Category:Television stations in Louisville, Kentucky
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The following 13 pages are in this category, out of 13 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 13 pages are in this category, out of 13 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Media in Louisville, Kentucky – This is a list of media publications and sources in Louisville, Kentucky. The local daily newspaper in Louisville is The Courier-Journal, a property of the Gannett chain, local weekly newspapers include Business First of Louisville, Louisville Defender, Louisville Eccentric Observer and The Voice-Tribune. Louisville Magazine, published monthly, highlights the culture and lifestyles. Other locally produced monthly magazines include Food & Dining Magazine, which covers regional food and drink, and Todays Woman, insider Louisville is a locally owned online news source covering business, government, neighborhoods, arts and culture in Metro Louisville. They deliver a free daily newsletter, Louisville is also well served by television. Louisvilles television stations include, The only cable service available in Louisville is from Time Warner Cable and they provide standard and premium cable TV service, high-speed Internet access and digital telephone service. Louisvilles radio broadcasting stations cater to a variety of musical. OCLC3346757 Kleber, John E. ed. Television, lexington, Kentucky, University Press of Kentucky
2. WAVE (TV) – WAVE, virtual channel 3, is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Louisville, Kentucky, United States. The station is owned by Raycom Media, WAVE maintains studio facilities located on South Floyd Street in downtown Louisville, and its transmitter in New Albany, Indiana. On cable, WAVE is available on Charter Spectrum channel 6, the station first signed on the air on November 24,1948, originally broadcasting on VHF channel 5. The stations transmitter originally broadcast at 24,100 watts, WAVE was the first television station to sign on in the state of Kentucky, and the 41st to debut in the United States. It was founded by the Norton family, who had signed on WAVE radio in 1932, WAVE-TV lost CBS programming when WHAS-TV signed on in March 1950, it later lost DuMont when the network folded in August 1956. Channel 3 continued to share ABC programming with WHAS-TV until WLKY signed on as an affiliate in September 1961. It has remained with NBC since then, and as such, on May 7,1949, WAVE-TV became the first television station in the United States to present a live telecast of the Kentucky Derby. The station shipped a canned newsreel to NBC to broadcast the event nationally, the telecast was the first use of Zoomar lenses in a television sports broadcast. In 1953, WAVE-TV moved to VHF channel 3, due to interference issues with fellow NBC affiliate WLWT in Cincinnati. WAVE-TV made history again in 1954 as it became the first station in Louisville to broadcast programming in color, in 1959, having long since outgrown its original studio facility on East Broadway, WAVE-TV moved into its current downtown facility at 725 South Floyd Street. In 1969, WAVE-TV became the first station in the market to employ a certified television meteorologist, eventually, the Norton holdings became known as Orion Broadcasting, which was headquartered in Louisville with WAVE-AM-TV serving as the companys flagship station. The station notably referred to its area as WAVE Country until 2000, echoing a popular jingle. In fact, that very jingle served as the campaign of the Al Ham-composed news music package Home Country. Orion merged with Liberty Corporation in 1981, WAVE-TV then became part of Libertys broadcast arm, Cosmos Broadcasting. As the radio station changed its call sign to WAVG. This ended in 2009 when Raycom Sports, coincidentally a subsidiary of WAVE-TVs current owner, the SEC syndication package by ESPN Plus ended up with WBNA throughout the 2009-2014 existence of the syndicated SEC Network. In May 2014, WAVE and WHAS-TV were granted rights to broadcast football and basketball games of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The stations digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 47, through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the stations virtual channel as its former VHF analog channel 3
3. WLKY – WLKY, virtual channel 32, is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Louisville, Kentucky, United States. The station is owned by the Hearst Television subsidiary of the Hearst Corporation, WLKY maintains studio facilities located on Mellwood Avenue on Louisvilles east side, and its transmitter is located in rural northeastern Floyd County, Indiana. On cable, WLKY is available on Charter Spectrum channel 5, the station first signed on the air on September 16,1961, originally operating as an ABC affiliate. Previously, ABC had been limited to off-hours clearances on NBC affiliate WAVE-TV, although Louisville had been large enough since the early 1950s to support three network affiliates, the market had a fairly long wait to gain full-time ABC network service. The Louisville market is a large market geographically, and also includes some rugged terrain. The nearest VHF allocations, channels 7 and 13, had been allocated to Evansville. These factors caused the first attempt at a full-time ABC affiliate in the area, WKLO-TV, UHF channel 21, with this in mind, prospective owners were skittish about setting up shop on one of the available UHF allocations in the area. Kentuckiana Television sold WLKY to Sonderling Broadcasting in 1967, the station moved to its current location on Mellwood Avenue in 1968. In 1973, Sonderling sold the station to Combined Communications, Combined eventually merged its television properties with the Gannett Company in 1979. Pulitzer kept WLKY but sold WPTA to the Granite Broadcasting Corporation in 1989, from 1977 to 1986, WLKY was branded on-air as 32 Alive. At the time it was implemented, Combined Communications used the Alive moniker on four of its stations – WLKY, WPTA, KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City and WXIA-TV in Atlanta. WXIA-TV still uses the Alive moniker under Gannett ownership, as did WPTA until 2016, on September 8,1990, WLKY swapped network affiliations with WHAS-TV, with channel 32 taking the CBS affiliation and WHAS becoming the markets ABC affiliate – much to that stations chagrin. This came after ABC became dissatisfied with the ratings at some of its affiliates. WLKY had long been one of ABCs weaker affiliates, while WHAS-TV had been the dominant station in Louisville for almost 20 years at the time, by this time, however, cable television had gained significant penetration in the Louisville area. Indeed, to day, cable and satellite are all. Combined with a low universal cable channel number, WLKYs former disadvantage of being a UHF station has almost been completely nullified, the switch to CBS provided a major windfall for WLKY that winter, as it became Louisvilles home for the NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament. In 2008, for instance, NCAA games attracted a 21.6 rating and a 36 share, pulitzer sold its entire broadcasting division, including WLKY, to what was then Hearst-Argyle Television in 1999. The substitution of WROC-TV in place of WLKY lasted until July 19,2012, DIRECTV and WLKY started negotiating carriage in December of 2016, however, they couldnt reach a deal before 2017
4. WDRB – WDRB, virtual channel 41, is a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Louisville, Kentucky, United States. WDRB and WMYO share studio facilities located on West Muhammad Ali Boulevard in downtown Louisville, WDRB maintains a transmitter located in rural northeastern Floyd County, on cable, WDRB is available on Charter Spectrum channel 9 and in high definition on digital channel 910. Several successor permittees failed to launch Channel 41 until Independence TV of Louisville succeeded, WDRB-TV first signed on the air on February 28,1971, becoming the first independent station in the Louisville market. The stations original studios were located on East Main Street in Louisville, by 1976, WDRB-TV carried a mix of cartoons, westerns, outdoor shows and classic movies. The stations original owners sold the station to the Minneapolis Star, by 1977, the station expanded its broadcast day to 11,00 a. m. with the addition of a four-hour block of religious programs. By 1979, WDRB-TV began signing on daily at 7,00 a. m, in 1981, WDRB relocated its operations from its original studios in Louisvilles Butchertown neighborhood to their current location on Muhammad Ali Boulevard. On April 5,1987, when the network expanded its programming nationally to primetime, WDRB-TV became an affiliate of the Fox network. During the 1990s, WDRB shifted away from running older movies and classic sitcoms, in favor of acquiring more talk and reality shows, around this time and this was followed by a second – even more elaborate – Thunder telecast in HD in April 2008. The station began phasing out the Fox 41 branding in favor of simply branding by the WDRB call letters in May 2011, the affected stations were restored on June 6,2012, as a result of a new carriage agreement between Block and TWC. WDRB-DT2 was added to Insight Communications systems in the area on digital channel 187 on April 20,2011, on March 1,2017, WDRB added a third digital subchannel carrying Ion Television on WDRB-DT3, after previous affiliate WBNA became an independent station. The stations digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 49, through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the stations virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 41. WDRB had previously carried on many cable systems in areas adjacent to the Louisville market, including Kentuckys capital city. Despite this, Frankfort and Lawrenceburg are still occasionally mentioned during on-air weather segments, however, blackouts of Fox programming by WBKO-DT2 were common, as was the blackouts of ABC programming from WHAS-TV were caused by WBKOs main channel. WDRB remains available to Mediacom customers in Hart and Metcalfe counties and it is also available on Charter Spectrum channel 70 in the Owensboro and Henderson areas, as well as on Crystal Broadband Networks in Lewisport. In addition to carrying the entire Fox programming schedule, syndicated programs broadcast by WDRB include Live with Kelly, Rachael Ray, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, The Dr. Oz Show, currently, all sports programming is provided by the network. WDRB also previously broadcast some University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball games at point during the 1990s. WDRB launched its news department on March 12,1990, with the debut of a half-hour 10,00 p. m. newscast originally titled The News at 10. The News at 10 was originally anchored by Lauretta Harris, Jim Mitchell, meteorologist Tammy Garrison, in 1995, the program was retitled as Fox News at 10, and later that decade, it expanded to one hour and added weekend editions on Saturday and Sunday evenings
5. WBNA – WBNA, virtual channel 21, is an independent commercial television station, licensed to Louisville, Kentucky, United States. The station is owned by local charismatic megachurch Evangel World Prayer Center, WBNA maintains offices located on Fern Valley Road in Okolona, and its transmitter located off Oakcrest Drive in Shepherdsville. On cable, WBNA is available on Charter Spectrum and Comcast Xfinity channel 21, wBNA-TVs sign-on marked the first signal on analog Channel 21 in Louisville since the demise of WKLO-TV in July,1953. The station first signed on the air on April 2,1986, WBNA originally offered mostly local and national religious programming. When WDRB joined Fox eleven months later in May 1987, WBNA became the independent in Louisville until WFTE signed on in March 1994. It gradually mixed in some programs as well, mostly consisting of older movies. The station became an affiliate of The WB when the network launched on January 11,1995. WBNA opted to pre-empt these programs and fill these timeslots with syndicated or religious programming and these shows were seen in the Louisville market via WGN-TVs national feed during this time period. The WB soon regretted aligning with a religious station. In 1998, Campbellsville-based WGRB, which had been serving as the WB affiliate for the portion of the Louisville market for just over a year. WBNA became an affiliate of the family-oriented network Pax TV—later i, WBNA was one of the few stations that carried programming from Ion Television as an affiliate of the network, instead of being an owned-and-operated station. It was the largest Ion Television station by market size that is not owned by network parent Ion Media Networks, in addition, the station is licensed to Louisville proper rather than an outer-ring suburb, as is the usual case with Ion stations. WBNA did not carry the full Ion schedule, and had not cleared additional broadcast hours that have added by the network since 2008. During the early evening hours, the station airs a rebroadcast of Lexington NBC affiliate WLEX-TVs 6,00 p. m. newscast. In February 2017, WBNA dropped their affiliation with Ion and became an independent station, Ion programming began airing on a digital subchannel of Block Communications-owned Fox affiliate WDRB on March 1. Syndicated programs broadcast on WBNA include Tyler Perrys House of Payne, Tyler Perrys Meet the Browns, Supreme Justice with Judge Karen Mills, in addition, WBNA broadcasts college basketball games involving the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. Those game broadcasts originate from the Bowling Green-based Hilltopper IMG Sports Networks television division, the stations digital signal is multiplexed, WBNA also carries programming from the Retro Television Network, GOD TV and GetTV on additional subchannels. Daystar programming was carried on WBNA during overnight and some daytime timeslots, in place of Ions paid programming
6. WHAS-TV – WHAS-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 11, is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Louisville, Kentucky, United States. The station is owned by Tegna, Inc, WHAS-TV maintains studio facilities located on West Chestnut Street in Downtown Louisville, and its transmitter is located in rural northeastern Floyd County, Indiana. On cable, WHAS-TV is available on Charter Spectrum channel 4, the station first signed on the air on March 27,1950. Originally broadcasting on VHF channel 9, it was the television station to sign on in the Louisville market. WHAS-TV was founded by the Bingham family, publishers of morning newspaper The Courier-Journal, afternoon newspaper The Louisville Times and operator of WHAS, Louisvilles oldest radio station. The station originally operated as a primary CBS affiliate, owing to its radio stations longtime affiliation with the CBS Radio Network. It moved to VHF channel 11 on February 7,1953, one of several channel shifts resulting from the Federal Communications Commissions 1952 Sixth Report, under the same decree, WAVE-TV relocated from channel 5 to channel 3. Barry Bingham, Sr. patriarch of the media empire, handed over control to his son Barry. But following nearly fifteen years of infighting, the senior Bingham decided to break up the familys media holdings in early 1986. The decision resulted in the sales of WHAS radio to Clear Channel Communications, the Courier-Journal and the Times to the Gannett Company, the Journal Company merged with the Belo Corporation in 1997. WHAS-TV lost ABC programming when WLKY signed on September 16,1961, nearly three decades later on September 8,1990, channel 11 ended its long relationship with CBS and rejoined ABC, this time as an exclusive affiliate of the network. Channel 11 has seen some struggles over the years during television seasons when ABC suffers from a weaker-rated schedule, while WLKYs ties to CBS have boosted that station through most of the 2000s. With ABCs current schedule, both stations usually exchange the top rankings in the Louisville markets news ratings, on June 13,2013, Belo announced that it would be acquired by the Gannett Company. Due to Gannetts ownership of The Courier-Journal, the company chose to spin off WHAS-TV to Sander Media, LLC, the sale was completed on December 23. The SSA marked a re-entry into Louisville television for Gannett, which owned WLKY from 1979 until it sold the station to Pulitzer, on June 29,2015, Gannett split into two publicly traded companies. The print interests retained the Gannett name, while the broadcasting and digital media interests became Tegna, the network had previously operated as an online-only service before becoming a multicast service. Wazoos parent company filed for bankruptcy on January 9,2012, a still screen noting the Wazoo termination remained on 11.3 until November 21, when it was replaced by a live image of the stations Doppler radar system. Like most ABC stations that were owned by Belo, WHAS-TVs main channel is transmitted in the 1080i high definition resolution format rather than ABCs default 720p format