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Parkersburg, West VirginiaMarietta, Ohio
United States
CityParkersburg, West Virginia
BrandingCBS 47
My 5 (on LD2)
SloganThe NewsCenter
ChannelsDigital: 47 (UHF)
(to move to 26 (UHF))
Virtual: 47 (PSIP)
Affiliations47.1: CBS
47.2: MyNetworkTV/MeTV
OwnerGray Television
(Gray Television Licensee, LLC)
First air date2002 (17 years ago) (2002)
Call letters' meaningIYE ("eye") alludes
to CBS logo
Sister station(s)WTAP-TV, WOVA-LD, WSAZ-TV
Former callsignsW64CS (2002–2007)
WWVX-LP (2007–2012)
WIYE-LP (2012)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
64 (UHF, 2002–2012)
Transmitter power15 kW
Height191.9 m (630 ft)
184.3 m (605 ft) (application)
Facility ID130392
Transmitter coordinates39°20′59.8″N 81°33′55.4″W / 39.349944°N 81.565389°W / 39.349944; -81.565389
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
www.thenewscenter.tv/station/mynetwork (LD2)

WIYE-LD is a low-powered, dual CBS/MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station licensed to Parkersburg, West Virginia, United States and serving the Mid-Ohio Valley. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on virtual and UHF channel 47 from a transmitter in Independence Township, Ohio. The station can also be seen on Suddenlink channel 5. Owned by Gray Television, WIYE is sister to NBC affiliate WTAP-TV (channel 15) and low-powered Fox affiliate WOVA-LD (channel 22). The three stations share studios on Market Street (official address is One Television Plaza) in downtown Parkersburg.

Although associated with WTAP's news department, there are currently no local newscasts produced exclusively for WIYE and/or any simulcast from the NBC outlet.


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.[1][2] Gray changed the callsign of WWVX-LP to WIYE-LP on June 19, 2012, and changed its city of license from Marietta to Parkersburg.[3][4]

On July 17, 2012, Gray Television signed an affiliation agreement with CBS for WIYE-LP and two other low-powered stations WECP-LD in Panama City, Florida, and WSVF-LD in Harrisonburg, Virginia.[5] As a result, WIYE-LP 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 sister stations WIYE and WOVA). 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.

WIYE-LD2 (MyNetworkTV & MeTV)[edit]

WIYE-LD2 is the dual MyNetworkTV/MeTV-affiliated second digital subchannel of WIYE-LD, broadcasting in standard definition on virtual and UHF channel 47.2. It can also be seen on Suddenlink and CAS Cable channel 5 (hence the on-air branding My 5).

Syndicated programming on WIYE-LD2 includes The Office, How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, and The Big Bang Theory among others. Overnight, it airs a live Doppler weather radar feed seen during weather forecasting segments on WTAP's newscasts. It also carries programming from MeTV.

On April 10, 2006, WTAP launched a third digital subchannel to serve as the area's first locally based UPN affiliate. This could be seen on UHF channel 47.3 (or virtual channel 15.3 via PSIP). To make the service possible, WTAP underwent a technical transformation. It carved out a new digital control rooms from space previously used for storage. The station also installed entirely digital production and master control rooms. After UPN merged with The WB to form The CW in September 2006, WTAP-DT3 transitioned from UPN to Fox's new sister network, MyNetworkTV. On September 3, 2012, the station moved to a new second subchannel of WIYE.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The stations' digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[7]
47.1 1080i 16:9 CBS Main WIYE-LD programming / CBS
47.2 480i 4:3 My5 MyNetworkTV & MeTV

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Seyler, Dave (April 10, 2012). "Gray takes the low power road in Parkersburg-Marietta". Television Business Report. Retrieved September 7, 2012.
  2. ^ "It's a Gray day for LPTV in Marietta OH". Television Business Report. April 20, 2012. Retrieved September 7, 2012.
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved September 7, 2012.
  4. ^ "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. ^ "New CBS Affiliate Coming To Mid-Ohio Valley". WTAP-TV/Gray Television, Inc. August 24, 2012. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
  7. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WIYE-LD

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