The Thunder Bay Broadcasting station will become the 243rd ABC affiliate, adding the network on its ch. 11.3 and launching a local newscast as well. The station also airs CBS on ch. 11.1 and Fox on ch. 11.2.
This Friday at midnight, the affiliation will switch from WKDH to a subchannel on NBC affiliate WTVA. With the move, WTVA is promising to supplement ABC programming with local news.
Raycom’s NBC affiliate WALB Albany, Ga., will launch ABC programming on a subchannel early in 2011. WALB 10.2 will be ABC’s 240th affiliate.
The group owner’s network deals for its six affils expired at the end of January. This new contract runs through January 2015.