(Watch Local breaking WOI ABC 5 News Des Moines Io Live Stream Weather and Sports Channel Online Stream) WOI TV 5 Weather Channel Des Moines, Iowa, United States Live Online Streaming. WOI ABC logged on the air on February 21, 1950. It was Iowa’s second television channel and the first in Des Moines. Formerly on channel 4, it shifted to channel 5 in 1952. The production came from ABC, CBS, NBC, and the Du-Mont network during the channel’s early years.
However, it was a primary CBS associate. NBC vanished from the list when WHO NBC 13 News Des Moines Iowa logged on in 1954. Likewise, CBS wiped out when KRNT-TV (channel 8, now KCCI) logged on in 1955.
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WOI ABC was initially under the authority of Iowa State University in Ames along with its noncommercial WOI radio channels. This made it the first commercial television channel in the United States to be under the authority of a major college. Perse, ran some educational production from sign-on until the Des Moines Public Schools logged on KDPS-TV in 1959. The inauguration costs for WOI ABC were paid by the remaining dues from a federal grant. They were given to the University for work on the Manhattan Project. WOI ABC accommodations were used by the university to deliver lectures by satellite.
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WOI ABC News was the center of America’s longest-running regional children’s show. It was The Magic Window. The show ran constantly from 1951 through 1994. The original host was Joy Munn. Its Producer Dick Hartzell had two small children and was worried about the lack of good shows for children. Hartzell asked Joy to help him in scheduling a handicraft section for a new show. Soon cast her as host of The Magic Window. After that, it was hosted by Betty Lou Varnum for the last 40 of those years.
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WOI-DT is an ABC-associated television channel. It is working for Des Moines, the United States that is certified to Ames. It telecasts a high-resolution digital signal on virtual and VHF channel 5. This is done from its transmitting tower situated in Alleman, Iowa. WOI ABC News is under the authority of Nexstar Media Group as part of a duopoly with CW associate KCWI-TV.