|Terre Haute, Indiana|
|Branding||WTHI 10 (general)
News 10 (newscasts)
|Slogan||Leading the Way|
|Channels||Digital: 10 (VHF)|
|Owner||LIN Media, LLC
(Indiana Broadcasting, LLC)
|First air date||July 22, 1954|
|Call letters' meaning||Theatre Hulman, Inc.
(sometimes interpreted as Terre Haute, Indiana)
|Sister station(s)||WISH-TV, WNDY-TV,
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
|Former affiliations||All secondary:
|Transmitter power||27 kW (digital)|
|Height||293 m (digital)|
WTHI-TV is the CBS- and Fox-affiliated television station in Terre Haute, Indiana. Owned by the LIN Media, it operates on VHF digital channel 10. Its transmitter is located in Farmersburg, Indiana. Syndicated programming on WTHI includes: Ellen, Live with Kelly and Michael, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition and Everybody Loves Raymond.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|10.1||1080i||16:9||Main WTHI-TV programming / CBS|
|10.2||720p||WTHI-DT2 / Fox / MyNetworkTV|
WTHI-DT2 originally featured a live 24-hour feed of Storm Team 10 Fury Radar with audio provided by the NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards station for the Terre Haute area, WXK72. On October 25, 2010, the station replaced the radar/weather radio audio channel airing on its digital subchannel 10.2 with the music video network TheCoolTV as part of LIN's agreement to carry the network across many of their stations. However within days viewer feedback suggested the radar channel was appreciated, and on November 5, 2010, WTHI relaunched it on channel 10.3, while retaining theCoolTV on 10.2.
On August 25, 2011, it was announced that WTHI signed affiliation agreements with Fox and MyNetworkTV, which both began broadcasting on WTHI's second digital subchannel on September 1, 2011; the market's then-current affiliate WAWV-TV (formerly WFXW before the change in affiliation) reverted to an ABC affiliate on that date. WTHI-TV became the third LIN Media station to carry a major network affiliation on both the main channel and a digital subchannel (LIN-owned NBC affiliate WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Fox affiliate WNAC-TV in Providence, Rhode Island, owned by Super Towers, Inc. and operated by LIN, both carry MyNetworkTV on a second digital subchannel).
Branded as "MyFox 10", WTHI-DT2 carries Fox primetime programming from 8-10 p.m. ET/7-9 p.m. CT, while MyNetworkTV programming airs on a tape delay from 11 p.m.-1:00 a.m. ET/10 p.m.-12:00 a.m. CT; WTHI-DT2 is the Terre Haute market's first television outlet for the MyNetworkTV programming service, as prior to the channel affiliating with the programming service has been one of the few markets without a MyNetworkTV affiliate since it launched in September 2006. As a result of the new dual affiliations, WTHI no longer carries programming from TheCoolTV. On the same day that Fox and MyNetworkTV programming began airing on WTHI-DT2, the subchannel debuted a new 30-minute primetime weeknight-only newscast at 10 p.m. ET/9p.m. CT To preserve bandwidth for the MyFox10 channel on 10.2, the live feed of Storm Team 10 Fury Radar was removed for the second time on August 31, 2011.
WTHI-TV began operations on July 22, 1954. It served as the market's only television station until 1965, when WTWO went on the air; as a result, the station initially carried programming from all four networks, though its primary affiliation has always been with CBS. It lost DuMont when the network closed in 1956, lost NBC upon WTWO's launch, and lost ABC when WIIL-TV (now WAWV-TV) signed on in 1973. WTHI also carried some UPN programming during that network's existence.
The station was founded by local businessman and Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Tony Hulman, who also owned WTHI radio (1480 AM, now WPFR, and 99.9 FM). His family owned the station until 1998, when it was sold to Emmis Communications. Emmis, in turn, sold the station to LIN TV in August 2005. LIN also owns three other CBS affiliates in Indiana (including WISH-TV in Indianapolis).
WTHI-TV's former studio building in downtown Terre Haute, which was shared with former sister stations WTHI-FM and WWVR (which remain owned by Emmis Communications), was demolished in December 2012 to accommodate parking for a new office building to be constructed nearby. The building was constructed as a garment factory in 1906, but housed WTHI-TV and WTHI-FM from 1954 to 2012. The station relocated in October to a new location, which eventually turned out to be one block west of the former studio location, at 8th and Ohio Streets; this completely separated WTHI-TV from WTHI-FM, which had moved into the new office building that August.
Local news has been in existence since the station's inception. The newscast was known during the late 1970s and early 1980s as NewsCenter 10. The title was changed to Action 10 News in 1985, and modified to Action 10 News WTHI in 2001. On September 18, 2006, the branding was changed to News 10. A new logo and graphics package was also premiered.
Until September 12, 2011, WTHI-TV did not air local newscasts weeknights in the 5 p.m. timeslot, unlike most CBS affiliates in the Eastern Time Zone. On that date WTHI debuted a new half-hour 5 p.m. newscast; the newscast replaced the daytime talk show Dr. Phil, which moved to NBC affiliate WTWO, whose 5 p.m. newscast was moved to its sister station WAWV-TV, which switched its affiliation from Fox to ABC on September 1. The syndicated entertainment news magazine Inside Edition fills the remaining half-hour before the 6 p.m. newscast.
On October 20, 2012, WTHI was the first commercial station in the Wabash Valley to broadcast news in high definition, beginning with their 11pm newscast. This coincided with a move from their old studios and facilities from 918 to 800 Ohio Street, remaining in downtown Terre Haute.
- Video Views of the News (1954–late 1950s)
- News Picture (late 1950s)
- The Six O'Clock Report/The Eleven O'Clock Report (Ten O'Clock Report during summer hours; 1960s–1976)
- NewsCenter 10 (1976–1985)
- Action 10 News (1985–2001)
- Action 10 News WTHI (2001–2006)
- News 10 (2006–present)
- Bringing It Home To You (1979–1980; used during period station used Mayoham Music's "Bringing It Home To You")
- The News Station (1985–1987)
- Turn to 10 (1986–1987; used during period station used Frank Gari's "Turn to News")
- Leading the Way (1987–1996; 2006–present)
- The Wabash Valley's 24-Hour News Leader (1996–2001)
- The News Leader / Clear, Accurate, To The Point (2001–2006)
- Leading The Way (In The Wabash Valley) (2010–present)
- Mike Cleff - weeknight News 10 at 6 and News 10 Nightwatch ( 11 p.m.) anchor
- Patrece Dayton - weeknight News 10 at 6, News 10 at 10 on MyFOX10 (on WTHI-DT2) and News 10 Nightwatch (11 p.m.) anchor
- Susan Dinkel - weeknight News 10 First @ 5 p.m.; also news director
- Rondrell Moore- weekend News 10 at 6 and News 10 Nightwatch ( 11 p.m.) anchor and General Assignment Reporter
- Jaclyn Bevis - News 10 on MyFOX10 (on WTHI-DT2); also General Assignment Reporter
- Brittany Earl- News 10 This Morning, and News 10 at Mid-day anchor
Storm Team 10
- Kevin Orpurt (AMS Seal of Approval) - meteorologist; Weeknights at 5, 6, 10 (on MyFox 10), and 11
- Lindsey Monroe - meteorologist; Monday-Friday mornings and noon.
- Rick Semmler - sports director; weeknights at 6, 10 (on WTHI-DT2) and 11 p.m.
- Ross Rowling - sports anchor; weekends at 6, 10 (on WTHI-DT2) and 11 p.m.
- Matt Gregory - General Assignment Reporter
- Jon Swaner - General Assignment Reporter
- Jaclyn Bevis - General Assignment Reporter; also weekend News 10 at 10 on MyFOX10 (on WTHI-DT2) anchor
- Patsy Kelly- General Assignment Reporter
- Rondrell Moore-General Assignment Reporter and weekend News 10 at 6 and News 10 Nightwatch ( 11 p.m.) anchor
- Brent Frazier- General Assignment Reporter
Notable former staff
- Mike King - sports anchor (now voice of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network)
- Cheryl Lemke - meteorologist (formerly of The Weather Channel, now with WXIA-TV)
- Mary Jo Mitchell (later at CNN Headline News; now with WLEX-TV)
- Jerry Van Dyke - talk show host (later co-star of 1990s sitcom Coach; brother of Dick Van Dyke)
- David Goodnow - Headline News 
- Liam McHugh - NBC sports.
- Bill Weber - Sports commentator (formerly of TNT & NBC NASCAR)
- Mark Allen - anchor (retired)
- WTHI-TV puts The Cool TV on the air today, Jake's DTV Blog, October 25, 2010.
- The Northern Report: Live radar returns to WTHI on channel 10.3, Jake's DTV Blog, November 5, 2010.
- Radiothon exceeds goal with school fund-raiser, Evansville Courier & Press, November 11, 2010.
- WTHI Terre Haute Grabs Fox for Digital Channel, Broadcasting & Cable, August 25, 2011.
- My Fox Shows
- Fox Lines Up New Terre Haute Affiliate, TVNewsCheck, August 25, 2011.
- Newkirk, Jacob (Aug. 25, 2011). "WTHI-TV picks up Fox affiliation in Terre Haute: "MyFox10" to debut Sept. 1". Jake's DTV Blog. Retrieved Aug. 25, 2011.
- WTHI-TV to launch MyFox10
- Jerse, Dorothy (April 5, 2008). "LOOKING BACK: 1983-Terre Haute receives 13 mentions in new state promotional booklet". Tribune-Star. Retrieved March 21, 2011.
- Foulkes, Arthur (March 16, 2011). "New three-story office building planned for downtown Terre Haute". Tribune-Star. Retrieved March 21, 2011.
- Foulkes, Arthur (March 20, 2011). "Downtown progress leading to razing of historic WTHI-TV and radio building". Tribune-Star. Retrieved March 21, 2011.
- Foulkes, Arthur (March 20, 2011). "WTHI hopes to stay downtown, station official says". Tribune-Star. Retrieved March 21, 2011.
- WTHI-TV to debut News 10 First at 5pm
- WTHI news open ca 1979
- WTHI Action 10 News 11PM Open (2000)
- News Team
- Official website
- MyFox10 official website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for WTHI-TV
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on WTHI-TV