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@WGNOtv 📺 52 years ago today in 1967, @WGNOtv #Channel26 became the first Independent station in The City of New Orleans to go on the air, originally under the call letters #WWOM-TV ("Wonderful World Of Movies"). pic.twitter.com/TbmhIR1ojn— Aaron Handy III (@AH3RD) October 16, 2019
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.WGNO has come a long way since it first hit the airwaves 52 years ago today, on October 16, 1967. The station was then known as WWOM, which stood for Wonderful World of Movies, and it was the first independent station in Louisiana. Back then, New Orleans area viewers enjoyed mostly old movies, cartoons, and a few syndicated programs when the station was broadcasting, which was only eight hours a day. In 1971, a new owner changed the call letters to today’s WGNO. Then, in 1995, we switched our affiliation to the newly-created WB Television Network. The next year, we switched again when another local station dropped their affiliation with the ABC Television Network, and we’ve been here ever since.