WIYE-LD

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WIYE-LD
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Parkersburg, West Virginia/
Marietta, Ohio
Branding CBS 47
My 5 (on DT2)
Slogan The NewsCenter
Channels Digital: 47 (UHF)
Virtual: 47 (PSIP)
Subchannels 47.1 CBS
47.2 MyNetworkTV & Doppler weather radar
Network CBS
Owner Gray Television
(Gray Television Licensee, LLC)
Call letters' meaning IYE ("eye") alludes
to CBS logo
Sister station(s) WTAP-TV, WOVA-LD, WSAZ-TV
Former callsigns W64CS (2002-2007)
WWVX-LP (2007-2012)
WIYE-LP (2012)
Former channel number(s) 64 (UHF analog)
Transmitter power 15 kW
Height 191 m
Class LD
Facility ID 130392
Transmitter coordinates 39°21′0.0″N 81°33′56.0″W / 39.350000°N 81.565556°W / 39.350000; -81.565556

WIYE-LD is the low-powered, CBS-affiliated television station for the Mid-Ohio Valley that is licensed to Parkersburg, West Virginia. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 47 from a transmitter in Independence Township, Ohio. The station can also be seen on Suddenlink channel 5 (SD) and channel 105 (HD). Owned by Gray Television, the station is sister to NBC affiliate WTAP-TV and low-powered Fox affiliate WOVA-LD. All three television outlets share studios on Market Street (official address is One Television Plaza) in downtown Parkersburg. Syndicated programming on this station includes Frasier, Access Hollywood, Extra, and Family Feud among others. It operates the market's MyNetworkTV affiliate on a second digital subchannel and Suddenlink digital channel 97. Although associated with WTAP's news department, there are currently no local newscasts produced exclusively for WIYE and/or any simulcasted from the NBC outlet.

History[edit]

On April 10, 2012, then-owner Wood Investments LLC announced it was selling WWVX-LP (the station's former callsign) and WVEX-LP (the former callsign of WOVA) to Gray Television for $66,000.[1][2] Gray changed the callsign of WWVX-LP to WIYE-LP on June 19, 2012, and changed its city of license to Marietta to Parkersburg.[3][3] On July 17, 2012, Gray Television signed an affiliation agreement with CBS for WIYE and two other low-power stations acquired by Gray around the same time period as its acquisition of WIYE.[4] As a result, WIYE-LP/LD became the CBS affiliate for the Mid-Ohio Valley on September 3, 2012.[4]

The station, along with WOVA-LD (which took the Fox affiliation from WTAP's second digital subchannel), became the second and third full-time commercial over-the-air network affiliates in the area; WTAP has had the market more or less to itself since it signed on in 1953 (the only other stations in the area being PBS member station WOUB-TV and two low-power stations). Before channel 47 signed on, WOWK-TV in Huntington had served as the default CBS affiliate for the West Virginia side of the market while WBNS-TV in Columbus served the Ohio side and was carried on the Parkersburg DirecTV feed. On October 1, 2012, the station changed its call sign to WIYE-LD.

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
47.1 1080i 16:9 Main WIYE-LD programming / CBS
47.2 480i 4:3 MyNetworkTV / Doppler weather radar

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seyler, Dave (April 10, 2012). "Gray takes the low power road in Parkersburg-Marietta". Television Business Report. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ "It’s a Gray day for LPTV in Marietta OH". Television Business Report. April 20, 2012. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Three Gray Stations Sign CBS Affiliations". TVNewsCheck/NewsCheckMedia, LLC. July 17, 2012. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 

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