The Edge of Night ABC Affiliate Station History In December 1975, Edge moved from the CBS television network to ABC-TV. Initially the move was viewed as a good one because ABC offered the series a later time slot that had traditionally made available a larger viewing audience, including men home from early work shifts and school children. Although third in terms of ratings, ABC also had a younger demographic than CBS or NBC which translated to higher advertising rates and a potentially more profitable series. However, several circumstances worked against Edge's success at ABC. When the deal to switch networks was completed, most affiliates had already finalized their schedules for the 1975-76 season. This resulted in some affiliates declining to carry the series at all. Many affiliates that did clear the show aired it out of the network pattern, typically in an early-to-late morning time slot. One reason for time-shifting was that afternoon time slots were extremely profitable to affiliates who could purchase an off-network sitcom or syndicated program, strip it across five days, and sell all of the commercial breaks to local advertisers. Airing Edge out of pattern, especially in morning time-slots, severely limited its ratings by removing most men and kids from the audience.
What follows is a general history of how local affiliates scheduled Edge. It's a work in progress not an exhaustive account. Information for approximately 40 some odd affiliates is missing, and precise information on the ones documented is incomplete. I've made every effort to verify exact dates and station information where possible. Most of the information was provided by researching television schedules printed in local newspapers and TV Guide and receiving emails from visitors who were kind enough to share knowledge of their local stations. Television markets are listed first, followed by the call letters and channel number of the station carrying Edge at that time (throughout the years some stations have changed their call letters and network affiliation).
The original ABC pattern for The Edge of Night was 4pm Eastern, 3pm Central, and 12pm Pacific time. Most affiliates in the Mountain time zone cleared the series at 1 or 2pm. In July 1976, when ABC expanded One Life to Live and General Hospital to a 45 minute format, most affiliates in the Pacific time zone began to observe the Central time zone network pattern and moved Edge to 3pm. The following affiliate history is alphabetical by the city market covered:
Ada, Oklahoma: KTEN (10) In pattern at 3pm until at least 5/80.
Akron, Ohio: WAKR (23) From December 1, 1975 at 4 pm for entire ABC run.
Albany, New York: WTEN (10) At 10:30am in 8/80.
Albion, Nebraska: KCNA (8) In pattern at 3pm until at least 7/80. KCNA became independent station KBGT on 11/1/83.
Amarillo, Texas: KVII (7 ) In pattern at 3pm until at least 2/82.
Ames, Iowa: WOI (5) In pattern at 3 pm for ABC run.
Anchorage, Alaska: KYUR (13) Carried Edge from December 8, 1975 until July 8, 1977. First aired at 10:30 am and switched to 3:30 in July 1976 when OLTL and GH expanded to 45 minutes.
Asheville, North Carolina: WLOS (13) This ABC affiliate declined to carry Edge throughout its network run.
Atlanta, Georgia: WXIA (11) / WSB (2) WXIA carried Edge on a delay at 10:30 am. When WXIA switched network affiliations with WSB in 1980, Edge moved back an hour to 9:30am.
Augusta, Georgia: WJBF (6 ) In pattern at 4pm until at least 11/81.
Austin, Texas: KVUE (24) In pattern at 3 as late as 2/82.
Baltimore, Maryland: WJZ (13) In pattern at 4 pm from ABC premiere until 9/16/83. Moved to 11 am on a 2 week delay beginning 10/3/83. Edge ended its run on WJZ on 7/27/84 when the series took a 2 week break for 1984 Olympic coverage.
Bangor, Maine: WEMT/ WVII (7) In pattern at 4pm 12/1/75 to 4/16/82. By August 1983, WVII carried Edge at 10:30 am.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana: WBRZ (2) In pattern at 3pm until the end.
Battle Creek, Michigan WUHQ/WOTV (41) Carried Edge on a delay at 10:30 in June 1980.
Big Spring, Texas: KWAB (4) In pattern at 3pm until at least 2/82.
Biloxi, Mississippi: WLOX (13) In pattern at 3 pm for entire run.
Birmingham, Alabama: WBRC (6) In pattern at 3 pm entire ABC run.
Bonita Springs, Florida: WEVU (4 ) In pattern at 4pm until at least 2/77.
Boston, Massachusetts: WCVB (5) / WLVI (56) WCVB, Boston’s local ABC affiliate, carried Edge on a delay at 11 am, but dropped it in 1976. The series moved to independent station WLVI at 12 noon through September 1, 1978.
Bowling Green, Kentucky: WBKO (13) In pattern at 3pm as late as 9/79.
Buffalo, New York: WKBW (7) Aired at 11 am until All My Children expanded to an hour in April 1977. Edge returned to the Buffalo schedule at 1 am for three months in 1982 as one of several test markets for late-night airings.
Burlington, Vermont: WEZF/WVNY (22) In pattern at 4pm in 3/77 and moved to 10:30a.m. later. As WVNY, the station dropped Edge in April 1983 after a year of declining ratings. Edge was pulling 18,500 viewers versus the 40,500 captured by Sale of the Century on WPTZ.
Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, Iowa: KCRG (9) In pattern at 3pm until at least 7/82.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina: WRAL (5) Aired through 1984.
Charleston, South Carolina: WCBD (2) Aired in pattern at 4pm until 10/5/79. On 10/8/79 the show was moved up to 5pm. It went back to 4 pm on 9/8/80. Edge moved to 10 am on 9/14/81 and aired on a one day delay. On 6/27/83 Edge moved up to 10:30 am and remained there until it aired for the last time on 9/14/84.
Charlotte, North Carolina: WSOC (9) / WCCB (27) In pattern at 4pm until 1982; 10:30 am on 1 day delay; dropped fall 1984.
Chattanooga, Tennessee: WTVC (9) Airing at 10:30 am in 8/78. In pattern at 4pm in 5/81.
Chicago, Illinois: WLS (7) Aired at 9:30 am for entire ABC run.
Cincinnati, Ohio: WKRC (12) Originally carried at 11am. By fall 1976 it was airing at 10:30am, and by 5/81 it was on at 9am. WKRC had an unusual broadcast of the 90 minute premiere. It aired the first hour from 3-4pm on 12/1. The final 30 minutes was telecast 12/2/75 at 11am, where all subsequent episodes aired on a one-day delay.
Clarksburg, West Virginia: WBOY (12) In pattern at 4pm until at least 9/77.
Cleveland, Ohio: WEWS (5) Carried the 90 minute premiere on 12/1/75. On 12/3/75 it started Edge at 10:00 am on a 1 day delay. It was later pushed up to 10:30 to make way for the national syndication of talk show Donahue. Edge was dropped in April 1977 when ABC expanded All My Children to one hour and revised the daytime lineup.
Columbia/Jefferson City, Missouri: KCBJ (17) In pattern at 3pm 1/77.
Columbus, Georgia: WTVM (9) At 4pm in pattern until fall 1982. 1982 until December 1984 finale Edge aired at 10:30 am.
Columbus, Mississippi: WCBI (4) EDGE was carried at 3pm in pattern by WCBI beginning in 1977 when the affiliate switched its primary network affiliation from CBS to ABC. WCBI dropped EDGE in 1979 when it changed its affiliation back to CBS, despite ABC being the number one network at that time.
Columbus, Ohio: WTVN (6) Airing at 11am in fall 1976. At 9:30 am at least 9/77 – 3/83.
Corpus Christi, Texas: KIII (3) In pattern at 3pm from premiere through at least 2/82.
Dallas, Texas: WFAA (8) In pattern at 3pm until 1979 when it moved to 9:30am. WFAA later dropped it, and independent station KTWS (27) picked it up (airing in 3/83).
Dayton, Ohio: WKEF (22) Airing at 11am in fall 1976. Not airing in 3/83.
Des Moines-Ames, Iowa: WOI (5) In pattern at 3pm until at least 7/82.
Detroit, Michigan: WXYZ (7) WXYZ was an ABC O&O (owned and operated) station that originally cleared Edge in pattern. In 1976, the station changed the start time of their afternoon movie lineup and received permission from the network to move Edge to a morning timeslot, where it aired at 10:30 am through final episode.
Dothan, Alabama: WDHN (8) In pattern at 4pm for entire ABC run.
Dubuque, Iowa: KDUB (40) In pattern at 3pm until at least 7/82.
Elkhart/South Bend, Indiana: WSJV (28) In pattern at 4 pm.
Erie, Pennsylvania: WJET (24). Airing at 10:30am in 6/77.
Eugene, Oregon: KEZI (9)/KOZY (11) In pattern with ABC from December 1, 1975. Edge was dropped permanently from KEZI with the 1/19/1979 broadcast. Two weeks later, Edge was picked up again in the Eugene market by independent station KOZY. KOZY carried Edge at 11am until 9/24/1982.
Evansville, Indiana: WTVW (7) In pattern at 3pm 6/80.
Flagstaff, Arizona: KTVK (3) Airing at 1pm in 10/77. Flint, Michigan WJRT (12) Was not carrying Edge in June 1980.
Florence, South Carolina: WBTW (13) / WPDE (15) WBTW-TV was a CBS affiliated station that carried some ABC programming due to a lack of an ABC affiliate in its market. It originally cleared Edge in pattern with ABC at 4pm, however by 1978 the station had moved it to 1pm, where it was sandwiched between Search forTomorrow and As the World Turns, its former CBS sister soaps. On November 22, 1980 WPDE assumed full ABC affiliation from WBTW. Edge aired in pattern at 4pm on WPDE until at least 11/81.
Fort Myers, Florida: WEVU (26) Affiliate was not carrying Edge in 1983.
Fort Wayne, Indiana: WPTA (21) Aired in pattern at 4 pm until fall 1980, when it moved to 10:30 am. On May 3, 1980 it moved up an hour to 11:30 am. Later it returned to 10:30 where it stayed until WPTA dropped permanently December 31, 1982.
Gainesville, Florida: WCJB (20) In pattern at 4pm until at least 6/81.
Grand Forks, North Dakota: WDAZ (8) In pattern at 3pm until at least April 1984.
Grand Rapids, Michigan: WZZM (13) At 10:30 am from ABC premiere until at least 1980.
Green Bay, Wisconsin: WLUK (11) In pattern at 4pm until at least 1981.
Greensboro / High Point, North Carolina: WGHP (8) This affiliate declined to carry Edge throughout its network run.
Greenwood, Mississippi: WABG (6) In pattern at 3PM until at least June 1980.
Harrisburg, Illinois: WSIL (3) This affiliate declined to carry Edge.
Harrisonburg, Virginia: WHSV (3) In pattern at 4pm in 2/82.
Hayes Center, Nebraska: KWNB (6) In pattern at 3pm until at least 7/80.
Honolulu, Hawaii: KITV (4) / KSHO (26) Aired Edge on a week delay, but later dropped the show by 10/79. It was picked up along with Ryan's Hope by then-independent UHF station KSHO which became operational December 23, 1982. KSHO was celebrated for carrying programs not cleared by network affiliates in Hawaii. KSHO is now branded as KAAH and broadcasts religious programming.
Houston, Texas: KTRK (13) In pattern at 3 pm from ABC premiere. In 1976 it was dropped when KTRK added their "Live at Five" newscast which would have cut profitable afternoon Million Dollar Movie from two hours to 90 minutes. The less profitable Edge was dropped instead, and Million Dollar Movie was pushed back into the 3-5 time slot.
Huntington/Charleston, West Virginia: WOWK (13) Cleared Edge beginning January 16, 1978, when ABC expanded OLTL and GH to one hour. The time-slot had previously been occupied by the talk show Dinah!. When Edge failed to pull Dinah’s numbers, WOWK dropped it after the April 7, 1978 broadcast and put Dinah! back on in its place.
Huntsville, Alabama: WYUR (48) In pattern at 3 pm from ABC premiere.
Indianapolis, Indiana: WTHR (13) In pattern at 4pm 3/76. Not carried by 1/81 as WRTV.
Jackson, Mississippi: WAPT (3) Cleared in pattern at 3pm from ABC premiere but was not airing by June 1980.
Jackson, Tennessee: WBBJ (7) In pattern at 3 pm entire ABC run.
Jacksonville, Georgia: WJKS (17) / WTLV (12) Jacksonville was served by two different ABC affiliates during the period 1975-84, and both declined to carry Edge.
Jonesboro, Arkansas: KAIT (8). In pattern at 3pm for entire ABC run.
Joplin, Missouri: KODE (12) In pattern at 3 entire ABC run.
Kansas City, Missouri: KMBC (9) In pattern at 3pm until 9/9/83.
Kearney, Nebraska: KHGI (13) In pattern at 3pm until at least 6/82.
Kennewick-Tri-Cities, Washington: KVEW (42) In pattern at 3pm to at least 2/81.
Kingsport, Tennessee: WKPT (19) Airing at 10:30am in 1977.
Kirksville-Ottumwa, Iowa: KTVO (3) In pattern at 3pm until at least 6/84.
Knoxville, Tennessee: WTVK (26) / WATE (6) Cleared Edge at 10:30 am until at least May 1981. At that time, WTVK was a UHF station with remarkably poor reception throughout mountainous region of eastern Tennessee.
Lafayette, Louisiana: KATC (3) In pattern at 3pm until the end.
Largo, Florida: WLCY (10) In pattern at 4pm until at least February 1977.
Lawton, Oklahoma: KSWO (7) In pattern at 3pm until at least May 1980.
Lexington, Kentucky: WTVQ (36). Edge was not picked up by WTVQ when it first moved to ABC, but it was being carried at 9:30am by March 1977. WTVQ dropped Edge by June 1978.
Little Rock, Arkansas: KATV (7) Carried Edge at 9:30 am until 1980. In the spring of 1982 KATV aired it briefly in a late night time slot as part of a test market for late-night airings.
Los Angeles, California: KABC (7) In pattern for entire ABC run.
Louisville, Kentucky: WLKY (32) Originally carried at 11am on a one day delay and was moved to 10:30am by June 1978. The first 90 minute episode premiered 12/2/75 and ran from 10-11:30 am.
Lubbock, Texas: KAMC (28) In pattern at 3pm until at least February 1982.
Lynchburg, Virginia: WSET (13) In pattern at 4pm until at least October 1978.
Manchester, New Hampshire: WMUR (9) In pattern at 4pm until at least October 1982.
Medford, Oregon: KOBI (5) In pattern with ABC from June 26, 1978 until at least 9/24/82. KOBI was a CBS affiliate with secondary ABC affiliation. Beginning 6/26/78, it dropped CBS soaps in favor of ABC soaps.
Memphis, Tennessee: WHBQ (13) In pattern at 3pm for entire run on ABC. The Memphis market was one of Edge’s strongest in the country, averaging a 12 rating in the Arbitrons and outperforming General Hospital at the height of its popularity in 1981.
Meridian, Mississippi: WTOK (11) In pattern at 3PM until at least June 1980. According to fan Bob Sharp, WTOK switched its network affiliation from CBS to ABC at the beginning of 1980. The station carried Edge on a one-day delay at 12:30pm, which allowed it to keep its noon newscast. All My Children, ABC's noon soap, was moved to 3pm on a delayed same day broadcast. However, WTOK experienced so many technical problems with tape delaying its program, the station soon dropped the noon newscast and began airing Edge and AMC in pattern.
Miami, Florida: WPLG (10) Aired at 11:00 am on a one-day delay from the beginning of the ABC run. In 1977 it was moved back a half hour to 10:30am. WPLG dropped the show on September 4, 1978 along with Ryan’s Hope. Compared to top rated All My Children with 63,000 local viewers, Edge was pulling 37,000 viewers and RH 38,000 at the point they were dropped in Miami.
Midland, Texas: KTPX (9) In pattern at 3pm until at least February 1982.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. WITI (6) /WISN (12): WITI carried Edge at 3pm until March 25, 1977. On March 27, WITI (ABC) and WISN (CBS) swapped network affiliation. WISN, now the ABC affiliate, carried Edge at 11:00 am on a one-day delay. In 1978 WISN moved Edge to 11:30. From September 1979 – August 29, 1980 it was moved back to 3:00 pm and aired in pattern with the network. Edge left the air for a week in September 1980, then resumed Sept. 8, 1980 at 11:30 am, airing on a one-week delay. It stayed at 11:30 until June 24, 1983, when it was finally dropped permanently so that WISN could add the soap opera Loving to its schedule.
Minneapolis, Minnesota: KSTP (5) This affiliate declined to carry Edge.
Moline, Illinois WQAD (8) Edge was not carried by this affiliate in 1980 and after. It might not have ever been cleared by WQAD.
Montgomery, Alabama: WKAB (32) In pattern at 3 pm, possibly for the entire ABC run.
Monroe, Louisiana/ El Dorado, Arkansas: KTVE (10) In pattern at 3pm in May 1977.
Nashville, Tennessee: WNGE (3) In pattern at 3pm until at least 3/78. It was airing at 11am by September 1979 and was not carried at all by June 1980.
New Bedford, Massachusetts: WTEV (6) In pattern at 4pm until at least April 1976.
New Bern, North Carolina: WCTI (12) Carried at 11am in 2/76 and gone from the schedule by August 1978.
New Haven, Connecticut: WTNH (8) Edge wasn't carried by WTNH until Tuesday August 17, 1976 when it started at 10am on 1 day delay. It ended its run on WTNH, Friday September 14, 1979.
New Orleans, Louisiana: WVUE (8) EDGE was initially cleared in pattern at 3pm. By 1984 it aired at 10am.
New York, New York: WABC (7) In pattern at 4pm entire ABC run.
Norfolk, Virginia: WVEC (13) In pattern at 4pm as late as February 1982, but airing on a delay at 9am in 1984.
Oak Hill, West Virginia: WOAY (4) In pattern at 4 pm until at least 9/77.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: KOCO (5) In pattern at 3pm until at least May 1980.
Omaha, Nebraska: KETV (7) In pattern at 3 pm for (likely) the entire ABC run.
Orlando, Florida: WFTV (9) Orlando’s ABC affiliate WFTV carried Edge in pattern until the end of March 1977, when it was replaced with reruns of Marcus Welby, M.D.
Palm Springs, California: KPLM (42) Aired in pattern at 3 pm.
Panama City, Florida: WJHG (7) In pattern at 4pm until at least June 1981.
Pensacola, Florida: WEAR (3) Aired in pattern at 3 pm for the entire run.
Peoria, Illinois: WRAU (19) Aired in pattern at 3pm until at least February 1980, but was dropped before December 1983. WRAU is now branded as WHOI.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: WKBS (48) When WPVI, Philly’s ABC affiliate, declined to carry Edge it was picked up by independent station WKBS (now defunct). WKBS dropped Edge shortly before the station went dark in August 1983. It was carried for the remainder of its run in the Delaware Valley by another indie station.
Phoenix, Arizona: KTVK (3) Edge was airing at 11:30am in December 1980.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: WTAE (4) Carried Edge 12/15/1975 – 8/13/1982 at 10:30 am on a delay. On August 16, 1982, Edge moved to independent station WPTT-TV (22) in the same time-slot. It remained there until the end of its run. WPTT is now branded as WPMY-TV.
Poland Spring, Maine WMTW (8) Edge aired at 10:30 am on a delay from 7/5/82 through the end of series. WMTW picked up Edge after Bangor affiliate WVII dropped the show in April 1982.
Portland, Maine: WGAN (13) In pattern at 4 from 12/15/75 – 9/17/76.
Portland, Oregon KATU ((2) In pattern with ABC until it moved to 11a.m. on 1/15/1979. Still carried at 11 as late as September 1982.
Presque Isle, Maine: WAGM (8) In pattern at 4pm from 12/15/75 – 9/17/76.
Providence, Rhode Island: WPRI (12) Edge was not carried by WPRI in October 1979.
Quincy, Illinois WGEM (10) In pattern at 3pm until at least January 1977. WGEM was an NBC affiliate with secondary ABC affiliation.
Raleigh, North Carolina: WRAL (5) Aired at 10:30 am at least 1978 through series finale.
Richmond, Virginia: WXEX (8) Edge aired on WXEX from ABC premiere at 4pm until 1/26/79. It moved to 10:30 am on 1/29/79 and remained there until 7/20/79. The show was moved back to 4pm on 7/22/79. It ended its run on WXEX 9/5/80.
Rochester, New York: WORK (13) Edge was not carried by WORK in 1977 or 1979. It might not have ever aired on this affiliate.
Sacramento, California: KOVR (13) In pattern at 12 noon until 7/23/76. On 7/26/76, Edge moved to 3pm and stayed in pattern until it was dropped after the 8/15/80 broadcast.
Salisbury, Maryland: WBOC (16) In pattern at 4pm until at least 3/77.
Salt Lake City, Utah: KTVX ((2). Edge aired at 2:00pm on KTVX for the entire ABC run.
San Antonio, Texas: KSAT (12) Airing In pattern at 3PM until as late as 2/82.
San Diego, California: KCST (39) / KGTV (10) San Diego’s UHF-based ABC affiliate initially declined to carry Edge, but picked it up on 7/26/76 when ABC revamped the daytime schedule. KCST was notorious for dropping ABC programming or not carrying series in pattern. It had previously dropped One Life to Live and General Hospital from its schedule. They were reinstated due to audience demand, but time-shifted to the 9:30 –10:30am slot. KCST also pre-empted network programming at noon to carry a local newscast. On 7/1/77 ABC gave KGTV (10) its affiliation from KCST. KGTV carried Edge for some period but it was dropped no later than 5/83.
San Francisco, California: KGO (7) In pattern at 12 noon until 7/23/76. Beginning 7/26/76 continued in pattern at 3 pm for remainder on the ABC run.
Santa Barbara, California: KEYT (3) In pattern for entire ABC run.
Sarasota/Bradenton/Venice/North Port, Florida: WXLT (40) Airing at 11am in October 1976 on a delay. WXLT dropped Edge permanently in 1982. WXLT was later rebranded as WWSB.
Savannah, Georgia: WJCL (22) / WSAV (3) At 4 pm in pattern beginning July 5, 1976 through September 10, 1982 when WJCL swapped network affiliation with WSAV (NBC). WSAV carried Edge in pattern at 4 from September 13, 1982 until it was moved to 10:30am on a one day delay beginning July 18, 1983. Edge aired on WSAV for the last time on Friday, September 14, 1984, replaced the following Monday by reruns of The Love Boat.
Sayre, Oklahoma: KVIJ (8) In pattern at 3pm until at least 5/80.
Seattle, Washington: KOMO (4) In pattern at 3pm from beginning of ABC run. Later moved to 11:30a.m and finally 9:30 am where it aired until its conclusion in 1984.
Shreveport, Louisiana: KTBS (3) In pattern at 3pm until at least 5/77.
Sioux City, Iowa: KCAU (9) In pattern at 3 pm until at least 6/82.
Sioux Falls /Mitchell, South Dakota. KXON (5) Airing in pattern at 3pm until at least 6/82.
South Bend, Indiana WSJV (28) Cleared Edge in pattern at 4pm until at least June 1980.
Spokane, Washington: KREM (2) / KXLY (4) In pattern at 12 noon from premiere until August 6, 1976. On August 9, Edge moved to 3PM on KXLY when it took over ABC affiliation from KREM. KXLY kept Edge until October 12, 1979 when it was dropped to add Ryan’s Hope to the schedule.
Springfield, Massachusetts: WHYN (40) At 11am until May 6, 1977. WHYN is now branded as WGGB.
St. Joseph, Missouri: KQTV (2) In pattern at 3pm entire ABC run.
St. Louis, Missouri: KTVI (2) In pattern at 3pm until at least 1/77. Not carried by 8/79. KTVI carried Edge at 1:30am in October 1983 as part of a test of late night airings.
St. Petersburg/Tampa, Florida: WLCY (10) In pattern at 4pm until 1977 then dropped permanently. After Edge was dropped, WLCY was rebranded WTSP.
Superior, Nebraska: KSNB (4) In pattern at 3pm until at least 7/80.
Syracuse, New York: WIXT/WNYS (9) Airing at 10:30am as late as 2/80.
Tallahassee, Florida: WECA (27) In pattern at 4pm until at least July 1981.
Tampa, Florida: See St. Petersburg, FL entry for market information.
Terre Haute, Indiana: WIIL / WBAK (38). In pattern at 4pm from beginning to as late as 1/81.
Toledo, Ohio: WDHO (24) Aired at 9am until May 1, 1980 then dropped for 19 months. Returned at 10:00 am on January 3, 1983. Later moved to 10:30 where it remained through the final episode in December 1984.
Topeka, Kansas: KLDH (49) In pattern at 3pm entire ABC run.
Tucson, Arizona: KGUN (9) Airing at 2pm as late as 12/80.
Tulsa, Oklahoma: KTVL (8) In pattern at 3pm until at least 5/80.
Tupelo, Mississippi: WTWV (9) This was a primary NBC affiliate some secondary ABC programming. In early 1976, WTWV began clearing EDGE from ABC at 3pm in network pattern. Somerset, the 3pm NBC soap, was moved to 12 noon on an alternate same-day NBC feed. WTWV dropped Edge in early 1977 when Columbus, MS affiliate WCBI switched its network affiliation from CBS to ABC. WTWV is now branded as WTVA.
Tyler, Texas: KLTV (7) In pattern at 3pm entire ABC run.
Utica, New York: WUTR (20) In pattern at 4pm in 2/77.
Valdosta/Albany, Georgia: WVGA (44) In pattern at 4PM until at least July 1981.
Victoria, Texas: KXIX (19) In pattern at 3 as late as 2/82. KXIX is now branded as KVCT.
Waco, Texas: KWTX (10) In pattern at 3 pm until at least 2/82.
Washington, D.C.: WJLA / WMAL (7) This affiliate had among the most time slot changes of any clearing Edge. 10:30 am 12/2/75 –03/4/77 09:30 am 03/7/77 - 09/2/77 10:00 am 09/4/77 –03/2/79 09:30 am 03/5/79 – 04/4/80 10:00 am 04/07/80 –04/17/81 10:30 am 04/20/81 –12/30/83 11:00 am 01/02/84 –09/14/84
Weslaco, Texas. KRGV (5) In pattern at 3pm until at least 1/83.
West Palm Beach/South Florida: WPEC (12) In pattern at 4pm from December 1, 1975 until January 14,1977.
Wilmington, North Carolina: WWAY (3) At 4 in pattern until after 1978. Later moved to 10:30 am, where it stayed until WWAY dropped the show after the 8/19/83 broadcast.
Worcester, Massachusetts: WSMW (27) Not airing 8/80. Airing at 4pm on local independent station in 10/82.
Yakima, Washington: KAPP (35) In pattern at 12 noon/4pm, December 1, 1975 - September 16, 1983.
Youngstown, Pennsylvania: WYTV (33) Airing at 10:30am in 6/77.
CBS AFFILIATES NOT CLEARING (or ATYPICAL CLEARANCE) 1956-75: Even in the highly rated CBS years, Edge was not carried by all of the network's affiliates. The following is a non exhaustive list of affiliate stations that declined to carry The Edge of Night or carried it out of the network pattern.
Bellingham, WA: KVOS-TV (12) Did not carry Edge when it debuted in 1956.
Binghamton, NY: WNBF-TV (12) This affiliate had dual ABC/CBS affiliation and carried Edge at 9:30 am on a one day delay in the 1950s.
Boston, MA: WNAC-TV (7). Was not carrying Edge as late as 1960.
Cincinnati, OH: WKRC (12). Regardless of its network, Edge was always treated shabbily in Cincinnati. Ironic because the series' packager Procter & Gamble was headquartered there, and Edge's fictional local of Monticello was based on Cincy. Edge was not carried in Cincinnati as late as 1958, but by 1960 it was being shown at 10 a.m.
Greensboro, NC: WFMY-TV (2). Edge was shown at 9am on a one-day delay in 1957.
Hartford, CT: WTIC-TV (3). Edge not carried as early as 1966 and late as February 1973 in Hartford, but it was shown there for its final year and a half on CBS.
Honolulu, HI: KGMB-TV (9). In 1969, Edge was carried at 12 noon, sandwiched between Search for Tomorrow and As the World Turns.
Louisville, KY: WHAS-TV (11) Edge was carried on a one-day delay at 9:30 am in 1968.
Pittsburgh, PA: KDKA-TV (2) Edge was not carried in Pittsburgh as late as 1960.
Reno, NV: KOLO-TV (8) KOLO didn’t carry any CBS soaps in the 1950s despite being a primary CBS affiliate with secondary NBC/ABC affiliation.
Salinas/Monterey, CA: KSBW-TV (8) Was not carrying Edge in 1961.
St. Joseph, MO: KFEQ-TV (2) Did not carry Edge from the beginning but began clearing it beginning May 31, 1965.
Tacoma, WA: KTNT-TV (11) Carried Edge at 1:30pm in 1957, which was the live feed from New York.
Topeka, KS: WIBW-TV (13) Did not clear Edge from the beginning of its run but was clearing it by March 1964.
Wilmington, NC: WECT-TV (6) This was an unusual situation in that WECT was an NBC affiliate that carried Edge at 3:30pm sandwiched between sister P&G soaps Another World and Somerset in 1971.
Youngstown, OH: WKBN-TV (27) Did not carry Edge from 1956- 1961 (at least).