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WJYS, virtual channel 62 (UHF digital channel 36), is an independent television station serving Chicago, Illinois, United States that is licensed to Hammond, Indiana. It is one of two commercial television stations in Chicago that are licensed on the Indiana side of the market (the other being primary CW affiliate and secondary MyNetworkTV owned-and-operated station WPWR-TV, channel 50, in Gary). Owned by Oxford Media Group Inc., WJYS maintains studio facilities on South Oak Park Avenue in Tinley Park, Illinois, and its transmitter is located atop the Willis Tower on South Wacker Drive in the Chicago Loop. On cable, the station is available on RCN channel 10, WOW! channel 13, Comcast Xfinity channel 17 in the suburbs (channels vary by location), channel 18 on Xfinity's "Chicago Areas 1, 4 & 5" system and channel 32 on its "Chicago Areas 2 & 3" system, and AT&T U-verse channel 62.

HistoryEdit

The station first signed on the air on March 2, 1991, originally operating as a 24-hour-a-day home shopping channel. In 1995, WJYS became more of a general entertainment station, picking up a number of syndicated programs. These shows included Laverne & Shirley, The Rifleman, The Odd Couple, Little House on the Prairie, Gunsmoke, Highway to Heaven and Matlock, along with older movies and anime programming, plus the Hoosier Lottery game show Hoosier Millionaire. By 1997, channel 62 was running infomercials and religious programming most of the day and by 2000, most of the entertainment shows were gone from the station. Today, WJYS offers both religious and secular paid programming, as well as some entertainment programs.

TV stations in Indiana
Youtoo America affiliates: Independent stations: Spanish-language television stations: Other Indianapolis market stations:
WREP-LD, Martinsville W06BD, Princeton WDNI-CD, Indianapolis WBXI-CD, Indianapolis
WRLW-CD, Salem WAAA-LP, Westville WMYS-LD2, South Bend WIIH-CD, Indianapolis
WJTS-CD, Jasper WJYS, Hammond WCLJ, Bloomington
WUDZ-LD, Indianapolis
WALV-CD, Indianapolis
WFWC-CD, Fort Wayne
WSDI-LD, Indianapolis
TV stations in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana
WBBM 2 (CBS)
WMAQ 5 (NBC)
WLS 7 (ABC)
WGN 9 (Ind)
WTTW 11 (PBS)
WOCK-CD 13 (Ind)
WYCC 20 (MHz)
WRJK-LP 22 (Diya TV)
WWME-CD 23 (MeTV)
WPVN-CD 24 (AZA)
W25DW-D 25 (HSN)
WCIU 26 (CW)
WLPD-CD 30 (Hillsong)
WFLD 32 (Fox)
WEDE-CD 34 (Ind)
WWTO 35 (TBN)
WCPX 38 (Ion)
WESV-LD 40 (ESTRELLA)
WSNS 44 (TLM)
WMEU-CD 48 (Ind)
WPWR 50 (MNTV)
WYIN 56 (PBS)
WDCI-LD 57 (Daystar)
WXFT 60 (UMas)
WCHU-LD 61 (JTV)
WJYS 62 (Ind)
WGBO 66 (UNI)
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