|Slogan||Your City / Your Source|
|Channels|| Analog: 47 (UHF) |
Digital: 11 (VHF)
|Owner||Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.|
|Licensee||WMSN Licensee, LLC|
|First air date||June 8, 1986|
|Call letters' meaning||MadiSoN (airport code for Madison's Dane County Airport/Truax Field)|
|Sister stations(s)||WVTV & WCGV in Milwaukee, WI|
|Former Affiliations||independent (1986)|
|Transmitter Power|| 1150 kW (analog)|
15 kW (digital)
|Height|| 450 m (analog)|
471 m (digital)
|Website||FOX 47's Website|
WMSN-TV is a FOX station in Madison, Wisconsin; owned by the Sinclair Broadcasting Group, with studios & transmitter located on Madison's west side.
It's a typical FOX station, running primarily first run & off-network syndicated shows along with FOX programming & a 35-minute 9 PM newscast produced by WKOW-TV, an ABC affiliate owned by Quincy Newspapers.
WMSN broadcasts on analog ch. 47 & ch. 11 (or PSIP Virtual ch. 47.1). The station will continue analog broadcasts until the full US DTV transition takes place on June 12 2009; it's currently the only commercial station in Madison continuing regular analog TV broadcasts.
WMSN began as an independent station before becoming affiliated with the FOX network.
WMSN is located on Big Sky Drive, the site of the former Big Sky Drive-In Theater. For several years, WMSN has broadcast "Big Sky Theater" on Saturday nights, featuring classic movies, mostly westerns, from the drive-in era.
Sinclair & FOX recently finalized a 6-year affiliation contract extension for Sinclair's 19 FOX affiliates, including WMSN. WMSN's affiliation contract now expires in March 2012.
Current On-air PersonalitiesEdit
- Julie Lund (Weekday Anchor)
- Brian Rodriguez (Weekend Anchor)
- Carl Agnelly (Fill-In Anchor)
- Laurie Mercurio (Chief Meteorologist)
- Kelly Curran (Weekend Meteorologist)
- Bob Lindmeier (Fill In Meteorologist)
- Matt Zahn (Sports Director)
- Brian Custar (Sports)
- Jake Zimmermann (Sports)
- Dan Cassuto/Newsroom
- Jeff Angileri
Former On-air PersonalitiesEdit
- Kim Sveum (now @ WKOW-TV in Madison, WI)
- Mitch Weber (now @ WGBA in Green Bay, WI)
- Jay Wilson (now @ WISC-TV in Madison, WI)
- Marc Lovicott (now @ WISC-TV in Madison, WI)
- Lisa Fielding (transferred to head anchor of Milwaukee sister station WVTV from 2003-2006; now @ WBBM (AM), Chicago, IL)
- Chris Lezotte (now in sales @ WMSN-TV)
- Andy Dorn (Meteorologist)