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WHVL-LD Logo (As Of January 12, 2015).png
State College, Pennsylvania
United States
BrandingMyTV WHVL
SloganThe Centre of It All
ChannelsAnalog: 29 (UHF)
Digital: 27 (UHF)
Virtual: 29 (PSIP)
Subchannels29.1 MyNetworkTV
29.2 Buzzr
29.3 NewsNet
OwnerChannel Communications, LLC
First air dateAugust 31, 2007 (11 years ago) (2007-08-31)
Call letters' meaningW
Former callsignsW29AR (1989–2002)
Transmitter powerAnalog: 11.7 kW
Digital: 15 kW
HeightAnalog: 305 m (1,001 ft)
Digital: 353.3 m (1,159 ft)
Facility IDAnalog: 2278
Digital: 168799
Transmitter coordinatesAnalog:
40°55′10.2″N 77°58′27″W / 40.919500°N 77.97417°W / 40.919500; -77.97417
40°55′10″N 77°58′27″W / 40.91944°N 77.97417°W / 40.91944; -77.97417
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information/ WHVL-LD Profile

WHVL-LP is a low-powered MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station licensed to State College, Pennsylvania, United States. Owned by Channel Communications, it broadcasts an analog signal on UHF channel 29 and a high definition digital signal (as WHVL-LD) on UHF channel 27 (or virtual channel 29 via PSIP) from a transmitter atop Rattlesnake Mountain in Rush Township. The station is available on cable throughout the JohnstownAltoona–State College market.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

WHVL-LD's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
29.1 720p 16:9 WHVL-HD Main WHVL-LP programming / MyNetworkTV
29.2 480i 4:3 BUZZR Buzzr
29.3 NEWSNET NewsNet


Local programming[edit]

WHVL was launched on August 31, 2007, with live coverage of the Penn State "Football Eve" pep rally.

With its commitment to local issues and events, WHVL broadcasts many locally produced programs including:

  • The Centre of It All - (the name refers to Centre County, where the station is based)
  • For the Record - a public affairs show with local business leaders and politicians
  • WHVL High School Game of the Week - covering local high school football
  • WHVL Match of the Week - covering local high school wrestling
  • BlueWhite Tailgate - covering Penn State football with pre- and post-game coverage. Formerly Penn State Tailgate Show
  • The BlueLine: Inside Penn State Hockey

The station occasionally presents special programs covering topics of local interest. On October 16, 2008, WHVL broadcast a live debate featuring 5th Congressional District candidates. It broadcast the Penn State vs. Lock Haven wrestling match on February 23, 2008.

The station broadcasts local programming produced by others including Pit Pass with co-hosts Ron Fox and Jan Miller, a show covering auto racing in Pennsylvania.

Syndicated programming[edit]

Syndicated programming on the station includes The Steve Wilkos Show, The Wendy Williams Show and Access.


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