JACKSONVILLE, FL – Sept. 04, 2014 – Jim Zerwekh , vice president and general manager of Cox Media Group (CMG) Jacksonville TV announced today that on September 07, 2014 FOX30 will be changing its call letters from WAWS to WFOX-TV.
“Changing the call letters to WFOX-TV better represents FOX30 with the FOX TV network,” said Zerwekh. “FOX30 has historically and continues to be one of the top 10 performing FOX TV affiliates in the country.”
The station signed on as WAWS on February 15, 1981. It was the first independent television station to sign on in Jacksonville and on October 09, 1986 became a charter affiliate of the FOX Broadcasting Company.
About FOX30 Jacksonville
FOX30 WFOX-TVis the Jacksonville-Brunswick area’s FOX network affiliate station, and can be found on broadcast channel 30. Most Comcast subscribers can view FOX30 on Cable Channel 10. Subscribers of other cable or satellite systems may consult their providers for station lineup information. WFOX-TV-HD, in high-definition digital transmission, can be seen on Comcast digital cable channel 434, or received over-the-air with a high-definition digital television receiver. WFOX-TV is owned by COX Television Jacksonville, LLC. TV VIEWING AREA: The Jacksonville-Brunswick designated market area (DMA) covers 9 Florida counties (Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Union) and 6 in Georgia (Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn, Pierce, Ware). Nielsen Media Research estimates the Jacksonville DMA comprises 659,170 TV households.
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps. Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies, and Savings.com, a leading online source for savings. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 57 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 30 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million print and online newspaper readers, and more than 14 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.