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|Wheeling, West Virginia/
|Branding||Fox Ohio Valley|
|Channels||Digital: WTRF-DT 7.2 (VHF)|
|Owner||West Virginia Media Holdings|
|Call letters' meaning||see WTRF|
|Transmitter power||25.4 kW (digital)|
|Height||293 m (digital)|
|Facility ID||6869 (digital)|
WTRF-DT2 is the primary Fox and secondary MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station for the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia and the Allegheny Plateau of Eastern Ohio. It is a second digital subchannel of CBS affiliate WTRF-TV which is owned by West Virginia Media Holdings. Over-the-air, the station broadcasts a digital signal on VHF channel 7.2 from a transmitter in Bridgeport, Ohio. Known on-air as Fox Ohio Valley, this can also be seen on Comcast channel 12. WTRF-DT2's parent station has studios on 16th Street in Downtown Wheeling. Syndicated programming on the channel includes: Everybody Loves Raymond, Two and a Half Men, Family Guy, and Maury. Programming from MyNetworkTV airs weeknights from 11 to 1 in the morning.
Launched in 2007, WTRF-DT2 is the second newest channel in the Wheeling/Steubenville area behind WTRF-DT3. Previously, WPGH-TV out of nearby Pittsburgh served the market as the de facto affiliate. However, it is still widely available over-the-air and on cable in the area. As a result of Fox and MyNetworkTV airing on WTRF-DT2 and the recent launch of ABC on WTRF's third digital subchannel, the tiny Wheeling/Steubenville market no longer lacks any major affiliate. WTRF-DT2 will lose the Fox affiliation to a subchannel of NBC affiliate WTOV-TV on September 1, 2014; in a statement, Fox said that it switched stations because WTOV has a stronger over-the-air signal than WTRF.
WTRF-DT2 is home to the area only nightly 10 o'clock broadcast. The second hour of the main channel's weekday morning show is repeated at 7 on that station. The weekend prime time broadcast originates from WOWK-TV's facilities on 5th Avenue in Downtown Huntington. However, there is a local sports report.
7 News at 6 A.M.
(Weekday Mornings 7 to 8)
- Stacy Rich
- Ashley Dougherty
Fox Ohio Valley News (10 to 10:30 p.m.)
- Jim Forbes
- Leigh Ann Towne
- Dr. Dave Walker
- Scott Nolte
- Kristen Sell
- Jared Hoffman
- Mike Anthony
WTRF-DT2 uses additional news personnel from WTRF. See that article for a complete listing.
- Eck, Kevin (July 11, 2014). "Sinclair Adds FOX Affiliation to Wheeling-Steubenville Station". TVSpy. Retrieved July 11, 2014.