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WDBD
Jackson, Mississippi
Branding FOX 40
Channels Analog: 40 (UHF)

Digital: 41 (UHF)

Affiliations FOX (1986-2001 & 2006-present)
Owner Jackson Television, LLC
First air date February 28, 1983
Sister stations(s) WBMS, WUFX, WXMS
Former Affiliations independent (1983-1988)
The WB (2001-2006)
Transmitter Power 4000 kW (analog)
1000 kW (DT)
Height 598 m (both)
Facility ID 71326
Website FOX 40's Website

WDBD (analog ch. 40; DT ch. 41) is Jackson, Mississippi's FOX affiliate. It's transmitter is located near Raymond, Mississippi.

HistoryEdit

The station began broadcasting on February 28 1983, as an independent TV station.

In February 1988, WDBD became a FOX affiliate & in October 2001, switched to The WB.

After it was announced that The WB & UPN would merge to form The CW, WRBJ was announced as the new affiliate for The CW, with WDBD's sister station WUFX taking the MyNetworkTV affiliation. In advance of the launch of MyNetworkTV, WDBD & WUFX would swap network affiliations. On July 3 2006, WDBD rejoined the FOX network, while WUFX picked up the WB affiliation.

In February 2008, WDBD announced that they would begin local newscasts for the 2nd time in the station's history, beginning in August. They had attempted a local newscast in the early '90s, which only lasted a short while. In June, FOX 40 launched www.fox40now.com

On February 17 2009, which is the end for all analog TV stations in the United States, WDBD-DT will return to ch. 40, it's current analog channel poisiton.

On Saturday, January 24 2009, WDBD's FOX 40 News @ 9 launched their newscast in HD. With the change came a new logo & new graphics based on FOX's O&O graphics.

News TeamEdit

  • FOX 40 News:
    • Kathy Times - Weeknights on FOX 40 News @ 9
    • Matt Johnson - Weekends on FOX 40 News @ 9
  • StormTrack 40 Weather:
    • Mike MacGown - Weeknights on FOX 40 News @ 9 - Chief Meteorologist
    • Chris MacDonald - Weekends on FOX 40 News @ 9
  • FOX 40 Sports:
    • Travis Recek - Weeknights on FOX 40 News @ 9 - Sports Director
    • Christopher England - Sports Reporter/Photographer
    • Kristina Pink - Sports Reporter
  • FOX 40 Reporters:
    • Dustin Barnes - General Assignment Reporter
    • Lynn Lampkin - General Assignment Reporter
    • Jessica Larche - General Assignment Reporter/Producer
    • Haley Westbrook - General Assignment Reporter

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