina, including Greenville, New Bern, Washington, Jacksonville and Morehead City
WITN 7 (NBC)
WNCT 9 (CBS)
WCTI 12 (ABC)
WYDO 14 (Fox)
WUNM 19 (PBS)
WTMH-LD 21 (HEARTLAND)
WUNK 25 (PBS)
WPXU 35 (Ion)
WEPX 38 (Ion)
TV stations in the Pee Dee region, including Myrtle Beach and Florence, South Carolina
WBTW 13 (CBS)
WPDE 15 (ABC)
WWMB 21 (CW)
WHMC 23 (PBS)
WUNU 31 (PBS)
WMBF 32 (NBC)
WJPM 33 (PBS)
WFXB 43 (Fox)
TV stations in the Wilmington, North Carolina area
WWAY 3 (ABC)
WECT 6 (NBC)
WILM-LD 10 (Ind)
WSFX 26 (Fox)
WUNJ 39 (PBS)
W47CK 47 (MNTV)
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