WYCW is the CW affiliate for the Greenville/Spartanburg/Asheville market, licensed to and based in Asheville, North Carolina. It broadcasts on digital channel 45 while being displayed on tuners as virtual 62. The analog signal was shut down on February 17, 2009. Its subcarrier on 45.2 is a retransmission of Spartanburg, S.C. CBS affiliate WSPA, whose transmitter was destroyed by high winds in March.
WYCW started as independent WASV/analog channel 62, a low-powered station simulcasting religious fare with Greenville station WGGS/channel 16. In 1995, channel 62 was co-opped with WSPA. The then-new WB network had aired under secondary affiliation on WSPA. It would subsequently move to channel 62 in 1997 with UPN as secondary affiliation. The station also aired NBC and CBS shows blacked out by the market's regular affiliates.
Channel 62 would lose the WB in 1997 to WBSC/channel 40 in Anderson, S.C. (today MyNetworkTV outlet WMYA). In 2006, channel 62 became the market's CW affiliate after the WB and UPN shut down and merged.
WYCW is currently co-owned with WSPA, who produces and staffs WYCW's local newscasts. As a result of the digital spectrum incentive auction and the spectrum ending at channel 36 when repacking starts, WYCW will cease broadcast operations on digital 45 and go into a channel sharing agreement with WSPA, broadcasting on one of WSPA's subchannels (when the repacking commences WSPA will relocate their broadcasts to channel 11). They would remain in operations and retain 62 as their virtual.
|62.1||45.1||WYCW-DT||Main WYCW (CW)|
Current CW Prime-Time Schedule (Ch. 62.1)
|Monday||Family Guy||The King of Queens||Encore programming||Whose Line Is It Anyway?||Encore programming||CW News at 10||The King of Queens||Family Guy|
|Tuesday||Family Guy||The King of Queens||Encore programming||iZombie||CW News at 10||The King of Queens||Family Guy|
|Wednesday||Family Guy||The King of Queens||Encore programming||CW News at 10||The King of Queens||Family Guy|
|Thursday||Family Guy||The King of Queens||Encore programming||CW News at 10||The King of Queens||Family Guy|
|Friday||Family Guy||The King of Queens||The Originals||Reign||CW News at 10||The King of Queens||Family Guy|
|Saturday||Family Guy||Family Guy||CSI:NY||CSI:NY||CW News at 10||The King of Queens||House|
|Sunday||CW News at 10||That 70's Show||That 70's Show|
Current CBS Prime-Time Schedule (Ch. 62.2)
|Monday||7 On Your Side News at 7||Scene on 7||Encore programming||7 On Your Side News at 11|
|Tuesday||7 On Your Side News at 7||Scene on 7||Encore programming||48 Hours: NCIS||7 On Your Side News at 11|
|Wednesday||7 On Your Side News at 7||Scene on 7||Encore programming||7 On Your Side News at 11|
|Thursday||7 On Your Side News at 7||Scene on 7||Encore programming||Amazing Race||7 On Your Side News at 11|
|Friday||7 On Your Side News at 7||Scene on 7||Encore programming||7 On Your Side News at 11|
|Saturday||The Andy Griffith Show||Crimetime Saturday||48 Hours Mystery||7 On Your Side News at 11|
|Sunday||60 Minutes||Encore programming||7 On Your Side News at 11|