WWOR might be licensed to Secaucus, NJ, but soon, any reminder that it once actually operated out of a New Jersey facility will be erased.
The building which once housed WWOR on Meadowlands Parkway was sold last September to a real estate developer and the dismantling of the building has begun.
WWOR, of course, is now co-owned with WNYW by Fox and both stations broadcast out of a Manhattan studio with transmitters located at One World Trade Center.
In reality, New Jersey has not had a fully-functioning television station ever since WWOR abandoned it for Manhattan’s bright lights.
Which means New Jersey residents get to scour Philadelphia, New York and, (gulp) Scranton-Wilkes Barre for any signs of local news.
But that, in reality, has been the case for some time.
Sure, WWOR made a half-hearted effort six years ago when it began airing “Chasing New Jersey” — a TMZ style news program that took the place of evening news broadcasts.
The program, which has since been rebranded as “Chasing News,” covers a smattering of local and national stories.
How could an entire state be left without a single full-service tv station licensed to it and covering it with a news department?
Ask Ajit Pai.
Fox ain’t talkin’.