List of television stations in Virginia

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This is a list of broadcast television stations serving cities in the U.S. state of Virginia.

See also List of television stations in Washington, D.C.

Full-power stations[edit]

VC refers to the station's PSIP virtual channel. RF refers to the station's physical RF channel.

Area served City of license VC RF Callsign Network Notes
Charlottesville 19 32 WCAV CBS Ion on 19.4, Fox on 27.1
29 2 WVIR-TV NBC WeatherNation on 29.2, CW on 29.3, True Crime Network on 29.5
41 26 WHTJ PBS PBS Plus on 41.2, World on 41.3, PBS Kids on 41.4, Create on 41.5
Harrisonburg 3 20 WHSV-TV ABC NBC on 3.2 (WSVW-LD 30.1), Ion on 3.3, MyNet/MeTV on 3.4, CBS on 3.5 (WSVF-CD 43.2)
Harrisonburg Staunton 51 12 WVPT PBS PBS Plus on 51.2, Create on 51.3, PBS Kids on 51.4, World on 51.5
Norfolk/Virginia Beach Norfolk 3 16 WTKR CBS Court TV on 3.2, Charge! on 3.3
Portsmouth 10 19 WAVY-TV NBC Bounce on 10.2, Get TV on 10.3, CBN News on 10.4
Hampton 13 11 WVEC ABC True Crime Network on 13.2, MeTV on 13.3, Quest on 13.4
Hampton-Norfolk 15 31 WHRO-TV PBS World on 15.2, PBS Kids on 15.3, Create on 15.4
Virginia Beach 21 7 WTPC-TV TBN Hillsong Channel on 21.2, Smile on 21.3, Enlace on 21.4, Positiv on 21.5
Portsmouth 27 20 WGNT CW Antenna TV on 27.2, TBD on 27.3, Dabl on 27.4
Norfolk 33 33 WTVZ-TV MyNet Stadium on 33.2, Comet on 33.3, TBD on 33.4
Virginia Beach 43 21 WVBT Fox Cozi TV on 43.2, H&I on 43.3
Norfolk 49 32 WPXV-TV Ion Court TV on 49.2, Grit on 49.3, Court TV Mystery on 49.4, QVC on 49.5, HSN on 49.6
Richmond 6 23 WTVR-TV CBS Antenna TV on 6.2, Weather on 6.3, Court TV on 6.4
Richmond Petersburg 8 28 WRIC-TV ABC Ion on 8.2, GetTV on 8.3, Laff on 8.4
Richmond 12 10 WWBT NBC MeTV on 12.2, Circle on 12.3, Court TV Mystery on 12.4, True Crime Network on 12.5
23 22 WCVE-TV PBS Create on 23.2, World on 23.3, PBS Kids on 23.4
35 24 WRLH-TV Fox MyNet/TBD on 35.2, Comet on 35.3, Charge! on 35.4, Dabl on 35.5
57 29 WCVW PBS
Richmond Ashland 65 8 WUPV CW Bounce on 65.2, Grit on 65.3, Laff on 65.4
Roanoke 7 30 WDBJ CBS Circle on 7.2, H&I on 7.3, True Crime Network on 7.4
10 34 WSLS-TV NBC GetTV on 10.2, MeTV on 10.3, Start TV on 10.4, Movies! on 10.5
Roanoke Lynchburg 13 7 WSET-TV ABC Stadium on 13.2, Comet on 13.3, TBD on 13.4
Roanoke 15 3 WBRA-TV PBS PBS Encore/World on 15.2, PBS Kids on 15.3, Create on 15.4
Roanoke Lynchburg 21 21 WWCW CW Fox on 21.2 (WFXR 27.1), Laff on 21.3, Grit on 21.4
Danville 24 30 WZBJ MyNet Dabl on 24.4
Roanoke 27 36 WFXR Fox CW on 27.2, Bounce on 27.3, Court TV Mystery on 27.4
38 27 WPXR-TV Ion Court TV on 38.2, Laff on 38.3, Mystery on 38.4, QVC on 38.5, HSN on 38.6
Tri-Cities Bristol 5 5 WCYB-TV NBC CW on 5.2, Comet on 5.3
Grundy 68 14 WLFG LFTV Light TV on 68.2, Ion on 68.3, Buzzr on 68.4, True Crime Network on 68.5, Quest on 68.6, HSN on 68.7, QVC on 68.8, GEB Network on 68.9
~Washington, D.C. Arlington 14 15 WFDC-DT UNI GetTV on 14.2, Grit on 14.3, Bounce on 14.4
Fairfax 41 26 WNVC PBS satellite of WNVT. PBS Plus on 41.2, World on 41.3, PBS Kids on 41.4, Create on 41.5
Front Royal 51 12 WVPY PBS satellite of WVPT. PBS Plus on 51.2, Create on 51.3, PBS Kids on 51.4, World on 51.5
Goldvein 23 22 WNVT PBS Create on 23.2, World on 23.3, PBS Kids on 23.4
Manassas 66 35 WPXW-TV Ion Court TV Mystery on 66.2, Court TV on 66.3, Laff on 66.4, HSN on 66.5, QVC on 66.6

Defunct full-power stations[edit]

Including full-power construction permits that were awarded but returned or canceled before starting broadcasts.

Channel Callsign City of license Dates Affiliation Notes
16 WWOD-TV Lynchburg 1952 – July 10, 1953 (CP) construction permit forfeited[1]
20 WARL-TV Arlington 1956–1960 (CP) construction permit canceled[1]
24 WBTM-TV Danville January 6, 1954 – December 31, 1954 ABC [1]
27 WTOV-TV Norfolk October 22, 1953 – October 3, 1954
May 25, 1955 – October 30, 1959
ABC/DuMont merged with WVEC-TV[2]
27 WROV-TV Roanoke February 15, 1953 – July 13, 1953 Independent financial distress[2]
27 WRFT-TV
WRLU-TV
Roanoke March 4, 1966 – April 30, 1974
September 7, 1974–February 11, 1975
ABC competition from WLVA-TV[2][3]
29 WOTV Richmond 1953–1957 (CP) construction permit canceled[2]
29 WINA-TV Charlottesville July 13, 1965 – December 10, 1969 (CP) construction permit canceled
32 WSBN-TV Norton March 30, 1971 – March 27, 2017 PBS equipment failure
33 WACH-TV Newport News October 8, 1953 – March 26, 1954
May 27, 1954 – July 1, 1955
Independent [2]
40 WRJK-TV Bluefield February 13, 1981 – July 27, 1983 (CP) construction permit expired[4]
42 WMSY-TV Marion August 1, 1981 – March 27, 2017 PBS equipment failure
44 WHMS Danville June 22, 1984 – June 22, 1986 (CP) construction permit expired[5]
44 WPCT-TV Danville September 24, 1988 – March 25, 1993 (CP) construction permit expired[6]
49 WTVQ Norfolk 1967 [7]
50 WMEV-TV Marion 1953 – February 15, 1954 construction permit forfeited[7]
55 WTKC Newport News November 21, 1986 – January 9, 1989 (CP) construction permit expired[8]
60 WZZW Roanoke January 6, 1986 – May 10, 1988 (CP) construction permit expired[9]
63 WVRN-TV Richmond January 1, 1984 – September 9, 1988 Independent merged with WRLH
64 WCHV-TV Charlottesville January 29, 1953 – January 1954 (CP) construction permit expired
65 WYDD Blacksburg June 6, 1987 – March 11, 1991 (CP) construction permit forfeited[10][11]
69 WHFV Fredericksburg October 4, 1973 – May 29, 1975 NBC financial distress
69 WRBV Fredericksburg August 14, 1985 – March 5, 1988 (CP) construction permit expired[12]

LPTV stations[edit]

Area served City of license VC RF Callsign Network Notes
Charlottesville 16 16 WVAW-LD ABC AccuWeather on 16.2, MeTV on 27.2
Charlottesville Crozet 31 31 W31FG-D Silent
Harrisonburg 30 30 WSVW-LD NBC WeatherNation on 30.2, CW on 30.3, True Crime Network on 30.4, Circle on 30.5
43 36 WSVF-CD Fox CBS on 43.2
Mappsville 36 36 WPMC-CD Fox
(WVBT 43.1)
Norfolk Carrollton 7 12 WGBS-LD Silent
Portsmouth 14 26 W26EV-D HSN QVC on 14.2, HSN2 on 14.3, QVC2 on 14.4, QVC3 on 14.5, Dabl on 14.6
17 17 WKTD-CD NBC Bounce on 17.2, GetTV on 17.3, CBN News on 17.4
Yorktown 19 36 WYSJ-CD Silent
Norfolk 22 6 WMTO-LD Silent
Chesapeake 23 23 WITD-CD NBC Bounce on 23.2, GetTV on 23.3, CBN News on 23.4
25 25 WVAD-LD Daystar
38 27 WJGN-CD NRB TV
Newport News 39 34 WJHJ-LP Silent
Norfolk 44 15 W15DO-D Silent
45 14 WLNO-CD Fox Cozi TV on 45.2, H&I on 45.3
Onancock 3.11 25 W25AA-D CBS
(WTKR 3.1)
NBC on 10.11 (WAVY-TV 10.1), ABC on 13.11 (WVEC 13.1), PBS on 15.11 (WHRO-TV 15.1)
3.12 18 W18EG-D CBS
(WTKR 3.1)
NBC on 10.12 (WAVY-TV 10.1), ABC on 13.12 (WVEC 13.1), PBS on 15.12 (WHRO-TV 15.1)
Richmond 15 15 WUDW-LD Buzzr Infomercials on 15.2-3;5-6, Shop LC on 15.4
17 14 WXOB-LD Silent
28 25 WWBK-LD Infomercials Infomercials on 28.2-4
30 30 WFWG-LD Azteca América Cozi TV on 30.2, Infomercials on 30.3-4;6, Cheddar on 30.5
45 34 WZTD-LD Telemundo LX on 45.2
48 36 WRID-LD Daystar
Roanoke Danville 23 23 WMDV-LD Danville's Own
Lynchburg 24 19 WZBJ-CD MyNet Cozi TV on 24.2, Decades on 24.3
Roanoke 32 32 W32EW-D HSN QVC on 32.2, HSN2 on 32.3, QVC2 on 32.4, QVC3 on 32.5, Dabl on 32.6
Roanoke Martinsville 40 25 WYAT-LD This TV
~Washington D.C. Woodstock 10 24 WDCO-CD Jewelry TV
Damascus 23 29 WDWA-LD Daystar
Woodstock 48 20 WAZT-CD Jewelry TV

Translators[edit]

Area served City of license VC RF Callsign Translating Network Notes
Charlottesville 29 35 WVIR-CD WVIR-TV NBC WeatherNation on 29.2, CW on 29.3, True Crime Network on 29.4
Harrisonburg Broadway 3 15 WHSV-TV (DRT) WHSV-TV ABC NBC on 3.2 (WSVW-LD 30.1), Ion on 3.3, MyNet/MeTV on 3.4, CBS on 3.5 (WSVF-CD 43.2)
Luray 3 28 WHSV-TV (DRT) WHSV-TV ABC NBC on 3.2 (WSVW-LD 30.1), Ion on 3.3, MyNet/MeTV on 3.4, CBS on 3.5 (WSVF-CD 43.2)
Massanutten 3 34 WHSV-TV (DRT) WHSV-TV ABC NBC on 3.2 (WSVW-LD 30.1), Ion on 3.3, MyNet/MeTV on 3.4, CBS on 3.5 (WSVF-CD 43.2)
Staunton 30 22 W22EX-D WSVW-LD NBC WeatherNation on 30.2, CW on 30.3, True Crime Network on 30.4, Circle on 30.5
Winchester 3 24 WHSV-TV (DRT) WHSV-TV ABC NBC on 3.2 (WSVW-LD 30.1), Ion on 3.3, MyNet/MeTV on 3.4, CBS on 3.5 (WSVF-CD 43.2)
Roanoke 13 5 W05AA-D WSET-TV ABC Stadium on 13.2, Comet on 13.3, TBD on 13.4
Tri-Cities Abingdon 19 23 WAPW-CD WKPT-TV Cozi TV MeTV on 19.2 (WAPK-CD 36.1), Laff on 19.3, Court TV Mystery on 19.4, Start TV on 19.5, Movies! on 19.6, Court TV on 19.7
Bristol 5 35 WCYB-TV (DRT) WCYB-TV NBC CW on 5.2, Comet on 5.3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "History of UHF Television: 14-25". uhftelevision.com.
  2. ^ a b c d e "History of UHF Television: 26-44". uhftelevision.com.
  3. ^ "Poor Mountain, Roanoke, VA". www.fybush.com.
  4. ^ "DWRJK-TV Facility Data". FCCData.
  5. ^ "DWHMS Facility Data". FCCData.
  6. ^ "DWPCT Facility Data". FCCData.
  7. ^ a b "History of UHF Television: 45-83".
  8. ^ "DWTKC Facility Data". FCCData.
  9. ^ "DWZZW Facility Data". FCCData.
  10. ^ "DWYDD Facility Data". FCCData.
  11. ^ "For the record" (PDF). Broadcasting. April 8, 1991. p. 78.
  12. ^ "DWRBV Facility Data". FCCData.

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