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Watch DC CW 50 Online


DC CW 50

Washington, D.C.
United States
BrandingDCW Television, DCW 50 (general)
DCW 50 News (newscasts)
SloganSerious Fun
ChannelsDigital: 15 (UHF)
(shared with WFDC-DT)
Virtual: 50 (PSIP)
  • 50.1: 1080i 16:9 CW50
  • 50.2: 480i 4:3 AntTV
  • 50.1: The CW
  • 50.2: Antenna TV
OwnerTribune Broadcasting
FoundedJanuary 1, 1972 (1972-01-01)
First air dateApril 6, 1981 (37 years ago) (1981-04-06)
Call letters’ meaningWashington, D.C.’s CW
Sister station(s)WTVR-TV (newscast production only)
Former callsigns
  • WGSP (1972)
  • WCQR (1981–1985)
  • WFTY (1985–1995)
  • WBDC-TV (1995–2006)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 50 (UHF, 1972–2009)
  • Digital:
  • 51 (UHF, 2006–2009)
  • 50 (UHF, 2009–2018)
Former affiliations
  • Primary:
  • Independent (1972, 1981–1995)
  • Dark (1972–1981)
  • FNN (1981-1985)
  • The WB (1995–2006)
  • Secondary:
  • SuperTV (1981–1986)
  • ABC (1986–1989)
  • DT2:
  • The Tube (2006–2007)
  • This TV (2009–2011)
  • DT3:
  • NTD (2010–2011)
  • This TV (2011–2018)
Transmitter power1000 kW
Height227 m (745 ft)
Facility ID30576
Transmitter coordinates38°57′24″N 77°4′53″W / 38.95667°N 77.08139°W / 38.95667; -77.08139Coordinates: 38°57′24″N 77°4′53″W / 38.95667°N 77.08139°W / 38.95667; -77.08139
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile


Detailed Antenna Reception Information For DC CW 50


StateDistrict of Columbia
Virtual Channel50
RF Channel50
Effective Radiated Power (ERP)122.86000061035156 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT)253m
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL)311m
Network AffiliationCW
Contact Street 12121 Wisconsin Ave.
Contact Street 2Suite 350
Contact CityWashington
Contact StateDC
Contact Zip20007
Contact Phone202-965-5050
Additional DataFCC Station Information


DC CW 50 is a TV broadcaster located in Washington DC. It’s an entertainment channel that airs a varied schedule of daytime and primetime programs, including talk shows, and movies. You can watch the channel online via its video-on-demand collection, updated regularly.

Name: DC CW 50
Location: Washington DC, United States
Genre: Entertainment > General Entertainment
Website: DC’s CW 50 WDCW Homepage

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DC’s CW 50 WDCW is owned by Tribune Broadcasting Company, LLC. It is a member of the CW network.

Contact the Station

If you’re a public relations rep, you may want to mail some promotional materials to the station or get in touch with a specific member of its team. If you’re a curious viewer, you might be interested in arranging a tour of the station’s facilities. In either case, in addition to the contact info above, here are some more ways to get in touch:
By mail: 2121 Wisconsin Ave NW Ste 350 Washington, DC 20007-2270. Phone: 202-965-5050. Fax: 202-965-0050. Email:

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