WUAB becomes CW43 in Cleveland

Updated: Jul. 11, 2018 at 1:15 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Raycom Media's WUAB-TV has signed an affiliation agreement to become the new home of The CW Network in northeast Ohio.

The affiliation and programming changes will take effect Monday, July 16, 2018.

The CW Network will bring its hit shows to WUAB with original primetime series including Riverdale, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and Jane The Virgin. Starting this fall, The CW will broadcast a six-night, Sunday through Friday primetime schedule.

CW 43 will also carry The CW Network's exclusive television events including the iHEARTRadio Music Festival.

CW 43 will continue to air local and syndicated programming including favorites like The People's Court, Mom, and Family Feud. Following The CW's primetime lineup from 8 to 10 p.m., WUAB will extend the 10 p.m. newscast to one full hour.

"The CW has some of the most popular series on television among young adults," said vice president and general manager Erik Schrader. "Now along with our sister CBS affiliate Cleveland 19, we will be able to offer both viewers and advertisers a wide range of entertainment options."

"We're so pleased to partner with WUAB to bring Cleveland some of the most talked-about series on television, from Riverdale and Black Lightning, to our upcoming new series Charmed, All American, and Legacies," said Chris Brooks, Executive Vice President, Network Distribution, The CW. "We've had a long and successful relationship with Raycom in other markets around the country, and we're very excited to expand that partnership to include Cleveland. We're looking forward to working together with WUAB this summer and in the years to come."

Cleveland CW43 is owned & operated by Raycom Media, Inc. Raycom, an employee-owned company, is one of the nation's largest broadcasters and owns and/or provides services for 53 television stations in 37 markets and 18 states. Raycom stations cover 13.1 percent of U.S. television households and employ nearly 4,000 individuals in full and part-time positions. Further information about Raycom can be found at the corporate website, http://www.raycommedia.com.

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