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Panama City Gets Its Own CBS Affiliate Today

Television viewers in Panama City, FL can now get their favorite CBS shows with a local feel.  WECP, the market’s first CBS affiliate since the 1960s, takes to the airwaves today.

While the station’s Facebook page has been keeping residents updated on the process of the launch, the station is only currently available the old fashioned way, the Panama City News Herald reports,

The new station, WECP, will be available over the air — that is, using rabbit ears — on channel 18 at mid-morning. Viewers will need to rescan their TVs to pick up the signal, said Curt Molander, general manager for WJHG, the sister station of WECP and WTVY in Dothan, Ala., which has served as the Panama City market’s CBS affiliate since the early 1960s.

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Gray Television Signs CBS Affiliation Agreements for Three Stations

Gray Television, the owner of more CBS-affiliates than any other group operator, announced today that is has signed affiliation agreements with CBS for three of its stations: WECP in Panama City, FL; WSVF in Harrisonburg, VA; and WIYE in Parkersburg, WV.

“We welcome this exciting opportunity to expand our long-standing successful partnership with CBS with these new affiliation agreements,” Bob Prather, Gray’s president and COO, said in a statement.  “We highly value the quality entertainment, news, and sports programming the network provides to our viewers and advertisers.”

Gray currently operates 36 stations, 17 of which broadcast CBS programming.