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Bowling Green, Kentucky
Branding WBKO Fox
Channels Analog: Insight channel 8
Digital: WBKO-DT 13.2 (VHF) & Insight digital channel 910
Affiliations Fox
Jewelry Television (overnight)
Owner Gray Television
(Gray Television Licensee, Inc.)
Founded September 5, 2006
Call letters’ meaning see WBKO
Transmitter Power 22 kW (digital)
Height 220.5 m (digital)
Facility ID 4692 (digital)
Transmitter Coordinates 37°3′49.4″N 86°26′6.7″W / 37.063722°N 86.435194°W / 37.063722; -86.435194 (digital)

WBKO-DT2 is the Fox-affiliated television station for South Central Kentucky. The station is a second digital subchannel of ABC affiliate WBKO that is owned by Gray Television. Over-the-air, it broadcasts a digital signal on VHF channel 13.2 from WBKO's transmitter north of the city near the intersection of KY 185 and KY 526. WBKO-DT2 is also offered on Insight channel 8 and in high definition on digital channel 910. Syndicated programming on the station includes: Everybody Loves Raymond, Two and a Half Men, and Frasier. Overnight, it airs Jewelry Television. WBKO-DT2's parent station has studios on Russellville Road (a.k.a. U.S. 68 and KY 80) in Bowling Green.

Before it launched, the market did not have a Fox affiliate of its own. However, WZTV in Nashville, Tennessee had an over-the-air signal that reached the area. With a large outdoor antenna, this station can continue to be reached today. As a result of the addition of WBKO-DT2 and CBS on WNKY-DT2, Bowling Green now offers every major network except MyNetworkTV. At some point in time, NBC affiliate WNKY has plans to add a new third digital subchannel to broadcast MyNetworkTV. If that network comes to the area, the city would be able to sustain its own complete television market without relying on other markets for programming.


WBKO-DT2 began broadcasting a weeknight 9 o'clock newscast, known as WBKO Fox News at 9, on October 21, 2007. Reporter Sarah Goebel briefly anchored the show until early-2008 when she was promoted to WBKO's weeknight 5, 6, and 10 o'clock broadcasts. Daniel Kemp anchored the show through early-June until moving to weekend anchor on the main channel. Julie Talley anchored for a short time in mid-2008 then reporter and internet producer Sam Provenzano anchored the show until its end. The show was canceled on November 28, 2008 due to financial issues. During the week at Noon, WBKO-DT2 continues to rebroadcast Midday Live which airs on the main channel at 11 in the morning.

Midday Live
(Weekdays 12 to 1 P.M., re-broadcasted from WBKO)

  • Anchors:
    • Laura Rogers
    • Darla Oglesby
  • Weather:
    • Chris Allen

Additional news personnel from WBKO are seen on this station. See that article for a complete listing.

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