Rideout gained media coverage over the summer for leading anti-Donald Trump protests. The station's PSIP virtual channel temporarily reverted to 45.1 (the station's physical digital channel), with HD content downconverted to 720p. On January 3, 2020, WDIV-TV activated a fourth subchannel, which broadcasts Cozi TV, a network owned by NBC parent company NBCUniversal. On January 20, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., MeTV was replaced with Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! She said that the incident took place six months ago, and that “it was investigated swiftly and thoroughly and appropriate action was taken.”, ►Riley: What's next for WDIV's Carmen Harlan?►Related: TV anchor with MS leaving Fox 2 to join medical marijuana fight. That night's 11 p.m. newscast was broadcast from the corner of Lafayette and Howard streets; the evacuation resulted in master control operations being inaccessible, preventing the broadcast or editing of news stories, and the broadcast of commercials. WDIV reporter Lauren Podell resigns over alleged racist slur They say it's not enough that WDIV-Channel 4 reporter Lauren Podell has resigned over a racist slur she uttered off the air, months ago. [13][14] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former VHF analog channel 4. WDIV's news department operates a fleet of 14 newsgathering vehicles, including 11 standard news ENG (electronic news-gathering) Ford E350 vans with two-band digital microwave transmitters and video editing platforms. WDIV was the over-the-air television flagship station of the Detroit Tigers, a relationship that lasted twenty seasons, from 1975 to 1994, and previously from 1947 to 1952. Truth is his staff in his voyage through life; commonplaces are the bread in his bag and the wine in his jug.”—Rémy De Gourmont (1858–1915). She is a graduate of Oakland University  and began her stint at WDIV as its traffic reporter. The station began broadcasting its newscasts and other locally produced programs in color in 1960, when it purchased new studio camera equipment. Meteorologist Chuck Gaidica hosted the Michigan Lottery's game shows and his own show. WDIV-TV also has a Mobile DTV feed of subchannel 4.1, labelled "Local 4", broadcasting at 1.83 Mbit/s.[10][11]. The incident was first confirmed in an e-mail sent Monday by WDIV Vice President Marla Drutz to a Detroit minister, who had demanded that the station apologize to Detroiters. Network programming was broadcast in color starting in 1954. On January 8, 2007, the station added a half-hour late afternoon newscast at 4 p.m. In August 2013, WDIV dropped its noon newscast and converted it into an online-only broadcast in order to attract viewers who are at work during that timeslot. WDIV-TV is one of the few television stations in the United States to have aired Wheel and Jeopardy! [5] On July 22, 1978, due to an FCC regulation in place at the time that forbade TV and radio stations in the same market but with different ownership groups from sharing the same call signs, channel 4 changed its call letters to the present WDIV-TV,[6] for Detroit's IV (representing the Roman numeral for 4). The Detroit Police Department and Post-Newsweek's management said that charges would not be filed as it was "just a big misunderstanding". WDIV-TV, virtual channel 4 (UHF digital channel 32), is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Detroit, Michigan, United States. Read more about this topic:  WXYZ-TV, Action News, On-air Staff, “The first opinion that occurs to us when we are suddenly asked about something is usually not our own but only the current one pertaining to our class, position, or parentage; our own opinions seldom swim on the surface.”—Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), “Man, in spite of his tendency towards mendacity, has a great respect for what he calls the truth. Syndicated programs carried on WDIV-TV include Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Rachael Ray and Inside Edition. Over the years, the Evening News Association acquired several other broadcasting outlets, such as KTVY (now KFOR-TV) in Oklahoma City, KOLD-TV in Tucson, Arizona and WALA-TV in Mobile, Alabama. On August 19, 2007, starting with the 11 p.m. newscast, WDIV became the second television station in Detroit to begin broadcasting its local newscasts in high definition. from the beginning of their respective syndication runs. “In the Trump-orchestrated era that we’re in now, this is a dehumanizing word of torment. Travel Back In Time With Local 4 Firsts! The station first signed on the air as WWDT on October 23, 1946 for one day of demonstrative programming;[4] regular programming commenced on March 4, 1947. Since 2006, Lions games are shown on the station as part of NBC's Sunday Night Football package. Rebroadcasts of movies from This TV also air several times a year in prime time on WDIV's main channel (usually Saturday nights so no new network programming is affected) to recover revenue from developing news and weather events where sustained coverage preempts commercials, and to fulfill "make goods" for local advertisers. The station has also been involved with the NFL's Detroit Lions, as from 1970 to 1997, via NBC's broadcast contract with the American Football Conference, home interconference contests were aired on channel 4 (which included the Thanksgiving games in some years). One of these trucks is a dual-purpose microwave truck and digital satellite uplink package. Channel 4 has always been an NBC affiliate owing to WWJ radio's longtime affiliation with the NBC Red Network, but also aired some programs from the DuMont Television Network prior to WJBK-TV (channel 2)'s sign-on in October 1948. Channel 4 had a number of broadcasting firsts in Michigan including the first telecast of Detroit Tigers, Red Wings and Lions games as well as the state's first televised newscasts. The station's digital signal is multiplexed: From 1985 to circa 1998, WDIV was the NBC affiliate carried by Cable Atlantic (now Rogers Cable) in Newfoundland and Labrador including in St. John's before the provider switched to the network's Boston affiliate WHDH (which was affiliated with NBC from 1995 to 2017). Yes please Not now The station was originally owned by the Evening News Association, parent company of the Detroit News, along with WWJ radio (AM 950 and FM 97.1, now WXYT-FM). Sports director Bernie Smilovitz also hosted a couple of shows including The Chuck and Bernie Show in which featured then Detroit Pistons coach Chuck Daly and The Sparky and Bernie Show in which featured Detroit Tigers manager Sparky Anderson. As part of the SAFER Act,[15] WDIV kept its analog signal on the air until June 26 to inform viewers of the digital television transition through a loop of public service announcements from the National Association of Broadcasters. It's also one of five Detroit area television stations seen in Canada on satellite provider Shaw Direct and was the original affiliate offered by CANCOM (now Shaw Broadcast Services) starting in September 1983. Rivas was charged with attempted murder, while Owens remained in the hospital in critical but stable condition. That’s when Rideout’s friend, Riddle, posted what Riddle said he'd recently heard "from unimpeachable, multiple sources in the media" that Podell had told a coworker. [17] WDIV currently airs the entire NBC schedule, though while Late Night now airs at its usual time of 12:35 a.m., it airs A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 2:35 a.m. instead of 1:35 a.m. due to a rebroadcast of the 11 p.m. news and an infomercial. WDIV also produced the afternoon variety show The Tony Orlando Show at 4 p.m. WDIV is also carried on some cable providers in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in communities such as Seney, Republic and Grand Marais. The building has also housed the headquarters of Graham Media Group since 1997; the "Local" branding now utilized by most of the group's stations began at WDIV alongside its acquiring of flagship status in 2000. Drutz implied in her e-mail that the alleged quote was not entirely accurate. WDIV later signed WOMC (104.3 FM) morning radio host Dick Purtan to perform live segments during a 4–5 p.m. comedy block called Purtan's People. WCPO 9 News staff biographies and information. But by the mid-to-late 1970s, the Evening News Association was under pressure to break up its Detroit cluster voluntarily. It was the first television station in Michigan and the tenth station to sign on in the United States overall. The station also refused to air Late Night with David Letterman and its successor, Late Night with Conan O'Brien at 12:35 a.m. for many years, and initially did not clear the Letterman-era program at all. She plans to continue hosting America's Thanksgiving Parade with Devin Scillian. The station later became available outside the Detroit market when it was selected for inclusion on many Canadian cable providers in the late 1980s and early 1990s.