WBQC changed to WKRP. The call letters remained the same, but the branding changed. The WBQC brand changed to WKRP after the station secured two WKRP trademarks. Soon later, various news outlets, including Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN, spread the word that WKRP was back on the air in Cincinnati.
Simulcasted on two channels. WOTH-LP Channel 25 switched to digital WOTH-LD. December 1, 2008, marked the official week of WKRP on analog WBQC-CA channel 38 and WOTH-LD digital 25-2.
Local programming changes. "Lincoln Ware Live" ended after more than five years. The long-running local talk forum program aired its last show on January 4, 2009. In addition, "Scizone with Bill Boshears" changed its format due to the increasing interest in political theories and conspiracies rather than paranormal activities. The show's name changed to "About The News" and debuted at 7:30 pm on Saturday, January 10, 2009.
More multicast networks. On April 9, 2009, WKRP added Retro Television to channel 25-3 and Jewelry Television on channel 25-4.
Conversion to digital. In August 2009, the station completed its conversion from analog to digital.
More programming changes. "About The News" ended its run on October 10, 2009. On October 17, 2009, a local horror movie show, "Frank Zito's Night of Frights," premiered on Saturday nights. Local reality show "NXS: Make Me A Host" premiered on October 24, 2009.
WKRP said goodbye to three shows. "NXS: Make Me A Host" ended in January. March 19 was the final episode of the "Friday Night Fu," ending its three-season run. Finally, "Frank Zito's Night of Frights" ended after its one-season run the following week.
A new network and a new show. In March 2010, WKRP added Universal Sports to its channel lineup on 25-2. In addition, the new local show "STUFF" premiered in the daily schedule. "STUFF" featured music videos, classic commercials, cartoons, and funny clips.
The Fu is back! "Friday Night Fu" returned to Prime Time in February 2011 for the "Friday Night Fu: 11-month Reunion Special" with a special live musical performance by Mad Anthony.
WKRP welcomed This TV to the family. THIS replaced Universal Sports on 25.2 on January 1, 2012. The network soft-launched on Saturday, December 31, at 7:30 pm.
WKRP welcomed COZI to the family. The new network officially replaced Retro Television on 25.3 on January 1, 2013. COZI soft-launched on Monday, December 31, 2012, at 7:00 pm.
Downsized. We left the 17,000-square-foot facility in the summer of 2012.
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