call_letters = WTRF-DT3
Wheeling, West Virginia/ Steubenville, Ohio
station_branding = ABC Ohio Valley| station_slogan = Live and Local
From Your Town
analog = | digital = WTRF-DT 32.3 (PSIP 7.3) (
UHF) Comcast205| affiliations = ABC
West Virginia Media Holdings
callsign_meaning = see
effective_radiated_power = 730.9 kW (digital)
HAAT = 293 m (digital)
facility_id = 6869 (digital)
coordinates = coord|40|3|41.1|N|80|45|8.5|W|type:landmark_scale:2000 (digital)
homepage = [http://www.wtrfabcov.com/ wtrfabcov.com]
WTRF-DT3 is the ABC-affiliated
television stationfor Wheeling, West Virginiaand Steubenville, Ohio. The station is known on-air as "ABC Ohio Valley", and broadcasts on a digital subchannelof CBSaffiliate WTRF-TVwhich is owned by West Virginia Media Holdings.
In addition to offering a digital signal on
UHFchannel 32.3 ( virtual channel7.3) from WTRF's transmitter in Boydsville, Ohio, WTRF-DT3 is also offered on Comcastcable channel 205. WTRF-DT3's parent station has studios on 16th Street in downtown Wheeling.
WTRF-DT3 airs live simulcasts of WTRF newscasts, with separate on-screen branding to denote "ABC Ohio Valley".
As a result of Fox and MyNetwork TV airing on
WTRF-DT2and the recent launch of WTRF-DT3 in Augustof 2008, the tiny Wheeling / Steubenville market no longer lacks any major network affiliate. Local viewers had to rely mostly on WTAE-TVfrom Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaniaas well as WSYX-TVfrom Columbus, Ohioin the extreme western portion of the market for ABC programming. WYTV-TVfrom Youngstown, Ohioalso airs in parts of the market on cable. For now, both WTAE and WYTV retain their analog cable carriage on local Comcastsystems, with "ABC Ohio Valley" airing only on digital cable.
Previously, ABC programming aired in the market as a secondary affiliation to both WTRF and NBC affiliate
WTOV-TV, a practice that was largely phased out in the 1980s.
Interestingly, this very page is copied verbatim on West Virginia Media Holding's profile page of WTRF-DT3. [http://www.wvmh.com/history.cfm?sect=ABCOV]
* [http://www.wtrfabcov.com/ WTRF-DT3 "ABC Ohio Valley"]
* [http://www.wtrf.com/ WTRF-TV/DT "7 News"]
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