Depending on where you live in Northeast Ohio, you may or may not be familiar with WAX Channel 35 and WAOH Channel 29 in Akron. The station is now affiliated with the Retro Television Network (RTV), but during its run as an independent station, it had aired a lot of local and syndicated programs that some may not be familiar with, but I actually remember most of.
In the early 1990s, when Channel 29's call letters were WAI, one thing they did broadcast was high school football from the Akron/Canton community. I personally don't remember high school football being on the station because I didn't know Channel 29 even existed until the mid-'90s (shows how little known it was/is). But here are some clips I found on YouTube from that era during one of those football games:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iy41e0rLUghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7ntYV78Mhghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwLJy5wK39A
The majority of WAOH's (current) "YouTube existence" comes from after the launch of WAX Channel 35, which broadcasts the same exact programs, and during the branding of "The CAT" (Cleveland Akron Television Network). But here's a small sample of the local programs and obscure syndicated programs they broadcast in the mid to late '90s:
The Son of Ghoul Show (as far as I know, this is actually still on the station)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIzRfVbiQHI
Main Floor (fashion newsmagazine)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJKUA7iOGLU
Roc (reruns of the Fox sitcom from the early '90s)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzHob_oh7D0
Coast Guard (one of the many reenactment-oriented shows of the '90s, e.g. Rescue 911, Top Cops, Real Stories of the Highway Patrol, etc.)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMeIeitKpt0
Crime Strike (America's Most Wanted type show)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8p3yDFq0c78
Babewatch (if this show didn't bring in any viewers to this ailing station, nothing would, LOL)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6XGfiZMGeM
Handy Randy's Auto Care (still on today and actually also had a short run on the now-defunct WOAC Channel 67 during their Shop at Home days)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFw1Yl4d__c
Victory Chapel (I think this religious program also ran on WAKC beforehand, but I could be wrong...also, this promo is from 2006, but I know it was on much earlier than that)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VidNr_5VDEM
WOIO CBS 19 News simulcasts (they also did the same with WUAB Channel 43's Ten O'Clock News, but they dropped these simulcasts shortly after the turn of the decade)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M32Pt-F3kM
Animal Rescue (now on Saturday mornings on Fox 8, this was one of several Alex Paen shows on The CAT)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F02eHIaAUGg
Other things I remember about WAX/WAOH are their simulcasts of Much Music video programming in the mid-'90s, other local call-in shows like Dining Out with Steve, simulcasts of the now-defunct All News Channel, and the station's affiliation with America One and the Urban American Television Network. Another show I remember seeing was U.S. Bounty Hunters, which later aired in reruns on the now-defunct Fox Reality Channel under the title America's Hardest Bounty Hunters.
Anyone remember anything else about WAX/WAOH that I don't? Probably a long shot since it's an obscure low-power station, but whatever.