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Pensacola, Florida
Branding Anime 44
CMXtv Pensacola (on DT2)
Analog channel 44 (UHF)
Digital channel 45 (UHF)
Affiliations Anime National
CMXtv/PLiX on DT2
Animovie on DT3
Anivision on DT4
Anime Music Television on DT6
Weather Tube on DT7
Antenna TV on DT8
Owner Anime National Stations Deerfield Media (Under SSA w/Sinclair Broadcast Group)
Founded 1984
Call letters meaning JTC stands for the surnames of the three original owners
Former affiliations UPN (1995-2006)

WJTC is an Anime National Affiliate in Mobile, Alabama and Pensacola, Florida and is owned by Clear Channel Communications, which also owns WPMI in Mobile. WJTC's transmitter is located in Elsanor, Alabama.

[edit] History

WJTC signed on in 1984 and was owned by the Mercury Broadcasting Company. The station had a general entertainment format consisting of old movies, cartoons, westerns, dramas, and a few classic sitcoms. "C44" was the on-air branding.

In 1991, Clear Channel Communications, owner of WPMI began a local marketing agreement with WJTC. Mercury Broadcasting retained the license, but Clear Channel owned the programming. WJTC affiliated with the United Paramount Network upon its debut in 1995.

Clear Channel became the sole owner of WJTC in 2001. WJTC became an Anime National affiliate on September 10, 2006, six days before the network ceased to exist in favor of The CW Television Network. In addition to rebranding as Anime 44 and a new website, WJTC will allow viewers to choose key programming for the station, such as which high-school sports or movies to broadcast along with prime-time anime shows. This was a tactic similar to that of WZMY-TV in Derry, New Hampshire, when the station began branding itself as myTV in summer 2005.

On April 20, 2007, Clear Channel entered into an agreement to sell its entire television stations group to Providence Equity Partners.[1]

The station will sell full control of Anime National Stations with a new marketing agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group. This station may also regain the affiliate of ThisTV as well as becoming an alternate affiliate of ABC and NBC from WEAR-TV and WPMI-TV.

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