WCIU is part of a declining breed -- the independent TV station.
That generally puts WCIU at a disadvantage in this age of consolidation and six networks.
But WCIU does has one giant advantage going for it: Shelf space in the nation's third-largest market.
We may not be able to compete for major sitcoms for various reasons, but overall we're able to program the stations in some ways better than we thought we could, given industry consolidation," says Sabin, who joined WCIU parent Weigel Broadcasting as exec VP in 1995.
She joined the Univision family in 1992 as the main anchor for WCIU
, Channel 26 in Chicago and subsequently for WGBO, Channel 66, when Univision acquired that station.
Among the TV stations onboard are WWOR New York, KCOP Los Angeles, WCIU
Chicago, KYW Philadelphia, KBHK San Francisco, WCVB Boston, KXTX Dallas and WJLA Washington.
The hour-long talk-variety strip has been sold to indie WCIU
Chicago and CBS O&O KYW Philadelphia, reps for both stations confirmed.
household coverage mark with commitments from 65 stations, including Fox O&Os in New York and Los Angeles and indie WCIU
DIRECTV is expanding the Chicago local channel package to include WTTW (PBS), WYCC (PBS), WCIU
(Independent), WSNS (Telemundo), WPWR (UPN), WXFT (Telefutura), WJYS (Independent) and WGBO (Univision), at no additional charge.
WNYW, New York; KCOP, Los Angeles; and WCIU
, Chicago are among 18 of the top 20 markets scheduled to broadcast the female action heroes programming.