WMBC-TV is an independent, full-power, commercial TV station licensed to Newton, NJ and serving a NY metropolitan area of 18 million people. Our programming is available over-the-air, on cable TV, Fios and Direct TV and Dish Network throughout the New Jersey - New York metropolitan area. We reach more than 7 million TV households with a 24-hour program schedule featuring a lively and informative program mix for viewers of all ages.
WMBC News, a daily production of WMBC-TV, features local news and community events in the tri-state metropolitan region, including Sussex County, NJ. We air foreign language news and information, as well as an array of international programs. Our schedule also features a lineup of Children's programming that is fun as well as educational and informative. WMBC-TV is wholly owned by Mountain Broadcasting Corporation.
Mountain Broadcasting Corporation was incorporated in 1985. Its Chairman, Rev. Sun Young Joo, founded Hanguk Christian Broadcasting, Inc., a non-profit organization that produced programming for TV and cable viewers in New York, Northern New Jersey and Los Angeles.
- On March 29, 1991, the FCC awarded Mountain Broadcasting a construction permit for a new television station in New Jersey, with the call letters: WMBC-TV.
- On April 26, 1993, WMBC-TV signed on the air.
- On July 2006, WMBC started broadcasting in digital television on Channel 63.1.
- Today WMBC-TV HD and Digital Channels reach more than 7.3 million TV households in the Tri-State area iand can be seen on Cable, Satellite TV, Fios and over the air.
WMBC-TV broadcasts from the Empire State Building in NYC and a tower in the Montclair, NJ vicinity with headquarters and main studios located in West Caldwell, NJ.