WISN 12 Milwaukee ABC

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
United States
BrandingWISN 12 (general)
WISN 12 News (newscasts)
SloganLeading the Way with Important Local Coverage (news)
WISN 12: One of America’s Leading ABC Stations (general)
ChannelsDigital: 34 (UHF)
(to move to 28 (UHF))
Virtual: 12 (PSIP)
Subchannels(see article)
AffiliationsABC (since 1977; also from 1954–1961)
OwnerHearst Television
(WISN Hearst Television Inc.)
First air dateOctober 27, 1954 (63 years ago) (1954-10-27)
Call letters’ meaningThe WISconsin News
(former Milwaukee newspaper owned by Hearst, that merged with The Milwaukee Sentinel)
Former callsignsWTVW (1954–1955)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
12 (VHF, 1954–2009)
Former affiliationsPrimary:
CBS (1961–1977)
DuMont (1954–1955)
Transmitter power1,000 kW
940 kW (CP)
Height302.7 m (993 ft)
304.7 m (1,000 ft) (CP)
Facility ID65680
Transmitter coordinates43°6?42?N 87°55?42?W / 43.11167°N 87.92833°W / 43.11167; -87.92833Coordinates: 43°6?42?N 87°55?42?W / 43.11167°N 87.92833°W / 43.11167; -87.92833
43°6?41.9?N 87°55?41.6?W / 43.111639°N 87.928222°W / 43.111639; -87.928222 (CP)
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile


Detailed Antenna Reception Information For WISN 12 Milwaukee ABC


Virtual Channel12
RF Channel34
Effective Radiated Power (ERP)863 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT)263m
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL)478m
Network AffiliationABC
Contact Street 1759 N. 19th St
Contact CityMIlwaukee
Contact StateWI
Contact Zip53233
Contact Phone414-342-8812
Additional DataFCC Station Information

WISN 12 is a TV station in Milwaukee, WI. It’s a local news and entertainment station that broadcasts a mix of local news, weather, traffic, sports, and entertainment. In addition to being known as WISN 12 Milwaukee ABC, it’s also called simply by its FCC call sign WISN. You can watch the station online via the WISN 12 live stream and its collection of videos, updated regularly.

Name: WISN 12 Milwaukee ABC
Call Sign: WISN
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Genre: Local News, Entertainment
Website: WISN 12 Homepage

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WISN 12 is owned by Hearst Television. It is an affiliate of the network ABC network. As an affiliate, Milwaukee ABC tends to focus its original news coverage on local issues during the traditional morning, mid-day, evening and late-night news slots. To fill in the rest of its broadcasting schedule, the station airs national programs provided by ABC.

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: 759 N 19th St Milwaukee, WI 53233-2715. Phone: 414-342-8812. Fax: 414-342-7505. Email: wisntvnews@hearst.com