The Charlotte Observer from Charlotte, North Carolina on March 6, 1987 · 21
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The Charlotte Observer from Charlotte, North Carolina · 21

Charlotte, North Carolina
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Friday, March 6, 1987
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New Station Ready To WaiWOMiABWVZKO Conrad said "There isn't another station around here with a J or a Z in its call letters And they are much crisper sounding letters than WMFILL" Basketball Schedule Coverage of all the Atlantic Coast Conference basketball games will disrupt the regular schedule on wErry (channel 3) Including the CBS telecast of the classic film "The Wizard of Oz" But fear not soap and Dorothy fans your programs will not be lost "The Wizard of Oz" set for national telecast at 8 tonight will air at 11 am Saturday on channel 3 Other changes include: "Capitol" at 4:30 pm today "The Young and the Restless" at 5 today "As the World Turns" at 1 am Saturday "Guiding Light" at 11:30 pm Saturday and "Falcon Crest" at midnight tonight 56 Hours Of Hoops You think you're a basketball fanatic? Ha Rick Willenzik distribution manager for Raycom Sports of Charlotte reports that Raycom will produce andor distribute six major basketball tournaments this weekend: the ACC tourney in Landover Md Metro Conference from Louisville Southwest Conference from Dallas Big 8 tourney from Kansas City Mo the Pac 10 tourney from Pau ley Pavilion in Los Angeles and the Pacific Coast OMM11 ioll FREIGHT FORWARDER Seeking Secretary for customer serviceInside sales 3 years minimum freight experience Tracing bills of lading typing and pleasant phone manners Send personal resume including educational and work experience 3 references (names and addresses) Excellent opportunity with outstanding employee benefits Salary commensurate with experience No phone calls will be accepted United Marine Lines Inc ATTN: President 3124 Cullman Ave Charlotte NC 28206 GE PAYMENTS BEHIND NO ADVANCE FEES KEEP DEED IN YOUR NAME LOANS IN 24 HOURS TCH UP PAYMENTS AND PAY BILLS 'ESTMENT Co M ST-376-8438 1111111111UNICIES311211112121111111210 TD111 5 HOMES IN NEED OF PAINTING 8c INSULATION IS ti 5 homeowners in this general area will be given the opportu nity of having a new amazing material that will end costly ra painting forever applied to their homes with some decorative work at FACTORY COST This amazing new product has cap- ri m hired the interest of homeowners throughout the United 1 States who are fed up with constant painting and other m maintenance costs It provides full ventilation and will save t1 energy Our new product comes in choice of colors and is ml now going to be introduced to the local market Your home N can be a show place in your vicinity and we will make it M worth your while if we can use your home Please send name address and phone to O LIFETIME SIDING & INSULATION INC m 233 S Sharon Amity Suite 202 tv) Charlotte NC 28211 cut out and mail I - C Phone C rim MOUIMEN113181101MMIIIMIll Birth Control Pap Smears Physical Exams Treatment of Vaginitis Sexually Transmitted Diseases Gyn and General Medical Problems Women Examiners Evening Hours Affordable Prompt Appointments And Much More 1 —3 -l Women's Noon to MO pm Mon1 --' Healthcare 1912S king!ot E Morel Noon to 1:30 pm MonFri 1012 S Kings at E Morehead Doctors Building Suite 306 333-5900 Charlotte's new television station will begin testing its transmitter next week It could be airing commercial-free movies at night within the next 10 days The independent UHF station originally WMHU but now WJZY (channel 46) has been kept off the air longer than expected because snow sleet and high winds prevented technicians from connecting the transmitter to the antenna mounted on the station's 1921- foot tower near Dallas NC Offices and studios are under construction at the intersection of 1-85 and Sam Wilson Road in Mecklenburg County Channel 46 general manager Mark Conrad said technicians would check the transmitter for bugs and malfunctions If it meets specifications the station will apply to the Federal Communications Commission for a license to operate "We're ready to rock 'n' roll as soon as we get the transmitter certified" said general manager Mark Conrad "Even though we're still testing the transmitter it's a big step" Starting Tuesday the station will broadcast a test pattern of color bars that will allow experts to fine-tune the transmitter If all goes well that will be followed in a few days by films at 7 and 9 pm weeknights Movies will include "The Anderson Tapes" "Georgy Girl" and "Godspell" Though the station will likely be added to most cable television systems in the Charlotte metropolitan area that probably won't occur for a few more months Cable subscribers will need UHF antennas on their TV sets to receive the new station until then "Sometime in June we'll be a fully operational station with a full schedule of programs" Conrad promised WJZY's 5-million-watt signal will cover an average radius of roughly 75 miles around Charlotte The station is owned by Metro-Crescent Communications Inc a local broadcast group that Includes Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt among its owners Capitol Broadcasting of Raleigh owns 49 of channel 46 and has an option to purchase the remaining 51 Conrad said Capitol probably would exercise its option within the next three to six months Why did the station change call letters from WMHU to WJZY? 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