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WJYS
WJYS, virtual channel 62 (UHF digital channel 36), is an independent television station serving Chicago
Chicago
, Illinois
Illinois
, United States
United States
that is licensed to Hammond , Indiana
Indiana
. Owned by Jovon Broadcasting, WJYS maintains studio facilities located on South Oak Park Avenue in Tinley Park, Illinois
Illinois
, and its transmitter is located atop the Willis Tower on South Wacker Drive
Wacker Drive
in the Chicago
Chicago
Loop . On cable , the station is also available on RCN channel 10, WOW! channel 13, Comcast Xfinity channel 17 in the suburbs (channel varies by location), 18 in Chicago and AT&T U-verse
AT&T U-verse
channel 62
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AT&T U-verse
AT&T
AT&T
U-VERSE, commonly called U-VERSE, is an AT&T
AT&T
brand of triple-play telecommunications services, although the brand is now only used in reference to the television portion of the services. Launched on June 26, 2006, U-verse included broadband Internet
Internet
(now AT&T
AT&T
Internet), IP telephone (now AT&T
AT&T
Phone), and IPTV
IPTV
(U-verse TV) services in 21 states. On March 27, 2017, it was reported that AT&T
AT&T
was considering closing down the uverse.com website by the end of May 2017. But on May 18, 2017, it was decided that AT&T
AT&T
is keeping the uverse.com website up and running for the next several months
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Xfinity
XFINITY (formerly COMCAST CABLE) is a brand of COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC, a subsidiary of the Comcast
Comcast
Corporation , used to market consumer cable television , internet , telephone , and wireless services provided by the company. Its CEO is Dave Watson, its chairman is Brian L. Roberts
Brian L. Roberts
, and its CFO is Catherine Avgiris. Xfinity
Xfinity
went from $23.7 billion in revenue in 2007 to $48.1 billion in 2013
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Home Shopping
HOME SHOPPING is the electronic retailing and home shopping channels industry, which includes such billion dollar television-based and e-commerce companies as Shop LC , HSN , TJC , QVC , eBay , ShopHQ , Buy.com and Amazon.com , as well as traditional mail order and brick and mortar retailers as Hammacher Schlemmer and Sears, Roebuck and Co. Home shopping allows consumers to shop for goods from the privacy of their own home, as opposed to traditional shopping, which requires one to visit brick and mortar stores and shopping malls . There are three main types of home shopping: mail or telephone ordering from catalogs ; telephone ordering in response to advertisements in print and electronic media (such as periodicals , TV and radio); and online shopping
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Laverne & Shirley
LAVERNE "> Shirley (left) and Laverne (right) At the start of each episode, Laverne and Shirley are skipping down a Milwaukee
Milwaukee
street, arm in arm, reciting a Yiddish
Yiddish
-American hopscotch chant: "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated," which then leads into the series' theme song titled " Making Our Dreams Come True ," performed by Cyndi Grecco . The hopscotch chant is from Penny Marshall's childhood. In seasons six and seven (set in 1960s Southern California), the intro features Laverne and Shirley exiting their apartment building, but still reciting their original chant, and then a re-recorded version of the theme song is played. During the final season (after Cindy Williams left the show), it opens with a group of schoolchildren performing the chant and marching toward an amused Laverne before the theme song begins
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The Rifleman
THE RIFLEMAN is an American Western television program starring Chuck Connors as rancher Lucas McCain
Lucas McCain
and Johnny Crawford
Johnny Crawford
as his son Mark McCain . It was set in the 1870s and 1880s in the fictional town of North Fork, New Mexico Territory
New Mexico Territory
. The show was filmed in black-and-white, half-hour episodes. The Rifleman
The Rifleman
aired on ABC from September 30, 1958, to April 8, 1963, as a production of Four Star Television . It was one of the first prime time series on American television to show a widowed parent raising a child. The program was titled to reflect McCain's use of a Winchester rifle , customized to allow repeated firing by cycling its lever action. He demonstrated this technique in the opening credits of every episode, as well as a second modification that allowed him to cycle the action with one hand
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WOW!
WIDE OPEN WEST (doing business as WOW! ) is the sixth largest cable operator in the United States. The company offers landline telephone, Cable Television, and broadband Internet services. As of March 31, 2017, WOW! has about 781,000 subscribers. After a 2017 initial public offering , Wide Open West is publicly traded with Avista Capital Partners and Crestview Partners retaining significant stakes. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Internet availability by state * 3 Internet service * 4 TV service * 5 Old Logos * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links HISTORYThe Telecommunications Act of 1996 gave way for more competition to enter the cable TV market. Encouraged by this law a number of investors, led by local telephone companies, established competitive broadcast cable services in markets across the country
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RCN Corporation
RCN CORPORATION, originally RESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, founded in 1993 and based in Princeton, New Jersey
Princeton, New Jersey
, was the first American facilities-based ("overbuild") provider of bundled telephone , cable television , and internet service delivered over its own fiber-optic local network as well as dialup and DSL
DSL
Internet service to consumers in the Boston, New York, eastern Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and Chicago
Chicago
areas. As of 2006 , RCN claimed over 424,000 domestic customers and 130 cable franchises. As of 2013 RCN's network offered coverage to approximately 3.8 million people, making it the 11th largest provider of cable Internet access in the U.S
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Tinley Park, Illinois
TINLEY PARK is a village located in Cook County , Illinois
Illinois
, United States, with a small portion in Will County . The population was 56,703 at the 2010 census. It is one of the fastest growing suburbs south of Chicago. In 2009, Tinley Park was selected by BusinessWeek
BusinessWeek
as the best place to raise a family in America. In 2017, Tinley Park was listed as one of the 50 safest cities in America. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Early history * 1.2 19th century * 1.3 20th century * 1.4 Today * 2 Geography * 3 Demographics
Demographics
* 4 Government * 5 Education * 6 Sister cities * 7 Notable people * 8 References * 9 External links HISTORYEARLY HISTORYRecords show that prior to European settlement, the area was primarily occupied by the Potawatomi
Potawatomi
tribe
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Wacker Drive
UPPER WACKER: Franklin Street / Harrison Street intersection (360 west at 424 south) LOWER WACKER: Congress Parkway near Wells Street (220 west at 400 south) EAST END US 41 ( Lake Shore Drive
Lake Shore Drive
) (340 north at 400 east) CONSTRUCTION INAUGURATION 1926WACKER DRIVE is a major multilevel street in Chicago
Chicago
, Illinois
Illinois
, United States
United States
, running along the south side of the main branch and the east side of the south branch of the Chicago
Chicago
River in the Loop . The vast majority of it is double-decked ; the upper level intended for local traffic, and the lower level for through-traffic and trucks servicing buildings on the road (and originally a dock ). It is sometimes cited as a precursor to the modern freeway , though when it was built the idea was that pleasure vehicles would use the upper level
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Chicago Loop
The LOOP is the central business district or downtown of Chicago
Chicago
, Illinois
Illinois
. It is one of the city's 77 designated community areas . The Loop is home to Chicago's commercial core, City Hall , and the seat of Cook County . In the late nineteenth century, cable car turnarounds and prominent elevated railway encircled the area, giving the Loop its name. The community area is bounded on the north and west by the Chicago River , on the east by Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan
, and on the south by Roosevelt Road , although the commercial core has expanded into adjacent community areas
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Cable Television
CABLE TELEVISION is a system of delivering television programming to paying subscribers via radio frequency (RF) signals transmitted through coaxial cables , or in more recent systems, light pulses through fiber-optic cables . This contrasts with broadcast television , in which the television signal is transmitted over the air by radio waves and received by a television antenna attached to the television; or satellite television , in which the television signal is transmitted by a communications satellite orbiting the Earth and received by a satellite dish on the roof. FM radio
FM radio
programming, high-speed Internet
Internet
, telephone services , and similar non-television services may also be provided through these cables. Analog television was standard in the 20th century, but since the 2000s, cable systems have been upgraded to digital cable operation
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The Odd Couple (TV Series)
THE ODD COUPLE is a play by Neil Simon
Neil Simon
. Following its premiere on Broadway in 1965, the characters were revived in a successful 1968 film and 1970s television series , as well as several other derivative works and spin-offs. The plot concerns two mismatched roommates : the neat, uptight Felix Ungar and the slovenly, easygoing Oscar Madison. Simon adapted the play in 1985 to feature a pair of female roommates (Florence Ungar and Olive Madison) in THE FEMALE ODD COUPLE. An updated version of the 1965 show appeared in 2002 with the title OSCAR AND FELIX: A NEW LOOK AT THE ODD COUPLE
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Little House On The Prairie
LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE is a series of American children's novels written by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Laura Ingalls Wilder
based on her childhood in the northern Midwestern United States
Midwestern United States
during the 1870s and 1880s. Eight were completed by Wilder, and published by Harper & Brothers from 1932 and 1943, of which the last covers her courtship with Almanzo Wilder and one covers his childhood. The first draft of a ninth novel was published posthumously in 1971 and is commonly included in the LITTLE HOUSE SERIES
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Game Show
A GAME SHOW is a type of radio, television, or stage show in which contestants, television personalities or celebrities , sometimes as part of a team, play a game which involves answering questions or solving puzzles usually for money or prizes. Alternatively, a gameshow can be a demonstrative program about a game (while usually retaining the spirit of an awards ceremony). In the former, contestants may be invited from a pool of public applicants. On some shows, contestants compete against other players or another team, while other shows involve contestants playing alone for a reward or a high score . Game shows often reward players with prizes such as cash, trips and goods and services provided by the show's sponsor prize suppliers, who in turn usually do so for the purposes of product placement
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Infomercial
An INFOMERCIAL is a form of television commercial , which generally includes a toll-free telephone number or website. Most often used as a form of direct response television (DRTV), long-form infomercials are typically 28:30 or 58:30 minutes in length. Infomercials are also known as PAID PROGRAMMING (or TELESHOPPING in Europe
Europe
). This phenomenon started in the United States
United States
, where infomercials were typically shown overnight (usually 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.), outside of peak prime time hours for commercial broadcasters . Some television stations chose to air infomercials as an alternative to the former practice of signing off . By 2009, most infomercial spending in the U.S. occurred during the early morning, daytime and evening hours. Stations in most countries around the world have instituted similar media structures
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