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.