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State College, Pennsylvania
Slogan The Centre of It All
Channels Analog: 29 (UHF)
Digital: 27 (UHF)
Affiliations My Network TV, A1
Owner Channel Communications, LLC
Founded 1991
Call letters’ meaning W
Former callsigns W29AR (1989-2002)
Transmitter Power Analog: 11.7kW Digital: 15 kW
Height 314m HAAT
Class LP
Facility ID 2278

WHVL-LP serves as the MyNetworkTV affiliate for the Johnstown/Altoona/State College DMA, and is the first commercial television station to broadcast out of State College. The station is owned by Channel Communications, and broadcasts on UHF channel 29 and DTV (digital) signal on channel 27. Their call letters stand for “Happy VaLley,” a nickname for State College.

WHVL is available on cable in State College, Bellefonte, and Philipsburg, as well as other select systems in Centre County.


Digital television

The station's signal is multiplexed. On 29.2 WHVL carries the AmericaOne network's programming.

Virtual channel Physical channel Programming
29.1 27.1 main WHVL programming / MyNetworkTV
29.2 27.2 WHVL-A1 / AmericaOne programming

Local Programming

WHVL launched on August 31, 2007 with live coverage of the Penn State “Football Eve” pep rally. It has aired several local productions, including the Penn State Tailgate Show which aired pre- and post-game analysis for each Penn State football game during the fall of 2007 and featured hosts Jed Donahue, Kenny Jackson, Blair Thomas and Joanie Plake outside Beaver Stadium. It also aired the Penn State University vs. Lock Haven University wrestling match on February 23, 2008. On October 16th, 2008 WHVL broadcasted a live debate featuring all of the candidates of the 5th Congressional District running in the 2008 election. The station now features a monthly news magazine show "The Centre Of It All" hosted by Jed Donahue. Over the ten week 2009 regular high school football season WHVL covered local games each Friday evening with the "Varsity Football Game of the Week".

Current Programming

WHVL airs MyNetworkTV programming Monday through Saturday from 8-10pm. Throughout the day, it airs many first-run and off-network syndicated shows, including:

WHVL welcomes The Centre Sportsman to its lineup. It is a locally produced outdoor lifestyle show, shot on location in Central PA. Continuing with its commitment to local issues, WHVL continues to air the Centre Of It All public affairs show. WHVL will broadcast World Champion Phillies baseball for the 2009 season. During the 2009 high school football season WHVL covered a new local matchup each week with the "High School Game of the Week".

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