Celebrating TV20's 40th
WCJB was built from the ground up. It started as an NBC affiliate before switching to ABC, and was the first commercial television station serving north central Florida.
Taking out personal loans to finance construction of the station, on April 7, 1971, the first owner of TV20, Bill Minshall, lead a staff of a dozen--and put on the news, which was shot with 16mm film.
"We had a 2:00 cut off everyday that the film had to be taken to be processed," said former station manager Greg Johnson.
"Someone on production would have to run over to Jernigans, pick up the processed film, bring it back as fast and as safely as possible," said Ron Bates, production manager at TV20.
For the past forty years, TV20 has covered the story of north central Florida.
The station now employs about 85 people, compared to the twelve when the station first began broadcasting in 1971.
- TV20's Top Cop Part 1
- TV20's Top Cop -- Part 2
- TV20's Top Cop Part 3
- TV20's Top Cop Part 4
- Harlem Globetrotter "Buckets Blakes" Visits TV20's Morning Edition
- TV20's Kristin Giannas Featured on The Ellen Show
- TV20's Exclusive Interview with President Obama-Part 1
- TV20's Exclusive Interview With President Obama-Part 2
- TV20's Hard Knocks: Summer Conditioning With Buchholz Football
- TV20's Hubert Mizell Catches Up With Urban Meyer