WTVQ-DT2

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WTVQ-DT2
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Lexington, Kentucky
Branding MyTVQ2 (general)
ABC 36 News (newscasts)
Channels Digital: WTVQ-DT 40.2 (UHF)
Virtual: 36.2 (PSIP)
Affiliations MyNetworkTV
Owner Morris Multimedia
First air date December 1, 2005
Call letters' meaning see WTVQ
Former affiliations Weather channel (2005-2009)
Transmitter power 635 kW (digital)
Height 286 m (digital)
Facility ID 51597 (digital)
Transmitter coordinates 38°2′2.8″N 84°23′37.6″W / 38.034111°N 84.393778°W / 38.034111; -84.393778 (digital)

WTVQ-DT2 is the MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station for Lexington, Kentucky. The station is second digital subchannel of ABC affiliate WTVQ-DT owned by Morris Multimedia. Over-the-air, the station broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 40.2 (Virtual channel 36.2) from a transmitter at WTVQ-DT2's parent station's studios on the outer loop of Man o' War Boulevard (a.k.a. KY 1425) in the Brighton section of Fayette County. WTVQ-DT2 can also be seen on Insight channel 138 and in high definition on channel 917. Syndicated programming on the station includes The Insider (TV series), Cash Cab, The Doctors, and Seinfeld.

History[edit]

The Lexington, Kentucky market’s original MyNetworkTV affiliate was the now-defunct WBLU-LP, which originally broadcast on analog channel 62. WBLU-LP carried MyNetworkTV programming from that network’s September 2006 inception until Halloween of 2008, which is about 30 days after the low-powered station spent some time off the air for over two months. After WBLU-LP’s loss of MyNetworkTV, viewers of the Lexington area who were fans of WWE Friday Night Smackdown lost the program because channel 62 dropped the network that it was carried on. WBLU-LP went permanently dark on March 4, 2009.

WTVQ-DT2 launched as a 24/7-weather channel on January 1, 2005. On January 1, 2009, WTVQ-DT2 relaunched with MyNetworkTV and became known as MyTVQ2, with the 24/7-weather channel moving to a newly created subchannel, but continued to simulcast overnight on WTVQ-DT2 until April 2009. The 24/7-weather channel on channel 36.3 ended in December 2011 when it was replaced by the classic television network Antenna TV.

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