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WKYC, virtual channel 3 (UHF digital channel 17), is an NBC-affiliated television station located in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. The station is owned by Tegna, Inc. WKYC maintains studio facilities located on Tom Beres Way (a section of Lakeside Avenue in downtown Cleveland named after the stations longtime political reporter who retired in 2016), and its transmitter is located in suburban Parma. The station first signed on the air on October 31, 1948 as WNBK, broadcasting on VHF channel 4. It was the second television station in Cleveland to debut, ten months after WEWS-TV (channel 5), and was the fourth of NBCs five original owned-and-operated stations to sign on, three weeks after WNBQ (now WMAQ-TV) in Chicago. WNBK was a sister station to WTAM radio (1100 AM), which was owned by NBC since 1930. Although there was no coaxial cable connection to New York City, AT&T had just installed a cable connection between WNBK, WNBQ, WSPD-TV (now WTVG) in Toledo, KSTP-TV in St. Paul, Minnesota and KSD-TV (now KSDK) in St. Louis, creating NBCs Midwest Network. WNBK became one of the originators of programming for the regional network, along with WNBQ. Two days after signing on, on November 2, WNBK transmitted its coverage of the Truman/Dewey election results to the NBC Midwest Network. On January 11, 1949, WNBK began carrying NBCs New York-originated programming live via a cable connection to Philadelphia. As a result of frequency reallocations resulting from the Federal Communications Commissions 1952 Sixth Report and Order, WNBK was moved to channel 3, swapping frequencies with fellow NBC affiliate WLWC (now WCMH-TV) in Columbus in order to alleviate same-channel interference with another NBC station, WWJ-TV (now WDIV-TV) across Lake Erie in Detroit. After construction was completed on the stations new transmitter in Parma, the channel switch took place on April 25, 1954.