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FOX 17 2014 MEDIA KIT

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About FOX 17

In March 1982, WWMA-TV went on air. In February 1983, a group of additional shareholders bought control of the station effective April 1, 1983. On August 15, 1983, the call letters changed to WXMI. In May 1989, a New York-based company headed by Robert Dudley purchased the stock of WXMI. In 1987, WXMI signed an affiliation agreement with the FOX Broadcasting Company, making WXMI a charter FOX television station. In June 1998, Emmis Broadcasting Company of New York purchased the stock of WXMI. Emmis then traded WXMI to Tribune Broadcasting Company — a leading media company with operations in television and radio broadcasting, publishing, education and interactive ventures.

In January of 1999, FOX 17 launched FOX 17 News At Ten it’s first live television newscast. FOX 17 News At Ten was West Michigan’s first prime time newscast and was 30 minutes in length, it’s slogan would win over West Michigan television viewers, “At Ten It’s News, At Eleven It’s History.” The program would later expand to a full hour.

In August 2006 FOX 17 launched FOX 17 Morning News. The program would later expand to four hours from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. featuring News, Weather, Sports and Traffic updates.

In April of 2009 FOX 17 re launched with a new logo. FOX 17 offers West Michigan television viewers their local news in high definition. FOX 17 became the first West Michigan television station to offer television newscasts in HD.

On September 21, 2009 FOX 17 debuted FOX 17 News At Six, an hour long evening newscast. 2 years later on March 7, 2011, the station debuted FOX 17 News At Five.

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Public File

FOX 17’s public file is located at:
3117 Plaza Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

WXMI Online Public File
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FOX 17’s Statement of Equal Opportunity Policy

FOX 17 believes in equal employment opportunities for all, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected classification. It is the company’s policy to hire and promote the most qualified applicants to comply with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity laws. FOX 17 WXMI also is committed to maintaining a work environment free from all forms of employee discrimination and/or harassment. There is a policy of “zero tolerance” for such behavior.

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Information for Closed Captioning Concerns

For Closed Captioning Concerns Please Contact:

Phone: 616-364-8722

Email Jose Bolanos

We will make every effort to respond quickly.

Written closed captioning complaints should be directed to the following:

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FOX 17 WXMI
3117 Plaza Dr. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Before sending a formal written complaint, we recommend you first call us. We may be able to resolve your problem immediately without the need for a formal complaint. In any event, we will respond to your complaint within 30 days.

FOX 17 Production Services
Sight, Sound, Motion, Emotion…
That’s what we’re about. Ideas and images that command attention. Your company is always changing, evolving. So should the way you promote it.

  • A 30 second commercial.
  • A 60 second Public Service Announcement.
  • A 10-minute demonstration video.
  • A half-hour show.

You’ve got the ideas. We’ll make them work. For you.

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FOX 17 WXMI
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FOX 17 2014 MEDIA KIT

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3117 Plaza Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Main Phone Line:
616-364-8722