WTRF-DT2

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WTRF-DT2
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Wheeling, West Virginia/
Steubenville, Ohio
Branding Fox Ohio Valley
Channels Digital: WTRF-DT 7.2 (VHF)
Affiliations Fox (primary)
MyNetworkTV (secondary)
Owner West Virginia Media Holdings
Founded 2007
Call letters' meaning see WTRF
Transmitter power 25.4 kW (digital)
Height 293 m (digital)
Facility ID 6869 (digital)
Transmitter coordinates 40°3′41.1″N 80°45′8.5″W / 40.061417°N 80.752361°W / 40.061417; -80.752361 (digital)
Website myfoxov.com

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.[1]

Newscasts[edit]

Its nightly news open.

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)

  • Anchor:
    • Stacy Rich
  • Weather:
    • Ashley Dougherty

Fox Ohio Valley News (10 to 10:30 p.m.)
Weeknights

  • Anchors:
    • Jim Forbes
    • Leigh Ann Towne
  • Weather:
    • Dr. Dave Walker
  • Sports:
    • Scott Nolte

Weekends

  • Anchor:
    • Kristen Sell
  • Weather:
    • Jared Hoffman
  • Sports:
    • Mike Anthony

WTRF-DT2 uses additional news personnel from WTRF. See that article for a complete listing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eck, Kevin (July 11, 2014). "Sinclair Adds FOX Affiliation to Wheeling-Steubenville Station". TVSpy. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 

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