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FOX 47 says YES! to Michigan. Bringing Mid-Michigan positive news at a more convenient time. FOX 47 (WSYM) uses our social media platforms to keep viewers connected everywhere they go . Get up to date each morning by watching our FOX 47 News at 7 a.m. with Mallory Anderson and Meteorologist Jim Holton. Then, tune in to the evening news for FOX 47 News at 5:30 P.M. and 10:00 P.M. with Sarah Swistak and Meteorologist Dustin Bonk.

Mission: FOX 47 says YES! to Michigan. Bringing Mid-Michigan positive news at a more convenient time. FOX 47 (WSYM) uses our social media platforms to keep viewers connected everywhere they go .

Woman who survived Polio as a child sees parallels between her time in isolation and now. https://bit.ly/2UdWkxD
06/08/2020

Woman who survived Polio as a child sees parallels between her time in isolation and now. https://bit.ly/2UdWkxD

There are now 58,870 cases of coronavirus in Michigan and 5,656 deaths from COVID-19, according to new numbers released ...
06/07/2020

There are now 58,870 cases of coronavirus in Michigan and 5,656 deaths from COVID-19, according to new numbers released by the State of Michigan on Sunday. https://bit.ly/2Uo9aJQ

Summer camps across the state are turning to technology to continue reaching out to kids with virtual camps. The Van And...
06/07/2020
Van Andel Institute summer camps go virtual

Summer camps across the state are turning to technology to continue reaching out to kids with virtual camps. The Van Andel Institute's Virtual Summer Camp is among them, and they're prepared to give students the chance to think and act like scientists from the safety of their own home. https://bit.ly/2Y3CSF1

Summer camps across the state are turning to technology to continue reaching out to kids with virtual camps. The Van Andel Institute's Virtual Summer Camp is among them, and they're prepared to give students the chance to think and act like scientists from the safety of their own home.

To help small businesses rebound from the economic stresses created by the pandemic, the Michigan Economic Development C...
06/07/2020

To help small businesses rebound from the economic stresses created by the pandemic, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation is providing matching grants tied to crowdfunding through Patronicity, a platform based in Michigan. https://bit.ly/2z7jmih

Father's Day is approaching, and there's a good chance that a new tie isn't what dad is looking for. Touch dad's heart w...
06/07/2020

Father's Day is approaching, and there's a good chance that a new tie isn't what dad is looking for. Touch dad's heart with some homemade DIY ideas as gifts. https://bit.ly/2UdXt8d

Businesses in West Michigan are looking to recruit talented young people to the area at Intern Connect, a professional d...
06/07/2020
Intern Connect goes virtual to connect college grads with local businesses

Businesses in West Michigan are looking to recruit talented young people to the area at Intern Connect, a professional development conference designed to teach area interns about West Michigan's lifestyle and connect them with companies https://bit.ly/2BCvsRu

Businesses in West Michigan are looking to recruit talented young people to the area at Intern Connect, a professional development conference designed to teach area interns about West Michigan's lifestyle and connect them with companies

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06/07/2020
Key Lime Pound Cake Is A Light And Zesty Summer Dessert

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You may have had to cancel travel plans to Florida due to the coronavirus outbreak, but don't despair: You can bring beachy, island vibes to your home with this yummy Key lime pound cake recipe that...

The Gilmore Car Museum—North America’s Largest Auto Museum—re-opens to the public on Friday June 12, 2020 following a th...
06/07/2020
Gilmore Car Museum Re-Opens After Three Month Shutdown

The Gilmore Car Museum—North America’s Largest Auto Museum—re-opens to the public on Friday June 12, 2020 following a three-month state-mandated closure as part of the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. https://bit.ly/2UelDzC

The Gilmore Car Museum—North America’s Largest Auto Museum—re-opens to the public on Friday June 12, 2020 following a three-month state-mandated closure as part of the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Father's Day is approaching, and we have some of the best gifts you can get for your dad. https://bit.ly/2MADuMV
06/07/2020

Father's Day is approaching, and we have some of the best gifts you can get for your dad. https://bit.ly/2MADuMV

The Michigan Supreme Court has declined to expedite an appeal in the Republican-led Legislature's lawsuit challenging De...
06/07/2020
State Supreme Court won't bypass in GOP challenge to virus orders

The Michigan Supreme Court has declined to expedite an appeal in the Republican-led Legislature's lawsuit challenging Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home restrictions. https://bit.ly/3eRST7v

The Michigan Supreme Court has declined to expedite an appeal in the Republican-led Legislature's lawsuit challenging Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home restrictions.

Now that the weather is warming and days are lengthening, that includes protecting against the many diseases spread by t...
06/07/2020
Best insect repellents for you and your family

Now that the weather is warming and days are lengthening, that includes protecting against the many diseases spread by ticks and mosquitoes—an important precaution even if you’re not straying far from your own backyard. https://bit.ly/2Xyi7SK

Now that the weather is warming and days are lengthening, that includes protecting against the many diseases spread by ticks and mosquitoes—an important precaution even if you’re not straying far from your own backyard.

Colin Kaepernick has more support now, still long way to go. https://bit.ly/2Uj5E39
06/07/2020
Colin Kaepernick has more support now, still long way to go

Colin Kaepernick has more support now, still long way to go. https://bit.ly/2Uj5E39

Sports Actions Facebook Tweet Email Colin Kaepernick has more support now, still long way to go Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers kneels for the National Anthem before their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Levi's Stadium on October 23, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. B...

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell admits the league was wrong for not listening to its players earlier when they tried to r...
06/07/2020
Commissioner Roger Goodell says NFL was wrong for not listening to players earlier on racial injustice

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell admits the league was wrong for not listening to its players earlier when they tried to raise awareness on racial injustice and police brutality over the last several years. https://bit.ly/3cGMyKS

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell admits the league was wrong for not listening to its players earlier when they tried to raise awareness on racial injustice and police brutality over the last several years.

There's still a lot of questions. Would people want to know what's coming? Or the risks? Or the stigma? But for now, it'...
06/07/2020
New discovery could be life changing for people with schizophrenia

There's still a lot of questions. Would people want to know what's coming? Or the risks? Or the stigma? But for now, it's a big step, using big data, possibly leading to big medical breakthroughs. https://bit.ly/3gVtPhS

There's still a lot of questions. Would people want to know what's coming? Or the risks? Or the stigma? But for now, it's a big step, using big data, possibly leading to big medical breakthroughs.

One family of four is taking to the streets, looking to feed 1,000 hungry people this June. Those receiving the free mea...
06/06/2020
Family of 4 looking to feed 1,000 hungry people in June

One family of four is taking to the streets, looking to feed 1,000 hungry people this June. Those receiving the free meals say a little bit of giving can go a long way. https://bit.ly/30bB2oc

One family of four is taking to the streets, looking to feed 1,000 hungry people this June. Those receiving the free meals say a little bit of giving can go a long way.

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WSYM signed on for the first time on December 1, 1982, as WFSL-TV. It was owned by Lansing businessman Joel Ferguson and his company, F&S Development Company, and aired an analog signal on channel 47. WFSL was the first new commercial station in the area since WILX-TV signed-on 23 years earlier. Conventional wisdom suggested it should have debuted as an ABC affiliate. Lansing was one of the largest markets in the nation that still didn't have full service from all three major networks. Indeed, Lansing had been large enough to support three full network affiliates since the 1960s. However, after all attempts to land an ABC affiliation failed, it signed on as an independent. Flint's WJRT-TV (channel 12) had long been the default ABC affiliate in Lansing, since it covered the immediate area with an adequate signal.

During its pre-sign-on test pattern, an on-screen crawl thanked numerous people and companies for their help including "All the people who said 'No way will that station get on-the-air by December 1st.'" WFSL was a typical UHF independent airing syndicated cartoons, game shows, movies, and off-network sitcoms. For a time, the station also simulcasted the ABC game show Family Feud and soap opera The Edge of Night from eventual sister station WXYZ-TV in Detroit in hopes of eventually landing a full-time ABC affiliation.

Ferguson sold the station to the Journal Company, then the broadcast arm of the Milwaukee Journal, in 1985, as the second broadcast asset for that company outside of Milwaukee. The new owners changed the call sign to WSYM-TV—an acronym meaning We Say Yes to Michigan, in reference to the "Yes Michigan!" tourism campaign of the 1980s from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (the station still uses that phrase as part of its on-air imaging today). The call letters once belonged to a ship but that registration was cancelled by the United States Coast Guard to allow channel 47 to use them. Five years later, Ferguson used the proceeds from the sale of this station to start Lansing's first ABC affiliate, WLAJ.

WSYM affiliated with Fox in 1990. Previously, Detroit's WKBD served as the "fourth" network's default affiliate in Lansing; it had been available on cable in Lansing for decades. Some parts of the market could also receive Fox from WXMI in Grand Rapids and WSMH in Flint. WSYM is also part of the Detroit Lions Television Network which airs Detroit Lions pre-season games and the syndicated Ford Lions Report during the regular season. It airs Lions games during the regular season as part of the NFL on Fox contract. Since portions of the Lansing area are within 75 miles (121 km) of Ford Field (home of the Lions).

WSYM-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 47, on June 12, 2009, as part of the federally mandated transition from analog to digital television.[4] The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 38, using PSIP to display WSYM-TV's virtual channel as 47 on digital television receivers.

Originally, WSYM-DT2 featured the TheCoolTV. MeTV was added on October 1, 2011 on 47.2 and is available on Comcast digital channel 296.

On July 30, 2014, it was announced that the E. W. Scripps Company would acquire Journal Communications in an all-stock transaction. The combined firm will retain their broadcast properties, including WSYM, and spin off their print assets as Journal Media Group. The deal would make WSYM a sister station to WXYZ and WMYD in Detroit. Also in July 2014, WSYM began operating MyNetworkTV outlet WHTV through a local marketing agreement. That station was previously operated by Media General (owner of CBS affiliate WLNS-TV) and was based out of that station's facility. Through the new arrangement with WSYM, WHTV would offer additional local programming. The FCC approved the deal on December 12, 2014. It was approved by shareholders on March 11, 2015. It closed on April 1.

On September 24, 2014, it was announced that the African-American digital network Bounce TV would be added to their digital subchannel lineup in the near future.[10] On October 6, 2014, it was added to 47.3.

WHTV gave up its MyNetworkTV affiliation on April 30, 2017.

Because of WHTV's termination, WSYM added MyNetworkTV programming to its fourth subchannel (along with much of WHTV's former schedule) on October 9, 2017 with the general manager dubbing the programming as "courts, crime and comedy".

About Scripps

The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners, with 33 television stations in 24 markets and a reach of nearly one in five U.S. households. It also owns 34 radio stations in eight markets. When Scripps and the former Journal Communications merged their broadcast assets in early 2015, they also spun off their respective newspapers, creating a new public company, Journal Media Group. Scripps also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses, including mobile video news service Newsy and weather app developer WeatherSphere. Scripps also produces television shows including The List and The Now, runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and serves as the long-time steward of the nation’s largest, most successful and longest-running educational program, the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”

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Just wondering - why has your digital signal gone to pot over the last couple weeks? Can barely even get you in middle of town. Not good.
Pull the Trigger Salutes the Frontline Heroes! Featuring the Blue Angels!
Great Associates at a Great Company, Showing Love! I’ve been blessed to be working from home for the past 2 months. What a pleasant surprise to see a masked person rush up my driveway today to deliver a sweet treat along with a note telling me that I had been ‘Ding Dong Ditched but not forgotten’. My heartfelt thanks to some awesome co-workers for making another dull day in quarantine much brighter.
So I am a nonessential worker but being told that I have to return to work Monday May 4th or they will stop my unemployment benefits. Can they do this?
I'm sick of the news talking about death toll numbers. We all already know the hospitals have skewed the numbers because they get paid by the federal government for every COVID-19 labeled death. We know the hospitals have purposely lied on death certificates and skewed any way of having accurate data. What I want to see on the news is which hospitals and who is facing criminal charges for trying to defraud the federal government.
That’s not local Pump Patrol 😉
Is that a 2012 date stamp in the upper right corner, talking about the protest a few days ago?
Where did you hide your posts of the idiotic Rally yesterday in the Capital City? You are responsible for instigating such dangerous behavior.
I don't understand people, Governor Whitmer is trying to keep as many of Michiganders alive as she can and people just want to complain about the lock down, selfish if ask me because the people complaining are not even giving any thought to thouse who have lost a family or friend, or how many doctors, nurses, police, paramedics that have lost thier lives trying to help keep other people alive. Yes some of the orders may be extremely strict but if those measures keep people alive I am all for it, and not to mention the people who have lost someone to the virus didn't even get a chance to say goodbye, now that all on it's own is a huge tragedy. In closing GET OVER YOUR SELF MICHIGANDERS WHO ARE COMPLAINING. Thank you Governor for try to keep all of us alive.
missing!!! could you please share this on tv?
Let's keep our celebration of our graduating Seniors going!!! We may have limited items to decorate with, but our kids deserve some fun, and knowing they are loved, and thought of. Celebrate Brighton Hugh School Seniors, Class of 2020!!