List of television stations in Virginia

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This is a list of broadcast television stations serving cities in the U.S. state of Virginia.

See also List of television stations in Washington, D.C.

Full-power stations

VC refers to the station's PSIP virtual channel. RF refers to the station's physical RF channel.

Area served City of license VC RF Callsign Network Notes
Charlottesville Charlottesville 19 19 WCAV CBS Fox via WAHU-CD on 19.3
Charlottesville Charlottesville 29 32 WVIR-TV NBC The CW on 29.3
Charlottesville Charlottesville 41 46 WHTJ PBS
Harrisonburg Harrisonburg 3 49 WHSV-TV ABC Fox via WSVF-CD on 3.3, MeTV and MyNetworkTV on 3.4
Harrisonburg Staunton 51 11 WVPT PBS
Norfolk/Virginia Beach Norfolk 3 40 WTKR CBS
Norfolk/Virginia Beach Portsmouth 10 31 WAVY-TV NBC ABC (1957-1959). Bounce TV on 10.2
Norfolk/Virginia Beach Hampton 13 13 WVEC ABC NBC (1953-1959) MeTV on 13.2
Norfolk/Virginia Beach Hampton-Norfolk 15 16 WHRO-TV PBS
Norfolk/Virginia Beach Virginia Beach 21 7 WTPC-TV TBN
Norfolk/Virginia Beach Portsmouth 27 50 WGNT CW
Norfolk/Virginia Beach Norfolk 33 33 WTVZ-TV MNT
Norfolk/Virginia Beach Virginia Beach 43 29 WVBT Fox
Norfolk/Virginia Beach Norfolk 49 46 WPXV-TV ION
Richmond Richmond 6 25 WTVR-TV CBS
Richmond Petersburg 8 22 WRIC-TV ABC
Richmond Richmond 12 12 WWBT NBC MeTV on 12.2
Richmond Richmond 23 42 WCVE-TV PBS
Richmond Richmond 35 26 WRLH-TV Fox MyNetworkTV and This TV on 35.2
Richmond Richmond 57 44 WCVW PBS
Richmond Ashland 65 47 WUPV CW Bounce TV on 65.2
Roanoke Roanoke 7 18 WDBJ CBS MyNetworkTV on 7.2 and cable channel 19
Roanoke Roanoke 10 30 WSLS-TV NBC Storm Team 10 on DT2, MeTV on DT3
Roanoke Lynchburg 13 13 WSET-TV ABC
Roanoke Roanoke 15 3 WBRA-TV PBS
Roanoke Lynchburg 21 20 WWCW CW satellite of WFXR ch. 27 Roanoke on DT2
Roanoke Danville 24 24 WZBJ MNT
Roanoke Roanoke 27 17 WFXR Fox
Roanoke Roanoke 38 36 WPXR-TV ION
Tri-Cities Bristol 5 5 WCYB-TV NBC The CW on 5.2
Tri-Cities Grundy 68 49 WLFG Ind.
~Washington, D.C. Arlington 14 15 WFDC-DT UNI
~Washington, D.C. Fairfax 30 24 WNVC ETV satellite of WNVT ch. 53 Goldvein
~Washington, D.C. Front Royal 42 21 WVPY PBS satellite of WVPT ch. 51 Staunton
~Washington, D.C. Goldvein 53 30 WNVT ETV
~Washington, D.C. Manassas 66 34 WPXW-TV ION

Defunct full-power stations

Including full-power construction permits that were awarded but returned or canceled before starting broadcasts.

Channel Callsign City of license Dates Affiliation Notes
16 WWOD-TV Lynchburg 1952–July 10, 1953 (CP) construction permit forfeited[1]
20 WARL-TV Arlington 1956–1960 (CP) construction permit canceled[1]
24 WBTM-TV Danville January 6, 1954–December 31, 1954 ABC [1]
27 WTOV-TV Norfolk October 22, 1953–October 3, 1954
May 25, 1955–October 30, 1959
ABC/DuMont merged with WVEC-TV[2]
27 WROV-TV Roanoke February 15, 1953–July 13, 1953 Independent financial distress[2]
27 WRFT-TV Roanoke March 4, 1966–April 30, 1974 ABC competition from WLVA-TV[2][3]
29 WOTV Richmond 1953–1957 (CP) construction permit canceled[2]
29 WINA-TV Charlottesville July 13, 1965–December 10, 1969 (CP) construction permit canceled
32 WSBN-TV Norton March 30, 1971–March 27, 2017 PBS equipment failure
33 WACH-TV Newport News October 8, 1953–March 26, 1954
May 27, 1954–July 1, 1955
Independent [2]
40 WRJK-TV Bluefield February 13, 1981–July 27, 1983 (CP) construction permit expired[4]
42 WMSY-TV Marion August 1, 1981–March 27, 2017 PBS equipment failure
44 WHMS Danville June 22, 1984–June 22, 1986 (CP) construction permit expired[5]
44 WPCT-TV Danville September 24, 1988–March 25, 1993 (CP) construction permit expired[6]
49 WTVQ Norfolk 1967 [7]
50 WMEV-TV Marion 1953–February 15, 1954 construction permit forfeited[7]
55 WTKC Newport News November 21, 1986–January 9, 1989 (CP) construction permit expired[8]
60 WZZW Roanoke January 6, 1986–May 10, 1988 (CP) construction permit expired[9]
63 WVRN-TV Richmond January 1, 1984–September 9, 1988 Independent merged with WRLH
64 WCHV-TV Charlottesville January 29, 1953–January 1954 (CP) construction permit expired
65 WYDD Blacksburg June 6, 1987–March 11, 1991 (CP) construction permit forfeited[10][11]
69 WHFV Fredericksburg October 4, 1973–May 29, 1975 NBC financial distress
69 WRBV Fredericksburg August 14, 1985–March 5, 1988 (CP) construction permit expired[12]

LPTV stations

Translators

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "History of UHF Television: 14-25". uhftelevision.com.
  2. ^ a b c d e "History of UHF Television: 26-44". uhftelevision.com.
  3. ^ "Poor Mountain, Roanoke, VA". www.fybush.com.
  4. ^ "DWRJK-TV Facility Data". FCCData.
  5. ^ "DWHMS Facility Data". FCCData.
  6. ^ "DWPCT Facility Data". FCCData.
  7. ^ a b "History of UHF Television: 45-83".
  8. ^ "DWTKC Facility Data". FCCData.
  9. ^ "DWZZW Facility Data". FCCData.
  10. ^ "DWYDD Facility Data". FCCData.
  11. ^ "For the record" (PDF). Broadcasting. April 8, 1991. p. 78.
  12. ^ "DWRBV Facility Data". FCCData.

Bibliography

  • "United States TV Stations: Virginia", Yearbook of Radio and Television, New York: Radio Television Daily, 1964, OCLC 7469377 – via Internet Archive Free to read

External links

  • "State: Virginia". TV Query Broadcast Station Search. Washington DC: Federal Communications Commission.
  • "Virginia: News and Media: Television". DMOZ. AOL. (Directory ceased in 2017)
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters
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