WTRF-DT2

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WTRF-DT2
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Wheeling, West Virginia/
Steubenville, Ohio
Branding My TV Ohio Valley
Channels Digital: WTRF-DT 7.2 (VHF)
Affiliations MyNetworkTV (2014-present)
Owner West Virginia Media Holdings
Founded 2007
Call letters' meaning see WTRF
Former affiliations Fox (2007-2014)
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 MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station for the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia and the Allegheny Plateau of Eastern Ohio, branded as My TV Ohio Valley. 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. On cable, WTRF-DT2 is carried on Comcast channel 12. WTRF-DT2's parent station has studios on 16th Street in Downtown Wheeling. Syndicated programming on the subchannel includes Everybody Loves Raymond, Two and a Half Men, Family Guy, and Maury.

History[edit]

Former logo, as a Fox affiliate

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]

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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