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Parkersburg, West Virginia/
Marietta, Ohio
United States
Branding CBS 47
.2: My 5
Slogan The NewsCenter
Channels Digital: 47 (UHF/PSIP)
Subchannels (see article)
Affiliations CBS
Owner Gray Television
(Gray Television Licensee, LLC)
Call letters' meaning IYE ("eye") alludes
to CBS logo
Sister station(s) WTAP-TV, WOVA-LD, WSAZ-TV
Former callsigns W64CS (2002–2007)
WWVX-LP (2007–2012)
WIYE-LP (2012)
Former channel number(s) 64 (UHF analog)
Transmitter power 15 kW
Height 191 m
Class LD
Facility ID 130392
Transmitter coordinates 39°21′0.0″N 81°33′56.0″W / 39.350000°N 81.565556°W / 39.350000; -81.565556

WIYE-LD is the low-powered, CBS-affiliated television station for the Mid-Ohio Valley that is licensed to Parkersburg, West Virginia. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 47 from a transmitter in Independence Township, Ohio. The station can also be seen on Suddenlink channel 5 (SD) and channel 105 (HD). Owned by Gray Television, the station is sister to NBC affiliate WTAP-TV and low-powered Fox affiliate WOVA-LD. All three television outlets share studios on Market Street (official address is One Television Plaza) in downtown Parkersburg. It operates the market's MyNetworkTV affiliate on a second digital subchannel and Suddenlink digital channel 97. Although associated with WTAP's news department, there are currently no local newscasts produced exclusively for WIYE and/or any simulcasted from the NBC outlet.

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming [1]
47.1 1080i 16:9 CBS Main WIYE-LD programming / CBS
47.2 480i 4:3 My5 MyNetworkTV & MeTV


On April 10, 2012, then-owner Wood Investments LLC announced it was selling WWVX-LP (the station's former callsign) and WVEX-LP (the former callsign of WOVA) to Gray Television for $66,000.[2][3] Gray changed the callsign of WWVX-LP to WIYE-LP on June 19, 2012, and changed its city of license from Marietta to Parkersburg.[4][5] On July 17, 2012, Gray Television signed an affiliation agreement with CBS for WIYE and two other low-power stations acquired by Gray around the same time period as its acquisition of WIYE.[6] As a result, WIYE-LP/LD became the CBS affiliate for the Mid-Ohio Valley on September 3, 2012.[6]

The station, along with WOVA-LD (which took the Fox affiliation from WTAP's second digital subchannel), became the second and third full-time commercial over-the-air network affiliates in the area; WTAP has had the market more or less to itself since it signed on in 1953 (the only other stations in the area being PBS member station WOUB-TV and two low-power stations). Before channel 47 signed on, WOWK-TV in Huntington had served as the default CBS affiliate for the West Virginia side of the market while WBNS-TV in Columbus served the Ohio side and was carried on the Parkersburg DirecTV feed. On October 1, 2012, the station changed its call sign to WIYE-LD.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=station_search&callsign=WIYE-LD#station
  2. ^ Seyler, Dave (April 10, 2012). "Gray takes the low power road in Parkersburg-Marietta". Television Business Report. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ "It's a Gray day for LPTV in Marietta OH". Television Business Report. April 20, 2012. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Federal Communications Commission Broadcast Station Construction Permit Digital Low Power Television/Television Translator" (PDF). Federal Communications Commission. June 18, 2012. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Three Gray Stations Sign CBS Affiliations". TVNewsCheck/NewsCheckMedia, LLC. July 17, 2012. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 

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