Ian 05 May 2008 (Article below...) This may be old news (in fact, for all I know, David posted about it a month ago), but I just found out about it the other day while watching "Smallville" and seeing a "The New FOX-5 starts August 1!" ad. I nearly fell out of my chair. According to Wiki, the old FOX station, XETV (FOX 6) hasn't announced what it plans to do, so it may switch to The CW. Or there's always the current MyTVNetwork station, XHDTV TV 13, as another possibility for a new CW affiliate. But if The CW doesn't move soon, they're going out of the San Diego market as of Fall 2008. (Meanwhile, I'm just hoping that I'll be moving out of here by then! Keep your fingers crossed! ;> ) -- KSWB to Drop CW Affiliation March 25, 2008 KSWB-TV, Tribune's CW affiliate in San Diego, said Tuesday the station will drop its CW affiliation for Fox on Aug 1. The company also announced that Ray Schonbak would be the station's new vp and general manager, replacing Bob Ramsey who managed KSWB since 2002. Schonbak was most recently president of television for Emmis Communications, which has divested most of its TV group. The move gives Fox a stronger in-market station in the No. 27 market to replace distribution via Mexican station XETV-TV, owned by Grupo Televisa. KSWB, along with 15 other Tribune stations, became a CW affiliate via a 10-year affiliation agreement announced in Jan. 2006, months before The CW's launch in Sept. 2006. Since then, Tribune went private under new management and The CW TV network's ratings have languished in fifth place. With the switch, Tribune's new management said it is sending the message that it intends to be aggressive. KSWB will immediately ramp up to air four hours of locally produced news daily, including a three- hour morning show. "This is a huge development for our television group and makes it clear that the new Tribune is aggressive and willing to move quickly to upgrade our position in a market, especially when we can improve our financial results almost immediately," said Ed Wilson, president of Tribune Broadcasting. "We're not sitting around waiting for the advertising environment to improve, hoping things will get better on their own - we're taking action." In total, Fox will have seven Fox affiliates, 13 CW affiliates, two MyNetworkTV affiliates and one ABC affiliate.