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State College, Pennsylvania
United States
ChannelsDigital: 27 (UHF)
Virtual: 29 (PSIP)
BrandingMyTV WHVL
SloganThe Centre of It All
Affiliations29.1: MyNetworkTV/NewsNet
29.2: Buzzr
OwnerChannel Communications
FoundedFebruary 28, 1989
First air date
August 31, 2007 (13 years ago) (2007-08-31)
Former call signs
W29AR (1989–2002)
WHVL-LP (2002–2019)
Call sign meaning
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID168799
ERP15 kW
HAAT353.3 m (1,159 ft)
Transmitter coordinates40°55′10″N 77°58′27″W / 40.91944°N 77.97417°W / 40.91944; -77.97417
Public license information

WHVL-LD, virtual channel 29 (UHF digital channel 27), is a low-powered MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station licensed to State College, Pennsylvania, United States. The station is owned by Channel Communications. WHVL-LD's studios are located on East College Avenue near the Nittany Mall, and its transmitter is located atop Rattlesnake Mountain in Rush Township. The station is available on cable throughout the JohnstownAltoona–State College market.

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

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


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)
  • WHVL High School Game of the Week - covering local high school football
  • BlueWhite Tailgate - covering Penn State football with pre- and post-game coverage. Formerly Penn State Tailgate Show

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 Wendy Williams Show, The Real, Forensic Files, Pawn Stars, Dish Nation, TMZ on TV and NewsNet Nightside Edition. Weather forecasts are provided by an agreement with WeatherVision.


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