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WAHU-LD
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Branding WAHU Fox 27 (general)
WAHU Fox 27 News (newscasts)
My C'Ville TV (on DT2)
Slogan Where Charlottesville
News Comes First
Channel Digital: 40 (UHF) &
WCAV-DT 19.3 (UHF)
Subchannels 27.1 Fox
27.2 MyNetworkTV &
This TV
Owner Gray Television
(Gray Television Licensee, Inc.)
Founded 1998
Callsign meaning pronounced "wahoo" (unofficial nickname for UVA Cavaliers)
Sister station(s) WCAV
WVAW-LD
Former callsigns WADA-LP (1998-2005)
WAHU-CA (2005-2009)
Former channels Analog:
55 (UHF, 1998-2005)
27 (UHF, 2005-2009)
Former affiliations PAX (1998-2005)
Effective power 15 kW
155 kW (WCAV-DT3)
Height 417 m
324 m (WCAV-DT3)
Facility ID 167154
363 (WCAV-DT3)
Antenna coordinates 37°59′3″N 78°28′52″W / 37.98417°N 78.48111°W / 37.98417; -78.48111
Website newsplex.com

WAHU-LD is the Fox-affiliated television station for Charlottesville, Virginia. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 40 from a transmitter on Carters Mountain south of the city. The station is one third of a cluster of Gray Television-owned television stations based in Charlottesville. This includes low-powered ABC affiliate WVAW-LD and CBS affiliate WCAV. All three share studios, known as the "Charlottesville Newsplex", on 2nd Street Southeast in Downtown Charlottesville.

In addition, some behind-the-scenes duties are run alongside that of sister station WHSV-TV in Harrisonburg (which the "Newsplex" has a resource sharing alliance with). Syndicated programming on WAHU includes: The Office, Two and a Half Men, Friends, and Judge Joe Brown. It is offered on Comcast channel 9 and is known on-air as WAHU Fox 27. They operate the area's MyNetworkTV affiliate on a second digital subchannel. Known on-air as My C'Ville TV, it is also offered on Comcast channel 2. WAHU-DT2 airs programming from This TV. WAHU can also be seen on WCAV's third digital subchannel on UHF channel 19.3 from the same transmitter.

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Digital programming

Their signal is multiplexed.

Channel Video Aspect Programming
40.1 720p 16:9 main WAHU programming / Fox HD
40.2 480i 4:3 WAHU-DT2 "My C'Ville TV" (MyNetworkTV & This TV)

History

"Charlottesville Newsplex" logo.

The station began its life as PAX affiliate WADA-LP in 1998. It first aired an analog signal on UHF channel 55 and later moved to UHF channel 27. In late-March 2005, owner Tiger Eye Broadcasting sold the station to Gray Television who proceeded to change the call letters to WAHU-CA. The station became a Fox affiliate and was integrated with WCAV and WVAW. Prior to WAHU's affiliation switch, Fox was available on cable from WTTG in Washington, D.C. That station was considered the default affiliate for the market and is still seen on cable due to "significantly viewed" status from the FCC. Since 2006, the three stations have been the flagship of University of Virginia sports.

On December 28, WAHU launched its digital signal on UHF channel 40. It was and continues to be offered in high definition on Comcast digital channel 213. While providing an over-the-air standard definition Fox feed on its first digital subchannel, the station began airing a dedicated MyNetworkTV channel on a new second one. Following this addition, the station shifted several programs to the subchannel. Prior to the addition of WAHU-DT2, the network was added on September 5, 2006 as a secondary affiliation on the main channel. As part of the launch, Comcast swapped WAHU's first cable location spot with WTTG. This moved WAHU to channel 9 in what is widely considered a preferential location.

On March 14, 2008, WAHU-DT2 "My C'Ville TV" along with other television stations in Virginia aired the Virginia High School League championships basketball tournament for the first time. After performing a flash-cut, the station has been digitally-only since February 16, 2009. It also changed call letters to WAHU-LD. On February 18, it began broadcasting in high definition over-the-air. On March 13 and 14, "My C'ville TV" (as well as other stations in the state) aired the Virginia High School League basketball championships for a second time. On September 7, 2009, This TV started airing on WAHU-DT2.

Newscasts

Their nightly news open.

WAHU and its sister stations employ the largest television news team dedicated exclusively to the Charlottesville market. While NBC affiliate WVIR-TV dedicates a large portion of its staff to adjacent markets, WAHU focuses its coverage solely on the counties that comprise the Charlottesville viewing area. As the primary station in the "Charlottesville Newsplex" operation, WCAV airs the most local newscasts. WVAW simulcasts the second hour of Good Morning Charlottesville and only airs local news on its own weeknights at 7. Weeknights at 11, that station simulcasts WCAV's newscast. There are no weekend local newscasts on WVAW.

WAHU airs an hour long extension of Good Morning Charlottesville weekday mornings at 7 and a nightly 10 o'clock broadcast. All newscasts, except the extension of Good Morning Charlottesville on WAHU, are streamed live on the "Charlottesville Newsplex" website. Its 10 o'clock show features segments provided by Fox News.

Good Morning Charlottesville
(Weekday Mornings 7 to 8)

  • Anchors:
    • Bo Sykes
    • Cheryn Stone
  • Weather:
    • Travis Koshko

WAHU Fox 27 News at 10 (10 to 10:30 P.M.)
Weeknights

  • Anchor:
    • John Rodgers
  • Weather:
    • Stacy Berman
  • Sports:
    • Marc Davis

Weekends

  • Anchor:
    • Matt Holmes
  • Weather:
    • Myles Henderson
  • Sports:
    • Matt Parsons

WAHU features additional news personnel with WCAV. See that article for a complete listing.

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WAHU-CA is the Class A FOX-affiliated television station for Charlottesville, Virginia. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 40 from a transmitter on Carters Mountain south of the city. The station is one third of a cluster of Gray Television-owned television stations based in Charlottesville. This includes low-powered ABC affiliate WVAW-LP and CBS affiliate WCAV. All three stations broadcast out of shared studios known as the "Charlottesville Newsplex" on 2nd Street Southeast in downtown Charlottesville. In addition, some behind-the-scenes duties are run alongside sister station and ABC affiliate WHSV-TV in Harrisonburg (which the "Newsplex" has a resource sharing alliance with). Syndicated programming on WAHU includes: Friends, Two and a Half Men, Family Guy, and King of the Hill. It is offered on Comcast cable channel 9 and is known on-air as WAHU FOX 27. The station operates the area's MyNetworkTV affiliate on its second digital subchannel. Known on-air as My C'Ville TV, it is also offered on Comcast channel 2.

Contents

Digital television

The station's digital signal is multiplexed.

Channel Video Aspect Programming
27.1 720p 16:9 main WAHU programming / FOX HD
27.2 480i 4:3 WAHU-DT2 "My C'Ville TV" (MyNetworkTV)

History

The station began its life as WADA-LP, a PAX affiliate, in 1998. It was first on channel 55 and later moved to channel 27. In late-March 2005, owner Tiger Eye Broadcasting sold the station to Gray who proceeded to change the call letters to WAHU-CA. The station became a FOX affiliate and was integrated with WCAV and WVAW-LP. Prior to WAHU's affiliation switch, FOX was available on cable from WTTG in Washington, D.C. That station was considered the default affiliate for the market and is still seen on cable due to "significantly viewed" status from the FCC. Since 2006, the three stations have been the flagships of University of Virginia sports. On December 28, WAHU launched its digital signal on UHF channel 40. It is also offered, in high definition, on Comcast digital cable channel 213. While providing a standard definition FOX feed on its first digital subchannel, the station began airing a dedicated MyNetworkTV channel on a new second one.

Following the addition of this, the station shifted several programs to the MyNetworkTV subchannel. Prior to the addition of WAHU-DT2, the network was added on September 5, 2006 as a secondary affiliation on the main channel. As part of the launch, Comcast swapped WAHU's first cable location spot with WTTG. This moved WAHU to channel 9 in what is widely considered a preferential location. On March 14, 2008, "My C'Ville TV", along with other television stations in Virginia, broadcasted the Virginia High School League championships basketball tournament for the first time. After performing a flash-cut, the station has been digitally-only since February 16, 2009. On February 18, it began broadcasting in high definition over-the-air. On March 13 and 14, 2009, "My C'ville TV" (as well as other stations) aired the Virginia High School League basketball championships for the second time.

Newscasts

WAHU and its sister stations employ the largest television news team dedicated exclusively to the Charlottesville market. While NBC affiliate WVIR-TV dedicates a large portion of its staff to adjacent markets, WAHU focuses its coverage solely on the counties that comprise the Charlottesville viewing area. As the primary station in the "Charlottesville Newsplex" operation, WCAV airs the most local newscasts. WVAW simulcasts Good Morning Charlottesville and only airs local news on its own weeknights at 7. Weeknights at 11, that station simulcasts WCAV's newscast. Previously, it had aired its own local news at that time. There are no weekend local newscasts on WVAW. WAHU airs an hour long extension of Good Morning Charlottesville weekday mornings at 7 and a nightly 10 o'clock newscast. All newscasts, except the extension of Good Morning Charlottesville on WAHU, are streamed live on the "Charlottesville Newsplex" website. Its 10 o'clock broadcast features segments provided by FOX News.

Good Morning Charlottesville
(Weekday Mornings 7 to 8)

  • Anchor:
    • Bo Sykes
  • Weather:
    • Travis Koshko

WAHU FOX 27 News at 10 (10 to 10:30 P.M.)
Weeknights

  • Anchor:
    • John Rodgers
  • Weather:
    • Stacy Berman
  • Sports:
    • Marc Davis

Weekends

  • Anchor:
    • Cheryn Stone
  • Weather:
    • Myles Henderson
  • Sports:
    • Matt Parsons

WAHU shares additional news personnel with WCAV. See that article for a complete listing.

External links


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