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WVXF
WVXF This TV.gif
Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
Branding This TV Caribbean
Channels Digital: 17 (UHF)
Subchannels 17.1 This TV
Translators W26DK-D 26.3 San Juan, Puerto Rico
W36DB-D 36.3 Ponce, Puerto Rico
W51DJ-D 51.3 Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Owner LKK Group
(Storefront Television)
First air date 2001
Former affiliations CBS
Transmitter Power 4.2 kW
Height 454 m
Facility ID 3113
Transmitter Coordinates 18°21′19″N 64°56′49″W / 18.35528°N 64.94694°W / 18.35528; -64.94694

WVXF is a This TV-affiliated, full service television station in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands transmitting over digital channel 17. The station is owned by LKK Group and is branded as This TV Caribbean. The station had been affiliated with CBS until 2009-07-01.

Cable subscribers in the U.S. Virgin Islands can watch WVXF on channel 9. WVXF was also available in Puerto Rico on DirecTV, Choice Cable TV, OneLink Cable, Liberty Cablevision, and as part of the Puerto Rico locals package on Dish Network, but was substituted by WSEE-TV, a CBS affiliate out of Erie, Pennsylvania, shortly before WVXF switched affiliations.

History

Prior to WVXF's sign-on as a CBS affiliate in 2001, CBS programming was seen on Charlotte Amalie's WBNB-TV, channel 10. However, that station left the air for good following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, when its transmitter was destroyed and the cash-strapped Benedek Broadcasting (owner of several small- and mid-market network affiliates on the mainland) could not afford to rebuild. Between 1989 and 2001, CBS service was available via satellite from New York (WCBS-TV), Raleigh (WRAL-TV), and/or Erie (WSEE-TV).

On July 1, 2009, shortly after the Digital television transition, WVXF switched affiliations, from CBS to This TV, and now receives their feed from KTLA in Los Angeles. Since July 13, CBS programming is available on TV2.

WVXF does not air a newscast.

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