WIBW-DT2

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WIBW-DT2
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Topeka, Kansas
Branding My Network Topeka
13 News (newscasts)
Channels Digital: WIBW-DT 13.2 (VHF)
Affiliations MyNetworkTV
Me-TV (secondary)
Owner Gray Television
(Gray Television Licensee, LLC)
Founded September 5, 2006
Call letters' meaning see WIBW
Former affiliations Secondary:
Colours TV (2006–2009)
This TV (2009–2012)
Transmitter power 27 kW (digital)
Height 413 m (digital)
Facility ID 63160 (digital)
Transmitter coordinates 39°0′21.8″N 96°2′58.3″W / 39.006056°N 96.049528°W / 39.006056; -96.049528 (digital)

WIBW-DT2 is the MyNetworkTV and Me-TV-affiliated television station for Topeka, Kansas. The station is a second digital subchannel of CBS affiliate WIBW-TV that is owned by Gray Television. Over-the-air, it broadcasts a digital signal on VHF channel 13.2 from a transmitter in Maple Hill. Known on-air as My Network Topeka, this can also be seen on Cox channel 11 in Topeka and Cox Cable 12 elsewhere in Northeast Kansas. WIBW-DT2's parent station has studios at Southwest Commerce Place next to the I-70 / I-470 / US 40 / US 75 / K-4 interchange.

Syndicated programming on the station includes Scrubs, Cold Case, Two and a Half Men and The New Adventures of Old Christine. WIBW-DT2 began on September 5, 2006 when the main channel began broadcasting MyNetworkTV on this second digital subchannel. It had a secondary affiliation with Colours TV but was eventually dropped, in favor of a secondary affiliation with This TV. This TV was dropped on September 10, 2012 in favor of Me-TV (both networks were owned by Weigel Broadcasting at the time).[1] Me-TV airs on WIBW-DT2 during the late morning, afternoon and overnight hours as well as much of the weekend schedule outside of late afternoon and evening timeslots.

Newscasts[edit]

This subchannel simulcasts the main channel's weekday morning newscast from 5:00-7:00 a.m., followed by a separate extension of the newscast from 7:00-9:00 a.m. These newscasts preempt classic television series and children's programming broadcast by its secondary Me-TV affiliation during the time period. There is also a nightly prime time newscast at 9:00 p.m., along with simulcasts of the main channel's Saturday evening 6:00 p.m., Sunday evening 5:30 p.m. and weekend 10:00 p.m. newscasts (mainly due to preemptions because of CBS Sports commitments on the main channel). The newscasts on this station compete with Fox affiliate KTMJ-CD, which has their broadcasts produced by NBC affiliate KSNT.

News team[edit]

Anchors[2]

  • Chris Fisher - weekday mornings from 5:00-9:00 a.m.
  • Sarah Plake - weekday mornings from 5:00-9:00 a.m.; also weekday reporter
  • Ralph Hipp - weeknights at 9:00 p.m.
  • Justin Surrency - weekends; also weekday reporter
  • Amanda Lanum - host of Moms Everyday; fill-in

WIBW 13 Weather Team[2]

WIBW 13 Sports[2]

  • Jenna Corrado - sports anchor; weekends
  • Chris Lilly - anchor/reporter (News/sports)

Reporters[2]

  • Ariana Cohen - general assignment reporter
  • Monty Thompson - Manhattan Bureau Reporter

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