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WSAZ-DT2
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Huntington / Charleston, West Virginia
Branding My Z TV
Channels Analog:
Comcast channel 17
Suddenlink channel 3
Digital: WSAZ-DT 23.2 (UHF)
Affiliations MyNetworkTV
This TV (overnights and mornings)
Owner Gray Television
(Gray Television Licensee, Inc.)
Founded September 5, 2006
Call letters’ meaning see WSAZ
Former affiliations The Sportsman Channel
Transmitter Power 1,000 kW (digital)
Height 390.2 m (digital)
Facility ID 36912 (digital)
Transmitter Coordinates 38°30′36″N 82°13′10″W / 38.51°N 82.21944°W / 38.51; -82.21944 (digital)
Website wsaz.com/mynetwork

WSAZ-DT2 is the MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station for Huntington and Charleston, West Virginia, the second-largest television market (in terms of area) east of the Mississippi River. The coverage area includes 61 counties in central West Virginia, eastern Kentucky, and southeastern Ohio. It is a second digital subchannel of NBC affiliate WSAZ-TV which is owned by Gray Television. Over-the-air, the station broadcasts a digital signal on UHF channel 23.2 from WSAZ's transmitter in Ona, though through PISP it shows up as 3.2. It can also be seen on cable including Comcast channel 17 (in Huntington) and Suddenlink channel 3 (in Charleston). WSAZ-DT2's parent station has studios on Fifth Avenue in downtown Huntington and Kanawha Boulevard West in downtown Charleston. Syndicated programming on the station includes: TMZ on TV, Oprah, Andy Griffith, and COPS. Overnights and mornings, it airs programming from This TV.

History

On January 24, 2006, UPN and The WB announced that they would cease broadcasting and merge. The new combined network would be called The CW. The letters would represent the first initial of its corporate parents, CBS (the parent company of UPN) and the Warner Bros. unit of Time Warner. On February 22, News Corporation announced that they would start up another new network called MyNetworkTV. This new network, which would be sister to Fox, would be operated by Fox Television Stations and its syndication division, Twentieth Television. MyNetworkTV was created to give UPN and WB stations, not mentioned as becoming CW affiliates, another option besides becoming independent and compete against The CW. On March 9, UPN affiliate WHCP (now WQCW) agreed to become part of The CW. MyNetworkTV launched on September 5 and WSAZ created a new second digital subchannel to be the area's affiliate. WQCW officially joined The CW when it launched on September 18.

Newscasts

The station's nightly news open.

On weekday mornings at 7, the station aired an hour-long newscast. This newscast was cancelled after anchor Chris Olsen resigned from WSAZ in December 2009. There is a nightly 10 o'clock news show that runs for a half-hour. This production competes with local newscasts that air on Fox affiliate WVAH-TV.


WSAZ NewsChannel 3 Midday
(Weekdays 12:30 to 1 P.M.)

      • Rerun***
  • Anchor:
    • Rob Johnson
  • Weather:
    • Marina Jurica

My Z TV Ten O'Clock News (10 to 10:30 P.M.)
Weeknights

  • Anchor:
    • Jessica Ralston
  • Weather:
    • Chris Bailey
  • Sports:
    • Keith Morehouse

Weekends

  • Anchor:
    • Amanda Barren - Saturdays
    • Susan Nicholas - Sundays
  • Weather:
    • Josh Fitzpatrick
  • Sports:
    • John Mulvaney - Saturdays
    • Paul Gessler - Sundays

WSAZ-DT2 features additional news personnel from WSAZ. See that article for a complete listing.

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