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Local News, Weather, Traffic & Sports from WTVR Richmond

WTVR 6 LogoWTVR 6 is an American television broadcaster for Richmond, Virginia. The channel is sometimes also referred as CBS 6, because of its affiliation with News Group. As a regional TV-station for the city of Richmond, it is popular for traffic news, weather updates, local political and business news, health and sports events. WTVR Live covers breaking and headlines news across state of the Virginia.

WTVR operates from its studios and transmitter located on West Broad Street on Richmond’s West End. The station shares the transmitter with its ex-sibling radio WTVR-FM and another radio WCVE-FM. The tower of station stands at 1,049 ft above the sea level and considered as the landmark of Richmond and can be seen from several miles.

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Web TV Shows Schedule

CBS 6 This Morning 4:30 AM
Virginia This Morning 9:00 AM
CBS 6 News at Noon 12:00 PM
CBS 6 News at 4 p.m. 4:00 PM
CBS 6 News at 5 p.m. 5:00 PM
CBS 6 News at 6 p.m. 6:00 PM
CBS 6 News at 7 p.m. 7:00 PM
CBS 6 News at 11 p.m. 11:00 PM

Channel Overview

WTVR News aired its first broadcast on 22nd April 1948 after receiving approval from the Federal Communications Commission. At that time, the channel was the first TV station to get license south of the Mason/Dixon line, and 16th TV operator in the entire United States. The iconic tall tower of Channel 6 Richmond became operational in 1953.

NBC became the first affiliation partner of the broadcaster on 1st June 1948. As it was the only in the region until 1955, it used to carry programming from NBC, ABC, CBS, and DuMont, all four major networks. NBC ended affiliation agreement in 1955, CBS in 1956, ABC left Channel 6 Richmond in 1960, DuMont in 1956, as new stations started their operations and took these affiliations.

CBS 6 News Studio
CBS 6 WTVR News Studio | Source:

“Working For You” is the tagline that WTVR uses to introduce the station commercially. CBS 6 is a DT-classed broadcaster and broadcast by using 410 kW of transmitter power. You can share your captured story, pictures, and videos through CBS 6’s platform by sending them to the broadcaster. Channel 6 News Richmond also covers admirable stories and puts them in dedicated “Heroes Among Us” section of the broadcaster. Wherever you live in the world, WTVR TV is the best source to get news updates related to Virginia.

WTVR TV also organizes various contests for its beloved fans and distributes put prizes among winners. You can signup for the newsletter of Channel 6 News Richmond by your email. CBS 6 keeps you always in touch with the updates through its smartphone apps, available for Android and iOS platforms, and social media hubs.

Evening News CBS 6
Evening News CBS 6 | Source: Twiiter

Transmission Mediums

The audience of Richmond can tune on virtual channel 6 and UHF digital channel 23 to watch WTVR 6 live stream 24/7. The station also airs digital 1080i transmission and also 480i transmission via Antenna TV and CBS 6 Xtra. If you cannot access any of these mediums, then you can enjoy the live streaming of the channel through web streaming via the internet.

WTVR 6 is the affiliated with

  • CBS
  • Antenna TV
  • CBS6 Xtra


The primary focus of CBS 6 Richmond is to highlight the local news and stories related to Virginia. Other hot topics of WTVR 6 News include breaking news, talk shows, sports coverage, health, technology, and global trending stories. The team of expert meteorologists provides the latest weather updates to its audience. WTVR 6 News has a dedicated weather app by the name “CBS 6 Weather,” which you can download to not only remain 24/7 in touch with the weather updates but also get alert notifications in case of any alarming weather condition. Here is the WTVR Weather Authority Team

The Weather Authority CBS 6
The Weather Authority CBS 6 | Credits:

Meet CBS 6 WTVR News Team

The wining team of Channel 6 Richmond consist of well known news casters, political analyst’s, anchors and meteorologists.

News Casters & Anchors:

WTVR Weather Authority:

Sports News Team:

Channel History

Nikki Dee Ray WTVR
Stunning Nikki Dee Ray, Weather Anchor

In 1966, the WTVR News was sold from Havens to Roy H. Park Communications. In 1993, the company was acquired by Lexington, Kentucky Group of investors. The ownership rights were transferred to Media General as a result of its merger with “Park.” However, the company had also owned a newspaper, which was against the rules of FCC, so Media General swapped the channel with “Raycom Media.”

Raycom Media swapped the broadcaster with “Local TV LLC” against WBRC and giving $83 million along with WTVR. In late 2018, the station was the property of Tribute Media Group. “Nexstar Media Group” acquired Tribune Media in a deal of $6.4 billion, so ultimately WTVR was transferred to Nexstar Media. The current owner purchased the station from “Nexstar Media Group” on 19th September 2019 and operating it until the current date.

Shows of WTVR TV

CBS 6 This Morning CBS Overnight News The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 6 News FBI: Most Wanted
FBI Access Hollywood NCIS
The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Talk The Bold and the Beautiful
The young and the Restless The Price is Right Let’s Make a Deal
Virginia This Morning Game On! SEAL Team
Young Sheldon The Unicorn Mom
Broke S.W.A.T MacGyver
Magnum, P.I. Blue Bloods Made in Hollywood
Whacked-Out-Sports Just for Laughs Gags Elemantary
Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford HouseSmarts with Lou Manfredini Battle of the Brains
Lucky Dog The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Mission Unstoppable
Pet Vet Dream Team Hope in the Wild CBS Sports Spectacular World of Outlaws
Course Record with Michael Breed CBS Weekend News The Carbonaro Effect
In Depth Crimetime Saturday Good to Know
Wiupeout Stellar Sunday St. Paul’s Church
New Deliverance CBS News Sunday Face the Nation
Scripps Howard Awards PGA Golf


Tel: 804-254-3600
Tower Location: West Broad Street on Richmond’s West End
Brand Name: WTVR-TV

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