GRAND RAPIDS, MI - WZZM 13 and WideOpen West (WOW!) announced a new multi-year agreement that would make the Grand Rapids station the exclusive ABC affiliate on WOW!'s West Michigan cable systems. WOW! is one of the nation's leading providers of high-speed internet, cable TV, and phone serving communities in Barry, Branch, Calhoun, and Ionia, counties. WZZM 13 is the Gannett owned ABC affiliate in the Grand Rapids / Kalamazoo / Battle Creek television market.
"We are excited about providing our award winning local news, weather and entertainment programming to WOW!'s viewers in West Michigan," said Janet Mason, WZZM 13 President & General Manager. "WZZM 13 has some of the most popular programming in the area: WZZM 13 News, Dancing with the Stars, Castle, Grey's Anatomy, Judge Judy, and more."
"We know our customers enjoy the outstanding programming WZZM provides. We're pleased to continue having WZZM 13 as part of our channel line-up in our West Michigan Communities," said WOW! Mid Michigan Vice President and General Manager Ed Sesi.
WOW! purchased the Broadstripe cable systems in January 2012. WOW! plans to upgrade its cable systems in West Michigan, which will enable it to add the WZZM 13 On Target Weather Network to its program line-up in the future. The weather network is a 24X7 local weather channel featuring the station's team of meteorologists.
Viewers can find WZZM 13 on channel 4 (standard definition) and channel 456 (high definition).
WOW! provides cable, internet and phone service to the following West Michigan communities: Albion, Freeport, Hastings, Marshall, Portland, Saranac, and Union City.
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